Event #23: $2,500 Limit Hold'em / Six Handed

"The Team" is Thinning Out

The elimination of Greg DeBora has taken away half of our remaining contingent of Team PokerStars Pro. Their hopes now lie with the Dutchman Noah Boeken and his middling stack of 38,000.

George Lind is also still alive, representing PokerStars Team Online, though his stack is struggling down around 21,000.

Tags: PokerStars

DeBora Down, Out

Greg DeBora - Out
Greg DeBora - Out

Just before the break, Greg DeBora was crippled in a pot against JJ Liu. The board showed {K-Diamonds} {10-Clubs} {9-Clubs} {3-Diamonds} {8-Clubs}, and the two players capped the betting on the river, both of them turning up queen-jack. The only problem for DeBora was that Liu's queen-jack was {Q-Clubs} {J-Clubs}, and a straight flush is hard to beat.

That put DeBora down to just 100 lonely chips on the last hand before the break, and he has been relieved of that remainder here on the first hand back.

Tags: Greg DeBoraJJ Liu

A Photographical Break

That's two levels in the books. While the players take their first twenty-minute break of the day, here's a round of photos for your ocular pleasure. We'll be back shortly.

Andre AkkariDavid BakerErick LindgrenGeorge LindGreg DeBoraJ.C. TranJJ LiuMatt GlantzMatt HawrilenkoNoah BoekenPhil GordonShawn Buchanan

Boyd v. Webb

We noticed a big hunk of David Webb's chips missing, and Dutch Boyd had a peculiarly big stack, so we asked the two men what happened.

Webb held king-jack against Dutch Boyd's ace-king, and there was understandably heavy action on the flop of {K-} {K-} {J-}. The turn was a rag, but the river {A-} gave Boyd the bigger full house and the double up to about 75,000. Webb had the chips to take a hit like that; he's still right around 100,000.

Tags: Dutch BoydDavid Webb

Hawrilenko Halted

"I'm not making a last longer with you Matt OK!"
"I'm not making a last longer with you Matt OK!"

Matt Hawrilenko opened to 2,000 from the cutoff only to have Jason Sanders bump it to 3,000 from the big blind. Hawrilenko made it 4,000 to go only to have Sanders cap it at 5,000 with Hawrilenko making the call.

Hawrilenko saw his last 1,300 enter the pot on the flop of {Q-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{6-Hearts} with Sanders making the call.

Hawrilenko: {A-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}
Sanders: {Q-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}

The turn and river landed the {K-Hearts} and {J-Clubs} to put Hawrilenko on the rail as Sanders climbs to 24,000 in chips.

Tags: Jason SandersMatt Hawrilenko

Tran Chipping Up


JC Tran opened to 2,000 from the cutoff and Mclean Karr three-bet to 3,000 from the big blind with Tran making the call.

Karr checked the {9-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} flop to see Tran fire out 1,000 only to have Karr check-raise to 2,000. Tran called, and once Karr checked the {6-Hearts} on the turn, Tran fired out 2,000. Karr called and then check-called for 2,000 again when the river landed the {Q-Clubs}.

Tran tabled his {9-Clubs}{5-Clubs} and took down the pot to climb to 65,000 as Karr slipped to 20,000 in chips.

Tags: Mclean KarrJC Tran

Lunkin's Tens Hold


Justin Young opened to 2,000 only to have Vitaly Lunkin three-bet to 3,000 from the cutoff.

Eduardo Miranda made the call, as did Young to see a {9-Hearts}{8s]{5-Diamonds} flop fall.

Lunkin's 1,000-chip bet was called by both players, as was his 2,000-chip bet when the {3-Clubs} fell on the turn.

The {K-Diamonds} was checked down on the river with Lunkin tabling his {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} to take down the pot and climb to 49,000 as Young and Miranda slip to 38,000 and 48,000 respectively.

Tags: Justin YoungEduardo MirandaVitaly Lunkin

Aces For Glantz


Jason Saunders opened to 2,000 from the cutoff only to have Matt Glantz three-bet from the button to 3,000.

Saunders made the call and then check-called for 1,000 on the {10-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{4-Spades} flop before the {6-Hearts} landed on the turn and Glantz's 2,000-chip bet was again check-called by Saunders.

The river landed the {4-Diamonds} and after another Saunders check, Glantz fired out 2,000 out of his last 2,300 to find a call from Saunders.

Glantz tabled is {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts} and raked in the pot to move to 17,800 in chips.

Tags: Jason SandersMatt Glantz

Count It

Julian Parmann 108,000 33,000
Alexander Queen us 94,000 7,000
Albert Minnullin 93,000 -4,000
Martin Kabrhel cz 93,000 -12,000
Phil Gordon us 66,000 -2,000
Eduardo Miranda 66,000 33,700
Roland Isra 58,000 15,500
J.C. Tran 57,000 4,000
Dana Kellstrom 55,000 16,000
Alan Sternberg us 52,000 9,000
Jerid Zewin us 51,000 9,000
Brian Meinders 50,500 -1,900
Russ Salzer 49,000 12,100
Chuck Danielsson 48,000 25,000
Hui Liu us 48,000 5,000
Alexander Borteh us 46,000 26,500
Tommy Hang us 45,000 -4,000
Chris Tryba us 43,000 6,600
Justin Bonomo us 43,000 -2,000
Mclean Karr us 42,000 15,000
[Removed:113] 36,000 -10,600
Anh Le 34,000 2,000
Al Barbieri 33,500 24,500
JJ Liu 30,000 -10,000
Andrew Rennhack us 29,000 -5,000

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Lindgren Rivered


Christopher Vitch opened to 2,000 from the cutoff only to have Erick Lindgren three-bet to 3,000 from the button.

Vitch made the call before check-calling 1,000 on the {9-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} flop to see the {6-Hearts} land on the turn and checks follow from both players.

The river landed the {3-Diamonds} and Vitch fired out 2,000 with Lindgren making the call.

Vitch tabled his {A-Hearts}{3-Hearts} for a rivered pair and Lindgren tossed his cards into the muck while slipping to 19,000 as Vitch climbs to 78,000 in chips.

Tags: Christopher VitchErick Lindgren