High Roller

Leonid Vichman Eliminated in 13th Place ($65,270)

Leonid Vichman - 13th Place
Leonid Vichman - 13th Place

In the hijack seat, Leonid Vichman raised to 22,000. Nick Yunis made the call from the big blind and the flop came down {9-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}. Yunis checked and Vichman bet 30,000. Yunis checked raised all in and put Vichman to the test for his remaining 217,000. After a minute, he called.

Vichman: {J-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}
Yunis: {7-Clubs}{6-Hearts}

Vichman was actually ahead with his jack high versus Yunis' seven high. Both had draws, but Vichman's was a bit better. The turn, though, was the {4-Hearts} and nailed Yunis with a straight. The river completed the board with the {Q-Clubs} and Vichman was left felted.

Nick Yunis cl
Nick Yunis
cl 1,058,000 69,000
Leonid Vichman
Leonid Vichman

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Small River Bet from Augdal

[user68268] • Level 18: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

From the button, Terje Augdal raised to 20,000 and Govert Metaal called from the big blind. The flop came down {A-Spades}{K-Spades}{4-Hearts} and both players checked. The turn was the {3-Clubs} and both checked again. The river was the {7-Clubs} and Metaal check-called a small bet of 16,000. Augdal tabled the {K-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} for a pair of kings and Metaal mucked.

Tags: Terje AugdalGovert Metaal

Telker Doubles

Michael Telker doubles.
Michael Telker doubles.

Terje Augdal opened from the hijack position, and the action folded to Michael Telker who moved all in for around 140,000 in the small blind. Augdal made the call, and the hands were tabled.

Augdal: {a-Spades}{9-Spades}
Telker: {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}

Telker held as the board ran {3-Spades}{6-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}, doubling to almost 300,000 chips.

Terje Augdal no
Terje Augdal
no 915,000 -155,000
Michael Telker us
Michael Telker
us 295,000 155,000

Tags: Leonid VichmanMichael Telker

Duhamel Wins a Small One

[user101598] • Level 18: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Jonathan Duhamel wins a small one.
Jonathan Duhamel wins a small one.

The action folded to Leonid Vichman, who raised to 25,000 out of the small blind. Team PokerStars Pro Jonathan Duhamel defended his big blind, and the two took a flop of {k-Spades}{9-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}. Vichman led for 37,000, and Duhamel called.

Both players checked on the turn ({7-Diamonds}), and the river ({4-Spades}), and Vichman tabled {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}. Duhamel turned over {q-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} for kings and nines, and took down the pot.

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Kunimaro Kojo Eliminated in 14th Place ($65,270)

Kunimaro Kojo - 14th Place
Kunimaro Kojo - 14th Place

Isaac Haxton raised from middle position to 20,000 and Govert Metaal flat-called in the hijack seat. Action then folded to Kunimaro Kojo in the small blind and he reraised all in for approximately 165,000. Haxton folded, but Metaal called.

Metaal rolled over the {J-Diamonds}{J-Clubs} and was in a flip with the at-risk Kojo's {A-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}. The board stayed clean for Metaal as the {9-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{4-Spades}{7-Clubs} was run out and Kojo was eliminated. Metaal moved to over 600,000 in chips.

Govert Metaal nl
Govert Metaal
nl 605,000 150,000
Kunimaro Kojo jp
Kunimaro Kojo
jp Ausgeschieden

Tags: Govert MetaalKunimaro Kojo


Fierro Wins Massive Pot Ten Minutes Into Dinner Break

Nicolas Fierro wins a massive pot.
Nicolas Fierro wins a massive pot.

The dealer started the pitch just barely before the tournament clock read 00:00 for Level 17, and the action folded to Nicolas Fierro who opened to 17,000 in the hijack seat. Team PokerStars Pro Jonathan Duhamel three-bet to 38,000 on his direct left, and the action folded back to Fierro who tank-called.

The dealer fanned {3-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}, and Fierro checked. The 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion continued for 43,000, and after tanking for a few minutes, Fierro called.

Every player at the table stayed to watch, including Leonid Bilokur, who left for a bit then returned for the conclusion of the hand. They all sat at the table, stood next to their chair, or leaned against the rail in silence.

The turn was the {6-Clubs}, and Fierro checked a second time. Duhamel reached for a stack of blue T5,000 chips, took three chips off of the top, and slid 85,000 forward. Fierro sat silently for over five minutes, then made the call.

The {8-Clubs} completed the board, and Fierro checked a third time. Duhamel stared him down with great intensity, then finally reached for another stack of blue chips and fired a third bullet worth 110,000. Fierro tanked for longer than he had on the flop and turn combined. Duhamel kept his eyes on Fierro as he sat in thought, and after a good five-to-six minutes, Fierro raised to 260,000.

Duhamel let out a long sigh. He shifted in his chair, and you could see the wheels turning in his head. Finally, after a minute or two, he slid a stack of chips forward, signifying a call.

Fierro turned over {4-Clubs}{4-Spades} for a full house, and Duhamel angrily flicked his cards into the muck. Fierro raked in the monster pot, pushing his stack over a million chips, while Duhamel exited the tournament area for break.

Nicolas Fierro cl
Nicolas Fierro
cl 1,150,000 475,000
Jonathan Duhamel ca
Jonathan Duhamel
ca 960,000 -390,000

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PokerNews Weekly: January 13, 2012

[user68268] • Level 17: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

While you wait for the event to return, check out the latest PokerNews Weekly featuring our very own Kristy Arnett and Sarah Grant. In this week's edition, the two lovely hostesses fill you in on what's going on at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, news from the Aussie Millions and even break out in dance.

Dinner Break

[user68268] • Level 17: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

The remaining 14 players in the 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $25,000 High Roller are now on a 60-minute dinner break. We'll be back in an hour, but in the meantime, head over and check out our PCA Main Event coverage.