Event 8 - $100,000 No Limit Hold'em Challenge
Days:
12

Event Info

Buy-in 100,000 AUD
Prize Pool 2,300,000 AUD
Players 23

Level Info

Level 13
Blinds 12,000 / 24,000
Ante 0

Dinner Break

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Incredibly, with David Steicke holding a commanding chip lead and within an arm's reach of the title, the players have decided to take a dinner break. TD Mike Tarr offered them 45 minutes but in true high roller style they've managed to stretch that out to 70 minutes. We'll be back at 10:15 p.m local time.

Tran Doubles Through Bloom

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JC Tran
JC Tran
JC Tran was down to his last 70,000 chips and was thrilled to wake up with {K-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}. He pushed his chips into the middle preflop and Bloom was happy to call with his {6-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}.

The board fell {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{2-Spades} and Tran stays alive! He's back up to over 140,000 and has a little breathing room.

Tags: JC TranTony Bloom

Tran Crippled

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The three players limped in to see a flop of {K-Spades}{J-Clubs}{8-Clubs} and Bloom checked to Tran who bet out 30,000. Both opponents made the call.

The turn brought the {7-Hearts} and Bloom checked to Tran who fired again for 65,000. Steicke put in the raise to 200,000 as Bloom stepped aside.

Tran went into the tank and used up two time breaker buttons and with only 80,000 chips behind he eventually folded as Steicke flashed {J-?}{8-?} for two pair. Steicke is dominating with over three-quarters of the chips in play!

Tags: David SteickeJC Tran

Bloom Recovers

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Tony Bloom
Tony Bloom
Tony Bloom still appeared to still be steaming from the previous bluff, raised to 50,000 from the button and David Steicke made the call in the big blind.

They saw a flop of {3-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{9-Spades} and Steicke led for 50,000. Bloom moved all in over the top for roughly another 180,000. Steicke took a look at Bloom's stack and decided to wait for a better spot, as Bloom get things moving back in the right direction for him.

Tags: David SteickeTony Bloom

Steicke's Triple Barrel Bluff

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David Steicke
David Steicke
JC Tran limped the button, David Steicke completed in the small blind before Tony Bloom added an additional 60,000 from the big blind. Both opponents made the call and they saw a flop of {8-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}{4-Spades}.

Steicke led out with a bet of 100,000 and Bloom made the call as Tran got out of the way. The turn was the {6-Diamonds} and Steicke again led out, this time for 150,000. Bloom again made the call as the biggest pot of the tournament was developing.

The all important river was the {9-Diamonds} and Steicke grabbed two stacks of yellow for a third barrel worth 200,000. Bloom quickly gave it up as Steicke said "Nothing at all" and flashed {J-Clubs}{10-Spades}!

Steicke's triple-barrel bluff gives him a commanding chip lead now with well over half of the chips in play.

Tags: David SteickeTony Bloom

Steicke Gaining Ascendency

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Tony Bloom raised to 50,000 from the button and David Steicke made the call in the big blind.

They saw a {Q-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{4-Spades} flop and Steicke checked to Bloom who bet 60,000. Steicke made the call. The turn was the {7-Spades} and both players checked. The river landed the {5-Clubs} and Steicke fired out a stack of yellow chips worth 100,000. Bloom raised his eyebrows and let his hand go.

Steicke is now up to 1.1 million with Bloom back down to 750,000.

Tags: David SteickeTony Bloom

Steicke Takes Another Pot

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David Steicke opened with a raise to 60,000 from the small blind and Tony Bloom made the call in the big blind.

They saw a flop of {J-Spades}{3-Hearts}{Q-Spades} and Steicke checked to Bloom who bet 65,000. Steicke called. The turn was a scary looking {10-Spades} and both players checked. The river was the {8-Spades} to put four spades on board. Steicke led out with a small bet of 55,000 which brought a wry grin to the face of Bloom as he tossed his cards into the muck. Steicke is up over the 1 million chip mark once again.

Tags: David SteickeJC Tran

Steicke Avoids Big Clash with Bloom

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In a battle of the blinds, David Steicke raised to 60,000 from the small blind and Tony Bloom made the call in the big blind.

They saw a flop of {7-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} and Steicke led out for 75,000. Bloom announced a raise to 320,000 and put the pressure back on Steicke as the chip leaders collided. Steicke thought better of a big clash and let his hand go.

Tags: David SteickeTony Bloom

Tran Chips Up

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David Steicke raised to 60,000 from the button and JC Tran made the call in the big blind.

They took a flop of {A-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{6-Spades} and Tran led out with a small bet of 50,000. It was enough to take it down as Steicke gave it up.

Tags: David SteickeJC Tran

Chip Count Update

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Approximate chip counts at the break

David Steicke - 1,070,000
Tony Bloom - 920,000
JC Tran - 300,000