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USPO #05 – $10,000 No Limit Hold'em

Kristina Holst Eliminated in 5th Place ($53,600)

Jan_Kores • Level 19: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
Kristina Holst

Hand #16: Cary Katz limped in from the small blind with {5-Spades}{4-Spades} and Ben Tollerene checked his {Q-Diamonds}{8-Spades}. They checked the {K-Spades}{9-Clubs}{Q-Clubs} flop as well as the {7-Clubs} turn before Katz led out 25,000 on the {2-Spades} river, firing a last-minute bluff. Tollerene, however, raised to 80,000 to force a fold from Katz.

Hand #17: Katz found spades again, raising the button to 50,000 with {Q-Spades}{4-Spades}. He wouldn't have any success as Tollerene three-bet out of the small blind, making it 225,000 with {K-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}.

Hand #18: Tollerene raised to 60,000 from the button and Kristina Holst looked down at a small pair in the small blind. She shoved for 495,000 and Tollerene double-checked his hand before calling with a monster.

Holst: {3-Spades}{3-Diamonds}
Tollerene: {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds}

Unfortunately for Holst, the {J-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} board hit Tollerene's Big Slick on the turn and that was the end for the lone female player in the tournament. Holst collected $53,600 for the fifth place, the biggest prize of her career.

Player Chips Progress
Ben Tollerene us
Ben Tollerene
us 2,120,000 695,000
Kristina Holst us
Kristina Holst
us Busted

Tags: Ben TollereneCary KatzKristina Holst