Event #56: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em
Days:
1234

Event Info

Buy-in $2,500
Prize Pool $4,464,300
Players 1,941

Level Info

Level 33
Blinds 120,000 / 240,000
Ante 30,000

Berda Back on Top

Chad_Holloway

Tomer Berda raised to 450,000 from the button and Vladimir Kochelaevskiy made it 965,000 more to go. Berda made the call and the flop came {K-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{3-Spades}. Kochelaevskiy bet 1.71 million and Berda moved all in. Kochelaevskiy snap folded and gave up on the hand.

Berda is back on top with 8.9 million to Kochelaevskiy's 5.775 million.

Tags: Tomer BerdaVladimir Kochelaevskiy

Back and Forth

Chad_Holloway

Vladimir Kochelaevskiy was on the button and limped. Tomer Berda raised 400,000 more and Kochelaevskiy made the call. The flop came {7-Clubs}{K-Spades}{J-Clubs} and Berda bet 600,000. Once again, Kochelaevskiy called.

Berda then bet 1 million when the {2-Hearts} came on the river, which caused Kochelaevskiy to fold. Berda is up to 5.9 million while Kochelaevskiy is at 8.8 million.

Tags: Vladimir KochelaevskiyTomer Berda

Big Pot

Chad_Holloway

Tomer Berda was on the button and raised to 450,000. Vladimir Kochelaevskiy popped it to 1.415 million and Berda made the call to see the {K-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} flop. Kochelaevskiy bet 1.51 million and Berda instantly called.

When the {8-Diamonds} hit the turn, Kochelaevskiy moved all in and Tomer went into the tank for a long time. Eventually he opted to fold and left himself with 4.4 million. Meanwhile, Kochelaevskiy has taken back the chip lead and is over 10 million.

Tags: Tomer BerdaVladimir Kochelaevskiy

Kochelaevskiy's Turn to Double

Chad_Holloway

Vladimir Kochelaevskiy raised to 425,000 only to have Tomer Berda reraise to 1.5 million. Kochelaevskiy moved all in and Berda called.

Berda: {A-Clubs}{4-Hearts}
Kochelaevskiy: {A-Spades}{K-Clubs}

The board ran out {J-Hearts}{3-Spades}{7-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{Q-Clubs} and Kochelaevskiy doubled to 6.9 million while Berda dropped to 7.7 million.

Tags: Tomer BerdaVladimir Kochelaevskiy

Kochelaevskiy Drops More

Chad_Holloway

Vladimir Kochelaevskiy limped from the small blind and Tomer Berda checked his option from the big. The flop came {6-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{J-Diamonds} and Berda checked. Kochelaevskiy bet 325,000 and Berda called. When the {6-Clubs} came on the turn, Berda checked and Kochelaevskiy bet 510,000.

Berda called and then checked in the dark as the {J-Spades} hit the river. Kochelaevskiy checked behind and mucked when Berda showed {7-Hearts}{6-Hearts}. Kochelaevskiy dropped to 3 million after the hand.

Tags: Vladimir KochelaevskiyTomer Berda

Level:
32
Blinds:
100,000/200,000
Ante:
30,000

Berda Wheels in a Gigantic Double

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Our new chip leader: Tomer Berda
Our new chip leader: Tomer Berda

Vladimir Kochelaevskiy started the hand with the button and raised to 365,000. Tomer Berda promptly re-raised to 1,160,000 and Kochelaevskiy called.

The flop was all diamonds; {2-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}. Berda built two massive towers of green T25,000 chips and slid them forward to bet 2,000,000. Kochelaevskiy announced all in and Berda quickly called.

Kochelaevskiy: {q-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}
Berda: {a-Diamonds}{j-Spades}

Berda needed a diamond, ace or jack to take the lead. The {4-Spades} came on the turn which was an interesting card. It didn't change much persay, but it did give Berda a wheel draw.

The {5-Clubs} on the river completed said draw.

"Yessssss!!!!!!!" Kochelaevskiy's rail shouted from the rail, not realizing Berda had made a straight.

After a moment for clarification and chip verification, Merda was shipped a wave up chips making him our new chip leader:

Merda - 10,800,000
Kochelaevskiy - 3,800,000

Tags: Tomer BerdaVladimir Kochelaevskiy

Berda Pushes Back

Chad_Holloway

Tomer Berda raised to 350,000 from the button and Vladimir Kochelaevskiy reraised to 1.015. Berda then came over the top to 2.5 million, leaving only 2.1 behind. Kochelaevskiy didn't take long to muck.

Tags: Vladimir KochelaevskiyTomer Berda

All In and a Call

Chad_Holloway

Vladimir Kochelaevskiy raised to 365,000 from the button and Tomer Berda moved all in. Kochelaevskiy made the call and they turned over their cards:

Kochelaevskiy: {A-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}
Berda: {10-Clubs}{10-Hearts}

Kochelaevskiy was looking to hit an ace and couldn't do so on the {6-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{7-Spades} flop. The {5-Clubs} was no help and all Berda needed to do was avoid an ace or four on the river. The dealer burned and put up the {K-Spades}.

Berda doubled to 4.54 million while Kochelaevskiy sits with around 10 million.

Tags: Tomer BerdaVladimir Kochelaevskiy

"Nice Hand"

Chad_Holloway

Tomer Berda raised to 350,000 from the button only to have Vladimir Kochelaevskiy reraise to 1.02 million. Berda made the call and the two saw a flop of {J-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}.

Both players checked, as they did when the {3-Spades} came on the turn. When the {2-Diamonds} hit the river, Kochelaevskiy gathered chips and pushed forth a bet of 1.435 million. Berda quickly called but mucked when he saw Kochelaevskiy's {A-}{8-}.

"Nice hand," was all Berda could say as he dropped to 2.4 million; meanwhile, Kochelaevskiy is up to 12.2 million.

Tags: Tomer BerdaVladimir Kochelaevskiy