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Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Getting His Phil

[user101598] • Level 35: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante

Phil Collins limped in from early position, Badih Bounahra checked his option in the big blind, and the flop came down {6-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{3-Spades}. Bounahra checked, Collins fired 550,000, and Bounahra called.

The turn was the {a-Diamonds}, and Bounahra checked again. Collins slid out 1.25 million, and Bounahra tank-folded.

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Collins Chips Up Big

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Phil Collins
Phil Collins

Phil Collins limped in from middle position, Ben Lamb raised to 1.3 million on the button, and the action folded back to Collins who tank-called. The flop came down {6-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}, and Collins checked to Lamb who fired 1.5 million. Collins tanked for a bit, then check-raised to 3.5 million. Lamb called.

The turn was the {k-Spades}, and Collins slid out another 3.5 million. Lamb stared forward, then stood from his chair to examine the remainder of Collins' stack. He eventually folded however, and Collins raked in the pot.

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Holden Squeezes

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Action folded to chip leader Eoghan O'Dea in middle position and he raised to 850,000. Anton Makievskyi called in the hijack seat and then Samuel Holden squeezed in a three-bet to 2.5 million from the cutoff seat. Everyone folded back to O'Dea and he mucked. Makievskyi also folded and Holden won the pot.

Eoghan O'Dea ie
Eoghan O'Dea
ie 39,250,000 -1,850,000
Anton Makiievskyi ua
Anton Makiievskyi
ua 16,175,000 -1,250,000
Samuel Holden
Samuel Holden
14,775,000 1,350,000

Tags: Anton MakievskyiSamuel HoldenEoghan O'Dea

Staszko Jacks Stack

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Martin Staszko opened to 950,000, Phil Collins called on the button, and the flop fell {10-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{8-Spades}. Staszko led for 1.425 million, and Collins called.

The turn was the {6-Spades}, and Staszko checked to Collins who fired 3.1 million. Staszko called, and the {9-Spades} was dealt on the river. Both players checked.

Staszko rolled over two jacks, Collins mucked, and Staszko picked up the pot.

Martin Staszko cz
Martin Staszko
cz 39,975,000 8,125,000
Phil Collins us
Phil Collins
us 15,975,000 -5,625,000

Tags: Phil CollinsMartin Staszko

Drumroll Please

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Eoghan O'Dea opened to 900,000 from early position, Phil Collins called on his direct left, and the action behind folded. The dealer fanned {4-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{9-Spades}, and O'Dea led for 1 million. Collins called.

The turn was the {j-Diamonds}, and O'dea opted to check. Collins slid out 2.2 million, O'Dea mucked, and Collins picked up the pot.

Eoghan O'Dea ie
Eoghan O'Dea
ie 41,100,000 -950,000
Phil Collins us
Phil Collins
us 23,750,000 2,400,000

Tags: Phil CollinsEoghan O'Dea

Faces in the Crowd

Shamus • Level 35: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante
Humberto Brenes and his son. Roberto, take in the Main Event "unofficial" final table.
Humberto Brenes and his son. Roberto, take in the Main Event "unofficial" final table.

It's a relatively quiet crowd in attendance, although the occasional times there has been post-flop action those who are here are making some noise. A rough count of heads suggests something approaching 300 here following the action in the so-called "mothership."

All ten of the players appear to have supporters in attendance, although most hands are only being punctuated by light clapping.

Phil Collins' crew of supporters have been the most vocal by far, their cheers consistently punctuated by snatches of his pop star namesake's hits. And we did hear some baa-a-a-ing following a recent hand won by Ben Lamb.

Looking around the arena, we see that Andrey Pateychuk, eliminated in 15th not too long ago, has stuck around to support his friend Anton Makievskyi. There's a number of other familiar faces from the summer in the crowd as well, including Nenad Medic, Mike Matusow, David Williams, Jean-Robert Bellande, Allen "Chainsaw" Kessler, James Bord, Brent Hanks, Dan O'Brien, Erick Lindgren, David Vamplew, Jon "PearlJammer" Turner, John Duthie, Keith Ferrera, Humberto and Roberto Brenes, and the Main Event-crushing couple, David "Doc" Sands and Erika Moutinho.