Event 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

Williams Doubles Again


We reached the table, and David Williams was all in with {j-Hearts}{j-Spades} on a board of {7-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}. His opponent had {9-Clubs}{9-Spades}, and the turn and river came {6-Diamonds}, {2-Clubs} respectively, doubling Williams to 10,000 chips.

David Williams 10,000 4,500

Märksõnad: David Williams

Double for Williams

The David Williams roller coaster has continued late into the evening, with Williams recently having his stack down to as low as 2,500. That has improved to around 5,500 though, as Williams has just doubled up.

Williams was in middle position when he was all in for around 2,500 preflop holding {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} against the small blind's {k-Hearts}{2-Hearts}. The {k-Spades}{6-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{a-Diamonds} board was friendly to Williams, sending him the double.

David Williams 5,500

Märksõnad: David Williams

Stock 'Em to the Top!

Thijmen Stocker (Event 57) doubles.
Thijmen Stocker (Event 57) doubles.

Thijmen Stocker led out for 2,000 with the board reading {a-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{4-Hearts}. His opponent min-raised to 4,000, and Stocker responded by re-raising all in. The bet was 18,975 total, and Stocker's opponent tank-called.

Stocker: {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}
Opponent: {a-Spades}{6-Spades}

The turn and river came {j-Diamonds}, {2-Clubs} respectively, and Stocker doubled to 40,000 chips.

Thijmen Stocker 40,000 19,000

Märksõnad: Thijmen Stocker

Heinz Heating Up


Pius Heinz was hovering around 15,000 for most of the day, but he has caught a heater in the last level, and his stack is ballooning as a result. In the last hand we caught, Heinz held {q-Spades}{q-Clubs} against a short stack's {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}. The suspense was all but over when the dealer fanned out a flop of {j-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{4-Spades}. The {2-Spades} on the turn ended things, and the meaningless river was the {7-Spades}.

After that hand, Heinz is up to 48,000, and will be looking to increase his stack even more in the last half hour of play tonight.

Pius Heinz de 48,000 20,500

Märksõnad: Pius Heinz

Baldwin Rising


Eric Baldwin is up to about 120,000 after busting an opponent.

When we arrived at the table, the decision was on Baldwins's opponent for his tournament life on an {A-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{7-Spades}{2-Spades} board. After a little while in the tank, his opponent called all in for roughly 20,000 with {A-Spades}{Q-Hearts}. Baldwin tabled {10-Spades}{10-Hearts} and had the hand clinched.

A meaningless {K-Clubs} river secured the pot for Baldwin.

Eric Baldwin us 118,000 43,000

Märksõnad: Eric Baldwin

Big Stacks in the Purple Section

Jamie Armstrong 166,000 16,000
William John 160,000 -20,000
David Randall 148,000 2,000
Leo Wolpert 135,000 55,000
Johnathan Cuevas 134,000 34,000

Jamming With Air


When we reached the table, the board read {3-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{k-Spades}, and there was about 35,000 in the middle. Roman Valerstein checked, and Zach Hall moved all in for effectively 58,000. Valerstein folded {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts} face up and Hall showed {5-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}.

"Wowwwwww," Valerstein blurted. "Why would you do that?"

Hall laughed, and raked in the pot, pushing his stack over 100,000 chips.

Zach Hall 105,000
Roman Valerstein 58,000

Märksõnad: Roman ValersteinZach Hall

Heinz Holds


Over at the ESPN featured table sits last year's Main Event champ, Pius Heinz. We don't know exactly how the action went, but the flop read {A-Spades}{5-Spades}{3-Spades} and Heinz moved all in for 7,775. Action moved over to Heinz's opponent who took about a minute deciding his course of action. In the end he opted to call and threw out the right amount of chips to put Heinz at risk. Cards were then tabled and it was Heinz who was ahead.

Heinz: {J-Spades}{4-Spades}
Opponent: {8-Spades}{7-Spades}

Both players had flopped flushes, but it was Heinz's that was superior. A {7-Hearts} on the turn, and a {8-Diamonds} on the river sealed the deal and Heinz doubled up to around 27,500.

Pius Heinz de 27,500 11,500

Märksõnad: Pius Heinz