Event #54: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Event Info

Prize Pool $3,459,000
Players 3844

Backdoor Flush Helps Vonk Double Through Peters

Marcel Vonk
Marcel Vonk

Paul Kerr opened for 110,000 from the cutoff, Marcel Vonk called from the button, and David Peters came along as well from the big blind.

The flop came {5-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{A-Clubs}. It checked to Vonk who bet 200,000, then Peters check-raised to 570,000 total. Kerr got out, and Vonk called.

The turn was the {2-Diamonds}. Peters led with a bet of 660,000 this time, and Vonk thought for a while before calling. Vonk left himself about 1.5 million after making that call.

The river was the {9-Diamonds}. Peters sat quietly for a minute, then told the dealer he was all in. Vonk rechecked his cards just to make sure, then called, tabling {A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds} for the backdoor nut flush. Peters, a bit exasperated, turned his hand over as well -- {A-Spades}{5-Spades}. He'd flopped two pair, and had been outdrawn.

Big chip swing there. Vonk is the leader now with 5.65 million, and Peters falls to second with 3.15 million.

Tags: David PetersMarcel Vonk

One More For Jessen

Nathan Jessen
Nathan Jessen

From under the gun, David Peters opened the pot with a 110,000-chip raise. In the big blind, Nathan Jessen called.

The flop came out {k-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{6-Spades} and Jessen check-called a 125,000-chip bet from Peters.

When the {3-Hearts} fell on the turn, both players checked. The river card was a {5-Diamonds} and Jessen fired a 425,000-chip bet. Peters eventually folded.

Jessen is now up to 1,480,000 chips.

Tags: David PetersNathan Jessen

Jessen Doubles Through Vonk


The action folded to Marcel Vonk in the small blind, and he moved all in. In the big blind, Nathan Jessen called for less.

Vonk: {j-Spades}{7-Diamonds}
Jessen: {7-Clubs}{7-Spades}

The {7-Hearts}{9-Spades}{q-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{4-Spades} board gave Jessen a full double up. Jessen is now up to 1,080,000 chips.

Tags: Marcel VonkNathan Jessen

Peters Calls Vonk Bet, Extends Lead


We just got back to the table to find a confrontation brewing between our two chip leaders, David Peters and Marcel Vonk.

With about 750,000 already in the middle and the board showing {7-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{j-Clubs}{4-Spades}, Peters checked, and Vonk bet 225,000. Peters paused a beat, then made the call.

The river was the {9-Diamonds}, and both checked. Peters tabled {A-Spades}{J-Spades}, and Vonk mucked.

Peters moves to 6.75 million on that one, distancing himself a bit from second-place Vonk who has 2.7 million.

Tags: David PetersMarcel Vonk

Henrik Tollefsen Eliminated in 5th Place ($138,107)

Henrik Tollefsen - 5th place
Henrik Tollefsen - 5th place

We're moving along quickly here today. Just now David Peters opened with a raise to 110,000 from the button, then Henrik Tollefsen pushed out a reraise to 270,000 from the small blind. Paul Kerr folded his big blind, and the action was back on Peters.

Peters sat for about a half-minute without moving, then said he was reraising all in. Tollefsen went into the tank, and finally after a couple of minutes quietly said "I call."

Tollefsen {A-Spades}{Q-Hearts}
Peters {K-Hearts}{10-Spades}

Tollefsen was ahead for the moment, but after the {2-Spades}{10-Hearts}{J-Hearts} flop he was behind and already getting out of his chair. The turn couldn't have been much worse for the Norwegian -- the {10-Diamonds}, giving Peters trips. That took away Tollefsen's gutshot straight draw and meant the {7-Clubs} was no matter.

Tollefsen is out, while Peters takes the lead now with 5.5 million.

Tags: David PetersHenrik Tollefsen

Five Remain

Matthew Lupton - 6th place
Matthew Lupton - 6th place

With the eliminations of Mehul Chaudhari and Matthew Lupton, we're down to five. Here's what the stacks look like at the moment:

Marcel Vonk -- 4.2 million
David Peters -- 3.32 million
Henrik Toffelsen -- 1.74 million
Paul Kerr -- 1.53 million
Nathan Jessen -- 690,000

Mehul Chaudhari Eliminated in 7th Place ($77,633); Matthew Lupton Eliminated in 6th Place ($103,061)

Mehul Chaudhari - 7th place
Mehul Chaudhari - 7th place

Matthew Lupton had just open-raised all in and won the blinds and antes, pushing his stack to about 760,000 when the following hand took place.

Marcel Vonk opened with a raise to 100,000 from the cutoff seat. Mehul Chaudhari then responded by reraising all in from the button for 680,000 total. It folded to Lupton in the big blind who reraised all in himself. Vonk didn't take much time to make the call and the three players showed their hands:

Lupton {A-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}
Vonk {Q-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}
Chaudhari {4-Diamonds}{4-Spades}

The dealer delivered the community cards -- {j-Clubs}{8-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{6-Spades} -- and Vonk's queens remained best. Two eliminations on that hand, and since Lupton had just chipped up over Chaudhari, he gets the sixth-place money while Chaudhari finishes seventh.

Vonk is now our chip leader with five players left with about 4.2 million.