Live Events 2
The Main Event

Event Info

Buy-in $4,750
Prize Pool $1,921,327
Players 417

Level Info

Level 29
Blinds 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 10,000

Happy Birthday, Dear Joe Hach

[user66118] • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 4,000 ante

It may still be March 10th here in the States, but it's the 11th over in Australia. That just happens to be the birthday of one Joe Hachem, and the staff here at The Bike have just delivered a very nice birthday cake to Hachem tableside. The table and spectators joined in a chorus of "Happy Birthday," and Hachem blew out the candles.

"Can you guess what I wished for?" he asked with a smirk.

Tags: Joe Hachem

Von Kriegenbergh Moves All In

Chad_Holloway • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 4,000 ante

Bryan Leskowitz raised to 90,000 from the cutoff and was met with a three-bet from Victor Ramdin in the small blind to 220,000. Action was then on Taylor von Kriegenbergh who thought for a few moments and then four-bet to over 445,000.

Leskowitz quickly got out of the way but Ramdin, who held {9-Spades}{7-Hearts}, gathered some chips and made the call. When the flop came down {K-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{10-Hearts}, Ramdin check, von Kriegenbergh, and Ramdin hit the tank. After asking for a count, Ramdin conceded the hand. Von Kriegenbergh showed {A-Hearts}{7-Spades} for nothing but the nut-flush draw.

Tags: Bryan LeskowitzVictor RamdinTaylor von Kriegenbergh

Hachem Kicks Ausmus

[user66118] • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 4,000 ante
Joe Hachem
Joe Hachem

Jeremy Ausmus opened to 85,000 from the button, and Joe Hachem defended his big blind. Both men had an ace in their hand, but Hachem's {A-Hearts} {10-Spades} was dominating his opponent's {A-Clubs} {3-Hearts}.

The two men checked through the {J-Clubs} {K-Spades} {7-Diamonds} flop, and the {K-Clubs} landed on the turn. Hachem decided to take the betting lead, and his 100,000-chip wager was flatted by Ausmus. The {2-Diamonds} on the river drew another check apiece from the two men, and Hachem's kicker played to earn him the pot.

Tags: Joe HachemJeremy Ausmus

Who Will Bet First?

Chad_Holloway • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 4,000 ante

Taylor von Kriegenbergh and Victor Ramdin created a pot of 180,000 preflop and saw a flop of {9-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{K-Hearts}. Ramdin, who held {A-Hearts}{10-Clubs}, opted to check and allowed von Kriegenbergh, who held {A-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}, to bet 100,000. Ramdin folded and it seemed that pot was destined to whoever bet first.

Tags: Victor RamdinTaylor von Kriegenbergh

Leskowitz Three-Bets

Chad_Holloway • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 4,000 ante
Bryan Leskowitz
Bryan Leskowitz

Jeremy Ausmus raised to 85,000 under the gun with {8-Hearts}{9-Hearts} only to have Bryan Leskowitz, who was next to act, three-bet to 222,000 holding the {A-Hearts}{10-Spades}. Ausmus tanked for a couple minutes before giving it up. Leskowitz is up to about 30 big blinds.

Tags: Bryan LeskowitzJeremy Ausmus

Von Kriegenbergh Kicked

[user66118] • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 4,000 ante

Victor Ramdin opened to 80,000, and he was called by both Taylor von Kriegenbergh and Jeremy Ausmus, both with position on him.

Three-handed, the flop came {2-Hearts} {A-Hearts} {6-Clubs}, and Ramdin led out for 150,000 with his {A-Spades} {J-Hearts}. Von Kriegenbergh quickly called with {A-Diamonds} {10-Diamonds}, and Ausmus decided to let his {6-Diamonds} {8d] go.

That brought them heads up to the {5-Diamonds} turn, and now both players slowed down, checking to see the {3-Spades} hit the river. Ramdin had no intentions of betting, but he did call 300,000 when von Kriegenbergh took a stab. At showdown, Ramdin's kicker played, sending him the pot and knocking von Kriegenbergh down to the 2-million-chip mark.

Tags: Taylor von KriegenberghJeremy AusmusVictor Ramdin

No High Five for Hachem

Chad_Holloway • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 4,000 ante

Jeremy Ausmus raised to 85,000 on the button holding {A-Hearts}{J-Spades} and was called by the {5-Hearts}{5-Clubs} of Joe Hachem in the big blind, leading to a {A-Clubs}{K-Spades}{K-Hearts} flop. Hachem checked, Ausmus bet 135,000, and Hachem simply folded. Small pot to Ausmus.

Tags: Jeremy AusmusJoe Hachem

Ausmus Gets Check-Raisey

[user66118] • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 4,000 ante

Under the gun, Bryan Leskowitz opened to 80,000 with {9-Clubs} {10-Clubs}, and Jeremy Ausmus defended his big blind to see a heads-up flop with {K-Hearts} {10-Hearts}.

It came {4-Hearts} {6-Clubs} {J-Clubs}, giving Leskowitz four clubs. When Ausmus checked, he continued out with 125,000. Ausmus had just king-high, but he stuck in a check-raise to 300,000, drawing a puzzled look from Leskowitz. The bluff worked; Leskowitz released his draw, slipping down to about 1.1 million.

Tags: Jeremy AusmusBryan Leskowitz

Hachem Doubles von Kriegenbergh

Chad_Holloway • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 4,000 ante
Taylor von Kriegenbergh
Taylor von Kriegenbergh

Joe Hachem raised preflop with {A-Hearts}{9-Hearts} and Taylor von Kriegenbergh smooth-called from the big blind with {A-Diamonds}{J-Spades}. When the flop came down {5-Clubs}{A-Spades}{7-Hearts}, von Kriegenbergh checked, Hachem bet 118,000, and von Kriegenbergh check-raised to 280,000.

Hachem thought long and hard before moving all in, which von Kriegenbergh called rather quickly. The {6-} turn and {2-} river ensured von Kriegenbergh's double to about 2.5 million, while Hachem took a big hit down to around 2 million.

Tags: Joe HachemTaylor von Kriegenbergh