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Event #46: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em / Six Handed Championship
Days:
1234

Break It Up

Chad_Holloway • Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

Players are now on their last 20-minute break of the day. When they return, we'll play two more levels before calling it a night.

Froehlich Drops a Few

Shamus • Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante
Eric Froehlich
Eric Froehlich

There was 9,000 or so in the middle and the board read {Q-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{K-Hearts} when Eric "E-Fro" Froehlich's lone opponent checked to him. Froehlich bet 6,100, and his opponent called. He also check-called Froehlich's 12,500 turn bet after the {2-Hearts} was dealt.

The river brought the {5-Diamonds}. This time both checked, Froehlich's opponent showed {Q-Hearts}{J-Diamonds} for queens, and Froehlich mucked. E-Fro sits with about 38,500 now.

Tags: Eric Froehlich

Hawrilenko Gets Boosted

Chad_Holloway

With 5,000 in the pot and a flop of {K-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{2-Spades}, action checked to Justin "Boosted J" Smith in the cutoff and he bet 1,600. The big blind then check-raised to 5,600, Matt Hawrilenko called from middle position, and Smith moved all in for 34,500. The big blind folded while Hawrilenko made the call.

Hawrilenko: {K-Hearts}{9-Hearts}
Smith: {K-Spades}{K-Clubs}

As it were, Hawrilenko was drawing dead and Smith was assured the double. However, the {4-Spades} and {J-Spades} were run out for good measure as Boosted J raked in the pot.

Justin Smith us
Justin Smith
us 82,000 39,000
Matt Hawrilenko us
Matt Hawrilenko
us 28,500 500

Tags: Justin SmithMatt Hawrilenko

Channing Runs into Kings

Chad_Holloway
Neil Channing
Neil Channing

An under-the-gun player raised only to gave Neil Channing three-bet all in for 13,350. The player in the big blind made the call, UTG moved all in over the top for 50,000, and the big blind got out of the way.

Channing: {A-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}
UTG: {K-Clubs}{K-Spades}

Channing was behind and couldn't catch as the board ran out {6-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{8-Spades}{3-Clubs}.

Neil Channing gb
Neil Channing
gb Busted

Tags: Neil Channing

Cada Climbing

Shamus • Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

Joe Cada has emerged with a big stack and the probable chip lead, having pushed up into the 165,000-chip range.

He just added a few more following an all-in confrontation in which he held {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds}, Philipp Gruissem had {Q-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}, and the board came {4-Clubs}{J-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{K-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}, sending Gruissem to the rail.

Tags: Joe CadaPhilipp Gruissem

Eslami Over Busquet

Shamus • Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

A small pot had already developed between Ali Eslami and Olivier Busquet when the flop came {5-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}. Eslami led from the big blind, then Busquet raised to 5,200 from the hijack seat. Eslami called. The turn brought the {6-Spades} and a bet of 11,700, and Busquet made the call.

The river brought the {7-Clubs}. Eslami bet again -- 18,500 this time -- and Busquet called one more time. Eslami flipped over {9-Clubs}{7-Spades} for the straight, and Busquet mucked.

Eslami is up to 108,000 now, while Busquet is in the danger zone with 6,000.

Tags: Ali EslamiOlivier Busquet

More Chip Counts

Chad_Holloway
McLean Karr us
McLean Karr
us 145,000 73,000
Noah Schwartz us
Noah Schwartz
us 119,000
William Reynolds us
William Reynolds
us 92,000 42,000
Chris Oliver us
Chris Oliver
us 90,000
Steve Gross us
Steve Gross
us 90,000
William Thorson se
William Thorson
se 87,000 29,000
Josh Brikis us
Josh Brikis
us 75,000 11,000
Kevin Saul us
Kevin Saul
us 68,000 16,000
Ali Eslami us
Ali Eslami
us 66,000 -40,000
61,000 -15,000
Chris Klodnicki us
Chris Klodnicki
us 60,000 32,000
Mike Sowers us
Mike Sowers
us 54,000 -30,000
Nick Maimone us
Nick Maimone
us 54,000 27,000
Jason Koon us
Jason Koon
us 54,000 -1,000
Andy Frankenberger us
Andy Frankenberger
us 49,000 10,200
Jonathan Karamalikis au
Jonathan Karamalikis
au 38,000 2,000
Todd Terry us
Todd Terry
us 29,000
Chance Kornuth us
Chance Kornuth
us 27,000 -36,000
Matt Affleck us
Matt Affleck
us 21,000 -9,000
Sam Trickett gb
Sam Trickett
gb 20,000
Alex Kamberis
Alex Kamberis
Busted
Ty Reiman us
Ty Reiman
us Busted

Oh, Danny Boy!

Chad_Holloway

With a board reading {7-Clubs}{8-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{A-Spades}{5-Diamonds} and a lot of chips in the pot, Dan Smith bet 5,000 only to have Dan Kelly move all in for 11,425. Smith tanked for a long time and seemed to be in pain. He held some chips in his hand as if he wanted to call, but then it looked as if he was going to fold.

Back and forth he went before finally making the call. Kelly showed {9-Diamonds}{7-Spades} for a pair of sevens, which was no good against Smith's {Q-Hearts}{J-Hearts}.

"I was kind of hoping you would do that, then I got scared," Smith explained as he stacked his new chips.

Dan Kelly us
Dan Kelly
us 83,000 49,000
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 26,400 5,400

Tags: Dan KellyDan Smith

Setting the Mood

Shamus • Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

The lamp hanging above Table 45, located in the far corner of the "Black" section, has just burned out, thus leaving Vicky Coren and her tablemates in semi-darkness. The tournament director came over to take them to a new table, but the players objected, saying they could still see just fine. And so they remain.

Coren at least might well prefer the shadows as providing a more suitable ambience for poker. In her memoir For Richer, For Poorer, she wrote of how she was "drawn to poker by [the game's] sordid romance," including "the dark history, the whispering corners" that characterize the game's long, colorful story.

Coren has done well in that seat today, having built her stack up over 90,000. Perhaps another reason for her to wish to remain in that dark corner.

Tags: Vicky Coren

Team PokerStars Pro (France) Grospellier in the Field

Chad_Holloway
Team PokerStars Pro (France) Bertrand Grospellier
Team PokerStars Pro (France) Bertrand Grospellier

An under-the-gun player, who we'll call "UTG," raised to 1,525 and Team PokerStars Pro (France) Bertrand Grospellier, who we'll call "ElkY," made the call from the small blind. It was heads up to the {10-Spades}{4-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} flop, which ElkY checked. UTG bet 1,800, ElkY called, and both players checked the {5-Spades} turn.

When the {A-Clubs} hit the river, ElkY lead out for 3,200, UTG raised to 30,000, and the Frenchman folded. Many may recall Grospellier as rising to fame in Europe, largely on the European Poker Tour (EPT). To learn more about the EPT, check out www.europeanpokertour.com or go ahead and visit PokerStars.

Bertrand Grospellier fr
Bertrand Grospellier
fr 9,500 -29,500

Tags: Bertrand GrospellierPokerStars