Event #83: $100,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller

Chen Scoops a Monster from Tang

• Level 21: 80,000-160,000, 160,000 ante

Picking up the action on the turn with the board reading {8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}, Danny Tang and James Chen were heads-up in a pot with around 1,400,000 in the middle. Tang checked from the big blind and Chen slid out a bet of 1,500,000. Tang thought for a minute before making the call.

The {3-Hearts} completed the board and Tang checked again. Chen opted to check it back and Tang turned over {j-Hearts}{4-Hearts} for two pair. Chen showed {a-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} for trip eights and raked in the pot.

James Chen tw
James Chen
tw 5,900,000 2,810,000
Danny Tang hk
Danny Tang
Natural8 Ambassador
hk 1,700,000 -15,000

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Jeremy Ausmus Eliminated in 14th Place ($171,936)

will_shill • Level 21: 80,000-160,000, 160,000 ante
Jeremy Ausmus
Jeremy Ausmus

After losing in a pot against Danny Tang, Jeremy Ausmus moved all in for around 850,000 from the small blind and Brandon Adams called in the big blind.

Jeremy Ausmus: {j-Clubs}{5-Hearts}
Brandon Adams: {a-Spades}{7-Clubs}

Adams flopped a pair on the {9-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{7-Spades} flop and it held on the {2-Hearts}{k-Clubs} runout.

Brandon Adams us
Brandon Adams
us 4,600,000 715,000
Jeremy Ausmus us
Jeremy Ausmus
us Ausgeschieden

Tags: Brandon AdamsDanny TangJeremy Ausmus

Schulman Makes a Wheel

• Level 21: 80,000-160,000, 160,000 ante

Nick Schulman pushed all in for 2,000,000 in the hijack and Keith Tilston looked him up from the big blind.

Nick Schulman: {4-Spades}{4-Clubs}
Keith Tilston: {a-Clubs}{9-Clubs}

Tilston took the lead on the {a-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{3-Spades} but Schulman also picked up a straight draw. Schulman wiggled the {4-Spades}, hoping that would be the key card for him to come from behind. The {10-Spades} on the turn also gave him a flush draw and the {2-Hearts} on the river made Schulman a straight to double up.

Nick Schulman us
Nick Schulman
us 4,240,000 1,790,000
Keith Tilston us
Keith Tilston
us 2,330,000 -1,770,000

Tags: Keith TilstonNick Schulman

Nitsche Flushes Out to Double Up

• Level 21: 80,000-160,000, 160,000 ante

Dominik Nitsche open-shoved all in for 1,400,000 in early position and the action folded to Brandon Adams in the small blind who made the call.

Dominik Nitsche: {a-Clubs}{8-Clubs}
Brandon Adams: {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}

Nitsche was particularly looking to spike an ace but the flop of {k-Spades}{j-Clubs}{3-Clubs} gave him a flush draw as well. The turn was the {2-Diamonds} and the river brought the {5-Clubs}. Nitsche made his flush and scored a double up through Adams.

Brandon Adams us
Brandon Adams
us 3,885,000 -2,135,000
Dominik Nitsche de
Dominik Nitsche
de 3,120,000 1,320,000

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Boivin Bubbles the $100,000 High Roller

• Level 20: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante
Thomas Boivin
Thomas Boivin

Thomas Boivin raised to 1,200,000 in middle position and Igor Kurganov announced all in on the button. The action folded back to Boivin who quickly called off his last 500,000 chips. Once the action at the other table was complete, the cards were on their backs.

Igor Kurganov: {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}
Thomas Boivin: {a-Clubs}{q-Hearts}

Kurganov was in a dominating position heading to the {5-Clubs}{4-Spades}{4-Hearts} flop. Boivin picked up some chop outs but the {k-Hearts} on the turn would spell an end to his run. The {10-Spades} on the river was just a formality and Boivin became the bubble boy. The remaining 15 players are all guaranteed at least $156,316.

Igor Kurganov ru
Igor Kurganov
ru 15,900,000 3,000,000
Thomas Boivin be
Thomas Boivin
be Ausgeschieden

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Kurganov Picks Off a Bluff from Miranda

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

A board of {a-Spades}{8-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} was spread across the felt with the two blinds remaining in the hand. Steven Miranda led out for 450,000 from the small blind into a pot that already had around 700,000 in the middle. Igor Kurganov called from the big blind and the {a-Diamonds} paired the board on the river.

Miranda instantly splashed in a bet of 775,000 and Kurganov had a decision to make. He counted out the chips to call while he thought about what to do. Kurganov eventually made the call and Miranda tabled {j-Hearts}{3-Spades} in frustration. Kurganov showed {10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} and claimed the pot to soar over 12 million chips.

Igor Kurganov ru
Igor Kurganov
ru 12,900,000 3,870,000
Steven Miranda US
Steven Miranda
US 1,700,000 -2,090,000

Tags: Igor KurganovSteven Miranda