Live Events 3
$25,000 High Roller
Days:
123

Event Info

Buy-in $25,000
Players 142

Level Info

Level 24
Blinds 25,000 / 50,000
Ante 50,000

Highlights

Highlights

Kruk Finds Another Double Up

ajlamers • Level 23: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante
Christopher Kruk
Christopher Kruk

Christopher Kruk raised to 90,000 on the button and Jonathan Jaffe shipped all in. Kruk instantly called for his last 880,000 and the cards were on their backs.

Christopher Kruk: {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}
Jonathan Jaffe: {a-Hearts}{2-Clubs}

Jaffe would need a deuce to clinch the title and the board ran out {10-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{k-Spades}. Kruk's ace-jack high held up to earn him a double up and bring the match a little closer to even.

Jonathan Jaffe us
Jonathan Jaffe
us 5,400,000 -990,000
Christopher Kruk ca
Christopher Kruk
ca 1,800,000 990,000

Tags: Christopher KrukJonathan Jaffe

Jaffe Fires the River

• Level 23: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

Christopher Kruk limped in from the button and Jonathan Jaffe checked his option.

The flop came {5-Spades}{3-Hearts}{2-Hearts} and Jaffe checked. Kruk bet 90,000 and Jaffe called.

The {K-Spades} fell on the turn and both players checked.

The river brought the {2-Spades} and Jaffe bet 220,000. Kruk quickly folded and Jaffe took the pot.

Jonathan Jaffe us
Jonathan Jaffe
us 6,390,000 -210,000
Christopher Kruk ca
Christopher Kruk
ca 810,000 210,000

Tags: Christopher KrukJonathan Jaffe

Kruk Gets Short then Doubles

ajlamers • Level 23: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

Christopher Kruk limped in on the button and Jonathan Jaffe raised to 105,000. Kruk called and the flop came {k-Spades}{8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}. Jaffe led out for 50,000 and Kruk continued to come along.

The {5-Hearts} landed on the turn and Jaffe fired another 90,000. Kruk still called and the {q-Spades} completed the board. Jaffe pushed all in and Kruk folded with just 320,000 left.

In the next hand, Jaffe shoved all in on the button and Kruk instantly called for 280,000. Jaffe showed {9-Spades}{8-Clubs} and Kruk picked up a premium hand with {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}. The board ran out {j-Clubs}{5-Spades}{3-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} and Kruk earned a double up.

Jonathan Jaffe us
Jonathan Jaffe
us 6,600,000 -55,000
Christopher Kruk ca
Christopher Kruk
ca 600,000 55,000

Tags: Christopher KrukJonathan Jaffe

Jaffe Takes Another

• Level 23: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

Christopher Kruk called from the button and Jonathan Jaffe checked his option.

The flop came {9-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{3-Hearts} and both players checked.

The turn brought the {8-Diamonds} and Jaffe bet 55,000. Kruk called.

The {8-Spades} fell on the river and both players checked. Jaffe tabled {J-Clubs}{5-Spades} and his flopped pair of fives was good enough to win the pot.

Jonathan Jaffe us
Jonathan Jaffe
us 6,655,000 335,000
Christopher Kruk ca
Christopher Kruk
ca 545,000 -335,000

Tags: Christopher KrukJonathan Jaffe

Jaffe Applies More Pressure

ajlamers • Level 23: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

Jonathan Jaffe raised to 130,000 on the button and Christopher Kruk called. The flop came {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} and Kruk checked to Jaffe who continued for 80,000. Kruk check-raised to 200,000 and Jaffe made the call.

The turn brought the {4-Spades} and both players checked to the {2-Diamonds} on the river. Kruk checked again and Jaffe slid in a stack of chips for a bet of 1.2 million. Kruk had just shy of 900,000 remaining and was looking at a call for his tournament life. He leaned back in his chair with a puzzled look on his face and as his time was running out, he tossed his cards to the muck.

Jonathan Jaffe us
Jonathan Jaffe
us 6,320,000 330,000
Christopher Kruk ca
Christopher Kruk
ca 880,000 -330,000

Tags: Christopher KrukJonathan Jaffe

Kruk Doubles With Kings

• Level 23: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

Christopher Kruk limped from the button, Jonathan Jaffe raised to 150,000 from the big blind, and Kruk called.

The flop came {K-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} and Jaffe bet 90,000. Kruk called.

The turn brought the {4-Hearts} and both players checked.

The {3-Clubs} fell on the river and Jaffe checked. Kruk shoved for 365,000, and after brief consideration, Jaffe called. Kruk tabled {K-Clubs}{K-Diamonds} for top set to take the pot as Jaffe showed {6-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}.

Jonathan Jaffe us
Jonathan Jaffe
us 5,990,000 -610,000
Christopher Kruk ca
Christopher Kruk
ca 1,210,000 625,000

Tags: Christopher KrukJonathan Jaffe

Jaffe Closing In on the Victory

ajlamers • Level 23: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

Christopher Kruk raised to 100,000 on the button and Jonathan Jaffe defended his big blind. The flop came {9-Hearts}{8-Spades}{4-Hearts} and both players checked to the {7-Diamonds} on the turn.

Jaffe led out for 190,000 and Kruk made the call. The {7-Hearts} landed on the river and Jaffe continued to bet, this time a large 460,000 bet, putting Kruk to the test. Using one of his time extensions, Kruk was deep into the tank and eventually called. Jaffe turned over {10-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} for a straight and Kruk acknowledged the hand as he mucked his cards.

Jonathan Jaffe us
Jonathan Jaffe
us 6,600,000 1,280,000
Christopher Kruk ca
Christopher Kruk
ca 585,000 -1,195,000

Tags: Christopher KrukJonathan Jaffe

Richard Seymour Eliminated in 3rd Place ($376,360)

• Level 23: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante
Richard Seymour
Richard Seymour

Jonathan Jaffe raised to 90,000 from the button, Christopher Kruk folded his small blind, and Richard Seymour three-bet shoved for just over 400,000 from the big blind. Jaffe quickly called to put Seymour at risk and the two players tabled their hands.

Jonathan Jaffe: {Q-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}
Richard Seymour: {A-Clubs}{9-Hearts}

Jaffe had the preflop advantage and Seymour needed to improve in order to survive.

"I need an ace," said Seymour with a smile as he got to his feet. The board ran out {6-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds} which was no help to either player, so Jaffe took the pot to end Seymour's deep run in this tournament.

Jonathan Jaffe us
Jonathan Jaffe
us 5,320,000 520,000
Richard Seymour us
Richard Seymour
us Busted

Tags: Christopher KrukJonathan JaffeRichard Seymour

Level:
23
Blinds:
20,000/40,000
Ante:
40,000