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Main Event
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Event Info

Prize Pool $963,210
Players 662

Level Info

Level 34
Blinds 80,000 / 160,000
Ante 20,000

Bill Criego Eliminated in 4th Place ($66,644)

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Bill Criego three-bet his very first hand after losing with pocket kings and was able to take it down. He showed {a-}{7-}.

Two hands later, he was in the big blind facing an opening raise to 180,000 from Kevin Calenzo, who had been first to act. Criego opted to reraise to 280,000 before Calenzo moved all in.

That's when things got... different.

While Criego thought about his decision. He and Calenzo happened to be drinking water at the same time so they tapped bottles and took a swig. Sean Getzwiller and Ian Mack must have felt left out because it wasn't two seconds later that all four remaining players did a "cheers" over the table.

"Wow, that was g**," Calenzo commented.

All jokes aside, it has been a very friendly table today from start to finish. People have been consistently showing hands, laughing during pots and talking to each other in between hands or when not involved in a pot. For right now, Calenzo seems to be playing table captain and that won't likely change after this hand.

Criego eventually did make the call and was displeased to see Calenzo table {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}. Criego held {6-Clubs}{6-Hearts} and was in a lot of trouble. The board ran out {3-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{10-Clubs} and Criego was sent to the rail.

Just like that we are down the three players.

Kevin Calenzo us
Kevin Calenzo
us 5,400,000 1,600,000
Bill Criego us
Bill Criego
us Busted

Tags: Bill CriegoIan MackKevin CalenzoSean Getzwiller

Jeff Fielder Eliminated in 5th Place ($50,321)

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Well, this was a sick hand.

Action started with Bill Criego raising to 200,000. Kevin Calenzo was next to act and he shoved all in for 1.2 million. Jeff Fielder was in the small blind and he reshoved all in for 1.5 million! Sean Getzwiller quickly got out of the way and it was back to Criego. He tanked for about 90 seconds, during which he found out that he had both players covered.

Finally, he said, "Well I have to call"!

The three players flipped up their cards and Criego was in great shape to take down a massive pot.

Criego: {k-Diamonds}{k-Spades}
Calenzo: {a-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}
Fielder: {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}

If Criego could dodge an ace or a nine, he would send us to three-handed play, as well as giving him the chip lead. He did so on the flop, coming {4-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{q-Hearts}. However, Calenzo spiked the {a-Clubs} on the turn, rocketing him into the lead. Criego would need a king or a ten to win the pot, while Fielder was still looking for a nine. The river brought the {6-Hearts} and Calenzo tripled up, while Fielder was sent to the rail.

Kevin Calenzo us
Kevin Calenzo
us 3,800,000 2,500,000
Bill Criego us
Bill Criego
us 1,700,000 -250,000
Jeff Fielder us
Jeff Fielder
us Busted

Tags: Bill CriegoJeff FielderKevin Calenzo

Dutch Boyd Eliminated in 6th Place ($38,365)

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Sean Getzwiller raised second to act to 210,000. Action folded around to Dutch Boyd in the big blind and he moved all in for his last 800,000 or so. Getzwiller called immediately to put Boyd at risk.

Getzwiller: {2-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}
Boyd: {k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}

The flop was {2-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}, which left Boyd in bad shape. The {9-Clubs} turn meant he had to hit a jack on the river but was unable to when it fell the {5-Clubs}.

Getzwiller now has almost half of the chips in play.

Sean Getzwiller us
Sean Getzwiller
us 5,100,000 850,000
Dutch Boyd us
Dutch Boyd
us Busted

Tags: Dutch BoydSean Getzwiller.

Joe Kuether Eliminated in 7th Place ($23,271)

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Joe Kuether fought admirably back from three big blinds just a couple of hours ago, but his string of miracles has come to an end. Dutch Boyd raised to 200,000 in early position and Kuether shoved all in next to act. It folded to Sean Getzwiller in the small blind and he thought for about 10 seconds before shoving all in over the top. Ian Mack folded in the big blind and Boyd quickly got out of the way. The cards were flipped, and Getzwiller was in great shape.

Getzwiller: {a-Diamonds}{a-Spades}
Kuether: {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}

Of course, there had to be a sweat as the flop came out {q-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}. The turn brought plently of "Oohs" and "Aahs" from the rail, as it was paint, but it was the {j-Diamonds}. The river brought the {7-Clubs} and Getzwiller scooped the pot, eliminating the elusive Kuether.

Sean Getzwiller us
Sean Getzwiller
us 4,250,000 1,250,000
Joe Kuether us
Joe Kuether
us Busted

Tags: Joe KuetherSean Getzwiller

Mack Regains Lead

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From middle position, Jeff Fielder opened the pot with a raise to 200,000. He was called by Ian Mack in the cutoff and Dutch Boyd in the big blind.

The flop was {q-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{3-Hearts} and all three players checked. The turn {5-Hearts} brought another check from Boyd while Fielder fired out 240,000. Only Mack called. The river was the {10-Clubs} and both players quickly checked.

"Just a six," said Fielder and Mack turned over {j-Hearts}{j-Clubs} to scoop the pot.

Ian Mack
Ian Mack
3,250,000 750,000
Jeff Fielder us
Jeff Fielder
us 1,500,000 -500,000
Dutch Boyd us
Dutch Boyd
us 900,000 -200,000

Tags: Dutch BoydIan MackJeff Fielder

Kuether Doubles Through Getzwiller

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It seems like Joe Kuether is going to use up each one of his nine lives tonight, as he has just doubled up again just after the break. Action folded to him in the cutoff, and he open shoved for 645,000. Action moved to Sean Getzwiller, who peaked at his cards, thought for five seconds, and called without even asking for a count. Ian Mack was in the big blind and immediately had a pained look on his face when he saw his cards. Mack clearly had a hand that he didn't want to let go, but he ultimately folded the {10-Diamonds}{10-Spades} face up. Getzwiller said, "Well I didn't want to see that," as Getzwiller and Kuether tabled their cards.

Kuether: {k-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}
Getzwiller: {a-Hearts}{10-Hearts}

Getzwiller was in the lead, but Kuether caught up when the flop came out {q-Spades}{8-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}. The {k-Clubs} hit the turn, which gave Kuether a stronger two pair. Getzwiller could still win with an ace on the river, but he didn't get it as it came the {3-Spades}. Kuether doubled to 1.3 million, while Getzwiller is right at three million.

Sean Getzwiller us
Sean Getzwiller
us 3,000,000 -700,000
Joe Kuether us
Joe Kuether
us 1,300,000 600,000

Tags: Joe KuetherSean Getzwiller

Jeff Fielder Doubles Up

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Action folded around to Joe Kuether in the small blind and he moved Jeff Fielder all in. Fielder took a peek at his cards and immediately called.

Kuether: {j-Spades}{4-Diamonds}
Fielder: {a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}

The flop came down {5-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{6-Spades}, which gave Kuether some extra outs. The {a-Spades} turn limited them to just his inside straight draw though and he missed it with the {2-Spades} river.

Jeff Fielder us
Jeff Fielder
us 2,000,000 1,025,000
Joe Kuether us
Joe Kuether
us 700,000 -950,000

Tags: Jeff FielderJoe Kuether

And We Are Back

tayke2 • Level 31: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

The players are back in their seats and we are getting started once again.

Level:
31
Blinds:
40,000/80,000
Ante:
10,000