Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

O'Dea Increases Chip Lead


Badih Bounahra started things off on the first hand back from break with a raise from the cutoff seat to 1.2 million. Eoghan O'Dea reraised from the button to 4.8 million. Everyone folded back to Bounahra and he turned his chair to the left in order to give O'Dea the stare down. After a minute or so, Bounahra folded and O'Dea won the pot.

Eoghan O'Dea ie
Eoghan O'Dea
ie 43,850,000 2,250,000
Badih Bounahra
Badih Bounahra
11,150,000 -1,250,000

Tags: Eoghan O'DeaBadih Bounahra


Ten-Minute Break for the Top Ten

Shamus • Level 34: 150,000-300,000, 40,000 ante
The final ten players on the ESPN Main Feature Table.
The final ten players on the ESPN Main Feature Table.

We've reached the end of yet another level of poker. That's 34 two-hour levels in the books… 68 hours played by these 10 survivors, over the course of two grueling weeks. Just one more elimination and the November Nine will be set.

Since the dinner break we've seen numerous four- and five-bets, and more than a few all-in shoves. Two players failed to survived their all-ins, Bryan Devonshire (finishing in 12th) and Khoa Nguyen (11th).

In Devonshire's elimination hand, he pushed his short stack in with {K-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds} and was up against Eoghan O'Dea's {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}. The board brought no help to Devonshire, and he hit the rail. Shortly thereafter it was Nguyen all in with pocket tens and behind Martin Staszko's pair of kings. No ten came to save Nguyen, and he hit the rail just a couple of spots shy of the final table.

Eoghan O'Dea continues to maintain the lead, with Samuel Holden, Badih Bouahra, and Matt Giannetti the ten-handed table's short stacks. It's a big ol' bubble we're looking at here. The next to go out wins $607,882, but misses out on the chance for that $8.7 million-plus prize awaiting the winner, as well as the poker world's attention over the next four months as we await the completion of the Main Event.

See you back in 10 minutes.


donpeters • Level 34: 150,000-300,000, 40,000 ante

Ben Lamb raised to 675,000 and Matt Giannetti reraised to 1.825 million. Everyone folded, Giannetti showed two kings and won the pot.

Tags: Ben LambMatt Giannetti


[user101598] • Level 34: 150,000-300,000, 40,000 ante

A new almond/beige chip has been introduced to the table. If you have a bunch of them then you're in good shape - they're worth T250,000.

Cards Back in the Air!

[user101598] • Level 34: 150,000-300,000, 40,000 ante

With ten minutes left in Level 34, the cards are back in the air. It's time to crown the November Nine!

The July 10

[user101598] • Level 34: 150,000-300,000, 40,000 ante
1Matt Giannetti
2Badih Bounahra
3Eoghan O'Dea
4Phil Collins
5Anton Makievskyi
6Samuel Holden
7Pius Heinz
8Ben Lamb
9Martin Staszko
10John Hewitt

Staring Contest


As Khoa Nguyen was eliminated on the other table, this hand was going down on the main feature table.

Matt Giannetti raised to 675,000 from the button after beginning the hand with 10.25 million in chips. Badih Bounahra reraised to 2.075 million from the small blind and then Giannetti began to tank. The two are seated right next to one another and began staring intently at each other for a solid minute or two without either flinching. Eventually, Giannetti folded and Bounahra won the pot.

Badih Bounahra
Badih Bounahra
13,025,000 1,445,000
Matt Giannetti us
Matt Giannetti
us 9,535,000 -1,325,000

Tags: Badih BounahraMatt Giannetti