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Buy-In: $10,000
Prize Pool: $1,607,400
Entrants: 171

Event 29 - $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship

  • Jun 15, '10 - Jun 17, '10
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 17, 10)

 
 

Level 30 Update: Matt Keikoan Completes Comeback, Wins Event No. 29

Blinds: 80,000-150,000

Players Remaining: 1 out of 171

Notable Eliminations:

2. Daniel Idema – $263,244

Big Hands:

Keikoan Takes Chip Lead

Matt Keikoan bet the turn and river on a board that read 6-5-3-3-6. Daniel Idema called him down with 10Diamond Suit5Heart Suit, but Keikoan had him with the kicker as he tabled the JClub Suit5Club Suit.

Keikoan is up to 3,200,000 with the pot.

Idema Crippled

Dan Idema raised from the button and Matt Keikoan called.

Keikoan checked the 7Club Suit6Heart Suit4Diamond Suit fop and then check-raised the Idema bet and Idema called.

The turn was the 9Spade Suit and Keikoan bet and was raised by Idema. Keikoan made the call. The river was the 10Heart Suit and Keikoan checked and called a bet from Idema.

Idema showed the AClub Suit7Spade Suit, but Keikoan had two pair with 6Diamond Suit4Club Suit and he took the pot and left Idema with just 150,000 in chips.

Daniel Idema Eliminated, Matt Keikoan Wins Event No. 29

Daniel Idema was all-in for 145,000 in the big blind. Keikoan was dealt the AHeart Suit7Heart Suit and Idema had the 2Club Suit4Diamond Suit.

The board came out JHeart SuitQHeart SuitQClub SuitKDiamond SuitQDiamond Suit, keeping Keikoan in front and completing an epic comeback.

Idema takes home $263,244 for his second place finish and Matt Keikoan takes home the bracelet along with $425,969.

Player Tags: Matt Keikoan,   Daniel Idema
 

Level 29 Update: The Battle Continues

Blinds: 60,000-120,000

Players Remaining: 2 out of 171

Average Chip Count: 2,565,000

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Daniel Idema – 3,250,000
2. Matt Keikoan – 1,850,000

Notable Eliminations:

none

Big Hands:

Keikoan On The Ropes

A series of “small” pots (at these limits, no pot is truly small) have really taken a hit to Keikoan’s stack.

Daniel Idema raised from the button and Matt Keikoan called from the blind. Keikoan check-folded the flop of 7Club Suit4Diamond Suit4Heart Suit.

The next hand Keikoan raised and called a three-bet preflop from Idema and had to fold to Idema’s flop bet.

Keikoan is down to 300,000.

Keikoan Doubles

Matt Keikoan three-bet Daniel Idema’s button raise and got all-in preflop with 8Heart Suit2Spade Suit against Idema’s 6Spade Suit6Heart Suit.

The board ran out 4Club Suit8Spade Suit7Spade SuitQDiamond Suit9Diamond Suit and Keikoan doubled up to 650,000

Keikoan Doubles Again

Daniel Idema raised and Matt Keikoan called. The flop came AClub SuitQDiamond SuitQHeart Suit and the two of them got four bets in to set Keikoan all-in.

Keikoan had the QSpade Suit2Spade Suit and Idema had the AHeart Suit6Spade Suit. Keikoan faded the ace and doubled up to 1,300,000.

Keikoan Won’t Go Down Easy

Matt Keikoan raised, Daniel Idema three-bet and Keikoan made the call.

Idema bet the 7Heart Suit6Heart Suit4Heart Suit flop and was called by Keikoan. The turn was the 6Spade Suit and Idema bet again and Keikoan called. Both players checked the 9Heart Suit river and Idema showed the AClub Suit10Diamond Suit, but Keikoan showed the JClub Suit8Heart Suit, giving him a flush and the pot.

Keikoan has chipped up to 1,850,000 with that pot.

 

Level 28 Update: Matt Keikoan Takes the Chip Lead Back

Blinds: 50,000-100,000

Players Remaining: 2 out of 171

Average Stack: 2,565,000

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Matt Keikoan – 2,900,000
2. Daniel Idema – 2,200,000

Notable Eliminations:

none

Big Hands:

Keikoan’s Bluff Gone Wrong

Daniel Idema raised, Matt Keikoan three-bet and Idema made the call. Keikoan bet the JSpade Suit8Diamond Suit4Heart Suit flop and Idema called.

The turn was the 9Club Suit and both players checked. The river was the 7Spade Suit and Keikoan bet out and was called.

Keikoan had complete air with the 3Diamond Suit5Diamond Suit and Idema backed into a straight with the 5Club Suit6Heart Suit. Keikoan dropped to 750,000 with that loss.

Full House for Keikoan Puts Him Back in the Game

Daniel Idema raised and Matt Keikoan three-bet. Idema made the call and called every bet of Keikoan’s as Keikoan bet every street. The board ran out JClub Suit10Spade Suit2Spade Suit10Heart SuitKSpade Suit and Keikoan tabled pocket kings, good for a rivered full house and the pot.

A few hands before, Keikoan doubled up and this pot has basically pulled the two back to even.

Keikoan Takes the Lead

After taking a few small pots without a showdown, Matt Keikoan opened up a small chip advantage after battling back from just 750,000

Player Tags: Matt Keikoan,   Daniel Idema
 

Level 27 Update: Chips are Flying, but Idema Takes Lead Back

Blinds: 40,000-80,000

Players Remaining: 2 out of 171

Average Chip Count:

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Daniel Idema — 3,530,000
2. Matt Keikoan — 1,600,000

Notable Eliminations:

none

Big Hands:

Matt KeikoanKeikoan Evens Things Out

Daniel Idema raised and Matt Keikoan made the call.

The flop was 5Heart Suit9Spade SuitJHeart Suit and Keikoan checked and called a bet fHeart Suitom Idema. The same action happened on the turn when the 8Diamond Suit peeled off.

The QHeart Suit hit on the river and Keikoan fired out a bet and Idema folded pretty quickly. Keikoan might have taken the narrowest of chip leads after taking that pot with both players right around 2,600,000.

Idema Gets His Lead Back

Daniel Idema raised and Matt Keikoan made the call. The flop was 7Club Suit7Spade Suit4Club Suit and Keikoan check-raised Idema. Idema called and the dealer peeled off the 5Heart Suit on the turn.

Keikoan then checked and folded to a bet from Idema. On the next hand, Idema three-bet before the flop and bet the flop to force a fold from Keikoan. Idema is back up to 3,400,000 and Keikoan slipped to 1,700,000.

Idema Extends Lead

After a few pots that saw the lead go back and forth, Matt Keikoan raised from the button and Daniel Idema called.

The flop was JHeart SuitJSpade Suit4Heart Suit and Idema quickly check-raised Keikoan’s bet. The turn was the 6Club Suit and Idema bet and Keikoan folded. Idema now has just over a 2-1 chip advantage on Keikoan.

Player Tags: Matt Keikoan,   Daniel Idema
 

Level 26 Update: Keikoan Trying to Keep Up

Blinds: 30,000-60,000

Players Remaining: 2 out of 171

Average Chip Count: 2,565,000

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Daniel Idema – 3,100,000
2. Matt Keikoan – 1,900,000

Notable Eliminations:

none

Big Hands:

Matt KeikoanKeikoan Forced to Fold

Daniel Idema raised and called a three-bet from Matt Keikoan.

The flop was ADiamond Suit7Club Suit6Club Suit and Keikoan bet and was called. The turn was the 4Spade Suit and Keikoan bet again, but folded when Idema raised.

Keikoan is down to 1,100,000.

Keikoan Gets Some Back

Matt Keikoan raised and called a three-bet from Daniel Idema. The flop was QHeart Suit10Spade Suit3Spade Suit and Idema bet and was called by Keikoan. Keikoan called another bet from Idema when the board paired queens on the turn.

The river was the KDiamond Suit and both players checked. Keikoan’s pocket sevens were good enough to take the pot and chip up to 2,300,000.

The next several hands after this were variations of Idema taking down the pot without getting past the flop and knocking Keikoan back down to 1,600,000.

Keikoan Makes Trips

Daniel Idema raised from the button and was called by Keikoan.

They both checked the KSpade Suit8Spade SuitJHeart Suit flop and they saw the JDiamond Suit fall on the turn. Keikoan bet and was called by Idema.

The ADiamond Suit came on the river and Keikoan bet again and was eventually called by Idema. Keikoan showed QClub SuitJDiamond Suit and took the pot. He is back up to 1,900,000.

Player Tags: Matt Keikoan,   Daniel Idema
 

Level 25 Update: And Then There Were Two

Blinds: 25,000-50,000

Players Remaining: 2 out of 171

Average Chip Count: 2,565,000

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Daniel Idema – 3,825,000
2. Matt Keikoan – 1,275,000

Notable Eliminations:

4. Jameson Painter – 140,760
3. Kyle Ray – $190,702

Big Hands:

Kyle RayRay Doubles

Kyle Ray got all in for his last 80,000 on a board of 4Spade SuitJHeart Suit9Diamond SuitKHeart Suit against Matt Keikoan.

Ray showed the QClub SuitQDiamond Suit and was up against Keikoan’s QSpade Suit9Spade Suit. The river was the 5Club Suit and Ryan is back up to the 700,000 mark.

Idema Using His Chips

Jameson Painter raised and was called by Daniel Idema from the big blind.

The flop was 7Spade Suit10Club Suit5Club Suit and Idema check-raised and was called by Painter. The turn was the 8Heart Suit and Painter called a bet from Idema.

The river was the 5Heart Suit and Painter folded to another bet from Idema. That sent Painter’s stack down to 610,000.

Ray Stays Alive

Kyle Ray took a big hit after his early level double-up when he had to fold to a river bet to drop him back under 400,000. A few orbits later, he got four bets in preflop against Daniel Idema and saw a fop of 7Spade SuitASpade Suit7Club Suit. Idema checked, Ray bet, and after some deliberation, Idema raised the rest of Ray’s chips.

Ray called and saw he was way ahead with his AClub SuitJDiamond Suit against Idema’s KHeart Suit9Heart Suit. The turn was the 6Heart Suit and Idema was drawing dead, which doubled Ray up to 770,000.

Jameson PainterJameson Painter Eliminated ($140,760)

Matt Keikoan raised and Jameson Painter three-bet and was called by Keikoan. The fop was 10Club Suit3Heart SuitAClub Suit and Keikoan check-raised Painter’s bet. Painter got the rest of his chips in and saw the world of pain he was in.

Painter showed the ADiamond Suit7Club Suit, but Keikoan had the 3Diamond Suit3Spade Suit.

The turn was the 6Spade Suit, meaning Painter was drawing dead and he was eliminated in fourth place, taking home $140,760 for his efforts.

Kyle Ray Eliminated ($190,702)

Kyle Ray raised from the button and it ended up being capped preflop between Ray and Matt Keikoan. Ray only had 20,000 left for the flop and it was in the middle in the dark.

Ray had the QSpade Suit8Club Suit and was up against Keikoan’s ADiamond SuitJDiamond Suit.

The board came out JHeart Suit9Club Suit3Club SuitKSpade Suit4Diamond Suit, giving the pot to Keikoan and leaving him heads-up with Daniel Idema for the bracelet. Ray will take home $190,702 for his third place finish.

 

Level 24 Update: Brock Parker and Zvi Groysman Eliminated

Blinds: 20,000-40,000

Players Remaining: 4 out of 171

Average Chip Count: 1,282,500

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Daniel Idema – 1,960,000
2. Matt Keikoan – 1,385,000
3. Jameson Painter – 960,000
4. Kyle Ray – 690,000

Notable Eliminations:

6. Zvi Groysman – $80,884
5. Brock Parker – $105,783

Big Hands:

Zvi GroysmanZvi Groysman Eliminated ($80,884)

This hand happened at the end of level 23. Zvi Groysman raised and Daniel Idema called from the big blind. The flop came 8Heart SuitQClub SuitJSpade Suit and Groysman called a bet from Idema.

The turn was the QSpade Suit and Groysman called his last 60,000. Idema turned up JDiamond Suit9Club Suit, giving him a pair of jacks, and leaving Groysman with just three outs as he showed the AHeart Suit9Heart Suit. The river was the 6Heart Suit, a brick for Groysman and he was eliminated in sixth place and took home just over $80,000 for his efforts.

Brock Parker Eliminated ($105,783)

Brock Parker raised from the button and Jameson Painter three-bet from the big blind. Parker committed the rest of his chips as a fourth bet and Painter made the call.

Parker tabled KDiamond Suit3Diamond Suit and was up against Painter’s ADiamond SuitQClub Suit. The board was 8Spade Suit2Heart Suit6Heart Suit5Diamond Suit9Club Suit, which didn’t improve Parker’s hand and he was eliminated in fifth place, taking home $105,783 for his time.

Ray Doubles Through Keikoan

Kyle Ray and Matt Keikoan got into a preflop war which led to Ray committing his last 215,000 before the flop.

Ray showed KClub SuitQHeart Suit and Keikoan was slightly ahead with his ASpade SuitJClub Suit. The board ran out QSpade Suit10Diamond Suit9Club Suit6Spade Suit, giving Ray a pair of queens, the best hand, and the pot, as he doubled up to 450,000.

Player Tags: Matt Keikoan,   Brock Parker,   Zvi Groysman,   Kyle Ray
 

Level 23 Update: Simon Morris Eliminated

Blinds: 15,000-30,000

Players Remaining: 6 out of 171

Average Chip Count: 855,000

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Matt Keikoan – 1,435,000
2. Daniel Idema – 1,160,000
3. Jameson Painter – 955,000
4. Kyle Ray – 685,000
5. Zvi Groysman – 600,000
6. Brock Parker – 330,000

Notable Eliminations:

7. Simon Morris – $62,897

Big Hands:

Simon MorrisSimon Morris Eliminated

Simon MOrris and Matt Keikoan put in enough raises preflop for Morris to get his last 110,000 chips in the middle. Morris held the KDiamond Suit8Diamond Suit and needed some serious help against Keikoan’s AClub SuitKClub Suit.

The board ran out 10Spade Suit7Spade Suit4Heart Suit10Heart Suit6Diamond Suit and that sent the pot to Keikoan and sent Simon Morris out of the tournament area. Morris picked up $62,897 for his seventh place finish.

Idema Moving in the Right Direction

Zvi Groysman raised from the cutoff and Daniel Idema called from the big blind. The flop came 9Club Suit5Heart SuitKSpade Suit and Idema check-raised a bet from Groyman.

Groysman made the call and saw the 10Club Suit fell on the turn. Idema led out and was called once again by Idema. The 8Club Suit was the river card and Idema fired one more bullet and that caused Groysman to release his hand.

Idema is now up to 1,360,000 with that pot.

Brock ParkerParker’s Chips Wearing Out the Felt

Brock Parker has been on a roller coaster ride this level. He has been crippled and doubled up twice already when this hand came along.

Daniel Idema raised from the cutoff and was three-bet by Brock Parker from the button. Idema put in a fourth bet and Parker got all of his 120,000 in the middle with KClub SuitQHeart Suit and was ahead of Idema’s 8Diamond Suit9Club Suit.

The flop was 7Club SuitAClub Suit4Club Suit, giving Parker the lead with king-high and the nut flush draw as well. The turn was a blank and the 3Club Suit on the river gave Parker the nut flush and the pot. Parker doubled up to 330,000.

 

Level 22 Update: Michael Mizrachi Eliminated

Blinds: 13,000-25,000

Players Remaining: 7 out of 171

Average Chip Count: 732,857

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Daniel Idema – 1,163,000
2. Kyle Ray – 982,000
3. Jameson Painter – 953,000
4. Matt Keikoan – 921,000
5. Zvi Groysman – 600,000
6. Brock Parker – 402,000
7. Simon Morris – 110,000

Notable Eliminations:

8. Michael Mizrachi – $49,732

Big Hands:

Michael MizrachiMichael Mizrachi Eliminated ($49,732)

Simon Morris raised from the button and Michael Mizrachi three-bet all-in for 65,000 and Morris made the call.

Morris had the 8Heart Suit9Heart Suit and was crushed by Mizrachi’s KHeart SuitKClub Suit. The flop was 10Diamond Suit3Club SuitJClub Suit, giving Morris a straight draw which was filled on the turn when the dealer peeled off the 7Heart Suit.

That left Mizrachi drawing dead he was eliminated in eight place and will take home $49,732.

Groysman Doubles Up

Zvi Groysman raised all-in for 39,000 preflop and Simon Morris called from the big blind. Groysman had the ADiamond SuitJSpade Suit and Morris had the QHeart Suit9Diamond Suit.

The board ran out AClub SuitQDiamond Suit4Diamond Suit8Diamond SuitJHeart Suit to give the pot to Groysman and he doubled up to 91,000.

Groysman Forces Parker to Fold

Brock Parker raised in early position and Zvi Groysman and Simon Morris called.

The flop was 5Spade Suit2Diamond Suit7Diamond Suit and Groysman was the only caller of the bet from Parker. The turn was the 3Club Suit and Parker bet again and this time was raised by Groysman. Parker eventually tossed in a call after a minute of thought.

The river was the QClub Suit and Parker checked and folded fairly quickly to a bet from Groysman. Parker slipped to under 400,000 and Groysman climbed just above that mark.

 

Level 21 Update: Action Slows

Blinds: 10,000-20,000

Players Remaining: 8 out of 171

Average Chip Count: 641,250

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Daniel Idema – 1,280,000
2. Jameson Painter – 1,080,000
3. Kyle Ray – 1,045,000
4. Matt Keikoan – 600,000
5. Zvi Groysman – 485,000
6. Brock Parker – 460,000
7. Simon Morris – 285,000
8. Michael Mizrachi – 265,000

Notable Eliminations:

none

Big Hands:

Jameson PainterPainter Gets Best of Grinder

Michael Mizrachi raised and Jameson Painter three-bet. Mizrachi called and the flop was JHeart Suit2Diamond Suit5Club Suit. Mizrachi checked and called a bet from painter and the same action happened on the 7Spade Suit turn.

Both players checked the 10Club Suit river and Painter showed ASpade SuitKClub Suit. Mizrachi mucked his cards and Painter is at 1,100,000 and Mizrachi is down to 265,000.

Idema Takes One

Jameson Painter raised from the cutoff and Daniel Idema called from the big blind.

The flop was 2Diamond Suit9Spade Suit5Club Suit and Idema checked and called a bet from Painter. The same action happened on the turn and river when the 2Club Suit and 6Heart Suit.

Painter showed 5Spade Suit6Spade Suit, but his two pair wasn’t as good as Painter’s who tabled QHeart Suit9Club Suit. Painter is up to 1,300,000 with the pot.

Parker Drops One to Painter

Brock Parker raised from the cutoff and Jameseon Painter called from the big blind. The flop was 9Heart Suit7Diamond Suit5Diamond Suit and Jameson check-raised Parker and Parker made the call.

The turn was the 5Spade Suit and Painter led out and Parker called. Both players checked when the dealer peeled off the QHeart Suit on the river. Painter showed the ADiamond Suit7Spade Suit and Parker mucked.

 
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