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Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Negreanu Shoves, Survives

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

Daniel Skolovy opened with a raise to 16,000 from middle position, and it folded around to Daniel Negreanu in the big blind who reraised all in for 118,000 total.

Negreanu counted out his chips for Skolovy's benefit as the cameras gathered. "I got 118, bro," he said with a grin, then began to address the camera, saying something about Vancouver and referencing the riots that followed the recent conclusion of the NHL Game 7 final.

"If I lose this hand, I'm going to flip over this table," said Skolovy with a wide smile, and all laughed.

The conversation continued, with Negreanu spelling out the exact pot odds Skolovy had to call. Eventually he folded, and both players showed their hands -- {A-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} for Skolovy, {K-Hearts}{k-Spades} for Negreanu. And no riot ensued, except for the laughing kind.

Negreanu goes to the break with 146,000, while Skolovy has 430,000.

Tags: Daniel NegreanuDaniel Skolovy

Simon Sent Packing


Stephane Albertini recently eliminated Sam Simon from the 2011 WSOP Main Event. We missed the specific action, but when the chips were all in the board read {8-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{k-Spades}, and the hands looked like this:

Albertini: {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs}
Simon: {7-Hearts}{7-Clubs}

The {j-Diamonds} on the turn left Simon drawing dead, and the {q-Hearts} on the river completed the board. Simon was eliminated from the tournament, while Albertini is up to 1.68 million chips.

Stephane Albertini
Stephane Albertini
1,680,000 577,000
Sam Simon au
Sam Simon
au Busted

Tags: Stephane AlbertiniSam Simon

Ionel Lays it Down


We caught up with the action on a {8-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{7-Spades}{10-Clubs} board where Anton Ionel checked from the big blind and a player in middle position bet 50,000. Ionel made the call and checked again when the {6-Spades} hit the river. His opponent instantly announced all in and Ionel gave it some thought before he threw in his hand.

150,000 -425,000

Tags: Anton Ionel

Miles To Go

TK Miles
TK Miles

We caught up with the action when T.K. Miles and his opponent were all in for his opponent's tournament life on a board of {7-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}. In front of Miles' opponent was {K-Spades}{J-Clubs} for a straight.

Unfortunately for his opponent, Miles held {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} for tens full of queens. His opponent was sent to the rail while Miles's stack has now grown to about 620,000.

T.K. Miles
T.K. Miles
620,000 360,000

Tags: T.K. Miles

"Cobra" Khai Out of Venom


TeamAPL's last hope, "Cobra" Khai Nguyen, has just been eliminated from the 2011 WSOP Main Event.

As their Team Co-ordinator Daniel Milford revealed, Nguyen had been grinding his very short stack since before the dinner break, but finally came in with a raise from early position before shoving it in after an opponent re-raised. The opponent snap-called.

Opponent: {K-Spades}{K-Diamonds}
Nguyen: {4-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}

The board ran out {5-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{J-Spades}{8-Spades}{2-Clubs} and with either hand improving, Nguyen was sent to the rail, but he keeps TeamAPL's record of players cashing in the Main Event intact since its inception in 2009 - a stellar effort!

Khai Nguyen ca
Khai Nguyen
ca Busted

Tags: Khai Nguyen

Rousso Out After Suffering Bach to Bach Losses

Vanessa Rousso
Vanessa Rousso

Vanessa Rousso called a bet of 25,000 on a flop of {5-Spades}{J-Clubs}{6-Clubs} against nemesis David Bach, On the {9-Spades} turn Bach bet 55,000 and Rousso made it 110,000, Bach responded by moving all in and Rousso called her remaining chips off.

Bach: {A-Spades}{A-Diamonds}
Rousso: {Q-Clubs}{J-Spades}

Now it was Rousso who needed to hit the outdraw but the {8-Spades} river wasn't enough. Bach is over the million mark now and the big stack at this table.

David Bach us
David Bach
us 1,235,000 273,000
Vanessa Rousso us
Vanessa Rousso
us Busted

Tags: Vanessa RoussoDavid Bach

Kelly Lets It Go

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

Following a {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{7-Clubs} flop, J.P. Kelly, playing from under the gun, led with a bet and was called by his lone opponent in the hijack. The turn was the {5-Diamonds} and Kelly checked. His opponent bet 81,000, and Kelly called.

The river then brought the {7-Hearts} and another check from Kelly. This time his opponent bet 83,000, and Kelly let it go.

Kelly slips to 230,000.

Tags: J.P. Kelly

Fierro Flushed


Nicolas Fierro had an opponent all in for their last 130,000 chips. Fierro's {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs} had his opponent's {a-Diamonds}{10-Spades} in bad shape, but the board ran {10-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}, and Fierro's opponent made a flush.

Nicolas Fierro cl
Nicolas Fierro
cl 635,000 -155,000

Tags: Nicolas Fierro

Updated Chip Counts from the Purple Section of the Amazon Room

John Hewitt
John Hewitt
1,180,000 -20,000
Marc-Andre Ladouceur ca
Marc-Andre Ladouceur
ca 1,150,000 -50,000
Jordan Rich us
Jordan Rich
us 860,000 -40,000
Peter Feldman
Peter Feldman
Phil Collins us
Phil Collins
us 700,000 -75,000
Lars Bonding dk
Lars Bonding
dk 675,000 -110,000
Sol Bergren
Sol Bergren
675,000 145,000
Tony Hachem au
Tony Hachem
au 590,000 290,000
David Sands us
David Sands
us 575,000 115,000
Sam Simon au
Sam Simon
au 570,000 61,000
Jon Turner us
Jon Turner
us 475,000 145,000
380,000 30,000
Garry Gates us
Garry Gates
us 276,000 -74,000
Jani Sointula fi
Jani Sointula
fi 170,000 -190,000

Heinzelmann's Not Refunding Warren's Chips


Max Heinzelmann is now amongst the latest players to have joined the millionaire's club after stacking Warren Fund.

Fund shipped his last 135,000 into the middle before the flop with {J-Hearts}{10-Hearts}, but ran into Heinzelmann's {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds}. Neither hand improved on the board of {2-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{5-Clubs} and that was end of the Fund run. Heinzelmann's now up to over 1.1 million in chips.

Max Heinzelmann
Max Heinzelmann
1,120,000 290,000
Warren Fund
Warren Fund

Tags: Max HeinzelmannWarren Fund