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Buy-In: $2,500 + $120
Prize Pool: $189,150
Entrants: 78

No-Limit Hold'em Event 3

  • Jun 13, '07 - Jun 14, '07
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 14, 07)

 
 

Ezra Udoff Gets the Gold and $69,985

After losing the chip lead to Ezra Udoff, Rene Angelil started shoving all-in every hand until Udoff finally called him. Angelil pushed all-in from the small blind for the third or fourth time in a row, and this time Udoff made the call. Angelil turns over 9 9 while Udoff shows K 8. The board comes A Q 6 K K, and Udoff goes runner-runner for trip kings and the win. Rene Angelil is eliminated in 2nd place ($47,290), and Ezra Udoff is our new champion. Udoff wins Event 3, the gold bracelet, and the $69,985 grand prize.

Player Tags: Rene Angelil,   Ezra Udoff
 

And The Table Has Turned

Ezra Udoff calls from the small blind and Rene Angelil checks his option. The flop comes 8 7 4, and Angelil checks to Udoff. Udoff bets $8,000 and Angelil check-raises him another $15,000. Udoff calls and the turn brings the A. Angelil bets out $15,000 and Udoff raises him another $15,000. Angelil calls and the river brings the 4. Angelil puts Udoff all-in for $107,000 and Udoff makes the call. Angelil flips over 8 4 for a full house, but Udoff shows A A for the better full house. Udoff doubles through Angelil, taking a commanding chip lead and leaving Rene with only $56,000.

Player Tags: Rene Angelil,   Ezra Udoff
 

Angelil With the Check-Raise

Ezra Udoff calls out of the small blind and Rene Angelil raises $10,000 more. Udoff calls and the flop comes A 10 8. Angelil checks to Udoff who bets $15,000. Angelil check-raises $45,000 more and gets Udoff off of his hand.

Player Tags: Rene Angelil,   Ezra Udoff
 

Udoff Makes a Move

Rene Angelil limps in from the small blind and Erza Udoff raises $12,000 out of the big blind. Angelil calls and the flop comes K 9 9. Udoff checks to Angelil who bets $20,000, and Udoff calls. The 4 hits the turn and both players check around. The river brings the 3 and Udoff fires out $25,000, getting Angelil to fold his cards.

Player Tags: Rene Angelil,   Ezra Udoff
 

Level 13

Players have just returned from break, where as Rene Angelil and Ezra Udoff are now playing heads-up.

Here are the current chip counts going into heads-up play...

Rene Angelil -- $266,000

Ezra Udoff -- $124,000

Player Tags: Rene Angelil,   Ezra Udoff
 

Fifteen Minute Break

The remaining two players have just entered Level 13 where blinds have increased to $3,000-$6,000 with a $1,000 ante. Players will take a fifteen minute break while the tournament staff races off the $500 chips.

 

Karl Mahrenholz Eliminated in 3rd Place ($24,590)

Rene Angelil limps in from the small blind, while Karl Mahrenholz raises $10,000 more out of the big blind. Angelil re-raises another $30,000 and Mahrenholz pushes all-in. Angelil calls and has him covered. Mahrenholz turns over K 9, while Angelil shows A A. The board comes Q 8 4 10 K, not enough help for Karl Mahrenholz as he is eliminated in 3rd place ($24,590).

Player Tags: Rene Angelil,   Karl Mahrenholz
 

Udoff's Revenge

Karl Mahenholz raises to $11,000 from the button and Ezra Udoff calls from the small blind. The flop comes A 6 3, and Udoff checks to Mahrenholz who bets $10,000. Udoff calls and the turn brings the 9. Udoff, first to act, fires $18,000 at the pot and gets Mahrenholz to fold his hand.

Player Tags: Ezra Udoff,   Karl Mahrenholz
 

Mahrenholz Rakes a Nice Pot

Karl Mahrenholz raises to $12,000 from the small blind and Ezra Udoff calls $8,000 more from the big blind. The flop comes 9 7 2, and both players check around. The turn brings the 5 and Mahrenholz bets out $8,000. Udoff calls and the 6 hits the river. Mahrenholz fires out $20,000, getting Udoff to fold, and managing to rake in a nice pot.

Player Tags: Ezra Udoff,   Karl Mahrenholz
 

Chip Counts

Here are the current chip counts for the remaining three players...

Rene Angelil -- $140,000

Ezra Udoff -- $126,000

Karl Mahrenholz -- $124,000

Player Tags: Rene Angelil,   Ezra Udoff,   Karl Mahrenholz
 
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