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Eights Hold For Smith

• Level 6: 500-1,000, 100 ante

From the hi-jack Dominykas Karmazinas raised to 3,200 and Elliot Smith three-bet from the big blind. Karmazinas raised his opponent all-in, and Smith called.

Elliot Smith{8-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}
Dominykas Karmazinas{A-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}

The board ran out {K-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} giving Smith some much needed chips.

Tags: Elliot SmithDominykas Karmazinas

Tony G, He's Still Alive

Tony G
Tony G

We got some Tony G hands. First a double up, and than two losses.

Roberto Romanello came over to our table and told us the following. Tony G raised to 3,100 and Romanello decided to three-bet to 7,400. Tony G moved all-in for 29,000 and Romanello made the call. The G showed {J-}{10-} and rivered a ten against Romanello who had {A-}{K-}.

Dominykas Karmazinas raised to 3,200 from the button and Tony G called from the big blind. The flop came down {10-Clubs}{6-Spades}{2-Diamonds} and Tony check-called 2,000. The turn was the {10-Hearts} and he check-folded to a 5,000 chip bet.

And we had another one. From the hi-jack Tony G raised to 3,200 and Karmazinas called from the big blind. The flop came down {A-Hearts}{3-Spades}{3-Clubs} and Karmazinas check-called 2,500. The turn was the {10-Spades} and both players checked. On the river the {5-Spades} hit and Karmazinas bet out 15,000. Tony G folded and he is getting shorter quickly.

Dominykas Karmazinas lt 268,000 67,400
Roberto Romanello gb 115,400 -600
Tony G au 53,000 -2,900

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Table 32 is Done: Watson Bubbles The Final Table

Mike Watson bubbles the final table
Mike Watson bubbles the final table

From the button Mike Watson just raised under the gunto 3,200 and Dan Kelly called from the button. Alaei was in the small blind and he three-bet to 10,100 after which Watson put his tournament life at risk. He shoved for around 40,000 chips and Alaei made the call.

Mike Watson{A-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}
Daniel Alaei{K-Spades}{Q-Hearts}

The board ran out {4-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{7-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} giving Alaei a pair of kings. We are done on this table and below are the official chip counts for tomorrow.

JC Tran us 165,400 -24,600
Daniel Alaei us 158,200 5,200
Dan Kelly us 127,700 52,700
Mike Watson ca Ude

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Costly Misstep For Watson

Daniel Alaei has just found a huge double up when his aces held up against Mike Watson. We picked up the action when Watson had put in a four-bet from the button to 17,000. Alaei had 8,500 invested from the big blind and he opted to make the call.

The flop came down {8-Hearts}{8-Spades}{9-Spades} and Alaei checked to Watson who bet 11,200. Alaei acted very calmly and put all his chips into the pot after 30 seconds. Watson sighed right away as he was hoping for a different outcome of this hand. After doing some calculations Watson made the call creating a massive pot with only four players left.

Alaei showed his {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts} and Watson threw his {A-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds} onto the table. The dealer misunderstood the action and mucked Watson's hand. Luckily he tabled it and everyone had seen what his cards were. The tournament director pulled Watson's cards from the muck and we went on as nothing had happened.

The turn was the {8-Diamonds} and the river the {J-Hearts} giving Alaei a big double up, and good chances to advance to the final table.

Daniel Alaei us 153,000 81,000
Mike Watson ca 48,000 -102,000

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Jarvis Can't Dodge a Heart

Mike Watson raised to 2,700 and the action got folded to Matt Jarvis who was in the big blind. Jarvis three-bet to 7,800 and Watson made the call. The flop came down {4-Hearts}{8-Spades}{6-Hearts} and Jarvis opted to check to Watson who bet 9,600. Jarvis wasn't done with the hand and he decided to make it 20,100. After some deliberation Watson decided to shove and Jarvis called all-in for around 41,000 total.

Mike Watson{J-Hearts}{10-Hearts}
Matt Jarvis{4-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}

The turn was the {6-Diamonds} and the river the {8-Hearts} ending Jarvis's tournament. Table 32 is now down to just four players and on the final table bubble.

Mike Watson ca 130,000 55,900
Matt Jarvis ca Ude

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Kelly Traps Karamalikis

Dan Kelly raised to 3,000 from the small blind after which Karamalikis three-bet to 8,000. Kelly gave it some thought and eventually made the call.

The flop came down {6-Clubs}{3-Spades}{J-Hearts} and Kelly checked to Karamalikis who threw in 6,500. Kelly put in a raise to 14,200 and Karamalikis put his entire stack, around 37,000, on the line. Kelly called immediately.

Dan Kelly{K-Spades}{K-Diamonds}
Jonathan Karamalikis{A-Diamonds}{J-Spades}

The turn was the {2-Clubs} and the river was the {9-Diamonds} ending Karamalikis's tournament in 12th place.

Dan Kelly us 105,000 45,000
Jonathan Karamalikis au Ude

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