Event 6: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Mixed-Max

Buzgon Forced Out

Daniel Buzgon opened to 10,000 from the button, and Fabrizio Baldassari defended his big blind.

The dealer provided a {J-Spades} {6-Diamonds} {4-Clubs} flop, and Baldassari check-called another 9,500. The turn came the {K-Hearts}, and Baldassari checked again. When Buzgon fired a second bullet (21,500), though, he snuck in a raise to 75,000 straight. Buzgon surrendered his cards, and he's fallen back under 300,000.

Fabrizio Baldassari it
Fabrizio Baldassari
it 558,000 78,000
Daniel Buzgon us
Daniel Buzgon
us 270,000 -78,000

Oznake: Daniel BuzgonFabrizio Baldassari

Another Overbet from DeLuca

When we joined the action, the full {Q-Clubs} {K-Diamonds} {3-Clubs} {Q-Spades} {J-Spades} board was out in the middle of the table. It looked like there was just about 100,000 chips in the pot, maybe a tick less. Marvin Rettenmaier checked, and Matthew DeLuca put out another overbet — 111,000.

Rettemnaier needed a solid five minutes the last time he faced an overbet, but this time he spent just 30 seconds or so before mucking his cards.

It's a loss for Rettenmaier, but as you can see from the counts, he's still trended up a bit from our last check.

Matthew DeLuca
Matthew DeLuca
447,500 -25,000
Marvin Rettenmaier de
Marvin Rettenmaier
de 295,000 25,000

Oznake: Marvin RettenmaierMatthew DeLuca

Match Updates

• Nivo 18: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

Fabirzio Baldassari - 500,000
Daniel Buzgon - 328,000

Adam Geyer - 357,000
Anthony Gargano - 375,000

Matthew DeLuca - 465,000
Marvin Rettenmaier - 277,500

DeLuca Makes Rettenmaier Sweat

Matthew Deluca
Matthew Deluca

It's quite a friendly (and tough) match going on at the far table.

In the last hand, we joined the action on the river with about 25,000 in the pot. The board showed {5-Spades} {K-Spades} {3-Hearts} {9-Diamonds} {Q-Spades}, and Marvin Rettenmaier was the one doing the betting. He fired out 17,500. Matthew DeLuca promptly stuck in a big raise to 85,000, and that sent Rettenmaier deep into the tank.

It had to be at least five minutes before he acted. During that time, he was smily and shifting in his chair, appearing somewhat amused by the situation he was facing. Finally, he announced the fold, but he didn't want to give up his cards. A quick, informal agreement was made to show each other the cards, and Rettenmaier began by flashing the {5-Clubs}. DeLuca responded with the {10-Clubs}, and Rettenmaier squeezed over the {9-Spades} to show his two pair.

It was a good laydown. DeLuca made him sweat it, then flipped over his last card — the {J-Spades}. He'd rivered a gutshot straight, and the two exchanged a few pleasantries as the dealer prepared the next hand.

Matthew DeLuca
Matthew DeLuca
472,500 88,000
Marvin Rettenmaier de
Marvin Rettenmaier
de 270,000 -88,000

Oznake: Marvin RettenmaierMatthew DeLuca

Match Updates

• Nivo 18: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
Marvin Rettenmaier and Matthew DeLuca
Marvin Rettenmaier and Matthew DeLuca

Fabirzio Baldassari - 600,000
Daniel Buzgon - 228,000

Adam Geyer - 472,000
Anthony Gargano - 260,000

Matthew DeLuca - 450,0000
Marvin Rettenmaier - 292,500

Ryan O'Donnell Eliminated in 12th Place ($24,390)

Ryan O'Donnell - 12th place
Ryan O'Donnell - 12th place

Ryan O'Donnell started out this most recent hand by limping in from the button only to find himself facing a bet from Warwick Mirzikinian. O'Donnell opted to move all in for around 60,000 and was quickly called by Mirzikinian. As is the custom cards were flipped over and the excitement began.

Mirzikinian: {A-Diamonds}{10-Spades}
O'Donnell: {J-Diamonds}{j-Spades}

O'Donnell's pair of jacks were ahead for now, but there was still five cards that needed to be spread across the felt. After a {2-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{q-Spades} flop O'Donnell looked to be in great position to begin rebuilding. A {q-Clubs} turn changed nothing, but a {a-Hearts} river sealed the deal and O'Donnell was eliminated.

Warwick Mirzikinian au
Warwick Mirzikinian
au 805,000 73,000
Ryan O'Donnell gb
Ryan O'Donnell
gb Izpadel

Oznake: Ryan O'DonnellWarwick Mirzikinian

Mirzikinian Takes Control in a Cooler

Ryan O'Donnell has just been crippled.

The pot began with Warwick Mirzikinian making it 9,000 from the button, and Ryan O'Donnell three-bet to 21,500. Mirzikinian came right back over the top with another raise to 70,000, but O'Donnell shoved all in with his covering stack. Mirzikinian was faced with a decision for his last 366,500. It wasn't much of a decision. Snap-call, cards up.

Mirzikinian: {Q-Clubs} {Q-Hearts}
O'Donnell: {J-Clubs} {J-Spades}

There was no funny stuff on the {5-Hearts} {7-Diamonds} {9-Diamonds} {2-Diamonds} {3-Spades} board, and Mirzikinian's overpair held strong. That pot gives him about a 10:1 chip lead over O'Donnell.

Warwick Mirzikinian au
Warwick Mirzikinian
au 732,000 202,000
Ryan O'Donnell gb
Ryan O'Donnell
gb 73,000 -202,000

Oznake: Warwick MirzikinianRyan O'Donnell

Slepe stave:

Match Updates

• Nivo 18: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

Here's a snapshot of how the four remaining matches are stacking up right now:

Fabirzio Baldassari - 400,000
Daniel Buzgon - 428,000

Adam Geyer - 435,000
Anthony Gargano - 297,000

Ryan O'Donnell - 475,000
Warwick Mirzikinian - 330,000

Matthew DeLuca - 440,000
Marvin Rettenmaier - 302,500

Toby Lewis Eliminated in 13th Place ($24,390)

Toby Lewis - 13th place
Toby Lewis - 13th place

From the button, Toby Lewis opened the pot to 10,000, and Aubin Cazals three-bet to 26,000. Lewis made it 55,000 total, and Cazals flatted to see the flop.

Both men checked through the {5-Diamonds} {5-Spades} {Q-Clubs}. The {A-Hearts} hit fourth street, and Cazals check-called 53,000 more from Lewis. He had sinister plans on the river, checking again when the {2-Diamonds} hit. When Lewis bet 75,000, though, Cazals spent some time in the tank before check-raising all in. Lewis had 110,000 chips left, and it was he who was facing the decision for his tournament life. After a long, long soak in the tank, Lewis announced the call.

Cazals tabled {A-Diamonds} {Q-Diamonds}, and Lewis quickly stood from his chair. He couldn't beat it, and he's been eliminated here in the not-so-Sweet 16.

Aubin Cazals will take 743,000 chips to his Elite Eight matchup.

Aubin Cazals fr
Aubin Cazals
fr 743,000 310,000
Toby Lewis gb
Toby Lewis
gb Izpadel

Oznake: Toby LewisAubin Cazals