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 Doubles Through Landfish

Domenico Denotaristefani raised from the small blind and Steve Landfish made the call from the big. Denotaristefani led out when the {10-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{3-Hearts} flop came down and Landfish made the call as the two saw the turn. It came the {6-Spades} and Denotaristefani led out again. Landfish came back with a raise and Denotaristefani ended up all in.

Denotaristefani: {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}
Landfish: {J-Clubs}{10-Hearts}

Denotaristefani would have to avoid a jack or ten on the river to survive and double up and that he did when the {6-Diamonds} hit the river. His rail went wild and received a warning afterwards that they had gotten too rowdy.

Steve Landfish 1,200,000 -335,000
Domenico Denotaristefani 600,000 306,000

Tags: Domenico DenotaristefaniSteve Landfish

Raise and Takes

[user153638] • Level 23: 30,000-60,000, 0 ante

We've seen very little action since returning from the dinner break. The action is primarily comprised or raise and takes. We imagine that will change shortly.


Chip Counts at the Dinner Break

Steve Landfish 1,535,000 135,000
Daniel Idema 936,000 -64,000
Barry Greenstein 675,000 -25,000
Justin Smith 575,000 -195,000
Domenico Denotaristefani 294,000 74,000
Isaac Haxton 283,000 113,000
Matthew Gallin 258,000 -157,000

Haxton Doubles on Last Hand Before Dinner Break

• Level 22: 25,000-50,000, 0 ante

Isaac Haxton raised in the hijack and Justin Smith called from the big blind. On the {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{5-Clubs} flop, Smith checked to Haxton who bet. Smith came back with a check-raise and Haxton ended up all in as the players turned up their hands.

Smith: {A-Diamonds}{7-Spades}
Haxton: {Q-Spades}{J-Spades}

Smith was ahead until the {J-Clubs} landed on the turn which put Haxton in great shape to double up as long as he could avoid an ace on the river. It came the {Q-Clubs} and Haxton survived the hand to double up.

Tags: Isaac HaxtonJustin Smith

More for Denotaristefani

[user153638] • Level 22: 25,000-50,000, 0 ante

Isaac Haxton raised from the button and received a call from Domenico Denotaristefani in the big blind. When the flop fell {5-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{5-Spades}, Denotaristefani check-called a bet from Haxton, leading to the {K-Diamonds} on the turn. Both players checked to see the {J-Clubs} peel off on the river, to which Denotaristefani bet.

Haxton thought long and hard, stacking and unstacking his chips, before slowly sliding his cards to the muck. Denotaristefani's supporters, who are the most vocal in the stands, erupted in celebration.

Tags: Isaac HaxtonDomenico Denotaristefani

Landfish The Aggressor

Isaac Haxton raised under the gun and Steve Landfish who has been by far the most aggressive player at the table three-bet in the cutoff. Haxton made it four bets and Landfish just called as the players saw a {K-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{10-Spades} flop where Haxton led out. Landfish raised and Haxton made the call as the {4-Diamonds} rolled off on the turn. Haxton check-called Landfish’s bet and checked again when the {J-Hearts} hit the river. Landfish bet once more and after some deliberation, Haxton folded to give Landfish the pot.

Although Landfish has been caught in several bluffs leading up to and at the final table, his aggression has won him plenty of pots as well as has gotten him paid when he’s had the goods on his way to the chip lead.

Steve Landfish 1,400,000 55,000
Isaac Haxton 170,000 -300,000

Tags: Isaac HaxtonSteve Landfish

Richard Brodie Eliminated in 8th Place ($44,207)

Richard Brodie (8th Place- $44,207)
Richard Brodie (8th Place- $44,207)

Barry Greenstein raised from the button only to have Richard Brodie three-bet from the big blind. His opponent only had 5,000 remaining, so Greenstein put in a raise, which Brodie called.

Brodie: {Q-Hearts}{4-Hearts}
Greenstein: {A-Hearts}{8-Clubs}

Brodie was behind and needed some help to stay alive. Unfortunately for him, he received none as the board ran out {2-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{10-Spades}{8-Spades}. Just like that, the man largely responsible for Microsoft Word was eliminated from the tournament for $44,207; not only that, Brodie left with the satisfaction that he had made his first-ever WSOP final table.

Barry Greenstein 700,000 170,000
Richard Brodie Busted

Tags: Richard BrodieBarry Greenstein