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Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Hold Me Closer George Danzer

[user198205] • Level 1: 50-100, 0 ante

The hijack raised to 250 and George Danzer called from the button. The flop came {j-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{7-Hearts}, the hijack bet 400 and Danzer called. The turn was the {2-Diamonds} and the hijack decided to check the action over to Danzer who bet 1,000. The hijack folded and Danzer took down the pot upping his stack to 32,000.

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Alexander's Stack Suffering Shrinkage

Shamus • Level 1: 50-100, 0 ante

The board read {4-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{7-Hearts} and about 5,000 sat in the middle. The action was on Vanessa Selbst, sitting in the big blind, and acting with deliberation she bet 3,100. Jason Alexander, waiting only a couple of seconds, pushed out a raise to 6,500 from middle position. Selbst again took her time, rechecking her cards, then made the call.

The river was the {J-Diamonds}, and both players checked in a flash. Selbst tabled {A-Clubs}{Q-Hearts} for top two pair. Alexander nodded in acknowledgment, showing his {A-Spades}{5-Spades} as he did.

As the hand concluded, one of the many passing photographers asked the former "Seinfeld" star to pose for a picture, and Alexander obliged with a cheeky, faux-serious poker face for the shot before breaking into a wide grin afterwards.

Alexander is still grinning, despite having slipped to 23,000. Meanwhile, Selbst has some reason to smile, too, having bumped back up to 34,000 here in the early going.

Tags: Jason AlexanderVanessa Selbst

Heido Ho Heitmann


After a middle position player limped, Jan Heitmann raised to 375 and only the big blind called. On the {10-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{2-Hearts} flop, the big blind bet 500 and Heitmann made the call. The action was the same on the {7-Spades} turn for 800 and on the {10-Diamonds} river for 1,800 where Heitmann tanked for a few minutes before the last call. The big blind sheepishly turned over {6-Hearts}{4-Clubs} for a missed small flush draw and just the two pair on board with a six kicker at the end. Heitmann revealed {A-Spades}{A-Diamonds} for aces up and caught his opponent’s bluff to win the pot.

Jan Heitmann
Jan Heitmann
32,500 2,500

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Karr Having Trouble Starting


On a flop of {Q-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} a player in the cutoff fired out a large bet totaling 5,525. McLean Karr made the call and the {10-Spades} fell on the turn.

This time Karr's opponent decided to up the ante, so to speak, betting out a whopping 26,000. Karr went into the tank, pondering this decision that was worth his tournament life.

"I have kings" said Karr, dejectedly before mucking his hand, knocking him down to 12,500.

McLean Karr us
McLean Karr
us 12,500

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Selbst Squeezes Out a Victory

OHairDJ • Level 1: 50-100, 0 ante

A player in early position opened for 375 and was called by the player to his immediate left and Vanessa Selbst from middle position. Everyone else folded.

The flop came {4-Clubs}{3-Spades}{7-Hearts} and the original raiser c-bet for 625. The opponent to his left raised to 1,700 and Vanessa Selbst had a long think before four-betting to 5,100. The original raiser quickly folded, but the player to his left fell hard into the tank. He counted his chips a couple times, but eventually mucked his hand. Selbst mucked without showing and is back up to 29,000.

Tags: Vanessa Selbst

Hennigan Slipping


A middle position player raised it up to 250, John Hennigan called from the cutoff, the player on the button re-raised to 1,800 and both players called to see the {2-Spades}{a-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} flop. All three players checked and they saw the {3-Diamonds} turn.

The middle position player checked, Hennigan bet 2,000, and both players called. The river came {2-Diamonds} and all three players checked again. The middle position player showed {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs} and the other two mucked.

Hennigan falls to 21,000 which is still two thirds of his starting stack, but any lost ground at this point is especially hard to make up in an event of this magnitude and size.

John Hennigan us
John Hennigan
us 21,000 -6,800

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Boyd Tank Folds


With the board reading {8-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{K-Spades} and over 8,000 in the pot, the player in the big blind pushed out a bet of 5,250 chips. Dutch Boyd went into the tank for over two minutes pondering this hand. Eventually he quietly mucked his cards, taking the small hit to his stack.

Dutch Boyd
Dutch Boyd
23,000 -7,000

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As Long As He Doesn't Start Biting

Shamus • Level 1: 50-100, 0 ante

We were passing through the Orange section when across the way came an oddly-familiar sound, something we hadn't heard for about a year or so here in the Amazon Room.

It was barking.

A walk over to the Purple section showed that, indeed, Ted Bort has returned to the World Series Main Event.
And he's barking again. "Remember him?" said players to one another at tables as we passed by, referring to Bort's barking from the WSOP a year ago. "How could you forget?" came the reply.

By the time we arrived at Bort's table, he was in conversation with a tournament director regarding the matter of excessive celebration.

"I wasn't celebrating," said Bort. "It wasn't that bad of a bark," said a tablemate.

We'll see -- and hear -- how it goes for Bort and his neighbors as the afternoon and evening wears on.

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Small Hit to Hulyk


With a flop of {A-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}, a player bet out 500 and Darya Hulyk made it 1,500 to go. Action folded back around to the original bettor and he made the call. The {Q-Spades} came on the turn and the action went check-check. The {8-Diamonds} rivered and once again they both checked. Hulyk's opponent tabled {A-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} and Hulyk sent her cards sailing to the muck.

Darya Hulyk
Darya Hulyk
27,000 -3,000

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Joining the Tan Players


Eli Elezra has just taken his seat in the tan section. This section is the first that is being broken to fill empty seats in other sections, so as a result he likely won't be at his current table for long.