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September 21-21 | Borgata | Atlantic City, New Jersey
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10-Minute Break; Official Chip Counts

Level 4: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

WPT Anchor Lynn GilmartinThe elimination of Vanessa Selbst in third place coincided with the end of Level 3, and the final two players -- Phil Laak and David Williams -- take a break before heads-up play will begin.

Here are the official chip counts from the table, as the blinds will be increasing to 12,000-24,000 and a 3,000 ante.

Phil Laak  -  906,000  (37 bb)
David Williams  -  594,000  (24 bb)

Sorted In: Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
08:01 PM, 09/21/14

Hand #79: Vanessa Selbst Out in 3rd Place

Level 3: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Vanessa SelbstPhil Laak raises from the button to 38,000, and Vanessa Selbst calls from the small blind.

The flop comes Jspade10club7heart, Selbst bets 41,000, Laak quickly raises to 86,000, and Selbst thinks for nearly a minute before she calls.

The turn card is the 3club, Selbst checks, Laak bets 93,000, and Selbst thinks for nearly a minute before she moves all in for about 200,000.

Laak snap-calls with 9diamond8diamond for a flopped jack-high straight, and Selbst turns over Jheart10diamond — two pair. Selbst needs to improve to stay alive.

The river card is the 2heart, and Laak wins the pot with his straight to eliminate Vanessa Selbst in third place.

Seat 2.  Phil Laak  -  915,000
Seat 5.  Vanessa Selbst  -  Eliminated in 3rd Place
Seat 6.  David Williams  -  585,000

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Vanessa Selbst, Phil Laak, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
07:59 PM, 09/21/14

Hand #78: Vanessa Selbst

Level 3: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Phil Laak completes the small blind to 16,000, and Vanessa Selbst checks her option in the big blind.

The flop comes Qspade6heart3heart, Laak bets 27,000,  and Selbst calls.

The turn card is the 10club, Laak checks, Selbst bets 44,000, and Laak folds. Selbst takes the pot.

Seat 2.  Phil Laak  -  565,000
Seat 5.  Vanessa Selbst  -  332,000
Seat 6.  David Williams  -  603,000

Sorted In: Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
07:51 PM, 09/21/14

Hand #77: Phil Laak Doubles Thru Vanessa Selbst

Level 3: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Vanessa Selbst raises from the button to 35,000, Phil Laak reraises from the big blind to 231,000 (more than 2/3 of this stack), and Selbst moves all in.

Laak calls all in for 298,000 with Kdiamond4diamond, and he needs to improve to stay alive against the Aheart7heart of Selbst.

The board comes 6club6spade2diamond4heart10diamond, and Laak pairs his four on the turn to win the pot and double up in chips.

Seat 2.  Phil Laak  -  610,000
Seat 5.  Vanessa Selbst  -  285,000
Seat 6.  David Williams  -  605,000

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Phil Laak, Vanessa Selbst, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
07:47 PM, 09/21/14

Hand #76: David Williams Takes the Chip Lead

Level 3: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

David WilliamsPhil Laak raises from the button to 34,000, Vanessa Selbst reraises from the small blind to 88,000, and David Williams moves all in from the big blind for 487,000.

Laak leans back in his chair and says, “Every time I get a Monster …” Laak folds, and Selbst asks for an exact count before she folds. Williams takes the pot.

Seat 2.  Phil Laak  -  300,000
Seat 5.  Vanessa Selbst  -  585,000
Seat 6.  David Williams  -  615,000

Sorted In: Featured Blog, David Williams, Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
07:43 PM, 09/21/14

Hand #75: David Williams

Level 3: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

David Williams raises from the button to 36,000, winning the blinds and antes.

Seat 2.  Phil Laak  -  336,000
Seat 5.  Vanessa Selbst  -  675,000
Seat 6.  David Williams  -  489,000

Sorted In: Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
07:40 PM, 09/21/14

Hand #74: David Williams

Level 3: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Vanessa Selbst raises from the button to 35,000, and David Williams calls from the small blind.

Both players check to the river on a board of Jheart6diamond4heart9club7heart. Williams shows Jclub10diamond to win a pair of jacks, and Selbst mucks.

Seat 2.  Phil Laak  -  346,000
Seat 5.  Vanessa Selbst  -  693,000
Seat 6.  David Williams  -  461,000

Sorted In: Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
07:40 PM, 09/21/14

Hand #73: Vanessa Selbst

Level 3: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Vanessa Selbst completes the small blind to 16,000, David Williams raises fro the big blind to 56,000, and Selbst moves all in. Williams folds, and Selbst takes the pot.

Seat 2.  Phil Laak  -  364,000
Seat 5.  Vanessa Selbst  -  730,000
Seat 6.  David Williams  -  406,000

Sorted In: Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
07:37 PM, 09/21/14

Hand #72: Vanessa Selbst

Level 3: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Phil Laak completes the small blind to 16,000, and Vanessa Selbst checks her option in the big blind.

The flop comes 10spade8diamond5heart, Laak checks, Selbst bets 22,000, and Laak folds. Selbst takes the pot.

Seat 2.  Phil Laak  -  366,000
Seat 5.  Vanessa Selbst  -  670,000
Seat 6.  David Williams  -  464,000

Sorted In: Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
07:35 PM, 09/21/14

Hand #71: Vanessa Selbst

Level 3: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Vanessa Selbst raises from the button to 35,000, winning the blinds and antes.

Seat 2.  Phil Laak  -  384,000
Seat 5.  Vanessa Selbst  -  650,000
Seat 6.  David Williams  -  466,000

Sorted In: Borgata, Borgata Poker Open, Season XIII
07:34 PM, 09/21/14

 

Blind Structure

Level Blinds Ante
1 3,000-6,000 1,000
2 5,000-10,000 1,000
3 8,000-16,000 2,000
4 12,000-24,000 3,000
5 20,000-40,000 5,000
6 30,000-60,000 10,000
7 50,000-100,000 10,000
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