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

Dwan Catches a Lady to Bust Boeree


Action folded to Tom Dwan in the cutoff and he put in a raise to 1,200. Randy Lew made the call on the button and Liv Boeree promptly raised to 7,000 from the blinds. Action was back on Dwan and he slung in a stack of chips totaling somewhere near 30,000. Lew got out of the way while Boeree called of her remainign 9,000.

Dwan: {A-Clubs}{Q-Spades}
Boeree: {A-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}

Boeree was in a great spot to double, but not so much after the flop fell {4-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}. "F**k my life," she said as she rose from her chair. The {9-Hearts} turn left her looking for a king on the river, but it was not meant to be as the {9-Spades} peeled off. Boeree's day came to an end at the hands of Dwan

Tom Dwan 70,000 29,000
Liv Boeree Busted

Tags: Tom DwanLiv BoereeRandy Lew

Praz Bansi Doubles Up

• Level 5: 200-400, 0 ante

Joseph Cheong opened with a raise in early position and Praz Bansi raised to 2,550. Action folded around to Masa Kagawa and he took a few moments before betting the pot. Cheong got out of the way and Bansi was able to move all in for 15,950. Kagawa called and they went to the showdown.

Kagawa: {A-Spades} {J-Spades}
Bansi: {10-Clubs} {10-Hearts}

Board: {8-Clubs} {8-Diamonds} {2-Diamonds} {3-Hearts} {5-Diamonds}

Bansi can breathe a little easier now with just over the starting stack.

Tags: Joseph CheongPraz BansiMasa Kagawa

Motivational Speaker Daniel Negreanu?

• Level 5: 200-400, 0 ante

With the board reading {9-Spades}{7-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{q-Spades} Matt Marafioti checked the action over to Daniel Negreanu who bet 6,000. Marafioti looked visibly upset as he tanked for a few minutes and then tossed his cards into the air toward the muck. One of his cards flipped over onto the table revealing a {k-} and Daniel said "You had kings, right?" Marafioti said nothing and Daniel offered to show one card. Another player at the table pointed to one of Daniel's cards and a {q-} was flipped over.

Marafioti still looked upset and Daniel proceeded to give him a pep talk saying "You're young, you've got money, you just made a good laydown. You should feel good about yourself."

Hard to know for sure whether Daniel was telling the truth but Marafioti can't be too upset as he still had around 80,000 after the hand was over. Daniel currently has around 41,000.

Tags: Daniel NegreanuMatt Marafioti

Recent Eliminations

[user153638] • Level 5: 200-400, 0 ante

Lex Veldhuis, Vanessa Rousso, and Antonio Esfandiari are among the recent eliminations.

Dwan Busts Alaei

[user153638] • Level 5: 200-400, 0 ante

Tom Dwan opened under the gun only to have Liv Boeree reraise to 2,500 from middle position. Daniel Alaei then four-bet to 6,000 on the button, Dwan made it around 22,000 to go, and Boeree got out of the way. Alaei, who had less chips, made the call.

Dwan: {J-Hearts}{J-Spades}
Alaei: {A-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}

It was a classic race with Alaei needing to improve. Unfortunately for him, the board ran out {4-Spades}{3-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{6-Clubs} and his day came to an end.

Tags: Tom DwanLiv BoereeDaniel Alaei


Masa Kagawa 71,000 -1,000
Burt Boutin 67,000 22,000
Valdemar Kwaysser 58,000 2,000
Justin Young 55,000 16,000
Sorel Mizzi 42,000 13,500
Lee Watkinson 41,000 15,000
Robert Mizrachi 39,000 9,000
Daniel Negreanu 36,000 6,000
John Juanda 36,000 6,000
Amit Makhija 35,000
Dwyte Pilgrim 35,000 1,000
Andrew Lichtenberger 35,000
Neil Channing 28,000 1,100
Olivier Busquet 28,000 4,000
Alexander Kostritsyn 26,000 -7,000
Maxim Lykov 25,000 -35,000
Erik Seidel 25,000 2,000
George Lind III 24,000 -6,000
Allen Kessler 23,500 -6,000
Russel Rosenblum 22,000 -21,000
Cliff Josephy 21,000 11,000
Antonio Esfandiari 19,000 -19,000
Leo Fernandez 18,000 -11,000
Praz Bansi 17,000 -5,000
Joseph Cheong 17,000 -8,000

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Greenstein Motoring Along

• Level 5: 200-400, 0 ante

We've seen Barry Greenstein's stack climbing throughout the day and it seems that he plans on continuing that trend.

From early position he raised to 1,000 and the small blind was the only player to call. The flop came {k-Spades}{8-Spades}{2-Clubs} and the small blind checked to Greensteein who bet 1,500. The small blind called and they saw the {4-Hearts} fall on the turn. Both players checked and saw the river bring the {9-Spades}. Both players opted to check again and Greenstein's {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts} trumped his opponent's {a-Spades}{j-Hearts}.

After the hand Greenstein had around 70,000.

Tags: Barry Greenstein

Prizepool and Payout Information

[user153638] • Level 5: 200-400, 0 ante

The $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship has officially drawn 249 entrants and created a prizepool of $2,340,600. The top 27 players will be paid with $573,456 going to first. Here is a look at the payouts:

1st- $573,456
2nd- $354,460
3rd- $264,651
4th- $198,927
5th- $150,453
6th- $114,525
7th- $87,702
8th- $67,596
9th- $52,406
10th thru 12th- $40,890
13th thru 15th- $31,183
16th thru 18th- $25,348
19th thru 27th- $20,129

Online Heavyweights Do Battle


While this is a live tournament, it hasn't stopped some big names in the online world from doing battle. Recently, Tom "durrrr" Dwan raised to 1,025 from middle position only to have Randy "nanonoko" Lew raised to 2,800 behind. Dwan was the only player to make the call and then checked the {8-Spades}{J-Hearts}{5-Clubs} flop.

Lew bet 3,400, Dwan check-called, and the {K-Diamonds} hit the turn. Again Dwan checked and Lew bet, this time 8,000. It was enough to get Dwan to click fold.

Tom Dwan 41,000 -31,000
Randy Lew 37,000 8,000

Tags: Tom DwanRandy Lew