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

Mizrachis Still at 2

The flop fell {9-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{8-Spades}, and Robert Mizrachi moved all in for 132,000 from the big blind. Vern Keller called with {9-Spades}{5-Clubs}, but his nines and eights were far behind Mizrachi's {k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}. The board ran out {q-Diamonds}{j-Spades}, and Mizrachi doubled up to 370,000.

Tags: Robert MizrachiVern Keller

Siegel Tags Kostritsyn


Poker television personality Jordan Siegel got his last 322,000 into the middle pre-flop and was called by Alexander Kostritsyn. Kostritsyn's pocket tens were behind Siegel's pocket aces, but two people claimed to have folded aces. They were either mistaken or the table is playing with a funny deck, because the flop came {7-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{a-Spades}. That left Kostritsyn looking for the last ten, but he didn't get it. The turn {7-Clubs} and river {3-Spades} doubled up Siegel. He now has 760,000 and Kostritsyn is down to 2.1 million.

Tags: Alexander KostritsynJordan Siegel

Dudley's Hopes Dashed

Dash Dudley was all in for 183,000 with {k-Clubs}{j-Clubs}. Sergey Serafimov called from the small blind with {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}, not the hand Dudley wanted to see. The board ran out {9-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{4-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}, and Dudley hit the rail. Serafimov didn't keep Dudley's chips for long though. He doubled up Manig Loeser for 224,000 the next hand.

Tags: Dash DudleySergey SerafimovManig Loeser

Racener Crests 2 Million


John Racener's been on a post-dinner tear. There were already 500,000 chips in the pot when he bet 365,000 at the river of a {j-Hearts}{8-Spades}{q-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}. Jeff Banghart called that large bet but couldn't beat Racener's Broadway straight, {10-Spades}{a-Diamonds}. Banghart dropped to 330,000 and Racener is now starting to reach the upper reaches of the counts with 2.15 million.

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Fennell Smokes Out Billirakis

Four players saw a {Q-Spades}{6-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} flop. James Fennell checked from the big blind, an early position player checked and Steve Billirakis bet 58,000. Garrett Adelstein called and Fennel raised to 175,000. The EP player folded, Billirakis called and Adelstein folded.

The turn was the {5-Diamonds}. Fennel bet 230,000 and Billirakis moved all-in for 734,000. Fennell made the call.

Billirakis {5-Spades}{6-Spades}
Fennell {2-Hearts}{2-Spades}

The river was the {8-Hearts} and Fennell took down the pot with his set, sending Billirakis to the rail. Fennell is nearing 2 million in chips.

Tags: Steve BillirakisJames Fennell

Richey Broke

Dan Lu raised to 30,000 from the cutoff, and Brett Richey raised to 90,000 on the button. The blinds got out of the way, and Lu moved all in. Richey called for 340,000 with {5-Diamonds}{5-Spades}. He was in rough shape against Lu's {10-Clubs}{10-Spades}. The board ran out {q-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}. Richey stood up after the ten on the turn gave Lu a set and said his goodbyes to the table. Lu is over a million now.

Tags: Brett RicheyDan Lu

Jan Boye Doubles

Jan Boye moved all-in for 59,000 from the hijack and Christopher Bolt made the call from the big blind.

Boye {A-Clubs}{K-Spades}
Bolt {Q-Hearts}{9-Clubs}

Bolt did not improve and Boye doubled to 142,000.

Bardah Fighting Sickness and Stacking Faces

Ronnie Bardah
Ronnie Bardah

Ronnie "Ronasty" Bardah has been fighting flu and cold symptoms all day long. It began late last night and even 10 hours of sleep couldn't cure Bardah. The symptoms are a little worse today, but he's fighting through. He claims that he's going to try and get some medical help after the day is through. As for right now, Bardah continues to pick up chips as he just sent a player to the rail.

On the flop of {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}{4-Spades}, Bardah fired 35,000. His opponent tanked before moving all in for 265,000. Bardah snapped him off with the {Q-Spades}{J-Clubs}. His opponent was in a ton of trouble with the {A-Spades}{K-Spades}.

The turn was the {8-Hearts} and the river the {A-Clubs}. Bardah's trip queens won the pot and he raked in the chips to move to 1.575 million.

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Jorgensen Crushing; VonSachsen Eliminated

Theo Jorgensen
Theo Jorgensen

From the cutoff seat, Theo Jorgensen raised to 38,000. One of the last women standing, Dorothy VonSachsen, moved all in for about 75,000 from the button. Jorgensen made the call when it got back to him.

Jorgensen held the {A-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} and was up against the {K-Hearts}{10-Hearts} for VonSachsen.

The board ran out {A-Hearts}{K-Spades}{J-Spades}{9-Hearts}{4-Clubs} and VonSachsen was sent to the rail. Jorgensen has about 3.2 million in chips now and is absolutely crushing.

Jorgensen is coming off a win at the €10,000 WPT Grand Prix de Paris Main Event where he took home nearly $850,000 for his win. Combine that with leading the WSOP Main Event with about 300 players left and it's one heck of a 2010 so far.

Tags: Dorothy VonSachsenTheo Jorgensen