Event #10: $10,000 Dealer's Choice 6-Handed Championship

Hellmuth Chipping Up Quickly

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Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth


Phil Hellmuth has quickly added to his stack since hopping into the tournament after the last break, and a recent hand has moved him over 100,000 for the first time.

Picking action up on the final draw, Hellmuth was first to act. He patted his hand and bet dark before Anatoliy Zyrin had decided on his action.

Zyrin drew one and then called. Hellmuth spread {9-Clubs}{6-Spades}{4-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} for a nine-six and a six-dugi. Zyrin tossed his cards to the muck, conceding the pot to the 16-time bracelet winner.

Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 125,000 50,000
Anatoliy Zyrin ru
Anatoliy Zyrin
ru 56,700 200

Oznake: Anatoliy ZyrinPhil Hellmuth

Gorodinsky Loses to Reitz; Gets the Chips Back

[user38873] • Nivo 8


"It looked like a straight to my dead eyes," Mike Gorodinsky said after he paid off a final bet by Fabian Reitz and was shown the {8-}{7-}{5-}{4-}{3-} by Reitz to lose a small chunk of his large tower of chips.

Gorodinsky then raised the next hand and called a three-bet by Reitz. Both discarded two cards each and checked. They discarded two each again and Reitz bet, Gorodinsky called. Reitz patted and Gorodinsky took one card as they checked it down thereafter.

Reitz revealed a {10-}{7-}{6-}{5-}{3-} but Gorodinsky had that beat with the {9-}{7-}{5-}{4-}{2-}.

Mike Gorodinsky us
Mike Gorodinsky
us 255,000 69,000
Yuri Dzivielevski br
Yuri Dzivielevski
br 125,000 33,000
Randy Ohel us
Randy Ohel
us 80,000 4,500
Jerry Wong us
Jerry Wong
us 55,000 -59,000
Fabian Reitz DE
Fabian Reitz
DE 33,000 13,000

Oznake: Fabian ReitzMike Gorodinsky

Benyamine, Kihara Over 200,000 in Latest Chip Counts

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David Benyamine fr
David Benyamine
fr 265,000 150,000
Naoya Kihara jp
Naoya Kihara
jp 207,000 97,000
Nacho Barbero AR
Nacho Barbero
AR 158,000 58,000
Benny Glaser gb
Benny Glaser
gb 121,500 67,500
Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
us 96,000 1,000
Craig Chait us
Craig Chait
us 93,300 -68,700
Marco Johnson us
Marco Johnson
us 86,000 -35,500
Joshua Ladines us
Joshua Ladines
us 74,000 -54,000
Brian Brunner us
Brian Brunner
us 74,000 -8,000
Richard Bai us
Richard Bai
us 68,000 -19,000
Tamon Nakamura jp
Tamon Nakamura
jp 61,000 6,000
Carol Fuchs us
Carol Fuchs
us 54,000 -51,000
John Monnette us
John Monnette
us 53,000 1,000
Roland Israelashvili us
Roland Israelashvili
us 39,600 -20,400

Siegel Takes Two in a Row

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No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw

Ian O'Hara paid off a bet worth 16,200 after the draw and mucked when Jordan Siegel tabled the {7-}{6-}{5-}{3-}{2-}.

One hand later, Scott Bohlman raised on the button and Siegel called in the big blind. Siegel discarded two and Bohlman required one new card. Siegel then bet 6,000 and Bohlman folded.

David Benyamine fr
David Benyamine
fr 267,000 152,000
Jordan Siegel us
Jordan Siegel
us 133,000 26,200
Ryan Goindoo tt
Ryan Goindoo
tt 95,000 -52,000
Ian O'Hara us
Ian O'Hara
us 60,000 -1,000
Scott Bohlman us
Scott Bohlman
us 52,000 -23,000

Oznake: Ian O'HaraJordan SiegelScott Bohlman

Once Upon a Split Pot

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Stud Hi-Lo Regular

Joey Couden: {x-}{x-} / {a-Spades}{7-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} / {x-}
Matthew Ashton: {x-}{x-} / {6-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{10-Spades}{4-Diamonds} / {x-}

The one game in the rotation to most likely end in split pots is certainly Stud Hi-Lo Regular and he first chop saw Joey Couden and Matthew Ashton check down seventh street. Couden tabled the {8-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{3-Spades} for a low, pair and missed flush draw to secure half the pot. Ashton locked up the high portion with {q-Hearts}{4-Spades}{2-Hearts} for tens and fours.

Todd Barlow: {x-}{x-} / {6-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} / {x-}
Phil Hellmuth: {x-}{x-} / {8-Hearts}{q-Spades}{9-Spades}{2-Hearts} / {x-}

Todd Barlow then bet fourth to sixth street against Phil Hellmuth, who called on all of the streets before he said "is it too greedy to ask for a straight?" ahead of seventh. That got Barlow thinking and he eventually checked it back. Hellmuth turned over the {6-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} for a pair, nine-low and missed gutshot. Barlow secured the high portion holding the {10-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{4-Hearts} for tens and fours.

Anatolii Zyrin ru
Anatolii Zyrin
ru 100,000 58,700
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 75,000 15,000
Kane Kalas us
Kane Kalas
us 55,000
Joey Couden
Joey Couden
45,000 1,000
Matthew Ashton gb
Matthew Ashton
gb 34,000 -36,000
Todd Barlow us
Todd Barlow
us 33,000 -22,000

Oznake: Joey CoudenMatthew AshtonPhil HellmuthTodd Barlow

Friedman Put in the Tank

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Adam Friedman
Adam Friedman


Picking action up on the first draw with three bets in each, Scott Clements drew one in the small blind and Adam Friedman drew two on the button.

Clements bet and Friedman called, then each player drew one.

Again Clements bet and Friedman called.

On the final draw, Clements stood pat and Friedman drew one. Clements bet once more and the three-time defending champion went deep into the tank.

"This sucks", said Friedman at one point before picking up his chips and placing them in front of Clements then mucking his hand.

Friedman hasn't been able to pick up any consistent momentum today as his stack hasn't ventured too high or low from its 60,000 chip starting point.

Scott Clements us
Scott Clements
us 109,000 32,000
Adam Friedman us
Adam Friedman
us 47,000 12,500

Oznake: Adam FriedmanScott Clements

Mizrachi Scoops Madsen

[user38873] • Nivo 8

Stud Hi-Lo

Jeff Madsen: {x-}{x-} / {5-Spades}{5-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{a-Spades} / {x-}
Robert Mizrachi: {x-}{x-} / {7-Spades}{6-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} / {x-}

Jeff Madsen completed and Robert Mizrachi raised for Madsen to call. Both checked fourth street before Madsen bet all further street. Mizrachi called it down to get shown the {k-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} by Madsen, which he had beat with the {q-Clubs}{8-Spades}{2-Hearts} for queens and sixes.

After the hand was over, Mizrachi confirmed he had not seen the completion and that got him into some trouble. While the hand unfolded, Bryce Yockey was on the same table with a severe short stack. He had previously contemplated to just get it in for a potential triple up but folded. Those last few chips then vanished shortly after on a day to forget for Yockey.

Jeff Madsen US
Jeff Madsen
US 115,000 37,500
Robert Mizrachi us
Robert Mizrachi
us 40,000 13,000
Bryce Yockey us
Bryce Yockey
us Izpadel

Oznake: Bryce YockeyJeff MadsenRobert Mizrachi

Brunner Jams Up Stack Without Showdown

[user38873] • Nivo 8

Pot-Limit 2-7 Triple Draw

On the final draw, Keith Lehr and Jesse McGinty both took one new card while Brian Brunner patted. McGinty pushed for around 31,000 in the small blind and Lehr quickly folded. McGinty took longer but came to the same conclusion, as the pot worth 51,000 was sent to Brunner.

Lehr admitted in table chat that he broke a nine while McGinty and Brunner started some discussion as well in which Brunner mentioned "I had a good hand but not great."

Keith Lehr us
Keith Lehr
us 131,000 1,000
Brian Brunner us
Brian Brunner
us 82,000 15,000
Jesse McGinty us
Jesse McGinty
us 62,000 19,000

Oznake: Brian BrunnerJesse McGintyKeith Lehr