Event #65: $10,000 Main Event

Craig McCorkell Eliminated in 13th Place ($441,940)

[user249920] • Level 34: 150,000-300,000, 50,000 ante
Craig McCorkell - 13th Place
Craig McCorkell - 13th Place

Hand #82: Felix Stephensen took the pot with a raise to 625,000 from middle position.

Hand #83: Craig McCorkell shoved all in from the button for 4.175 million. Mark Newhouse called from the small blind, and Bruno Politano folded, showing {7-Spades}{7-Hearts}.

McCorkell: {k-Clubs}{5-Clubs}
Newhouse: {a-Spades}{9-Diamonds}

The flop brought {4-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}, and suddenly McCorkell was a lot less live as Newhouse had a flush draw. A {10-Hearts} turned, changing nothing, and the {4-Hearts} spelled the end for McCorkell.

Felix Stephensen no 30,050,000 -50,000
Luis Velador mx 20,700,000 650,000
Bruno Politano br 20,020,000 -400,000
Mark Newhouse us 14,270,000 4,420,000
Andoni Larrabe es 7,950,000 -100,000
Maximilian Senft at 3,625,000 -100,000
Craig McCorkell gb Out

Tagovi: Bruno PolitanoCraig McCorkellFelix StephensenMark Newhouse

Secondary Table Hands #97-99: Greaves Finds a Double

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

Hand #97: From under the gun, Martin Jacobson raised to 650,000 and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #98: Martin Jacobson received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #99: From the hijack, Christopher Greaves moved all in for 5,275,000 and Jorryt van Hoof called on the button.

Greaves: {A-Spades}{K-Clubs}
Van Hoof: {A-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}

"Should I use my one time now?" asked Greaves.

The dealer spread a {K-Hearts}{9-Spades}{6-Hearts} flop to put Greaves squarely in the lead as the {6-Diamonds} and {5-Diamonds} landed on the turn and river to ensure Greaves the double.

Tagovi: Christopher GreavesMartin JacobsonJorryt van Hoof

Feature Table Hands #78-81: Preflop Action

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

Hand #78: Mark Newhouse raised to 600,000 in the cutoff, winning the blinds and antes.

Hand #79: Andoni Larrabe was the first player to act and raised to 600,000, and took the pot with no contention.

Hand #80: Felix Stephensen raised on the button, winning the blinds and antes.

Hand #81: Bruno Politano raised in early position and won the pot.

Felix Stephensen no 30,100,000 900,000
Bruno Politano br 20,420,000 600,000
Luis Velador mx 20,050,000 -700,000
Mark Newhouse us 9,850,000 600,000
Andoni Larrabe es 8,050,000 150,000
Craig McCorkell gb 4,425,000 -44,825,000
Maximilian Senft at 3,725,000 -350,000

The November Nine Quest of Felix "FallAtYourFeet" Stephensen

• Level 34: 150,000-300,000, 50,000 ante
Felix "FallAtYourFeet" Stephensen
Felix "FallAtYourFeet" Stephensen

Felix Stephensen is originally from Oslo, Norway, but he now calls London home. Born on July 22, 1990, Stephensen currently makes his living playing poker. He does so playing primarily online under the screenname “FallAtyourFeet,” and according to online tracking records, he is up more than $300,000 since 2011.

Stephensen, who is good friends with fellow Norwegian online pro Ola “no_Ola” Amundsgard, can usually be found at the $25/$50 pot-limit Omaha tables, though he has been known to take shots as high as $200/$400. As such, he has developed a strong reputation and loyal following in the online poker community.

As far as the live realm is concerned, Stephensen has just two cashes on his résumé. The first is a 12th-place finish in the 2009 Norwegian Championships £1,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event for £3,585, and the other was a 92nd-place finish in the 2013 European Poker Tour Barcelona Main Event for €12,700.

As for the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event, Stephensen traveled to Vegas with friends and ponied up the $10,000 buy-in. He then swapped seven percent with Amundsgard, who ended up finishing 237th in the tournament for $38,634.

Stephensen’s Main Event journey began on Day 1c, and he only managed to bring his starting stack of 30,000 up to 39,350, which put him 1,237 of the 2,571 surviving players. Day 2 was a little better as he chipped up to 120,800, putting him 634 out of 1,864 players. On Day 3, his stack grew to 362,000 – putting him 185 of 746 – and Day 4 he doubled that to 739,000 – 102 of 291.

On Day 5, Stephensen worked his stack up to 1.355 million, but that was only good for 56th out of the surviving 79 players. Finally, on Day 6, Stephensen got out of the doldrums and managed to amass a respectable stack of 7.74 million, which put him ninth in chips among the final 27 players.

Another prosperous outing here on Day 7 has Stephensen primed to make the November Nine, but only time will tell if that comes to pass.

Tagovi: FallAtYourFeetFelix StephensenOla AmundsgardPlayer Profiles


Van Hoof Busts Two in Level 33 to Take the Lead

[user101598] • Level 33: 120,000-240,000, 40,000 ante
Jorryt van Hoof eliminates his fellow countryman, Oscar Kemps
Jorryt van Hoof eliminates his fellow countryman, Oscar Kemps

Level 33 has come and gone, and three players, Eddy Sabat, Thomas Sarra Jr, and Oscar Kemps, were eliminated.

Sabat and Jorryt van Hoof were heads up on a completed board of {9-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{5-Spades}{7-Hearts}{4-Hearts}. Sabat fired out a bet, van Hoof set him all in, and Sabat tank-called with {j-Hearts}{10-Hearts} for a jack-high flush. The Dutchman revealed {a-Hearts}{8-Hearts} for the nuts, and Sabat was eliminated.

Sarra Jr tried to get tricky, reraising Felix Stephensen after calling an initial raise from Mark Newhouse. Stephensen, the three-bettor, moved all in, and Sarra Jr was priced in and forced to call with {k-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}. Stephensen had him crushed with {a-Spades}{k-Spades}, and by the turn Sarra Jr was drawing dead. Stephensen assumed the chip lead after the knockout.

Kemps was done in by his fellow countryman when he moved all in from the cutoff with {k-Hearts}{j-Clubs} and van Hoof woke up with {a-Clubs}{a-Hearts}. The aces held, and Kemps was off to the cage to collect his $441,940 14th-place prize.

The next player to be eliminated will earn an identical prize and the 12 remaining players will make a six-figure pay jump to $565,193. As stated above, van Hoof is our new chip leader with over 30 million. Stephensen and Velador are the only other players with 20 million or more.

The orange T5,000 chips will be raced off on this short break, and when the tournament resumes the blinds will be 150,000/300,000 with an ante of 50,000.

Tagovi: Jorryt van Hoof

Feature Table Hands #75-77: Politano Picks Off Newhouse

[user249920] • Level 33: 120,000-240,000, 40,000 ante
Bruno Politano Rallies his Supporters
Bruno Politano Rallies his Supporters

Hand #75: Maximilian Senft opened to 480,000 and won the pot.

Hand #76: Felix Stephensen raised to 500,000 in early position and took the pot down.

Hand #77: Andoni Larrabe raised it up to 500,000 and was called by Mark Newhouse on the button. Small blind Bruno Politano made it 1.58 million to go. Larrabe ducked out of the way, but Newhouse wanted to see the flop. It came {9-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{3-Clubs}, and Politano bet 1.35 million. Newhouse called once more, seeing a {4-Hearts} turn. Politano allowed Newhouse to take the lead, but he checked it back. The {3-Spades} paired the board, leading to third consecutive check before Newhouse bet 2.25 million. After tanking for a few minutes, Politano called. Newhouse mucked instantly, and Politano showed {7-Spades}{2-Spades} as his rail went bananas.

Felix Stephensen no 29,200,000 540,000
Luis Velador mx 20,750,000 -120,000
Bruno Politano br 19,820,000 5,820,000
Mark Newhouse us 9,250,000 -5,640,000
Andoni Larrabe es 7,900,000 -610,000
Craig McCorkell gb 4,925,000 -235,000
Maximilian Senft at 4,075,000 260,000

Tagovi: Andoni LarrabeBruno PolitanoFelix StephensenMark NewhouseMaximilian Senft

Secondary Table Hands #94-96: A Few Before Break

• Level 33: 120,000-240,000, 40,000 ante

Hand #94: Jorryt van Hoff opened to 525,000 and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #95: Martin Jacobson opened to 500,000 and Christopher Greaves called in the big blind. Jacobson continued for 500,000 on the {J-Spades}{9-Clubs}{A-Clubs} flop with Greaves calling before he check-folded for 1,000,000 when the {8-Spades} landed on the turn.

Hand #96: Dan Sindelar opened to 525,000 and won the blinds and antes.

Tagovi: Christopher GreavesMartin JacobsonDan Sindelar