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

Event Info

Prize Pool $1,166,100
Players 507

Hannawa Up, Finne Down



Three-way action on this one. Gavin Smith raised from the button, and both Danny Hannawa (SB) and Timothy Finne (BB) called.

The flop came {2-Clubs}{A-Hearts}{6-Hearts}. Hannawa bet, Finne called, and Smith folded. The turn was the {10-Spades}. Hannawa bet, and Finne called. Finne also called Hannawa's bet following the {10-Hearts} river.

Hannawa showed {K-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} for trip tens, and Finne mucked. Finne is sliding fast here in this limit round, and is now left with just a few big bets.

Tags: Danny HannawaTimothy Finne

King Smith


It was Gavin Smith and Timothy Finne who went to a flop of {6-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}. Finne bet from the small blind and Smith called from the big blind.

The {4-Clubs} fell on the turn and again, Finne bet and Smith called.

On the river {8-Spades}, Finne bet again, but was raised by Smith to 200,000 total. Finne made the call only to see Smith table {k-Spades}{k-Clubs} to take the pot.

Tags: Gavin SmithTimothy Finne

Michael Michnik Eliminated in 4th Place ($81,871)

Michael Michnik - 4th place
Michael Michnik - 4th place


Michael Michnik raised from the button, Gavin Smith three-bet from the small blind, Danny Hannawa folded, Smith four-bet, Michnik raised with his last chips, and Smith called.

Smith {K-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}
Michnik {Q-Clubs}{J-Hearts}

The flop came {10-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{2-Clubs}, and Michnik was in tough shape. The {6-Diamonds} turn card sealed it, and he's out in fourth. Smith moves into the chip lead with more than 1.5 million.

Tags: Gavin SmithMichael Michnik

Smith Takes One Down


From the button, Timothy Finne made it two bets to go and Gavin Smith called from the button.

The flop came down {7-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}. Smith check-called Finne's bet and the turn brought the {8-Clubs}.

Smith bet and it was uncontested by Finne.

Tags: Timothy FinneGavin Smith

Smith Kicks Michnik Down



Gavin Smith raised from under the gun, and Michael Michnik called from the big blind. The flop came {J-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{6-Hearts}. Michnik checked, Smith bet, Michnik raised, Smith three-bet, and Michnik called.

Michnik then check-called the {10-Spades} turn and {7-Hearts} river. Michnik showed {Q-}{J-}, and Smith {K-Hearts}{J-Spades}. Smith had the better kicker, and wins the nearly half-million chip pot.

Michnik is down below 300,000, while Smith moves up to 1.3 million.

Tags: Gavin SmithMichael Mitchnik

Hannawa Takes One


From under the gun, Timothy Finne made it two bets to go. It was folded to Danny Hannawa in the big blind who made the call.

The flop came down {3-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} and both players checked.

The {j-Spades} hit the turn and Hannawa check-called Finne's bet.

The river brought the {7-Hearts} and both players checked. Hannawa took the pot with {k-Hearts}{3-Hearts}.

Tags: Danny HannawaTimothy Finne

No Small Bets Anymore


We move back to the limit round, where even the small bets are big, big bets now. Indeed, with stakes of 50,000/100,000, there are only about 38 big bets in play, period.

Here is what the stacks look like as we start this half-hour:

Timothy Finne -- 1.325 million
Gavin Smith -- 910,000
Michael Michnik -- 795,000
Danny Hannawa -- 760,000

Hannawa Over Smith



Gavin Smith raised to 77,000 from the button, and Danny Hannawa called from the small blind. Both checked the {7-Spades}{6-Spades}{10-Spades} flop. The turn brought the {10-Clubs} and a bet of 100,000 from Hannawa. Smith rubbed his chin, and made the call.

The river was the {6-Clubs} and both checked. Hannawa showed {A-Clubs}{5-Clubs} -- good enough, as Smith mucked.

Tags: Danny HannawaGavin Smith

Ace-High for Smith


It was folded around to Gavin Smith who limped from the small blind. Danny Hannawa checked his option from the big blind.

The flop came down {6-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} and both players checked.

The turn brought the {10-Diamonds}, and again, they checked.

On the river {q-Clubs}, Smith checked to Hannawa who bet 35,000. Smith crinkled his face and tossed in the call.

Hannawa showed {8-Hearts}{4-Spades} but was no good against Smith's ace-high.

Tags: Gavin SmithDanny Hannawa