Event #65: $10,000 Main Event

Roberts Doubles to Cripple Eischens

[user249920] • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Terrance Eischens bet 54,000 into a multi-way pot on a {3-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} flop. Brian Roberts raised to 108,000 on the button, chasing out two players who had checked. Eischens announced all in, and Roberts snap-called. Eischens shook his head, knowing that was a bad sign, and he was right.

Eischens: {j-Hearts}{j-Clubs}
Roberts: {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}

Eischens sent nearly all of his stack to Roberts after the {k-Spades} and {7-Clubs} completed the board.

Brian Roberts us
Brian Roberts
us 750,000 170,000
Terrance Eischens US
Terrance Eischens
US 75,000 -57,000

Tagovi: Brian RobertsTerrance Eischens

Queens for Hougaard

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

The board read {10-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{3-Clubs} when we picked up the action as Sean Kelly check-called a bet of 51,000. The river was the {5-Spades} and Kelly checked to Hougaard again who bet 76,000 this time around.

Kelly went into the tank for quite a while but eventually he called and Hougaard quickly tabled {Q-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds} to take down this pot.

Here's what the chip counts at this table currently look like after Luis Velador was moved into Jason White's old seat.

Luis Velador mx
Luis Velador
mx 1,680,000 120,000
Trevor Martin US
Trevor Martin
US 940,000 90,000
Thomas Sarra Jr us
Thomas Sarra Jr
us 610,000 100,000
Jesper Hougaard dk
Jesper Hougaard
dk 520,000 215,000
David Einhorn us
David Einhorn
us 426,000 -84,000
Blake Cahail us
Blake Cahail
us 390,000 -120,000
Michael Labarbera US
Michael Labarbera
US 318,000 18,000
Sean Kelly US
Sean Kelly
US 165,000 -195,000
Brett Richey us
Brett Richey
us 105,000 -170,000

Tagovi: Jesper Hougaard

River Saves Platt From Elimination

• Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

[Removed:139], on his way to becoming a politician, has been picking up supporters at the ESPN stage this evening, and they were all cheering him on to a huge double-up moments ago.

Brian Townsend opened to 23,000 from middle position and Juan Rodriguez (cutoff) and Maria Ho (small blind) called. Platt then moved all in for 241,000 from the big blind. Townsend released, and Rodriguez reshoved for 855,000, which prompted a fold from Ho. Cards on their backs:

Platt: {A-Spades}{5-Hearts}
Rodriguez: {8-Diamonds}{8-Spades}

Platt stood up with a big smile on his face as the flop rolled out {K-Spades}{2-Spades}{5-Spades}, giving him a pair and the nut flush draw. His rail began calling for a spade, which didn't come on the {J-Diamonds} turn, but the dealer obliged with the {7-Spades} on the river. Platt ran over to his supporters for some high-fives and he was pushed a pot worth 558,000.

Tagovi: Brian TownsendMaria Ho

Thomas Tumbles

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

After unknown action, Tom Thomas has been eliminated from one of the secondary tables. The board completed {7-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{6-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}, and Bobby Mapp had {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} sitting in front of him. Thomas' hand was in the muck, and he was off to the cage to collect his winnings.

After the knockout, Mapp is up to 1.19 million chips.

Bobby Mapp US
Bobby Mapp
US 1,190,000 370,000
Tom Thomas US
Tom Thomas
US Out

Tagovi: Bobby MappTom Thomas