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Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Crawford Can't Hang With Heinz's Six-Bet

Pius Heinz
Pius Heinz

Pius Heinz opened for 43,000 from under-the-gun and action folded around to Claudia Crawford, who three-bet to 90,000 from the small blind. The big blind folded and Heinz re-popped it to 241,000. Not backing down, Crawford then five-bet to 400,000 even. Heinz tanked and asked how much Crawford had behind. He then pushed out a six-bet to 890,000 and Crawford quickly mucked. Heinz revealed the {9-Diamonds} and mucked his hand.

After all the smoke cleared, Crawford was knocked down to 2,080,000 while Heinz chipped up to 4,850,000.

Pius Heinz de
Pius Heinz
de 4,850,000 950,000
Claudia Crawford
Claudia Crawford
2,080,000 -500,000

Tags: Claudia CrawfordPius Heinz

Hopkins Runs Into Aces


James Hopkins moved all in from middle position for 259,000 only to have Feming Chan move all in over the top from late position. Chan's reraise served as an isolation bet as the rest of the field cleared out.

Hopkins: {K-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}
Chan: {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}

While Hopkins was short and no doubt liked the look of his preflop picture cards, he couldn't have picked a worse time to commit his chips. The {7-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{8-Diamonds} flop mean Hopkins needed to catch runner-runner, which meant the {K-Clubs} turn gave him some hope. Unfortunately for him, the {6-Diamonds} blanked on the river and his day came to an end.

Chan is up to 786,000.

Feming Chan
Feming Chan
786,000 306,000
James Hopkins au
James Hopkins
au Busted

Tags: Feming ChanJames Hopkins

Mizzi Misses On Bluff


When we got to Sorel Mizzi's table, there was already 170,000 in the pot, and he was heads up with Tom Koral on a board of {7-Hearts}{q-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{4-Clubs}. It was Mizzi's turn to act, and he cut out a bet of 140,000 and put it into the middle. Koral went into the tank for a couple of minutes before he tossed in the call. Mizzi announced "no pair," and mucked his hand. Koral wanted to muck his hand at well, but he had to turn it up to claim the pot. Koral flipped {a-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}, and it was good enough to take the pot, upping his stack to over 2.3 million. Meanwhile, Mizzi is all the way down to 310,000 after that whiff, and will be looking to get a double up or two in the last hour of play tonight.

Tom Koral us
Tom Koral
us 2,320,000 340,000
Sorel Mizzi ca
Sorel Mizzi
ca 310,000 -488,000

Tags: Sorel MizziTom Koral

Barter Takes Hit to Double [Removed:327]


We found [Removed:326] all in preflop and at risk against David Barter.

[Removed:327]: {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}
Barter: {K-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}

[Removed:327] was flipping for his tournament life and although Barter made two pair on the flop, it came {K-Spades}{Q-Spades}{10-Clubs} to give [Removed:327] bottom set. Barter would need another king or queen to send his opponent home but it the {3-Hearts} and {2-Spades} rolled off on the turn and river to double [Removed:327] and take a hit to Barter.

David Barter
David Barter
2,280,000 -520,000
700,000 700,000

Tags: David Barter

Ruthenberg Makes the Right Call

Shamus • Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
Sebastian Ruthenberg
Sebastian Ruthenberg

Even McNiff opened for 42,000 from the button, and Sebastian Ruthenberg called from the big blind. The flop came {J-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{9-Spades}. Rutheberg led with a bet of 50,000, and McNiff called. The turn was the {2-Hearts} and Ruthenberg bet again, this time 86,000. McNiff called once more.

The river brought the {K-Hearts} and a check from Ruthenberg. McNiff paused, then pushed out a bet of 192,000. Ruthenberg went deep into the tank, thinking for at least a couple of minutes.

Finally he set out a stack of calling chips, and tabled his {5-Spades}{5-Clubs}. He'd made the correct decision, as McNiff mucked.

Ruthenberg sits with 2.869 million now, while McNiff slips to 1.197 million.

Tags: Evan McNiffSebastian Ruthenberg

Cheong Crashes into Calo's Straight


We caught up with the action on a {6-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{7-Spades} flop, where Frank Calo bet 57,000 from middle position. Cheong flatted from the button.

Calo continued with his aggression on the {8-Diamonds} turn, betting 132,000. Cheong once again called.

The {A-Spades} completed the board and Calo led out for 285,000. Cheong tanked for some time, but eventually landed on a call. Calo tabled {Q-Hearts}{9-Clubs} for a turned straight and Cheong mucked.

Frank Calo
Frank Calo
1,700,000 540,000
Joseph Cheong us
Joseph Cheong
us 1,100,000 -900,000

Tags: Frank CaloJoseph Cheong

The Lovely Ladies

[user66118] • Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

With 163 players left, we still have three steadfast women still in contention for the title. It's probably a decent time to introduce them, at least.

Firstly, we'll start with the shorter of the stacks. Erika Moutinho has just one cash on her tournament record, a small cash in the $1,000 buy-in Event #54 a couple weeks ago. Her boyfriend, Doc Sands, has a few more results to his name, and he's still alive in this event too, sitting with about 650,000 chips. She's got something on him, at least, as she sits with 740,000 and the bragging rights in front of her for now.

Amanda Musumeci is "Bodog Mandy", and she currently has 1.05 million chips. Hrm, that's about all we have about her for now, but a quick Googling might find you more.

Claudia Crawford is the ladies' best shot at making the November Nine, and she can frequently be seen grinding in the card rooms of Mississippi and the Midwest. Crawford finished 63rd in the Ladies' Event at the WSOP last year, and this cash has already doubled her career total. She's got her sights set on the big prizes, though, and her current count of 2.45 million puts her well on her way.

More info about these ladies to come as they run deeper toward history.

Tags: Amanda MusumeciClaudia CrawfordErika Moutinho

Devonshire Wins Big Flip To Bust De Knijff


Bryan Devonshire opened to 48,000 in middle position and next to act, Martin De Knijff popped it to 142,000. Soon enough, De Knijff was all in for about 800,000 with {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}, racing with Devonshire's {A-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}. The flop delivered no help to Devonshire, but he spiked the {K-Hearts} on the turn to pull ahead. De Knijff wasn't saved by the river and has been eliminated.

Bryan Devonshire us
Bryan Devonshire
us 3,700,000 770,000
Martin De Knijff se
Martin De Knijff
se Busted

Tags: Bryan DevonshireMartin De Knijff

Barnhart Picks Off Tuvey

Sam Barnhart
Sam Barnhart

Stuart Tuvey raised to 44,000 from under the gun and Chris Bonita looked at his cards from the small blind and then snap called. Sam Barnhart also called from the big blind as the three saw the {K-Spades}{5-Spades}{2-Clubs} flop. It was checked to Tuvey who led for 65,000 and Bonita quickly folded while Barnhart stuck around.

Both players remaining checked the {7-Spades} on the turn and Barnhart checked one last time when the {J-Diamonds} hit the river. Tuvey came in with a bet of 110,000 which Barnhart called. Barnhart showed {A-Hearts}{5-Hearts} for only a pair of fives but they were good as Tuvey mucked.

Sam Barnhart us
Sam Barnhart
us 3,150,000 250,000
Stuart Tuvey us
Stuart Tuvey
us 1,360,000 -240,000

Tags: Sam BarnhartStuart Tuvey

Jace Trending Downward

Daryl Jace
Daryl Jace

John Esposito started the action by limping early and Daryl Jace raised it to 45,000. Guy Gorelik was one seat behind Jace and bumped it up to 88,000. Esposito folded and Jace called.

The flop fell {10-Hearts} {3-Spades} {K-Clubs}, Jace checked, Gorelik bet 128,000 and Jace called. Both players checked the {A-Diamonds} turn and the {5-Clubs} came on the river. Jace slid out 150,000 and Gorelik called.

Gorelik was first to flip his hand over, showing {A-Hearts} {9-Diamonds}, and Jace mucked.

Daryl Jace
Daryl Jace
1,760,000 -40,000
Guy Gorelik il
Guy Gorelik
il 1,115,000 15,000

Tags: Daryl JaceJohn Esposito