Event #65: $10,000 Main Event

Roberts Survives

• Level 30: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante

Brian Roberts opened the button to just 240,000 leaving himself just 65,000 behind and both Oscar Kemps and Dan Smith made the call from the small and big blinds.

The flop landed {9-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{10-Spades} and Roberts tossed in his final 65,000 with both Kemps and Smith calling. The turn landed the {4-Diamonds} and Smith bet 400,000 and Kemps folded his hand.

Smith: {4-Hearts}{2-Spades}
Roberts: {K-Spades}{8-Hearts}

The river landed the {K-Hearts} to keep Roberts alive and Smith jokingly bellowed, "No justice!"

Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 10,400,000 -540,000
Oscar Kemps nl
Oscar Kemps
nl 3,400,000 -510,000
Brian Roberts us
Brian Roberts
us 1,010,000 240,000

Tagovi: Brian RobertsOscar KempsDan Smith

Simply, En Fuego

[user101598] • Level 30: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante
Andoni Larrabe is on fire
Andoni Larrabe is on fire

Eddy Sabat raised to 300,000 out of the hijack, Andoni Larrabe called in the cutoff, and the two took a flop of {a-Hearts}{j-Spades}{10-Clubs}. Sabat check-called a bet of 425,000, the turn was the {k-Clubs}, and both players knuckled.

The river was the {j-Hearts}, Sabat checked a third and final time, and Larrabe pushed out 1.35 million - a pot-sized bet. Sabat mulled the decision over for 90 seconds or so, then folded.

Andoni Larrabe es
Andoni Larrabe
es 11,835,000 785,000
Eddy Sabat us
Eddy Sabat
us 5,400,000 -1,125,000

Tagovi: Andoni LarrabeEddy Sabat

Politano Four-Bets

• Level 30: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante

Bruno Politano made it 275,000 from the cutoff and Dan Sindelar called from his button. Bryan Devonshire was in the small blind and cut out a three-bet to 1.005 million. Action folded back around to Politano and he went deep into the tank.

He tanked for well over four minutes before reaching for chips and moving out a four-bet to three million. Sindelar quickly ditched his hand and Devonshire followed suit. Polianto took down the pot and boosted his stack to 12.29 million.

Dan Sindelar us
Dan Sindelar
us 14,750,000 -260,000
Bruno Politano br
Bruno Politano
br 12,290,000 1,740,000
Bryan Devonshire us
Bryan Devonshire
us 3,220,000 -1,395,000

Tagovi: Bruno PolitanoBryan DevonshireDan Sindelar

Larrabe Takes it Slow With Aces, Gets Value From Palmer

[user20283] • Level 30: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante

Scott Palmer raised from the button to 240,000 and Andoni Larrabe called from the big blind. The flop came down {K-Clubs}{J-Hearts}{5-Clubs} and both players checked.

The turn was the {9-Spades} and Larrabe bet 330,000, Palmer called.

On the river the {3-Diamonds} hit and Larrabe bet another 800,000. Palmer immediately grabbed chips and slid forward a big pile to make the call.

Larrabe tabled {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts} and Palmer shook his head as he pushed his cards to the muck.

Andoni Larrabe es
Andoni Larrabe
es 11,050,000 1,425,000
Scott Palmer us
Scott Palmer
us 1,200,000 -860,000

Tagovi: Andoni LarrabeScott Palmer

Dong Guo Eliminated in 29th Place; Robert Campbell Eliminated in 30th Place ($230,487)

[user68268] • Level 30: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante
Dong Guo - 29th Place
Dong Guo - 29th Place

Out of nowhere, Dong Guo, Robert Campbell, and William Pappaconstantinou were all in on one of the secondary feature tables in a big three-way clash. Guo had opened for 265,000 from middle position, Campbell reraised all in from the cutoff seat for 1.69 million, Pappaconstantinou and Guo then got the money in after unknown action, and the cards were on their backs.

Pappaconstantinou had the {A-Diamonds}{A-Spades} and both players covered. Guo had the {K-Diamonds}{K-Spades} and was all in for around five million in chips. Campbell was the shortest stack with the worst hand holding the {8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}.

The board ran out {Q-Spades}{7-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}, and Pappaconstantinou won the pot with his aces. He was able to eliminate both players — who took home $230,487 each — and move to about 14 million in chips.

Billy Pappas us
Billy Pappas
us 14,000,000 6,280,000
Robert Campbell au
Robert Campbell
au Out
Dong Guo cn
Dong Guo
cn Out

Tagovi: Dong GuoRobert CampbellWilliam Pappaconstantinou

Stephensen Remains Active

[user101598] • Level 30: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante
Felix Stephensen
Felix Stephensen

William Tonking raised to 250,000 in early position, Felix Stephensen called on his left, Yorane Kerignard called on his left, and Eddy Sabat defended his big blind. The quartet all checked on a flop of {10-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{a-Spades}, and the action checked to Kerignard on the turn ({q-Diamonds}).

The Frenchman bet 475,000, only Stephensen called, and the river was the {4-Clubs}.

Stephensen led out, firing 1.175 million, and Kerignard tanked for two minutes or so before folding.

Felix Stephensen no
Felix Stephensen
no 8,715,000 2,130,000
Yorane Kerignard fr
Yorane Kerignard
fr 3,000,000 -1,465,000

Tagovi: Eddy SabatFelix StephensenWilliam TonkingYorane Kerignard

Sindelar Takes a Big Pot Off Haugen

• Level 30: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante

Matthew Haugen raised to 300,000 from the hijack and Dan Sindelar called from the cutoff to see a {4-Spades}{9-Hearts}{10-Hearts} flop. Haugen continued for 400,000, Sindelar called, and the {K-Spades} appeared on the turn. Haugen bet again, this time 700,000, and Sindelar called.

When the {4-Hearts} completed the board on the river, Haugen fired out 2.2 million and Sindelar made a quick call. Haugen tabled {k-}{10-} for two pair, but it was no good as Sindelar held a straight with the {q-Clubs}{j-Clubs}.

Dan Sindelar us
Dan Sindelar
us 15,010,000 3,220,000
Matthew Haugen US
Matthew Haugen
US 6,585,000 -1,490,000

Tagovi: Dan SindelarMatthew Haugen

Four-Bet from Stephensen

[user68268] • Level 30: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante

Felix Stephensen opened with a raise to 250,000 from the hijack seat, and action moved over to Craig McCorkell in the small blind for him to reraise to 635,000. Stephensen four-bet to 1.25 million, and McCorkell quickly gave it up.

Tagovi: Craig McCorkellFelix Stephensen

Van Hoof Gets a Lucky Double

[user249920] • Level 30: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante

Jorryt Van Hoof raised to 250,000 from middle position, and Dong Guo called from his left. Scott Mahin reraised to 525,000 on the button, and both of the first two players called. The {3-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{8-Clubs} flopped and two checks follow, leading to a Mahin bet of 1.125 million. Van Hoof called off most of his stack, and Guo immediately mucked. Seeing this, Van Hoof announced he was all in dark for 645,000, and Mahin called. The dealer revealed a turn card of {2-Clubs}, and it was the players' turn to flip.

Van Hoof: {8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}
Mahin: {10-Hearts}{10-Spades}

Mahin had just two outs after an unlucky flop, and the {6-Hearts} didn't get him there.

Jorryt van Hoof nl
Jorryt van Hoof
nl 5,565,000 3,145,000
Scott Mahin us
Scott Mahin
us 2,910,000 -3,440,000

Tagovi: Dong GuoJorryt van HoofScott Mahin

Chris Johnson Eliminated in 31st Place ($230,487)

• Level 30: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante
Chris Johnson - 31st place
Chris Johnson - 31st place

Chris Johnson open-shoved all in for his last 1,745,000 and Dan Smith moved all in from the button to force the blinds out.

Johnson: {2-Clubs}{2-Hearts}
Smith: {A-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}

With Johnson needing to fade against Smith to stay alive, the {Q-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{9-Spades} flop saw a further three outs added to Smith's list, and when the {A-Spades} fell on the turn, it would be Johnson now needing to spike to remain in the Main Event.

Unfortunately for the local Las Vegan, the river landed the {9-Diamonds} to see him sent to the rail in 31st place for a $230,487 payday as Smith climbed to nearly 11 million in chips.

Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 10,940,000 1,875,000
Chris Johnson us
Chris Johnson
us Out

Tagovi: Dan SmithChris Johnson