Event #65: $10,000 Main Event

Break Time; On the Bubble of the November Nine

• Level 34: 150,000-300,000, 50,000 ante
Jorryt van Hoof

The final 10 players are heading on a 20-minute break.

Level 34 began with 13 players all looking to hang around long enough to reach the elusive November Nine, and on a near instant reaction to the resumption of play, Christopher Greaves found a double when his {A-Spades}{K-Clubs} held up against Jorryt van Hoof's {A-Clubs}{J-Diamonds} down on the secondary feature table. However up on the main stage, WSOP bracelet winner Craig McCorkell would play his last hand of the Main Event when he button-shoved {K-Clubs}{5-Clubs} and Mark Newhouse looked him up with {A-Spades}{9-Diamonds}. The final board would read {4-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{4-Hearts} and Newhouse's ace-high sent McCorkell to the rail for a $441,940 payday.

Now down to 12, chips would circle between players on each of their respective tables before Greaves would fall in 12th. Following a raise by Martin Jacobson and a three-bet by William Pappaconstantinou, Greaves moved all in holding {A-Diamonds}{Q-Spades} and Pappaconstantinou would look him up with {K-Spades}{K-Clubs}. Unfortunately for Greaves he could only spike a queen, and when the chips were counted, he was left with just three antes. On the following hand, Greaves saw the last of his chips enter the pot with {K-Hearts}{5-Spades} and run into Jacobson's {A-Clubs}{3-Clubs} which made a pair of aces on the flop to bow out in 12th.

With Greaves now headed to the payout cage, Maximilian Senft would follow right behind him when he shoved all in holding {K-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds} and Newhouse called with {3-Spades}{3-Hearts}. The board ran out {4-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{9-Hearts} to see the Austrian take 11th and leave the final 10 players to battle it out together until the November Nine is reached.

Van Hoof led the final 10 with an impressive 37,425,000 in chips and on the sixth hand of the unofficial final table, William Tonking would find a huge double through Jacobson. Jacobson limped under the gun holding {A-Clubs}{J-Clubs} and Tonking completed from the small blind with Dan Sindelar checking. Sindelar bet out on the {7-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{10-Clubs} flop and Jacobson raised before Tonking check-raised all in with Jacobson calling once Sindelar folded. With Tonking in the lead holding {J-Hearts}{9-Clubs}, the turn and river landed the {5-Diamonds} and {7-Diamonds} to see Tonking double through.

As the final few hands of the level played out, Andoni Larrabe found a much needed double holding {A-Spades}{A-Clubs} against Luis Velador's {A-Diamonds}{K-Spades}. The board ran out {5-Spades}{8-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} and Larrabe doubled before the end-of-level chip counts were as follows:

Chip Counts
Jorryt van Hoof nl 35,575,000 -45,000
Felix Stephensen no 34,275,000 -45,000
Andoni Larrabe es 21,700,000 -50,000
Dan Sindelar us 20,400,000 -50,000
Mark Newhouse us 19,400,000 -50,000
Billy Pappas us 19,300,000 -50,000
Martin Jacobson se 15,200,000 -200,000
Bruno Politano br 13,525,000 -345,000
William Tonking us 11,750,000 1,500,000
Luis Velador mx 9,350,000 -650,000

Tagovi: Christopher GreavesJorryt van HoofMaximilian Senft