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

Event Info

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

Level Info

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

Idema Inches Ahead


Matt Keikoan has been on the losing end of a few pots since the break ended, most notably this one:

Keikoan raised from the button, and Daniel Idema put in the extra bet.

The flop came out {10-Spades} {9-Clubs} {4-Clubs}, and both players checked. On the {K-Diamonds} turn, Idema check-called a big bet, and he checked again when the {5-Spades} landed on fifth street. Keikoan bet again before Idema stuck in a surprise river check-raise, his first as far as we can remember. Keikoan looked at him for an unusually long time before uncapping his cards and sending them to the muck.

Keikoan is back around 1.55 million now.

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Big Pot Goes Keikoan's Way


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

The flop came {A-Hearts} {K-Clubs} {2-Clubs}, and Idema checked. Keikoan bet, and Idema snuck in a check-raise. Keikoan made it three bets, and Idema made it four. Keikoan called.

That brought them to the {3-Diamonds} turn, and Idema fired out again. Keikoan, undeterred, raised it right back, and Idema took a slight pause before splashing in the call.

The {Q-Clubs} filled out the board, and Idema check-tank-folded to one last Keikoan bet. The match has drawn even once again.

Tags: Matt KeikoanDaniel Idema

The Last Five Hands


Since it's really all we can do to stay awake at this point, how about another five hands?

1. Keikoan raised from the button and Idema called. The flop was {K-Hearts}{J-Spades}{2-Spades} and Keikoan led out. Idema raised and Keikoan folded.

2. Idema gave Keikoan a walk in the big blind.

3. Keikoan returned the favor and gave Idema a walk.

4. Idema raised and Keikoan called. Keikoan check-folded to Idema's bet on the {8-Spades}{5-Hearts}{4-Hearts} flop.

5. Keikoan raised from the button and Idema defended his big blind. Idema checked the {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}{8-Clubs} flop over to Keikoan who bet. Idema called. The turn was the {7-Clubs} and both players checked. The {10-Spades} on the river got two more checks.

Idema showed Q-2 and it was good.

Idema = 3.5 million
Keikoan= 1.6 million

Tags: Daniel IdemaMatt Keikoan

Keikoan Hooks Idema


Idema raised from the button, Keikoan three-bet and Idema called.

Keikoan led out on the {9-Clubs}{8-Spades}{5-Spades} flop and Idema called. Keikoan fired again when the {10-Diamonds} fell on the turn and Idema called. The river was the {4-Hearts} and Idema called one more bet from Keikoan.

Keikoan showed {J-Clubs}{J-Diamonds} and dragged the pot. He's up to 2.25 million and Idema is on 2.88 million.

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Idema Continues to Assert Himself


Matt Keikoan raised his button, and Daniel Idema defended his big blind.

The flop brought {J-Spades} {J-Hearts} {4-Hearts} and a check from Idema. Keokan's bet was quickly check-raised, though, and he called the extra small bet. That brought the {6-Clubs} on the turn, and one more bet from Idema was good enough to earn him the pot.

He's now reopened his two-to-one lead over Keikoan.

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Idema Comes Right Back


It wasn't anything significant, but after a few small chip-up pots, Daniel Idema has retaken the chip lead with about 2.9 million in front of him. The tides turn quickly with limits this large.

Tags: Daniel IdemaMatt Keikoan