Event #37: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Days:
1234

Event Info

Buy-in $1,500
Prize Pool $1,795,500
Players 1330

Level Info

Level 32
Blinds 60,000 / 120,000
Ante 20,000

Highlights

Highlights

Hands #235-241: Baldwin Wins With a Straight

poolshir • Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante
Eric Baldwin
Eric Baldwin

Hand #235: Ian Steinman raised to 200,000 from the button and Eric Baldwin called. They both checked through the {k-Clubs}{3-Spades}{10-Clubs} on the flop and the {5-Hearts} on the turn to the {a-Spades} on the river. Baldwin bet 300,000 and Steinman raised to 875,000. Baldwin checked how much the raise was. Baldwin sat back and took a sip of his water. He looked at the board again and then called. Steinman tabled {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} for the rivered pair of aces.

"Good raise." Baldwin complimented Steinman.

Hand #236: Baldwin raised to 275,000 from the button and Steinman folded.

Hand #237: Baldwin got a walk.

Hand #238: Steinman got a walk this time.

Hand #239: Steinman raised to 200,000 and Baldwin called. Baldwin check-called the 175,000 bet on the {8-Clubs}{7-Spades}{k-Clubs} flop. They both checked through the {6-Hearts} on the turn to the {2-Clubs} on the river. Baldwin bet 450,000 and Steinman backed down.

Hand #240: Steinman got a walk.

Hand #241: Steinman limped in and Baldwin opted to check. The flop came {4-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}, Baldwin check-called the 100,000 bet of Steinman. The turn brought them the {3-Hearts}, Baldwin now check-raised to 600,000 when Steinman bet 200,000. Steinman called. The {7-Clubs} on the river completed the board. Baldwin counted out some chips and put in a bet of 1,060,000. Steinman asked how much it was and after considering it for about a minute or two, Steinman called.

"Straight," Baldwin announced and then showed {q-Spades}{6-Hearts} for the rivered straight, indeed. Steinman mucked his hand

Eric Baldwin us
Eric Baldwin
us 7,265,000 925,000
Ian Steinman us
Ian Steinman
us 2,585,000 -925,000

Tags: Eric BaldwinIan Steinman

Hands #227-234: Steinman Doubles!

Webjoker • Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante
Ian Steinman
Ian Steinman

Hand #227: Ian Steinman gave Eric Baldwin a walk.

Hand #228: Baldwin gave Steinman a walk.

Hand #229: Steinman limped in and Baldwin shoved. Steinman didn't need much time to make the call for 1,735,000 total.

Ian Steinman: {6-Clubs}{6-Spades}
Eric Baldwin: {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds}

The flop came {2-Clubs}{5-Spades}{4-Diamonds}, giving Baldwin a gutshot on top of his two live outs. The {10-Diamonds} on the turn and {7-Diamonds} on the river, however, were blanks and Steinman doubled up.

Hand #230: Baldwin opened the button for 275,000 and Steinman folded.

Steinman had his arms out, visibly shaking.

"I'm shaking man," Steinman said to Baldwin and his rail.

"It's exciting stuff," Baldwin said with a grin.

Hand #231: Steinman opened the button for 200,000 and Baldwin called. They both checked the {Q-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{6-Clubs} flop and {A-Clubs} turn before Steinman took down the pot with a bet of 175,000 on the {8-Diamonds} river as Baldwin check-folded.

Hand #232: Steinman folded, giving Baldwin a walk.

Hand #233: Steinman limped in and Baldwin checked. The both checked the flop of {3-Spades}{J-Spades}{A-Diamonds} before Baldwin check-folded to a 100,000 bet on the {Q-Spades} turn.

Hand #234: Steinman gave Baldwin a walk.

Eric Baldwin us
Eric Baldwin
us 6,340,000 -1,860,000
Ian Steinman us
Ian Steinman
us 3,510,000 1,860,000

Tags: Eric BaldwinIan Steinman

Hands #221-226: Baldwin Building Up Lead

poolshir • Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante
Eric Baldwin
Eric Baldwin

Hand #221: Ian Steinman raised to 200,000 from the button and Baldwin folded.

Hand #222: Eric Baldwin let Steinman walk.

Hand #223: Now it was Baldwin's turn to get a walk.

Hand #224: Baldwin limped in on the button and Steinman opted to check. They both checked through the {6-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{5-Clubs} flop to the {9-Spades} on the turn. Steinman bet 100,000 and Baldwin let go.

Hand #225: Steinman raised to 200,000 and Baldwin called. The flop came {q-Hearts}{q-Spades}{2-Diamonds}, Baldwin check-called the 150,000 continuation bet of Steinman. The turn came with the {10-Diamonds}, and Baldwin check-folded when Steinman fired another bet of 275,000.

Hand #226: Baldwin raised to 250,000 from the button and Steinman called. They both checked through the {q-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} flop to the {4-Diamonds} on the turn. Steinman checked. Baldwin bet 380,000. Steinman asked the dealer for a confirmation and then called.

The river completed the board with the {3-Clubs}, Steinman checked for the last time. Baldwin decidedly bet 800,000. Steinman asked the dealer again what the amount was. The dealer did so. Steinman crossed his arms, looked at his cards and his stack, and then put in a stack as a call. Baldwin tabled {q-Spades}{4-Spades} for the turned two pair to take the pot down.

Eric Baldwin us
Eric Baldwin
us 8,200,000 985,000
Ian Steinman us
Ian Steinman
us 1,650,000 -885,000

Tags: Eric BaldwinIan Steinman

Hands #216-220: Steinman Calls With King-High

Webjoker • Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante
Ian Steinman
Ian Steinman

Hand #216: Eric Baldwin limped in and Ian Steinman checked. The flop came {A-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{5-Clubs} and Steinman checked. Baldwin bet 100,000 and Steinman called. The {9-Diamonds} on the turn saw the same pattern: Steinman checked, Baldwin bet (240,000), Steinman called. The {Q-Diamonds} on the river saw Steinman check for the third time. Baldwin bet 725,000 and Steinman folded.

Hand #217: Steinman gave Baldwin a walk.

Hand #218: Baldwin limped in and Steinman checked. They both checked on {3-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds} and the {6-Spades} hit the turn. Steinman check-called a bet of 100,000 and check-called another 300,000 on the {3-Hearts} river.

"You got it," Baldwin said as he showed {8-Spades}{9-Hearts}.

Steinman tabled {K-Spades}{7-Diamonds} and took down the pot.

Hand #219: Steinman opened the button for 200,000 and Baldwin called. Baldwin check-called a bet of 150,000 on {J-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} before they both checked the {J-Clubs} on the turn. The {4-Hearts} on the river saw Baldwin bet (what appeared to be) 475,000 and Steinman folded.

Hand #220: Baldwin limped in and Steinman checked. Both checked the {10-Clubs}{10-Spades}{5-Hearts} flop and the {3-Spades} on the turn was seen for free. Steinman check-called 100,000 and they both checked the {K-Diamonds} on the river. Steinman showed {K-Clubs}{8-Clubs} for the rivered top pair and Baldwin mucked.

Eric Baldwin us
Eric Baldwin
us 7,215,000 -335,000
Ian Steinman us
Ian Steinman
us 2,535,000 335,000

Tags: Eric BaldwinIan Steinman

Hands #211-215: Baldwin Shoves

poolshir • Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante
Eric Baldwin
Eric Baldwin

Hand #211: Ian Steinman raised to 200,000 from the button and Eric Baldwin called. The flop came {7-Spades}{6-Clubs}{k-Clubs}, Baldwin check-called the 150,000 bet of Steinman. They both checked through the {8-Spades} on the turn and the {9-Clubs} on the river. Steinman took the pot down with {A-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}.

Hand #212: Baldwin raised to 250,000 from the button and Steinman opted to call. The dealer spread out the {7-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{j-Spades} on the flop for both players to check on. The turn came the {k-Hearts}, Steinman bet 200,000 and Baldwin called. They both checked on the {7-Hearts} on the river. Steinman showed {10-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} and was beaten by the {a-Diamonds}{10-Spades} of Baldwin.

Hand #213: Steinman bet 200,000 on the button and Baldwin let his hand go.

Hand #214: Baldwin bet 275,000 and Steinman folded.

Hand #215: Steinman raised to 200,000 from the button and Baldwin announced all in while putting one stack of his 100,000-value chips in. Steinman looked at his cards again and considered his options. He counted out his stack and looked towards the rail. He glanced at his cards once more. And then folded.

Eric Baldwin us
Eric Baldwin
us 7,550,000 300,000
Ian Steinman us
Ian Steinman
us 2,200,000 -300,000

Tags: Eric BaldwinIan Steinman

Hands #203-210: Small Ball Poker

Webjoker • Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante
Heads Up
Heads Up

Hand #203: Eric Baldwin folded, a walk for Ian Steinman.

Hand #204: Baldwin limped in and Steinman checked. Both checked the flop of {5-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{7-Hearts} and the {Q-Hearts} turn. The river came the {7-Clubs} and Steinman bet 100,000. Baldwin called and they chopped the pot as Baldwin showed {J-Spades}{5-Clubs}, and Steinman tabled {5-Spades}{2-Hearts}.

Hand #205: Steinman made it 200,000 and Baldwin called. Baldwin then check-folded to a 150,000 bet on {Q-Clubs}{A-Hearts}{K-Hearts}.

Hand #206: Baldwin limped in and Steinman checked. The flop of {2-Spades}{3-Spades}{5-Spades} and {10-Hearts} turn were checked. The {Q-Hearts} completed the board and Steinman check-folded to Baldwin's 150,000 bet.

Hand #207: Steinman opened for 200,000 and Baldwin called. They checked the {7-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} flop. The {3-Clubs} hit the turn and Baldwin check-called a bet of 150,000. The {A-Hearts} on the river saw both players check.

"Nine-high," Baldwin announced showing {9-Spades}{6-Diamonds}. Steinman took it down with {J-Spades}{10-Spades}.

Hand #208: Baldwin gave Steinman a walk.

Hand #209: Steinman opened for 200,000 and Baldwin folded.

Hand #210: Baldwin gave another walk.

Eric Baldwin us
Eric Baldwin
us 7,250,000 -300,000
Ian Steinman us
Ian Steinman
us 2,500,000 300,000

Tags: Eric BaldwinIan Steinman

Level:
31
Blinds:
50,000/100,000
Ante:
15,000

Eric Baldwin and Ian Steinman Return For Heads-Up Bracelet Battle in Event #37

Webjoker
Eric Baldwin
Eric Baldwin

After three days of battling, two players still remain in Event #37: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em. When play resumes at 12 noon today, Eric Baldwin will have the chip lead with 7,550,000, the equivalent of 76 big blinds, while Ian Steinman will be the underdog going in with a stack of 2,200,000 or 22 big blinds.

Each is guaranteed a score of at least $197,461, but there's another $122,119 in the middle the first-place finisher will earn $319,580.

The PokerNews live reporting team will provide hand-for-hand coverage until a champion is crowned when the cards get back underway.

Final Table Results So Far:

PlacePlayerPayout 
1 $319,580 
2 $197,461 
3[Removed:4]$140,957 
4Aaron Massey$101,819 
5Robert Georato$74,434 
6Michael Finstein$55,077 
7Stephen Song$41,257 
8Gilsoo Kim$31,290 
9Mathew Moore$24,032 

Tags: Eric BaldwinIan Steinman

Event #37: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
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