Event #11: $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Martini Holds to Eliminate Kennedy

ajlamers • Level 19: 2,000-4,000, 0 ante
Patrick Kennedy and Julien Martini
Patrick Kennedy and Julien Martini

Patrick Kennedy opened to 8,000 on the button and Julien Martini three-bet to 22,000. Kennedy called and the flop of {q-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} hit the felt. Martini continued for another 22,000 and Kennedy jammed all in for around 105,000 which Martini quickly called.

Patrick Kennedy: {a-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}
Julien Martini: {k-Diamonds}{j-Spades}

Kennedy flopped a straight and flush draw but a {3-} on the turn and a {j-} on the river were of no help and Martini advanced to the next round.

Julien Martini fr
Julien Martini
fr 600,000 224,000
Patrick Kennedy gb
Patrick Kennedy
gb Busted

Tags: Julien MartiniPatrick Kennedy

Imsirovic On the Ropes

NicholasBaltz • Level 19: 2,000-4,000, 0 ante
Ali Imsirovic & Henri Puustinen
Ali Imsirovic & Henri Puustinen

Henri Puustinen raised to 8,000 and Ali Imsirovic called.

The flop came {10-Spades}{q-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} and both players checked.

On the turn {10-Hearts} both players checked again.

The river fell the {4-Spades}, Imsirovic bet 28,000 and Puustinen folded.

Imsirovic takes the small pot but still faces an uphill battle

Henri Puustinen fi
Henri Puustinen
fi 502,000 202,000
Ali Imsirovic ba
Ali Imsirovic
ba 98,000 -202,000

Tags: Ali ImsirovicHenri Puustinen


Soverel Bluffs It Off to Becker's Quads

ajlamers • Level 18: 1,500-3,000, 0 ante
Johannes Becker
Johannes Becker

There was already around 230,000 chips in the pot between Sam Soverel and Johannes Becker. The completed board read {k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{k-Spades} and the action was on Soverel who shipped all in for around 150,000.

It took Becker less than a second to make the call. Soverel showed {9-Spades}{7-Spades} for complete air while Becker held {k-Hearts}{q-Spades} for quad kings. With that, Soverel was eliminated and Becker advanced to the next round.

Johannes Becker de
Johannes Becker
de 600,000 398,000
Sam Soverel us
Sam Soverel
us Busted

Tags: Sam SoverelJohannes Becker

Kennedy Treading Water

MattHansen • Level 18: 1,500-3,000, 0 ante

Julien Martini limped in and Patrick Kennedy checked his option.

The flop was {10-Spades}{10-Hearts}{7-Spades} and Kennedy bet 3,000. Martini called and the turn was {a-Diamonds}.

Kennedy checked the turn and Martini bet 9,000. Kennedy check-called to see a river {9-Clubs}.

Kennedy checked once again and Martini shoved. Kennedy found the fold and needs some help to get back into this matchup.

Julien Martini fr
Julien Martini
fr 557,700 54,700
Patrick Kennedy gb
Patrick Kennedy
gb 42,300 -54,700

Tags: Julien MartiniPatrick Kennedy

D'Ambrosio Way Out In Front

NicholasBaltz • Level 18: 1,500-3,000, 0 ante

With the board reading {3-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}, Jimmy D'Ambrosio bet 21,000 and Frank Crivello raised to 65,000.

D'Ambrosio called and the river came the {a-Diamonds}. Crivello bet 75,000 and D'Ambrosio went into the tank for a full three minutes.

D'Ambrosio finally settled on a call and the hands were tabled.

Jimmy D'Ambrosio: {10-Clubs}{3-Spades}
Frank Crivello: {k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}

D'Ambrosio's tens and threes were good and he is in a commanding lead.

Jimmy D'Ambrosio us
Jimmy D'Ambrosio
us 532,500 246,500
Frank Crivello us
Frank Crivello
us 67,500 -246,500

Tags: Frank CrivelloJimmy D'Ambrosio