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

Final Twelve Chip Counts


Here are the updated chip counts of the final twelve players.

Brian Meinders 550,000 95,000
Al Barbieri 453,000 108,000
Christopher Vitch 390,000 30,000
Anh Le 287,000 32,000
Dutch Boyd 205,000 15,000
Domenico Denotaristefani 200,000
JJ Liu 190,000 8,000
Eduardo Miranda 175,000 -35,000
Dana Kellstrom 175,000 15,000
Albert Minnullin 170,000 -20,000
Jeff Norman 100,000 -54,000
Julian Parmann 85,000

Final Twelve Redraw


Table 308
Seat 1: Dana Kellstrom
Seat 2: Jeff Norman
Seat 3: Domenico Denotaristefani
Seat 4: JJ Liu
Seat 5: Anh Le
Seat 6: Julian Parmann

Table 309
Seat 1: Albert Minnullin
Seat 2: Brian Meinders
Seat 3: Al Barbieri
Seat 4: Eduardo Miranda
Seat 5: Dutch Boyd
Seat 6: Christopher Vitch

Chuck Danielsson Eliminated in 13th Place ($9,635)

Chuck Danielsson - 13th place
Chuck Danielsson - 13th place

Eduardo Miranda limped into the pot under the gun, and Al Barbieri raised from the button. Chuck Danielsson made it three bets from the small blind. Miranda and Barbieri both called, and off they went to a three-way flop.

It came down an action-y {10-Clubs} {9-Clubs} {8-Diamonds}, and Danielsson led out with a bet. Barbieri raised, Miranda folded, Danielsson reraised, and Barbieri made it four bets. Danielsson called.

The {2-Hearts} turn got the rest of Danielsson's chips in on a four-bet, and Barbieri called to put him at risk once again. And the news was not good for Chuck:

Danielsson: {10-Spades} {10-Diamonds}
Barbieri: {6-Diamonds} {7-Diamonds}

Danielsson would need to fill up or make quads on the river in order to stay alive, but the blank {7-Spades} was not one of those friendly cards. Unable to improve his set, Danielsson has finally been relieved of his stack after nearly a full day of short-stack wizardry.

Barbieri - 453,000

Tags: Al BarbieriChuck DanielssonEduardo Miranda

Two Pair, Second Best

JJ Liu raised from the button, and Dana Kellstrom called from the big blind to go heads up to the flop.

It came {K-Clubs} {3-Diamonds} {6-Hearts}, and Kellstrom check-called a bet.

On the {8-Hearts} turn, he checked again before sticking in a raise. Liu called the extra bet, and Kellstrom led out on the {4-Spades} turn. Coming right back at him, Liu made it two bets, and Kellstrom called the extra this time.

Liu tabled {K-Spades} {4-Clubs} for two pair, and Kellstrom flashed his {6-Clubs} {8-Spades} as his cards went into the muck.

Liu - 239,000
Kellstrom - 160,000

Tags: Dana KellstromJJ Liu

Vitch Clips Liu


Christopher Vitch opened to 10,000 from the small blind and JJ Liu made the call from the big blind.

Vitch fired out 5,000 on the {10-Spades}{4-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} flop and Liu made the call before Vitch checked the {K-Clubs} on the turn. Liu pushed out 10,000 only to have Vitch check-raise to 20,000 with Liu making the call.

The river landed the {A-Hearts} and Vitch bet out 10,000 with Liu sitting in the tank for nearly three minutes before making the call.

Vitch tabled his {K-Hearts}{Q-Spades} to prompt a fold from Liu as he climbed to 360,000 while took a step back to 182,000 in chips.

Tags: Christopher VitchJJ Liu

Danielsson Doubles Small

Chuck Danielsson raised from the button, and Eduardo Miranda made the call from the big blind.

The flop came out {A-Clubs} {9-Clubs} {2-Clubs}, and Miranda check-raised to put Danielsson all in right there. Cards up, please:

Danielsson: {10-Diamonds} {J-Diamonds}
Miranda: {9-Diamonds} {10-Spades}

Miranda was ahead with his pair, but Danielsson had the overcard and the club draw to work with. The turn {K-Spades} was the wrong shade of black, but the river {7-Clubs} found his flush to double Danielsson up to 35,000.

Tags: Chuck DanielssonEduardo Miranda

Rafe Furst Eliminated in 16th Place ($9,635)

Rafe Furst - 16th place
Rafe Furst - 16th place

Christopher Vitch bumped it up from middle position to 10,000 only to have Rafe Furst three-bet from the small blind. Vitch made it 20,000 to go and Furst made the call.

Furst check-called every street with the final board running out {5-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{5-Spades} only to muck at the sight of Vitch's {A-Spades}{A-Clubs} as he slipped to 22,000 while Vitch climbed to 370,000 in chips.

A few hands later after being crippled by Dana Kellstrom, Furst would find himself all in holding {5-Hearts}{3-Hearts} against three players.

The board ran out {Q-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} and it would be Vitch's {A-Hearts}{3-Hearts} taking the pot down to send Furst to the rail in 16th place.

Tags: Rafe FurstChristopher Vitch

Borteh Sliding Down


Alexander Barteh opened to 10,000 and Albert Minnullin made the call from the big blind.

Borteh fired out 5,000 on the {9-Hearts}{3-Spades}{4-Hearts} flop with Minnullin making the call before the {A-Hearts} and {8-Spades} was checked down.

Minnullin tabled his {K-Spades}{6-Diamonds} to take down the pot and move to 190,000 as Borteh slipped to just 28,000 in chips.

Tags: Albert MinnullinAlexander Borteh