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Event #38: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship

Dinner Bell


That's four levels down and four to go. Ah, but first, a break! It's one hour for dinner this time, and the players have been sent out of the room until 10:25 p.m.

We'll be back then with our last four levels of Day 1.

Woolf's Dinner Double


Dustin Woolf raised to 1,075 preflop, and Vivek Rajkumar three-bet to 2,800. After some time in the tank, Woolf reraised, and Rajkumar set him all in for about 11,000 total. Woolf called.

Woolf: {A-Hearts} {A-Clubs}
Rajkumar: {A-Diamonds} {K-Hearts}

The board ran out clean, coming {3-Clubs} {4-Spades} {3-Diamonds} {9-Clubs} {9-Diamonds}, and that doubles Woolf up to 23,000 just before the dinner break. Rajkumar is back to 28,000 after failing in that knockout bid.

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An AWOL Brat


We just noticed a registration card on Table 294 in front of a dead stack, and it reads "Phillip Hellmuth".

The Brat hasn't shown up yet, and his stack has been blinded down around 26,000 so far. When he does arrive, he'll be sitting with Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Jordan Morgan, and chip leader Martin Kabrhel.

A Leader Emerges


"How much has the chip leader right now?" Martin Kabrhel asked, rushing over to our desk.

"Our biggest stack is around 85,000," we told him.

"I have 135,000," Kabrhel said, scribbling notes furiously on his pad of paper that included a diagram of his table. After a visit of just a few seconds, Kabrhel ran awkwardly back to his table in time to catch his next hand.

Kabrhel is our big stack in the room.

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Marchese Rivers the Nut Flush


On a {8-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{3-Spades} flop, Tom Marchese bet 1,900 and the cutoff raised to 3,800. Marchese called and they went to the turn, which fell the {6-Clubs}. Marchese check-called another 6,500. The river was the {10-Hearts} and both players checked.

Marchese turned over {A-Hearts}{2-Hearts} for the nut flush.

"Nice river," muttered his opponent as he mucked.

Marchese is up to 61,000.

Tags: Tom Marchese

Chip Check


It's been a while since we checked on these guys:

135,000 49,000
81,000 17,000
66,000 36,000
60,000 16,500
55,000 22,000
52,000 24,000
51,000 14,500
46,000 16,000
46,000 16,000
42,000 12,000
40,000 10,000
39,000 6,000
37,000 -500
36,000 -16,000
35,000 5,000
34,500 5,000
32,000 -2,500
30,500 500
28,600 -16,400
27,500 -2,500
26,500 -4,500
26,000 -4,000
25,200 -4,800

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Matt Keikoan Eliminated


We didn't see the hand, but Matt Keikoan just followed a friend bearing take-away food out a side door of the Amazon Room as the dealer at his former table called "Seat Open!" We'd say that's enough circumstantial evidence to declare the two-time bracelet winner busto from this event.

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Sandra Naujoks Doubles Through Binh Nguyen


Binh Nguyen made it 5,200 to go from the cutoff, Sandra Naujoks moved all-in for an additional 6,825 from the big blind and Nguyen called.

Nguyen {A-Hearts}{J-Clubs}
Naujoks {A-Spades}{A-Clubs}

Naujok's pocket aces held up on the {K-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} board and she doubled back to her starting stack of 30,000. Nguyen is down to 21,000.

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Negreanu KOs Heimiller

Dan Heimiller
Dan Heimiller

J.C. Tran opened for 800 from middle position, Dan Heimiller called from the button, and Daniel Negreanu three-bet to 2,800 from the big blind. Tran called, and Heimiller called all-in for 1,475.

Negreanu led out for 3,500 on the {Q-Spades}{10-Hearts}{3-Clubs} flop and Tran folded.

Heimiller {K-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}
Negreanu {Q-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}

Negreanu hit top set but he still had to sweat the turn and river as Heimiller flopped an open-ended straight draw. The turn was the {8-Spades} and the river was the {8-Diamonds}, Negreanu making queens full to send Heimiller to the rail.

Negreanu is up to 75,000.

Tags: Daniel NegreanuDan Heimiller