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Prize Pool: $1,279,624
Entrants: 136

WSOP Circuit -- Harrah's Northeast Regional Championship

  • Dec 19, '10 - Dec 22, '10


Updates on Final Day (Dec 22, 10)


Chris Bell Wins 2010 Northeastern Regional Championship ($358,295)

Chris BellCongratulations to Chris Bell, who has become the second Regional Champion of the 2010 World Series of Poker Circuit season.

Bell battled a long, grueling final table that didn’t see its first casualty until after the dinner break. In the end, he had to go through Chris Klodnicki, the man who just so happened to win this very same event in 2009.

It took a bit of a cooler, but the chips eventually went in and Bell’s set held against eight outs to give him his second major title of the year. This summer, Bell picked up his first WSOP bracelet and now he has a Circuit ring to add to his collection along with $358,295.

Player Tags: Chris Bell

Chris Klodnicki Eliminated in Second Place ($221,452)

Chris KlodnickiChris Bell raised to 75,000 on the button and Chris Klodnicki reraised to 225,000. Bell called and the flop came down 6Club Suit5Diamond Suit3Heart Suit.

Klodnicki bet 260,000 and Bell moved all in. Klodnicki called and showed 6Heart Suit4Diamond Suit for top pair and an open-ended straight draw, but his outs were limited against Bell’s 3Club Suit3Spade Suit.

The turn and river fell 9Diamond SuitQClub Suit and Bell won the massive pot, but the room stayed silent. Most were under the impression that Klodnicki had him covered, but a long, drawn out count of each player’s stack confirmed that Bell had enough chips to call it a tournament then and there. With no rebate coming his way, Klodnicki was officially eliminated in second place.

Player Tags: Chris Bell,   Chris Klodnicki

Chop It Up

Chris Bell raised to 65,000 and Chris Klodnicki made the call. The flop fell ADiamond SuitJDiamond Suit2Spade Suit and Bell continued with 85,000. Klodnicki check raised to 230,000 and Bell called.

The turn was the JHeart Suit and both players checked. The river was the JHeart Suit and Klodnicki bet 780,000. Bell immediately called, but both players turned over an ace to chop the pot.

Player Tags: Chris Bell,   Chris Klodnicki

Play On

We were scheduled for a break, but the players want to keep going. The blinds will now be 15,000-30,000 with a 4,000 ante.


Chris Bell Takes The Chip Lead

Chris Klodnicki raised to 50,000 and Chris Bell reraised to 150,000 from the big blind. Klodnicki wasted no time in reraising to 375,000, but was forced to muck when Bell moved all in.

Bell now has a nearly 600,000 chip advantage over the young pro.


Heads Up Chip Counts

Seat 1: Chris Bell — 1,945,000
Seat 8: Chris Klodnicki — 2,136,000


Ketan Pandya Eliminated in Third Place ($159,851)

Ketan PandyaKetan Pandya raised to 55,000 on the button and Chris Klodnicki reraised to 175,000 from the small blind.

Chris Bell then announced he was all in and the action went back to Pandya for a decision on his tournament life. Pandya agonized for several minutes before deciding to call with his 10Diamond Suit10Spade Suit, but he looked worse after seeing Bell’s QSpade SuitQHeart Suit.

The board fell 9Spade Suit8Spade Suit4Club Suit4Spade SuitQDiamond Suit and Bell’s hand held to send Pandya packing in third place.

Player Tags: Chris Bell,   Chris Klodnicki,   Ketan Pandya

Power Poker From Chris Bell

Chris Klodnicki raised to 50,000 and Chris Bell called from the small blind. The flop came down 8Diamond Suit6Spade Suit3Spade Suit and both players checked.

The turn was the 4Heart Suit and Bell bet 80,000. Klodnicki then raised to 190,000 and Bell went into the tank. When he came out of it, he moved all in and Klodnicki quickly folded. Bell is now near the 1 million mark.


Ketan Pandya Doubles Through Chris Bell

Ketan Pandya was all in holding KSpade SuitJHeart Suit against the AClub Suit5Club Suit of Chris Bell.

The board ran out KSpade Suit8Diamond Suit4Heart SuitQHeart Suit4Club Suit and Pandya doubled up to 768,000. Bell was left with just under 900,000 in chips.


Level 26

Action will now resume with increased blinds of 12,000-24,000 with a 4,000 ante.

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