Event 57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed



Flack Tanks for Five Minutes With Jack-High


When we reached the table, the board was already completed {2-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{10-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{q-Spades}. Layne Flack checked, and Jason Mercier moved all in for 117,000, which was about a pot-sized bet. Flack went into the tank, cutting out enough chips to call, and riffling them with his hand. He then took the entire stack and held it in the air, pump-faking it back and forth.

"I can't beat ace-high," he announced. "That's what's so f***ing sick about this."

Flack tanked for a little longer, then folded {j-Spades}{6-Spades} face up. Mercier silently mucked his cards, and raked in the pot.

Layne Flack us
Layne Flack
us 340,000 -30,000
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 305,000 90,000

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Flack Sends Rettenmaier Home


Marvin Rettenmaier moved all in from the cutoff seat for 97,000 and Layne Flack called on the button. Everyone else folded and all Rettenmaier had to do was have his {K-Hearts}{7-Hearts} come from behind against Flack's {A-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} to stay alive.

A flop, turn and river of {A-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{7-Spades}{8-Diamonds} gave Flack the win and sent Rettenmaier to the rail. Flack moved to 370,000 in chips.

Layne Flack us
Layne Flack
us 370,000 -50,000
Marvin Rettenmaier de
Marvin Rettenmaier
de Ausgeschieden

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Elias Does it Preflop


Darren Elias always flies a bit under the radar, but he may never be underestimated. Elias has had a lot of succes in the recent years, and in this event he's looking to make another very deep run.

Ty Reiman just raised under the gun to 25,000 after which Gregory Mason three-bet to 45,000. The action was folded to Elias who tanked for about a minute before four-betting to 102,000. Both Reiman and Merson folded giving Elias the pot.

On the next hand Eugene Katchalov raised and Elias put him all in. Katchalov folded and Elias took down another pot.

Darren Elias us
Darren Elias
us 580,000 70,000
Ty Reiman us
Ty Reiman
us 380,000 -35,000
Gregory Merson US
Gregory Merson
US 255,000 -70,000
Eugene Katchalov ua
Eugene Katchalov
ua 230,000 -20,000

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Big Pot Alert; Brammer Knocks out Stocker and Stammen

Christopher Brammer is our new chip leader
Christopher Brammer is our new chip leader

A massive pot just played out on Table 436 when Christopher Brammer busted both Keven Stammen en Thijmen Stocker. Brammer was stacking his new chips when we arrived, and Stocker told us what happened.

Brammer raised from the hijack and Stocker called in the cutoff. Keven Stammen was in the small blind, and he moved all in for right around 130,000. Brammer opted to re-shove for 500,000 and that put Stocker to the test. He called off for a total of 380,000 and these hands were shown.

Keven Stammen: {10-Clubs}{J-Clubs}
Christopher Brammer: {A-}{K-}
Thijmen Stocker: {A-}{Q-}

The board gave Brammer two pair, and he is now the chip leader with just under a million in chips.

Christopher Brammer gb
Christopher Brammer
gb 990,000 505,000
Keven Stammen us
Keven Stammen
us Ausgeschieden
Thijmen Stocker
Thijmen Stocker

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Boyaciyan Gone

David Boyaciyan
David Boyaciyan

David Boyaciyan raised to 16,000 and Kyle Julius reraised to 43,000. Action got back to Boyaciyan and he moved all in for right around 200,000. Julius quickly called.

Boyaciyan held the {A-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} for only one overcard to the {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs} for Julius. The flop, turn and river ran out {J-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{9-Spades}{2-Clubs} and Boyaciyan was sent to the rail.

Kyle Julius us
Kyle Julius
us 470,000 327,000
David Boyaciyan nl
David Boyaciyan
nl Ausgeschieden

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Barshak and Raus Bust Baumstein


Stanislav Barshak opened to 17,000 from under the gun, Scott Baumstein called on the button, and Martin Raus moved all in from the big blind. His all in was for right around 200,000. Barshak iso-shoved, and Baumstein called off his 430,000-chip stack creating a 1.1 million pot.


The board ran out {5-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}, and Baumstein was eliminated.

Stanislav Barshak us
Stanislav Barshak
us 860,000 292,000
Martin Raus ca
Martin Raus
ca 330,000 256,600
Scott Baumstein us
Scott Baumstein
us Ausgeschieden

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