Event 5: $1,650 No Limit Hold'em w/ Bounties

Event Info

Prize Pool 533,500 AUD
Players 381
Players Left 381

Level Info

Level 24
Blinds 15,000 / 30,000
Ante 3,000

Another Massive One Between Steicke and Karamalikis

David Steicke raised to 70,000 from the button and Jonathan Karamalikis reraised from the big blind to 175,000. Steicke made the call.

The flop came down {A-Clubs} {10-Hearts} {3-Clubs} and Karamalikis fired 210,000. Steicke made the call.

The turn card was the {7-Hearts} and Karamalikis kept the pressure on with a bet of 280,000. Steicke was right there to mke the call.

The final card on the board was the {Q-Clubs} and Karamalikis moved all in, having Steicke's last 580,000 chips or so covered. Steicke deliberated for some time.

"If I pass, will you show me?" asked Steicke.

"No," responded Karamalikis bluntly.

Steicke eventually mucked his hand and Karamalikis scooped the massive pot.

Banger for the First Pot Back

Steve Friedlander raised under the gun to 63,000 and David Steicke moved all in for around 580,000. Action folded back to Friedlander and he made the call.

Steicke: {A-Spades} {Q-Diamonds}
Friedlander: {9-Hearts} {9-Diamonds}

The flop came down {A-Clubs} {A-Hearts} {4-Hearts} and put Steicke in the lead with trip aces. The turn was the {Q-Clubs} and filled him up before the {9-Clubs} on the river rubbed some salt in the wounds for Friedlander. He was dead on the turn and the river only made for some added pain as he sent the chips over to Steicke for the double up.

Steicke up back over one million now.

Chip Counts at the Break

Jonathan "xMONSTERxDONGx" Karamalikis - 1,510,000
Steve Friedlander - 1,430,000
David Steicke - 590,000
David Lacchia - 315,000


The final four players are on a 15-minnute break.

Steicke Gets a Few Back from Karamalikis

Jonathan Karamalikis stepped on the gas with a raise from the button to 50,000. David Steicke called out of the big blind and the two players saw a flop of {A-Diamonds} {K-Clubs} {J-Clubs}.

Steicke checked his action and Karamalikis bet 100,000. Steicke shoved in and Karamalikis folded.

Huge Pot for Karamalikis

David Steicke raised to 60,000 from first position and David Lacchia flat-called from the button. Jonathan Karamalikis reraisedfrom the small blind to 210,000. Steicke called and Lacchia folded.

Before the flop came down, Karamalikis bet 200,000 in the dark. The dealer then spread the {5-Hearts} {5-Clubs} {2-Spades} across the felt. Steicke thought for a few moments and then asked to know an approximate amount of how many chips Karamalikis had left.

"About 300," responded Karamalikis.

Steicke then began shuffling his cards one over the other. "I'm all in," he announced, motioning his two hands forward. Karamalikis snap-called.

Steicke: {A-Diamonds} {9-Hearts}
Karamalikis: {Q-Hearts} {Q-Spades}

Karamalikis stood up and turned to friend Tim Duckworth and said, "This better hold up!"

The turn card was the {8-Hearts} and Duckworth yelled from the rail, "How does he not have hearts, how does he not have hearts!?!" The hearts didn't matter as Steicke's hand was offsuit.

The river card was then dealt the {K-Hearts} and Karamalikis gave a little fist pump before lapping hands with his mates on the rail.

Steicke was left with 450,000 chips while Karamalikis jumped to 1.5 million.

Friedlander and Karamalikis Battle

From under the gun, Steve Friedlander made it 53,000 and gets a call from Jonathan Karamalikis in the big blind. The flop came down {j-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}.

Karamalikis check called the 65,000 bet from Friedlander. The {j-Spades} hit the turn and Karamalikis made it 100,000. Friedlander made the call and the two checked the {5-Hearts} on the river. Friedlander showed {A-Hearts}{8-Hearts} for aces up.

In another hand against Friedlander, Karamalikis on the button made it 50,000 and was called. The board came down {6-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} and the two checked to the turn.

The {2-Hearts} came on the turn, which prompted a 65,000 bet from Friedlander and a call from Karamalikis. The {10-Clubs} river was checked and Friedlander showed {A-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}. Karamalikis mucked his cards and is down to 700,000 after these two confrontations.

Lacchia Doubles Again

David Steicke completed from the small blind and then David Lacchia moved in from the big blind for 228,000. Steicke made the call and the cards were revealed.

Steicke: {J-Clubs} {J-Spades}
Lacchia {A-Hearts} {9-Diamonds}

The board ran out {A-Spades} {6-Hearts} {5-Spades} {4-Spades} {Q-Clubs} to give Lacchia the double back to bout 485,000.