WSOP round-up: Max Silver has to settle for third in the six-handed, Sam Trickett heads $5k eight-handed field

Joe Cada wins his second bracelet in the prestigious $10k Six-Handed event taking his all-time winnings to over $10m

Play resumed in the $10,000 No-Limit Six-Handed last night. UK player Max Silver headed the field, with Joe Cada, JC Tran, Scott Clements, George Danzer, Layne Flack and Erick Lindgren providing the star-studded support.

Flack was short though and busted out first after making a move on a board which had already given George Danzer trips. That crippled him and Max Silver finished the job one hand later, his A-6 > A-3 (although he needed to turn a flush to win the chips).

Lee Markholt was eliminated in 12th followed shortly after by Scott Clements who got lucky then very unlucky against JC Tran. All-in with K-J against Tran’s A-4, the K-J-6 flop was as kind as the turn/river combo of A-4 was cruel.

Meanwhile, after another couple of eliminations, Max Silver was still looking strong. He moved up to 1.9m in chips when he eliminated PokerStars pro George Danzer who cold four-bet with A-10. Silver snapped him off with A-K and held on the 6-6-J-K-3 board.

The 2009 Main Event winner Joe Cada joined him on 1.9m when he found Aces to double up against Jeremy Ausmus’ Jacks, and both had moved above 2m when the official final table started, with Martin Jacobson taken out by Dario Sammartino.

Final table standings

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Jeremy Ausmus had the momentum as the final table started. First he doubled through Joe Cada (9-9 > A-9) and then he eliminated Dario Sammartino with Queens against Jacks. Those two hands put him out on top, where he stayed as play slowed down. Meanwhile Erick Lindgren was getting short and he pushed with 10-9 for 490,000 from the small blind. Max Silver made the call with K-4 and sweated the 3-3-J-Q-A board. Lindgren left in 5th place for $129,192 and left Silver with 2.4m chips, good for second place.

Then a big call against Joe Cada saw his stack plummet. Cada raised to 100,000 preflop and Max Silver called from the big blind. Cada bet all three streets of the 2-Q-K-6-3 board, with a 750k bomb on the end. Silver tanked but couldn’t find a fold with Q-8. Joe Cada tabled A-K and scooped the pot to move up to 2.4m and leave Silver on 700k.

JC Tran was eliminated shortly after in a flip against Ausmus before it was Silver’s turn to make the walk of shame three hands later. Silver moved all-in from the short blind with 10-6 and Joe Cada Cada called with A-8. The 6-8-3 gave both men something but Cada had the best of it and improved to trips on the river to send the popular Brit home with $273,646.

Jeremy Ausmus held the lead heads-up but lost the first major confrontation in a race that saw him flipping for the bracelet. In a raising war, Ausmus five-bet all-in with A-J and found himself up against Cada’s Eights. By the turn the 10-7-2-Q board was giving both players the ultimate sweat, but the 5 river sent 90% of the chips Cada’s way. Ausmus doubled once but couldn’t do it again and Cada won the bracelet with Queens against Jacks. It’s his second bracelet and the $670,041 prize money takes his all-time earnings over the $10m mark.

Event 32 – $10,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em

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In other news Sam Trickett is finally threatening to make his mark at the 2014 WSOP. He currently heads up the remaining 170 players in the $5,000 Eight-Handed No-Limit event. 550 players started and Phil Hellmuth was eliminated on Day 1 in a set over set cooler. Anyone who took part in the Everest ‘Win 10% of Trickett’s winnings’ will be sweating the Brit over the next couple of days and hoping for their share of 10% of the $633,341 first prize.

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