Main Event

Even More for Julius


Action folded to Kyle Julius in the small blind and he opened with a raise to 13,000. Sam Chartier made the call from the big blind and the flop came down {K-Hearts}{4-Spades}{2-Hearts}. Julius bet 15,000 and Chartier called.

The turn brought the {8-Hearts} and Julius fired 25,000. Chartier called again.

The river card was the {K-Spades} and paired the board. Julius bet 66,000 and Chartier called.

Julius turned over the {A-Hearts}{3-Hearts} for a heart flush — the nut flush. Chartier mucked his hand and passed over the amount he owed.

Kyle Julius us 975,000 125,000
Sam Chartier ca 110,000 -95,000

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One Down, One Up For Pagano

• Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante
Luca Pagano (Day 2)
Luca Pagano (Day 2)

In the hijack, Luca Pagano opened to 14,000, but it was not going to get through. Next door, Yevgeniy Timoshenko shoved in for 90,500 total, and Pagano gave a token soak in the tank for a moment before releasing.

On the next hand, Pagano opened again — 14,500 this time. Galen Hall came along with a smooth call from the button, and it was "head-up to the flop," as Robbie Thompson announced it. The dealer spread out {4-Hearts} {J-Hearts} {Q-Hearts}, and a bet of 18,500 from Pagano was good enough to end the hand right there.

"You smashed that one, huh?" Hall asked after he mucked. Pagano just quietly stacked up, earning a small profit over that two-hand series.

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Big Hold with Ace High for Julius


On the {Q-Hearts}{7-Spades}{6-Hearts} flop, Kyle Julius bet 23,500 before Robin Van Gils raised to 66,000. Julius reraised all in and Van Gils called off for 257,500 total.

Julius tabled the {A-Hearts}{K-Clubs} for ace high after making a move. He did have the best hand, though, as Van Gils held the {5-Hearts}{4-Hearts} for a combo draw.

The turn was the {Q-Spades} and Julius' hand stayed in front. The river completed the board with the {10-Spades} and the ace high for Julius held strong. Van Gils was eliminated while Julius climbed to 850,000 in chips.

Kyle Julius us 850,000 330,000
Robin Van Gils nl Busted

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Fitzgerald Flops Wheel, Busts Opponent


A player who has disposed of his player card moved all in from the small blind, and Alex Fitzgerald called out of the big blind. Fitzgerald's {a-Hearts}{2-Hearts} was crushed by his opponents {a-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}, but he flopped gin - {4-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{3-Spades}. The turn and river came {4-Hearts}, {9-Hearts} respectively, and Fitzgerald's stack is now up to 760,000.

Alex Fitzgerald us 760,000 100,000

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Updated Chip Counts (full)

Faraz Jaka us 1,200,000
Phil D'Auteuil ca 1,150,000
Cristian Folescu 779,000
Alex Fitzgerald us 685,000
Andrew Badecker us 680,000
Mikhail Shikhworich 640,000
Lee Goldman 635,000
Ruben Visser nl 595,000
Marc Tschirch 593,000
Brian England us 580,000
Vadym Umerenko 580,000
Kyle Julius us 560,000 40,000
David Assouline 515,000 5,000
Artem Kachnyy 510,000
Jan Heitmann 507,000
William Luciano us 505,000
Luca Pagano it 490,000
David Granados 472,000
Galen Hall us 444,000
Jesus Sanchez us 424,000
Spencer Hudson 416,000
Alex Venovski us 410,000
Anthony Gregg 400,000
Barry Greenstein us 395,000
Jannick Wrang dk 392,000

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Break Dance

• Level 17: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

We've put two levels behind us, and the players are off for another quick break.

The 2010 Champ Falls


We just lost the 2010 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event champion. Harrison Gimbel, who won $2.2 million for winning this event two years ago, was just sent packing by David Assouline.

A player raised to 10,000 and Assouline reraised to 27,000 from the button before Gimbel moved all in for 130,000 from the big blind. The original raiser folded and Assouline called.

Assouline: {Q-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}
Gimbel: {9-Clubs}{9-Spades}

The board ran out {Q-Hearts}{K-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{6-Spades} and both players made full houses. Unfortunately for Gimbel, his was worse than Assouline's and he was eliminated.

David Assouline 510,000 160,000
Harrison Gimbel us Busted

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