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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

End of Level 24 Chip Counts


Valdemar Kwaysser 1,360,000
Tom Marchese 1,270,000
Peter Jetten 1,180,000
James Calderaro 1,145,000
Dani Stern 825,000
Matt Marafioti 750,000
Konstantin Bucherl 640,000
Blair Rodman 545,000
Sam Stein 340,000
Alexander Kuzmin 185,000

Break it Up


Our table is still deadlocked at ten, and the players have been sent off for a twenty-minute after-dinner break.

It's a Double Up Party and James Calderaro is Invited


Alexander Kuzmin opened to 60,000, and James Calderaro made the call from the cutoff seat.

The two men took a heads-up flop of {A-Clubs} {7-Spades} {2-Spades}, and Kuzmin continued out with a bet of 40,000. Calderaro announced a pot raise to 285,000, committing more than half his remaining stack. When Kuzmin reraised, Calderaro called it off to put himself at risk for 460,000 total. Cards up, gents:

Kuzmin: {A-Hearts} {J-Clubs}
Calderaro: {Q-Spades} {10-Spades}

Calderaro would likely need to find a spade in order to stay alive, but the turn was a blank {3-Diamonds}. The river, however, was one of those spades, and the {K-Spades} filled in Calderaro's flush to notch his double up.

He's all the way up to 1.095 million now, while Kuzmin is left just 175,000.

Tags: Alexander KuzminJames Calderaro

Jetten Double-Doubles His Enjoyment


A preflop raising war broke out between Valdemar Kwaysser and Peter Jetten, and it ended with Jetten calling all in for his last 510,000 chips to put himself at risk of elimination.

Kwaysser: {8-Hearts} {8-Spades}
Jetten: {A-Hearts} {K-Hearts}

The flop was a big sweat for both players as it came out {4-Hearts} {10-Hearts} {10-Spades} to give Jetten the flush draw to go with his overs. "How about a heart," he said quietly.

Turn: {A-Diamonds}

It's not a heart, but Jetten will take that, improving himself to the leading pair of aces and putting himself one card from a double up. The river was a blank {10-Clubs}, and Jetten's tens full of aces give him the pot and the chip boost up to 1.065 million. That second double up this level pulls him almost even with Kwaysser and his 1.105 million chips.

Tags: Peter JettenValdemar Kwaysser

Updated Chip Counts


Valdemar Kwaysser 1,675,000
Tom Marchese 1,315,000
Alexander Kuzmin 850,000
Dani Stern 750,000
Matt Marafioti 745,000
James Calderaro 685,000
Peter Jetten 560,000
Konstantin Bucherl 550,000
Blair Rodman 470,000
Sam Stein 295,000

Peter Jetten Doubles Through Sam Stein

Peter Jetten
Peter Jetten

Peter Jetten made a pot-sized raise to 100,000, Sam Stein reraised to 360,000 and Jetten called all-in.

Jetten {J-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}
Stein {A-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}

Jetten's railbirds were delighted to watch the board run out {8-Spades}{7-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{6-Hearts}, as was Jetten, who doubled to 560,000.

Tags: Peter JettenSam Stein

Stern Helping Calderaro's Cause


Short stack James Calderaro is opening up a little breathing room thanks to Dani Stern. Three hands ago, Stern opened from the button with a raise to 70,000. Calderaro announced a pot reraise from the big blind, but he didn't move.

"Can you put it out there?" Stern asked.

"What? You can't see it here?" Calderaro asked, now moving his towers forward. Stern let him finish, then folded. "I knew that's what was going to happen, that's why..." Calderaro trailed off.

Just now, Stern opened another pot to 70,000, and Calderaro promptly potted it again. Stern folded more quickly this time, and Calderaro has worked his stack back to a half-million chips with those no-showdown pots.

Tags: James CalderaroDani Stern

Jetten Saves Some


When the table folded around to the blinds, Peter Jetten opened to 90,000 from the small. Big blind Sam Stein took a good look at his stack before saying, "Pot," and Jetten shrunk. he had just 275,000 chips left in his stack, and it quickly became obvious that he couldn't call all in. He shook his head and mucked his cards, saving those nine bigs for a better spot.

Tags: Peter JettenSam Stein

Kings of Cards

Tom Marchese
Tom Marchese

Tom Marchese opened for 55,000 and Konstantin Bucherl made the call.

Like a starving supermodel, the flop was the beautiful, yet frightening {K-Clubs}{K-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}. Marchese bet 65,000 and Bucherl called. The turn was a fourth king, the {K-Spades} and Marchese led again, this time for 135,000. Again, Bucherl called. The river was the {8-Spades} and after a long think, Marchese made it 390,000 to go. Bucherl tanked for several minutes before folding his hand.

Marchese is up to 1,390,000 while Bucherl fell to 765,000.

Tags: Konstantin BucherlTom Marchese