Event #71: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em (30 minute levels)
Tage:
12

Event Info

Buy-in $5,000
Preispool $2,101,800
Players 452

Level Info

Level 35
Blinds 150,000 / 300,000
Ante 50,000

Highlights

Highlights

Hands #68-72: Hellmuth and Sternberg are Even

• Level 32: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante

Hand #68: Alan Sternberg raised to 350,000 from the button and Phil Hellmuth shoved in the big blind. Sternberg folded immediately.

Hand #69: A walk for Sternberg.

Hand #70: Hellmuth raised to 400,000 from the button and Steven Wolansky considered his options from the big blind. Wolansky called. The flop came {10-Spades}{k-Spades}{9-Spades} on which they both checked to the {6-Spades} on the turn. Wolansky bet 300,000 and Hellmuth looked at his cards again. Hellmuth flicked his cards into the muck.

Hand #71: Sternberg raised to 250,000 from the button and both Wolansky and Hellmuth folded.

Hand #72: Hellmuth completed his small blind and Sternberg opted to shove in the big blind. Hellmuth sat back and looked at Sternberg's stack. Hellmuth folded.

Steven Wolansky us
Steven Wolansky
us 4,700,000 300,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 3,300,000 -400,000
Alan Sternberg us
Alan Sternberg
us 3,300,000 100,000

Tags: Alan SternbergPhil HellmuthSteven Wolansky

Hands #63-67: Small Pots

KaleGozer • Level 32: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante

Hand #63: Phil Hellmuth limped in from the small blind, Alan Sternberg shoved 2,540,000 from the big blind, and Hellmuth folded.

Hand #64: Steven Wolansky got a walk.

Hand #65: Sternberg raised to 350,000 on the button and Hellmuth defended. The flop {K-Clubs}{J-Clubs}{J-Hearts} went check-check. The {7-Clubs} on the turn prompted a 300,000 bet from Hellmuth and Sternberg called. On the {3-Diamonds} river, both players checked.

Hellmuth had an airball with {5-Spades}{4-Diamonds} and Sternberg showed {A-Clubs}{5-Clubs} for the winner.

Hand #66: Hellmuth completed and Sternbet checked. Both players checked the {j-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{10-Spades} flop. Hellmuth bet 300,000 on the {3-Diamonds} turn and quickly picked it up.

Hand #67: Hellmuth raised to 400,000 on the button and picked up the blinds and antes.

Steven Wolansky us
Steven Wolansky
us 4,400,000 -200,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 3,700,000 -400,000
Alan Sternberg us
Alan Sternberg
us 3,200,000 600,000

Tags: Alan SternbergPhil HellmuthSteven Wolansky

Hands #58-62: Hellmuth Doubles Through Sternberg

• Level 32: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante
Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth

Hand #58: Phil Hellmuth shoved for 1,705,000 from the button and was called by Alan Sternberg in the small blind. Steven Wolansky quickly folded.

Phil Hellmuth: {A-Spades}{5-Diamonds}
Alan Sternberg: {K-Hearts}{K-Spades}

The flop came {4-Clubs}{a-Clubs}{3-Hearts} to give Hellmuth a pair of aces. Hellmuth just needed to avoid a king. The {5-Clubs} came on the turn. The river completed the board with the {q-Diamonds} to not provide any danger to Hellmuth and he doubled up.

Hand #59: Sternberg raised to 350,000 from the button and Hellmuth called in the big blind. The flop came {k-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{5-Spades}. Hellmuth check-shoved all-in on the 300,000 bet of Sternberg. Sternberg knocked the felt and folded.

Hand #60: Wolansky raised to 340,000 from the button and got no action.

Hand #61: Wolansky got a walk.

Hand #62: Sternberg shoved on the button for 2,260,000 and got no callers.

Steven Wolansky us
Steven Wolansky
us 4,600,000 -20,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 4,100,000 2,375,000
Alan Sternberg us
Alan Sternberg
us 2,600,000 -2,355,000

Tags: Alan SternbergPhil HellmuthSteven Wolansky

Level:
32
Blinds:
80,000/160,000
Ante:
20,000

Dinner Break

• Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante

The three remaining players have gone for their dinner break and the cards will back in the air around 8:15 p.m. local time.

Hands #53-57: Split Pot for Hellmuth and Sternberg

• Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante

Hand #53: Alan Sternberg raised to 265,000 from the button and Phil Hellmuth called in the big blind. The flop came {6-Spades}{k-Spades}{3-Spades} on which they both checked to the {7-Clubs} on the turn. Hellmuth now check-folded to the 120,000 bet of Sternberg.

Hand #54: Hellmuth completed his small blind and Sternberg checked. The flop came {7-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} and Hellmuth check-raised to 500,000 when Sternberg bet 125,000. Sternberg three-bet to 1,470,000. Hellmuth four-bet shoved and Sternberg snap-called.

Phil Hellmuth: {Q-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}
Alan Sternberg: {Q-Spades}{6-Hearts}

They had both flopped a pair of queens. The rest of the board was completed with the {10-Clubs} on the turn to give Sternberg a straight draw but the {k-Clubs} on the river didn't change anything so they split the pot.

Hand #55: Hellmuth shoved for 1,600,000 from the button and got no action.

Hand #56: Steven Wolansky completed his small blind and Hellmuth opted to check. They both checked on the {6-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{6-Spades} on the flop and the {4-Hearts} on the turn and the {7-Hearts} on the river. Wolansky scooped the pot.

Hand #57: Hellmuth tanked in the small blind.

"I'm not folding," he said to Sternberg and Sternberg smiled.

Hellmuth completed the small blind and Sternberg shoved to put Hellmuth all in and Hellmuth folded.

Alan Sternberg us
Alan Sternberg
us 4,955,000 155,000
Steven Wolansky us
Steven Wolansky
us 4,620,000 -380,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 1,725,000 125,000

Tags: Alan SternbergPhil HellmuthSteven Wolansky

Aliaksei Boika Eliminated in 4th Place ($142,458)

KaleGozer • Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante
Aliaksei Boika
Aliaksei Boika

Hand #52: Aliaksei Boika open-shoved for the second time in a row, this time for 2,090,000 first to act. It got folded to Steven Wolansky in the big blind, who called directly.

Aliaksei Boika: {a-Diamonds}{K-Spades}
Steven Wolansky: {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs}

Boika, chipleader just three hands ago, needed to come from behind to save his tournament life. The packed crowd jumped on their feet as the {6-Hearts}{Q-Spades}{9-Spades} flop was dealt, not helping Boika. The Belarusian picked up a flush draw on the {6-Spades} turn but {3-Clubs} on the river wasn't one of the outs he was looking for.

Boika went off to collect $142,458 for his fourth-place finish.

Steven Wolansky us
Steven Wolansky
us 5,000,000 2,700,000
Alan Sternberg us
Alan Sternberg
us 4,800,000 2,500,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 1,600,000 -800,000
Aliaksei Boika by
Aliaksei Boika
by Ausgeschieden

Tags: Aliaksei BoikaSteven Wolansky

Hands #48-51: Sternberg Doubles Through Boika

KaleGozer • Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante
Alan Sternberg
Alan Sternberg

Hand #48: Aliaksei Boika raised to 250,000 under the gun and Steven Wolansky defended his big blind. The flop was {A-Spades}{4-Hearts}{6-Spades} and Wolansky check-called 150,000 from the Belarusian.

The turn was another {A-Clubs} and Wolansky checked. Boika fired a small second barrel worth 250,000 and Wolansky called another street. On the {J-Spades} river, both players checked. Wolansky showed {A-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} and Boika mucked.

Hand #49: Phil Hellmuth limped 120,000 first to act, Wolansky completed and Boika checked. The {J-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} flop got checked around.

Wolansky checked the {6-Clubs} on the turn, Boika bet 150,000, Hellmuth called and Wolansky folded. The river was the {2-Clubs} and both players checked. Boika showed {9-Spades}{8-Spades} for a pair of eights and Hellmuth mucked.

Hand #50: Alan Sternberg raised to 265,000 under the gun, Aliaksei Boika three-bet shoved and Sternberg called all in for 1,950,000.

Alan Sternberg: {9-Diamonds}{9-Spades}
Aliaksei Boika: {A-Hearts}{9-Hearts}

The dealer spread out {2-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} and Sternberg doubled to the chip lead.

Hand #51: Boika shoved all in for 1,850,000 on the button and got no customers.

Tags: Alan SternbergAliaksei BoikaPhil HellmuthSteven Wolansky

Hand #46: Fishman Triples Up

• Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante

Hand #46: Ken Fishman shoved all in for 125,000 from under the gun and Phil Hellmuth and Alan Sternberg called in the blinds.

Both Hellmuth and Sternberg checked through the whole {2-Spades}{k-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{q-Clubs} board.

Ken Fishman: {A-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}
Alan Sternberg: {7-}{3-}
Phil Hellmuth: {10-Spades}{8-Hearts}

Fishman more than tripled up as he had the higher higher straight with Broadway.

Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 2,400,000 -200,000
Alan Sternberg us
Alan Sternberg
us 2,300,000 -200,000
Ken Fishman us
Ken Fishman
us 455,000 310,000

Tags: Alan SternbergKen FishmanPhil Hellmuth