Event #65: $10,000 Main Event

Cha Makes Quads to Bust McGonigle

• Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

We arrived on the scene to see Michael McGonigle all in and at risk for roughly one million on a flop of {10-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}. McGonigle was up against Kyung Cha and was hoping to double heading to the turn.

McGonigle: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}
Cha: {10-Spades}{10-Clubs}

Cha led with his flopped set of tens and sealed the deal when the fourth ten {10-Hearts} rolled off on the turn. The {6-Hearts} finished the board and McGonigle stood from the table. He walked over to Cha, shook his hand, and took his leave from the tournament area. Cha pulled the pot and now has about three million in chips.

Kyung Cha US
Kyung Cha
US 3,000,000 930,000
Michael McGonigle US
Michael McGonigle
US Out

Tagovi: Michael McGonigleKyung Cha

Another Three-Way Clash

[user68268] • Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

All of a sudden a duplicate three-way all-in clash happened on another secondary feature table as it was Henrik Hecklen's {K-Diamonds}{K-Clubs} up against the {A-Spades}{K-Hearts} for Jason Leifer and the {Q-Spades}{Q-Hearts} for Mats Karlsson.

This time the ace-king was able to pull off the victory after the board ran out {9-Spades}{5-Spades}{4-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{2-Hearts} to give Leifer the straight. He more than doubled up to 3.32 million, and Karlsson was eliminated. Hecklen was left with 900,000 in chips.

Jason Leifer US
Jason Leifer
US 3,320,000 2,095,000
Henrik Hecklen dk
Henrik Hecklen
dk 900,000 -850,000
Mats Karlsson mt
Mats Karlsson
mt Out

Tagovi: Mats KarlssonJason LeiferHenrik Hecklen

"Nine One Time for the Kid"

• Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

A short-stacked Chase Fredensburg moved all in under the gun for his last 465,000 and Aaron Kaiser called from the hijack. The rest of the field folded and it was off to the races.

Fredensburg: {9-Hearts}{9-Spades}
Kaiser: {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}

"Nine one time for the kid," an animated Fredensburg bellowed as he got out of his chair. Ask and ye shall receive as the dealer burned and put out the {9-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}. Fredensburg clapped his hands together and retook his seat after the {4-Clubs} turn left Kaiser drawing dead. The meaningless {6-Diamonds} was put out on the river for good measure, and then Fredensburg was pushed the pot.

Aaron Kaiser us
Aaron Kaiser
us 1,900,000 -500,000
Chase Fredensburg us
Chase Fredensburg
us 1,000,000 535,000

Tagovi: Chase FredensburgAaron Kaiser

Keranen Gets the Last Laugh

[user101598] • Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante
Curtis Rystadt - Eliminated
Curtis Rystadt - Eliminated

According to Ty Stewart and others, Kyle Keranen and Curtis Rystadt were getting into it with one another over at the Feature Table earlier in the day. ESPN's Andrew Feldman wrote that Keranen actually talked to the tournament staff about Rystadt's trash talking.

Their table was recently moved to the secondary feature section in the middle of the Amazon Room, where the two would play a four million-chip pot.

Rystadt checked to Keranen on a board of {k-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{2-Hearts}, and he tossed out a bet of what looked like 125,000. Rystadt check-raised to 400,000, pushing out two large towers of orange T5,000 chips, and Keranen made the call.

The {4-Hearts} completed the board, Rystadt bet an identical 400,000, and Keranen went into the tank.

"All in," he said suddenly, moving in for effectively 1.5 million.

Rystadt went deep into the tank, saying that he thought Keranen has the {a-Clubs} in his hand. He also repeated the world "Hollywood" a few times.

"What are the blinds going to be next level?" Rystadt asked the dealer, wanting to know how many big blinds he would have if he folded. "I'll still have over a million chips."

Rystadt's tank lasted over five minutes before he finally called, and Keranen ripped over {a-Clubs}{10-Clubs} for the stone-cold nuts. Rystadt tried to muck, but per WSOP rules the dealer was forced to expose his hand: {k-Spades}{4-Spades}.

Keranen, who finished as the chip leader on Day 5 of the 2012 WSOP Main Event, rocketed up to 5.9 million chips, while Rystadt hit the rail.

Kyle Keranen us
Kyle Keranen
us 5,900,000 2,000,000
Curtis Rystadt us
Curtis Rystadt
us Out

Jacobson's Three-Barrel Convinces Haugen

[user249920] • Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

On a hand with a dead button, Martin Jacobson called a preflop raise from Matthew Haugen and then came out firing with 100,000 on an {8-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{4-Clubs} flop. Haugen called, and he called 250,000 more on the {q-Clubs} turn. The {a-Spades} finished out the board, and Jacobson didn't slow down, barreling out 475,000. Haugen folded relatively quickly.

Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
se 4,300,000 800,000
Matthew Haugen US
Matthew Haugen
US 1,165,000 -545,000

Tagovi: Martin JacobsonMatthew Haugen

Norman Chad Looks For The Big Stories

[user20283] • Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

ESPN commentator Norman Chad is always the life of the World Series of Poker Main Event broadcast and we caught up with him on Day 5. Chad's been walking around the tournament room looking for what the big story lines at this year's final table, and here's what he had to say.

Tagovi: Norman Chad

Pappaconstantinou Shoves

• Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

Action folded over to Clayton Hamm on the button. He made a raise only to have William Pappaconstantinou three-bet the action to 165,000 out of the big blind.

It came back to Hamm and he thought for a moment before reaching for chips and sliding out 360,000 for a four-bet. Pappaconstantinou was in the tank for well over a minute before announcing a five-bet ship for all of his stack. Hamm quickly let his hand go and Pappaconstantinou picked up the pot. He nows sits on about 1.55 million.

Clayton Hamm us
Clayton Hamm
us 2,600,000 -1,340,000
Billy Pappas us
Billy Pappas
us 1,550,000 300,000

Tagovi: William PappaconstantinouClayton Hamm

Himmelbrand Eliminated and Yingling Triples in Three-Way Clash with Park

[user68268] • Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

Greg Himmelbrand, Robert Park, and David Yingling were all in preflop on one of the secondary feature tables. Himmelbrand had the {A-Spades}{K-Spades}, Park had the {K-Hearts}{K-Clubs}, and Yingling had the {Q-Clubs}{Q-Spades}. Yingling was the player with the least amount of chips at 480,000, whereas Himmelbrand had around 750,000. Park had both players covered.

The flop came down {J-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{9-Clubs}, and Park stayed in front. Yingling did pick up an open-ended straight draw, though.

The turn was the {4-Spades} to make things a little more interesting and give Himmelbrand a flush draw. The river was the {8-Hearts}, and it wasn't the card Himmelbrand needed, but rather one of the ones Yingling was hoping for. He made a straight to triple up, while Himmelbrand was eliminated in the side pot against Park.

Robert Park us
Robert Park
us 3,105,000 -115,000
David Yingling us
David Yingling
us 1,450,000 965,000
Greg Himmelbrand us
Greg Himmelbrand
us Out

Tagovi: Robert ParkDavid YinglingGreg Himmelbrand