Event #65: $10,000 Main Event


[user249920] • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante
Jonathan Duhamel is enjoying a beer to end the night.
Jonathan Duhamel is enjoying a beer to end the night.

As play winds down at the end of Day 1c, some are celebrating survival, prosperity, or the end of a 12-hour grind by imbibing adult beverages.

Jonathan Duhamel performed a toast with his neighbor before they sipped on freshly bought beers, while Aaron Massey bought a round for Table 349.

Tagovi: Aaron MasseyJonathan Duhamel

Polychronopoulos Folds Two Pair

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

Athanasios Polychronopoulos tossed out a bet of 3,000 on a board of {6-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{q-Clubs}, and his opponent check-raised to 12,000. Polychronopoulos studied the player, then turned his attention to the player's chips.

"Oh!" the player blurted, nearly jumping out of his chair. "I don't have many to show."

He fanned the remainder of his stack, revealing 25,200 or so, and Polychronopoulos returned to the tank. He eventually folded {8-Clubs}{6-Hearts} face up, and his opponent slid his cards into the muck facedown.

Athanasios Polychronopoulos us
Athanasios Polychronopoulos
us 98,500 -2,500

Tagovi: Athanasios Polychronopoulos

Hansen's in Great Shape

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

Gus Hansen, who entered this tournament very last minute, has been on quite a tear during his short Day 1 playing time.

Hansen just called a raise in the big blind from the player in the small, after which the flop brought out {10-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}. Both players checked and Hanse picked up the pot on the turn after betting 1,125.

Hansen's now sitting at Andreas Hoivold's table and these two top European pros are likely to apply tons of pressure on their opponents with about 50 minutes left in the day.

Andreas Hoivold no
Andreas Hoivold
no 121,000 -4,800
Gus Hansen dk
Gus Hansen
dk 82,000 25,500

Tagovi: Gus HansenAndreas Hoivold

Drink and Be Merry, and Lucky

• Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante

Several players are enjoying a beer as the tournament moves into the last hour of a long day for the survivors. One player in Brasilia seems to have started enjoying himself a little earlier that most and is a little worse for wear. Every now and then he can be heard to shout, “You've gotta have heart.” as he wins another pot.

We witnessed a recent hand where he called a raise and four players called to see a king high flop and he bet out, pointing to each player as they folded in turn and the pot was pushed to him.

On the next hand he asked how much the big blind was and on hearing it was 400 he announced a bet of 1,400. The player to his left went all in for 12,000 and when it got back to him he called with {a-Spades}{j-Clubs} and was against {a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}. The cards ran out {2-Spades}{5-Hearts}{3-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{j-Spades} and on seeing the river card he gave out another whoop of, “You’ve gotta have heart.”

As the busted player walked past he got his wallet out and tried to offer him $200 but was refused.

He would only tell PokerNews that his name was Bartlett (He’s wearing a Bartlett Construction T-Shirt) and with his chips stacked in a haphazard jumble we could only guess how much he has.

Dwan Ships

[user249920] • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante

On a flop of {8-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{2-}, Tom Dwan was all in for about 11,000 and his opponent was in the tank.

"I can't bring myself to do it," the player said, mucking {8-Clubs} face up. "It's Tom Dwan, what am I supposed to do?"

Tom Dwan us
Tom Dwan
us 17,400 1,900

Tagovi: Tom Dwan

Not Lew-sing

• Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante

On a {4-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{k-Clubs} board, Randy Lew's opponent tapped the table. The online legend known as "nanonoko" checked it back and the {5-Diamonds} finished off the board. Lew's opponent fired out a bet of 2,100 only to have Lew come over the top for 7,000. Lew's opponent let it go and Lew was pushed the pot.

Lew now has right around 41,500 in chips.

Randy Lew us
Randy Lew
us 41,500 26,500

Tagovi: Randy Lew

Engel Ousted; Harman Takes a Seat

[user249920] • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante
Ari Engel's time at the feature table ended with a bustout.
Ari Engel's time at the feature table ended with a bustout.

According to a former tablemate, Ari Engel got it all in with the nut flush draw but was against a set of deuces. His opponent turned a boat to leave Engel dead.

At another table, Jen Harman took a seat with a relatively short stack.

Jennifer Harman us
Jennifer Harman
us 13,075 475
Ari Engel ca
Ari Engel
ca Out

Tagovi: Jen HarmanAri Engel

Buchman Pushes Harman

• Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante

It was folded to Jennifer Harman on the button and she opened to 900. Eric Buchman in the small blind made it 3,200 to go. The big blind folded and Harman made the call.

The flop came {Q-Spades}{7-Hearts}{2-Hearts} and Buchman led out for 3,700. Harman called.

The river was the {J-Spades} and Buchman bet 6,000, which was about half of what Harman had left in her stack. She thought it through for a moment and let her hand go. Buchman moved up to 48,000 after the hand and the table commenced to break.

Eric Buchman us
Eric Buchman
us 48,000 10,500
Jennifer Harman us
Jennifer Harman
us 12,600 -12,800

Tagovi: Eric BuchmanJen Harman