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

Suck, Re-Suck, Re-Re-Suck!

Marceo Dabus was all-in pre-flop for 395,000, holding {A-Spades}{Q-Diamonds} against Paul Dlugozima's {Q-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}.

The {A-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{5-Clubs} flop favored Dabus, but the {Q-Spades} spiked on the turn to make Dlugozima a set. Oh, but that's not all, folks. The {A-Hearts} hit the river for the re-suck, as Dabus made aces full of queens to double up to 850,000. Dlugozima was left with 270,000.

The Flips Resume


A flip here, a flip there, a flip everywhere at this stage of the tournment. Serge Didisheim got it in with pocket fours for 195,000. Manuel Davidian took him on with {q-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}. The flop was 6-high, {2-Spades}{6-Spades}{3-Diamonds}, but Davidian then turned a pair of queens and rivered a pair of aces to knock Didisheim out of the tournament.

Tags: Manuel DavidianSerge Didisheim

Bansi Eliminated


Before the break, Praz Bansi was eliminated from the field. As was recounted to us, a player put in a small opening raise pre-flop before Bansi moved all in with {a-}{k-}. A player behind called that re-raise, as did the original raiser. The original raiser then put his last 50,000 in on the flop and was called. He tabled {4-}{4-}, in the lead against Bansi and against the other player, who also tabled {a-}{k-}. Fours held up to send to Bansi to the rail.

Tags: Praz Bansi

One More Break

LWS Breeze Zuckerman
LWS Breeze Zuckerman

The 242 players still kicking around the Rio are on their last break of the evening. They'll be back in 20 minutes to play one hour of Level 21, during which the action will probably continue to slow down as it did after dinner. Day 6 of the biggest tournament of the year is so close you can reach out and touch it.

Evan Lamprea came back from dinner ready for action. He jumped to the chip lead with 3.6 million. Matt Affleck chipped up to 3.4 million to keep himself on the leader board, followed by Theo Jorgensen. Bryn Kenney moved up to 2.5 million, and John Racener rocketed from 600,000 to over 2 million. Most of his chips came courtesy of Brent Hanks, whose five-bet shove with jacks ran smack into Racener's aces. Steve Billirakis, Brett Richey, Dash Dudley, Jason DeWitt, and Will "the Thrill" Failla also joined Hanks in the payout line.

Dorothy VonSachsen was dispatched to the rail, and her elimination meant that Breeze Zuckerman locked up the title of last woman standing. Zuckerman is just above average stack with 1.1 million.

Mark Teltscher Eliminated

The action was six-bet pre-flop and ended with Mark Teltscher all-in against Matthew Jarvis.

Teltscher {K-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}
Jarvis {A-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}

Jarvis hit his ace on the {A-Spades}{5-Spades}{4-Spades} flop and Teltscher did not improve, the {4-Clubs} landing on the turn and the river falling the {J-Clubs} to eliminate him from the Main Event.

Jarvis is up to 1,850,000.

Tags: Mark Teltscher

Martinez Cripples Tabb

Rudy Miller opened for 32,000 from middle position, Steven Tabb flat-called from the hijack and Johnny Chan called from the cutoff. Javier Martinez three-bet to 175,000 from the button, Miller folded and Tabb shoved. Chan got out of the way and Martinez made the call for 648,000 total.

Tabb {A-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}
Martinez {J-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}

The board ran out {10-Hearts}{9-Spades}{4-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} and Martinez increased his stack to 1.4 million while Tabb was left with only 83,000.

Habib Folds AQ To Bardah's Ladies

Hasan Habib
Hasan Habib

Hasan Habib opened from middle position to 32,000. Action folded around to the last player to act in the big blind. Ronnie Bardah was occupying that seat and checked on Habib's stack. Habib had about 280,000 left and Bardah raised to put him all in. Habib open-folded {A-}{Q-}. Bardah returned the favor and showed two queens, having Habib dominated.

Tags: Hasan HabibRonnie Bardah

Hougaard Can't Beat Two Pair


Ronnie Bardah raised from early position to 31,000. Action moved around to Jesper Hougaard on the button and he placed a chip on his cards before thinking about things for a minute. He then opted to three-bet to 82,000. The blinds folded and play fell back on Bardah. He squeezed his cards once more and then tossed in the call.

The flop came down {Q-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} and Bardah tapped the table to move action over to Hougaard. He checked behind to see the {9-Hearts} come on the turn. Both players checked again.

The river completed the board with the {3-Hearts}, putting a pair of threes out there. Bardah and Hougaard both checked.

Bardah tabled the {8-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} for eights and threes. Hougaard mucked and dropped to 688,000 in chips. Bardah won the pot and increased to 1.66 million.

Tags: Jesper HougaardRonnie Bardah

Bolt Folds to Lu's Five-Bet Shove

On a {9-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} flop, Christopher Bolt checked over to Dan Lu, who bet 52,000. Bolt raised to 115,000 and Lu three-bet to 230,000. Bolt didn't stop there, coming back over the top for 490,000, before Lu moved all-in for 992,000 total.

Bolt jumped out of his seat and tanked for several minutes before giving up his hand. He's down to 1.2 million.