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Event #48: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Days:
123

Event Info

Buy-in $2,500
Prize Pool $2,241,000
Players 996

Level Info

Level 29
Blinds 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 100,000

Highlights

Highlights

Ben Keeline Eliminated in 4th Place ($133,306)

• Level 28: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
Ben Keeline Moves All In
Ben Keeline Moves All In

Hand #55: Pablo Melogno, first to speak, raised to 140,000. Over to Ben Keeline in the small blind, who jammed for 2,215,000. After having this count performed, Melogno threw in a handful of chips signifying a call.

Melogno: {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds}
Keeline: {a-Spades}{7-Diamonds}

Keeline's rail shouted for an ace on the flop, and they received one, but they forgot to mention it shouldn't come with a set for Melogno: {a-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{4-Hearts} was Keeline's final board.

Pablo Melogno uy
Pablo Melogno
uy 6,100,000 1,920,000
Ben Keeline us
Ben Keeline
us Busted

Tags: Ben KeelinePablo Melogno

Hands #50-53: Melogno Takes a Big Chunk from Hoffman

ajlamers • Level 28: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
Pablo Melogno
Pablo Melogno

Hand #50: Wilbern Hoffman raised to 180,000 in the cutoff and Ari Engel stuck in a three-bet to 560,000 from the small blind. Hoffman mulled it over but decided to fold.

Hand #51: Pablo Melogno limped in from the cutoff and Engel did the same on the button. Hoffman checked his option and they went three ways to a flop of {a-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}. The action checked around to the {6-Diamonds} on the turn and Hoffman checked again. Melogno put in a large bet of 435,000 and both Engel and Hoffman folded.

Hand #52: Hoffman made it 190,000 from the small blind and Melogno called in the big blind. The flop came {a-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{8-Spades} and Hoffman led out for 275,000. Melogno raised to 685,000 and Hoffman called.

The turn brought the {5-Diamonds} and Hoffman check-called another bet of 445,000 from Melogno. The river was the {10-Clubs} and Hoffman checked again. Melogno moved in for around 1,500,000 and Hoffman quickly discarded his hand.

Hand #53: Ben Keeline raised to 160,000 in the cutoff and Engel called from the big blind. The flop came {8-Spades}{5-Hearts}{4-Hearts} and both players checked to the {7-Spades} on the turn. Engel led out for 250,000 and Keeline quickly folded.

Hand #54 Melogno and Engel limped into the pot, Keeline checking his option. When it was checked to Melogno on the {7-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} flop, he won the chips with a bet of 80,000.

Pablo Melogno uy
Pablo Melogno
uy 4,180,000 780,000
Wilbern Hoffman us
Wilbern Hoffman
us 3,035,000 -1,065,000

Tags: Ari EngelBen KeelinePablo MelognoWilbern Hoffman

Hands #46-49: Hoffman Dents Keeline's Stack

• Level 28: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante

Hand #46: Ari Engel completed the small blind, then folded to a raise to 200,000 from Ben Keeline.

Hand #47: Engel raised to 200,000 and again folded to a raise from Keeline, this time out of the small blind for 800,000.

Hand #48: Small blind Wilbern Hoffman made up the small blind and Pablo Melogno checked. Hoffman led the {5-Spades}{3-Clubs}{q-Spades} flop for 150,000, Melogno called, and they checked their way through the {3-Hearts}{7-Clubs} turn and river. Hoffman showed down {10-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} for two pair and took the pot.

Hand #49: Keeline raised under the gun to 160,000, called by button Hoffman and big blind Engel. Keeline bet 300,000 on the {4-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} flop, called by Hoffman only. Hoffman called again on the {k-Spades} turn, this time for 550,000. The river brought the {3-Diamonds}; Keeline checked and Hoffman announced, "One million," sliding in nearly half of his remaining chips. Keeline folded.

Wilbern Hoffman us
Wilbern Hoffman
us 4,100,000 -80,000
Ben Keeline us
Ben Keeline
us 2,600,000 -860,000

Tags: Ari EngelBen KeelinePablo MelognoWilbern Hoffman

David "Bakes" Baker Eliminated in 5th Place ($96,632)

• Level 28: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
David Baker
David Baker

Hand #45 David Baker moved all in second to act preflop, saying, "I got a million and a little bit." That count was as accurate as big blind Ari Engel needed to make the call with pocket sevens ({7-Hearts}{7-Spades}) and race Baker's {q-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}.

Baker announced the action like a pro commentator, "Queen-ten versus sevens, the sevens at risk.." while the board ran down {2-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{2-Spades}{k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}. "David Baker busts in fifth!" he said, summing up the result.

Ari Engel ca
Ari Engel
ca 5,100,000 600,000
David "Bakes" Baker us
David "Bakes" Baker
us Busted

Tags: Ari EngelDavid Baker

Level:
28
Blinds:
40,000/80,000
Ante:
80,000

Hand #44: Melogno Takes a Small Pot

ajlamers • Level 27: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante

Hand #44: Ben Keeline raised to 120,000 from the hijack and Pablo Meogno defended from the big blind. The flop fell {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} and Melogno check-called a bet of 60,000 from Keeline. Both players checked the {8-Clubs} on the turn and the {3-Clubs} on the river. Melogno tabled {a-Spades}{2-Diamonds} and Keeline mucked.

James Hughes Eliminated in 6th Place ($71,010)

ajlamers • Level 27: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante
James Hughes
James Hughes

Hand #43: Ben Keeline raised to 135,000 in the cutoff and James Hughes shoved all in for 525,000 from the big blind. Keeline asked for a count and thought for a minute before calling. Keeline tabled his cards and walked away, not wanting to watch the hand any further.

Ben Keeline: {k-Clubs}{9-Hearts}
James Hughes: {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}

The flop came {10-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{3-Clubs} to give Keeline a pair of nines and the best hand. The turn was {8-Diamonds} and the river brought the {3-Spades} to eliminate Hughes in sixth place.

Ben Keeline us
Ben Keeline
us 3,460,000 500,000
James Hughes us
James Hughes
us Busted

Tags: Ben KeelineJames Hughes

Hands #40-42: Engel Calls Down Hoffman

ajlamers • Level 27: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante

Hand #40: James Hughes moved all in for 435,000 in the cutoff and picked up the blinds and ante.

Hand #41: Pablo Melogno raised to 125,000 in the cutoff and David Baker shipped all in for 850,000. Melogno instantly asked for the table chatter to stop as he needed to think. He eventually laid his hand down and Baker collected the pot.

Hand #42: Ari Engel raised to 135,000 in the cutoff and Wilbern Hoffman defended from the big blind. The flop fell {6-Spades}{5-Clubs}{4-Spades} and Hoffman check-called a bet of 150,000 from Engel.

The turn was the {10-Diamonds} and both players checked to the {6-Hearts} on the river. Hoffman led out for 400,000 and Engel tanked for a couple of minutes before calling. Hoffman showed {k-Clubs}{7-Clubs} while Engel was awarded the pot with {2-Spades}{2-Diamonds}.

Tags: Ari EngelDavid BakerJames HughesPablo MelognoWilbern Hoffman

Hands #36-39: Big Pot for Melogno; No Showdown Required

• Level 27: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante

Hand #36: Ben Keeline took a pot from Ari Engel, three-betting him on the button after his open to 135,000 on the cutoff.

Hand #37: Keeline took the next one with a single raise preflop - to 120,000 - in the cutoff.

Hand #38: Hughes gave Melogno his first walk.

Hand #39: Blind vs. blind, Melogno made up the big blind and Ari Engel raised to 210,000 total; call. On the {a-Hearts}{a-Spades}{6-Spades} flop, Melogno check-called another bet from Engel, this time 125,000. The {2-Clubs} on the turn was as far as the board got: Melogno led out for 175,000, Engel raised to 475,000 and Melogno pushed forward most of his stack, 1,515,000 chips in one of those Crocodile Dundee moments. Though these important decisions all took thinking time, Engel's fold was fairly rapid.

Pablo Melogno uy
Pablo Melogno
uy 3,400,000 1,325,000

Tags: Ari EngelBen KeelinePablo Melogno

Truyen Nguyen Eliminated in 7th Place ($52,909)

• Level 27: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante
Truyen Nguyen
Truyen Nguyen

Hand #35 Truyen Nguyen raised to 130,000 in the cutoff and found Ari Engel on the button three-betting to 280,000. Back to Nguyen, who four-bet shoved for 1,500,000. Engel called and they were in a three million chip flip:

Nguyen: {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}
Engel: {j-Hearts}{j-Spades}

The jacks found a fellow on the {6-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} flop, and it was "good game" all round after the turned {6-Clubs} left him drawing dead to the {2-Spades} river.

Ari Engel ca
Ari Engel
ca 4,500,000 1,575,000
Truyen Nguyen us
Truyen Nguyen
us Busted

Tags: Ari EngelTruyen Nguyen