Event #7: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship
Days:
123

Ogura!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Chris Oliver raised to 11,500 from the cutoff only to have Takashi Ogura make it 47,000 to go from the button. Another raise saw Ogura all in and covered.

Oliver: {5-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}
Ogura: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}

The pocket pairs have reigned supreme today in such situations, and it appeared that trend would continue when the flop came down {K-Spades}{10-Spades}{7-Diamonds}. Ogura was in need of some help and received a little when the {10-Clubs} paired the board, which meant he could now catch a king or seven to counterfeit his opponent. Surprisingly, the {K-Hearts} spiked on the river and ruined our trend, much to the delight of Ogura who doubled on the hand.

Christopher Oliver
Christopher Oliver
400,000 -15,000
Takashi Ogura
Takashi Ogura
195,000 102,000

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Jospehy Eliminated by Karr

[user153638] • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 0 ante
Cliff Josephy
Cliff Josephy

Cliff Josephy has been clinging to a short stack, for the past few levels, but it seems his luck has finally run out. Josephy was eliminated after his {K-}{Q-} failed to improve against the {A-}{Q-} of McLean Karr. The good news for all you Josephy fans is that he plans on playing tomorrow's $1K No-Limit Hold'em event.

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Flopped Two Pair Results in Lindgren's Elimination

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Erick Lindgren
Erick Lindgren

We caught the following hand on the turn with a board reading {K-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{6-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}. We do know that it was limped preflop and that Erick Lindgren checked the turn. His sole opponent, Jarred Solomon, then bet 32,000, Lindgren check-raised to 84,000, Solomon reraise, and pretty soon all the money was in the pot.

Lindgren: {K-Clubs}{4-Clubs}
Solomon: {K-Spades}{6-Spades}

As you can see, both players had flopped two pair with Solomon's being the best. Lindgren needed a four on the river to stay alive, but it came down the {6-Diamonds} to give Solomon a boat. Lindgren was eliminated late on Day 2.

Jarred Solomon
Jarred Solomon
360,000 190,000
Erick Lindgren
Erick Lindgren
Busted

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Bax Builds Up

• Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 0 ante

Cliff Josephy rasied and Robert Mizrachi called from the big blind. The flop came {2-Clubs} {7-Clubs} {5-Hearts} and Mizrachi bet enough to put Josephy all in. Josephy called and tabled {Q-Diamonds} {5-Diamonds}. Mizrachi held {9-Clubs} {6-Clubs} and was hoping for his gutshot draw to hit.

The board completed {3-Diamonds} {5-Spades} and Josephy made trips and bumped his stack to 35,000 and Mizrachi slipped to 225,000.

Clock

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On a board reading {Q-Spades}{10-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{4-Clubs}, Steve Gross led out for 20,000 and was met with a raise to 48,500 from Jason Somerville. Gross made the call and then checked the {5-Hearts} river, which prompted Somerville to bet 115,000. Gross then proceeded to hit the tank . . . hard. He thought for a solid six minutes before Daniel Negreanu finally called a clock. During the ten-second countdown Gross reluctantly released his hand.

Jason Somerville
Jason Somerville
405,000 60,000
Steve Gross
Steve Gross
130,000 -10,000

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Karr Busts Carroll

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Action folded to James Carroll on the button and he raised to 11,000. McLean Karr pushed back from the big blind by making it 33,000 to go, but he was soon met with a pot-sized raise from Carroll. Karr put in another raise and Carroll called off his remaining stack, which wasn't that much.

Karr: {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs}
Carroll: {K-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}

We're not exaggerating when we say the pocket pairs have won every similar race we've written about today, so we weren't expecting any different. True to form, the board ran out {4-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{9-Diamonds} and the eights held to eliminate Carroll.

McLean Karr
McLean Karr
485,000 135,000
James Carroll
James Carroll
Busted

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Moorman and Levi Tangle

• Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 0 ante
Chris Moorman building his stack.
Chris Moorman building his stack.

Chris Moorman and NIcholas Levi saw a flop of {A-Hearts} {6-Clubs} {A-Spades}. Both players checked to the {3-Hearts} turn. Moorman check-raised an 8,000 bet from Levi to 22,000. Levi called and the river fell {7-Diamonds}.

Moorman took a few moments before sliding out a 45,500. Levi went deep into the tank with only around 50,000 left. He eventually folded and Moorman is near 300,000.

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Taken for a Karr Ride

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Owen Crowe raised to 11,000 from early position and ran into a McLean Karr reraise to 27,500 from middle position. Action folded back to Crowe and he quickly made it 68,000 to go. Not missing a beat, Karr potted it and convinced his opponent to fold.

McLean Karr
McLean Karr
350,000 20,000
Owen Crowe
Owen Crowe
278,000 -102,000

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Cousineau Can't Grind a Cash

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Amir Lehavot raised to 11,500 and was met with a reraise to 41,000 from Tony Cousineau on the button. After the blinds got out of the way, Lehavot raised and Cousineau called all in for 48,500 total.

Lehavot: {8-Spades}{8-Hearts}
Cousineau: {A-Clubs}{Q-Spades}

The {9-Spades}{7-Clubs}{J-Spades} flop left Cousineau wanting, but it was the {10-Diamonds} turn that left him looking for an eight or king. Unfortunately for him, the {9-Clubs} blanked on the river and he was eliminated shy of the money.

Amir Lehavot
Amir Lehavot
285,000 75,000
Tony Cousineau
Tony Cousineau
Busted

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Fleyshman Filleted

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Dan Fleyshman was all in on a flop of {5-Clubs}{J-Spades}{9-Diamonds} for around 110,000 holding {10-Spades}{8-Spades} against the {K-Hearts}{9-Hearts} of Thorsten Schafe. Fleyshman was looking to fill his open-ended straight draw, a feat he was unable to accomplish as both the turn and river blanked and sent him to the rail.

Meanwhile, Eric Baldwin made his exit from the tournament, the details of which we're unaware.

290,000
Dan Fleyshman
Dan Fleyshman
Busted

Tags: Dan FleyshmanThorsten Schafem Eric Baldwin