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Event 33 - $10,000 World Championship Limit Hold'em

Event Info

Players 185

Level Info

Level 27
Blinds 40,000 / 80,000
Ante 0

Pezzin It All Away

Pezzin - not chip leader any more
Pezzin - not chip leader any more
Further misery for Pat Pezzin -- he's down to 800,000 now after handing another chunk of his stack to Greg Mueller this time.

Blind on blind, Mueller raised and Pezzin called to see a {10-Spades} {3-Hearts} {9-Hearts} flop. Mueller bet out and Pezzin called to see a {9-Clubs} turn. Mueller bet out again and once more Pezzin called to see a {Q-Spades} river, but not before Mueller had checked in the dark. Pezzin checked too, but whatever he was holding it couldn't beat Mueller's pocket {7-Spades} {7-Diamonds}.

Mueller is up to 1.65 million.

Tags: Pat Pezzin

Brown in the Lead

Chad Brown has nabbed the chip lead away from Pat Pezzin in a curious hand.

Brown raised in the cutoff and Pezzin reraised from the small blind. Call.

Pezzin led out on the {5-Spades} {7-Hearts} {Q-Diamonds} flop and {2-Clubs} turn; and then check-called a bet from Brown on the {6-Clubs} river. Brown turned over {A-Clubs} {7-Diamonds} for nothing more than a pair of sevens, and Pezzin simply mucked.

Pezzin: 1.15 million
Brown: 2 million

Alaei Losing It

Ah, but here's an interesting hand.

Daniel Alaei raised in the cutoff and Greg Mueller re-popped from the small blind. Call.

Mueller bet out on the {6-Hearts} {4-Spades} {9-Diamonds} flop and again on the {J-Diamonds} turn. Undeterred, Alaei called. Both player checked the {K-Diamonds} river, though, and when Mueller flipped {A-Hearts} {J-Clubs} Alaei knew he was beat and mucked.

Mueller: no longer the short stack, but up to 1.2 million
Alaei: newly the short stack, on 550,000

Tags: Daniel AlaeiGreg Mueller

And Back We Go To Nothing Happening

After that brief but fun-filled spate of big hands, bustouts and the like, the action has gone back to small pots and an unwillingness to get overly involved.

The biggest hand since Hawrilenko's exit:

Pezzin raised from the cutoff and Chad Brown reraised out of the small blind. Call.

Brown bet out on the {2-Clubs} {Q-Clubs} {3-Diamonds} flop and Pezzin called, but Brown bet out again on the {3-Hearts} turn and Pezzin gave it up. Chips to Brown.

Matt Hawrilenko Busts in 5th Place ($100,688)

Ah, happy back when he had chips
Ah, happy back when he had chips
Our current shortie Matt Hawrilenko found himself in the big blind and called a raise from Chad Brown on the button.

They checked the flop and turn of the {J-Clubs} {Q-Clubs} {7-Spades} {A-Diamonds} {3-Clubs} board and Hawrilenko check-called a bet on the river, but mucjed when Brown turned over {A-Clubs} {6-Hearts}. Down to 80,000, eek.

So when the blinds went up next hand and it folded around to Hawrilenko in the small blind, he wasted no time in moving in, and Pat Pezzin wasted no time in calling his pittance.

Hawrilenko: {Q-Clubs} {8-Diamonds}
Pezzin: {Q-Spades} {9-Spades}

Board: an absolutely nowhere-near {6-Clubs} {3-Hearts} {2-Diamonds} {K-Clubs} {3-Spades}

This is now officially a Matt-less tournament.

Tags: Matt HawrilenkoPat Pezzin

Tiny Flush Better Than No Flush for Brown

A lucky outdraw for Chad Brown. He called a raise in the big blind from Pat Pezzin on the button and check-called both the {10-Hearts} {K-Clubs} {8-Hearts} flop and the {3-Hearts} turn. Both players checked the {A-Hearts} river and the cards were flipped.

Pezzin: {J-Spades} {J-Clubs} for a pair of jacks
Brown: {2-Hearts} {2-Clubs} for the tiniest flush, but a flush nonetheless

Tags: Chad BrownPat Pezzin


Pleasing for Pezzin

After going into the dinner break as chip leader, Pat Pezzin has since extended his lead -- he's now up to 1,850,000.

Matt Glantz Eliminated in 6th Place ($80,342)

Matt finish
Matt finish
Nevertheless it was not Hawrilenko who was first to bust out post-dinner.

Matt Glantz raised his cutoff and Pat Pezzin called in the big blind. Glantz was short enough to get the rest of his chips in on the flop and Pezzin was happy to call with second pair and a flush draw, which came in on the turn.

Glantz: {A-Spades} {3-Diamonds}
Pezzin: {Q-Clubs} {J-Clubs}

Board: {A-Clubs} {5-Clubs} {Q-Diamonds} {K-Clubs} {J-Spades}

Tags: Matt GlantzPat Pezzin