Main Event

Event Info

Prize Pool $10,398,400
Players 1072


Level 36
Blinds 200,000 / 400,000
Ante 50,000

Jaka Tries, Gives Up

• Level 34: 125,000-250,000, 40,000 ante

Kyle Julius raised to 525,000 with {A-Diamonds} {8-Spades} under the gun, and Faraz Jaka flatted on the button with {Q-Diamonds} {J-Diamonds}.

They both checked through the {2-Clubs} {7-Clubs} {10-Hearts} flop, and the {A-Hearts} drew another check from Julius with the best hand. Jaka couldn't resist firing another 525,000, though, and Julius called to see the {3-Spades} on the river. Now Jaka gave up, checking behind Julius and surrendering.

Tagovi: Faraz JakaKyle Julius

Jaka Cracks Aces to Double

Faraz Jaka
Faraz Jaka

Faraz Jaka shoved from the small blind for 3,715,000 with {K-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}, but ran smack into John Dibella's {A-Hearts}{A-Clubs} in the big blind.

Jake was in dire straits, but found a little help from the {J-Clubs}{9-Spades}{3-Diamonds} flop picking up a straight draw. The turn delivered for Jaka as the {10-Diamonds} was exactly what he needed. The {J-Hearts} river was irreleveant as Jaka's straight earned him the crucial double.

Faraz Jaka us 7,580,000 4,230,000
John Dibella us 6,600,000 -3,300,000

Tagovi: Faraz JakaXuan Liu

Jaka Shoves on Liu

• Level 34: 125,000-250,000, 40,000 ante

John Dibella folded {10-Spades} {J-Spades} under the gun, and Xuan Liu raised to 500,000 from the button with {J-Hearts} {5-Hearts}. Faraz Jaka was dealt {Q-Clubs} {9-Hearts} in the big blind, and he reraised all in.

"Did you look?" Liu asked.

Jaka said he wouldn't say whether or not he did, and Liu released her cards into the muck.

Tagovi: Faraz JakaXuan Liu

Jaka Fades A Big Sweat

• Level 34: 125,000-250,000, 40,000 ante

Kyle Julius raised to 525,000 first to act with {5-Hearts}{5-Spades} and Faraz Jaka re-raised all for 3,310,000 with {5-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} on the button. Julius asked for a count before opting to call, smirking when he saw Jaka table the same hand.

The flop came down {Q-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{2-Spades}, giving Julius a freeroll. The {9-Spades} hit the turn and gave Julius a flush draw, getting a big reaction from the audience. Jaka was nervous to see what the river brought, but it was the {K-Diamonds} to chop up the pot.

Tagovi: Faraz JakaKyle Julius

Liu's Turn to Shove

• Level 34: 125,000-250,000, 40,000 ante
Xuan Liu
Xuan Liu

John Dibella raised to 500,000 on the button with {10-Spades}{9-Spades} and Xuan Liu responded by shoving from the small blind with {Q-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}. Dibella folded and Liu won the pot.

Tagovi: John DibellaXuan Liu

Four in the Door Doubles Dibella

Dibella binks the four
Dibella binks the four

Faraz Jaka opened the button to 550,000, and he was working with a good pair, the {J-Diamonds} {J-Clubs}. Next door in the small blind, John Dibella looked an inferior pair, and he shoved in for 5.245 million with {4-Spades} {4-Clubs}. When it came back to Jaka, he snap-called, and there was nearly 11 million in the pot with Dibella in serious danger.

How quickly things change. The dealer burned and dropped three cards on the felt, and the {4-Hearts} appeared right ni the window. Jaka looked sick, and Dibella flashed a celebratory fist pump toward his spectators on the rail. The board ended up showing {2-Clubs} {10-Clubs} {4-Hearts} {8-Spades} {Q-Spades}, and Jaka has been parted with a huge chunk of his stack.

John Dibella us 10,900,000 5,615,000
Faraz Jaka us 3,845,000 -5,155,000

Tagovi: John DibellaFaraz Jaka

Dibella Shoves on the Flush Draw

Kyle Julius raised to 500,000 on the button with {4-Hearts}{4-Spades} and John Dibella called out of the big blind with {k-Spades}{2-Spades}.

The flop fell {10-Spades}{8-Hearts}{6-Spades} and Dibella check-raised all in after Julius bet 425,000. Dibella's all in was for 3,575,000 and Julius gave it some thought before he folded.

John Dibella us 5,285,000 1,130,000

Tagovi: John DibellaKyle Julius

Dibella Shoves

Faraz Jaka opened to 550,000 from under the gun with {Q-Hearts}{J-Hearts} and John Dibella three-bet shoved on the button for 3,070,000 with {K-Hearts}{9-Clubs}. The blinds folded, as did Jaka, to give Dibella the pot.

John Dibella us 4,155,000 465,000

Tagovi: Faraz JakaJohn Dibella