Event 45: $50,000 Poker Players Championship
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Alaei Takes One From Blom

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Razz

Viktor Blom{x-}{x-} / {7-}{4-}{a-}{4-} / {x-}
Daniel Alaei{x-}{x-} / {3-}{10-}{8-}{9-} / {x-}

Viktor Blom completed it on third street and Daniel Alaei raised. Blom called and check-called on fourth street. On fifth Blom bet and Alaei called. Sixth gave Blom a pair, and Alaei the betting lead. He bet and Blom raised. Alaei called.

On seventh street both players checked and Alaei showed {A-}{J-}{6-} for the winning nine-eight-six-three-ace low.

Daniel Alaei us
Daniel Alaei
us 1,250,000 458,000
Viktor Blom se
Viktor Blom
se 490,000 -120,000

Tags: Viktor BlomDaniel Alaei

Scoop for Blom

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Viktor Blom
Viktor Blom

Omaha-8

From under the gun, Andy Bloch raised. Viktor Blom reraised from the button and Bloch made the call to see the flop come down {7-Spades}{6-Spades}{5-Hearts}. Bloch and Blom both checked.

The turn was the {2-Spades} and Bloch checked. Blom bet and Bloch called. The river was the {6-Diamonds} and Bloch checked again. Blom fired a bet and Bloch called.

Blom turned over the {A-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{K-Spades}{3-Hearts} for the nut low and two pair for high. Bloch mucked and Blom scooped the entire pot.

Andy Bloch us
Andy Bloch
us 1,030,000 299,000
Viktor Blom se
Viktor Blom
se 610,000 260,000

Tags: Viktor BlomAndy Bloch

Value For Klodnicki

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Stud

Bill Chen{x-}{x-} / {A-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{Q-Spades}{6-Spades} / {x-}
Chris Klodnicki{x-}{x-} / {J-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{6-Clubs} / {x-}

Bill Chen completed it on third street Chris Klodnicki raised. Chen called and ended up check-calling on every street.

"Jacks," Klodnicki announced.

"Good value bet," Chen said as Klodnicki showed {J-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{4-Spades} and took down the pot.

Chris Klodnicki us
Chris Klodnicki
us 2,620,000 270,000
Bill Chen us
Bill Chen
us 600,000 -80,000

Tags: Chris KlodnickiBill Chen

MIke Wattel Eliminated in 15th Place ($91,549)

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Mike Wattel - 15th Place
Mike Wattel - 15th Place

Stud

Mike Wattel: {x-}{x-} / {J-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}{3-Hearts} / {x-}
Viktor Blom: {x-}{x-} / {K-Clubs}{A-Clubs}{2-Spades}{K-Diamonds} / {x-}

Mike Wattel completed and Viktor Blom raised. Wattel called and then called all in on fourth street. He revealed the {A-Spades}{10-Hearts} to have ace-jack high. Blom held the {K-Hearts}{9-Spades} for a pair of kings.

Blom's hand ran out best with him finish with the {3-Diamonds} on the end and trip kings. Wattel's board ran out to give him just a pair of tens with the {10-Diamonds} on seventh.

Blom won the pot and Wattel was eliminated in 15th place for $91,549. The remaining 14 players have locked up $105,235.

Viktor Blom se
Viktor Blom
se 350,000 -3,000
Mike Wattel us
Mike Wattel
us Ausgeschieden

Tags: MIke WattelViktor Blom

Wattel Under 100K

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Stud

Daniel Alaei{x-}{x-} / {9-Clubs}{J-Clubs}{A-Hearts}{K-Hearts} / {x-}
Mike Wattel{x-}{x-} / {Q-Hearts}{3-Spades}{K-Spades}{3-Hearts} / {x-}

Catching the action on sixth street, Mike Wattel bet and Daniel Alaei raised. Wattel made the call and then check-called one last bet on seventh street.

Alaei turned over the {A-Hearts}{J-Spades}{4-Spades} for aces and jacks. Wattel slams his cards on the table in disgust, mucking them and losing the pot. He was left with under 100,000 in chips.

Mike Wattel us
Mike Wattel
us 90,000 -301,000

Tags: Mike WattelDaniel Alaei

Baker Double

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Stud

Daniel Alaei{x-}{x-} / {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}{A-Hearts} / {x-}
David "ODB Baker{x-}{x-} / {K-Clubs}{9-Spades}{4-Clubs}{10-Hearts} / {x-}

Daniel Alaei completed on third and then called a raise from David "ODB" Baker before betting out on fourth, fifth and sixth. On sixth street, Baker called all in for his last 45,000.

On the end, Baker turned over the {Q-Clubs}{J-Spades}{8-Diamonds} and had a straight to the king. Alaei held the {A-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{5-} for a losing two pair of aces and nines. Baker's hand was best and he won the pot to double up.

Daniel Alaei us
Daniel Alaei
us 792,000 -308,000
David ODB Baker us
David ODB Baker
us 528,000 262,000

Tags: David BakerDaniel Alaei