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|Oct 03, '09||2009 PokerStars.com EPT London - Season VI||PokerStars EPT London Main Event||2||+|
Level 3 Update -- Akenhead Makes Good Call
Oct 03, '09
Players Remaining: 390 out of 422 (Unofficial)
Average Chip Count: 32,800
Hand of the Level:
Jeff Kimber gets a Little Flushed
Jeff Kimber raises to 600 from early position and two players call. One player in late position then makes it 2,450 and Kimber pumps it up to 9,000. He scares everyone away and takes the pot down.
Keeping up the pressure, he raises to 600 in the very next hand and gets four callers including the blinds. The flop is 7-4-5 with one heart and Kimber bets 1,800. J.P. Kelly calls and the turn is the J. Kimber bets 1,875. Kelly raises it to 4,500 and Kimber makes the call.
The K falls on the river and Kimber checks. Kelly bets 5,500 and Kimber calls. Kelly says, “Flush” and Kimber mucks. Kelly shows 7 4 and Kimber says he had pocket fives as he looks on in disappointment. Kelly’s on 45,000 now whereas Kimber’s down to 16,500.
With 1,500 in the pot and a flop showing 7 7 3 Danny Ryan bet 600 from middle position and Bruno Fitoussi made the call. The turn was the K and both players checked. The river came the 5 and Ryan bet 1,400.
Fitoussi said, “Were you check-raising the turn?” To no response, he makes the call and mucks when he sees Ryan table K Q. Ryan is short but moves up a little to 22,800.
Katchalov in Good Form
Eugene Katchalov in middle position bets 5,600 and the button calls. Katchalov then asks his opponent how much he has left. The answer is mumbled but a quick count shows just under 29,000. The flop comes A 9 4 and Katchalov bets 2,300. The button calls and the turn is the K. Katchalov checks and the button takes a while to make his decision, electing to check when he does.
The river is the K and Katchalov bets 4,700. The button tanks once again and then calls. Katchalov shows A 7 and the button mucks. The EPT High Roller finalist is now on just under 60,000.
Akenhead Gives Opponent Ache-in-Head
With 21,500 in the pot and a board showing K 8 6 Q J, the player in hijack position moves all in for 17,400 and James Akenhead tanks in the cutoff. He agonizes over it for three or four minutes and then makes the call.
The young German player who wishes to remain nameless shows 7 6 and Akenhead shows J J to take the pot down. “Nice call,” is mumbled and the player hits the rail.
Jonathan Aguiar is out, meaning the book he was reading – Mike Matusow’s Check Raising The Devil must have not been much use to him today.
|Jun 16, '09||2009 40th Annual World Series of Poker||Event 30 - $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha||3||+|
Level 24 Update: J.C. Tran Wins Event No. 30
Jun 16, '09
Players Remaining: 1 out of 436
1. J.C. Tran â€” 3,270,000
2. Jeff Kimber – $145,656
J.C. Tran Wins Event No. 30 ($235,685), Jeff Kimber Eliminated In 2nd Place ($145,656)
Jeff Kimber raised to 120,000 on the button and J.C. Tran made the call. The flop came 977 and Tran checked. Kimber bet 75,000 and Tran contemplated briefly before making the call. The 8 hit the turn and Tran bet out 100,000. Kimber instantly went all-in and Tran quickly called.
Tran hit the perfect card in the deck on the turn, giving him eights full. Kimber flopped a gutshot straight draw with his connecting cards and hit, but he saw disaster when Tran flipped over a hand that had him drawing dead. The river was a meaningless 3, making Tran’s victory official. Tran won Event No. 30 and his second bracelet, eliminating Kimber in second place.
Level 23 Update: Dallas Flowers, Ross Boatman, Jean-Phillipe Leandri Eliminated
Jun 16, '09
Players Remaining: 2 out of 436
1. J.C. Tran â€” 2,600,000
Average Chip Count: 1,635,000
5. Dallas Flowers – $49,387
Dallas Flowers Eliminated in 5th Place ($49,387)
Jeff Kimber raised preflop and Dallas Flowers moved all-in. Kimber made the call.
The board ran out 543KQ, and Flowers was eliminated by the two pair of Kimber.
Ross Boatman Eliminated By Boat in 4th Place ($66,936)
On a board of 832, Ross Boatman checked to J.C. Tran. Tran bet 60,000 and Boatman moved all-in. Tran made the call.
Tran was ahead with top two pair but when the A fell on the turn, giving Boatman top two, Tran needed a spade or a three for a full house. Both came in the form of the 3, giving Tran a boat and eliminating Boatman.
Jean-Philipe Leandri Eliminated in 3rd Place ($95,837)
J.C. Tran, Jeff Kimber and Jean-Philipe Leandri all saw a flop of A32. Leandri was first to act and bet 90,000. Kimber folded and Tran reraised pot. Leandri called all-in.
Leandri flopped two pair while Tran had a flush draw. The 10 gave both players a gutshot straight draw. Leandri needed to dodge one more card to double up, however, the 4 fell on the river, giving Tran the pot and a big chip lead going into heads up play.
|Jul 10, '08||2008 39th Annual World Series of Poker||Event 54 - World Championship No-Limit Hold'em||7||+|
$10,000 Main Event - Level 11, Hour Two
Jul 10, '08
Players Remaining: 1,037 out of 6,844
Average Stack: 132,000
Gigantic pot means Schaedlich no longer has chip lead
Brian Schaedlich, who began the day with 801,000, limped in from under the gun and then called a raise to by Jeff Kimber. The flop came Q-5-3 and after some back-and-forth raises Schaedlich moved all in. Kimber, who began the day with 174,000 chips and had already gotten that up to over 300,000, called with pocket queens for a set. Schaedlich held pocket aces, and didn't catch an ace. After the hand Kimber was up to well over 600,000 chips, while Schaedlich dropped to around 400,000 chips.
Jaffray Takes Big Piece of Calhoun
|Jun 24, '07||2007 38th Annual World Series of Poker||Event 38 - No-Limit Hold'em||2||+|
Jun 24, '07The remaining 26 players are now on a dinner break. Play will resume in one hour and continue until the final table has been decided.
With 26 players remaining, tournament officials redrew the field down to three tables. Notables Erica Schoenberg and Burt Boutin are currently at the same table.
31st Place - Marcel Luske ($18,581)
30th Place - Jeff Magid ($18,581)
29th Place - Jeff Kimber ($18,581)
28th Place - Darrin Haddock ($18,581)
27th Place - Rick Roberts ($21,993)
Marcel Luske was eliminated early on in this level after running into some unfortunate luck. Luske took a huge hit last level when he was all in with queens and lost to an opponent's pocket kings. Luske bet out his last $20,000 in a hand with Burt Boutin who called with A K and took down the pot with ace high.
Robert Cheung heads into dinner as the chip leader with more than $1,000,000 in chips. Check back after 10:30 p.m. to stay current with all the action and eliminations right here at CardPlayer.com.