Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Lamb Chops Labchuk

Shamus • Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
Ben Lamb
Ben Lamb

David Labchuk had just come over to take the empty seat at the secondary feature table, positioned a couple to the right of Ben Lamb, when he found himself all in before the flop for what looked to be his last 350,000 or so with {J-Hearts}{J-Spades}.

And yes, Lamb was his lone opponent. And yes, Lamb had {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts}.

The board ran out {8-Spades}{5-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{3-Spades}, and just like that Seat 5 is empty once more.

"It's your world and we're just living in it, brother!" yelled a Lamb supporter from the rail. He looks to have moved back into the lead with that one, up now to around 4.4 million.

Tags: Ben LambDavid Labchuk

Howe's the King of the Queens


Action folded Jody Howe on the button and he raised to 40,000, which was met with an all-in three-bet by Blaise Dsylva in the small blind. When action was back on Howe, he called all in for 347,000.

Howe: {Q-Clubs}{Q-Spades}
Dsylva: {A-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}

The {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{9-Spades} flop gave Howe nines full of queens and left Dsylva looking for a queen. The {5-Spades} turn was not it, and neither was {J-Hearts} river. Howe doubled to 700,000 on the hand.

Jody Howe
Jody Howe
700,000 210,000
Blaise Dsylva us
Blaise Dsylva
us 408,000 408,000

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Big Stacks Play Big Pot Pre


Giuseppe Pastura raised to 50,000 in middle position and Matthew Kay three-bet it to 135,000 total in late position. Pastura then re-popped it to 375,000 and Kay made the call as the two saw a {J-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{7-Hearts} flop roll off. Pastura fired a massive bet of 400,000 and Kay tanked for a couple of minutes before he laid his hand down.

Giuseppe Pastura
Giuseppe Pastura
3,100,000 400,000
Matthew Kay
Matthew Kay
1,500,000 -400,000

Tags: Giuseppe PasturaMatthew Kay

Huber Four-Bet Shoves With a Six


Stefan Huber raised to 40,000 in middle position and Andrew Hinrichsen three-bet to 100,000 in the cutoff. Huber then moved all in for 1,300,000 and Hinrichsen went into the tank for a good three minutes. Hinrichsen finally mucked and the {A-Diamonds} was mistakingly exposed as one of his cards. Huber then proceeded to table the {6-Clubs} and one can only wonder what his other card was as he took down the pot.

Stefan Huber ch
Stefan Huber
ch 1,450,000 18,000
Andrew Hinrichsen au
Andrew Hinrichsen
au 720,000 -140,000

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Holley Eliminated by Koral


With 300,000 in the pot preflop in a blind-versus-blind situation, the {10-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} came out on the flop and Tod Holley moved all in for 683,000 from the small blind. Tom Koral was in the big blind and made a quick call.

Koral: {A-Spades}{A-Hearts}
Holley: {J-Hearts}{10-Spades}

Koral was ahead with his aces, but needed to dodge a bevy of Holley's outs. The {2-Spades} was kind to Koral, as was the {A-Diamonds} river. Koral took down the pot, chipping up to 1.98 million, while Holley was eliminated from the Main Event in 169th place.

Tom Koral us
Tom Koral
us 1,980,000 755,000
Tod Holley
Tod Holley

Tags: Tom Koral

On the Main Stage

Shamus • Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
The ESPN Main Feature Table on Day 5.
The ESPN Main Feature Table on Day 5.

With two empty seats, a couple of newcomers have been sent over to the main feature table.

Blake Bohn of Minnesota has come over to slide into Seat 5, while the German Sebastian Ruthenberg has settled into Seat 8 to Jean-Robert's Bellande right.

Here's the line-up, with a side order of chips:

1Allen Cunningham1,164,000
2Jacob Bazeley975,000
3Ruben Visser904,000
4Rupert Elder931,000
5Blake Bohn500,000
6Evan McNiff1,756,000
7Bolivar Palacios1,697,000
8Sebastian Ruthenberg2,300,000
9Jean-Robert Bellande1,491,000

Tags: Blake BohnSebastian Ruthenberg

Laborda Doubles Through Wantman with Slowroll


We found Hilton Laborda all in preflop for a whopping 912,000 and at risk against Matthew Wantman. The ESPN cameras came by for the all in with Wantman voicing his displeasure about Laborda supposedly slowrolling him which would have happened before we got to the table.

Laborda: {A-Hearts}{A-Clubs}
Wantman: {9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}

The flop came down {K-Clubs}{J-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} and provided no help to Wantman. The {K-Hearts} on the turn and the {10-Hearts} were clean for Laborda who doubled up as Wantman took a big hit.

Hilton Laborda
Hilton Laborda
1,830,000 830,000
Matthew Wantman us
Matthew Wantman
us 1,600,000 -700,000

Tags: Hilton LabordaMatthew Wantman

A Short-Stacked Pinx Doubles


We're not sure how the action went, but a short-stacked Jonathan Pinx ended up all in for his last 75,000 and was up against the big stack of Matthew Kay.

Kay: {A-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}
Pinx: {A-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}

Kay was very outgoing as the ESPN cameras surrounded the table. When the flop fell {K-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}, Pinx let out a shout in celebration. The {4-Spades} turn left Kay drawing dead, and Pinx doubled after the {9-Diamonds} was put out on the river.

Matthew Kay
Matthew Kay
1,900,000 200,000
Jonathan Pinx
Jonathan Pinx
160,000 45,000

Tags: Jonathan PinxMatthew Kay

Cheong and Jace Keep Facing Off

Joseph Cheong
Joseph Cheong

Daryl Jace and Joseph Cheong keeping playing big pots against each other. With Jace in early position he made it 100,000 to go and action folded all the way around to Cheong in the big blind. He called and they saw a flop of {5-Clubs} {A-Hearts} {10-Diamonds}. The both checked and the {7-Clubs} came on the turn. They checked again and the {5-Spades} came on the river.

Cheong bet 175,000 and Jace called. Cheong tabled {7-Diamonds} {5-Diamonds} for a full house and Jace mucked.

Joseph Cheong us
Joseph Cheong
us 2,000,000 500,000
Daryl Jace
Daryl Jace
1,800,000 -100,000

Tags: Joseph CheongDaryl Jace