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Event #6: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed



Sam Grafton Eliminated in 21st Place ($41,493)

ajlamers • Level 13: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
Sam Grafton
Sam Grafton

Michael Liang opened to 50,000 in early position and Sam Grafton moved all in for just under 200,000 on the button. The action folded back to Liang who made a quick call.

Sam Grafton: {k-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}
Michael Liang: {4-Hearts}{4-Clubs}

Grafton had two overcards to the pair of Liang but the flop of {q-Clubs}{6-Spades}{4-Diamonds} didn't bode well for him. The {3-Spades} on the turn sealed the deal and the {q-Spades} on the river was just a formality.

Michael Liang us
Michael Liang
us 3,140,000 1,005,000
Sam Grafton gb
Sam Grafton
gb Busted

Tags: Michael LiangSam Grafton

Linde Doubles Through the Chipleader

ajlamers • Level 13: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante

The action folded to Dylan Linde in the cutoff who raised to 50,000. Jonathan Jaffe was in the small blind and ripped all in which was followed by a quick call from Linde.

Dylan Linde: {a-Spades}{q-Clubs}
Jonathan Jaffe: {5-Spades}{5-Hearts}

The flop of {k-Spades}{j-Spades}{7-Clubs} gave Linde some more hope and the {10-Diamonds} on the turn sealed the deal. Linde made a straight and doubled up for 420,000.

Jonathan Jaffe us
Jonathan Jaffe
us 3,225,000 450,000
Dylan Linde us
Dylan Linde
us 900,000 460,000

Tags: Dylan LindeJonathan Jaffe

Mateos KOs Kornuth on the Bubble

GeoffFisk • Level 13: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
Chance Kornuth
Chance Kornuth

Mustapha Kanit opened to 55,000 under the gun, Chance Kornuth shoved for 270,000 on the direct left, and Adrian Mateos re-shoved for 750,000 from the small blind. Kanit folded.

Chance Kornuth: {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}
Adrian Mateos: {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds}

Board: {q-Hearts}{8-Spades}{9-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}

Kornuth couldn't find the outs needed to crack pocket kings, and he left the tournament in 22nd place.

The remaining 21 players are now all assured at least a min-cash of $41,493.

Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
Winamax Team Pro
es 1,140,000 500,000
Chance Kornuth us
Chance Kornuth
us Busted

Tags: Adrian MateosChance KornuthMustapha Kanit

Newey Gets Away from One

ajlamers • Level 13: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante

Paul Newey raised it up from under the gun and was called by Jake Daniels in the small blind. The flop came {a-Spades}{j-Clubs}{6-Clubs} and Daniels checked to Newey who continued for 75,000. Daniels check-raised all in for 375,000 and Newey went into the tank.

The two players engaged in some table chatter and both finally agreed to show their cards if Newey folded. Newey showed his {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs} face up and Daniels confirmed his pair of aces were no good by revealing he flopped a set of jacks with {j-Spades}{j-Diamonds}.

Paul Newey gb
Paul Newey
gb 1,060,000 -200,000
Jake Daniels us
Jake Daniels
us 650,000 330,000

Tags: Jake DanielsPaul Newey


Break Time

GeoffFisk • Level 12: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

Players are now on break.

Hendrix Ousts Fox

GeoffFisk • Level 12: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

Adam Hendrix opened to 45,000 from the cutoff, Elio Fox shoved for 126,000 from the small blind, and Hendrix called.

Elio Fox: {k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}
Adam Hendrix: {j-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}

Board: {3-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{a-Spades}{4-Diamonds}

Hendrix got the better end of the flip, and Fox exited the tournament in 23rd place.

The $25,000 High Roller is now one elimination away from the money.

Adam Hendrix us
Adam Hendrix
us 580,000 250,000
Elio Fox us
Elio Fox
us Busted

Chadha Gets a Fold from Mateos; Hand-for-Hand Play Now

ajlamers • Level 12: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

Adrian Mateos opened to 40,000 in the hijack and Carlos Chadha defended from the big blind. The flop came {q-Spades}{7-Spades}{7-Diamonds} and Chadha checked to Mateos who continued for 27,000. Chadha check-raised to 100,000 and Mateos called.

The turn brought the {10-Clubs} and Chadha checked again. Mateos fired out another 75,000 and Chadha went for the same move. He opted to check-raise to 225,000 this time and Mateos went into the tank for at least two minutes before finally letting his hand go.

Due to the amount of stalling from the smaller stacks in the room, the tournament director has decided to go hand-for-hand two players off the money.

Carlos Chadha us
Carlos Chadha
us 775,000 180,000
Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
Winamax Team Pro
es 640,000 -250,000

Tags: Adrian MateosCarlos Chadha

Cornell Doubles Through Elias

GeoffFisk • Level 12: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

Tyler Cornell, in the small blind, got his 676,000 stack in the middle preflop, against Darren Elias in the hijack. Elias had Cornell covered going to the showdown.

Tyler Cornell: {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds}
Darren Elias: {8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}

Board: {k-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{9-Spades}{a-Spades}

The pocket queens held for Cornell, sending the nearly 1.4 million-chip pot his way.

Tyler Cornell us
Tyler Cornell
us 1,392,000 672,000
Darren Elias us
Darren Elias
us 1,040,000 -460,000

Tags: Tyler CornellDarren Elias

Hall Spikes an Ace to Double Up

ajlamers • Level 12: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

Tyler Cornell opened to 44,000 from under the gun and Galen Hall shipped his stack of 329,000 on the button. The blinds quickly folded and Cornell asked for a count before making the call.

Galen Hall: {a-Spades}{q-Hearts}
Tyler Cornell: {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}

It was a coin flip that saw Cornell stay in front through the {k-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} flop. However, Hall managed to spike an offsuit ace when the {a-Clubs} hit the turn and held on through the {5-Spades} river in order to double up.

Tyler Cornell us
Tyler Cornell
us 720,000 -360,000
Galen Hall us
Galen Hall
us 710,000 330,000

Tags: Tyler CornellGalen Hall