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Event 32 - $2,000 No Limit Hold'em
Days:
123

Event Info

Prize Pool $2,791,880
Players 1534

Level Info

Level 30
Blinds 60,000 / 120,000
Ante 10,000

Players On A 20 Minute Break

Homer
The heads-up battle for the bracelet will commence in about 20 minutes.

Mika Paasonen -- 4,900,000
Angel Guillen -- 4,300,000

Jason Boyes Eliminated in 3rd Place ($214,974)

MarcC
Jason Boyes - 2nd Place
Jason Boyes - 2nd Place
In the two hands leading up to this Jason Boyes had been beating up Mika Paasonen by reraising him out of both bots.

The exit hand saw Boyes raise to 150,000 from the button and Paasonen call quickly to see a {8-Clubs} {6-Diamonds} {9-Hearts} flop. Paasonen raised Boyes' continuation bet of 200,000 up to 600,000. After a pause for thought Boyes moved all in for another 1,530,000. Paasonen then went into a five minute tank where he alternated from staring his opponent down to pushing his thumbs in to his eyes sockets, deep in thought.

He came out of the tank by making a great call with {A-Clubs} {8-Hearts} as Boyes opened {10-Diamonds} {8-Spades}. The The turn came {9-Spades} and river {A-Hearts} to make two pair for the Finn and bust Boyes.

Paasonen Wins Chicken Battle

Homer
Angel Guillen limps for 50,000 in the small blind and Mika Paasonen raises an additional 175,000 more.

Guillen stares down hard at his Finnish opponent before reraising, making it 775,000 on top.

Paasonen thinks for about 30 seconds before moving all in for 1,690,000. Guillen tanks a second time and even counts out the chips, but he clearly decides now is not the right time and folds his hand.

Paasonen is up to about 3 million in chips.

Chip Merry Go Round

MarcC
No significant changes in stack ratios in the last ten minutes or so. A lot of small-ball poker being played with each player taking their turn of winning a pot preflop or taking it on the flop.

The bit of calm they all needed probably after the 'Mexican Wave' of action just witnessed.
Level:
26
Blinds:
25,000/50,000
Ante:
5,000

Steve Kohner Eliminated in 4th Place ($150,761)

Homer
Steve Kohner - 4th
Steve Kohner - 4th
Steve Kohner raised preflop to 120,000 and Angel Guillen set him in from the big blind, Kohner instantly called with {J-Clubs} {J-Hearts} and Guillen flipped over {A-Diamonds} {K-Hearts}. The Mexican rail went crazy calling for aces and kings and were rewarded with a {K-Clubs} {9-Diamonds} {5-Diamonds} {9-Clubs} {Q-Spades} board meaning that Kohner was out in 4th.

Guillen has about 5.4 million chips - there's only 9.2 million in play.

Eric Ladny Eliminated in 5th Place ($108,883)

MarcC
Eric Ladny - 5th
Eric Ladny - 5th
Angel Guillen raised into the BB of Eric Ladny who moved all in and was called. Guillen opened {K-Clubs} {10-Clubs} to Ladny's {J-Spades} {J-Diamonds}.

The board came {K-Hearts} {10-Spades} {3-Clubs} {2-Clubs} {Q-Diamonds}. The Mexican is running over the table right now. A spirited fight from Ladny and he leaves with a six figure sum.

Guillen Three-Bets Paasonen Out Of the Pot

Homer
Mika Paasonen raises preflop to 110,000 and Angel Guillen makes the call from the big blind.

The flop is {K-Hearts} {2-Hearts} {5-Clubs} and Guillen leads out for 125,000. Paasonen then reraises to 450,000 before Guillen makes it 1,450,000 after some serious thought.

The Finn folds, and Guillen flashes the {A-Hearts} as he increases his chip lead.

New Biggest Pot

MarcC
Monster pot heading his way
Monster pot heading his way
Around three million big enough for you?

Angel Guillen raised to 100,000 before Eric Ladny three-bet to 325,000. Guillen thought his choices through and then quietly announced all in and received a call.

Showdown

Guillen -- {K-Hearts} {K-Diamonds}
Ladny -- {10-Spades} {10-Hearts}

Huge shouts of "ten, ten" and " king, king" coming from the rail as the board comes:

{K-Clubs} {10-Clubs} {9-Diamonds} {3-Spades} {2-Hearts}.

The rail got what they wanted but the Mexicans are the happy ones. Guillen up to 3,150,000 whereas Ladny is down to 550,000.