$10,000 Main Event

Jonathan Karamalikis Eliminated

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Jonathan Karamalikis
Jonathan Karamalikis

Jonathan Karamalikis has been eliminated from the tournament. One of Australia's most famous online players was down to just 3,300 when he moved in with {K-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}. Julian Stuer called his shove with the dominated {K-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}.

Karamalikis hit his queen on the river but that was the card he did not want to see at that point as the board had ran out {2-Spades}{A-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}.

Julian Stuer at
Julian Stuer
at 54,000 4,000
Jonathan Karamalikis au
Jonathan Karamalikis
au Eliminado

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Seidel Sits Down, Argues With Gray

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Jason Gray
Jason Gray

Erik Seidel just sat down in the Main Event and got things underway raising to 750 from early position. Over in the hijack it was Jack Salter three-betting to 2,150 and Seidel called. Seidel check-called a bet on {2-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} but check-folded to Salter's all in on the {A-Spades} turn.

"What's that all about?" Seidel asked right after the hand. He wasn't talking to Salter, though, but addressed his dander to Jason Gray who's wearing a red "Make America great again" cap.

The two discussed some of the things Donald Trump has said and done, before Gray asked Seidel what he thought of the "terrorist attack" in Melbourne recently, referring to the tragedy earlier this week where a person drove into a crowd in a busy street in the city centre.

The discussion continued, but one thing is sure: Seidel does not approve of Trump.

Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 28,000 -2,000

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Hallaert Takes a Hit

• Nível 4: 150-300, 25 ante

We recently reported that Kenny Hallaert scored himself a big double up but he didn’t keep the chips for long. Hallaert just lost a large portion of his stack to Australian Daniel Neilson.

It was just the two of them that went to a flop of {k-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{6-Clubs} where Hallaert bet 3,700 from the big blind into a pot of around 8,000. Neilson made the call and the {j-Hearts} appeared on the turn.

Hallaert barrelled again, making it 8,500 to go, and Neilson once again made the call.

The {8-Spades} river prompted Hallaert to tank for over two minutes before finally reaching into his stack and firing for 16,000. Neilson deliberated for some time himself before tossing in a call to see Hallaert slide his cards into the muck.

With that Neilson moves up to almost double starting stack while Hallaert drops to right around where he began the day.

Daniel Neilson au
Daniel Neilson
au 56,000 26,000
Kenny Hallaert be
Kenny Hallaert
be 31,000 -29,000

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Bullets Good for Bassat

• Nível 4: 150-300, 25 ante

Andrew Bassat’s fortunes have waned slightly since we last checked and he has dropped back down to what looks to be around the 30,000 starting stack. However, a timely pick up of {a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts} has just seen Bassat pad this out a little more.

Preflop Bassat opened the action with a min-raise to 600 finding a caller in the big blind to take action heads-up to a flop of {2-Spades}{q-Spades}{7-Diamonds}. After the big blind checked Bassat continuation bet 600 and his opponent called fairly swiftly.

The {2-Spades} paired the board and brought another check from his opponent and Bassat bet 1,000. While the big blind thought a little longer this time he still made the call and the river came down {10-Spades}.

Both players checked and Bassat’s rockets were enough to award him the 3,950 pot.

Andrew Bassat AU
Andrew Bassat
AU 35,000 -15,000

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PokerNews My Stack App
PokerNews My Stack App

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Hallaert Doubled

Webjoker • Nível 4: 150-300, 25 ante

After a middle position raise to 600 and a call from Julian Stuer in the hijack, small blind Kenny Hallaert three-bet squeezed to 2,800 holding {Q-}{Q-}. The initial raiser four-bet to 9,500 and Stuer folded. Hallaert moved in for 31,000 and his opponent called after some consideration. Hallaert was up against {A-}{K-} and saw his hand hold upon {J-}{10-}{4-}{2-}{6-}.

Kenny Hallaert be
Kenny Hallaert
be 60,000 30,000

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Obst Set Up

• Nível 4: 150-300, 25 ante

On a board of {9-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{j-Clubs}{6-Spades} the player under the gun checked his option before James Obst tossed out 4,600. His opponent called before both players watched the {7-Diamonds} complete the board.

This time Obst opted to bet out 9,000 after his opponent checked and was called a moment later.

Obst flipped over his {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds} for an over pair but would lose the hand when his opponent tabled {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts} for a set of nines.

James Obst au
James Obst
au 12,000 -22,500

Double for Huang

• Nível 4: 150-300, 25 ante

Bryan Huang is still in the running after calling off for his tournament life in a recent hand.

When the player on the button raised to 8,000 and the small blind called, Huang squeezed to 3,300 in the big blind. The button thought about it momentarily but gave the hand up before the small blind called again.

The flop came down {8-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{7-Clubs} and the small blind moved all in with enough to cover Huang’s remaining 8,475. Huang called instantly and both players tabled their cards.

Huang: {a-Hearts}{8-Clubs}
Small blind: {4-Spades}{4-Clubs}

Huang had the best of it and things stayed that way as the {5-Clubs} turn and {q-Clubs} river completed the board.

Bryan Huang sg
Bryan Huang
sg 24,000 7,975

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Back at Starting Stack

Webjoker • Nível 4: 150-300, 25 ante

Martin Jacobson in the big blind checked on a flop of {Q-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}. His opponent on the button checked behind and so the duo saw the {4-Hearts} on the turn for free. Jacobson bet 3,600 and the button was quick to call. With the {3-Hearts} completing the board, Jacobson bet 6,700. The button folded and the small pot went to the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event champion.

Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
se 30,000 4,000

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