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Event #53: $800 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack
Days:
123

Event Info

Buy-in $800
Prize Pool $2,676,408
Players 3759

Level Info

Level 42
Blinds 1,000,000 / 2,000,000
Ante 2,000,000

Highlights

Highlights

Daniele D'Angelo Eliminated in 7th Place ($53,858)

KaleGozer • Level 38: 400,000-800,000, 800,000 ante
Daniele D'Angelo
Daniele D'Angelo

Hand #36: Santiago Soriano raised to 1,600,000 from early position, Daniele D'Angelo three-bet shoved for 7,925,000 two seats over, and once back on Soriano he quickly called it off.

Daniele D'Angelo: {k-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}
Santiago Soriano: {a-Clubs}{q-Spades}

"One time, king come!" D'Angelo requested, but the {a-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{4-Spades} flop left him drawing to the jacks instead.

"Jack, one time," the Italian now begged, using up all of his one time magic for this spot. Unfortunately for him, the jacks remained in the deck as the {4-Spades} and {7-Spades} popped up instead to oust him in 7th place.

Santiago Soriano es
Santiago Soriano
es 54,000,000 6,400,000
Daniele D'Angelo it
Daniele D'Angelo
it Busted

Tags: Daniele D'AngeloSantiago Soriano

Hands #31-35: Blackburn Gets Aces Again

KaleGozer • Level 38: 400,000-800,000, 800,000 ante

Hand #31: Samuel Gagnon raised from late position and won the hand.

Hand #32: Joao Valli raised to 1,600,000 in middle position, Amir Lehavot three-bet to 3,800,000 from the cutoff, and Valli folded.

Hand #33: A walk for Daniele D'Angelo.

Hand #34: Benjamin Underwood shoved on the button and won the blinds and ante.

Hand #35: Nick Blackburn made it 1,800,000 from early position and Gagnon defended his big blind. The flop was {q-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} and Gagnon check-folded to a bet of 2,000,000.

"She just keep doin' it," Blackburn squawked as he slammed his {a-Clubs}{a-Hearts} open.

Nick Blackburn us
Nick Blackburn
us 42,000,000 3,800,000
Amir Lehavot il
Amir Lehavot
il 22,500,000 2,500,000
Joao Valli br
Joao Valli
br 10,500,000 -4,700,000

Tags: Amir LehavotBenjamin UnderwoodDaniele D'AngeloJoao ValliSamuel Gagnon

Hands #22-30: Blackburn Defends his Blinds Profitably

• Level 38: 400,000-800,000, 800,000 ante

Hand #22: Benjamin Underwood picked up blinds and antes with a preflop shove.

Hand #23: Joao Valli made it 1,600,000 to go preflop and Nick Blackburn defended his big blind. Both players checked the {10-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{7-Spades} flop, but the pairing {10-Clubs} turn saw Blackburn check-raise Valli's bet from 1,200,000 to 2,500,000. Valli made the call. On the {4-Clubs} river, Blackburn led out for 3,625,000 and Valli through in a handful of 100,000 value chips signifying a call. He mucked when Blackburn showed down {10-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}.

"Every hand, you win," remarded another tablemate.

"Not every hand. Every other hand," Blackburn corrected.

Hand #24: Underwood took the blinds with an under the gun raise to 1,200,000

Hand #25: Small blind Santiago Soriano raised when it folded to him and picked up Underwoods big blind and ante.

Hand #26: Samuel Gagnon moved all in preflop for 7,000,000, uncalled.

Hand #27: Soriano raised in the cutoff to 1,600,000 but performed the snappiest of snap-folds when button Underwood re-raised all in.

Hand #28: Blackburn raised to 1,600,000 and took one down preflop.

Hand #29: Amir Lehavot took his own blind and ante back after getting a walk.

Hand #30: Lehavot promptly gave Blackburn the same.

Nick Blackburn us
Nick Blackburn
us 38,200,000 8,900,000
Joao Valli br
Joao Valli
br 15,200,000 -10,800,000

Tags: Amir LehavotBenjamin UnderwoodJoao ValliSamuel GagnonSantiago Soriano

Level:
38
Blinds:
400,000/800,000
Ante:
800,000

Ori Hasson Eliminated in 8th Place ($41,300)

KaleGozer • Level 37: 300,000-600,000, 600,000 ante
Ori Hasson
Ori Hasson

Hand #21: Benjamin Underwood raised to 1,600,000 from the hijack. Ori Hasson briefly paused before shoving all in for 5,975,000 on the button. Joao Valli reshoved from the small blind and Underwood got out of the way.

Ori Hasson: {a-Diamonds}{10-Spades}
Joao Valli: {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}

The board came down {k-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{3-Hearts}{3-Spades} to eliminate Hasson in 8th place.

Joao Valli br
Joao Valli
br 26,000,000 13,600,000
Ori Hasson il
Ori Hasson
il Busted

Tags: Benjamin UnderwoodJoao ValliOri Hasson

Hands #16-20: "Diggity Dang!"

KaleGozer • Level 37: 300,000-600,000, 600,000 ante
Nick Blackburn
Nick Blackburn

Hand #16: Benjamin Underwood made it 1,300,000 from under the gun and Santiago Soriano defended the big blind. The flop was {j-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{2-Clubs} and Soriano check-called 1,200,000 from Underwood.

The turn brought the {5-Diamonds} and Soriano quickly check-folded to a 4,000,000 bet from the Canadian.

Hand #17: Ori Hasson open-shoved all in for around 7,000,000 from middle position and everyone folded.

The blinds moved up to 400,000/800,000 after the hand

Hand #18 A walk for Daniele D'Angelo.

Hand #19: Nick Blackburn raised to 2,000,000 from the hijack and Benjamin Underwood called on the button. Hasson took his time before folding from the big blind.

The flop was {7-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{4-Spades} and without hesitation, Blackburn announces he was all in, shoving about three times the pot effectively. Underwood gave it up and Blackburn lectured him.

"Don't call me, don't call go all in!" he sang with a typical country twang. He then let out his trademark victory squawk again, followed up with a "diggity dang!"

Hand #20: A walk for Joao Valli.

Nick Blackburn us
Nick Blackburn
us 29,300,000 5,100,000
Benjamin Underwood ca
Benjamin Underwood
ca 13,200,000 1,400,000

Tags: Benjamin UnderwoodDaniele D'AngeloOri HassonSantiago Soriano

Hands #10-15: Blackburn Scoops a Big One, Announces, "It's Crazy!"

• Level 37: 300,000-600,000, 600,000 ante
Nick Blackburn
Nick Blackburn

Hand #10: Small blind Benjamin Underwood open shipped his stack preflop (setting Daniele D'Angelo in); no call.

Hand #11: Underwood opened his button, too, this time for 1,300,000, but folded to a shove from Ori Hasson, who helpfully, quietly, self-counted down before doing so (13,000,000)

Hand #12: Underwood took a pot down with the same raise from the cutoff.

Hand #13: Hasson opened on the button to 1,200,000 but folded to another jam from Joao Valli, who's picked up several million chips so far on the final table with this maneuver.

Hand #14: Amir Lehavot received a walk.

Hand #15: Hasson opened for 1,200,000 in the hijack, called by big blind Nick Blackburn. On the {j-Spades}{6-Clubs}{7-Hearts} flop, Blackburn checked - as he was to do on all subsequent streets - and Hasson bet 1,450,000. Hasson called, as he did on the {3-Hearts} turn when Hasson bet 2,250,000. The pairing {3-Spades} on the river slowed Hasson's roll, and he checked behind, mucking when Blackburn showed {q-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} with what can only be described as his characteristic victory squawk, adding, "Hillbilly wins another one. It's crazy!"

Nick Blackburn us
Nick Blackburn
us 24,200,000 8,100,000
Ori Hasson il
Ori Hasson
il 9,000,000 -4,100,000

Tags: Amir LehavotBenjamin UnderwoodDaniele D'AngeloJoao ValliOri Hasson

Hands #6-9: Soriano Swings Supreme Stack

KaleGozer • Level 37: 300,000-600,000, 600,000 ante
Santiago Soriano
Santiago Soriano

Hand #6: Joao Valli raised to 1,200,000 on the button and Amir Lehavot defended. The flop was {q-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{9-Hearts} and Lehavot checked. Valli simply shoved it in for a little under 10,000,000 and Lehavot folded.

Hand #7: A walk for Nick Blackburn.

Hand #8: Blackburn raised to 1,500,000 in the small blind and Santiago Soriano folded his big blind.

Hand #9: Soriano raised to 1,800,000 in the small blind and Benjamin Underwood called the big blind. Soriano bet 1,400,000 on the {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}{8-Hearts} flop and Underwood called. The turn was the {2-Clubs} and Soriano bet again, this time for 4,700,000. Underwood took a little more time before calling the bet as well.

The river was the {7-Diamonds} and Soriano moved all in, more than enough to put Underwood to a decision for his final 11,800,000. The Canadian gave it around a minute of thought before giving up his hand.

Santiago Soriano es
Santiago Soriano
es 47,600,000 3,600,000
Nick Blackburn us
Nick Blackburn
us 16,100,000 1,425,000
Joao Valli br
Joao Valli
br 12,400,000 2,500,000
Benjamin Underwood ca
Benjamin Underwood
ca 11,800,000 -8,550,000

Tags: Amir LehavotBenjamin UnderwoodJoao ValliSantiago Soriano

Hands #1-5: Flopless First Five

• Level 37: 300,000-600,000, 600,000 ante

Play has tightened up now that the feature table is within sight (the plan is to relocate to the Main Stage after the Pot-Limit Omaha Championship wraps).

Hand #1: Joao Valli moved all in for 6,600,000, uncalled.

Hand #2: Santiago Soriano opened his button to 1,300,000 and picked up the blinds and ante (now worth 1,500,000).

Hand #3: It folded to small blind Daniele D'Angelo who moved in for around 10,000,000; no call from big blind Ori Hasson.

Hand #4: Another fold to the blinds, and Hasson limped, but folded to Valli's raise to 1,700,000.

Hand #5: Valli took another stab preflop with a shove (also from the small blind, no one in position seemingly keen to get involved early doors), but was again uncalled.

Tags: Daniele D'AngeloJoao ValliOri HassonSantiago Soriano

Jeff Tahler Eliminated in 9th Place ($31,933)

KaleGozer • Level 37: 300,000-600,000, 600,000 ante
Jeff Tahler
Jeff Tahler

Daniele D'Angelo raised to 1,400,000 from early position, Jeff Tahler called from the hijack and Santiago Soriano called from the big blind. The flop was {6-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{4-Hearts} and Soriano checked. D'Angelo bet 1,600,000, Tahler moved all in for a little under 10,000,000, Soriano reshoved all in and D'Angelo quickly got out of the way.

Jeff Tahler: {a-Hearts}{9-Hearts}
Santiago Soriano: {7-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}

Soriano had flopped a straight and Tahler needed to complete his flush draw to survive. Neither turn {4-Spades} and river {q-Clubs} brought a heart and Tahler was eliminated in 9th place.

Santiago Soriano es
Santiago Soriano
es 44,000,000 15,700,000
Daniele D'Angelo it
Daniele D'Angelo
it 13,000,000 -8,455,000
Jeff Tahler US
Jeff Tahler
US Busted

Tags: Daniele D'AngeloJeff TahlerSantiago Soriano