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

S-LUM-in It

We picked up the action for this hand between Fred Lum and Brian Payne on the turn. The board read {9-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{4-Spades}{2-Spades}. Lum checked, Payne made it 20,000 to go and Lum made the call. The {j-Spades} fell on the river. Lum lead out to 40,000 and Payne called.

Lum: {k-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}
Payne: {6-Clubs}{6-Hearts}

Payne's sixes were good and he moved up to 290,000 while Lum now has 125,000.

Steicke Busts Kelly

Aidan Kelly was eliminated at the hands of David Steicke. Steicke is now up to 446,000 in chips.

Two Bounties Left

There are only two bounty players left in this event. Jonathan "xMONSTERxDONGx" Karamalikis and Neil Channing are the ones with the $1,000 AUD bounty on their heads. Karamalikis currently holds the chip lead with 550,000 in chips. His closest competitor is David Steicke with 446,000 in chips.

Stefan Huber Eliminated in 27th Place (AUD $4,002)

Jonathan Karamalikis raised from the button to 10,000. Stefan Huber was in the small blind and three-bet to 26,500. Sarvesh Pershad was in the big blind and four-bet to 64,500. Karamalikis checked on the stack size of Pershad and then moved all in. Huber snap-called and then Pershad went into the tank for several minutes. Eventually, he mucked his hand, claiming to have held pocket queens.

Karamalikis held {A-Spades} {A-Clubs} and Huber held {J-Diamonds} {J-Hearts}.

The board ran out {K-Hearts} {10-Clubs} {6-Hearts} {10-Diamonds} {10-Hearts} and Huber was eliminated in 27th place. Karamalikis is now cruising with 550,000 chips.

Levy Leaks Some Chips

Grant Levy raised from early position and then Richard Scott reraised 18,800 more. Scott was in the cutoff seat and Levy made the call.

The flop came down {J-Hearts} {4-Spades} {2-Clubs} and Levy checked. Scott fired 34,000. Levy went into a painful tanking decision. He eventually folded, showing pocket eights, and left himself with just over 90,000 in chips.

Michael Opree Eliminated in 29th Place (AUD $4,002)

Richard Scott and Michael Opree got all in preflop. Scott was the at-risk played holding {10-Hearts} {10-Clubs}. Opree held {A-?} {K-?}.

The board ran out {8-Spades} {8-Diamonds} {4-Diamonds} {3-Hearts} {10-Spades} and Scott doubled up to around 80,000. Opree was left with just 6,500.

Left with only about a big blind and a half, Opree was eliminated on the next hand.

Karamalikis Makin' Moves

Jonathan "xMONSTERxDONGx" Karamalikis and Stefan Huber saw a flop of {A-Hearts} {7-Spades} {2-Diamonds}. Karamalikis was first to act and fired 12,500. HUber raised to 27,500. Karamalikis checked the stack of Huber and then reraised enough to put Huber all in. Huber instantly folded and Karamalikis showed {4-?} {2-?}.

Huber slipped to 70,000 and Karamalikis up to 435,000.

Ekram Doubles Through Kelly

Aidan Kelly raised to 10,000 from middle position and then Kamyar Ekram called all in for his last 6,100 in the cutoff seat. Everyone else folded and the two were heads up with Ekram being at risk.

Ekram held {A-Diamonds} {A-Hearts} and was in a great spot to double up against the {A-Spades} {Q-Clubs} of Kelly.

The board ran out {10-Spades} {5-Diamonds} {2-Diamonds} {2-Hearts} {10-Hearts} and Ekram doubled up. With the blinds and antes, he now has around 20,000. Kelly slipped to 240,000.