2022 888poker XL Winter Series
Event 55 - $10,000 World Championship No Limit Holdem

Karp Eliminates a Player

Warren Karp called a player's all-in of 15,000. His opponent turned over {A-Clubs}{5-Clubs} while Warren showed pocket aces. A club hit on the flop, but it was the only club to fall on the board. Warren's hand held up and he's up to 135,000 after the hand.

Tags: Warren Karp

Matt Keikoan Painfully Cracks Aces

This was a battle of big stacks, as both players started the hand with more than 150,000.

After a flop of {J-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}, Matt Keikoan checks, the player in the cutoff bets 9,000, and Keikoan calls. The turn card is the {9-Diamonds}, Keikoan checks, his opponent bets 18,000, and Keikoan calls. The river card is the {Q-Diamonds}, Keikoan bets 30,000, and his opponent goes into the tank for more than a minute. He eventually calls.

Keikoan shows {Q-Hearts}{9-Hearts} for a busted flush draw that hit a runner-runner two pair. His opponent is shocked, and flips over his losing {A-Hearts}{A-Spades}.

Keikoan takes down a nice pot, increasing his stack to about 240,000.

Tags: Matt Keikoan

Not Every Hand Makes The Cut

The dealer announced "All-in and call on Table 67!" And waited, as they've all been asked to do when someone's tournament life is at stake. A few moments passed and when there wasn't a stampede to the table he said, "I guess no cameras." He flipped over the {4-Spades} on the turn, completing a flush that beat the top pair held by the all-in player. No cameras, no fanfare, just one more bustout among hundreds that never make it to television.

Bill Edler Busts A Player

A player moved all in with a short stack and 2007 WSOP bracelet winner Bill Edler called. Edler flipped over A-J and his opponent tabled A-10. The flop was {A-Hearts}{6-Spades}{5-Clubs}. The turn was the {8-Diamonds} and David Plastik, sitting to Edler's left, made a sour face when he saw that card fall. The river was the {6-Clubs}. Edler busted the player and Plastik said, "If I called with 7-4 off suit, I would have won."

"I'm glad you didn't call," said Edler as he dragged the pot.

Bill "The Stunning One" Edler increased his stack to 186,000.

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Steve Dannenmann Has Been Eliminated

Sitting at the Bluff Feature Table, Dannenmann moved all-in with pocket Kings and was called by a player holding A-10. Steve managed to avoid an Ace, but a Ten on the flop and another on the River were enough to crack his Cowboys and send him out of the Main Event.

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Gank Out

Brett "Gank" Jungblut has been eliminated. He moved all in from the button. Two players called. Gank's {A-Hearts}{3-Spades} could not beat out a set of Jacks and he headed to the rail.

Tags: Gank

Allen Cunningham Takes Down a Reraised Pot

A player raises from late position to 3,500, the button reraises to 10,500, Allen Cunningham goes into the tank for a while in the small blind before he calls, and the original raiser calls.

The flop comes {8-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}, and all three players check. The turn card is the {J-Hearts}, Cunningham bets 15,000, and everyone folds. Cunningham picks up the pot, increasing his stack to about 79,000.

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Phil Gordon Eliminated

Phil Gordon is all in preflop from a blind position for 12,000 with {6-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} against his opponent's {K-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}. The board comes {K-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{J-Clubs}, and his opponent wins the pot with two pair, kings and jacks.

Phil Gordon is eliminated from the Main Event.

Tags: Phil Gordon

"All-in And a Call!"

That is the phrase being constantly yelled across the Amazon Room in just the first twenty-five minutes of play so far today. Yesterday, players busted out in rapid fashion and today seems to be more of the same. Tournament staff are doing a great job keeping up with all the bust outs and not a minute has passed here where the "all-in and a call!" phrase hasn't been yelled. With almost 300 more players today than yesterday, it will be interesting to see how many are left at their stop time today.