Event #58: $10,000 Main Event
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Le Whisks Winters Away

Tommy Le opened to 2,700, Chad Winters called from the blinds, and the flop fell {8-Clubs}{3-Spades}{9-Spades}. Winters checked, Le continued for 3,500, and Winters check-raied to 8,000. Le tanked momentarily, then moved all in for around 40,000 effective.

Winters crossed his arms in thought, and after mulling the decision over for the better part of two minutes, he called.

Le: {a-Spades}{a-Hearts}
Winters: {k-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}

Winters was in a world of hurt, and did not improve on the turn ({j-Hearts}), or the river ({3-Clubs}), and was eliminated from the tournament.

Life is good for Le - he now has around 175,000 chips.

Tommy Le
Tommy Le
175,000 78,000

Oznake: Tommy LeChad Winters

Shak Three-Bets and Barrels Every Street

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Dan Shak
Dan Shak

From middle position, a player opened with a raise to 3,000. The hijack seat made the call before play folded around to Dan Shak in the small blind. Shak three-bet and made it 13,000 to go. The big blind and original raiser folded before the hijack seat made the call to see the flop.

The flop came down {A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} and Shak fired 15,000. His opponent called almost right away and the dealer placed the {2-Clubs} out on the turn. Shak fired 20,000 this time and his opponent called, but took a few seconds before acting on this street.

The river completed the board with the {2-Diamonds}. It was an interesting card because not only did it bring a fourth diamond, but it paired the board. Shak motioned his hand and waved it over his chips, announcing, "All in." His opponent then began to tank.

The player sat in the tank for about four or five minutes before finally folding his hand. Shak gave another look back at his cards and then pushed them forward, not showing the table. He's up over 180,000 now.

Dan Shak
Dan Shak
181,000 35,000

Oznake: Dan Shak

Alexander Amassing Chips

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Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander

A player opened for 3,000 from the cutoff and found one caller in Jason Alexander from the big.

The flop came {K-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{K-Spades} and Alexander checked to his opponent, who bet 4,000. Alexander thought a bit and and raised to 8,000. His opponent quickly called.

The turn brought the {J-Hearts} and Alexander checked again, prompting an 11,000 bet from his opponent. Alexander weighed his options and called again.

The {5-Hearts} completed the board and Alexander checked again. This time, his opponent checked behind and showed {9-Hearts}{8-Spades} for a rivered flush.

"It's no good, my friend," Alexander said while tabling {K-Diamonds}{J-Clubs} for the nuts.

"I think the heart saved him," a fellow table-mate said. "I think he goes for it if he misses."

In any case, Alexander's stack has grown to 145,000.

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander
145,000 36,000

Oznake: Jason Alexander

Negreanu Flops the Joint, Over 100K

Greg Vogelsong opened to 4,600 from late position, and Daniel Negreanu called in the big blind. The flop fell {3-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}, and both players checked.

The turn was the {k-Clubs}, and Negreanu led for 7,500. Vogelsong mucked, and Negreanu shook his head, tabling {2-}{5-} for a flopped wheel.

It's all good for Negreanu though - he's now over 100,000 chips.

Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 105,000 33,000

Oznake: Daniel NegreanuGreg Vogelsong

Garrett is King

Brad Garrett Doubles Up
Brad Garrett Doubles Up

Action opened with the player under the gun raising to 3,300. It folded around to a player in late position who moved all in for 11,200. Brad Garrett then moved all in over the top from the big blind and the all in player could only say "Crap".

As action moved back to the original raiser, Garrett kept with his usual barrage of quips.

"Come on circus boy! Call it!" Garrett said, but then followed up with "Wait, if you call it how are you gonna afford another tattoo?". Eventually the player folded {A-Hearts}{J-Spades} face up. Garrett's cards and his opponent's cards were turned over:

Garrett: {K-Spades}{7-Spades}
Opponent: {A-Clubs}{10-Clubs}

"Put a king out there!" yelled Garret. The deck decided to comply with his wishes, as the flop fell {9-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{K-Hearts}. The rail erupted with cheers as Garrett took the lead in the hand. The turn brought the {10-Hearts} and Garrett was able to make trip kings when the {K-Clubs} hit the river. His opponent made the way to the rail and could only say "I hate this game" with a smile.

Brad Garrett
Brad Garrett
41,000 18,000

Oznake: Brad Garrett

Deeb Wins Some More

• Nivo 10: 600-1,200, 200 ante

The player under the gun raised to 2,900 and received calls from the player on the button and Shaun Deeb in the big blind. The flop came down {5-Spades}{q-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} and Deeb checked to preflop aggressor who bet 4,400. The third player folded but Deeb made the call.

The turn was the {8-Diamonds} and this time both players checked. The river was the {2-Spades} and Deeb led out for 8,100 which his opponent called. Deeb tabled {k-Spades}{3-Spades} for a pair of kings and it was good enough to take the pot.

Deeb now has 300,000.

Oznake: Shaun Deeb

Big Stackin' it In Orange

Tuan Vo
Tuan Vo
430,000 30,000
Guillaume Darcourt
Guillaume Darcourt
395,000 210,000
Mike Sowers
Mike Sowers
365,000 10,000
330,000
Kelsey Hendricks
Kelsey Hendricks
320,000 40,000
305,000
Tom Carpenter
Tom Carpenter
300,000 -41,000
Max Weinberg
Max Weinberg
294,000 13,000

Big Bluff On Busquet

Olivier Busquet
Olivier Busquet

We caught up with the action to see Olivier Busquet push out a bet of 30,000 on a board of {6-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{6-Spades}{3-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}. His opponent grabbed a stack of orange, 5,000 denomination chips and moved it into the middle. The bet totaled 85,000 which was enough to put Busquet all in.

Busquet pondered over the decision and looked noticeably distraught. Eventually he mucked his hand and his opponent quickly and triumphantly flipped up {J-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} for jack-high. As his opponent stacked his chips, Busquet could do nothing but shake his head.

Olivier Busquet
Olivier Busquet
42,000 -74,000

Oznake: Olivier Busquet

"I Just Have No Clue What To Do"

• Nivo 10: 600-1,200, 200 ante

We found quite a large pot at the river between Geoff Rasmussen and Tuan Vo. The board read {Q-Hearts} {Q-Spades} {6-Spades} {K-Clubs} {6-Hearts} and there was already more than 60,000 in the pot. Vo had a 60,000 bet in front of him and Rasmussen was deep in the tank.

With the camera crews descending on the table, foreign press crowding and nearby rubbernecking neighbors Rasmussen took his hat off and said, "I just have no clue what to do."

He was restacking his robust stack and finally tossed out a call. Vo turned over {K-Hearts} {K-Diamonds} for full house and Rasmussen mucked. Vo leaped to the top of the leaderboard with 400,000.

Oznake: Geoff RasmussenTuan Vo