Event #50: Monster Stack - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
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Event Info

Buy-in $1,500
Prize Pool $8,147,250
Players 6,035

Level Info

Level 46
Blinds 2,500,000 / 5,000,000
Ante 5,000,000

Hand #154: Chauve Takes the Lead Into Break

ajlamers • Level 43: 1,200,000-2,400,000, 2,400,000 ante

Hand #154: Vincent Chauve limped in on the button and Kainalu McCue-Unciano raised it up to 9.4 million in the big blind. Chauve called and the two players saw a flop of {j-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}.

McCue-Unciano led out for 6.2 million and Chauve called. The turn was the {3-Spades} and McCue-Unciano checked this time. Chauve counted out a bet of 9 million and McCue-Unciano shipped all in and Chauve called off his stack of 66 million.

McCue-Unciano turned over {a-Spades}{4-Spades} for a flush draw while Chauve held {4-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} for the best hand currently. McCue-Unciano had a bunch of cards to end the match but the {10-Diamonds} on the river sent a double up to Chauve as he took over the chip lead.

The players are heading on another 15-minute break.

Vincent Chauve fr
Vincent Chauve
fr 165,600,000 84,000,000
Kainalu McCue-Unciano us
Kainalu McCue-Unciano
us 136,400,000 -84,000,000

Tags: Kainalu McCue-UncianoVincent Chauve

Hands #149-153: McCue-Unciano Back in Control

LoriPersinger • Level 43: 1,200,000-2,400,000, 2,400,000 ante

Hand #149: Kainalu McCue-Unciano raised to 4.8 million and Chauve made the call. Both players checked the {10-Spades}{2-Clubs}{q-Spades} flop, and Chauve led out for 8 million on the {8-Spades} turn, which McCue-Unciano called. Both players checked the {5-Spades} flopped and McCue-Unciano tabled {9-Spades}{2-Clubs} for the winning hand.

Hand #150: Chauve limped, McCue-Unciano raised all in and Chauve folded.

Hand #151: McCue-Unciano raised it 4.8 million and Chauve three-bet to 18.5 million. With action back on McCue-Unciano, he thought for a few moments before he announced "All in,' which sent Chauve into the tank. After about a minute of deep thought Chauve mucked his hand.

Hand #152: Chauve raised to 4.8 million and McCue-Unciano called. The flop was {a-Spades}{9-Spades}{8-Spades} and McCue-Unciano checked. Chauve bet 4 million, McCue-Unciano check-raised to 16 million and Chauve called. On the {3-Hearts} turn, McCue-Unciano check-folded to a 19 million bet from Chauve.

Hand #153: Chauve called McCue-Unciano's raise to 4.8 million, but then check-folded to McCue-Unciano's 4 million chip bet on the {10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{a-Spades} flop.

Kainalu McCue-Unciano us
Kainalu McCue-Unciano
us 220,400,000 22,500,000
Vincent Chauve fr
Vincent Chauve
fr 81,600,000 -22,500,000

Tags: Kainalu McCue-UncianoVincent Chauve

Hands #144-148: McCue-Unciano Sticks In the First Four-Bet

ajlamers • Level 43: 1,200,000-2,400,000, 2,400,000 ante

Hand #144: Vincent Chauve raised to 5 million on the button and Kainalu McCue-Unciano defended from the big blind. The flop came {a-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{2-Spades} and McCue-Unciano check-called a bet of 4 million from Chauve. The turn brought the {2-Diamonds} and both players checked to the {q-Hearts} on the river. Two more checks and McCue-Unciano tabled {k-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} to chop the pot with Chauve's {k-Hearts}{8-Hearts}.

Hand #145: McCue-Unciano made it 4.8 million on the button and Chauve called. The flop fell {9-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{4-Clubs} and Chauve checked to McCue-Unciano who continued for 3 million. Chauve called and the {3-Clubs} landed on the turn. Chauve checked again and McCue-Unciano fired out another bet of 7.5 million. Chauve let his hand go this time and McCue-Unciano collected another pot.

Hand #146: Chauve limped in on the button and McCue-Unciano checked his option. The flop came {a-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{5-Clubs} and McCue-Unciano check-called a bet of 2.4 million from Chauve. The turn was the {7-Clubs} and McCue-Unciano checked again. Chauve stuck in a bet of 5 million but McCue-Unciano still called.

The river was the {3-Spades} and McCue-Unciano checked once more. Chauve reached back for a bet of 12 million and McCue-Unciano squirmed in his chair. McCue-Unciano made the call and Chuave tabled {7-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} to scoop the pot.

Hand #147: McCue-Unciano raised to 4.8 million and Chauve three-bet to 18.5 million. McCue-Unciano replied with a four-bet to 38.8 million and Chauve laid his hand down.

Hand #148: Chauve just called on the button and McCue-Unciano chose to see a flop for cheap. The flop came {6-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{4-Hearts} and McCue-Unciano check-folded to a bet of 2.5 million from Chauve.

Kainalu McCue-Unciano us
Kainalu McCue-Unciano
us 197,900,000 900,000
Vincent Chauve fr
Vincent Chauve
fr 104,100,000 -900,000

Tags: Vincent ChauveKainalu McCue-Unciano

Hands #139-143: Some Back and Forth

LoriPersinger • Level 43: 1,200,000-2,400,000, 2,400,000 ante

Hand #139: Kainalu McCue-Unciano raised to 4.8 million and Vincent Chauve made the call. After McCue-Unciano continued for 3.6 million on the {k-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{2-Hearts}, flop Chauve check-raised to 14 million and McCue-Unciano folded.

Hand #140: Chauve called and McCue-Unciano checked his option. Both players checked to the turn on a board of {5-Spades}{9-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{2-Spades}, Chauve bet 3.5 million and took the pot.

Hand #141: McCue-Unciano made it 4.8 million and Chauve called. After both players checked to the turn on the {7-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} board, Chauve bet 6 million and McCue-Unciano called. The 20 million bet that Chauve slid out on the {a-Spades} river was enough to get a fold from McCue-Unciano.

Hand #142: Chauve called and McCue-Unciano checked his big blind. After both players checked to the turn on a board of {7-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{4-Spades}, and McCue-Unciano checked again, Chauve bet out 4 million and McCue-Unciano made the call. McCue-Unciano then check-called a 8 million bet from Chauve on the {q-Clubs} river. Chauve tabled {q-Spades}{4-Diamonds} for the full house and scooped the pot.

Hand #143: Chauve called the 4.8 million raise from McCue-Unciano, and then check-called the 3 million continuation bet from McCue-Unciano on the {8-Spades}{7-Clubs}{5-Hearts} flop. After both players checked the {2-Clubs} turn and Chauve again checked the {8-Clubs} river, McCue-Unciano bet out 24 million, which was called by Chauve. McCue-Unciano tabled [8h6] for trips eights.

Kainalu McCue-Unciano us
Kainalu McCue-Unciano
us 197,000,000 -6,600,000
Vincent Chauve fr
Vincent Chauve
fr 105,000,000 6,600,000

Poker Tactic: Kainalu McCue-UncianoVincent Chuave

Hands #134-138: Chauve Chipping Away

ajlamers • Level 43: 1,200,000-2,400,000, 2,400,000 ante
Vincent Chauve
Vincent Chauve

Hand #134: Vincent Chauve raised to 5 million on the button and Kainalu McCue-Unciano called from the big blind. The flop came {8-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{2-Spades} and both players checked to the {j-Spades} on the turn and the {4-Hearts} on the river. Two more checks and McCue-Unciano tabled {q-Clubs}{4-Spades} for the best hand.

Hand #135: McCue-Unciano made it 4.8 million to go on the button and Chauve three-bet to 18.5 million which got McCue-Unciano to fold.

Hand #136: Chauve opened to 5 million and McCue-Unciano replied with a three-bet of his own to 18.4 million which prompted a fold from Chauve.

Hand #137: McCue-Unciano folded his button and Chauve got a walk.

Hand #138: Chauve just limped in from the button this time and McCue-Unciano checked his option. The flop fell {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} and McCue-Unciano check-folded to a bet of 2.4 million from Chauve.

Kainalu McCue-Unciano us
Kainalu McCue-Unciano
us 203,600,000 -5,800,000
Vincent Chauve fr
Vincent Chauve
fr 98,400,000 5,800,000

Tags: Kainalu McCue-UncianoVincent Chauve

Level:
43
Blinds:
1,200,000/2,400,000
Ante:
2,400,000

Hands #130-133: Chauve Closing the Gap

LoriPersinger • Level 42: 1,000,000-2,000,000, 2,000,000 ante

Hand #130: Vicnent Chauve raised to 4 million and Kainalu McCue-Unciano folded.

Hand #131: McCue-Unciano made it 4 million and Chauve called. Both players checked through to the turn on a board of {4-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{8-Hearts}, and after Chauve bet 6 million McCue-Unciano raised it to 16 million and Chauve made the call. Both players then checked the {2-Hearts} river and Chauve tabled {7-Hearts}{5-Hearts} for the flush and took the pot.

Hand #132: Chauve made it 4 million to go and McCue-Unciano made the call. Both players then checked through to the river on a board of {j-Spades}{6-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{k-Hearts}, and after McCue-Unciano checked again, Chauve bet out 10 million and took it down.

Hand #133: McCue-Unciano made it 4 million to go and Chauve called. After both players checked to the turn on a board of {9-Spades}{8-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}, Chauve bet 5 million, which was enough to take it down.

Kainalu McCue-Unciano us
Kainalu McCue-Unciano
us 209,400,000 -29,000,000
Vincent Chauve fr
Vincent Chauve
fr 92,600,000 29,000,000

Tags: Kainalu McCue-UncianoVincent Chauve

Hands #126-129: Chauve Gets a Double Up

ajlamers • Level 42: 1,000,000-2,000,000, 2,000,000 ante

Hand #126: Vincent Chauve limped in from the button and Kainalu McCue-Unciano shipped all in, forcing Chauve to fold.

Hand #127: McCue-Unciano announced all in on the button and Chauve called off his stack of 28.8 million. While Chauve held the preflop lead, McCue-Unciano held two live cards.

Kainalu McCue-Unciano: {k-Clubs}{7-Clubs}
Vincent Chauve: {a-Clubs}{5-Spades}

The flop came {a-Spades}{10-Hearts}{9-Spades} to put Chauve in a commanding lead with a pair of aces. The turn brought the {7-Diamonds} to give McCue-Unciano some hope but the {6-Spades} on the river ensured Chauve of a double up.

Hand #128: Chauve limped in from the button and McCue-Unciano checked his option. The flop fell {a-Clubs}{q-Spades}{6-Hearts} and McCue-Unciano check-called a bet of 2 million from Chauve. The turn was the {k-Diamonds} and McCue-Unciano checked again. Chauve fired out a bet of 6.5 million and McCue-Unciano instantly folded.

Hand #129: McCue-Unciano raised to 4 million and Chauve called to see a flop of {j-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{4-Clubs}. Chauve check-folded to a bet of 3 million from McCue-Unciano.

Kainalu McCue-Unciano us
Kainalu McCue-Unciano
us 238,400,000 -28,800,000
Vincent Chauve fr
Vincent Chauve
fr 63,600,000 28,800,000

Tags: Kainalu McCue-UncianoVincent Chauve

Gregory Katayama Eliminated in 3rd Place ($461,369)

ajlamers • Level 42: 1,000,000-2,000,000, 2,000,000 ante

Hand #125: Gregory Katayama shipped all in for 10.4 million in the small blind for just over five big blinds. Vincent Chauve called from the big blind and the cards were on their back.

Vincent Chauve: {q-Hearts}{j-Hearts}
Gregory Katayama: {j-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}

Chauve was in a dominating position and the flop of {q-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{2-Spades} gave him a commanding lead. The {j-Diamonds} on the turn sealed the deal and the {6-Clubs} on the river was just a formality. Katayama was eliminated in third place and Kainalu McCue-Unciano will take a dominating chip lead into heads-up play.

Kainalu McCue-Unciano us
Kainalu McCue-Unciano
us 267,200,000
Vincent Chauve fr
Vincent Chauve
fr 34,800,000 10,400,000
Gregory Katayama ca
Gregory Katayama
ca Busted

Tags: Gregory KatayamaKainalu McCue-UncianoVincent Chauve

Hands #119-124: Chauve Stays Alive

LoriPersinger • Level 42: 1,000,000-2,000,000, 2,000,000 ante
Vincent Chauve
Vincent Chauve

Hand #119: Vincent Chauve moved all in and was called by Gregory Katayama.

Vincent Chauve: {a-Clubs}{8-Spades}
Gregory Katayama: {k-Clubs}{9-Hearts}

The Board ran out {7-Spades}{a-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}, which gave Chauve the full house and the double-up,

Hand #120: Katayama moved all in and took the blinds and ante.

Hand #121: Kainalu McCue-Unciano raised it up to 12.4 million and took down the blinds and ante.

Hand #122: Chauve got a walk.

Hand #123: Katayama moved all in and got no callers.

Hand #124: McCue-Unciano made it 12 million to play and took it down preflop.

Kainalu McCue-Unciano us
Kainalu McCue-Unciano
us 267,200,000 4,000,000
Vincent Chauve fr
Vincent Chauve
fr 24,400,000 11,200,000
Gregory Katayama ca
Gregory Katayama
ca 10,400,000 -15,200,000

Tags: Gregory KatayamaKainalu McCue-UncianoVincent Chauve