Event #27: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship

Event Info

Prize Pool $1,428,800
Players 152

Level Info

Level 26
Limits 60,000 / 120,000
Ante 0

Domenico Denotaristefani Eliminated in 5th Place ($94,029)

Domenico Denotaristefani (5th Place- $94,029)
Domenico Denotaristefani (5th Place- $94,029)

Action folded to Domenico Denotaristefani raised on the button only to have Steve Landfish snap three-bet from the small blind. Denotaristefani made the call and watched as the flop fell {5-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}. Landfish led out, Denotaristefani raised, Landfish three-bet, and Denotaristefani called off his last 35,000.

Landfish: {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts}
Denotaristefani: {4-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}

Denotaristefani's tournament life was at stake, but he was way out in front. On the other hand, Landfish had the vast majority of his chips committed in to the pot, so a loss would leave him with less than 100,000. The {J-} turn changed nothing as Denotaristefani's supporters began to get louder.

Landfish needed one of two remaining nines on the river to steal the pot and eliminate his opponent. He seemed resigned to his fate, but when the {9-Spades} spiked on the river, Landfish slapped the table in celebration. Denotaristefani's supporters fell deafly silent as their man was eliminated by a two outer. Denotaristefani will take home $94,029 for his fifth-place finish.

Steve Landfish 650,000 250,000
Domenico Denotaristefani Busted

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Greenstein Wins a Monster

After winning the previous two pots, Domenico Denotaristefani raised in the cutoff and Steve Landfish called on the button. Barry Greenstein three-bet from the small blind and both other players called. On the {Q-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} flop, Greenstein led out and received a call from his two opponents. On the {J-Hearts} turn, Greenstein check-called a Denotaristefani while Landfish got out of the way. Greenstein went back to betting when the {8-Hearts} hit the river and Denotaristefani made the call. Greenstein showed {A-Diamonds}{A-Spades} for aces up and surged past the million chip mark after Denotaristefani mucked.

Barry Greenstein 1,350,000 575,000
Steve Landfish 400,000 -250,000
Domenico Denotaristefani 200,000 -180,000

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Greenstein vs. Denotaristefani


Domenico Denotaristefani raised from the cutoff only to have Barry Greenstein three-bet from the small blind. Denotaristefani made the call as the flop came down {K-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{A-Clubs}. Greenstein bet, Denotaristefani called, and the {2-Diamonds} appeared on the turn.

Again Greenstein bet, leaving himself just 45,000 behind, and Denotaristefani nonchalantly raise. Greenstein called off and showed {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts}, which had Denotaristefani's {A-Spades}{6-Spades} drawing dead. After the inconsequential {4-Spades} was put out on the river, Greenstein raked in the pot.

Barry Greenstein 775,000 425,000
Domenico Denotaristefani 380,000 -320,000

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Another Double for Landfish

Matthew Gallin raised under the gun and Steve Landfish three-bet from the small blind. Gallin made the call and called Landfish’s bet on the {A-Hearts}{K-Spades}{9-Diamonds} flop. On the {6-Hearts} turn, Landfish bet again and was raised by Gallin. Landfish ended up all in and the players turned their cards.

Landfish: {A-Diamonds}{10-Spades}
Gallin: {A-Spades}{8-Spades}

Gallin would need an eight for the win or a king or nine for the chop. The river was the {4-Clubs} and Landfish doubled again as the two players swapped places.

Steve Landfish 650,000 -50,000
Matthew Gallin 600,000 150,000

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Jockeying for Position

[user153638] • Level 25: 50,000-100,000, 0 ante

The remaining five players are slowly exchanging the blinds. They may not be big pots, but at this level they're certainly affecting the stacks. The crowd seems to know that with the blinds so high, each and every hand has the potential to make or break the players; as such, every raise has been bringing the crowd to its feet.

Idema Takes Commanding Lead

In a pot between the two biggest stack, Matthew Gallin raised from the small blind and Daniel Idema called from the big. Gallin led out on the {J-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} flop and Idema made the call. On the {10-Hearts} turn, Gallin bet again only to get raised by Idema. Gallin made the call and check-called Idema’s bet on the {A-Spades} river. Idema showed {K-Spades}{Q-Hearts} for Broadway on the river which was good to win the pot. Idema now owns around half of the total chips in play.

Daniel Idema 2,300,000 945,000

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Back in Contention


Steve Landfish raised from the cutoff and then called Matt Gallin's three bet from the small blind. Gallin immediately bet the {A-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}{7-Spades} flop, Landfish raised all in, and Gallin called.

Landfish: {Q-Spades}{Q-Hearts}
Landfish: {K-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}

Landfish had out flopped his opponent to claim the lead, which he held as the {5-Hearts} hit the turn followed by the {10-Diamonds} on the river. Just like that, Landfish doubled again and put himself back in contention.

Matthew Gallin 1,100,000 -170,000
Steve Landfish 500,000 270,000

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Landfish Clawing Back


Steve Landfish was in the small blind holding {A-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} against the {Q-Clubs}{10-Hearts} of Barry Greenstein in the big blind. Landfish got his short stack of 115,000 in preflop and his tournament life was on the line. The {K-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} flop was kind to Landfish, as was the {7-Diamonds} turn.

Greenstein needed either a queen or ten on the river to send his opponent to the rail, but he could not do it as the {7-Hearts} blanked.

Barry Greenstein 885,000 -115,000
Steve Landfish 230,000 65,000

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Landfish Doubles Yet Again

It was folded around to a crippled Steve Landfish on the button who moved all in for 70,000 total. Matthew Gallin called in the big blind for the 20,000 more and the players revealed their cards.

Gallin: {K-Diamonds}{7-Spades}
Landfish: {Q-Hearts}{9-Clubs}

The flop came {Q-Spades}{9-Hearts}{5-Clubs} to give Landfish a commanding lead and Gallin would need runner-runner to eliminate him. The {3-Spades} was of no help to Gallin though who was drawing dead and Landfish doubled up when the {J-Hearts} hit the river.

Steve Landfish 165,000 15,000

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