Event #65: $10,000 Main Event

Secondary Table Hands #114-115: Van Hoof Shoves Against Tonking

• Level 34: 150,000-300,000, 50,000 ante

Hand #114: Dan Sindelar raised to 600,000 in the cutoff and William Tonking called from the big blind. They checked to the river of a {K-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{5-Spades}{8-Spades}{3-Hearts} board where Sindelar took it down with a bet.

Hand #115: William Tonking raised from the small blind and Jorryt van Hoof called from the big blind.

The flop fell {K-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} and Tonking continued for 725,000. Van Hoof called to see the {8-Clubs} turn where Tonking bet 1.35 million. Another call from van Hoof landed the {7-Clubs} river which Tonking checked. Van Hoof bet about 7.6 million effective and Tonking looked to the roof and slowly folded his hand.

Tagovi: Dan SindelarJorryt van HoofWilliam Tonking

The Last Bracelet Winner in the Field -- Luis Velador

• Level 34: 150,000-300,000, 50,000 ante
Luis Velador
Luis Velador

The last remaining World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner in the field, Luis Velador has been playing poker professionally since 1997. Before that Velador, who was born in Mexico in 1964 but now resides in Corona, California, worked as a tile setter.

Velador’s first tournament cash actually came in 2000 when he won the $300 Limit Hold’em Championship at the Winnin’ o’ the Green in Los Angeles, a victory that earned him $28,240. Since then he has amassed more than $1.4 million in tournament winnings, and that doesn’t include what he’ll take home for his 2014 WSOP Main Event performance.

Speaking of the WSOP, Velador won his first bracelet in 2008 when he topped a field of 2,304 players to win Event #32 $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em for $574,734. Two years later, Velador captured his second bracelet by outlasting 481 other players in Event #33 $2,500 Pot-Limit Hold’em/Omaha for $260,552.

As for his 2014 WSOP Main Event journey, Velador more than doubled his starting stack on Day 1c when he finished with 73,800, which put him 366th among the advancing 2,571 players. He more than doubled that on Day 2, finishing 340th of 1,864 with 165,900, and then he finished the surviving 746 Day 3 players with 380,500, which put him in 167th place.

On Day 4, Velador managed to bring his stack up to 1.353 million, which put him 26th out of 291 players. Once again he would more than double that as he finished Day 5 with 3.78 million, putting him 18th out of 79 players. Day 6 is where it was at for Velador though as he navigated his way to the final 27 with 16.6 million, putting him second in chips behind Martin Jacobson.

Velador continues to play his game on Day 7 and finds himself a favorite to make the November Nine.

Here's a look as Velador's WSOP résumé prior to the 2014 Main Event:

Total WSOP & Circuit Earnings: $942,222

WSOP Bracelets: 2
WSOP Cashes: 15
WSOP Earnings: $942,222

Tagovi: Player ProfilesLuis Velador

Feature Table Hands #94-97: Under the Fun

[user101598] • Level 34: 150,000-300,000, 50,000 ante

Hand #94: Bruno Politano raised to 625,000 from under the gun, winning the blinds and antes.

Hand #95: Maximilian Senft moved all in for 2.875 million from under the gun, and received no callers.

Hand #96: For the third hand in a row, the player under the gun came in for a raise. This time it was Felix Stephensen making it 625,000, and again no one called.

Hand #97: Newhouse raised to 600,000 in the cutoff, Stephensen defended his big blind, and the flop was {q-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}. Both players checked. The turn was the {5-Clubs}, the two checked again, and the river was the {7-Spades}. The pair checked again, and Stephensen won the pot with {8-Spades}{7-Hearts} for a pair of sevens.

Felix Stephensen no 30,070,000 1,600,000
Luis Velador mx 21,820,000 -200,000
Bruno Politano br 18,570,000 100,000
Mark Newhouse us 13,270,000 -1,250,000
Andoni Larrabe es 9,100,000 -350,000
Maximilian Senft at 3,075,000 100,000

Tagovi: Bruno PolitanoFelix StephensenMaximilian SenftMark Newhouse

Secondary Table Hands #110-113: Queens Good For Jacobson

• Level 34: 150,000-300,000, 50,000 ante

Hand #110: Dan Sindelar raised to 600,000 from under the gun and it folded over to William Tonking who three-bet to 1.65 million from the big blind. Sindelar folded and Tonking took the pot.

Hand #111: Action folded to Martin Jacobson in the small blind and he completed. Sindelar checked the big blind. The flop came down {J-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{K-Diamonds} and Jacobson fired an unknown amount. Sindelar called and the {2-Clubs} hit the felt on the turn. Jacobson reached for chips again, this time firing 700,000. Sindelar called once more.

The {5-Spades} fell on the river and both players checked. Jacobson called and showed {Q-Diamonds}{6-Spades} for a pair of queens. Sindelar mucked and Jacobson took down the pot.

Hand #112: Christopher Greaves made it 750,000 to go from under the gun and he found a call from William Pappaconstantinou in the big blind. The duo took a {3-Spades}{A-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds} flop and Pappaconstantinou check-folded to an 850,000 continuation bet.

Hand #113: Jorryt van Hoof made it 700,000 to go from the cutoff and Sindelar popped it right back up to 1.6 from the button. The blinds folded and van Hoof followed suit, allowing Sindelar to take the pot.

Tagovi: Christopher GreavesDan SindelarJorryt van HoofMartin JacobsonWilliam PappaconstantinouWilliam Tonking

One of The Netherlands' Finest Looks to Clean Up in the WSOP Main Event

[user20283] • Level 34: 150,000-300,000, 50,000 ante
Jorryt van Hoof
Jorryt van Hoof

Dutchman Jorryt van Hoof hails from the city of Eindhoven where he was born on November 15, 1982. Van Hoof studied Industrial Engineering for a year before he decided to become part-owner in a game store called GameForce.

Van Hoof has had entrepreneurial interests from a very young age, from even before he got into poker. He also played Magic The Gathering from the age of 12, and his involvement in games and business brought him to poker, as many of his customers frequently played the game.

Van Hoof's early poker knowledge stems from reading books, after which he further evolved his game by playing and discussing the game with his friends. The Dutchman played his first poker towards the end of 2003 and notched up his first ever live tournament result at the Aviation Club in Paris in the Spring of 2005. Just a few months later Van Hoof played his first events at the World Series of Poker and notched up his first cash in a $2,000 no-limit hold'em event where he finished 66th for $3,450.

In the fall of 2006 Van Hoof had a huge opportunity to become a poker celebrity in the Netherlands when he lead the Master Classics of Poker Main Event in Amsterdam for three straight days, but he ended up finishing in seventh place for $67,790, while the first-place prize was $893,233.

While tournament poker's not Van Hoof's bread and butter, he managed to cash three more times at WSOP times in 2007 and 2008, after which he did not go to Las Vegas up until this summer. At the 2013 Utrecht Series of Poker in the Netherlands Van Hoof won the €1,000 event for €32,205, and last year's November Niner Michiel Brummelhuis finished seventh in that same event.

Brummelhuis and Van Hoof go way back. The two were a part of the early poker movement in the Netherlands. While tournament results dictate a poker player's reputation, Van Hoof has been one of the fan favorites of the Dutch poker community for many years. Back in the day Van Hoof won the first ever $5,000 winner-take-all tournament for $100,000 and made a famous call with 8-high against Dylan Linde in the Sunday Million which had the online railbirds going crazy.

After having lived in Dublin for a year to fully focus on being a consummate professional, Van Hoof moved to Malta, a country he lived in for many years. Van Hoof now lives back in the Netherlands where he spends most of his time playing online pot-limit Omaha.

The man who's known online as “TheCleaner11” has been cleaning out some of the biggest cash games around for many years. Van Hoof makes training videos for Dutch poker site NederPoker and also points out that players should focus on the mental and physical aspect of being a successful player.

Interestingly enough Van Hoof owes his online screen name to Justin “ZeeJustin” Bonomo. After playing against Bonomo under the screenname “Jorrytvh”, Bonomo was asked if he knew who he had played against and responded, "I don't know, but he cleaned me out.”

Tagovi: Jorryt van HoofJustin BonomoMichiel BrummelhuisPlayer Profiles

Feature Tables Hands #89-93

[user249920] • Level 34: 150,000-300,000, 50,000 ante

Hand #89: Andoni Larrabe raised on the button and won the pot.

Hand #90: Luis Velador opened for 600,000 and was called by Larrabe, Mark Newhouse on the button, and Bruno Politano in the small blind. Velador bet 1 million on the {9-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} flop after Politano checked, and nobody wanted any piece of the pot.

Hand #91: Newhouse raised to 600,000 in the cutoff, and Politano called from the button as did Stephensen in the big blind. Newhouse won with a continuation-bet on the {7-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{4-Hearts} flop.

Hand #92: Stephensen raised to 750,000 in the small blind after action folded to him, and Velador folded.

Hand #93: Stephensen made it 625,000 on the button and Velador called. Larrabe shoved all in and got two quick folds.

Felix Stephensen no 28,470,000 -880,000
Luis Velador mx 22,020,000 1,220,000
Bruno Politano br 18,470,000 -1,150,000
Mark Newhouse us 14,520,000 50,000
Andoni Larrabe es 9,450,000 1,450,000
Maximilian Senft at 2,975,000 -700,000

Tagovi: Andoni LarrabeBruno PolitanoFelix StephensenLuis VeladorMark Newhouse

Secondary Table Hands #105-109: One Flop

• Level 34: 150,000-300,000, 50,000 ante

Hand #105: Jorryt van Hoof raised to 700,000 on the button and took down the pot.

Hand #106: Martin Jacobson raised to 650,000 on the button and received no action.

Hand #107: Jorryt van Hoof raised to 700,000 from the hijack and won the pot.

Hand #108: William Tonkin received a walk.

Hand #109: Christopher Greaves raised to 750,000 on the button and Jorryt van Hoof called from the big blind.

The flop fell {A-Clubs}{3-Spades}{3-Diamonds} and van Hoof checked to Greaves who continued for 600,000. Van Hoof check-raised to 1.5 million and took down the pot.

Tagovi: Christopher GreavesJorryt van HoofMartin Jacobson

Feature Table Hands #84-88: No Flops

[user101598] • Level 34: 150,000-300,000, 50,000 ante

Hand #84: Luis Velador raised to 625,000 from the hijack, winning the blinds and antes.

Hand #85: The action folded to Maximilian Senft, who moved all in from the small blind. Felix Stephensen folded.

Hand #86: Andoni Larrabe won the pot with a raise from under the gun.

Hand #87: Mark Newhouse raised to 600,000 from under the gun, winning the blinds and antes.

Hand #88: Velador won with a raise to 600,000 on the button.

Felix Stephensen no 29,350,000 -700,000
Luis Velador mx 20,800,000 100,000
Bruno Politano br 19,620,000 -400,000
Mark Newhouse us 14,470,000 200,000
Andoni Larrabe es 8,000,000 50,000
Maximilian Senft at 3,675,000 50,000

Tagovi: Andoni LarrabeFelix StephensenLuis VeladorMark NewhouseMaximilian Senft

Secondary Table Hands #100-104: Small Pots

• Level 34: 150,000-300,000, 50,000 ante

Hand #100: Action folded to Dan Sindelar's small blind and he made it 850,000 to go. William Pappaconstantinou folded his big blind and Sindelar took down the pot.

Hand #101: Jorryt van Hoof raised from the hijack and took the blinds and antes.

Hand #102: Sindelar raised to 750,000 from the cutoff and Pappaconstantinou three-bet to 1.7 million from the button. The blinds folded back to Sindelar and he let it go as well.

Hand #103: Pappaconstantinou made it 675,000 from the cutoff and van Hoof came along from the big blind. The two saw a {3-Spades}{A-Diamonds}{Q-Spades} flop and van Hoof checked. Pappaconstantinou continued for 850,000 and van Hoof let it go.

Hand #104: William Tonking opened his button to 600,000 and Martin Jacobson called from the big blind. The flop was {10-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{Q-Clubs} and Jacobson led for 600,000. Tonking folded and Jacobson won the pot.

Tagovi: Dan SindelarJorryt van HoofMartin JacobsonWilliam PappaconstantinouWilliam Tonking