Event #65: $10,000 Main Event

Garrett Greer Eliminated in 32nd Place ($230,487)

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

Andoni Larrabe raised to 250,000 and Garrett Greer three-bet all in from the big blind for 2,265,000. Larrabe asked for a count, Greer gave him one immediately and after about 20 seconds the Spaniard called.

Larrabe: {A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}
Greer: {A-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}

The flop brought {8-Clubs}{2-Spades}{10-Spades} and Greer stayed out of trouble. Greer's rail kept chanting for a whole bunch of cards that would keep their friend in the tournament, and the turn brought the {7-Clubs}. This card gave Larrabe an inside straight draw, but the river brought the {J-Hearts} to give the Spaniard a winning pair of jacks.

The entire room went silent as Greer stared quietly at the card that had just taken away his hopes and dreams of making the November Nine.

Larrabe celebrated on his own, but the rail remained silent.

As Greer made his way out of the tournament area everyone put their hands together, and the 32nd place finisher shook his head in disbelief once more before he headed towards the payout desk.

Andoni Larrabe es
Andoni Larrabe
es 9,625,000 4,440,000
Garrett Greer us
Garrett Greer
us Out

Tagovi: Andoni LarrabeGarrett Greer

Jacks Do It For Velador

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

Kyle Keranen raised to 250,000 from the hijack only to have Luis Velador three-bet to 650,000 from the small blind. Keranen called the three-bet and the two were heads up to the {Q-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{3-Clubs} flop. Velador came out with a bet of 625,000, sending Keranen into the tank.

After about 90 seconds, Keranen announced a raise to 1.35 million. Velador called to see fourth street. The {K-Spades} fell on the turn and both players slowed with a check. The {Q-Spades} paired the board on the river and Velador checked. Keranen checked as well, allowing Velador to show {J-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}. Keranen mucked his cards and Velador picked up the pot.

Velador took down the sizable pot and now has 15.81 million in chips. Keranen, on the other hand, has dropped to 4.835 million.

Luis Velador mx
Luis Velador
mx 15,810,000 2,010,000
Kyle Keranen us
Kyle Keranen
us 4,835,000 -2,550,000

Robert Park Eliminated in 33rd Place ($230,487)

• Level 30: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante
Robert Park - 33rd place
Robert Park - 33rd place

Andrey Zaichenko opened to 260,000 and Robert Park moved all in next to act for 2,055,000. Once the action returned to Zaichenko, he went into the tank for several minutes before making the call.

Park: {A-Hearts}{Q-Spades}
Zaichenko: {5-Spades}{5-Diamonds}

With Park racing for his tournament life, the {3-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{3-Spades} flop changed little as the {10-Clubs} landed on the turn.

Needing an ace or queen, Park would unfortunately see the {5-Hearts} land on the river to send him to the rail in 33rd place as the Russian climbed to 5.7 million in chips.

Andrey Zaichenko ru
Andrey Zaichenko
ru 5,700,000 1,995,000
Robert Park us
Robert Park
us Out

Tagovi: Andrey ZaichenkoRobert Park

Luis Assuncao Eliminated in 34th Place ($230,487)

[user68268] • Level 30: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante
Luis Assuncao - 34th Place
Luis Assuncao - 34th Place

Luis Assuncao moved all in for around 1.4 million, and Martin Jacobson made the call. Everyone else folded, and it was Assuncao at risk with the {2-Diamonds}{2-Spades} to Jacobson's {A-Hearts}{J-Hearts}.

The board ran out in Jacobson's favor with the {A-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{4-Spades}{4-Hearts}{Q-Spades} coming out, and Assuncao was eliminated in 34th place.

Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
se 23,000,000 1,500,000
Luis Assuncao BR
Luis Assuncao
BR Out

Tagovi: Luis AssuncaoMartin Jacobson

Small One For Force

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

Dan Sindelar raised to 250,000 from the hijack and Leif Force called from the big bilnd. The flop came down {J-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{A-Clubs} and Force check-called a bet of 225,000. The {6-Spades} on the turn prompted two checks and the {5} completed the board. Force bet 525,000 and Sindelar quickly threw his hand to the muck.

Dan Sindelar us
Dan Sindelar
us 11,790,000 -870,000
Leif Force us
Leif Force
us 5,125,000 580,000

Tagovi: Dan SindelarLeif Force

Jacobson Freight Train Rolls On

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

Martin Jacobson opened for 250,000 on the button and Dong Guo defended his big blind. Guo checked the {3-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} flop and Jacobson made it 300,000 to continue. Guo raised to 610,000 and Jacobson called. Guo slowed down with a check on the {8-Clubs} turn, and the {6-Hearts} river led him to bet 510,000. Jacobson called,and Guo patted the table before turning {k-Diamonds}{j-Spades}. Jacobson had trips with the {q-Diamonds}{6-Spades}.

Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
se 21,500,000 1,695,000
Dong Guo cn
Dong Guo
cn 5,375,000 -1,600,000

Tagovi: Dong GuoMartin Jacobson

Roberts and Lightbourne Chop

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

Brian Roberts shoved his last 755,000 into the middle and Iaron Lightbourne made the call from the big blind.

Roberts: {A-Hearts}{8-Clubs}
Lightbourne: {A-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}

With Roberts ahead but a chop a realistic outcome, the dealer spread a {10-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{4-Spades}{4-Hearts} board to see both players chop up the small blind and antes.

Tagovi: Brian RobertsIaron Lightbourne

PokerNews Impromptu: Get to Know Chris "Bass Master" Greaves

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

Chris "BassMaster" Greaves is from Zionsville, IN, a Suburb of Indianapolis, and is a 1996 grad of Purdue University. Currently an IT professional, Greaves is a well-known cash game player in Indiana.

Greaves, a devoted father of three, is also known as "Bass Master," a nickname given to him by a fellow player based on a hat he bought while on vacation in up-state NY despite no interest or experience fishing.

Tagovi: PokerNews ImpromptuChristopher Greavesaudio