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

Dlugozima Doubles through Senti


Another short stack, another flip. The contestants this time were Jason Senti, who opened for 5,000 from the small blind, and Paul Dlugozima, who jammed for 184,000 from the big blind. Senti called with {k-Hearts}{q-Clubs} against Dlugozima's pocket sevens. A {7-} flopped on a board that otherwise ran out 10-high to give Dlugozima a double-up to about 400,000.

Tags: Paul DlugozimaJason Senti

Beckman Gets The Best of Dodge

Garrett Beckman just doubled up to about 1.5 million in a big hand against Ryan Dodge.

The board read {9-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{9-Spades}{5-Diamonds} and was quite healthy before Beckman got the rest of his stack, about 302,000, in on the turn with {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts} against Dodge's {Q-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}. The river was the {9-Clubs} and Beckman took the pot with the better full house, increasing his stack to about 1,480,000. Dodge was left with just 35,000 and busted soon after.

Tags: Garrett BeckmanRyan Dodge

Ahmadian Doubles


Elia Ahmadian was allin for 43,000 on the flop of {A-Hearts}{8-Spades}{3-Spades} with the {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}. He was against the {J-Clubs}{8-Clubs} for Dalton Mills.

The turn was the {10-Diamonds} and the river the {9-Spades} to keep Ahmadian's ladies in front. He doubled up and now has about 140,000.

Tags: Elia AhmadianDalton Mills

Bansi and Eriquezzo Clash Again

Praz Bansi opened for 28,000 on the button, the small blind called and Ryan Eriquezzo called from the big blind.

The flop came down {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}. Both blinds checked to Bansi, who bet 50,000. The small blind folded but Eriquezzo came in with a check-raise to 125,000. Bansi three-bet and Eriquezzo moved all-in, prompting a snap-fold from Bansi.

Eriquezzo is up to 1.7 million while Bansi is down to 515,000.

Tags: Ryan EriquezzoPraz Bansi

Dunst Hits the River


It hasn't been a good day for Tony Dunst. He started as the chip leader and has been slowly leaking chips for most of the day. A recent river might have marked the turnaround for Dunst, however. He opened from late position for 25,000 and was called by small blind Trevor Roberts. Roberts checked a {3-Clubs}{9-Spades}{7-Hearts} flop, allowing Dunst to continue for 50,000. Roberts called that bet.

Both players checked the {q-Spades} turn. When the river came {4-Clubs}, a seeming blank, Roberts led into Dunst for 45,000. Dunst put in a surprising raise to 165,000 that Roberts eventually called.

"Two pair," said Dunst. He opened {4-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} for fours and treys to claim the pot. He's now up to about 1,060,000.

Tags: Tony Dunst

Will Failla Eliminated

Down to 245,000, Will Failla moved all-in from the cutoff holding {A-Hearts}{10-Clubs} but ran smack into Jeffrey Chu's pocket aces.

There were no miracles for "The Thrill" on the {7-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{2-Spades}{9-Clubs}{9-Hearts} board and he hit the rail.

Tags: Will Failla

Racener Stacks BHanks

Brent Hanks five-bet shoved for around 800,000, and John Racener snap called. Uhoh.

Racener: {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}
Hanks: {j-Diamonds}{j-Spades}

The board fell {8-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{k-Clubs}, and Hanks discovered that he was slightly covered. He told Racener it was a well-played hand several times and wished him luck, leaving with his head held high. Hanks is out, but Racener's tournament is just beginning with around 1.7 million.

Tags: Brent HanksJohn Racener

Khanis Flops Full House, Gets Full Value


On a flop of {4-Spades}{3-Spades}{3-Clubs}, Dan Lu checked the action to Habib Khanis. Khanis bet 120,000 and was check-raised by Lu to 425,000. Khanis then three-bet shoved all in for 750,000. Lu called with a flush draw, {k-Spades}{10-Spades}, which was actually a running full house draw against Khanis' {4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}. The flush draw, but not the running full house, came with the {a-Spades} turn, leaving Lu drawing dead. He's down to 690,000 while Khanis is up to 1.6 million.

Tags: Habib KhanisDan Lu

Bellande's Light Call

Jean-Robert Bellande opened for a raise, Alper Sar three-bet all-in for 205,000 and Bellande made the call.

Sar {A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}
Bellande {K-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}

The board ran out {K-Hearts}{J-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{J-Clubs} and Bellande took it down with two pair.

"I want everyone to know I'm calling reraises," Bellande said.

"That was a terrible call," Sar said as he departed the table.

"I know," Bellande replied. "But now I won't get reraised light."

Bellande is back up to 1.36 million.

Tags: Jean-Robert Bellande

The Bloom is Off the Rose

Shane Rose moved all-in for 100,000 from early position and Javed Abrahams made the call.

Rose {6-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}
Abrahams {A-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}

Rose did not improve on the {K-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{K-Clubs}{2-Spades} board and was eliminated. Abrahams is up to 750,000.