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

Baumann Doubles Through Hille

Gaelle Baumann doubles again
Gaelle Baumann doubles again

The action folded to Elisabeth Hille, who opened to 480,000 on the button. Gaelle Baumann three-bet jammed for 2.455 million from the big blind, and Hille tank-called.

Baumann: {4-Hearts}{4-Spades}
Hille: {q-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}

The crowd burst into chorus of cheers and "ohhhh"s as the flop fell {7-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{5-Spades}. Baumann had the dummy end of an open-ended straight draw, but any eight would give Hille a higher straight. The {3-Clubs} turned, giving Baumann a seven-high straight, and Hille was drawing to just four cards.

The {q-Clubs} gave Hille a meaningless pair of queens, and Baumann doubled to 5.2 million.

Elisabeth Hille no 7,540,000 -2,425,000
Gaelle Baumann fr 5,210,000 2,160,000

Märksõnad: Gaelle BaumannElisabeth Hille

Merson Takes It Down on the Turn

John Esposito opened for 500,000 from the hijack and Greg Merson defended from the big blind. The {7-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{3-Spades} flop saw Merson bet 650,000, Esposito call and the {10-Spades} turn. Merson slowed down with a check, but proceeded to check-raise Esposito's bet up to 3.3 million. The latter quickly folded and it was on to the next hand.

Greg Merson us 26,950,000 2,340,000
Michael Esposito us 18,920,000 -2,660,000

Märksõnad: Greg MersonMichael Esposito

Four-Bet Gets Gee A Few


Steven Gee has been quiet of late, but got involved just now with a raise to 500,000 from the hijack seat, then Jacob Balsiger reraised to 1.65 million from the small blind. It folded back to Gee who went deep into the tank. He sat riffling chips for three minutes, peering out from beneath the brim of his Raiders cap, then finally raising to 4.1 million. Balsiger immediately pushed his cards away.

Jake Balsiger us 15,800,000 -1,700,000
Steve Gee us 15,200,000 2,200,000

Märksõnad: Jacob BalsigerSteven Gee

More for Merson


Elisabeth Hille opened to 480,000 from the cutoff, Greg Merson called on the button, and the blinds released. The flop fell {q-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{k-Hearts}, and Hille led for 575,000. Merson called.

The turn brought the {6-Hearts}, and Hille slowed down, checking to Merson who fired 875,000. Hille released, and Merson picked up the pot.

Greg Merson us 24,610,000 2,495,000
Elisabeth Hille no 9,965,000 -1,805,000

Märksõnad: Elisabeth HilleGreg Merson

Blind Versus Blind

Marc Ladouceur limped from the small blind and Andras Koroknai checked his option from the big. Ladouceur proceeded to bet 510,000 on the {7-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{6-Spades} flop, Koroknai called, and then both players checked the {J-Hearts} turn.

Ladouceur checked for a second time on the {9-Diamonds} river, but this time Ladouceur came out firing to the tune of 1.05 million. The Canadian gave up his hand and Koroknai was pushed the pot.

Andras Koroknai hu 19,080,000 780,000
Marc Ladouceur ca 4,415,000 -610,000

Märksõnad: Andras KoroknaiMarc Ladouceur

Sylvia Adds More


Russell Thomas opened with a raise from the cutoff and got a single caller in new chip leader Jesse Sylvia in the big blind. The flop came {2-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}. Sylvia checked, Thomas continued, and Sylvia called. The turn brought the {J-Spades} and another check from Sylvia. Thomas bet 1.05 million this time, and Sylvia called, building a pot of around 4 million.

The river brought the {3-Spades} and one more check from Sylvia. Thomas bet 1.55 million, and when Sylvia check-raised to 3.9 million, Thomas instantly tossed his cards into the muck.

Jesse Sylvia us 27,900,000 3,835,000
Russell Thomas us 17,000,000 -3,800,000

Märksõnad: Jesse SylviaRussell Thomas

Danny Wong Eliminated in 14th Place ($465,159)

Danny Wong - 14th Place
Danny Wong - 14th Place

Marc Ladouceur opened to 480,000 from the hijack seat, Danny Wong moved all in for 1.9 million in the cutoff, and Greg Merson re-jammed from the big blind. Ladouceur folded, and the hands were opened.

Merson: {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}
Wong: {a-Spades}{2-Clubs}

The {q-Spades}{6-Clubs}{5-Spades} flop didn't improve Wong's hand, and neither did the {8-Clubs} on the turn. The {7-Spades} completed the board, and Wong was eliminated in 14th place.

Chants of "P! O! Y!" filled the mothership, as Merson chipped up to 22.115 million.

Greg Merson us 22,115,000 2,690,000
Danny Wong us Välja kukkunud

Märksõnad: Danny WongGreg Merson

Play Resumes; 14 Remain

Shamus • Tase 34: 150,000-300,000, 40,000 ante

Players are back at the tables for the second hour of Level 33.