Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Here Come the Men in Black!

[user135779] • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

As the spectators begin to pour out of the Amazon Room in preparation for the Ye Olde Bagge et Tagge, we should point out that the floor staff are once again rocking out in the same-colored suits.

Some of you may remember from Day 1d that the floor staff were participating in the first annual "WSOP".

This time, the floor staff are now decked out like the New Zealand rugby league team - all black. You can probably guess what the punchline is going to be already.

Yep. Today is "Black Friday."

Nyuk nyuk nyuk.

So Much For Iadisernia Hanging Onto Those Chips

[user196616]

After having recently knocked out two opponents in one hand with pocket aces, [Removed:150] was at it again in another big pot. It looked as though Iadisernia called a raise to 92,000 from Hoi Lee on the {J-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{6-Spades} flop and then moved all in when the {7-Diamonds} hit the turn. Lee immediately called and Iadisernia voiced his displeasure as he knew he was in trouble.

Lee: {7-Hearts}{7-Clubs}
Iadisernia: {K-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}

Although Lee was behind on the flop, he turned a full house to have Iadisernia in bad shape where only a jack on the river could save him. Unlike during his last big hand, Iadisernia’s rail was silent this time as the {9-Diamonds} hit the river. After it was counted out, Iadisernia paid Lee the 435,000 in chips that he owed him and took a huge hit down to 170,000. Shortly afterwards, his seat was empty and we believe that he busted.

Hoi Lee
Hoi Lee
1,120,000
[Removed:150]
[Removed:150]
Busted

Tags: Hoi Lee

Salsberg Ships Double KO

[user101598] • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Matt Salsberg started the action, opening to 22,000 from early position. David Meagher then three-bet shoved for 130,000 from middle position, and Eric Stocz iso-shoved for nearly 300,000 from the blinds. Salsberg called as fast as possible, and the hands were tabled.

Salsberg: {a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}
Meagher: {q-Spades}{q-Hearts}
Stocz: {8-Clubs}{8-Spades}

"Please hold," Salsberg said with his hands on his head. "Please hold."

He held as the board ran {4-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{7-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}, eliminating both Meagher and Stocz from the tournament.

Tags: Matt SalsbergDavid MeagherEric Stocz

Grey Skies for GnightMoon

Shamus • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

We picked up this one on the turn, after it appeared Thomas "gnightmoon" Fuller (in the blinds), Max Heinzelmann (middle position), and Tom Grey (button) had checked around following a {6-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{3-Hearts} flop.

The turn brought the {10-Hearts} and a check from Fuller. Heinzelmann bet 33,000, then Grey raised to 100,000. Fuller then announced he was all in, and Heinzelmann tanked for some time before letting his hand go. Grey, who had Fuller covered, made the call.

Fuller showed {2-Diamonds}{2-Spades} for a set of deuces, but had run into a bad spot as Grey had {6-Hearts}{6-Clubs} for a better set. The river was the {J-Spades}, and Fuller is out in 408th place.

Grey now has right at 1 million, while Heinzelmann has 1.52 million.

Tags: Max HeinzelmannThomas FullerTom Grey

Holley Forced to Fold

[user101598]

Tod Holley limped in from early position, a player in middle position raised to 24,000, and the action folded back to Holley who called. The flop fell {5-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}, and Holley checked to his opponent who continued for 33,000. Holley called.

The turn was the {q-Clubs}, and Holley's opponent moved all in out of turn. The bet did not stand, unless Holley checked, and Holley asked for a count. The bet would be for 144,000. Holley went deep into the tank, chomping on his unlit cigar and rubbing his face. He eventually folded, and his opponent raked in the pot.

The ESPN camera crews hung around so that they could capture the cards on their small, handheld camera, and Holley was able to coax his opponent to open his hand for everyone. It was the {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}, which made Holley feel great about his fold.

Tod Holley
Tod Holley
750,000 -450,000

Tags: Tod Holley

Exclusive PokerNews Main Event!

donpeters • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

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This tournament takes place on July 17 at 1400 EST.

It has a $10+$1 buy-in, and $20,000 has been added to the prize pool. The structure is very deep: 30,000 starting chips, 15-minute blinds and the levels begin at 50-100.

This tournament is open to all PokerStars players, no matter whether they signed up through PokerNews or not. The only way to play in this tournament is with the password, which will be released at random times during our World Series of Poker Main Event Live Reporting.

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Tournament Specifics:

Name: Exclusive PokerNews Main Event
Date: July 17, 2011, starting at 2:00 PM EST
Game: NLH Freezout (password protected) ID#413428486
Buyin: $10+1
Prize: $20,000 added
Structure: starting @ 50-100, 15-min blinds
Starting stack: 30,000 chips
Password: PNLIVE
Payout: standard
Late reg: 120 mins

Tags: PokerNews Main EventPokerStars

Updated Chip Counts

donpeters
Manoj Viswanathan
Manoj Viswanathan
2,175,000 -55,000
Max Heinzelmann
Max Heinzelmann
1,575,000 25,000
Peter Feldman
Peter Feldman
1,100,000 300,000
Per Linde se
Per Linde
se 1,025,000 -75,000
Marc-Andre Ladouceur ca
Marc-Andre Ladouceur
ca 905,000 30,000
Andrew Brokos us
Andrew Brokos
us 800,000 8,000
Kevin Saul us
Kevin Saul
us 690,000 -27,000
Stefan Huber ch
Stefan Huber
ch 660,000 60,000
Jordan Rich us
Jordan Rich
us 660,000 -140,000
Aleksandr Mozhnyakov
Aleksandr Mozhnyakov
650,000 -300,000
Tom Koral us
Tom Koral
us 585,000 5,000
Tony Hachem au
Tony Hachem
au 580,000
Hayden Fortini us
Hayden Fortini
us 450,000 55,000
Sergey Altbregin ru
Sergey Altbregin
ru 340,000 -340,000
Jared Jaffe
Jared Jaffe
320,000 10,000
David Vamplew gb
David Vamplew
gb 250,000 -55,000
Eric Stocz us
Eric Stocz
us 235,000 72,000
Sandra Naujoks de
Sandra Naujoks
de 138,000 48,000
John Cernuto us
John Cernuto
us 105,000 -106,500

Cheong Cleans One Out

[user196616]
Joseph Cheong
Joseph Cheong

The player under the gun moved all in for 90,000 and Joseph Cheong made the call from the small blind.

Cheong: {A-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}
UTG: {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}

It was off to the races for the UTG’s tournament life and he was poised for the double up through the {K-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{5-Hearts} flop and {4-Clubs} turn. That was until Cheong pulled one out of Barry Greenstein’s bag and spiked an {A-Spades} on the river to knockout his opponent.

Joseph Cheong us
Joseph Cheong
us 1,300,000 345,000

Tags: Joseph Cheong