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Klodnicki Makin' Moves

donpeters • Level 7: 600-1,200, 100 ante
Chris Klodnicki
Chris Klodnicki

With the board reading {8-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}, PokerNews pro blogger Chris Klodnicki fired 4,500. Amnon Filippi made the call and the river brought the {Q-Clubs}. Both players checked and Klodnicki's {5-Diamonds}{3-Spades} for two pair was the winning hand.

A couple hands later, Marko Neumann raised to 2,800 from the button. Klodnicki three-bet to 7,600 from the small blind and Neumann made the call to see a flop.

The flop came down {A-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{3-Hearts} and Klodnicki fired 8,000. Neumann made the call and the turn brought the {9-Diamonds}. After a minute or two in the tank spent thinking and counting his stack, Klodnicki tossed his bounty button into the middle to signify that he was all in. The bet was worth about 30,000 in chips and Neumann quickly mucked.

After Neumann mucked, Klodnicki looked around and looked a tiny bit upset the cameras weren't rolling for this whole hand. Either way, he turned over the {7-Spades}{5-Spades} for seven high to show the bluff.

He's got over 60,000 now.

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Tags: Chris KlodnickiMarko Neumann

Baumstein Hits Six on Turn to Eliminate Greenstein

Chad_Holloway • Level 8: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Barry Greenstein
Barry Greenstein

Barry Greenstein's heads-up match against Scott Baumstein didn't last long. In what would be their last hand, Baumstein raised to 2,400 on the button only to have Greenstein make it 8,000 straight. Baumstein then moved all in and Greenstein called off a total of 34,500.

Baumstein: {A-Spades}{6-Hearts}
Greenstein: {A-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}

Greenstein was in a dominating position as the dealer flopped {5-Spades}{7-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}. If Greenstein could hold on, he would double into the chip lead. "Six," yelled Baumstein's supporters from the rail. Right on cue, the dealer burned and turned the {6-Clubs}. Suddenly Greenstein needed to catch a jack to stay alive. Unfortunately for him, the river was the {2-Spades} and he was eliminated from the tournament. Baumstein became the first player from Heat 2 to advance to the final table; in addition, he received a signed copy of Greenstein's book.

Tags: Barry GreensteinScott Baumstein

Tzvi Barer Sent Packing

SantanaBandana • Level 8: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Amichai Tzvi Barer - eliminated
Amichai Tzvi Barer - eliminated

Scott Baumstein shoved with the small blind and Amichai Tzvi Barer quickly called.

Baumstein: {j-Hearts}{8-Clubs}
Tzvi Barer: {k-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}

Tzvi Barer retained the lead after the {6-Spades}{10-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} flop, but when the {j-Diamonds} turned he was on the ropes. He could still double with a nine or an ace, but failed to when the {2-Hearts} rivered eliminating him from the tournament.

Tags: Scott BaumsteinAmichai Tzvi Barer

Tepper Gone

SantanaBandana • Level 8: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Rob Tepper - eliminated
Rob Tepper - eliminated

Amnon Filippi opened to 3,000, Marko Neumann called with the button and Rob Tepper moved all in for his last 3,400 in the small blind. Knowing no one could raise behind, Chris Klodnocki called from the big blind and so too did Filippi and Neumann.

The flop fell {6-Spades}{9-Spades}{7-Diamonds} and Klodnicki led for 8,000. Filippi folded and Neumann raised to 19,000. Klodnicki folded and it was showdown time.

Tepper: {k-Spades}{9-Clubs}
Neumann: {j-Spades}{8-Spades}

Tepper had top pair with a king kicker, but Neuman's flush and straight draws parlayed with his jack outs made him a mathematical favorite. The {q-Spades} on the turn gave him the spade flush, but Tepper had redraw outs going to the river. The river was black, but the {5-Clubs} wouldn't suffice and Tepper was eliminated.

Tags: Marko NeumannRob Tepper


Big Double for Baumstein

SantanaBandana • Level 8: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Scott Baumstein is happy to double
Scott Baumstein is happy to double

Scott Baumstein led for 5,800 with the board reading {k-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{7-Clubs}. Amichai Tzvi Barer raised to 12,900, Baumstein moved all in for 34,300 and Barer called.

Baumstein: {a-Diamonds}{9-Spades}
Barer: {a-Spades}{7-Spades}

Barer needed a seven to eliminate Baumstein, but the {8-Diamonds} rivered. Baumstein is now above 70,000 chips.

Tags: Amichai Tzvi BarerScott Baumstein

Neumann Doubles Again, Cripples Tepper

SantanaBandana • Level 8: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Action folded to Marko Neumann in the small blind who raised to 5,800. Rob Tepper moved all in from the big blind and Neumann snapped it off.

Neumann: {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs}
Tepper: {j-Diamonds}{j-Spades}

The board ran {k-Spades}{k-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{6-Spades}{10-Diamonds} and Tepper is left with just 3,400 in chips.

Tags: Marko NeumannRob Tepper

Neumann's Turn to Double Twice

Chad_Holloway • Level 8: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Marko Neumann was all in for his last 4,000 holding {K-Spades}{2-Spades} against the {Q-Hearts}{8-Hearts} of Chris Klodnicki. The {3-Spades}{5-Spades}{Q-Diamonds} flop gave Klodnicki a pair of queens but also provided Neumann with a flush draw.

The {4-Hearts} turn added a straight draw to Neumann's long list of outs, but it was the {K-Clubs} on the river that gave him a pair and the double.

A short time later, Neumann moved his last 17,600 all in preflop from the small blind and was called by Rob Tepper in the big blind.

Tepper: {K-Spades}{6-Clubs}
Neumann: {A-Spades}{8-Clubs}

The board ran out {8-Hearts}{4-Spades}{7-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{J-Clubs} and Neumann doubled to nearly 40,000. Just like that, Neumann's fortune has changed and he is back in the game.

Tags: Marko NeumannChris KlodnickiRob Tepper

Ainsworth's Day is Done

Chad_Holloway • Level 8: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Jude Ainsworth was all in preflop with {A-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} and at risk against the {10-Spades}{10-Hearts} of Scott Baumstein. Ainsworth's best bet was to hit an ace but couldn't manage to do so as the board ran out {9-Spades}{8-Hearts}{2-Spades}{9-Clubs}{9-Hearts}. Baumstein's boat was good enough to send the Team PokerStars Pro packing.

Tags: Scott BaumsteinJude Ainsworth