Event #28: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship
Dani:
123

Event Info

Buy-in $10,000
Players 160

Level

Level 27
Blinds 30,000 / 60,000
Ante 0

Hands #116-122

[user249920] • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 0 ante

Hand #116: Alex Bilokur called, and Matt O'Donnell checked. O'Donnell check-called 65,000 on the {9-Spades}{3-Spades}{2-Diamonds} flop. A {5-Clubs} turned, and O'Donnell checked, Bilokur bet 130,000, and O'Donnell folded.

Hand #117: O'Donnell raised to 80,000 and was called. A monotone flop hit: {a-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{7-Clubs}, and two checks ensued. On the {4-Spades} turn, Bilokur bet and won.

Hand #118: Bilokur limped and folded to a raise.

Hand #119: O'Donnell raised to 80,000 and won the pot.

Hand #120: Bilokur limped, and O'Donnell checked. Bilokur bet 70,000 on the {k-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{8-Spades} flop and won.

Hand #121: O'Donnell raised to 80,000 and won.

Hand #122: O'Donnell got a walk.

Tagovi: Matt O'DonnellAlex Bilokur

Level:
25
Blinds:
20,000/40,000
Ante:

Hands #108-115

[user127999] • Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 0 ante

Hand #107: Matt O'Donnell folded giving Alex Bilokur a walk.

Hand #108: Alex Bilokur made it 65,000 and Matt O'Donnell called. The flop came {k-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{6-Hearts} and they both checked. The turn was the {3-Clubs} and Bilokur bet 70,000. O'Donnell folded to give Bilokur the pot.

Hand #109: Matt O'Donnell made it 60,000 and Alex Bilokur folded.

Hand #110: Alex Bilokur made it 65,000 and Matt O'Donnell called. The flop came {k-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{6-Spades} and after a check Bilokur bet 70,000. O'Donnell check-raised to 170,000 and Bilokur called. The turn was the {j-Hearts}. O'Donnell checked and Bilokur bet 200,000. O'Donnell folded.

Hand #111: Matt O'Donnell folded giving Alex Bilokur a walk.

Hand #112: Alex Bilokur made it 65,000 and Matt O'Donnell folded.

Hand #113: Matt O'Donnell made it 60,000 and Alex Bilokur called. The flop was {k-Spades}{5-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} and both checked. The turn was the {j-Diamonds}. O'Donnell bet 80,000 and Bilokur folded.

Hand #114: Alex Bilokur limped the button and Matt O'Donnell raised it up to 90,000. Bilokur folded.

Hand #115: Matt O'Donnell gave Alex Bilokur a walk.

The level ended and the players headed off on a 20-minute scheduled break.

Tagovi: Alex BilokurMatt O'Donnell

Early Momentum for Bilokur

[user249920] • Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 0 ante
Alex Bilokur
Alex Bilokur

Hand #101: Matt O'Donnell called on the small blind and Alex Bilokur raised to 90,000 and took the pot.

Hand #102: Bilokur limped, and O'Donnell checked. O'Donnell bet 40,000 and was called on a {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{a-Diamonds} board, and the {9-Diamonds} came on the river. Bilokur bet 105,000, and O'Donnell.

Hand #103: Bilokur got a walk.

Hand #104: Bilokur limped, and O'Donnell raised to 80,000. Bilokur called. Nobody bet the flop, so the board was {9-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{3-Clubs} on fourth when O'Donnell check-called 90,000. On the {2-Clubs} river, O'Donnell quickly checked and Bilokur bet 200,000. and O'Donnell folded.

Hand #105: Bilokur got a walk.

Hand #106: Bilokur called, and O'Donnell checked. O'Donnell bet 50,000 on the {k-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{10-Clubs} flop and won.

Tagovi: Alex BilokurMatt O'Donnell

PokerNews Podcast Episode #225: When in Doubt, Bet feat. Ryan Riess

[user101598] • Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 0 ante
Ryan Riess at his banner unveiling
Ryan Riess at his banner unveiling

The PokerNews Podcast crew covers several huge stories, including the PokerStars sale, Mike Matusow's penalty, and the decline of pot-limit hold'em. They are then joined by defending Main Event champion Ryan Riess to talk about his banner, his recent run bad, and much more.

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Tagovi: Mike MatusowPokerNews PodcastRyan Riess

Quick Breather

[user249920] • Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 0 ante

The players are taking a short break before heads-up play begins.

Alexander Venovski Eliminated in 3rd ($178,434)

[user127999] • Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 0 ante
Alexander Venovski 3rd.
Alexander Venovski 3rd.

Hand #100: Alex Bilokur made it 60,000 from the button before Matt O'Donnell raised to 210,000.

Alexander Venovski then pushed in for just a little more and after Bilokur folded O'Donnell made the call. It was {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds} for Venovski at risk against {10-Spades}{8-Clubs} for O'Donnell and the {j-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{7-Clubs} flop absolutely stunned him.

O'Donnell had flopped a straight and after the {k-Hearts} turn and {k-Diamonds} river Venovski was sent home.

We are now heads up with O'Donnell holding a massive chip lead.

Matt O'Donnell us
Matt O'Donnell
us 4,300,000 1,650,000
Alex Bilokur ru
Alex Bilokur
ru 500,000 -1,100,000
Alexander Venovski us
Alexander Venovski
us Out

Tagovi: Alex BilokurAlexander VenovskiMatt O'Donnell

Hands #94-99

[user127999] • Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 0 ante

Hand #94: Alexander Venovski got a walk.

Hand #95; Alexander Venovski called from the small blind and Alex Bilokur checked. Bilokur bet the {q-Clubs}{k-Spades}{j-Spades} flop to win the pot.

Hand #96: Matt O'Donnell got a walk in the big blind.

Hand #97: Alexander Venovski got a walk in the big blind.

Hand #98: Matt O'Donnell made it 60,000 and Alex Bilokur called. The flop came {k-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{6-Spades} and both checked. The {3-Diamonds} turn and {5-Clubs} were both checked and Bilokur showed {a-Spades}{4-Spades} to drag the pot.

Hand #99: Matt O'Donnell got a walk.

Tagovi: Alex BilokurAlexander VenovskiMatt O'Donnell

Bilokur Pays Off O'Donnell in Huge Pot

[user249920] • Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 0 ante
Matt O'Donnell appears poised to take down the bracelet.
Matt O'Donnell appears poised to take down the bracelet.

Hand #90: Alex Bilokur raised to 65,000 from the small blind. Matt O'Donnell reraised to 165,000, He won the pot.

Hand #91: Alexander Venovski got a walk.

Hand #92: Venovski limped the small, and Bilokur checked the big blind. Venovski bet 30,000 on the {7-Hearts}{8-Spades}{6-Diamonds} flop and was called. On the {q-Hearts} turn, both players checked to see the {4-Hearts}. Venovski bet 75,000 and won.

Hand #93: Bilokur raised to 65,000 in the small blind, and O'Donnell defended. Bilokur bet 70,000 on the {k-Spades}{8-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} pot. O'Donnell raised to 170,000 and got called. On the {2-Spades} turn, O'Donnell bet 320,000 and Bilokur again check-called. Bilokur checked a final time on the {j-Clubs} river, O'Donnell cut out 740,000, one of the largest wagers we've seen this tournament. Bilokur called, and O'Donnell showed {k-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} for top pair to drag the massive pot.

Tagovi: Alex BilokurAlexander VenovskiMatt O'Donnell