Event #7: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship

Event Info

Buy-in $10,000
Prize Pool $2,340,600
Players 249

Level Info

Level 26
Blinds 25,000 / 50,000
Ante 0

Levi's Four-Bet Takes It Down

Amir Lehavot opened to 51,000 in middle position and Stephen Chidwick popped it to 125,000 on the button. Nicolas Levi four-bet the pot from the small blind, forcing folds all around.

Amir Lehavot
Amir Lehavot
1,449,000 -51,000
Nicolas Levi
Nicolas Levi
690,000 170,000
Stephen Chidwick
Stephen Chidwick
521,000 -129,000

Tags: Amir LehavotNicolas LeviStephen Chidwick

Lehavot Raises on the River

• Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 0 ante
Amir Lehavot isn't afraid to raise on the river.
Amir Lehavot isn't afraid to raise on the river.

Tommy Vinas opened for 54,000 from late position and Amir Lehavot called from the button. The blinds released and the flop came {4-Diamonds} {9-Diamonds} {Q-Hearts}. Vinas slid out 87,000 and Lehavot called. The {10-Diamonds} on the turn brought checks from both players. The {8-Hearts} river saw Vinas bet 75,000 and Lehavot raised it up to 300,000. Vinas folded and dropped down to 940,000 and Lehavot is up to 1,500,000.

Tags: Amir LehavotTommy Vinas


Stein's Turn

[user153638] • Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante

Amir Lehavot raised to 44,000 from the hijack only to have Sam Stein, who was next to act in the cutoff, reraise to 112,000. The reraise was enough to clear the field, Lehavot included, and Stein took down the pot without seeing a flop.

Tags: Amir LehavotSam Stein

Karr Picks Up a Small One

Michael Benvenuti opened for 42,000 from the cutoff and McLean Karr potted from the big blind, making his bet 148,000. Benvenuti took a moment and then folded.

McLean Karr
McLean Karr
350,000 60,000
Michael Benvenuti
Michael Benvenuti
295,000 -35,000

Tags: McLean KarrMichael Benvenuti

Stein Breaks the Million-Chip Mark


Sam Stein raised to 42,000 from middle position and received calls from both the small blind and big, Michael Benvenuti and Eric Cloutier respectively. The three players watched the flop fall {3-Clubs}{3-Spades}{2-Diamonds} and it went check-check to Stein, who bet 58,000. Benvenuti made the call while Cloutier opted to get out of the way.

Both players then checked the {10-Diamonds} turn and watched as the {9-Clubs} was put out on the river. Benvenuti check-called a bet of 132,000 only to muck when Stein revealed {A-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}. With that, Stein is just over a million in chips.

Sam Stein
Sam Stein
1,000,000 401,000
Michael Benvenuti
Michael Benvenuti
330,000 -340,000

Tags: Michael BenvenutiSam Stein

Atmosphere Anything but Electric

[user153638] • Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante

The atmosphere surrounding the final table has been fairly subdued thus far. The crowd is content to simply observe, offering the occasional applause, but it seems as if everyone is simply waiting for something to happen . . . ourselves included.

Stein Picks Up a Pot

• Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante
Sam Stein
Sam Stein

Michael Benvenuti opened for 47,000, Tommy Vinas called and Sam Stein raised to 168,000. Benvenuti folded, as did Vinas. Stein picked a pot without seeing a flop.

Play has been cautious so far.

Tags: Michael BenvenutiTommy Vinas