Event #65: $10,000 Main Event

It's A Secret

• Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

With approximately 95,000 in the pot, Roman Valerstein was facing a bet of 36,000 on a board of {7-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{7-Spades}. He raised it up to 100,000 causing his opponent to lean back instantly in his chair, his hands over his head.

He leaned forward, staring at Valerstein, while shuffling a stack of chips clumsily in his right hand. He muttered something under his breath to his neighbor and went back to staring at his foe. Valerstein sat there, quiet, looking straight ahead. After nearly five minutes in the tank, Valerstein's opponent folded and showed {J-Hearts}{J-Spades}.

"What'd you have?" he asked Valerstein.

"I can't tell you," was the response. "Maybe at the end of the night." Valerstein was up to 740,000 after taking down that pot.

Roman Valerstein us
Roman Valerstein
us 740,000 105,000

Tagovi: Roman Valerstein

Top Two for Greer

[user101598] • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

Garrett Greer raised to 6,000 from under the gun, Taylor von Kriegenbergh called on his direct left, and Tom Cannuli called in the hijack. The trio all checked on a flop of {7-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{q-Diamonds}, and the turn was a repeat seven - the {7-Clubs}.

Greer led out for 7,500, only Cannuli called, and the {k-Spades} completed the board. Greer check-called a bet of 18,500 on the river ({k-Spades}), and Cannuli quickly flashed his hand. It went into the muck when Greer showed {k-Diamonds}{q-Spades}, however, and he was awarded the pot.

Tom Cannuli us
Tom Cannuli
us 260,000 -55,000
Garrett Greer us
Garrett Greer
us 100,000 35,000

Tagovi: Garrett GreerTom Cannuli

Barausova Gets Paid

[user270022] • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

On a board of {4-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{9-Spades}{5-Spades} and about 65,000 in the centre. Brian Roberts slid out a stack of orange chips amounting to 70,000, enought to put Barausova all in.

Barasouva quickly called. Roberts tabled {8-}{10-} and Barausova flipped up {6-Hearts}{6-Clubs} for a flopped full house and scored the double up.

Brian Roberts us
Brian Roberts
us 276,000 -104,000
Tatiana Barausova ru
Tatiana Barausova
ru 177,000 137,000

Tagovi: Brian RobertsTatiana Barausova

Ivey Raps

• Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

Phil Ivey called a raise from the player in first position and the big blind came along for the ride. Three went to the flop and the dealer spread {7-Spades}{7-Clubs}{5-Spades}.It was checked to the raiser and he continued for 10,000. Ivey was the only caller and the turn card was the {3-Diamonds}. The bet this time was 17,000 and Ivey looked at his opponent, who was studiously avoiding his gaze, and after some thought tossed out the call.

The river was the {4-Spades} and this time it was checked to Ivey. No moves though as he checked behind and when he got shown {j-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} Ivey rapped the table once and tossed his cards to the dealer.

Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 390,000 -50,000

Tagovi: Phil Ivey

Morris Back Over 200,000

[user249920] • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

Arthur Morris saw a short stack shove from the hijack for 51,500, and Morris reshoved in the cutoff. Everyone else folded.

Morris: {j-Spades}{j-Hearts}
Opponent: {a-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}

The board ran out {3-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{5-Spades}, giving Morris the knockout.

Arthur Morris us
Arthur Morris
us 203,500 37,500

Tagovi: Arthur Morris

JJ Liu Doubles

• Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

JJ Liu was all in for 71,500 with {8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}, racing with an opponent's {A-Clubs}{J-Spades}. The board ran out {7-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}, giving Liu a set of eights to double up.

JJ Liu tw
JJ Liu
tw 152,000 10,500

Tagovi: JJ Liu

Ivey Makes a Flush

[user20283] • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

Phil Ivey just knocked out another player but his stack has been fairly stable for the last little while.

The lady to Ivey's right moved all in for 37,500 and Ivey called from the cutoff. The other players folded and the showdown went as following.

Ivey: {A-Clubs}{10-Hearts}
Lady: {J-Diamonds}{J-Spades}

The board ran out {5-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}{K-Hearts} and Ivey raked in this pot.

Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 440,000

Tagovi: Phil Ivey

Smith Takes Hennigan's Stack

[user20283] • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante
John Hennigan
John Hennigan

Throughout today everything seemed to be going John Hennigan's way, but things turned around quickly and all his chips now belong to Dan Smith.

Smith started the day with just 60,000 chips but as of right now he's sitting on about 567,000. The WPT winner stepped aside from his table for a minute to tell us how he got a hold of Hennigan's chips.

First Hennigan raised from the cutoff to 7,000 and the small blind called after which Smith three-bet from the big blind to 27,000. Hennigan called and on a {K-}{9-}{X-}{X-}{10-} board the action was checked tot he river. Smith bet 81,000 on the river and Hennigan folded.

"We were still talking about that hand when, two hands later, Hennigan raised three seats from the button," Smith said.

Smith three-bet from the button to 22,000 and Hennigan called. The flop came down {6-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{7-Hearts} and Hennigan checked to Smith who bet 25,000. Hennigan called and the turn was the {3-Diamonds} on which Hennigan checked again. Smith bet 50,000 this time around and Hennigan proceeded to move all in for an additional 120,000.

Smith snap-called.

Smith: {4-Clubs}{5-Clubs}
Hennigan: {5-Spades}{6-Spades}

Smith had turned the nut straight while Hennigan had a pair and a straight draw. The river was the {10-Diamonds} and Hennigan hit the rail.

Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 567,000 312,000
John Hennigan us
John Hennigan
us Out

Tagovi: Dan SmithJohn Hennigan