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

Collopy, Minnullin Out; 29 Left


James Collopy was eliminated in 31st place, followed soon thereafter by Albert Minnullin in 30th.

In Minnullin's last hand, he open-raised to 25,000 from the button, Amit Makhija reraised pot from the big blind, Minnullin reraised all in for his last chips, and Makhija called. Makhija turned over {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds} and Minnullin {Q-Hearts}{J-Hearts}. The board went {9-Spades}{A-Clubs}{J-Spades}{10-Spades}{A-Spades}, and Minnullin hit the rail. Makhija is now at 184,000.

Tags: Albert MinnullinJames Collopy

Calderaro Clobbers Thumy


Clement Thumy opened for 17,000 from early position and James Calderaro called from the cutoff. Thumy led out for 18,000 on the {Q-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{3-Hearts} flop and Calderaro called. The turn was the {7-Spades}. Thumy checked and Calderaro checked behind. When the {9-Hearts} hit the river, Thumy bet 56,000, Calderaro moved all-in for an additional 111,000 and after a long tank, Thumy called.

Calderaro showed him the bad news- {7-Diamonds}{7-Spades} for a full house and Thumy mucked. He was left with 590,000 while Calderaro doubled to 420,000.

Tags: Clement ThumyJames Calderaro


Mikael Thuritz Eliminated

Well that wasn't what I wanted to see
Well that wasn't what I wanted to see

Mikael Thuritz was all-in pre-flop against Sam Stein, and it was a classic race situation.

Thuritz {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}
Stein {10-Spades}{10-Clubs}

Stein flopped a set and rivered the nut boat on the {10-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{7-Clubs} board, sending Thuritz to the rail. Stein is up to 655,000.

Tags: Mikael ThuritzSam Stein

Doudney's Set Good on a Scary Board


ON a {10-Hearts}{9-Spades}{6-Spades} flop, Nathan Doudney made a pot-sized bet of 12,000 and Tom Marchese called. The turn was the {5-Spades} and Doudney check-called a 26,000 bet from Marchese. Both players checked the {J-Hearts} on the river.

Doudney tabled {6-Clubs}{6-Hearts} for a set and took down the pot. He's up to 375,000 while Marchese is down to 360,000.

Tags: Nathan DoudneyTom Marchese

Dani Stern Doubles Through John Dwyer

Dani Stern
Dani Stern

Dani Stern made it 28,000 to go from UTG+1, John Dwyer three-bet to 80,000 from middle position and Stern called all-in.

Stern {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}
Dwyer {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}

The {K-Clubs}{J-Hearts}{6-Hearts} flop favored Dwyer, but Stern hit the {10-Clubs} on the turn to make a Broadway straight. The river was the {4-Hearts} and Stern doubled to 142,000. Dwyer was left with 98,000.

Tags: Dani SternJohn Dwyer

Tens Propel Pettersson


Nikolai Yakovenko opened with a raise from early position, and Nathan Doudney called. It folded around to James Collopy in the small blind who reraised the pot. Then a short-stacked Thomas Pettersson called from the big blind with his last chips. Nikolai Yakovenko -- the original raiser -- reraised all in, Doudney got out, and Collopy called with the rest of his stack.

To sum up, then -- three players, two all in. Yakovenko had the other two covered; he had {A-Hearts}{Q-Spades}. Collopy was all in with {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}. And Pettersson was all in with {10-Clubs}{10-Spades}.

The board went {8-Clubs}{5-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{J-Spades}{9-Hearts}, and Pettersson's tens were best. He won the main pot, and the other two chopped the rest.

Pettersson moves all of the way up to 246,000 after that one. Yakovenko now has 263,000, and Collopy 110,000.

Tags: James CollopyNathan DoudneyNikolai YakovenkoThomas Pettersson

Nam Le Out, 32 Left


Nam Le was just eliminated in 33rd place. Just five more eliminations until the money.

Tags: Nam Le

Thumy Adds to Chip Lead


Clement Thumy opened with a raise to 17,000 from under the gun, and it folded to James Calderaro in the cutoff who called. The others folded, and the flop came {K-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{10-Spades}. Thumy continued for 26,000, and Calderaro called.

The turn brought the {7-Spades}. This time Thumy checked, and Calderaro fired out 70,000. Thumy made the call.

The river was the {2-Spades}. Both checked, and Thumy tabled {K-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} for kings. Calderaro mucked, and Thumy increases his chip lead, pushing to 775,000. Calderaro slips to 135,000.

Tags: Clement ThumyJames Calderaro

Inizan Wins Big Stack Battle With Yakovenko


Following a flop of {K-Spades}{A-Hearts}{4-Clubs}, Marc Inizan checked, and Nikolai Yakovenko bet 24,000 into a 30,000 pot. Inizan made the call.

The turn brought the {A-Spades} and a couple of checks. The river then came the {K-Diamonds}. Inizan checked, Yakovenko bet 48,000, and Inizan called instantly, turning over {K-Clubs}{Q-Spades} for kings full of aces. Yakovenko showed {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}, and Inizan dragged the pot.

Inizan has 460,000 and Yakovenko 405,000 -- both good enough for the top five at present.

Tags: Marc InizanNikolai Yakovenko