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

Mark Radoja Eliminated


Mark Radoja opened for 11,000 from under-the-gun and was faced with a 23,000 three-bet from Clement Thumy. Radoja moved all-in for about 50,000 and Thumy called.

Radoja {K-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}
Thumy {7-Hearts}{7-Clubs}

The board ran out {A-Hearts}{6-Spades}{5-Hearts}{A-Spades}{9-Hearts} and Radoja hit the rail while Thumy took his stack up to 645,000.

Tags: Mark RadojaClement Thumy

Big Hands in the Blinds


In a hand from the conclusion of the previous level, the table folded around to Noah Boeken in the small blind who raised to 12,000. Daniel Smith then reraised to 26,500 in the big blind. Boeken reraised the pot again, as did Smith, and Boeken called with all of his chips.

Boeken {A-Spades}{A-Diamonds}
Smith {K-Hearts}{K-Clubs}

Talk about waking up in the blinds with a hand. The board went {Q-Spades}{J-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{J-Spades}, and Boeken doubled to 260,000. Smith slipped to 148,000.

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Break It Down


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Strassmann Sunk, Makhija Moves Up


Amit Makhija raised to 9,000, and Steve Landfish called from the cutoff seat. Johannes Strassmann then reraised to 35,000 from the button. The blinds got out, and Makhija reraised all in. Landfish folded, and Strassmann called with his remaining chips.

Makhija showed {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs} and Strassmann {A-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}. The race was on. The board came {Q-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{2-Clubs}, and Makhija ended best. Strassmann is out, and Makhija is up to 217,000.

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Marchese Puts the Squeeze On

They call me "kingsofcards" you know
They call me "kingsofcards" you know

Tom Marchese opened for a 9,500 raise. Ilya Bulychev called on the button before Burt Boutin three-bet to 40,000 from the small blind. Noah Boeken flat-called the reraise from the big blind. With the action back on Marchese, he asked Boeken how much he was playing.

"About 140," Boeken replied.

Marchese made that the amount of his reraise, four-betting to 140,000. Buychev, Boutin, and Boeken all folded and Marchese took it down without a flop. He's up to 380,000.

Tags: Noah BoekenTom Marchese

Kings Work for Walsh


Patrick Walsh opened with a raise to 11,000, and it folded around to Albert Minnullin in the big blind who raised the pot. Walsh reraised all in for 90,000 total, and Minnullin made the call.

Minnullin showed {A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs} and Walsh {K-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}. The board went {Q-Spades}{8-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{3-Diamonds}, and Walsh bounces up to 190,000. Minnullin's up-and-down day continues, as he slips back to 57,000.

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Chip Leaders; 48 Players Remain


Clement Thumy -- 605,000
Peter Jetten -- 595,000
Tom Marchese -- 294,000
Blair Rodman -- 288,000
Shawn Keller -- 275,000
Sam Stein -- 270,000
Nikolai Yakovenko -- 258,000
Jason Lester -- 245,000
Daniel Smith -- 241,000
Valdemar Kwaysser -- 226,000

Pettersson Victorious in Battle of the Overpairs


Brandon Meyers opened for 8,000, Thomas Pettersson called from the hijack seat, Nikoali Yakovenko called from the small blind and Terrence Reinhart called from the big blind.

The action checked around to Meyers on the {6-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} flop. He bet 18,000, Pettersson re-potted all-in for 49,500, the rest of the table folded and Meyers called.

Pettersson {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}
Meyers {8-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}

The turn was the {7-Clubs}, the river was the {9-Clubs} and Pettersson raked in the pot, increasing his stack to 180,000. Meyers was left with 30,000.

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River Chases Jace


Clement Thumy opened for 8,500 from the hijack seat and got two callers from the blinds -- Daryl Jace (SB) and Albert Minnullin (BB).

The flop came {Q-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{5-Spades}. Jace led for 15,000, Minnullin called, and Thumy folded. The turn was the {A-Hearts}, and after pausing about a half-minute Jace put the rest of his 35,000 in the middle. Minnullin took four minutes contemplating what to do. To call and lose would leave him just 30,000 behind. Finally he did make the call.

Jace flipped over {A-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} for the turned pair of aces, while Minnullin tabled {Q-Spades}{2-Spades}. But the river brought a saving {2-Hearts} for Minnullin, giving him two pair and knocking Jace out.

Minnulin now has 155,000.

Tags: Albert MinnullinDaryl Jace