Event #54: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Event Info

Prize Pool $3,459,000
Players 3844

Back and Forth!


And that's it! Pot for Peters, Pot for Vonk...

In the last one they played, Peters opened the pot with a 170,000-chip raise and Marcel Vonk popped it to 450,000. Peters called.

The flop ran out {2-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} and first to speak, Vonk fired a 600,000-chip bet. Peters eventually folded and is still in the lead.

Tags: David PetersMarcel Vonk

Advantage Back to Peters

David Peters
David Peters

Marcel Vonk limped, and David Peters checked his option. The flop came {8-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}. Peters checked, Vonk bet 100,000, Peters check-raised to 300,000, and Vonk called.

The turn was the {3-Spades}. Peters led for 535,000 this time, and Vonk again called.

The river was the {A-Clubs}. Peters cut out a couple of tall stacks of green (25,000) chips), topped them off with a few more, and pushed out a bet of 1.36 million. Vonk tanked. Perhaps he was remembering that three-barrel bluff hand with Peters from a short while ago as some of us watching did. Finally Vonk made the call.

No bluff this time, as Peters tabled {9-Hearts}{2-Spades} for the flopped two pair. Peters retakes the lead, moving to 7.17 million to Vonk's 4.36 million.

Tags: David PetersMarcel Vonk

First Blood to Vonk


Peters opened with a minimum-raise to 160,000 from the small blind/button, then Marcel Vonk reraised to 400,000. Peters made the call.

The flop came {5-Hearts}{3-Spades}{7-Hearts}. Vonk bet 550,000, and Peters quickly called. The both players checked the {J-Hearts} turn and {K-Diamonds} river.

Vonk showed {K-Clubs}{10-Clubs}, and Peters mucked. Vonk moves up to 6.7 million to Peters' 4.8 million here early in heads-up play.

Tags: Marcel VonkDavid Peters

Paul Kerr Eliminated in Third Place ($255,076)

Paul Kerr - 3rd place
Paul Kerr - 3rd place

David Peters and Paul Kerr went to see the {5-Clubs}{j-Spades}{9-Spades} flop, without a preflop raise, something rare.

Peters fired a 115,000-chip bet and Kerr just called.

The turn card was a {q-Clubs}, and once more Peters fired a bet, now worth 270,000 chips. Kerr announced re-raise all in and Peters called.

Kerr: {j-Clubs}{6-Clubs}
Peters: {q-Spades}{9-Diamonds}

The river card was magical for Peters -- {9-Clubs} -- and Paul Kerr is our third-place finisher.

Tags: David PetersPaul Kerr

Peters Picks Up a Few


Marcel Vonk opened for 200,000 from the small blind, and as he had done just a few hands before, David Peters called from the BB.

The flop came {A-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{3-Spades}. Vonk continued for 300,000, and Peters called. Both then checked the {10-Diamonds} turn and {2-Clubs} river. Peters showed {6-Spades}{6-Clubs}, and Vonk mucked.

Marcel Vonk -- 5.55 million
David Peters -- 3.8 million
Paul Kerr -- 2.05 million

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Vonk Makes Big Call of Peters' Third Barrel, Is Rewarded


Marcel Vonk opened with a raise to 150,000 from the small blind, and David Peters quickly called in the big blind.

The flop came a provocative {9-Spades}{J-Clubs}{10-Spades}. Vonk checked, and Peters pushed out a bet of 185,000. Vonk spent little time before making the call.

The turn was a proverbial hold'em "blank" card -- the {2-Diamonds}. Vonk again checked, and this time Peters bet 410,000. Vonk thought a little longer this time before calling.

The river was the {3-Spades}, putting a third spade on board. Vonk checked once more, and Peters fired a third time, for 1.23 million this time.

Vonk leaned back in his chair, hands behind his back, and thought about what to do. After a couple of minutes he leaned forward and cut out the chips needed to call. Finally, he pushed the chips forward.

"You got it," said Peters, who was reluctant to show his hand. Eventually both players ended up tabling their cards. Peters showed his {A-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}, while Vonk showed he'd made a big call there with his {A-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}.

That one moves Vonk up to 6.4 million, and drops Peters to 3.25 million.

Tags: David PetersMarcel Vonk

Kerr Doubles Through Vonk

Paul Kerr
Paul Kerr

On the button, David Peters opened the pot with a 130,000-chip raise. Next to speak, Paul Kerr moved all in for about 1,050,000 chips. The action arrived to the big blind, Marcel Vonk and he moved all in too. Peters released.

Kerr: {j-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}
Vonk: {a-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}

The board ran out {q-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{7-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{6-Spades} and Kerr doubled up, is now up to 2,100,000 chips. Marcel Vonk slipped to 4,450,000 chips.

Tags: Marcel VonkPaul Kerr