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

"Strong Finish" as Nitsche Gets There to Double Up

will_shill • Level 16: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Dominik Nitsche
Dominik Nitsche

Dominik Nitsche had been hovering around the ten big blind stack for a while and got his last 335,000 in with {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds} against the {a-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} of Keith Tilston.

The flop came {j-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{10-Clubs} giving Tilston trips.

"That's a good start," said tablemate Jason Koon. The turn was the {9-Clubs} but the river {q-Clubs} gave Nitsche a straight and he doubled up.

"And that's a strong finish," said Koon.

Keith Tilston us
Keith Tilston
us 2,650,000 -50,000
Dominik Nitsche de
Dominik Nitsche
de 750,000 450,000

Tags: Dominik NitscheJason KoonKeith Tilston

Grafton Not Phased by Chen's Check-Raise

• Level 16: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

Sam Grafton raised to 105,000 from the cutoff and James Chen defended from the big blind. The flop came {q-Spades}{q-Hearts}{4-Clubs} and Chen checked to Grafton who continued for 75,000. Chen check-raised to 225,000 but Grafton called.

The turn was the {q-Diamonds} and Chen checked again. Grafton fired out another bet of 250,000 and this time Chen laid his hand down.

"I would have gone for the double check-raise if it wasn't a queen on the turn," Chen pointed out.

Grafton just chuckled to himself. "It's been a while since someone's double check-raised me."

James Chen tw
James Chen
tw 4,320,000 -1,280,000
Sam Grafton gb
Sam Grafton
PokerStars Ambassador
gb 3,250,000 1,350,000

Tags: James ChenSam Grafton

Schulman Binks the River to Eliminate Fox

• Level 16: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

The action folded around to Elio Fox and Nick Schulman in the blinds and they wasted little time before getting all of the chips in the middle preflop. Fox was the player at risk for 700,000 and the two players were flipping.

Nick Schulman: {k-Clubs}{q-Spades}
Elio Fox: {10-Spades}{10-Hearts}

The flop came {8-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{3-Spades} and Fox remained in the lead with his overpair. The {j-Clubs} on the turn changed nothing but the {q-Clubs} on the river was just what the doctor ordered for Schulman as he eliminated Fox from the competition.

Nick Schulman us
Nick Schulman
us 2,400,000 700,000
Elio Fox us
Elio Fox
us Ausgeschieden

Tags: Elio FoxNick Schulman

Fast Eliminated; Chip Counts from Table 403

will_shill • Level 16: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

Dietrich Fast was all in pre-flop after losing a big one holding {10-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} against the {q-Clubs}{k-Hearts} of start-of-day chip leader Brandon Adams.

The flop {2-Spades}{7-Spades}{k-Diamonds} gave both players a pair. Fast called for backdoor diamonds, but none came on the {9-Spades}{q-Hearts} runout and he was eliminated.

Brandon Adams us
Brandon Adams
us 2,800,000 1,500,000
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 2,800,000 1,400,000
Keith Tilston us
Keith Tilston
us 2,700,000 -210,000
Orpen Kisacikoglu tr
Orpen Kisacikoglu
tr 1,500,000 -750,000
Mikael Thuritz se
Mikael Thuritz
se 1,100,000 350,000
Dominik Nitsche de
Dominik Nitsche
de 300,000 -450,000
Dietrich Fast de
Dietrich Fast
de Ausgeschieden

Tags: Brandon AdamsDietrich Fast



will_shill • Level 15: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

Players are going on their first 15-minute break of the day. When they return the blinds will be 25,000/50,000 with 31 players remaining.

Schulman Counterfeits Calderaro

• Level 15: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

Nick Schulman opened to 80,000 in middle position and James Calderaro defended from the big blind. The flop came {q-Clubs}{j-Spades}{10-Hearts} and Calderaro checked to Schulman who tossed in a continuation bet. Calderaro shoved all in for 605,000 and Schulman quickly called.

Nick Schulman: {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds}
James Calderaro: {q-Spades}{j-Spades}

Calderaro out-flopped Schulman's pocket aces by hitting two pair. The {2-Diamonds} changed nothing on the turn but the {10-Clubs} paired the board on the river. As a result, Schulman made a larger two pair and eliminated Calderaro.

Nick Schulman us
Nick Schulman
us 1,600,000 700,000
James Calderaro us
James Calderaro
us Ausgeschieden

Tags: James CalderaroNick Schulman

Koon Folds to Foxen Shove

will_shill • Level 15: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

On a {10-Spades}{10-Clubs}{j-Hearts} Christoph Vogelsang and Alex Foxen checked to Jason Koon who bet 95,000. Vogelsang check-called before Foxen check-raised to 315,000. Koon called and Vogelsang folded.

The turn was the {7-Hearts} and Foxen moved all in. Koon had around 550,000 behind and folded.

Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
us 3,850,000 150,000
Christoph Vogelsang de
Christoph Vogelsang
de 2,750,000 -150,000
Alex Foxen us
Alex Foxen
us 2,700,000 700,000
Kainalu McCue-Unciano us
Kainalu McCue-Unciano
us 2,450,000 450,000
Thomas Boivin be
Thomas Boivin
be 2,400,000 -700,000
Danny Tang hk
Danny Tang
Natural8 Ambassador
hk 1,300,000 585,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
GGPoker Ambassador
ca 1,100,000 -100,000
Jason Koon us
Jason Koon
GGPoker Ambassador
us 500,000 -340,000

Tags: Alex FoxenChristoph VogelsangJason Koon