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Buy-In: $5,000 + $180
Prize Pool: $189,150
Entrants: 39

No-Limit Hold'em Event 17

  • Jun 27, '07 - Jun 28, '07


Updates on Final Day (Jun 28, 07)


Juha Helppi Wins Event #17 ($85,120)

Juha moves all-in on a flop of T 8 3

and is called by Rene. Juha shows 8 5 and Rene shows 8 6. The turn comes with a 6 and the river is the 4 giving Juha the pot and the win.

Juha takes home $85,120 and a gold bracelet for his first place finish in this $5,000 No Limit Hold 'Em event.

Rene finishes in a respectable 2nd place and receives $47,290 in prize money.


Juha Wins Big Pot

On a board of J Q 9 9 Q, Rene bets out $40,000 into a $70,000 pot. Juha goes into the tank for a few minutes before moving all-in.  Rene mucks his hand and Juha takes down the pot and now holds a 2-1 chip advantage over Rene.


Slow Grind

Juha Helppi is slowly grinding away at Rene Angelil. Rene has been knocked down to about $110,000 in chips.

Blinds are now $2,000-$4,000 with a $500 ante.
Player Tags: Juha Helppi,   Rene Angelil

Heads Up

We are now down to heads up play between Rene Angelil and Juha Helppi. Rene, who started the day last in chips, comes into the match with a slight chip lead.

Rene Angelil -- $200,000
Juha Helppi  -- $165,000

Blinds are still $1,500-$3,000 with a $500 ante.
Player Tags: Juha Helppi,   Rene Angelil

Vadim Trincher Eliminated In 3rd Place ($28,375)

Vadim Trincher raised to $10,000 from the button. Rene Angelil pondered for a bit before making it $30,000 to go. Vadim then moved all-in and Rene quickly called. Vadim showed J J but was way behind the A A of Rene.  The board of K 8 9 3 Q was no help to Vadim and Rene took down the pot.
Player Tags: Rene Angelil

Small Pot

We saw a glimpse of action on the last hand. Vadim made it $6,500 to go from the small blind and Juha made the call from the big blind. The flop came down Q 8 2 and Vadim bet out $9,100. Juha made it $25,000 total and Vadim folded.

The blinds have gone up and are now $1,500-$3,000 with a $500 ante. The rising blinds should start to induce some action.
Player Tags: Juha Helppi

Slow Down

Since we got down to three handed play, action has slowed considerably.  We have only seen a few flops and have not had a showdown yet.

Rene Angelil is still chip leader, although Juha Helppi has been slowly chipping up and is starting to gain on him.
Player Tags: Juha Helppi,   Rene Angelil

Chip Counts Updated

The chip counts have just been updated.

Raise War

Vadim Trincher completes for $2,000 from the small blind. Juha Helppi raises $5,000 from the big blind. Vadim makes it $10,000 more and Juha then makes it $60,000 total.  Vadim thinks for a minute then folds his hand.

Juha has been quiet up until this point, but it looks like he is starting to turn it up.
Player Tags: Juha Helppi

15 Minute Break

Players are now on a 15 minute break. When they return they will be playing with blinds of $1,000-$2,000 with a $300 ante.

The chip counts section has been updated, be sure to check it out.
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