Event #19: $5,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em

Event Info

Buy-in $5,000
Preispool $916,500
Players 195

Level Info

Level 25
Blinds 15,000 / 30,000
Ante 0

Katz Moves in on the River

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Hand #35: Vincent Bartello raised to 50,000. Cary Katz made the call, as did Davidi Kitai on the button. The blinds folded. Everyone checked the {2-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} flop. The turn came {q-Spades}. Bartello fired the minimum, 20,000. Katz folded, and Kitai made it 100,000 to go. Bartello made the call to see the {5-Hearts} river. He then checked. Kitai kept up the pressure, this time firing 225,000. Bartello tanked briefly before calling with {a-}{q-}, but Kitai rolled over {2-}{2-} for a set.

Hand #36: Kitai raised preflop, and everyone else folded.

Hand #37: Kitai raised to 40,000, and Bartello called. Bartello checked the {q-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{10-Hearts}, and Kitai checked behind. The turn brought yet another heart, this time the {j-Hearts}. Both players checked through the river as well, which was the {8-Spades}. Bartello showed {q-Spades}{6-Clubs} to win the pot.

Hand #38: Kitai got a walk.

Hand #39: Katz opened to 44,000 from the button. Dimitar Danchev was the only caller. The flop came {q-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{j-Hearts}. Both players checked. The turn came {a-Spades}, and Dimitar kept checking. Katz bet 25,000 this time, but Danchev came over the top to 90,000. Katz made the call. The river was the {10-Diamonds}, completing a four-straight. Danchev slowed down with a check, and Katz took the opportunity to move all in. Danchev folded without much thought.

Tags: Cary KatzDavidi KitaiDimitar DanchevVincent Bartello

Kristina Holst Eliminated in 6th Place ($44,844)

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Kristina Holst - 6th Place
Kristina Holst - 6th Place

Hand #32: The action folded to Kristina Holst in the small blind, and she gave Cary Katz a walk. He showed {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}.

Hand #33: Eugene Katchalov raised to 40,000 in the hijack, Katz called in the small blind, and the dealer fanned {7-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}. Both players checked. The turn was the {5-Clubs}, the two checked again, and the {j-Diamonds} completed the board. The pair checked a final time, and Katchalov won with {a-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}.

Hand #34: Vincent Bartello raised to 50,000 in the hijack. Kristina Holst moved all in for less (32,000) in the hijack and Cary Katz three-bet to 100,000 on the button. Bartello called.

The flop fell {q-Spades}{a-Clubs}{6-Clubs}, Bartello checked, Katz slid forward 70,000, and Bartello tanked for over a minute before calling.

The turn brought more paint as the {j-Spades} hit the felt. Bartello moved all in and Katz snap-folded.

Bartello: {a-Spades}{8-Spades}
Holst: {a-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}

The {4-Hearts} completed the board, and Holst was eliminated in sixth place.

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Tags: Cary KatzEugene KatchalovKristina HolstVincent Bartello

Bartello Doubles Again With Ace-King

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Hand #30: Davidi Kitai raised to 40,000, taking down the blinds.

Hand #31: Kitai raised to 40,000 once again, Eugene Katchalov called on the button, and Vincent Bartello three-bet all in for 170,000 from the small blind. Kitai folded, and Katchalov called.

Katchalov: {a-Hearts}{q-Clubs}
Bartello: {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}

Bartello held as the board came {9-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{3-Hearts}, doubling once again.

Tags: Eugene KatchalovVincent BartelloDavidi Kitai

Bartello Doubles Through Holst

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Vincent Bartello doubles
Vincent Bartello doubles

Hand #28: The action folded to Davidi Kitai in the small blind, and he raised to 50,000. Dimitar Danchev surrendered his big blind.

Hand #29: Vincent Bartello raised the pot (70,000) from under the gun, Kristina Holst moved all in on his direct left for around 140,000. The action folded back to Bartello, who called all-in for less.

Bartello: {a-Spades}{k-Clubs}
Holst: {a-Clubs}{q-Hearts}

Bartello was ahead, and increased his lead when the flop fell {7-Hearts}{4-Spades}{k-Diamonds}. Holst was drawing dead when the {9-Diamonds} turned, and a meaningless {7-Spades} completed the board.

Bartello doubled, while Holst is now severely short stacked.

Tags: Davidi KitaiDimitar DanchevKristina HolstVincent Bartello

Bertrand Grospellier Eliminated in 7th Place ($34,341)

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Bertrand Grospellier watches the river on his all in bet
Bertrand Grospellier watches the river on his all in bet

Hand #23: Cary Katz raised to 40,000, and Davidi Kitai made the call. Dimitar Danchev reraised to 180,000. Katz and Kitai folded, and Danchev took the pot.

Hand #24: Kitai opened to 40,000. Danchev three-bet to 150,000. Kitai folded.

Hand #25: Kitai opened to 40,000 once again. Eugene Katchalov did the three-betting this time, to 92,000. Kitai tanked for a couple of minutes before folding.

Hand #26: Katchalov minraised from the button, and nobody called him.

Hand #27: Bertrand Grospellier raised, and Katchalov repopped to 240,000. Grospellier called off with {q-Diamonds}{j-Spades}. Unfortunately, Katchalov held {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs}. The board came {5-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}. Katchalov's kings held up, and Grospellier hit the rail.

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Tags: Bertrand "ElkY" GrospellierEugene Katchalov

Dario Minieri Eliminated in 8th Place ($26,468)

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Dario Minieri - 8th Place
Dario Minieri - 8th Place

Hand #21: Cary Katz opened in the cutoff, Davidi Kitai three-bet on the button, and Katz folded.

Hand #22: The action folded to Dario Minieri, who moved all in for 64,000 on the button. Dimitar Danchev called in the big blind.

Minieri: {k-Clubs}{5-Spades}
Danchev: {a-Diamonds}{3-Spades}

Danchev's ace-high held as the board came {8-Clubs}{2-Spades}{j-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}, and the 2008 World Series of Poker bracelet winner hit the rail in eighth place.

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