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

See You in Hellman, Demirdjian

Erik Hellman is the newest player to see his stack soar up to two million in chips. Plenty of those chips came when Hellman eliminated Mark Demirdjian late here on Day 4 of the 2012 World Series of Poker.

Demirdjian had his stack all in preflop holding {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts} and was looking good to double up against Hellman's {a-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}. However, the {10-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{8-Spades} board had other ideas, sending the pot to Hellman and Demirdjian to the rail.

Erik Hellman 2,000,000 200,000
Mark Demirdjian lb Välja kukkunud

Märksõnad: Mark DemirdjianErik Hellman

Ogura Makes Full House

We caught up with the board to find Ricky Markowitz and Takashi Ogura heads up in a pot with the board reading {5-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}.

Ogura moved a bet of 127,000 into the middle of the table and Markowitz pondered his action.

"I think you got me," Markowitz said. "But here ya go, I call." Markowitz dropped enough chips to call in the middle and Ogura showed {J-Clubs}{8-Clubs}.

"What's that?" Markowitz asked. The dealer replied that it was a full house.

Markowitz threw his {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs} on the table and the dealer turned it over and dropped it into the muck. Ogura is now sitting on a stack of 700,000.

Ricky Markowitz 860,000 -295,000
Takashi Ogura jp 700,000 280,000

Märksõnad: Ricky MarkowitzTakashi Ogura

Crawford Lays One Down


Nico Behling opened to 22,000 in the hijack and Claudia Crawford three-bet to 50,000 from the button. Roman Valerstein then four-bet to 105,000 from the big blind, prompting Behling to five-bet jam for about 395,000.

Crawford folded after a few moments, Valerstein folded immediately, and Crawford told the table "I knew I had the best hand!"

The ESPN cameras wanted to see the players' cards in the hole camera, and Crawford said, "I don't mind!", and showed {10-Hearts}{10-Spades} to everybody.

Roman Valerstein us 1,350,000 -100,000
Nico Behling 570,000 185,000
Claudia Crawford 340,000 -44,000

Märksõnad: Claudia CrawfordNico BehlingRoman Valerstein

Imagine How Pollak Would Act If He Lost

Kevin Pollak
Kevin Pollak

James Keys opened the action to 20,000 from under the gun and it the play was folded around to Kevin Pollak in the hijack. He three-bet to 60,000 and it was back on Keys, who four-bet to 110,000. Pollak then shoved all in and Keys made the call.

Keys: {q-Hearts}{q-Spades}
Pollak: {k-Diamonds}{k-Spades}

Pollak was up on his feet here, shouting for his hand to hold up. He got his wish, with the {10-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{4-Clubs}{10-Spades} board sending him the double up. At this point Pollak stormed away from the table in celebration, pacing throughout the tournament area fist pumping. After a few moments, someone from a nearby table shouted, "Kevin, you're meant to stay at the table when you win."

"When you've got a minute, go f***k yourself," said Pollak jokingly in reply, still excited about his victory. "If this is how I act when i win, imagine what happens when I lose!" said Pollak as his table and the nearby tables joined him in a laugh.

Kevin Pollak us 620,000 285,000
James Keys 450,000 -220,000

Märksõnad: James KeysKevin Pollak

Baumann Picks Up a Pot

Gaelle Baumann
Gaelle Baumann

We found Gaelle Baumann and Ryan Pachedly surrounded by cameras with a pile of chips in the middle. The flop was {3-Diamonds} {4-Diamonds} {5-Hearts}, Baumann checked and Pachedly bet 125,000.

Baumann took her time and then moved all in, having Pachedly well covered. Pachedly folded and Baumann moved to over 1.5 million.

Gaelle Baumann fr 1,510,000 -110,000

Märksõnad: Gaelle BaumannRyan Pachedly

Coultas Over Crawford


Claudia Crawford and Charles Coultas had together built a pot of about 130,000 by time the turn had been dealt, at which point the board showed {6-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{2-Spades}{Q-Spades}. Crawford quickly checked, and after a long pause Coultas checked as well.

The river brought the {3-Hearts}, and Crawford set forward a bet of 41,000. Coultas considered for about 20 seconds, then called. Crawford showed {6-Spades}{5-Spades} for sixes and deuces, then Coultas rolled over {8-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} for a better two pair.

Charles Coultas us 848,000 78,000
Claudia Crawford 384,000 -216,000

Märksõnad: Charles CoutlasClaudia Crawford