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

Hellman Rivers Set

Erik Hellman
Erik Hellman

We found Mark Demirdjian and Erik Hellman looking down at a board of {5-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{8-Spades}. Demirdjian fired 100,000 on the river and Hellman thought for about thirty-seconds before moving out 235,000 total.

Demirdjian was upset at this raise but eventually announced a call. Hellman showed {8-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} for a rivered set of eights and Demirdjian slammed the table in frustration. In dragging this pot, Hellman is now up to 1,800,000.

Erik Hellman 1,800,000 230,000
Mark Demirdjian lb 410,000 -447,000

Märksõnad: Erik HellmanMark Demirdjian

Hille Hits a Million

Following a {Q-Spades}{6-Spades}{5-Spades} flop, Elisabeth Hille and Frank Marro were involved in a series of bets and raises that culminated with Marro calling all in for roughly 450,000.

Hille: {5-Diamonds} {5-Hearts}
Marro : {Q-Hearts} {10-Hearts}

With top pair and no spade, Marro was in dire straits against the bottom set of Hille. The {K-Diamonds} turn and {3-Spades} river was all she wrote for Marro, while boosting Hille's stack to seven figures.

Elisabeth Hille no 1,300,000 1,086,500
Frank Marro Välja kukkunud

Märksõnad: Elisabeth HilleFrank Marro

Even More Eliminations . . .

For exact places of finish, please refer to our payouts page.

Michael Kamran us Välja kukkunud
Olivier Chubilleua Välja kukkunud
Amir Sonsino il Välja kukkunud
Chris Moorman gb Välja kukkunud
Christina Lindley us Välja kukkunud
Dan Murariu ro Välja kukkunud
Simeon Naydenov bg Välja kukkunud
Johnny Chan us Välja kukkunud
William Wellborne Välja kukkunud
Trevor Vanderveen Välja kukkunud
Ryan Young us Välja kukkunud
Peter Bosen de Välja kukkunud
Jeff Hakim lb Välja kukkunud
Shawn Quillin Välja kukkunud

Playing the Board


"All in and two calls! Table 421!"

So said the dealer after Louis Crispino had pushed all in from under the gun for a little over 100,000 and gotten two callers in Tristan Clemencon (hijack seat) and Wilfried Haerig (big blind).

Both Haerig and Clemencon checked down the {3-Clubs}{6-Spades}{2-Clubs} flop, {5-Hearts} turn, and {4-Diamonds} river, the community cards having together formed a straight on the board.

Haerig showed {J-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}, then Clemencon turned over {A-Spades}{Q-Clubs}. Crispino then turned his hand over while exhaling — {K-Spades}{K-Hearts}. Crispino shook his head at having missed the opportunity to get a needed triple.

Tristan Clemencon fr 1,340,000 345,000
Wilfried Harig de 1,260,000 275,000
Louis Crispino 112,000 -68,000

Märksõnad: Louis CrispinoTristan ClemenconWilfried Haerig

Isaia Busts Palacios

We're not sure of the action, but we do know Bolivar Palacios was all in preflop from the button with {A-Clubs}{J-Hearts} and up against Alessio Isaia, who held {A-Diamonds}{Q-Spades} in the hijack.

The {3-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} flop was no help to Palacios, but the {10-Clubs} did give him a flush draw. Unfortunately for him, the {9-Spades} blanked on the river and he was sent to the rail here in Level 19.

Alessio Isaia it 630,000 160,000
Bolivar Palacios pa Välja kukkunud

Märksõnad: Bolivar PalaciosAlessio Isaia

Marafioti Dodges Paint To Double Up


Matt Marafioti has been grinding the short stack for quite some time on the feature table, and he finally got the double up he was looking for.

Chanracy Khun started the action by raising to 20,000 in middle position. Marafioti was next to act, and he moved all in for 103,000. It folded around to Khun, and after about 20 seconds of thought, he tossed in the call.

Khun: {k-Clubs}{q-Hearts}
Marafioti: {j-Hearts}{j-Clubs}

The flop came down {2-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}, which kept Marafioti in the lead but gave Khun a straight draw as well. Any paint would do for Khun, but he didn't get it on the turn, the {6-Clubs}, or the river, the {4-Hearts}.

Marafioti let out a big sigh of relief and pumped his fist as he got the double up to 229,000, while Khun drops to 242,000.

Chanracy Khun ca 242,000 -180,000
Matt Marafioti ca 229,000 154,000

Märksõnad: Chanracy KhunMatt Marafioti

And More Chip Counts

Jamie Robbins 1,450,000 250,000
Leo Wolpert us 1,380,000 265,000
Patrick Halter 1,336,000 -14,000
Shahriar Assareh 1,300,000
Kyle Keranen us 1,160,000 108,000
Bryan Vanrijsbergen 965,000 105,000
Amnon Filippi us 900,000 -105,000
John Phan us 750,000 190,000
Barry Wiedemann 738,000 332,500
Matt Woodward us 690,000 310,000
Jonathan Fountain 638,000 108,000
Philip Sternheimer us 600,000 422,500
Antonio Garcia 509,000 302,000
Jared Hamby us 452,000 292,000
Mikhail Lakhitov ru 452,000 -10,000
Ronny Schenk 424,000 252,000
Vincent Maglio 391,000 124,000
Michael Gable 384,000 4,000
Stephen Cesaro 377,000 -17,500
Daniel Schacher 348,000 12,500
Mohammad Siddiqui 330,000 -4,000
Adel Jo us 319,000 20,000
Steve Yea kr 316,000 -399,000
Griffin Benger ca 251,000 93,000
Kenny Hallaert be 227,000 -58,000

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And More Chip Counts

Michael Shelton us 1,350,000 65,000
Robert Corcione 1,300,000 585,000
Tristan Clemencon fr 1,300,000 305,000
Jake Balsiger us 1,250,000 174,000
Wilfried Harig de 1,220,000 235,000
Roman Valerstein us 1,060,000 -60,000
Chance Kornuth us 1,000,000 430,000
David ODB Baker us 940,000 -160,000
Nicholas Cushman us 900,000 -80,000
Anton Wigg se 880,000 5,000
William Hefflefinger 880,000 65,000
Elisabeth Hille no 810,000 55,000
Andrew Lichtenberger us 810,000 -120,000
Jesse Sylvia us 800,000 234,500
Charles Coultas us 770,000 263,000
Peter Schneider 760,000 178,000
Nicholas Abourisk ie 740,000 -230,000
Jean Malherbe 720,000 217,000
John Owen 715,000 35,000
Robert Bresner 712,000 17,000
Taylor Paur us 685,000 205,000
Maurice Hawkins us 670,000 242,000
Claudia Crawford 600,000 50,000
Stephane Blouin 595,000 328,000
Jeffrey Gross us 595,000 115,000

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Juanda Battling


John Juanda opened for 27,000 from early position, then it folded to the player in the cutoff who called, though tossed out fewer chips than Juanda had raised. When the raise amount was clarified to him and he satisfied the difference, the others folded. Juanda asked him if he would have called if he knew it was 27,000, and he said absolutely not, tongue in cheek.

The flop came {5-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{5-Hearts} and Juanda fired 32,000. His opponent could see that bet amount clearly enough, and folded his hand.

John Juanda id 232,000 12,000

Märksõnad: John Juanda