Photos: Cary Katz Bubbles in 6th Place; Justin Bonomo Busts in 5th
Level 19: 30,000-60,000, 5,000 ante
Featured Blog, Vivek Rajkumar, Cary Katz, Justin Bonomo, Erick Lindgren, Bellagio, Season IX
In Hand #108, Vivek Rajkumar (top right) moved all in from the small blind with K2, and Cary Katz (foreground, right) called all in from the big blind with AQ.
The board came 108452, and Rajkumar paired his deuce on the river to win the pot and eliminate Cary Katz on the money bubble in sixth place.
In the last hand before the dinner break (Hand #119), Justin Bonomo (center) moved all in with Q9, but he was dominated by the KQ of Erick Lindgren (left). The board came AA1083, and Lindgren won the pot with king high. Justin Bonomo was eliminated in fifth place, earning $224,160.
10:30 PM, 05/19/11
Photos From Earlier Today, Part 1
Level 17: 20,000-40,000, 4,000 ante
Featured Blog, Sam Trickett, Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Erick Lindgren, Dan Shak, Cary Katz, Bellagio, Season IX
Sam Trickett wasn't here at the start of play, making a tough table a little bit easier with a dead stack in play. But Trickett showed up about 20 minutes into the level to defend his chips.
Yevgeniy Timoshenko (foreground, right) moved all in preflop with 88 up against the A9 of Erick Lindgren (center, left). The board came AQ53A, and Lindgren won the pot with trip aces to eliminate Timoshenko in 16th place.
Dan Shak (far left) was all in preflop with Q9 against the AK of Cary Katz (right). The board came K979A, and Shak made trip nines to win the pot and double up.
08:55 PM, 05/19/11
Hand #108: Cary Katz Eliminated on the Money Bubble in 6th Place
Level 16: 15,000-30,000, 4,000 ante
Hand #108 - Action folds around to Vivek Rajkumar in the small blind and he moves all-in. Cary Katz is in the big blind and calls all-in for his last 300,000 or so.
Cary Katz, Vivek Rajkumar, Featured Blog, Bellagio, Season IX
Katz turns over AQ and Rajkumar shows K2.
The 1084 flop changes nothing and the 5 on the turn is no help to Rajkumar either. The river is the 2 and Katz jumps in his seat a little when he sees that Rajkumar paired up on the river to eliminate Katz on the bubble in sixth place.
Vivek Rajkumar - 4,780,000 (199 BBs)
Cary Katz - eliminated in sixth place ($0)
The remaining five players are now guaranteed at least $224,160.
06:45 PM, 05/19/11
Gregory Brooks Sextuples Up
Level 11: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Gregory Brooks is all-in in the ante for his last 2,000 and there is side action between Cary Katz and Erik Seidel. The flop comes Q107 and Katz checks in the big blind. Seidel bets 30,000 from the cutoff and Katz calls.
Erik Seidel, Cary Katz, Gregory Brooks, Bellagio, Season IX
The turn is the 6 and both players check. The river is the 4 and Katz bets 30,000. Seidel thinks a minute, then calls with 55. Katz shows just A5 for ace-high.
"I have a ten," Brooks says as he turns over J10 to take the pot and chip up to 12,000.
Erik Seidel - 800,000
Cary Katz - 390,000
Gregory Brooks - 12,000
01:19 PM, 05/19/11
Cary Katz Doubles Thru John Morgan
Level 11: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
John Morgan and Cary Katz get it all-in preflop for Katz's remaining 203,000 chips with Katz holding KK to Morgan's AK.
Cary Katz, John Morgan, Bellagio, Season IX
The kings hold as the board runs out 965J6 and Katz doubles up.
Cary Katz - 440,000 (44 BBs)
John Morgan - 950,000 (95 BBs)
01:02 PM, 05/19/11
Level 10: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Erick Lindgren raises to 20,000 from the hijack, Cary Katz calls in the cutoff, Justin Bonomo calls on the button, and Yevgeniy Timoshenko calls in the big blind.
Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Cary Katz, Bellagio, Season IX
The flop comes down 763 and action checks to Katz, who bets 40,000. Bonomo folds and Timoshenko takes a minute before announcing he is all-in for a little less than 200,000 total.
Lindgren folds and Katz eyes Timoshenko's stack for a minute before mucking his cards as well.
Yevgeniy Timoshenko - 295,000
Cary Katz - 270,000
12:26 AM, 05/19/11
Erik Seidel Doubles Thru Cary Katz
Level 9: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Erik Seidel, Cary Katz, Bellagio, Season IX
Erik Seidel is all-n preflop with AQ against the KK of Cary Katz.
The board comes J1063A and Seidel pairs his ace on the river to double up to 280,000.
Erik Seidel - 280,000
Cary Katz - 470,000
11:46 PM, 05/18/11