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

Poor Paur


Taylor Paur raised to 60,000 from the cutoff and received a call from Mike Sowers in the big blind. Both players checked the {3-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{4-Clubs}, leading to the {5-Diamonds} turn. Sowers bet 80,000, Pair called, and the {J-Clubs} hit the river.

Sowers fired 155,000 more, which Paur called. Sowers rolled over {K-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds} for the winning hand.

Mike Sowers us
Mike Sowers
us 1,590,000 345,000
Taylor Paur us
Taylor Paur
us 825,000 -295,000

Tags: Mike SowersTaylor Paur

Before Break...

[user101598] • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

Mike Sowers was first to act, and raised to 52,000. Taylor Paur called on the button, Jeremy Menard called from the big blind, and the flop came down {3-Spades}{4-Hearts}{8-Spades}. The action checked to Paur who who bet 63,000, and only Sowers called. The turn was the {k-Diamonds}, Sowers checked again, and Paur slid out 147,000. Sowers called.

Both players checked after the river was the {8-Clubs}, and Sowers unhappily opened up {9-Spades}{8-Hearts} for a failed river check-raise. He scooped the pot though, and is back over a million

Tags: Jeremy MenardMike SowersTaylor Paur


Dinner Break

Chad_Holloway • Level 24: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

The remaining eight players are now on a one-hour dinner break.

Chalk One Up for Ebanks


In a blind-versus-blind confrontation, Ben Tollerene raised to 75,000 from the small and was called bu Joe Ebanks in the big. The {J-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{9-Hearts} flop inspired Tollerene to bet 100,000, which Ebanks called. Again Tollerene fired, this time 250,000, when the dealer burned and turned the {K-Clubs}, and again Ebanks called.

When the {Q-Clubs} rolled off on the river, Tollerene slowed down with a check. Ebanks tanked for a bit before betting 275,000, which proved enough to get his opponent to fold.

Joe Ebanks us
Joe Ebanks
us 3,100,000 480,000
Ben Tollerene us
Ben Tollerene
us 2,900,000 -260,000

Tags: Joe EbanksBen Tollerene

Wade Spikes Three-Outer on River to Survive


Action folded to Ben Tollerene on the button and he opted to limp, which Joe Ebanks did in the small blind. Tristan Wade was in the big blind and decided to exercise his option by making it 124,000 to go. Tollerene got out of the way while Ebanks made the call.

When the flop fell {3-Clubs}{2-Spades}{9-Diamonds}, Ebanks checked, Wade fired out 137,000, and Ebanks check-raised to 280,000. Wade's next play was moving all in for 591,000 more and Ebanks called immediately.

Wade: {A-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}
Ebanks: {A-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}

While Wade held the superior hand preflop, Ebanks managed to flop top pair and leave Wade drawing to a king. The {10-Hearts} turn changed nothing, and Wade was down to three outs. Wouldn't you know it, the {K-Spades} spiked on the river to give Wade the double, much to Ebanks' dissatisfaction.

Joe Ebanks us
Joe Ebanks
us 2,620,000 -1,160,000
Tristan Wade us
Tristan Wade
us 1,750,000 810,000

Tags: Joe EbanksTristan Wade

ElkY Check-Jams River


Ben Tollerene opened to 55,000 from the cutoff, and Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier defended his big blind. The flop fell {k-Spades}{9-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}, and Grospellier check-called 65,000 from Tollerene. Both players checked after the turn brought the {2-Spades}, and the river card was the {6-Hearts}.

Grospellier checked, Tollerene fired 180,000, and Grospellier check-raised all in for 524,000. Tollerene called.

Grospellier opened up {8-Spades}{6-Spades} for trip sixes, Tollerene mucked, and Grospellier doubled his stack to over 1.3 million chips.

Ben Tollerene us
Ben Tollerene
us 3,160,000 -570,000
Bertrand Grospellier fr
Bertrand Grospellier
fr 1,315,000 400,000

Tags: Ben TollereneBertrand Grospellier

Big Stacks Mixing It Up


Ben Tollerene raised to 51,000 from the button and found a single caller in the form of Joe Ebanks in the small blind. Given that they were the two big stacks, this pot had the potential to become quite huge; unfortunately, that didn't appear to the case as both players checked the {10-Clubs}{4-Spades}{K-Spades} flop.

Ebanks proceeded to led out for 85,000 on the {7-Hearts} turn, Tollerene called, and the {3-Spades} hit the river. This time Ebanks fired out 200,000, which was enough to get Tollerene to fold.

Joe Ebanks us
Joe Ebanks
us 3,780,000 380,000
Ben Tollerene us
Ben Tollerene
us 3,730,000 -100,000

Tags: Joe EbanksBen Tollerene