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

Levy Three-bet by Karamalikis

From the small blind, Grant Levy raised to 38,000. Jonathan Karamalikis reraised from the big blind all in, to put Levy to the decision. Levy mucked his hand and Karamalikis was pushed the pot, showing only the {5-Diamonds}.

Levy Almost Sent Home

From the button, Grant Levy raised to 33,000. From the big blind, Steve Friedlander raised all in to put Levy to the test for his last chips. Levy made the quick call and tabled {A-Diamonds} {A-Clubs}. Friedlander held {5-Spades} {5-Clubs}.

The flop was a huge one for Friedlander when it came {Q-Spades} {5-Diamonds} {4-Hearts}, putting him in the lead with a set of fives.

The turn card pushed Levy closer to the door with the {4-Diamonds}, but then the {A-Spades} spiked on the river, putting Levy back in the lead and giving him the win. He doubled to 277,000 chips.

Brian Payne Eliminated in 6th Place (AUD $21,340)

Brian Payne raised to 30,000 and then Steve Friedlander fired in a reraise to 95,000. Payne made the call.

The flop came down {7-Spades} {6-Hearts} {4-Clubs} and Payne checked. Friedlander bet 135,000 and Payne moved all in for 250,000. Friedlander made the quick call and tabled two kings. He was up against the two eights of Payne.

The turn was the {10-Diamonds} and the river the {Q-Diamonds} to send Payne to the rail in 6th place.

Check-raising the River with David Steicke

From the cutoff seat, Jonathan Karamalikis raised to 30,000 and David Steicke called from the small blind. The flop produced the {K-Diamonds} {9-Spades} {9-Diamonds} and Steicke checked. Karamalikis fired 37,000 and Steicke called.

The turn card added the {7-Hearts} to the board and both players checked. After the river fell the {10-Clubs} Steicke check-raised a bet of 68,000 from Karamalikis to 170,000. Karamalikis folded and Steicke scooped the pot.

Steicke Makes a Boat

From the button, Jonathan Karamalikis made it 30,000 and David Steicke made the call from the big blind.

Flop: {j-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}

The two checked to the turn and when the {j-Hearts} fell, and again, they both checked

The river was the {4-Spades} and Karamalikis fired out a bet of 30,000. Steicke just made the call and flipped over {7-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} for a full house to beat Karamalikis' {8-Spades}{8-Clubs}.

Karamalikis Takes One On the Turn

Brian Payne made it 32,000 to go preflop and found two callers in Jonathan Karamalikis and the big blind, Grant Levy.

The flop came down {9-Spades}{2-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} and Levy checked out of the big blind and the other two followed suit.

Levy fired out 56,000 when the {k-Hearts} peeled off on the turn. Payne folded and Karamalikis raised to 120,000 which prompted Levy to fold.