WSOP Super Circuit Online Series 2021 NJCOOP 2021 MISCOOP partypoker Sunday LIVE
Event #38: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship

Event Info

Prize Pool $2,519,200
Players 268

Level Info

Level 28
Blinds 40,000 / 80,000
Ante 0

Dani Stern Eliminated in 5th Place ($161,934)

Dani Stern, 5th place
Dani Stern, 5th place

Dani Stern opened for 130,000 and the action folded around to Valdemar Kwaysser, who three-bet to 300,000. Stern moved all-in and Kwaysser called.

Stern {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}
Kwaysser {A-Clubs}{2-Clubs}

Kwaysser's supporters began screeching for an ace, which in their native tongue sounds more like a three-letter synonym for "donkey." The dealer complied, spreading out an {A-Hearts}{A-Spades}{3-Spades} flop. Stern needed a ten to survive, his own rail rallying behind him. Dan Smith even climbed up on a friend's shoulders (he was also wearing a red sequined hat with a black feather, but that's another story) and held his arms out, trying to conjure up a ten for his buddy.

The turn, however, was the {5-Diamonds} and the river the {6-Clubs}. Stern headed to the rail in fifth place and was trailed out of the Amazon Room by his sizable cheering squad.

Kwaysser has a commanding chip lead with 3,730,000.

Tags: Dani SternValdemar Kwaysser

Marafioti Clocked Preflop


The table folded around to the blinds, and Konstantin Bucherl raised to 150,000 from the small. Matt Marafioti was in the big, and he sat statue still in the tank for several minutes. It was long enough that someone, quite possibly Bucherl, called the clock on him. A few seconds later, Marafioti surrendered his hand, and Bucherl steals his big, flashing the {A-Diamonds} as he does.

It's not very exciting, but it's the most that's happened this level. Other than that, lots of folding, and every now and then a random loud bark from LuckyChewy on the rail.

Tags: Konstantin BucherlMatt Marafioti


End of Level 26 Chip Counts


James Calderaro 2,425,000
Valdemar Kwaysser 2,325,000
Konstantin Bucherl 1,620,000
Dani Stern 900,000
Matt Marafioti 760,000

Hold, Please


We've played another two levels of poker, and it's time for a twenty-minute break. We'll be back for more shortly.

Clock Check


The rail is getting fidgety.

T.D. Nikki: "Do not touch the clock or I will move the rail back!"

She stormed over to the rail and turned the clock monitor back around to face the table, giving a stern look to a few mischievous spectators.

Tom Marchese Eliminated in 6th Place ($123,264)

Tom Marchese, 6th place
Tom Marchese, 6th place

First in from the button, James Calderaro raised to 150,000, and Tom Marchese announced a reraise from the big blind. He made it 575,000 total, Calderaro reraised back, and Marchese got his last few hundred thousand chips into the middle to put himself at risk. And he was in a bad spot.

Calderaro: {K-Spades} {K-Hearts}
Marchese: {9-Hearts} {9-Diamonds}

Marchese looked stricken as he saw the bad news, five cards away from elimination. The news would get worse in a hurry, too. The flop came {7-Clubs} {7-Hearts} {K-Diamonds} to give Caldero the nearly-unbeatable full house. As the turn and river filled out the board with the {4-Clubs} and {A-Clubs}, Marchese was shaking hands with the table and wishing them luck on his way out the door. It was another exceptional performance for "Kingsofcards", but it comes to an end here at the final table. He'll take home six figures of cash, but the look on his face shows disappointment at this near miss.

Tags: James CalderaroTom Marchese

Bucherl = 2 Million Chip Man


Konstantin Bucherl opened for 110,000 and Peter Jetten made the call.

Bucherl led out for 140,000 on the {K-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} flop. Jetten called. Both players checked the {J-Hearts} on the turn. The river was the {10-Spades} and Bucherl bet 200,000. After more than five minutes in the tank, Jetten called.

Bucherl tabled {A-Diamonds}{K-Spades} and took down the pot to deafening cheers from his railbirds (and some sort of rally song emanating from a bullhorn). He's up to 2,055,000 while Jetten is down to 380,000.

Tags: Konstantin BucherlPeter Jetten