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

Meinders Straightens Out Kellstrom


Dana Kellstrom fired out 4,000 on a {3-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} flop only to have Brian Meinders bump it to 8,000.

Kellstrom made the call to see the {7-Hearts} land on the turn and a bet of 8,000 follow from Meinders. Kellstrom check-called, and then check-called for another 8,000 when the river landed the {9-Clubs}.

Meinders tabled his {4-Spades}{4-Hearts} for a straight to take down the pot and move to 320,000 in chips.

Tags: Andrew RennhackBrian MeindersDana Kellstrom

Two Bad Ones For Webb

David Webb is out after two consecutive pots went afoul.

In the first, Webb opened with a button raise, and Alexander Borteh called from the big blind. On the flop of {2-Clubs} {10-Spades} {5-Diamonds}, Borteh check-raised to two bets, and Webb made it three bets to go. Borteh called the extra small bet, and the two men check-checked the {3-Clubs} turn. When the {9-Clubs} fell on fifth street, one Borteh bet was enough to scare Webb out of the pot quickly.

The following hand, Webb raised from the cutoff, and big blind Domenico Denotaristefani made the call. Just like the last hand, Webb was check-raised on a flop of {2-Clubs} {10-Spades} {5-Diamonds}, and he made it three bets to go. His opponent re-reraised, and Webb reraised all in. He turned up {9-Hearts} {9-Spades} only to see that Denotaristefani's {10-Clubs} {J-Spades} had out-flopped him in a big way. The {Q-Clubs} on the turn was a blank, and so was the {6-Hearts} river, and Webb's evening is done.

Tags: David WebbAlexander BortehDomenico Denotaristefani

Gordon Gone

No bracelet today for Phil
No bracelet today for Phil

Steve Chanthabouasy raised it up from the cutoff and Phil Gordon made the call from the big blind.

The flop fell down {J-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} and Gordon fired out 3,000 only to be raised by Chanthabouasy. Gordon made the call for his tournament life and the cards were tabled.

Gordon: {5-Spades}{4-Clubs}
Chanthabouasy: {A-Clubs}{7-Hearts}

Unfortunately for Gordon the turn and river would fall running jacks and tens to see his pair of fours counterfeited by Chanthabouasy's ace-high as he made his way to the rail while Chanthabouasy stacked his chips to around the 155,000-chip mark.

Tags: Phil GordonSteve Chanthabouasy

Two Pair For Javed


Eduardo Miranda opened with a raise from late position and Javed Abrahams made the call from the big blind.

Abrahams check-called a bet on the {Q-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} flop to see the repeating {J-Hearts} land on the turn and checks follow from both players.

The river fell the {5-Clubs} and Abrahams led out for 6,000 with Miranda making the call.

Abrahams tabled his {Q-Hearts}{6-Hearts} for two pair to take the pot down and moved to 212,000 as Miranda slips to just 70,000 in chips.

Tags: Javed AbrahamsEduardo Miranda

Quad Aces For Kellstrom

Dana Kellstram in earlier WSOP action
Dana Kellstram in earlier WSOP action

Dana Kellstrom has just flopped quad aces to pick up some much needed chips to return to the 128,000-chip mark.

With that (approximate) 408-1 hand occurring, Kellstrom has moved into the top ten chip counts with just twenty-seven players remaining.

Tags: Dana Kellstrom

Rennhack Can't Be Moved

Andrew Rennhack raised from the cutoff seat, and Michael Binger three-bet from the button.

The two men took a flop of {K-Hearts} {Q-Hearts} {2-Spades}, and Rennhack check-called a Binger bet. He did the same on the {4-Spades} turn, and both players check-checked the {J-Spades} river.

Binger mucked when he saw Rennhack turn over {7-Diamonds} {7-Hearts}, and Rennhack chips up over 50,000. Going the other way, the mousy quiet Binger is down to his last 30,000.

Tags: Michael BingerAndrew Rennhack

Webb Survives . . . Again


In virtually a copy and paste scenario from the previous hand, David Webb entered the pot under the gun with a raise to 6,000 only to have Domenico Denotaristefani three-bet to 9,000 from the small blind. Webb made it 9,000 and Denotaristefani raised to 14,500 to put Webb all in.

Webb: {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts}
Denotaristefani: {K-Clubs}{Q-Spades}

The board ran out {A-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} to see Webb find another double through Denotaristefani to 32,000 as Denotaristefani slips to 160,000 in chips.

Tags: Domenico DenotaristefaniDavid Webb


Rafe Furst us 270,000 95,000
Christopher Vitch 240,000 30,000
Brian Meinders 220,000 50,000
Domenico Denotaristefani 185,000 5,000
Javed Abrahams gb 165,000 3,000
Jeff Norman 142,000 37,000
Steve Chanthabouasy us 135,000 25,000
Julian Parmann 120,000 30,000
Albert Minnullin 120,000 8,000
Casey McCarrel us 115,000 30,000
Jerid Zewin us 100,000 23,000
Anh Le 100,000 77,500
Brian Horton 98,000
Michael Binger us 88,000 3,000
Dana Kellstrom 80,000 35,000
JJ Liu 80,000 -75,000
Dutch Boyd 79,000 -1,000
Al Barbieri 72,000 -19,000
Eduardo Miranda 70,000 -50,000
Tad Jurgens 70,000 -25,000
Richard Li 64,000 -15,000
Shawn Buchanan ca 55,000 30,000
Alexander Borteh us 54,000
Chuck Danielsson 45,000 36,000
Andrew Rennhack us 40,000 -67,000

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Webb Survives


David Webb entered the pot under the gun with a raise to 6,000 only to have Domenico Denotaristefani three-bet to 9,000 from the small blind.

Webb committed his last 8,000 and didn't look to be in great shape with his {K-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} against Denotaristefani's {K-Hearts}{9-Clubs}.

The dealer had other ideas however and spread a {Q-Clubs}{J-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{3-Diamonds} board to see Webb double through to 20,500 in chips.

Tags: Domenico DenotaristefaniDavid Webb

Tommy Hanged

After sitting still for a couple orbits, Tommy Hang got his chips into the pot once again on a flop of {7-Hearts} {8-Spades} {2-Diamonds}. Brian Horton called him down with {8-Hearts} {10-Clubs}, and Hang's {A-Clubs} {7-Clubs} put him in immediate danger of elimination.

The turn {Q-Clubs} didn't change anything, and the river {3-Clubs} sent hang out the door in 28th place.

Tags: Tommy HangBrian Horton