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

Dan Shak Eliminated in 4th Place (AU$200,000)

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Dan Shak - 4th Place
Dan Shak - 4th Place
David Steicke raised to 55,000 from under the gun and Dan Shak re-potted from the small blind. JC Tran folded his big blind and Steicke quickly moved all in.

"Do you have a pair?" Shak questioned his opponent and Steicke nodded.

"I believe you too!" said Shak as he contemplated folding and saving his last 22,000 chips. However in the end he made the call.

Shak: {3-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}
Steicke: {7-Hearts}{7-Clubs}

It was all over on the flop as it landed {7-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} to give Steicke quad sevens to the "ooooohs" of the fans on the rail. The turn was the {9-Spades} and river the {K-Clubs} and Dan Shak becomes our 4th place finisher collecting AU$200,000 for his efforts.

Tags: Dan ShakDavid Steicke

Shak Doubles With Kings

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Dan Shak
Dan Shak
David Steicke opened with a raise to 56,000 from under the gun and the action folded to Dan Shak in the small blind who moved all in for a total of 83,000. JC Tran folded his big blind and Steicke made the call.

Steicke: {A-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}
Shak: {K-Clubs}{K-Hearts}

Shak walked away from the table and couldn't watch as board ran out {10-Hearts}{4-Spades}{2-Spades}{7-Spades}{10-Diamonds}. Steicke can't find an ace and Shak doubles back to around 170,000.

Tags: Dan ShakDavid Steicke

Play Resumes

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The players are back and the cards are in the air.
Level:
11
Blinds:
8,000/16,000
Ante:
0

Break

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The players are taking another break. This time it's ten minutes.

Bloom Catches Steicke

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Tony Bloom raised from under the gun and David Steicke defended with a call in the big blind.

They saw a flop of {A-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{A-Clubs} and both players checked. The turn was the {3-Hearts} and Steicke checked to Bloom who fired 30,000. Steicke made the call.

The river was the {6-Clubs} and Steicke grabbed a stack of yellow chips, cut it in half and slid 50,000 into the middle. Bloom made a quick call. Steicke froze for a few seconds, seemingly not wanting to reveal his cards but eventually showed {J-Hearts}{2-Hearts} for flush and straight draws that missed. Bloom tabled {7-Clubs}{7-Hearts} for the best hand to take the pot.

Tags: David SteickeTony Bloom

Another Pot for Tran

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JC Tran
JC Tran
JC Tran opened with a raise to 30,000 before Tony Bloom defended his big blind from the constant attacks with a reraise to 95,000. Tran thought for a moment before making the call.

The flop was {4-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}{4-Clubs} and Bloom put up the white flag -- check-folding to the 90,000 bet from Tran.

Tran is starting to gain control of this table. He's up to 780,000 with Bloom down under 350,000.

Tags: JC TranTony Bloom

JC Taking Charge

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JC Tran raised to 30,000 from the cutoff and Tony Bloom made the call in the small blind.

They saw a flop of {4-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts} and Bloom checked to Tran who fired 45,000. Bloom made the call.

The turn brought the {9-Hearts} and Bloom checked again to Tran who fired a second barrel worth 100,000. Bloom cut out his chips and toyed with the idea of calling but decided to give it up.

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Jordanou Bubbles Against Unstoppable Steicke

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Bill Jordanou eliminated
Bill Jordanou eliminated
David Steicke raised to 30,000 from the cutoff and the action folded to Bill Jordanou in the small blind who reraised the pot. Steicke quickly moved all in and Jordanou snap-called.

Jordanou: {Q-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}
Steicke: {K-Diamonds}{K-Spades}

The board ran out {7-Clubs}{2-Spades}{3-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{9-Spades} and Steicke sent Jordanou to the rail as the bubble boy in fifth place. Steicke now has close to one million in chips as we're in the money!

Tags: Bill JordanouDavid Steicke

John Juanda Eliminated

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John Juanda eliminated
John Juanda eliminated
John Juanda opened with a raise to 32,000 from middle position and JC Tran made the call in the big blind.

They saw a flop of {Q-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} and Tran checked to Juanda, who fired 33,000. Tran then check-raised to 70,000 as Juanda shook his head in disgust. He used a time breaker button before going for glory with an all-in bet. It backfired as Tran called and tabled {Q-Hearts}{4-Hearts} for trips as Juanda was in trouble with his {J-Spades}{J-Hearts}.

The turn was the {4-Spades} and river the {10-Diamonds} to improve Tran to a full house and eliminate Juanda in sixth place.

Tags: JC TranJohn Juanda