Event #65: $10,000 Main Event
Dani:

Pierce Drains Another

[user68268] • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante
Paul Pierce
Paul Pierce

From the hijack seat, NBA star Paul Pierce raised to 1,100. The player on the button and the player in the big blind both called to see the flop come down {A-Spades}{7-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}. All three players checked through to see the {5-Clubs} pair the board on the turn, and action checked around again.

After the {8-Diamonds} completed the board on the river, the first player checked, Pierce bet 2,500, and both of his opponents folded.

With that, Pierce scooped the pot and moved back over 60,000 in chips.

Paul Pierce us
Paul Pierce
us 62,000 6,500

Tagovi: Paul Pierce

Obst Joins Negreanu

[user20283] • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante

Australian poker phenom James Obst has taken Davidi Kitai's old seat next to Daniel Negreanu. Obst cashed in four World Series of Poker events this summer including a third place finish in the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship and a 10th place finish in the $50,000 Players' Championship.

Obst's sitting on a big stack with the end of the day in sight, even more than Negreanu who's still busy signing autographs in-between hands with fans on the rail.

James Obst au
James Obst
au 104,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 82,000 42,000

Tagovi: James ObstDaniel Negreanu

Out of Tune

[user101598] • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante

Steve Sung was all in and at risk preflop for around 9,000 holding {10-Spades}{10-Hearts}, and he was racing against an opponent's {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds}.

Sung received no help as the board rolled out {a-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{k-Hearts}, and the winner of the 2009 Stimulus Event hit the rail.

Steve Sung us
Steve Sung
us Out

Tagovi: Steve Sung

Dempsey Double

• Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante
James Dempsey
James Dempsey

James Dempsey faced a bet of 3,500 on a flop of {8-Spades}{6-Spades}{8-Clubs} and moved all in over the top for a total of 17,600. His opponent was out of his seat grilling him on what he had, joking that he had eight kids to feed and asking if he would show if he folded.
Dempsey was laughing along but after a couple of minutes he called the clock.

The floor arrived and the player held the calling chips above the felt and asked for a verbal countdown. With a few second to go he dropped them in.

Dempsey turned over {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} and faced the {7-Diamonds}{7-Spades}. The turn was the {k-Clubs} and the river the {6-Diamonds} and Dempsey had his double up.

James Dempsey gb
James Dempsey
gb 35,600 -15,400

Tagovi: James Dempsey

Kevmath KO'd

• Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante
Kevin MathersBusto :( down to 8500, shove UTG with AxQs, sb thinks/calls with 99, runs out Ts2s2xKs4h Nothing went right after dinner, sorry folks :(
Kevin Mathers us
Kevin Mathers
us Out

Tagovi: Kevin Mathers

Amazon Purple Counts

• Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante
Athanasios Polychronopoulos us
Athanasios Polychronopoulos
us 93,000 -5,500
John Shipley gb
John Shipley
gb 92,000
Jordan Morgan us
Jordan Morgan
us 70,000 5,000
Matt Salsberg ca
Matt Salsberg
ca 63,000 16,000
Todd Brunson us
Todd Brunson
us 61,000 -2,000
Paul Pierce us
Paul Pierce
us 55,500 -500
Brian Lemke us
Brian Lemke
us 54,000 2,500
Greg Mueller ca
Greg Mueller
ca 50,000 15,000
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
us 48,800
Matthew Lapossie ca
Matthew Lapossie
ca 44,500 2,000
Russell Crane us
Russell Crane
us 42,600 6,100
Carlos Mortensen es
Carlos Mortensen
es 41,700 -6,800
Alex Bolotin us
Alex Bolotin
us 28,500 6,500
Sam Barnhart us
Sam Barnhart
us 22,200 7,400
Gaelle Baumann fr
Gaelle Baumann
Winamax Team Pro
fr 13,000
Doug Polk us
Doug Polk
us 10,500 -8,600
Calen McNeil ca
Calen McNeil
ca 10,200 -2,800

Tens Good For Brenes

• Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante

Humberto Brenes popped it up to 1,200 from middle position and found calls from the cutoff and the big blind. The trio of players took a flop of {Q-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{4-Clubs} and all three players checked to see the {3-Diamonds} fall on fourth street. The big blind took the lead for 1,400 and Brenes came over the top to 3,400 total. The cutoff called and the original bettor folded.

The {5-Hearts} finished off the board and both Brenes and his opponent checked. Brenes showed {A-Spades}{10-Clubs} for a pair of tens and it was good enough to take down the pot. He scooped up the chips and now has about 35,800 in chips.

Humberto Brenes cr
Humberto Brenes
cr 35,800 5,800

Tagovi: Humberto Brenes