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Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Full House for Koral

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

Tom Koral check-called a bet of 35,000 on the {7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{4-Spades} flop from Dominic Ricciardi. After the {8-Diamonds} hit the turn, both players checked to see the {7-Clubs} fall on the river. Both checked again.

Koral showed the {10-Hearts}{10-Spades} and Ricciardi mucked.

Tags: Tom KoralDominic Ricciardi

One Win, One Loss for Bardah

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

Action folded to Fabio Sousa in middle position and he raised to 9,500. Last year's 24th-place finisher Ronnie Bardah reraised to 24,500 from the cutoff. Everyone folded back to Sousa and he tanked for a bit. Eventually, Sousa folded and Bardah won the pot.

On the next hand, action folded to Bardah in the hijack seat. He opened to 9,000. Matthew Kay reraised from the button to 25,000 and the blinds folded through to Bardah. He called to see the {A-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{4-Spades} flop. Bardah checked and Kay fired 28,000. Bardah thought for a little bit, but then folded his hand.

Tags: Ronnie BardahMatthew KayFabio Sousa

Exclusive PokerNews Main Event!

donpeters • Level 17: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

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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

Kabrhel Doubles, Then Drops a Few

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

Martin Kabrhel began today with a needed double-up, making a straight with {K-}{Q-} to survive against an opponent holding {K-}{K-}.

Shortly after that one, Kabrhel opened with a raise to 8,500 from middle position and got one caller from the player in the hijack seat. The flop came {K-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}. Kabrhel continued with a bet of 9,500, and his opponent called.

The turn then brought the {6-Hearts}. Kabrhel thought a moment, then checked, and his opponent quickly fired a bet of 15,000. Kabrhel tanked for some time, then let his hand go.

After starting the day with that boost, Kabrhel drops a few to sit with 114,000 here in the early going.

Tags: Martin Kabrhel

Lisandro on Life Support


The action folded around to Jeffrey Lisandro who raised to 10,500 from the hijack position before the flop; the player in the cutoff called, so it was heads-up to the flop of {9-Spades}{A-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}, which they both checked.

When the {10-Diamonds} appeared on the turn, Lisandro bet out 15,500, but the cutoff called, so Lisandro checked his option on the river of the {8-Spades}. The cutoff shoved for 225,000 and this sent Lisandro into the tank for several minutes before another player called for a clock. Lisandro ended up folding his hand.

Jeffrey Lisandro au
Jeffrey Lisandro
au 65,000 -41,000

Tags: Jeffrey Lisandro

Ladouceur Busts Dixon

donpeters • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Marc Andre Ladoucour
Marc Andre Ladoucour

Marc-Andre Ladouceur just busted Robert Dixon from the Main Event. Dix was all in for 70,000 or so and Ladouceur made the call with the {K-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}. Dixon held the {A-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}.

The board hit both players, but it hit Ladouceur harder when it ran out {A-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{5-Clubs}{8-Clubs}. He won the pot and sent Dixon to the rail.

Tags: Marc-Andre LadouceurRobert Dixon

Tehan Takes Hit

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

German Teitelbaoum opened to 9,500 from the cutoff seat, Joe Tehan three-bet to 25,000 on the button, and Teitelbaoum called. The flop fell {4-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}, and Teitelbaoum checked. Tehan tossed out 24,000, and Teitelbaoum check-raised, sliding out a tower of orange T5,000 chips.

"Bring it in," Tehan asked the dealer.

The dealer cut out the chips, and they totaled 71,500. Tehan tanked for a little longer, and eventually released his cards.

Tags: Joe Tehan

Cunningham Busts Overton


With the cameras rolling, it was folded around to Allen Cunningham on the button who raised to 10,000. Aaron Overton then re-raised all in for around 67,000 total from the small blind. Cunningham made the call and the players turned over their hands.

Cunningham: {A-Clubs}{9-Hearts}
Overton: {9-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}

Some of the players wowed over Overton’s holding that was dominated but that was before the {4-Spades}{3-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} flop came down to give Overton an open-ended straight draw to the ace or six that produced more wows. The {3-Spades} turn and {K-Hearts} river bricked for him though and Cunningham delivered the knockout to boost his stack a bit.

Allen Cunningham us
Allen Cunningham
us 330,000 56,000
Aaron Overton us
Aaron Overton
us Busted

Tags: Aaron OvertonAllen Cunningham

Erdman Collects

[user196975] • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Travis Erdman opened to 8,000 from the cutoff, Bryan Follain called from the button and the player in the big blind called as well. The flom came {7-Clubs} {7-Diamonds} {8-Spades}. The big blind checked, Erdman bet 17,000, Follain folded and the big blind called. Both players checked the {A-Diamonds} turn and the {6-Diamonds} came on the river. After a checkd Erdman bet 50,000 and got a call. Erdman tabled {6-Spades} {6-Clubs} for a rivered set and is up to 595,000.

Tags: Travis ErdmanBryan Follain

Roll Call, Amazon Blue!


Here are the big names to watch in this section today - mind you, this will be the first section to break as the field gets whittled down, so stay tuned!

Daniel Retallick us
Daniel Retallick
us 960,000
Lars Bonding dk
Lars Bonding
dk 769,500
Takaaki Nakayama
Takaaki Nakayama
Peter Jetten ca
Peter Jetten
ca 657,000
David Vamplew gb
David Vamplew
gb 451,000
Bryan Colin
Bryan Colin
Christopher Brammer gb
Christopher Brammer
gb 373,000
Tony Hachem au
Tony Hachem
au 355,500
Allen Cunningham us
Allen Cunningham
us 274,000
Philip Meulyzer be
Philip Meulyzer
be 265,500
Tyler Bonkowski ca
Tyler Bonkowski
ca 236,500
Alex Kamberis
Alex Kamberis
Thomas Fuller us
Thomas Fuller
us 142,000
Jeffrey Lisandro au
Jeffrey Lisandro
au 106,000