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

"Hit the Showers"

[user101598] • Tase 10: 600-1,200, 200 ante

Danny "Maholla" Johnson and Bryan Veach haven't stopped shouting for the better part of the last two levels. Johnson is doing his best Hodor impersonation, yelling "Maholla" every other second, and Veach is blurting out whatever pops into his head, but he's also echoing Johnson in saying, "Maholla."

Two players, including poker writer Rachel Kranz, took offense to the noise and calamity, and repeatedly asked the floor to do something. Unfortunately, Johnson and Veach aren't breaking any rules, so there's nothing that the floor can do.

When one of the players was eliminated, Johnson and Veach told the gentleman to "hit the showers." An orbit or two later, Kranz was eliminated as well, and she was also told to "hit the showers."

Kranz is currently asking the floor to do anything that they can do to rectify the situation, but again, there's nothing that can be done because Johnson and Veach aren't breaking any rules.

Märksõnad: Bryan VeachDanny JohnsonRachel Kranz

Juanda Runs Into Set

We caught up to the action to see John Juanda and another player heads up in a pot of about 10,000 chips.

With the flop reading {10-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{J-Clubs}, Juanda fired out a bet of 6,800 only to have his opponent raise to 16,000. Juanda called and the turn was the {3-Diamonds}.

Juanda decided to check to the raiser and his opponent fired 21,000 into the center of the table. After about a minute, Juanda threw out a call. Fifth street was the {Q-Diamonds} and the action went check-check.

Juanda's opponent showed {10-Diamonds}{10-Spades} and Juanda flung his cards to the muck. The five-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner is now sitting on about 143,000.

John Juanda id 143,000 -22,000

Märksõnad: John Juanda

Blom Busts

Viktor Blom
Viktor Blom

After a long up-and-down day, Viktor "Isildur1" Blom has been eliminated here during the final half-hour of Day 1c.

In his final hand, Blom raised from early position, an opponent reraised behind, and Blom called. The flop came {6-}{5-}{J-}, Blom led for 5,000, his opponent raised to 20,000, Blom pushed all in for about 55,000 total, and his opponent called.

Blom showed {4-}{4-} and his opponent {K-}{K-}, and when the turn and river brought no help to Blom he hit the rail.

Viktor Blom se Välja kukkunud

Märksõnad: Viktor Blom

More For Lamb

Ben Lamb has had a great later half of the night, seeing his stack rise to be one of the largest in the room. We recently caught the action from the {a-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} flop, during a hand involving Lamb and Raul Paez. It was Paez first to act here and he checked. Lamb bet 3,200 and Paez made the call.

Before the turn was dealt, Paez checked in the dark and Lamb checked behind. The {10-Diamonds} completed the board on the river and Paez check-called a bet of 14,000. When Lamb tabled {k-Hearts}{10-Clubs}, that was enough to scoop up the pot.

Ben Lamb us 290,000 40,000
Raul Paez 150,000

Märksõnad: Ben LamRaul Paez

Shorr Snaps Off Bluff

Shannon Shorr opened for 2,700 from early position and was called by one player in middle position and the player in the big blind.

The flop came {Q-Spades}{9-Clubs}{10-Clubs} and action was checked to the player in middle position, who bet 6,500. The player in the big folded, but Shorr made the call.

The {3-Clubs} fell on the turn and Shorr checked once more - prompting a 10,000 bet from his opponent. Shorr tossed in another call to see the river, which brought the {10-Spades}.

Shorr checked a final time and his opponent fired a final time for 20,000. Shorr grimaced and slammed the handful of chips he had in his hand on top of his remaining chip stack - clearly distraught about his decision. After tanking for nearly four minutes, Shorr announced, "Call," and his opponent immediately threw his hand into the muck.

Shorr asked if he had to show and was told, "Yes," so he revealed his hand - {K-Diamonds}{K-Hearts} and scooped the pot.

Shorr is up to 90,000 as a result of the tough call.

Shannon Shorr 90,000 39,200

Märksõnad: Shannon Shorr

Curious Mizzi


Onnit player Sorel Mizzi seems especially curious about the status of Viktor Blom, having walked the three table lengths over to check on Blom's dwindling stack repeatedly over the last 15 minutes.

Both Blom and Mizzi are below the average now.

Sorel Mizzi ca 91,000 91,000
Viktor Blom se 53,000 -57,225

Märksõnad: OnnitSorel MizziViktor Blom

Jewell Doubles


Justin Ouimette opened to 2,700 from middle position, a player on the button three-bet to 6,800 on the button, and Kurt Jewell moved all in for 42,800. Ouimette folded, and the player on the button called.


The {q-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{4-Hearts} flop gave the player on the button a ton of outs, but the turn and river bricked {5-Diamonds}, {2-Clubs} respectively, doubling Jewell to nearly 90,000 chips.

Kurt Jewell 88,300 44,300

Märksõnad: Kurt Jewell

Suicide Blom-er

No Momentum For Viktor Blom
No Momentum For Viktor Blom

We recently reported a hand that saw Viktor Blom lose a good chunk of chips. We caught up with him to find him lose a little bit more.

A player opened to 2,600 from early position and received two calls. Viktor Blom mulled over a decision for a bit before three-betting the action to 10,800. It folded back around to the original raiser and he made it 27,700 to go. Action folded back to Blom and he wasted no time moving his hand into the muck.

After losing this pot Blom was sitting on a stack of 95,000.

A mere few hands later we returned to Blom's table to find him in the middle of the action once again. Blom opened for 2,600 only to have the player in the hijack three-bet to 6,800. The player on the button thought about it for a bit before folding and action folded back around to Blom.

The online prodigy four-bet the actoin to 13,300 and his opponent snap-moved all in. Blom sighed and found that he was in the quintessential race situation.


The board fell {3-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} and Blom's opponent was able to pair his hand and win the race.

Blom is now sitting around 50,000 in chips.

Viktor Blom se 50,000 -45,000

Märksõnad: Viktor Blom

Updated Chip Counts from the Amazon Purple Section


Another pass through the Purple section in the Amazon room finds Marco Bognanni, Luke Brereton, and Karim Jomeen currently sporting the biggest stacks with about 45 minutes left to play in Day 2c.

Marco Bognanni it 463,000 25,000
Luke Brereton 380,000 -26,000
Karim Jomeen 358,000 37,000
Jeremy Allen 322,000 17,000
Ravi Raghavan us 280,000 92,000
Antoine Guyetant 244,000 32,000
Daniel Eichhorn 239,000 11,000
Joshua Levkov 208,000 40,000
James Keys 203,000 10,000
Sumit Kumar 195,000 18,500
Jonathan Hilton 182,000 87,900
Bryan Paris 155,000 5,000
Paul Volpe us 155,000 -98,000
Paul McTaggart 140,000 -142,000
Gregory Heimann 123,000 40,000
Timothy Adams 122,000 31,000
Daniel Delorenzogalvan 120,000 9,800
James Sykes 117,000 -6,200
Ronnie Bardah us 111,000 15,400
Christian Harder 105,000 31,000
Viktor Blom se 95,000
Sorel Mizzi ca 81,000 18,000
Brent Zimmerman 57,000 -38,000
Josh Arieh us 51,000 -16,800
Brandon Adams 48,700 24,900

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