Event #29: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship

Well Hello, Dolly

Doyle Brunson
Doyle Brunson

We picked up this blind-versus-blind contest on the flop just as the dealer was running out a flop of {9-Spades} {4-Clubs} {2-Clubs}. The small blind fired out a bet, and Doyle Brunson raised from the big. His opponent called.

The turn came the {Q-Clubs}, and the small blind check-called another Brunson bet, and the action repeated on the {K-Clubs} river. After his opponent called the final bet, Brunson showed down {K-Hearts} {Q-Hearts} for two pair. Four clubs on the board are no problem for Doyle; his club-less two pair is good, and he's chipped his way up to 57,000.

Tags: Doyle Brunson

Can't Call the Turrrrn

Brian Meinders opened for a raise from early position, the cutoff three-bet and Tom Dwan four-bet from the small blind. Both players called.

The flop came down {3-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{2-Spades}. Dwan checked to Meinders, who bet. The cutoff folded and Dwan called. When the {6-Hearts} hit the turn Dwan checked again. Meinders bet and Dwan gave it up.

"He would call if he didn't have last-longers!" Eli Elezra quipped.

Meiders is up to 42,000 while Dwan is on 30,000.

Tags: Tom DwanBrian Meinders

Last Level

That's right, poker fans. Only sixty more minutes of scintillating limit hold'em action before we bag 'em and tag 'em for the night.


84,000 -2,000
82,000 7,000
75,000 42,000
69,500 14,500
65,000 -7,000
64,000 10,000
60,000 29,000
59,000 14,000
58,000 -3,000
58,000 8,000
57,000 -6,000
55,000 5,000
54,000 8,500
53,000 14,000
49,000 4,000
48,500 27,500
48,000 27,000
47,000 -5,500
45,500 11,900
43,000 -6,000
41,000 -13,000
41,000 29,400
40,000 19,500
39,500 4,000
39,000 -4,500

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Phil and Lance... and Tom

A player under the gun raise, and Lance Funston made the call from middle position. Phil Ivey called from the big blind as well, and it was three ways to the flop.

The dealer put out {3-Diamonds} {10-Diamonds} {5-Spades}, and the action checked to Funston. He bet, Ivey raised, and the original raiser folded out of the way. Funston came back with a third bet, though, and Ivey called.

The {J-Diamonds} hit fourth street, and one leading bet from Ivey was enough to earn him the pot without contest. He's up to 51,500 after that hand, and the last-longer negotiations between he and Tom Dwan have been sparked once again. Dwan currently has about 58,000 chips.

Tags: Phil IveyTom Dwan

Negreanu Out in a Hurry

Seeya at the 6-max final, suckas!
Seeya at the 6-max final, suckas!

On his break from the $2,500 six-max NLHE, Daniel Negreanu reappeared at his limit hold'em table and quickly donked off what was left in his stack to Justin Bonomo and Lex Veldhuis. Negreanu played several hands blind and called to the river, eventually going out on this hand against Veldhuis.

Veldhuis open-raised, Negreanu three-bet all-in from the small blind and Veldhuis called. Negreanu's {9-Hearts}{4-Hearts} was dominated by Veldhuis' {K-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}, the board running out {J-Hearts}{J-Spades}{3-Spades}{A-Clubs}{5-Clubs} to send Negreanu hurrying back across the room to his other tournament.

"Take it, fish!" Negreanu laughed as he made his exit.

With that pot, Veldhuis is up to 53,000.

Tags: Daniel NegreanuLex Veldhuis

Mark Newhouse Triples Up

Erick Lindgren opened for a raise, Erik Sagstrom three-bet from the button, and Mark Newhouse four-bet all-in for 3,700. Both players called and checked down the board in rapid-fire fashion.

Newhizzle's pair of eights with {8-Hearts}{10-Hearts} were good and he tripled up to 11,600.

Tags: Mark Newhouse

Greenstein, Lisandro Draw Even

Barry Greenstein raised from middle position, and Jeffrey Lisandro made it three bets from the button. Greenstein was the only caller, and the two men took a flop of {J-Spades} {K-Clubs} {4-Spades}. Greenstein check-called a small bet there, and both players checked the {Q-Diamonds} turn. On the river, the {10-Diamonds} drew another bet from Lisandro, and Greenstein check-called again.

Greenstein tabled {J-Clubs} {J-Hearts}, obviously unimpressed by that river card. No matter though, his set was still good as Lisandro mucked his cards away, and that moves the two men just about even with 54,000 chips apiece.

Tags: Barry GreensteinJeffrey Lisandro


86,000 32,000
63,000 20,000
63,000 13,200
61,000 18,000
61,000 8,000
56,000 18,000
51,000 11,000
51,000 -1,000
51,000 16,000
50,000 -10,000
50,000 10,000
45,000 2,000
45,000 14,000
44,000 3,000
44,000 -1,000
41,000 -7,000
39,000 16,000
38,000 -8,000
36,000 23,000
35,000 14,000
33,000 5,000
33,000 -2,000
33,000 3,000
33,000 -8,000
33,000 10,000

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