Event #29: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship
Days:
123

Event Info

Buy-in $10,000
Prize Pool $1,607,400
Players 171

Level Info

Level 30
Blinds 80,000 / 150,000
Ante 0

Keikoan Back Out in Front

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Matt Keikoan has just dragged another small pot, and that one gives him the chip lead. It's been a long climb back, but Keikoan is now really asserting himself.

He's up 2.9 million to 2.2 million, there or thereabouts.

Tags: Matt KeikoanDaniel Idema

Seven High No Good

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Keikoan opened for a raise from the button, Idema three-bet and Keikoan called.

Idema led out on the {A-Hearts}{5-Spades}{4-Clubs} flop and Keikoan called. The turn was the {10-Hearts} and Keikoan called. The river was the {10-Clubs} and Idema led out again. Keikoan called.

Idema showed seven-high, and Keikoan took it down with {9-Hearts}{4-Hearts} for a pair of fours.

Tags: Daniel IdemaMatt Keikoan

Keikoan Can't Be Shaken

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Matt Keikoan raised preflop, and Daniel Idema called from the big blind.

The flop brought {5-Clubs} {3-Hearts} {A-Hearts}, and Idema check-raised a Keikoan bet. Idema led the {9-Diamonds} turn, and fired again on the {6-Hearts} river. Keikoan quickly called the turn bet, and very slowly and reluctantly called the river bet.

It was a good call. Idema tabled his airball {J-Clubs} {4-Hearts}, and Keikoan's {6-Diamonds} {7-Diamonds} was good enough to take the pot.

Tags: Daniel IdemaMatt Keikoan

Heads-up Play Passes Three-Hour Mark

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Every other tournament inside the Amazon Room has concluded for the night, but we're still alive and kicking here. We have now been heads-up for three hours and six minutes.

See-Saw

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Keikoan opened for a raise and Idema called.

Idema check-raised the {Q-Spades}{J-Clubs}{10-Spades} flop and Keikoan called. Idema bet out when the {3-Clubs} landed on the turn and Keikoan called. The river was the {4-Hearts} and Keikoan called another bet from Idema.

Idema showed jack-nine for a pair of jacks, but Keikoan had him beat with queen-nine for a pair of queens. He's up to 2 million while Idema is on 3.1 million.

Tags: Matt KeikoanDaniel Idema

Cowboys for Keikoan

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Idema raised, Keikoan three-bet and Idema called. Keikoan led every street on the {J-Clubs}{10-Spades}{2-Spades}{10-Hearts}{K-Spades} board and Idema called him down.

Keikoan tabled {K-Clubs}{K-Diamonds} for kings full of tens and won the pot. It's nearly even again and anybody's game.

Tags: Daniel IdemaMatt Keikoan

Keikoan Doubles Back

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Daniel Idema raised preflop, and Matt Keikoan called from the big blind.

The flop came out {A-Clubs} {3-Hearts} {9-Spades}, and Keikoan checked. He raised when Idema bet, and both players put in two bets going to the {J-Hearts} turn. Keikoan bet, leaving himself just 50,000 behind, and Idema studied him carefully. After a few long minutes, he raised to put Keikoan all in. His opponent was up to the test:

Keikoan: {A-Diamonds} {2-Diamonds}
Idema: {K-Spades} {6-Diamonds}

Keikoan was guaranteed his double up before the {3-Diamonds} even hit the river, and he's back to about 1.3 million now.

Tags: Daniel IdemaMatt Keikoan

The Tide Turns Again

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Daniel Idema
Daniel Idema

Idema raised, Keikoan three-bet and Idema called.

Keikoan led out on the {J-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} flop and Idema called. Both players checked the {9-Clubs} on the turn. the river was the {7-Spades}. Keikoan bet and Idema called.

Keikoan had nothing but air with {3-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} while Idema runner-runnered a nine-high straight with {6-Hearts}{5-Clubs}, sending Keikoan back down to 750,000 in chips.

Tags: Daniel IdemaMatt Keikoan

Two To Keikoan

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Matt Keikoan raised from the button, and Daniel Idema called.

Idema check-called a bet on the {J-Clubs} {Q-Spades} {3-Hearts} flop, but he folded to one more bet on the {6-Clubs} turn.

On the next hand, Idema raised the button, and Keikoan called. Keikoan check-raised on the {J-Clubs} {K-Spades} {J-Spades} flop, and both players put in two bets. On the {4-Diamonds} turn, Idema again folded to a Keikoan bet.

That's moved Mr. Keikoan back over a million chips and given him at least a bit of breathing room for the time being.

Tags: Matt KeikoanDaniel Idema

Keikoan Below 1 Million

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Keikoan raised the button and Idema called from the big blind.

Both players checked the {J-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{2-Clubs} flop. The turn was the {3-Diamonds} and Idema led out. Keikoan called and they went to the river which fell the {9-Spades}. Idema bet and Keikoan called.

Idema turned over {Q-Spades}{9-Clubs} for a pair of nines and took down the pot.

After the hand, Keikoan was down to 850,000.

Tags: Matt KeikoanDaniel Idema