Event #57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Bon Voyage Boudreau

Kevin Boudreau went all in from the cutoff for 176,000 and was called by Jonathan Driscoll in the small blind.

Boudreau: {8-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}
Driscoll: {A-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}

The board ran out {8-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{6-Spades}{10-Diamonds} as Driscoll rivered a better pair to send Bourreau to the rail.

Driscoll is around the 2,000,000 mark.

Tags: Jonathan DriscollKevin Boudreau

Three More Hands


Ten minutes are left on the clock. Each table will play three more hands and then Day 5 of the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event will be complete.

Imari Loves the Wheel

We caught this hand on the river, with Imari Love moving all-in for 385,000 on a {2-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{9-Hearts} board.

"I only have a four," said Christopher George as he made the call.

George indeed showed {A-}{4-Clubs} and slammed his hole cards on the table as Love showed him {A-Spades}{5-Diamonds} for the flopped wheel. Love is up to 1.14 million while George fell to 770,000.

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Benyamine Loses a Big Chunk


Marcel Cole just relieved David Benyamine off more than a half a million chips to drop Benyamine all the way down to 250,000. Cole, Benyamine and a third player all put 38,000 in before a flop of {7-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{7-Clubs}. Cole led out for another 38,000 after the flop. The second player called before Benyamine raised to 138,000.

Cole debated his options and settled on a minimum re-raise to 238,000. That folded the second player, but Benyamine called. On the {6-Diamonds} turn Cole fired another 200,000 chips into the pot. Again Benyamine called. When the river came {3-Clubs}, Cole moved all in for his last 280,000, just slightly more than Benyamine had behind. When Benyamine folded, Marcel said, "Good lay down."

Cole is up to about 1,250,000.

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DanDruff Clings by a Hair

Todd "DanDruff" Witteles made his final (or what could have been his final) stand for 177,000 with {j-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}. But he ran into 2010 bracelet-winner Pascal LeFrancois' {a-Diamonds}{a-Spades}. The {k-Spades}{q-Spades}{10-Spades} gave Witteles four outs (three non-spade nines and one ace). The {7-Diamonds} was a brick, but the {a-Clubs} on the river rescued DanDruff from the dust bin. He doubled to 375,000, dropping LeFrancois with 760,000.

Tags: Todd WittelesPascal LeFrancois

Johnny Lodden Doubles Through Paolo Cesar

On an {A-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{A-Spades}{3-Spades} board, Johnny Lodden moved all-in for 419,000 and Paolo Cesar called.

Lodden {7-Spades}{7-Diamonds}
Cesar {A-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}

With sevens full of aces, Lodden doubled to 1,670,000 while Cesar was left with 965,000.

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Robert Mizrachi Losing Ground

Robert Mizrachi opened for 42,000 from middle position, Matthew Reed three-bet to 115,000 and Mizrachi made the call.

The flop came down {J-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{3-Hearts}. Reed led out for 120,000 and Mizrachi called. The turn came the {2-Diamonds} and Reed asked Mizrachi how much he had left before moving a stack of his green 25,000-denomination chips forward. With 270,000 behind, Mizrachi faced a decision for his tournament life.

Mizrachi elected to fold and wait for a better spot.

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Sloot Jettisoned

Laurentius Sloot was all in for 124,000 with {a-Hearts}{8-Spades} against Peter Jetten's {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}. The {6-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{10-Clubs}{k-Hearts} board was ace-free, and Sloot was left with nothing. Jetten moved up to 830,000.

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Sam Haddad Eliminated by Duy Le

Sam Haddad moved all-in for 167,000 and Duy Le made the call.

Haddad {A-Spades}{7-Spades}
Le {A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}

Both players flopped their kickers, Le's the better one, on the {J-Spades}{9-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{5-Hearts} board. Haddad was eliminated and Le increased his stack to 2.78 million.

Tags: Duy LeSam Haddad

Chan Snaps Off Adelstein


Garrett Adelstein picked a bad time to four-bet all in. He opened for 36,000 from the cutoff before Johnny Chan three-bet the button to 101,000. That second raise cleared the blinds. When the action came back to Adelstein, he made a huge all in re-raise to 970,000. Chan, who had Adelstein covered, quickly called with {k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}. Adelstein could only come up with {q-Hearts}{j-Clubs}. By the turn, Adelstein was drawing only to a chop, with four spades on board {8-Spades}{3-Spades}{4-Spades}{6-Spades}. The river was not a fifth spade; it was the {q-Clubs}, not enough to stave off elimination for Adelstein. He's out, and Chan is up to 2.7 million.

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