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

Gonzalez's Stack Clipped By Dean's Kings

Fabrizio Gonzalez opened for 60,000 from middle position and action folded around to Andrew Dean in the big blind, who made a small three-bet to 98,000 total. It was folded back around to Gonzalez, who made the call.

The flop came {2-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}{4-Hearts} and Dean led out for 76,000. Gonzalez called.

The turn brought the {4-Clubs} and Dean opted to slow down and check - prompting an 88,000 bet from Gonzalez. This time it was Dean who made the call.

The {A-Spades} completed the board and both players checked. Dean tabled {K-Diamonds}{K-Spades} for kings and aces and Gonzalez mucked - conceding the pot to Dean.

Fabrizio Gonzalez uy 2,550,000 -250,000
Andrew Dean us 1,400,000 230,000

Märksõnad: Andrew DeanFabrizio Gonzalez

Martinezalonso Makes Power Play

Lassell King opened the action with a raise to 65,000 only to have Eric Buchman three-bet to 180,000 from the next seat over. Action was then up to Jordi Martinezalonso on the button who sat contemplating for well over a minute.

Martinezalonso eventually dipped into his green t25,000 chips and pushed out a four-bet to 400,000. Both of his opponents quickly mucked their hands and Martinezalonso was able to drag in the pot without even having to see a flop.

Jordi Martinezalonso 1,700,000 260,000

Märksõnad: Lasell KingEric BuchmanJordi Martinezalonso

Andras' Aces

Andras Koroknai (Day 4) doubles with aces
Andras Koroknai (Day 4) doubles with aces

Andras Koroknai and Gaelle Baumann got all the chips in the middle preflop, and despite being at risk, Koroknai had Baumann crushed.

Koroknai: {a-Clubs}{a-Hearts}
Baumann: {j-Diamonds}{j-Spades}

The French contingent on the rail was calling for a jack, but the board ran out {q-Hearts}{9-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{8-Spades}, more than doubling Koroknai to 2.13 million chips. Baumann slipped to 3.8 million.

Gaelle Baumann fr 3,800,000 -900,000
Andras Koroknai hu 2,130,000 980,000

Märksõnad: Andras KoroknaiGaelle Baumann

Luske Takes It With the Four Bet


Josh Neufeld raised to 66,000 from under the gun, and it folded around to Robert Salaburu in the cutoff. He three bet it to 155,000, and Marcel Luske was next to act. He announced a reraise of 600,000, which was most of his stack. Both Neufeld and Salaburu got out of the way, and Luske took the pot.

Luske went on to raise the next two hands, and took both down preflop. The "Flying Dutchman" is now up to 1.2 million.

Marcel Luske nl 1,200,000 353,000

Märksõnad: Marcel LuskeRobert SalaburuJosh Neufeld

Jacks Versus Queens

Niels van Alphen moved all in under the gun for around 550,000 and cleared the field all the way to Jonathan Schoder in the small blind. He thought long and hard before calling off for 340,000.


Van Alphen{Q-Spades}{Q-Hearts}

Van Alphen held the dominating hand and Schoder, along with his supporters on the rail, were dead silent. Well, that is until the flop came down {2-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}. When that happened, Schoder let out a celebratory cheer while his crowd shouted, "Now hold."

Hold it did as the {6-Hearts} appeared on the turn followed by the {8-Clubs} on the river. With that, Schoder doubled to 725,000 while van Alphen was left with just 235,000.

Jonathan Schoder 725,000 385,000
Niels van Alphen nl 235,000 -315,000

Märksõnad: Jonathan SchoderNiels van Alphen

Queens Versus Queens


David Kluchman raised to 75,000 from middle position, then Fabio Sousa reraised to 190,000 from the cutoff. It folded back to Kluchman who called Sousa's raise.

The flop came {2-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{6-Clubs}. Kluchman checked, and Sousa fired 265,000. Kluchman leaned forward to ask how much Sousa had behind — about 950,000. Kluckman sat back in his seat, paused a few moments, then said he was all in. Sousa didn't act immediately, but before long said he was calling.

Sousa: {Q-Hearts}{Q-Spades}
Kluchman: {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}

The first reaction was chuckles all around. Then Kluchman noted how Sousa was freerolling with his heart. The {10-Hearts} on the turn made things even more interesting in that regard, giving Sousa a flush draw. But the river was the {3-Spades}, and the pair chopped the pot, shaking hands across the table afterwards after having engaged in battle and both coming out unscathed.

David Kluchman us 3,180,000 120,000
Fabio Sousa 1,540,000 100,000

Märksõnad: David KluchmanFabio Sousa

Wong Doubles


When we reached the table, there was around 400,000 in the middle, and the board read {5-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{9-Clubs}. Danny Wong was all in for 411,000 holding {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}, and Jacob Balsiger had him at risk with {k-Spades}{q-Diamonds}.

The river was the {8-Hearts}, and Wong doubled to over 1.2 million. Balsiger slipped to 2.75 million.

Jake Balsiger us 2,750,000 -900,000
Danny Wong us 1,225,000 689,000

Märksõnad: Jacob BalsigerDanny Wong

Absolutely Stacked New Featured Table


During the break, we got a new table of players moved to the mothership, and it is quite an incredible table. Check out the chip counts below of the new faces to the ESPN stage.

Kyle Keranen us 5,873,000 -327,000
Robert Salaburu us 5,424,000 24,000
Eric Pratt 2,648,000 223,000
Josh Neufeld 1,067,000 -53,000
Sam Holden gb 1,038,000 -198,000
Marcel Luske nl 847,000 -173,000
David Peters (CA) us 693,000 -607,000
Amit Makhija us 576,000 -124,000
Jonathan Seelbach 567,000 -76,000

Paur Rising

Taylor Paur (earlier on Day 5)
Taylor Paur (earlier on Day 5)

Picking up the action on a {J-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{9-Clubs} board, Manos Foudoulakis check-called a bet of 196,000 from Taylor Paur.

The {4-Diamonds} fell on the river, leading to another check from Foudoulakis. Paur fired again, this time for 412,000. Foudoulakis called, but mucked when Paur tabled {6-Spades}{6-Clubs} for a set.

Taylor Paur us 3,320,000 520,000
Manos Foudoulakis 2,630,000 -570,000

Märksõnad: Manos FoudoulakisTaylor Paur

Recent Eliminations

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

Raphael Ayani Välja kukkunud
Gregory Milliron us Välja kukkunud
Mihai Manole ro Välja kukkunud
[Removed:146] Välja kukkunud
Mark Cole Välja kukkunud
Michael Gable Välja kukkunud
Francis Witek us Välja kukkunud
Mark Clement Välja kukkunud
Klaus Pautrot fr Välja kukkunud
Lasse Soerensen Välja kukkunud
Joseph Cheong us Välja kukkunud
Francois Safieddine us Välja kukkunud
David Funkhouser us Välja kukkunud