Event #44: $2,500 Mixed Hold'em

Event Info

Prize Pool $1,166,100
Players 507

Gavin Calls, Collects

Gavin Smith
Gavin Smith


The table folded around to Gavin Smith who completed from the small blind, then Jarred Solomon raised to 20,000 from the big blind. Smith called, and the flop came {5-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}. Smith checked, Solomon bet 31,000, and Smith quickly called. Both then checked the {3-Clubs} turn.

The river brought the {4-Clubs}. Smith checked, and Solomon fired 44,000. Smith didn't wait long to call, tabling {Q-Spades}{J-Clubs} for a club flush. Solomon folded, his hand -- {A-Spades}{10-} -- briefly visible as he did.

Smith increases his chip lead on that one, moving close to 800,000 while Solomon slips to about 550,000.

Tags: Gavin SmithJarred Solomon

Pilgrim Gets One from Smith on the River


It was folded around to Dwyte Pilgrim who opened to 20,000. Gavin Smith called from the cutoff and the button and the blinds released.

The flop came down {9-Clubs}{a-Spades}{5-Hearts}. Pilgrim check-called Smith's bet of 42,000.

The {q-Diamonds} fell on the turn and both players checked.

When the {6-Hearts} fell on the river, Pilgrim bet 18,000. Smith promptly folded, and Pilgrim raked in the pot.

Tags: Dwyte PilgrimGavin Smith

Idema Takes One from Pilgrim


Daniel Idema raised and it was folded around to Dwyte Pilgrim in the big blind who made the call.

The flop came down {10-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{5-Hearts}. Pilgrim check-called Idema's bet.

The {3-Spades} fell, and Pilgrim checked again. Idema bet, but this time, Pilgrim released his hand.

Tags: Dwyte PilgrimDaniel Idema

Mike Santoro Eliminated in 9th Place ($21,304)

Mike Santoro - 9th place
Mike Santoro - 9th place


Mike Santoro raised from the cutoff, and it folded to Michael Michnik who made it three bets from the big blind. Santoro called with his last chips, and the cards were tabled.

Michnik {9-Hearts}{8-Clubs}
Santoro {A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}

The flop came {7-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{Q-Hearts}, and Santoro was still ahead but only precariously so. The {8-Spades} on the turn then paired Michnik, and the {5-Spades} river meant we had our first elimination.

Michnik now has about 530,000.

Tags: Michael MichnikMike Santoro

A Lot of Raising Going On


From the cutoff, Daniel Idema raised. Mike Santoro reraised from the button and both blinds released. Idema made the call and the flop came down {9-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{2-Spades}.

Idema check-raised Santoro's bet. Santoro answered that with a raise himself and not to be outdone, Idema reraised. Santoro made the call and the turn brought the {9-Clubs}.

Idema tossed in a bet, and that was enough to get Santoro to fold.

Tags: Daniel IdemaMike Santoro

Hannawa Takes One



Timothy Finne raised from under the gun, and it folded to Danny Hannawa who called from the big blind. The flop came {5-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}. Hannawa checked, Finne bet, Hannawa check-raised, and Finne called. The turn was the {J-Spades}, and this time Hannawa bet and Finne called. Same story -- a bet-call -- following the river {Q-}.

Hannawa showed {J-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} for trip jacks, and Finne mucked.

Tags: Danny HannawaTimothy Finne

Pilgrim Cracks Solomon's Aces

Dwyte Pilgrim
Dwyte Pilgrim


With the board {6-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{9-Spades} and 188,000 already in the middle, Jarred Solomon checked from the big blind, and Dwyte Pilgrim bet from the button.

Solomon grimaced as he considered what to do, then finally made the call, tabling {A-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}. Pilgrim flipped over {A-Hearts}{K-Spades} for kings full, and took the large pot.

Pilgrim chips up over 300,000, while Solomon slips to about 650,000.

Tags: Dwyte PilgrimJarred Solomon

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A Finne Start



It folded to Daniel Idema who raised, then Timothy Finne made it three bets from the button. The blinds got out, and Idema called.

The flop came {10-Hearts}{J-Hearts}{J-Clubs}. Idema checked, Finne bet, and Idema called. The turn was the {2-Spades}. This time Idema bet, and Finne called. Both then checked the {8-Diamonds} river.

Idema showed {3-Hearts}{3-Spades} and Finne {6-Diamonds}{6-Spades}, and Finne took the pot.

Tags: Daniel IdemaTimothy Finne