Event #65: $10,000 Main Event

308th - 331st Place Finishers

• Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

These players earned $33,734 for their Main Event finish. For exact-place finishes, please check the payouts tab.

Nick Tsoukalas us
Nick Tsoukalas
us Out
Steven Goldberg US
Steven Goldberg
US Out
Carlos Villareal US
Carlos Villareal
US Out
Dermot Blain ie
Dermot Blain
ie Out
Ahmed Amin us
Ahmed Amin
us Out
Jon Turner us
Jon Turner
us Out
Ismael Bojang at
Ismael Bojang
at Out
Thomas Ward gb
Thomas Ward
gb Out
Jason Wheeler us
Jason Wheeler
us Out
Peter Kaemmerlen us
Peter Kaemmerlen
us Out
Robert Kokoska cz
Robert Kokoska
cz Out
Matthew Huey US
Matthew Huey
US Out
Artem Kobylynskyi ua
Artem Kobylynskyi
ua Out
Mark Evangelista us
Mark Evangelista
us Out
Michael Reisner US
Michael Reisner
US Out
Tom Thomas US
Tom Thomas
US Out
Alfie Adam gb
Alfie Adam
gb Out
Peter Murphy IE
Peter Murphy
IE Out
Cliff Goldkind us
Cliff Goldkind
us Out
Victor Morange US
Victor Morange
US Out
Hien Nguyen us
Hien Nguyen
us Out
Ira Lampley us
Ira Lampley
us Out
Brett Richey us
Brett Richey
us Out
Gary Friedlander us
Gary Friedlander
us Out

Madsen's Main Event Hopes Are Still Alive

• Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Jeff Madsen
Jeff Madsen

We saw the TV cameras swarming Table 370, so we made our way over and discovered 2006 World Series of Poker Player of the Year Jeff Madsen all in for his last 195,000 or so and at risk against Hans Winzeler.

Winzeler: {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}
Madsen: {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}

It was a flip, and all Madsen had to do to double was hold. That didn't happen though as the {a-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{6-Spades} flop gave Winzeler the lead with a pair of aces. Madsen sat quietly as the dealer burned and turned the {8-Spades}. Not a ten, but still helpful as it gave him a gutshot straight draw. Madsen stared at the board and watched the {9-Hearts} peeled off.

"Yes," he whispered as he pumped his fist and shot up from his chair. He then made his way over to his supporters on the rail for a round of high fives.

"It's the beer," Madsen said with a smile as he retook the lead and was pushed the double.

Jeff Madsen us
Jeff Madsen
us 400,000 200,000
Hans Winzeler us
Hans Winzeler
us 350,000 -200,000

Tagovi: Hans WinzelerJeff Madsen

Pahuja Up then Down

[user249920] • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Mukul Pahuja is playing plenty of pots at his table.
Mukul Pahuja is playing plenty of pots at his table.

Mukul Pahuja bet 185,000 on the river in a recent pot against Jason Weber, who was under the gun on a board of {6-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{3-Spades}{j-Spades}{k-Diamonds}. Weber tossed out a quick call, but Pahuja had {8-Hearts}{8-Spades} for a set and dragged the hefty pot.

The next hand, Pahuja was in early position and called an under-the-gun open before seeing Michael Stembera shove all in for 170,000. The opener followed the blinds into the muck, but Pahuja snap-called, tabling {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}. Stembera had a dominated hand: {a-Hearts}{8-Hearts}, but he found an eight on the {8-Spades}{2-Spades}{q-Spades} flop. The {10-Diamonds} helped Pahuja's equity with a straight draw, but the {a-Clubs} wasn't enough improvement to take the pot.

Mukul Pahuja us
Mukul Pahuja
us 670,000 280,000
Jason Weber US
Jason Weber
US 530,000 -295,000
Michael Stembera us
Michael Stembera
us 375,000 -30,000

Tagovi: Jason WeberMichael StemberaMukul Pahuja

Waxman Flops the Nuts

[user101598] • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Matt Waxman
Matt Waxman

Matt Waxman raised to 20,000 in early position, Matthew Hruska called out of the small blind, and the flop fell {j-Hearts}{10-Spades}{9-Clubs}. Hruska checked, Waxman continued for 26,000, and Hruska check-raised to 77,000. Waxman tank-called.

The turn was the {9-Diamonds}, both players checked, and the {10-Diamonds} completed the board. Hruska checked again, Waxman tossed out five T25,000 chips, and Hruska called.

Waxman turned over {k-Spades}{q-Spades} for a king-high straight, and Hruska mucked.

"Not the best runout for my hand," Waxman said, dragging the pot.

Matt Waxman us
Matt Waxman
us 1,450,000
Matthew Hruska US
Matthew Hruska
US 695,000 -255,000

Tagovi: Matt WaxmanMatthew Hruska

Jacobson Takes From Haugen

• Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Picking up the action after the turn of a {10-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{6-Clubs}, Matt Haugen bet 50,000 from the small blind. Martin Jacobson called in early position, Vladimir Bozinovic folded in middle position and the {3-Hearts} river completed the board. Haugen bet 150,000 and Jacobson quickly called.

Haugen showed {K-Clubs}{Q-Spades} for king high, while Jacobson tabled {10-Clubs}{8-Clubs} to win the pot.

Matthew Haugen US
Matthew Haugen
US 2,560,000 -90,000
Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
se 1,570,000 70,000

Tagovi: Martin JacobsonMatthew HaugenVladimir Bozinovic

Martin Flirts With a Two-Million Chip Stack

[user20283] • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

A player raised, David Einhorn three-bet to 70,000 and Garrett McFarland moved all in for 430,000 chips. The action then folded to Trevor Martin in the big blind and he moved all in as well. This got the initial raiser and Einhorn to fold creating the following showdown.

Martin: {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}
McFarland: {A-Spades}{K-Hearts}

The board ran out {7-Spades}{5-Hearts}{9-Spades}{10-Clubs}{4-Spades} and Martin knocked another player out.

Trevor Martin US
Trevor Martin
US 1,958,000 1,018,000
Garrett McFarland US
Garrett McFarland
US Out

Tagovi: Trevor MartinGarrett McFarland

Benger Continues to Climb; Herm Falling

[user101598] • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Mark Herm raised to 21,000 in middle position, there was a call on the button, Griffin Benger called out of the small blind, and Roman Valerstein defended his big blind.

The flop fell {4-Spades}{7-Clubs}{6-Spades}, Benger led out for 37,000, and only Herm called. The turn was the {2-Clubs}, both players checked, and the river was a third spade - the {8-Spades}.

Benger fired out another 90,000, Herm went into the tank, and eventually the American slid his cards into the muck.

Griffin Benger ca
Griffin Benger
ca 2,440,000 340,000
Mark Herm us
Mark Herm
us 475,000 -977,000

Tagovi: Griffin BengerMark HermRoman Valerstein

More For Finstein

[user20283] • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Michael Finstein
Michael Finstein

Michael Finstein raised to 20,000 and Alexander Yen moved all in from the small blind. Finstein called and the showdown went as following.

Yen: {A-Hearts}{5-Hearts}
Finstein: {A-Spades}{Q-Spades}

The board ran out {10-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}{K-Hearts} and Finstein raked in another pot to keep his stack above two million.

Michael Finstein us
Michael Finstein
us 2,110,000 -40,000
Alexander Yen us
Alexander Yen
us Out

Tagovi: Alexander YenMichael Finstein