Event #65: $10,000 Main Event

Baker Can't Best Eights

• Level 10: 600-1,200, 200 ante

The player under the gun limped and it folded all of the way around the table to David "ODB" Baker on the button. He raised the action to 3,200 and both of the blinds released. The original limper called and the two were heads up to the flop.

The dealer fanned {J-Clubs}{7-Spades}{Q-Diamonds} on the felt and Baker's opponent came out swinging for 4,500. Baker called and the {K-Spades} dropped down on fourth street. Both players checked and did so again after the {9-Clubs} finished off the board. Baker's opponent showed {8-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} for a pair of eights. Baker mucked his cards and watched as the pot was pushed to the opposite end of the table. Baker is now down to about 72,000 in chips.

David "ODB" Baker us
David "ODB" Baker
us 72,000 46,000

Tagovi: David "ODB" Baker

It's Haralabob's World, and We're All Just Living In it

[user68268] • Level 10: 600-1,200, 200 ante

From middle position, a player raised to 2,600. Haralabos Voulgaris called from the big blind, and the flop came down {K-Clubs}{10-Spades}{9-Diamonds}. Voulgaris checked, his opponent bet 5,500, and Voulgaris called.

On the turn, the {3-Clubs} landed, and Voulgaris checked. His opponent checked behind.

The river paired the board with the {10-Clubs}, and Voulgaris led with a bet of 10,600. His opponent mulled it over for a minute, then called.

Voulgaris tabled the {Q-Spades}{J-Diamonds} to beat his opponent's {A-Diamonds}{K-Spades} and rake in the pot.

Haralabos Voulgaris ca
Haralabos Voulgaris
ca 187,000 47,000

Tagovi: Haralabos Voulgaris

Fernandez Sends Weissman Walking

• Level 10: 600-1,200, 200 ante

Joey Weissman got his last 70,000 or so all in preflop holding {a-}{k-} and was racing against the {7-}{7-} of Argentinean Leo Fernandez. It was a big flip for Weissman's tournament life, but he failed to improve as the board ran out all low cards.

Weissman took his leave just shy of Day 3 while Fernandez chipped up to 146,000.

Leo Fernandez ar
Leo Fernandez
ar 146,000 146,000
Joey Weissman us
Joey Weissman
us Out

Tagovi: Leo FernandezJoey Weissman

Levy Tanks, Calls

[user249920] • Level 10: 600-1,200, 200 ante

Steve Levy was tanking at Table 384 after betting 8,400 on the river on a board of {10-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{7-Spades}, only to see his opponent check-raise to 35,000. Deep in thought, Levy realized he was burning up clock that short stacks desperately needed to use to shove all in.

"Sorry, guys," he said. "You got a hand down there? You got pocket sevens?"

Levy tanked for another minute or so before slamming in a stack of calling chips. His opponent shook his head slightly before tabling {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} for tens up, and Levy showed his {q-Hearts}{10-Spades} for trips.

Steven Levy US
Steven Levy
US 199,200 93,700

Tagovi: Steve Levy

Cortes Raises on the Rive

[user101598] • Level 10: 600-1,200, 200 ante

Timur Margolin led out for 26,400 - a half-pot bet - on a completed board of {6-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}. Horacio Chaves Cortes put in a raise, making it 60,000 to go, and Margolin went deep into the tank.

The Israeli eventually found a fold, and Cortes let out a very long sigh as he dragged the pot.

Horacio Chaves Cortes py
Horacio Chaves Cortes
py 320,000 18,000
Timur Margolin il
Timur Margolin
il 67,000 -40,000

Tagovi: Timur MargolinHoracio Chaves Cortes

Rousso Can’t Hit Outs, Busts

• Level 10: 600-1,200, 200 ante
Vanessa Rousso
Vanessa Rousso

Vanessa Rousso opened the action and got calls from five other players, including the blinds. It went six ways to a flop of {3-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}.

The small blind led out for 4,100 and got a fold from the big blind. Rousso was next to act and raised him to 8,200, with a touch over 20,000 behind. The three other players still to act quickly got out of the way and the decision was back on the small blind. He asked to look at her stack and bet enough to put her all-in. Rousso called and flipped over the nut flush draw {a-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}. Her opponent showed bottom pair {8-Clubs}{3-Clubs}.

The turn was the {7-Hearts} and the river the {2-Clubs}. The table was fairly quiet as she gathered her belongings and said, “Good luck, you guys. Nice playing with you.”

Vanessa Rousso us
Vanessa Rousso
us Out

Tagovi: Vanessa Rousso

Alaei Extracts Value

• Level 10: 600-1,200, 200 ante
Daniel Alaei
Daniel Alaei

We arrived to the table just in time to see Daniel Alaei place a river bet of 13,800 with a board of {Q-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{2-Spades}. His opponent grabbed three T5,000 chips and tossed them halfway across the table, as if he thought he had no shot of seeing them again.

That would be the case, as he mucked after Alaei turned over {J-Clubs}{J-Hearts} for jacks and twos. The four-time bracelet winner has had a nice day after starting with 117,275. He has more than doubled that and now sits with 260,000.

Daniel Alaei us
Daniel Alaei
us 260,000

Tagovi: Daniel Alaei

Bob Takes from Devo

[user101598] • Level 10: 600-1,200, 200 ante

Bryan Devonshire led out for a half-pot bet of 7,300 on a board of {q-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}, and Haralabos Voulgaris put in a raise to 17,000. Devonshire, who finished 12th in the 2011 Main Event, studied Voulgaris, then called.

The {5-Spades} paired the board on the river, Devonshire checked, and Voulgaris bet 32,200 - roughly half of Devonshire's stack. He made a fairly quick call, Voulgaris showed {7-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}, and Devonshire let out a deep sigh, flashing {a-}{q-} ever-so-slightly before mucking.

"And I thought that was a good card," Devonshire said after the hand, referring to the river.

Voulgaris laughed.

Ironically enough, before the hand, Devonshire tweeted the following about Voulgaris and the table getting tougher:

Bryan Devonshire@devochips Made some wrong hero calls. Still hovering around 85k. Replacement players getting tougher with @RonnieBardah and @haralabob.
Haralabos Voulgaris ca
Haralabos Voulgaris
ca 140,000 49,600
Bryan Devonshire us
Bryan Devonshire
us 30,800 -48,200

Tagovi: Bryan DevonshireHaralabos Voulgaris

Lanosga Forces Blain Out

[user270022] • Level 10: 600-1,200, 200 ante
Jeremy Lanosga
Jeremy Lanosga

Dermot Blain raised from under-the-gun to 2,500, Jeremy Lanosga three-bet to 5,000 from middle position, and Blain called. The dealer delivered a {5-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} flop and Blain check-folded to a bet of 3,900 from Lanosga.

Jeremy Lanosga US
Jeremy Lanosga
US 88,000 -17,000
Dermot Blain ie
Dermot Blain
ie 50,000 -7,800

Tagovi: Dermot BlainJeremy Lanosga

Zinno Gets River Bet Paid

[user249920] • Level 10: 600-1,200, 200 ante

Anthony Zinno bet 20,000 on the river with the board reading {3-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{2-Diamonds} after his opponent checked to him, and the player tanked for a while before calling. Zinno showed {10-Spades}{10-Clubs} for top set and took the pot. He said he's been grinding between 60,000 and 120,000 most of the day.

Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
us 67,000 -50,000

Tagovi: Anthony Zinno