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Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Jaconetti Works the Deck

[user66118] • Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

We didn't see how the money got in, but there was already more than 100,000 pulled into the middle when Ryan Jaconetti got his last 453,000 into the middle with {A-Clubs} {K-Diamonds}. He can't really be faulted for going with that hand, but Julian Stuer woke up with {A-Hearts} {A-Diamonds}, and he was poised for the knockout with his big stack.

Jaconetti stood up to sweat his fate, and he was giving play-by-play updates to a lady standing on the rail, about a table length away. "Ace-king against aces," he pointed out. The cameras encircled the table, and the dealer ran out a pretty useless {4-Diamonds} {Q-Hearts} {3-Spades} flop. "We need a ten," Jaconetti announced, rocking back and forth on his heels nervously.

Turn: {10-Diamonds}

Someone at the table said, "The turn card always brings a sweat," and he was right.

"Jack for the miracle," Jaconetti pleaded, down to his last card.

River: {J-Spades}!

"Ohhhhhh!" Jaconetti yelled, stampeding over to the rail for hugs and kisses. "Championship!" he yelled. When he returns to the table, he'll have more than a million chips again.

"I practice that so much, too," he joked with Stuer after the hand.

Tags: Julian StuerRyan Jaconetti

Straight Flush for Nguyen


Bolivar Palacios and Khoa Nguyen were in action on the turn with the board reading {Q-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}. Palacios fired a bet on the turn worth 200,000 and Nguyen called to see the {9-Diamonds} fall on the river.

"Three-hundred thousand," announced Palacios with the board now complete.

Nguyen thought for a little bit and then announced, "Eight-hundred thousand."

"How much more is it?" asked Palacios after a few seconds.

"Five-hundred thousand," replied the dealer.

Palacios then tanked for about half a minute more. He then made the call. After he did, he announced that he had ace-king, but Nguyen tabled the {K-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds} for a straight flush. Nguyen won the pot and Palacios was left steaming.

Khoa Nguyen us
Khoa Nguyen
us 2,900,000 1,168,000
Bolivar Palacios pa
Bolivar Palacios
pa 560,000 -560,000

Tags: Khoa NguyenBolivar Palacios

Chips for Charlton


Eoghan Odea opened for 58,000 from middle position, then Niall Charlton reraised to 135,000 from the cutoff. Ahtoh Makiievskyi called the reraise from the button, and Odea called as well.

The flop came {9-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{5-Hearts}. Odea checked, Charlton bet 260,000, Makiievskyi called, and Odea folded. Both of the remaining players then checked the {8-Diamonds} turn and {Q-Spades} river.

Charlton showed {K-Clubs}{Q-Clubs} for queens and eights, and Makiievskyi mucked.

Niall Charlton
Niall Charlton
3,080,000 280,000
1,255,000 -551,000
Eoghan O'Dea ie
Eoghan O'Dea
ie 1,160,000 231,000

Tags: Ahtoh MakiievskyiEoghan OdeaNiall Charlton

Martinez Rebuilding


Massimiliano Martinez, who was crippled after doubled up Konstantinos Mamaliadis just a few hands ago, got his remaining 230,000 all in preflop and was up against Frank Calo.

Calo: {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}
Martinez: {A-Clubs}{3-Hearts}

Martinez was behind and at risk, but he found salvation on the {A-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{K-Diamonds} flop. Neither the {K-Hearts} turn nor the {8-Diamonds} river changed a thing, and Martinez received a much-needed double.

Frank Calo
Frank Calo
1,270,000 -416,000
Massimiliano Martinez it
Massimiliano Martinez
it 475,000 240,000

Tags: Frank CaloMassimiliano Martinez

Colbin Cripples Wantman


Matthew Wantman has been crippled down to less than 285,000 at the feature table after Robin Jens Colbin managed to score a much-needed double-up.

The action folded to Colbin who raised to 50,000 from the cutoff preflop, only to see Wantman three-bet it from the small blind, making it 150,000 to go. Colbin shoved over the top and Wantman snap-called.

Colbin: {7-Spades}{7-Clubs}
Wantman: {3-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}

Neither hand improved on the board of {2-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{Q-Spades} and Colbin is now edging close to 1.5 million in chips - just under the average stack.

Robin Jens Colbin
Robin Jens Colbin
1,477,000 748,000
Matthew Wantman us
Matthew Wantman
us 284,000 -632,000

Tags: Matthew WantmanRobin Jens Colbin

Mcjannet Runs into Robinson's Nuts

[user101598] • Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

Cortland Mcjannet and Nelson Robinson were heads up, and both players knuckled the {10-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{4-Spades} flop and the {q-Hearts} on the turn. Things got crazy when the {k-Spades} hit the river though, because Mcjannet moved all in and Robinson snapped him off.

Mcjannet: {a-Spades}{k-Hearts}
Robinson: {a-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}

Robinson had the stone-cold nuts, and Mcjannet was eliminated from the Main Event.

Tags: Cortland McjannetNelson Robinson

Mamaliadis Doubles; Martinez Crippled


On a flop of {4-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{6-Spades}, Konstantinos Mamaliadis bet 178,000 from the big blind only to have Massimiliano Martinez, who had the bigger stack, move all in from the button. Mamaliadis called off for 1,093,000 and the cards were turned up.

Mamaliadis: {5-Clubs}{3-Clubs}
Martinez: {8-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}

While Martinez had flopped top pair with a gut-shot straight draw, Mamaliadis held an open-ended straight draw and a flush draw. No doubt it was an exciting flop, but that excitement was extinguished when the {9-Clubs} gave Mamaliadis the flush on the turn and left Martinez drawing dead.

The {3-Spades} was put out on the river, as Mamaliadis doubled to 2.2 million; meanwhile, Martinez was crippled and left with just 235,000.

Konstantinos Mamaliadis
Konstantinos Mamaliadis
2,200,000 1,006,000
Massimiliano Martinez it
Massimiliano Martinez
it 235,000 -1,171,000

Tags: Konstantinos MamaliadisMassimiliano Martinez

Lucky Charm Fails Pinx

Shamus • Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

Jonathan Pinx opened by raising all in with his last 102,000 from late position and got a caller in Andrey Pateychuk from the small blind. Pinx held {9-Spades}{9-Clubs} and Pateychuk {A-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}.

The flop came {K-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{3-Hearts}, and Pinx was still ahead. Meanwhile, the camera crew was being assembled around the table to capture the all-in confrontation. "Curtis… where's Curtis?" said Pinx, referring to one of the cameramen with whom Pinx has become familiar over the last couple of days.

Spotting Curtis positioned on the other side of the table, Pinx' mood brightened. "Curtis!" he said, then, addressing Pateychuk, "You're in trouble. 'Cos you can't win with my man Curtis behind you!"

The turn brought the {8-Hearts} and Pinx was still ahead. "You don't even need to deal the hand," he continued, further affirming Curtis' status as a good luck charm. Then came the river… the {9-Hearts}! "Owww," said Pinx, still grinning. "I hit trips on the river, too." Indeed he did, but Pateychuk's flush was best.

"Bye, Curtis," he said, addressing the camera, and Curtis waved goodbye with his free hand. "Bye everyone," added Pinx. "It was fun."

Pateychuk has hand a down-and-up start to Day 6, and now sits with a little over 1 million.

Tags: Andrey PateychukJonathan Pinx

Tsapko's Gotta Go


Mars Callahan opened to 90,000 under the gun, and the action folded to Vasily Tsapko who called from the big blind. The flop fell {4-Spades}{3-Spades}{8-Hearts}, and Tsapko led for 125,000. Callahan raised to 345,000, Tsapko moved all in for 910,000, and Callahan called.

Callahan: {k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}
Tsapko: {7-Hearts}{7-Clubs}

Tsapko needed a seven or running straight cards to survive, but the turn and river came {q-Spades}, {4-Hearts} respectively, eliminating him from the tournament. Callahan hopped out of his chair to celebrate with his rail, and has reason to be happy - he has over 2 million chips.

Mars Callahan
Mars Callahan
2,360,000 821,000
Vasily Tsapko ru
Vasily Tsapko
ru Busted

Tags: Mars CallahanVasily Tsapko