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

The Smirnov Show


First Tom McCormick raised from the hijack and Mikhail Smirnov three-bet from the cutoff. Eric Baldwin made it four bets from the small blind and the other two players called. On the {K-Hearts}{K-Spades}{3-Diamonds} flop, Baldwin check-called Smirnov as McCormick folded and stormed off to hallway. Baldwin check-called again when the {4-Clubs} hit the turn and both players checked the {5-Hearts} on the river. Baldwin showed {A-Hearts}{Q-Hearts} for ace-high while Smirnov’s {6-Hearts}{6-Clubs} was good for the pot.

Then the next hand, Maya Geller raised from middle position and Smirnov three-bet again as the next to act. Geller made the call and check-called on the {Q-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{6-Hearts} flop but check-folded on the {7-Clubs} turn.

Finally on a {A-Clubs}{6-Spades}{4-Spades} flop, Smirnov check-called a Baldwin bet. Smirnov checked blind before the {5-Diamonds} came off on the turn and Baldwin checked behind. Smirnov led out on the {J-Clubs} river which got Baldwin to fold as Smirnov took down three consecutive pots to build his already large stack.

Igralec Št. žetonov Napredek
Mikhail Smirnov ru
Mikhail Smirnov
ru 153,000 48,000
Maya Geller us
Maya Geller
us 30,000 -20,200
Eric Baldwin us
Eric Baldwin
us 6,800 -13,500
Tom McCormick us
Tom McCormick
us 5,700 -12,600

Oznake: Eric BaldwinMaya GellerMikhail SmirnovTom McCormick