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Hands #27-30: Brett Shaffer Nears 5,000,000

Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Brett Shaffer
Hand #27  -  Jared Jaffee raises from the button to 85,000, Brett Shaffer reraises from the big blind to 265,000, and Jaffee calls. The flop comes Aspade8spade5diamond, Shaffer bets 350,000, and Jaffee calls. The turn is the Jdiamond, Shaffer checks, Jaffee bets 360,000, and Shaffer calls.

The river card is the 10club, and both players check. Shaffer shows AheartQheart to win the pot with a pair of aces, and Jaffee mucks.

Brett Shaffer  -  4,850,000  (121 bb)
Jared Jaffee  -  1,960,000  (49 bb)

Hand #28  -  Mohsin Charania raises from the button to 85,000, winning the blinds and antes.

Hand #29  -  Jared Jaffee raises from the hijack to 85,000, winning the blinds and antes.

Hand #30  -  Everyone folds to Ryan Fee, giving him a walk in the big blind.

Sorted In: Brett Shaffer, Season XIII, Bellagio, Five Diamond World Poker Classic
10:37 PM, 12/19/14

Hands #23-26: Ryan Fee Keeps Stacking

Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Hand #23 - Jared Jaffee raises to 90,000 from middle position and Keven Stammen defends his big blind. The flop comes Jclub7club6spade and Stammen checks. Jaffee bets 120,000, Stammen folds, and Jaffee takes the pot.

Hand #24 - Ryan Fee raises to 85,000 from the button, winning the blinds and antes.

Hand #25 - Ryan Fee raises to 85,000 from the cutoff, winning the blinds and antes.

Hand #26 - Ryan Fee raises to 85,000 from the hijack and Mohsin Charania calls from the big blind. 

The flop comes Kclub10diamond4club and Charania checks. Fee bets 125,000 and Charania calls.

The turn is the 7spade. Charania checks, Fee bets 275,000, and Charania calls.

The river brings the 6spade and Charania checks a third time. Fee announces he is all-in. Charania asks for a count and learns Fee has 765,000 left. He deliberates for a little while before eventually folding.

Ryan Fee - 1,725,000 (43 bb)
Mohsin Charania - 3,055,000 (76 bb)

Sorted In: Season XIII, Bellagio, Five Diamond World Poker Classic
10:36 PM, 12/19/14

Hands #21-22: Ryan Fee on the Rise

Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Hand #21 - Mohsin Charania raises from the cutoff, winning the blinds and antes.

Hand #22 - Garrett Greer raises to 80,000 from early position and Ryan Fee defends his big blind. The flop comes 5spade5heart4diamond and both players check. The turn is the 2club and both players check again.

The river is the 7heart and Fee fires 250,000.

"That's definitely not a check," Greer says with a smile. Greer folds and Fee takes the pot.

Ryan Fee - 1,050,000 (26 bb)
Garrett Greer - 3,300,000 (84 bb)

Sorted In: Season XIII, Bellagio, Five Diamond World Poker Classic
10:29 PM, 12/19/14

Hands 17-20: Shaffer Gets Clocked

Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Hand #17 - Mohsin Charania raises from under the gun, winning the blinds and antes.

Hand #18 - Ryan Julius raises to 80,000 from middle position, Jared Jaffee calls out of the mall blind, and Mohsin Charania defends his big blind.

The three players check the Kspade7heart7diamond flop, then check again when the turn brings the Kclub. The river is the 6club and action checks to Julius, who bets 100,000. Jaffee calls and Charania folds.

Julius tables JdiamondJheart for two pair, kings and jacks, which is good enough to take the pot.

Ryan Julius - 1,750,000 (44 bb)
Jared Jaffee - 2,900,000 (73 bb)

Hand #19
- Garrett Greer raises to 80,000 from the button, winning the blinds and antes.

Hand #20
- Ryan Fee raises to 85,000 and action folds to Brett Shaffer in the small blind. After thinking for around a minute and a half, Fee calls the clock on his opponent.

The floorperson comes over and asks the dealer if Shaffer has had enough time to act on his hand. Before the dealer can say much, Shaffer interjects, saying. "No, not really."

Fee responds, telling his opponent, "No, you're right buddy. This is a tough decision. Take your time."

Shaffer eventually folds, and Fee takes the blinds and antes.

Sorted In: Season XIII, Bellagio, Five Diamond World Poker Classic
10:23 PM, 12/19/14

Hand #16: Garrett Greer Crosses 3 Million

Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Hand #16  -  Brett Shaffer raises to 80,000 from middle position, Ryan Fee calls on the button and Garrett Greer calls in the big blind.

The flop falls Jclub5club2diamond and Greer checks to Shaffer who bets 100,000. Both Fee and Greer call to see the 3diamond turn which they each check.

The 4diamond river completes the board. Greer and Shaffer check to Fee who bets 475,000. Greer calls and Shaffer folds.

Fee tables 6diamond6spade for a six-high straight, but Greer shows Jdiamond7diamond for jack-high flush to win the pot.

Garrett Greer - 3,400,000 (85 bb)
Ryan Fee - 990,000 (24 bb)

Sorted In: Garrett Greer, Ryan Fee, Season XIII, Bellagio, Five Diamond World Poker Classic
10:10 PM, 12/19/14

Hands #13-15: Final Eight Players

Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Hand #13  -  Ryan Fee raises to 85,000 from under the gun and gets no action.

Hand #14  -  Jared Jaffee raises to 85,000 from middle position and Ryan Fee calls from the big blind.

The flop falls AspadeQheart7diamond and Fee check-folds to a bet of 90,000 from Jaffee.

Hand #15  -  Mohsin Charania raises to 85,000 from middle position and Tobias Reinkemeier calls from the cutoff.

The flop comes down Kclub10diamond6spade and Charania continues for 115,000. Reinkemeier folds.

Sorted In: Season XIII, Bellagio, Five Diamond World Poker Classic
10:05 PM, 12/19/14

Hand #12: Will Failla Out in 9th Place ($85,263)

Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Will Failla

Hand #12 -  Will Failla tries to raise to 65,000 from early position before he is corrected that the minimum raise is 80,000. Failla puts out 80,000, which is called by Garrett Greer in the hijack and Tobias Reinkemeier in the big blind.

The flop comes Jdiamond9spade3heart and action checks to Greer, who bets 125,000. Reinkemeier gets out of the way, while Failla check-raises all-in for around 675,000 total. Greer calls.

Greer turns over 9heart9club for a set of nines, which has Failla's AheartJheart for top pair in bad shape.

The turn brings the 5club and, with the Qheart on the river, one of our four remaining Champions Club members in the field is eliminated.

Garrett Greer - 2,460,000 (62 bb)
Will Failla - Eliminated in ninth place for $85,263

Sorted In: Garrett Greer, Will Failla, Season XIII, Bellagio, Five Diamond World Poker Classic
09:54 PM, 12/19/14

Hands #8-11: Final Nine Players

Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Hand #8  -  Keven Stammen raises from the small blind to 120,000, winning the blinds and antes.

Hand #9  -  Will Failla moves all in from the hijack for 665,000, winning the blinds and antes.

Hand #10  -  Garrett Greer min-raises from the button to 80,000, Jared Jaffee calls from the small blind, and Mohsin Charania calls from the big blind. The flop comes AheartQclub8heart, and action checks to Greer, who bets 125,000. Jaffee folds, and Charania calls.

The turn card is the 7diamond, and both players check. The river card is the Adiamond, Charania bets 185,000, and Greer calls. Charania shows Aspade2spade for trip aces, but Greer turns over AclubKclub to win the pot with trip aces and a king kicker.

Garrett Greer  -  1,620,000  (40 bb)
Mohsin Charania  -  3,070,000  (76 bb)

Hand #11  -  Tobias Reinkemeier raises under the gun to 85,000, winning the blinds and antes.

Sorted In: Garrett Greer, Mohsin Charania, Season XIII, Bellagio, Five Diamond World Poker Classic
09:42 PM, 12/19/14

Official Chip Counts: Final Nine Players

Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Seat 1.  Tobias Reinkemeier  -  1,145,000  (28 bb)
Seat 2.  Ryan Julius  -  1,105,000  (27 bb)
Seat 3.
Seat 4.  Will Failla  -  675,000  (16 bb)
Seat 5.  Ryan Fee  -  1,600,000  (40 bb)
Seat 6.  Keven Stammen  -  940,000  (23 bb)
Seat 7.  Garrett Greer  -  1,205,000  (30 bb)
Seat 8.  Jared Jaffee  -  3,115,000  (77 bb)
Seat 9.  Mohsin Charania  -  3,470,000  (86 bb)
Seat 10.  Brett Shaffer  -  4,340,000  (108 bb)

Sorted In: Season XIII, Bellagio, Five Diamond World Poker Classic
09:31 PM, 12/19/14

Level 26 Begins (9 Players Left)

Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

The players return from break to begin Level 26 with increased blinds of 20,000-40,000 and a 5,000 ante.

With nine players remaining, the average chip stack is about 1,950,000 (48 big blinds). Here is the remaining prizepool they're playing for:

1st:  $1,477,890*
2nd:  $869,683
3rd:  $562,736
4th:  $383,684
5th:  $272,842
6th:  $218,842
7th:  $167,684
8th:  $119,368
9th:  $86,263

* First prize amount includes a $15,400 seat into the season-ending WPT World Championship.

Action will continue today for as long as it takes to reach the final six players for tomorrow afternoon's televised WPT Final Table. (Action will likely continue past midnight.)

Sorted In: Season XIII, Bellagio, Five Diamond World Poker Classic
09:29 PM, 12/19/14
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