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Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Aces and Kings and Queens, Oh My!

Paul Baron triples up and is looking quite thankful.
Paul Baron triples up and is looking quite thankful.

We had a monster pot with three players committing their stacks all in preflop featuring the three biggest pocket pairs.

Nelson Dantas: {A-Spades} {A-Clubs}
Paul Baron: {K-Spades} {K-Diamonds}
William Douglas Smith: {Q-Diamonds} {Q-Hearts}

The board ran {J-Spades} {K-Hearts} {10-Diamonds} {8-Hearts} {5-Diamonds} and Baron's set of kings sent Smith to the rail and chopped down Dantas' stack to 205,000. Baron chipped up to 370,000 with a triple up.

Nelson Dantas
Nelson Dantas
William Douglas Smith
William Douglas Smith

Forrest's Stack Grows


The action folded around to five-time WSOP bracelet winner Ted Forrest (being stalked by the ESPN camera crew) who raised to 11,000 from the hijack position; the opponent in the big blind called, so it was heads-up to the flop of {4-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{Q-Clubs}, which both players checked.

The big blind checked again after the dealer peeled off the turn of the {5-Clubs}, which saw Forrest lead out for 13,000. The big blind called, then fired out 25,000 after the river of the {2-Spades}. This was when the ESPN crew stood up and took notice - and the recording lights began to flash as Forrest shipped the rest of his stack into the middle, which was worth another 38,500 to the big blind.

With only about 160,000 behind, the big blind tanked for almost two minutes before laying his hand down, but didn't appear too impressed with having to mock hole-cam his cards. Forrest was only too happy to peek his cards up to the lens and then rake in the pot.

Ted Forrest
Ted Forrest
145,000 71,500

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Rousso Pushing Them Out

Vanessa Rousso
Vanessa Rousso

Action folded around to the player on the button who counted out a raise of 9,000. The player in the small blind quickly called and it was on Vanessa Rousso in the big blind. Rousso calmly counted out a stack of chips and pushed them out into the middle.

Rousso's three-bet made the action 28,000 total and action was back around to the original raiser on the button. The button player had a look of severe frustration on his face. "I guess it's up to you," he said to the small blind as he mucked his hand. The player in the small blind folded as well and Rousso took the pot down, so far having a good showing here on Day 4.

Vanessa Rousso us
Vanessa Rousso
us 455,000 156,500

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Two Pair Equals Double the Chips for Childs

Shamus • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Lee Childs opened with a raise to 8,500 from the cutoff seat, and it folded to Fabian Reyes in the big blind who reraised to 19,000. Childs had about 75,000 behind, and thought about a half-minute before calling the reraise.

The flop came {J-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{K-Hearts}. Reyes waited about ten seconds, then bet 27,000. Childs leaned over to see what Reyes had bet, then announced he was all in. A count showed his raise was to 64,000 total, and Reyes made the call.

Reyes had {Q-Diamonds}{J-Hearts} for jacks, but the flop had hit Childs twice as he had {K-Clubs}{J-Spades}. The turn was the {7-Clubs} and river the {A-Spades}, and the 2007 WSOP Main Event seventh-place finisher doubled to nearly 170,000. Meanwhile, Reyes still has 570,000.

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Barter Battling


It was folded around to David Barter who min-raised to 8,000 on the button but got three-bet to 24,500 from the player in the big blind. On the {K-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{6-Hearts} flop, the big blind led for 25,500 and Barter called. The big blind slowed down and checked when the {3-Diamonds} hit the turn and it was Barter’s turn to bet for 41,000. This got the big blind to fold and Barter picked up the pot.

David Barter
David Barter
863,000 -54,500

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Short Stacked Gazes Doubles


An early position raiser opened for 9,000, the small blind raised to 23,500 and Kristy Gazes three bet all in from the big blind for 68,000. The original raiser folded but the small blind called.

Gazes: {A-Spades} {A-Clubs}
Small Blind: {A-Hearts} {Q-Diamonds}

The board ran {7-Diamonds} {J-Hearts} {3-Diamonds} {7-Hearts} {3-Spades} and Gazes chipped up to 145,000 with her aces.

Kristy Gazes us
Kristy Gazes
us 145,000

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Poirier Fires Twice With No Success


On the secondary feature table, Sam Barnhart opened to 11,000 from UTG+1 and was called by John Wilson a couple of seats down. Start of the day chip leader Patrick Poirier then three-bet to 25,500 in middle position, Barnart quickly called but Wilson tanked for a little long and it almost looked as though he was going to make a move before he too elected to flat-call.

The {8-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{8-Spades} was checked to Poirier who wasted little time in firing out 50,500, Barnhart made the call and Wilson folded. The {4-Diamonds} turn saw Barnhart check-call again, this time to the tune of 85,000 before the pair saw the {3-Clubs} river and Poirier gave up, checking behind.

Barnhart flipped {6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} and it was good enough to take the pot.

Patrick Poirier
Patrick Poirier
1,150,000 -178,000

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Menezes Needs a Bigger Boat

[user101598] • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Denilson Menezes and Marc-Andre Ladouceur were heads-up with the board reading {5-Hearts}{5-Spades}{k-Clubs}. Ladouceur led for 31,000, and Menezes called. The turn was the {10-Diamonds}, Ladouceur led again - this time for 71,500 - and Menezes again called.

The river was the {q-Clubs}, and Ladouceur fired 125,000. Menezes snapped it off.

Ladouceur: {k-Spades}{k-Hearts}
Menezes: {10-Clubs}{10-Hearts}

Both players had full houses, but Ladouceur's was best, and he raked in the massive pot.

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Updated Chip Counts from the Purple Section of the Amazon Room

Nicolas Fierro cl
Nicolas Fierro
cl 850,000 95,500
Tom Koral us
Tom Koral
us 715,000 87,500
Joe Tehan us
Joe Tehan
us 500,000 80,000
Yordan Mitrentsov bg
Yordan Mitrentsov
bg 290,000 -166,500
Ronnie Bardah us
Ronnie Bardah
us 285,000 -12,000
Freddy Deeb lb
Freddy Deeb
lb 275,000 -7,500
Jeff Blenkarn us
Jeff Blenkarn
us 178,000
Pratyush Buddiga us
Pratyush Buddiga
us 165,000 96,000
Ryan Daniel
Ryan Daniel
160,000 -95,500
Dennis Phillips us
Dennis Phillips
us 150,000 5,500
Eric Siegel us
Eric Siegel
us 110,000 -2,000
Jake Cody gb
Jake Cody
gb 105,000 -16,000
Randal Flowers us
Randal Flowers
us 50,000 7,000