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

Holden Holds For The Double

Sam Holden- Doubled Up
Sam Holden- Doubled Up

Robert Salaburu raised to 65,000 from under the gun, and it folded around to Sam Holden on the button. He moved all in for 344,000, and it folded back to Salaburu. He made the call, and Holden was at risk.

Holden: {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}
Salaburu: {a-Hearts}{10-Spades}

The flop came down {q-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{8-Hearts}, and the outs reversed, as Salaburu was now looking for a jack to win the hand. The turn brought the {9-Hearts}, bringing chop outs as well, but the river came the {4-Hearts}.

Holden doubles up to 838,000, while Salaburu takes a small hit to 6.154 million.

Robert Salaburu us 6,154,000 -349,000
Sam Holden gb 838,000 416,000

Märksõnad: Robert SalaburuSam Holden

Kluchman Folds to Balsiger; Forced to Show Hole Cards to Camera

David Kluchman
David Kluchman

We caught up with the action on a {5-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} flop, where David Kluchman was heads-up with Jacob Balsiger.

Kluchman bet 125,000 from the cutoff seat and Balsiger called after some thought.

The {9-Hearts} fell on the turn and Kluchman fired again - this time for 165,000. Balsiger responded by raising to 405,000 and Kluchman almost beat him into the pot with a call.

The {10-Spades} completed the board and Kluchman checked - promting a 600,000 bet from Balsiger. Kluchman announced, "fold," and went to throw his hand into the muck.

...Then the drama started.

Kluchman was informed by the surrounding ESPN camera crew that he had to show his hand to their small portable camera so that it could be used as footage. Kluchman said he didn't want to show his hand and asked for a floorman.

Unbeknownst to Kluchman, a floorman was standing behind him.

"Sir, if you don't show your cards to the camera - you're going to get a one-round penalty," the floorman said.

"Alright, alright - show them," Kluchman said. He was then instructed to show the portable camera his hole cards, which he did. He then hastily mucked.

Kluchman was knocked down to 2.4 million, while Balsiger chipped up to 3.9 million.

Jake Balsiger us 3,900,000 1,300,000
David Kluchman us 2,400,000 -780,000

Märksõnad: David KluchmanJacob Balsiger

Filippi Finds Chips

Tristan Clemencon opened to 65,000 from under the gun and it folded around to Amnon Filippi on the button. Filippi flung out a call and the blinds got out of the way. The flop came down {10-Hearts}{10-Spades}{7-Spades} and Clemencon continued out for 99,000. Filippi called and the camera crews swooped down to capture the hand.

After about a minute, the dealer produced the {3-Diamonds} on the turn. They both checked and did so once again on the {Q-Clubs} river. Filippi showed {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs} and Clemencon threw his hand into the muck.

Amnon Filippi us 3,200,000 529,000

Märksõnad: Amnon FilippiTristan Clemencon

100 Players Remain

Shamus • Tase 24: 15,000-30,000, 4,000 ante

With less than a half-hour left to play in Day 5, we are down to 100 players. The average chip stack at the moment is a little under 2 million.

Keranen Flushes Makhija


Kyle Keranen raised it up to 60,000 in early position, and Amit Makhija made the call from the small blind. They went heads up to an all spade flop of {9-Spades}{6-Spades}{4-Spades}. Makhija checked to Keranen who fired out 80,000. Makhija made the call, and the turn brought the{10-Spades}. Both players checked, and the river came the {2-Clubs}. Makhija checked again, and Keranen fired out 285,000. Makhija made the call, and Keranen rolled over {a-Spades}{k-Spades} for the nut flush.

Makhija mucked, and Keranen jumps up to just under six million, while Makhija drops to 1.154 million.

Kyle Keranen us 5,994,000 521,000
Amit Makhija us 1,154,000 -395,000

Märksõnad: Amit MakhijaKyle Keranen

The School of Law


We just had a somewhat humorous moment surrounding an all-in situation between Bobby Law and David "ODB" Baker, although it was certainly much more enjoyable for Law than for Baker.

The pair had gotten all of Law's stack in the middle following a {2-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} flop with Law holding {A-Hearts}{A-Clubs} and Baker a straight flush draw with {5-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}. Law has a number of friends on the rail tonight, and they've made their support known frequently with cheers for Law whenever he's won a hand.

The dealer delivered the turn — the {Q-Clubs} — and Law's aces were still best. Then came the river... the {5-Clubs}.

"Yeaaah!!!" came the cry. "Wait!" then said one of the group as they collectively calculated whether or not the river was good or bad for their man. Then, "Yeaaah!!!" Law had survived, and his fans learned a little more about Texas hold'em in the process.

Meanwhile, Baker has taken a couple of swift hits here in the last hour of play to fall below the average stack.

David ODB Baker us 1,360,000 -715,000
Bobby Law 1,140,000 517,000

Märksõnad: Bobby LawDavid ODB Baker

Salaburu Sends Seelbach Packing


Right after Marcel Luske was eliminated, we lost another player on the ESPN main stage, and that was Jonathan Seelbach. Action started with Robert Salaburu raising to 61,000 in early position. Action folded around to Seelbach, and he moved all in his last 448,000. It folded back around to Salaburu, and he tossed in the call.

Salaburu: {8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}
Seelbach: {k-Diamonds}{q-Spades}

Seelbach didn't catch a pair on the flop, which came{9-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}. He did however pick up a straight draw, and any paint card would do for him. The turn brought the {9-Spades}, giving Seelbach more outs, as another ten would counterfeit Salaburu. However, the {2-Hearts} came on the river, and Seebach was sent to the rail.

After that hand, Salaburu strengthens his chip lead, as he now has over 6.5 million.

Robert Salaburu us 6,503,000 433,000
Jonathan Seelbach Välja kukkunud

Märksõnad: Robert SalaburuJonathan Seelbach

Pratt Levels Luske

Marcel Luske- Out
Marcel Luske- Out

Eric Pratt made it 62,000 to go from under the gun, and it folded to Marcel Luske in middle position. He three bet it to 215,000, and it folded back around to Pratt. He announced all in, and Luske made the call. The cards were tabled, and Luske was in a world of hurt.

Luske: {a-Spades}{k-Clubs}
Pratt: {a-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}

Luske would need a ton of help going to the flop, and it was about as dry as it could have been for Luske, coming {10-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{10-Hearts}. Luske would need runner runner now to win, but the turn brought the {9-Clubs}. The meaningless river was the {10-Clubs}, and Luske headed to the rail.

Meanwhile, Pratt rockets up to 3.742 million after that hand.

Eric Pratt 3,742,000 1,094,000
Marcel Luske nl Välja kukkunud

Märksõnad: Marcel LuskeEric Pratt

Paur Poker

Taylor Paur
Taylor Paur

With the board showing {10-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{2-Hearts}, Amit Zulkowitz checked, Taylor Paur bet 215,000, Zulkowitz check-raised to 575,000, and Paur called. The pot by then exceeded 1.5 million.

The river then brought the {9-Clubs} and a check from Zulkowitz. Paur announced he was all in, and Zulkowitz let his hand go.

Paur has added even more to his stack since then and is up to about 5.5 million.

Taylor Paur us 5,500,000 2,180,000
Amit Zulkowitz il 1,600,000 -600,000

Märksõnad: Amit ZulkowitzTaylor Paur