Event #19: $5,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em
Tage:
123

Event Info

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

Level Info

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

Highlights

Highlights

Small One for Danchev

[user101598] • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 0 ante

Dimitar Danchev, winner of the 2013 PCA Main Event, raised to 20,000 in middle position, and Davidi Kitai defended his big blind. Both players checked on a flop of {9-Hearts}{5-Spades}{4-Diamonds}, and Kitai led out for 18,000 when the {8-Spades} turned. Danchev called.

Both players knuckled again when the {6-Spades} completed the board, and Danchev won with {10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} for a pair of nines.

Davidi Kitai be
Davidi Kitai
Winamax Sponsored Pro
be 655,000 -36,000
Dimitar Danchev bg
Dimitar Danchev
bg 261,000 16,000

Tags: Dimitar DanchevDavidi Kitai

Grospellier Three-Bets Then Folds

[user101598] • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 0 ante
Bertrand Grospellier
Bertrand Grospellier

Cary Katz raised to 20,000 from early position, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier three-bet to 52,000 from middle position, and Vincent Bartello announced pot in the small blind. The all-in bet was for 103,000 - less than the pot - and Katz quickly folded. Despite getting a great price, Grospellier flicked his cards into the muck as well, and Bartello picked up the pot.

Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
us 425,000 16,000
Vincent Bartello us
Vincent Bartello
us 180,000 70,000
Bertrand Grospellier fr
Bertrand Grospellier
GGPoker Ambassador
fr 160,000 -87,000

Tags: Bertrand GrospellierCary KatzVincent Bartello

Kitai Makes Massive Call to Vault to Chiplead

[user249920] • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 0 ante
Davidi Kitai made a big call.
Davidi Kitai made a big call.

Davidi Kitai opened to 22,000 from middle position, and Dario Minieri three-bet to 49,000 from his immediate left. Kitai made the call after everyone else folded.

Kitai checked the {7-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{a-Hearts} flop, and Minieri bet 50,000. Kitai called. The turn came {j-Hearts}, and both players checked. An {8-Spades} arrived on the river, and Kitai checked once more. Minieri fired 160,000.

Kitai went deep into the tank, alternately staring at the board and then at MInieri, who never wavered his gaze from Kitai. After about three minutes, Minieri patted the table and said "time." About 10 seconds later, Kitai slid out a tower of pink chips to call.

"You win," Minieri said. "Ten-high."

Kitai turned over {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds} and dragged the massive pot with third pair.

Davidi Kitai be
Davidi Kitai
Winamax Sponsored Pro
be 691,000 350,000
Dario Minieri it
Dario Minieri
it 205,000 -275,000

Tags: Dario MinieriDavidi Kitai

Unofficial Final Table

[user101598] • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 0 ante
SeatPlayerCountry
1Davidi Kitai*Belgium
2Dario Minieri*Italy
3Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier*France
4Chris JohnsonUSA
5Dimitar DanchevBulgaria
6Eugene Katchalov*Ukraine
7Vincent BartelloUSA
8Kristina HolstUSA
9Jesse MartinUSA
10Cary KatzUSA

*Denotes that the player is a bracelet winner.

Steven Kelly Eliminated in 11th Place ($16,011)

[user249920] • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 0 ante
Steven Kelly - 11th Place.
Steven Kelly - 11th Place.

Steven Kelly raised to pot from middle position, and everyone folded to Eugene Katchalov in the big blind. He seemed to ponder for awhile before gently placing a stack of pink T5,000 chips in the center. Kelly called off the other half of his chips.

Katchalov: {k-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}
Kelly: {a-Diamonds}{9-Spades}

A flop of {3-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} meant Kelly had a lot of cards to dodge. He was unable to do so on the turn, when the {j-Hearts} fell. He got out of his seat in anticipation of elimination, and sure enough, the river was a {7-Spades}.

Players have redrawn to an unofficial final table of 10.

Eugene Katchalov ua
Eugene Katchalov
ua 238,000 77,000
Steven Kelly us
Steven Kelly
us Ausgeschieden

Tags: Eugene KatchalovSteven Kelly

Level:
20
Blinds:
5,000/10,000
Ante:

Chip Counts at First Break

[user249920] • Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 0 ante

Players are on a 20-minute break, the first of the day.

Dario Minieri it
Dario Minieri
it 480,000 -65,000
Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
us 409,000 119,000
Davidi Kitai be
Davidi Kitai
Winamax Sponsored Pro
be 341,000 29,000
Chris Johnson us
Chris Johnson
us 294,000 -21,000
Jesse Martin us
Jesse Martin
us 282,000 -13,000
Kristina Holst us
Kristina Holst
us 276,000 -9,000
Bertrand Grospellier fr
Bertrand Grospellier
GGPoker Ambassador
fr 247,000 13,000
Dimitar Danchev bg
Dimitar Danchev
bg 245,000
Eugene Katchalov ua
Eugene Katchalov
ua 161,000 -85,000
Vincent Bartello us
Vincent Bartello
us 110,000
Steven Kelly us
Steven Kelly
us 77,000 16,000

Dan Kelly Eliminated in 12th Place ($16,011)

[user101598] • Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 0 ante
Dan Kelly - 12th Place
Dan Kelly - 12th Place

Dario Minieri raised to 16,000 from under the gun, Dan Kelly re-raised the pot on his direct left, making it 46,000 to go, and Cary Katz re-potted out of the big blind. Minieri folded, and Kelly called all-in for less.

Kelly: {a-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}
Katz: {a-Spades}{k-Clubs}

Katz held as the board came {4-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{q-Spades}{6-Hearts}, and Kelly was eliminated in 12th place.

Dan Kelly us
Dan Kelly
us Ausgeschieden

Tags: Cary KatzDan Kelly

Mark "Chirp" Herm Eliminated in 13th Place ($12,601)

[user101598] • Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 0 ante
Mark Herm - 13th Place
Mark Herm - 13th Place

A short-stacked Mark Herm limped in on the button, leaving 25,000 or so behind, and Chris Johnson checked in the big blind. The flop came {8-Spades}{9-Hearts}{j-Hearts}, Johnson checked, and Herm fired out a min-bet. Johnson moved all in, and Herm called.

Herm: {a-Hearts}{a-Spades}
Johnson: {8-Hearts}{6-Hearts}

Johnson flopped a pair and multiple draws, and made two pair when the {6-Diamonds} turned. The {7-Clubs} bricked on the river, and Herm was eliminated in 13th place, earning

Chris Johnson us
Chris Johnson
us 315,000 115,000
Mark Herm us
Mark Herm
us Ausgeschieden

Tags: Chris JohnsonMark Herm

There's Always a Sweat

[user101598] • Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 0 ante
Davidi Kitai
Davidi Kitai

Davidi Kitai opened to 16,000 out of the cutoff, Jesse Martin three-bet on the button, and the action folded back to Kitai, who moved all in for 150,000. Martin called.

Kitai: {k-Spades}{k-Hearts}
Martin: {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}

Kitai had Martin crushed, and flopped quads when the dealer fanned {6-Spades}{k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}. Martin wasn't drawing dead though, and when the {j-Diamonds} turned, giving him one out to make a royal flush, Mark Herm gasped.

The river was paint, however, and the {j-Spades} secured Kitai's double. He now sits with over 300,000 chips, while Martin slipped to 295,000.

Davidi Kitai be
Davidi Kitai
Winamax Sponsored Pro
be 312,000 162,000
Jesse Martin us
Jesse Martin
us 295,000 -173,000

Tags: Davidi KitaiJesse Martin