MSPT Venetian $1,600 Main Event ($2M GTD)
Days:

Event Info

Prize Pool $2,865,675
Players 2011

Level Info

Level 37
Blinds 300,000 / 600,000
Ante 600,000

Players Info - Day 3

Players Left 1
Entries 15

Phoenix Finds a Double

OHairDJ • Level 36: 300,000-500,000, 500,000 ante

Chance Kornuth opened the button and action folded to Nick Phoenix, who shoved from the blind for his remaining stack. Kornuth called.

Kornuth: {a-Spades}{6-Hearts}
Phoenix: {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}

The board ran out {k-Spades}{8-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{6-Spades}{q-Spades} and Phoenix doubled up.

Nick Phoenix us 7,000,000 3,000,000

Baldwin Catches Braglia Bluffing

OHairDJ • Level 36: 300,000-500,000, 500,000 ante

Peter Braglia opened to one million on the button and found one caller in Eric Baldwin in the big blind.

Both players checked on the {10-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{10-Hearts} flop, and Baldwin checked again on the {4-Diamonds} turn, prompting a 1.3 million bet from Braglia. Baldwin called.

The {j-Hearts} completed the board and Baldwin checked a final time. Braglia pushed out a 2.2 million bet, sending Baldwin deep into the tank.

Baldwin eventually put in a call and Braglia showed {a-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}. It was no good against Baldwin's {k-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} for two pair and he scooped the pot.

Peter Braglia us 20,000,000 -8,000,000
Eric Baldwin us 17,000,000 4,000,000
Level:
36
Blinds:
300,000/500,000
Ante:
500,000

Braglia Takes The Lead

OHairDJ • Level 35: 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante

Action folded to Peter Braglia in the small blind, who completed. Chance Kornuth raised to one million from the big blind and Braglia called.

Kornuth continued for 600,000 after being checked to on the {j-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{3-Clubs} flop. Braglia then check-raised to two million. Kornuth pondered his options and announced a re-raise to 4.4 million. Braglia immediately announced he was all in and Kornuth quickly folded.

"I flopped a pair," Braglia said, revealing a {3-}.

"It was good," Kornuth replied.

Peter Braglia us 28,000,000 12,000,000
Chance Kornuth us 12,000,000 -14,500,000

Kornuth Lays Down Tens to Braglia

OHairDJ • Level 35: 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante

Peter Braglia opened to 900,000 from the cutoff and was three-bet to 3.1 million by Chance Kornuth on the button. Action folded back to Braglia, who called.

The flop came {k-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} and Braglia checked to Kornuth, who continued for 900,000. Braglia then check-raised all in for about 9 million, sending Kornuth into the tank.

"I can't beat a king," Kornuth said.

He eventually folded pocket tens face up and Braglia took down the pot.

Chance Kornuth us 26,500,000 -5,500,000
Peter Braglia us 16,000,000 4,500,000

Michael Zulker Eliminated in 5th Place ($120,358)

OHairDJ • Level 35: 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante
Michael Zulker
Michael Zulker

Michael Zulker shoved for his last four million from the cutoff and behind him on the button, Peter Braglia also went all in for more. Everyone else folded and hands were revealed.

Braglia: {k-Clubs}{q-Clubs}
Zulker: {j-Hearts}{q-Hearts}

Zulker was in rough shape, and the {k-Spades}{8-Spades}{a-Clubs} left him drawing to a gutshot or runner runner. The {6-Spades} turn and {a-Hearts} river kept Braglia best and Zulker was eliminated in fifth place.

Peter Braglia us 11,500,000 3,300,000
Michael Zulker us Busted
Level:
35
Blinds:
200,000/400,000
Ante:
400,000

Phoenix Doubles Through Zulker

OHairDJ • Level 34: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante

Nick Phoenix shoved from the button for his last two million and was called by Michael Zulker from the small blind.

Zulker: {a-Spades}{q-Spades}
Phoenix: {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}

Phoenix had Zulker dominated and stayed best on the {6-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{2-Hearts} runout, doubling him up.

Michael Zulker us 4,600,000 -3,100,000
Nick Phoenix us 4,000,000 2,000,000

Baldwin Takes From Kornuth

OHairDJ • Level 34: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante

Action folded over to Chance Kornuth in the small blind, who raised to 950,000. Eric Baldwin called from the big.

Both players checked on the {j-Spades}{7-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} flop, but Kornuth led out for 500,000 on the {10-Hearts} turn. Baldwin called.

The {7-Hearts} completed the board and Kornuth bet 325,000. Baldwin responded by raising to 2.8 million and Kornuth folded.

Chance Kornuth us 32,000,000 -2,000,000
Eric Baldwin us 13,000,000 2,000,000

Kornuth Cruising

OHairDJ • Level 34: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante

Chance Kornuth has been raising many pots preflop and getting little resistance.

He is up to 34 million now.

Chance Kornuth us 34,000,000 3,000,000