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

Kling Scoops a Small One With Set

We caught up with the action on a {10-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} board, where Lauren Kling was in a pot against one other opponent. Kling checked from under-the-gun and her lone opponent checked behind from the hijack seat.

The {7-Diamonds} completed the board and Kling checked again. Her opponent checked as well and Kling said, "I don't have a diamond."

"Neither do I," her opponent replied.

Kling then tabled {A-Hearts}{A-Spades} for top set and her opponent mucked.

Kling is still sitting right around the starting stack with 29,000.

Lauren Kling 29,000 -3,000

Märksõnad: Lauren Kling

Chip Counts from the Brasilia Silver Section

Nelius Foley 140,000
Maria Ho us 135,000 5,000
Jason Somerville us 122,000 10,000
Galen Hall 91,000 -4,000
Jan Heitmann 78,000 -6,000
Dan Harrington us 68,000 10,200
Anthony Gregg US 64,000 31,000
Jerry Yang 61,000 3,000
Chad Brown us 53,000 3,000
Lee Childs 53,000 -7,000
Brandon Steven 52,000 34,000
Bob Bright 45,000 -2,000
Darvin Moon us 45,000 -30,000
Chau Giang 44,000 500
Blair Rodman 42,000 8,000
Vitaly Lunkin 33,000 17,000
Huck Seed 32,000 6,600
David ODB Baker 31,000 -1,500
Kevin Saul 30,000 -2,000
Max Pescatori 25,000 9,000
Rep Porter 23,000 9,000
Men Nguyen us 11,000 1,500
Danny Suied 6,000 -8,000
James Carroll us Välja kukkunud

Even Eastgate Gets Tired

Peter Eastgate
Peter Eastgate

As we were passing through the tables in the Purple section, a player standing away from his chair stretched and yawned. "It's a long day," he said, as he rubbed his eyes and tried to refocus on two more hours of poker ahead.

From there we moved over to the Blue section, where 2008 Main Event champion Peter Eastgate has been quietly chipping up all day. Just now he was involved in a hand in which a player raised to 900 from the button and he defended his big blind.

The pair quickly fell into rapid check-check mode as the dealer dealt the {7-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{J-Clubs} flop, the {3-Clubs} turn, and the {6-Diamonds} river. "Ace," said Eastgate's opponent, turning over {A-Clubs}{2-Spades}. Eastgate tabled {5-Hearts}{4-Hearts}, and the dealer waved the small pot in his direction.

Someone pointed out to Eastgate he'd made a straight on the river, and he leaned forward to see the cards, then grinned and shook his head. Not that it likely cost him anything, but he'd missed that made better than a low pair.

Now it was Eastgate rubbing his eyes, trying to refocus.

Peter Eastgate 51,000 18,000

Märksõnad: Peter Eastgate

Grospellier Grossed Out

Bertrand Grospellier
Bertrand Grospellier

It was battle of the blinds between the small blind and Bertrand Grospellier in the big blind. The flop read {a-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{8-Diamonds} and the small blind bet out 600. ElkY made the call and the dealer landed the {A-Spades} on the turn. It was here that the small blind again fired out, this time for 1,700. Grospellier again made the call.

The {k-Diamonds} on the river lead to yet another bet from the small blind, 2,100 this time. Grospellier did the same thing he did before and tossed out a call. The small blind flipped over {2-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} for a rivered flush and Grospellier threw his cards in the muck in disgust.

Bertrand Grospellier fr 17,500 -2,500

Märksõnad: Bertrand Grospellier

George Doubles Through Israelashvili

We caught up to the action to find Christopher George all in for his last 11,675 and at risk against Roland Israelashvili.

Israelashvili: {A-Clubs}{k-Spades}
George: {K-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}

The board ran out {3-Spades}{2-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{J-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} and George's kings were able to hold securing him a double up to about 24,000.

Roland Israelashvili 29,000 -12,400
Christopher George 24,000 12,000

Märksõnad: Roland IsraelashviliChristopher George

Apples and Oranges

George Danzer de 94,000 20,000
David Steicke au 79,000 -9,000
Dan Shak 75,000 29,000
Barny Boatman 74,000 4,000
Bernard Lee 70,000 1,000
Amnon Filippi 66,000 11,000
Mel Judah 63,000 18,000
Justin Young 51,000 -10,000
Sam Stein us 50,000 12,000
Robert Varkonyi 49,000 -1,000
Matt Salsberg 47,000 7,000
Salvatore Bonavena it 35,500 19,000
Bertrand Grospellier fr 20,000 -18,000
Leo Margets 18,500 -10,500
Owais Ahmed us 18,000 -7,000
Dag Palovic sk 12,600 -15,400
Aaron Jones 12,000 -14,500
Carter Gill 4,000 -1,100
Mike Sowers us Välja kukkunud

Let's Take a Break

Shamus • Tase 4: 150-300, 25 ante

We've reached the end of Level 4, meaning players are now taking their final 20-minute break of the night. Just one more two-hour level remains.

Dwan's Day Is Done


By the time Tom Dwan moved over into the Purple section, he was already short-stacked, the baggie he was carrying only containing three or four chips, representing a stack of about 7,000.

He played through a couple of orbits, then came a hand in which he raised to 750 from middle position and got two callers in the blinds, including James Calderaro in the small blind. The flop came {Q-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}, and when it checked to Dwan he pushed all in for his last 6,300. Both of his opponents called, then after the {A-Clubs} turn it was Calderaro shoving his last 6,625 in the middle, getting a fold from his neighbor to the right.

Dwan and Calderaro then showed their hands...

Calderaro: {Q-Spades}{J-Spades}
Dwan: {10-Hearts}{9-Spades}

Two pair for Calderaro and a straight draw for Dwan. The river brought the {4-Spades}, and just before the end of Level 4, Dwan's day is done.

James Calderaro 40,000 21,500
Tom Dwan Välja kukkunud

Märksõnad: James CalderaroTom Dwan

Tabatabai Takes One


John Tabatabai raised to 700 from under the gun and got a couple of callers from middle position. Then the player in the hijack seat reraised to 2,700, and it folded back around. Tabatabai reraised again to 6,900 total, clearing the two callers. His lone remaining opponent thought a bit, then called.

The flop came {10-Spades}{6-Spades}{2-Hearts}, and Tabatabai waited a full minute before checking. His opponent checked quickly behind. The turn was the {10-Diamonds}, and again with much deliberation Tabatabai waited before acting. Finally he bet 7,200, and after only a few seconds his opponent called.

The river was the {J-Spades}, and again all waited while Tabatabai considered what to do. Finally he pushed out a bet of 13,500, and after a final check of his cards, Tabatabai's opponent folded.

John Tabatabai gb 46,500 12,500

Märksõnad: John Tabatabai