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 Not Messing Around Now

[user66118]
Matt Keikoan
Matt Keikoan

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

Keikoan check-raised to two bets on a flop of {K-Spades} {2-Hearts} {8-Clubs}, and Idema matched him quickly. The turn {4-Hearts} drew a bet from Keikoan, and another one on the {10-Spades} river. Idema called both bets, though each one a little more slowly than the last.

At showdown, Keikoan proudly flipped up {8-Hearts} {8-Spades} for the set, dragging that nice pot. With it, he also grabs a pretty significant lead:

Keikoan: 3.23 million
Idema: 1.9 million

Tags: Matt KeikoanDaniel Idema

And Two for Keikoan

[user25067]

Idema raised from the button and Keikoan called. Both players checked the {6-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{9-Spades} flop. The turn was the {K-Diamonds} and Idema folded to Keikoan's bet.

On the next hand, Keikoan raised, Idema three-bet and Keikoan called. Idema led out on the {8-Clubs}{4-Spades}{3-Spades} flop and Keikoan called. The turn was the {2-Spades} and Idema fired again, but folded to Keikoan's raise.

Tags: Matt KeikoanDaniel Idema

Keikoan Barreling Again

[user66118]

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

Keikoan took a bit of a different line for him, leading out on the {4-Clubs} {9-Spades} {6-Clubs} flop, and barreling right through the {5-Spades} turn and {2-Clubs} river. Idema called the flop and turn bets, but he couldn't handle the last one as he folded his cards into the muck.

Tags: Matt KeikoanDaniel Idema

Idema Takes Two

[user25067]

Idema raised from the button and Keikoan called. The flop was {7-Clubs}{7-Spades}{4-Clubs} and Keikoan check-raised Idema's bet. Idema called an the {5-Hearts} came on the turn. Keikoan check-folded to Idema's bet.

On the next hand Keikoan raised, Idema three-bet and Keikoan called. Idema led out on the {A-Clubs}{10-Spades}{9-Clubs} flop and Keikoan folded.

Keikoan is back down to 1.7 million while Idema is on 3.4 milliion.

Tags: Matt KeikoanDaniel Idema

Keikoan Barreling

[user66118]

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

The flop came out {K-Spades} {8-Clubs} {4-Diamonds}, and Idema check-called a bet. He check-called another one on the {4-Clubs} river, and Keikoan fired a third bullet on the {5-Hearts} river. Idema gritted his teeth and shook his head, and he eventually released his hand into the muck.

Keikoan - 2.4 million
Idema - 2.7 million

Tags: Daniel IdemaMatt Keikoan

Evening the Score

[user66118]

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

The flop came out {5-Hearts} {9-Spades} {J-Hearts}, and Keikoan check-called a bet. He did that again when the turn came the {8-Diamonds}, and the scary {Q-Hearts} filled out the board on fifth street. Keikoan took that opportunity to fire out a leading bet of 160,000, and Idema didn't waste too much time letting his hand go.

It's very close, but that pot appears to have pushed Keikoan into a very narrow chip lead. Both men are right around 2.6 million now.

Tags: Daniel IdemaMatt Keikoan

Playing Through It

[user66118]

We've come to the end of two levels, and that's normally time for a break. These two guys want to play on though, so we're blasting right off into the next level.

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

How About Another Three Hands?

[user25067]

Our plans for five more hands were foiled when the floor supervisor shift-change happened right in the middle of the fourth one, leaving the hand unannounced, but we still have three for you.

1. Idema raised the button and Keikoan called. Keikoan check-raised the {9-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} flop and Idema called. Keikoan led at the {10-Hearts} on the turn and Idema folded.

2. Keikoan raised and Idema called. The flop was {A-Spades}{9-Clubs}{8-Hearts} and Idema check-folded to Keikoan's bet.

3. Idema raised and Keikoan called. Keikoan check-called on the {8-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} flop. Keikoan check-called again when the {5-Spades} hit the turn. The river was the {Q-Diamonds} and surprisingly, Idema bet out of turn.

"I didn't do anything yet," Keikoan said, as Idema's bet was pulled back. Keikoan bet out and Idema folded.

Tags: Matt KeikoanDaniel Idema

Another to Keikoan

[user66118]
Matt Keikoan
Matt Keikoan

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

They took a flop of {K-Spades} {8-Spades} {J-Hearts} and check-checked to the {J-Diamonds} turn. Keikoan bet that card, and Idema called. The {A-Diamonds} on the river drew another bet from Keikoan, and Idema tank-called.

Keikoan turned up {Q-Clubs} {J-Diamonds}, and that's not the type of hand a tank-caller can often beat. Indeed, Idema's cards hit the muck, and Keikoan is working his way back into this match again.

Keikoan - 1.9 million
Idema - 3.2 million

Tags: Daniel IdemaMatt Keikoan