Event 44: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Event Info

Buy-in $1,000
Prize Pool $2,654,100
Players 2,949

Level Info

Level 28
Blinds 30,000 / 60,000
Ante 10,000

Mittelman Doubles Through Elia


Kevin Elia opened to 80,000 from the cutoff position and directly behind him, Niel Mittelman called from the button. Everyone else got out of the way and it was heads-up going to the flop.

Flop: {2-Spades}{3-Clubs}{6-Hearts}

Elia checked to Mittelman, who fired 80,000 into the middle. Elia then check-raised to 185,000 and Mettelman made the call.

The turn brought a {4-Hearts} and Elia pushed all in. Mittelman tanked, but eventually called all in for 1,125,000 and hands were revealed.

Mittelman: {4-Spades}{4-Diamonds} for a set of fours.
Elia: {Q-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds} for queen-high.

Elia was drawing to a chop, but the {4-Hearts} river left Mittelman with quads and he doubled through to 2,225,000.

Elia is down to 600,000 following the massive blow.

Niel Mittelman us
Niel Mittelman
us 2,250,000 1,050,000
Kevin Elia US
Kevin Elia
US 600,000 -1,250,000

Tags: Kevin EliaNiel Mittelman

Color Up

OHairDJ • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

Players are now on a small break so that the yellow $1,000 denomination chips can be colored up.


Palumbo Rocking His Way to Lead


Rocco Palumbo now holds more than one third of all the chips in play, courtesy of the following hand between him and Niel Mittelman.

It was a three-bet pot that saw a {7-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{3-Clubs} flop hit the felt. Mittelman opted to check-raise on the flop, making it 210,000 after Palumbo led for 76,000. Palumbo made the call and a {k-Diamonds} would land on the turn.

This time Mittelman led for 250,000 and Palumbo quickly called. The {5-Spades} on the river would see Mittelman again lead, this time for a large 800,000.

When Palumbo again called, Mittelman said, "You're good," as he turned over {8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}. Palumbo held {k-Clubs}{q-Hearts} and raked in the giant pot.

Rocco Palumbo it
Rocco Palumbo
it 3,000,000 1,280,000
Niel Mittelman us
Niel Mittelman
us 1,200,000 -1,500,000

Tags: Rocco PalumboNiel Mittelman

Anke Berner Eliminated in 7th Place ($59,478)

Anke Berner - 7th place
Anke Berner - 7th place

It was folded around to Anke Berner in middle position and she moved all in for 384,000 total. Directly behind her in the cutoff, Niel Mittelman announced a call to put her at risk and everyone else got out of the way.

Mittelman: {A-Spades}{K-Spades}
Berner: {K-Hearts}{Q-Spades}

The board failed to improve Berner's hand and she was sent to the rail in seventh place.

Niel Mittelman us
Niel Mittelman
us 2,700,000 380,000
Anke Berner DE
Anke Berner
DE Busted

Tags: Anke BernerNiel Mittelman

Patrick Karschamroon Eliminated in 8th Place ($45,040)

Patrick Karschamroon  - 8th Place
Patrick Karschamroon - 8th Place

The last hand Patrick Karschamroon's tournament began when Thomas Conway opened the pot to 52,000. Jason Everett then three-bet to 112,000 and it was on Karschamroon who shoved all in for just over 300,000. Conway got out of the way and Everett snapped off the call.

Karschamroon: {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds}
Everett: {q-Hearts}{q-Spades}

By the time the turn had run out on a {3-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{5-Hearts} board, Karschamroon was looking for the lone eight of clubs to survive. The {k-Hearts} wasn't what he was looking for and Karschamroon was sent home in eighth place.

Jason Everett us
Jason Everett
us 1,100,000 475,000
Patrick Karschamroon us
Patrick Karschamroon
us Busted

Tags: Patrick KarschamroonJason Everett

Robinson Getting Short


Nelson Robinson called a bet from Kevin Elia on a {9-Spades}{J-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} flop to see a turn, which brought the {Q-Clubs}.

Elia fired 77,000 into the middle and Robinson again called.

The {2-Spades} completed the board and Elia bet 375,000, which was enough to put Robinson all in. Robinson tanked hard, but eventually opted to let his hand go.

Robinson is down to his last 300,000.

Kevin Elia US
Kevin Elia
US 1,850,000 300,000
Nelson Robinson US
Nelson Robinson
US 300,000 -350,000

Tags: Nelson RobinsonKevin Elia

Mittelman Getting Aggressive


Anke Berner opened the action with a raise and was promptly three-bet to 125,000 by Niel Mittelman on her direct left.

Flop: {8-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{8-Clubs}

On the flop, Berner led for 160,000 and Mittelman shoved his giant stack all in. He had Berner covered by a huge amount and the last lady standing went deep into the tank.

"I fold," Berner eventually uttered as Mittelman took down the large pot and left Berner as one of the short stacks.

Niel Mittelman us
Niel Mittelman
us 2,320,000 470,000
Anke Berner DE
Anke Berner
DE 370,000 -230,000

Tags: Anke BernerNiel Mittelman

Conway Folds to Palumbo's Pressure


Action folded around to Rocco Palumbo in the big blind, who raised to 58,000. Thomas Conway called from the big for a heads-up pot.

The flop came {4-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{K-Spades} and Palumbo led out for 45,000. Conway called to see a turn, which brought the {9-Diamonds}.

Palumbo fired again - this time for 76,000 and Conway slid his hand into the muck.

Rocco Palumbo it
Rocco Palumbo
it 1,720,000 120,000
Thomas Conway us
Thomas Conway
us 1,100,000 -110,000

Tags: Rocco PalumboThomas Conway