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2010/11 WSOP Circuit - Regional Championship - HARRAH'S ATLANTIC CITY (New Jersey)

Sunday, December 19, 2010 to Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Event #10: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Regional Championship - Nationally Televised

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,279,624
  • Entries: 136
  • Remaining: 0

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010 4:58 PM Local Time

Chris Klodnicki raised to 28,000 from the button and Seth Fischer called from the small blind. Chris Bell called from the big blind as well and the flop came down    .

All three checked to see the   turn card, as well as the   river card. Fischer bet 60,000 and got no takers, taking down the pot.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 4:53 PM Local Time

Seth Fischer opened to 25,000 under the gun, and Chris Bell called right next door. All the way around in the big blind, Chris Klodnicki squeezed in a raise to what looked like 90,000 straight, but the amount was never announced. Fischer tanked and folded and Bell didn't even bother with the tanking part, instead quickly surrendering to let Klodnicki take the pot (and the chip lead from him again).

He appears to be right at the million-chip mark now, a milestone he's been flirting with for the majority of the day.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 4:48 PM Local Time

Ketan Pandya

On the next hand, Ketan Pandya once again opened to 28,000 only to be shoved on by the big blind. This time it was Jason Burt moving his 308,000-chip stack into the middle. There was no snap-fold from Pandya, instead asking for the count as he sat deep in the tank. As he pondered, his leg was bouncing up and down, and he started making funny cheek movements like a chipmunk chewing on an extra large acorn. Eventually, he surrendered for the second consecutive time, and Burt moves up to 360,000.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 4:44 PM Local Time

Ketan Pandya raised to 28,000 from late position, and Andy Frankenberger three-bet shoved from the big blind after a long pause. Pandya did not pause long, quickly uncapping his cards and sliding them back toward the dealer.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 4:31 PM Local Time

The final table

As you may have noticed, we're still nine-handed here at the final table, thanks in part to a few timely double ups. And thanks in part to the fact that play began with an average stack of more than 75 big blinds.

Fast forward about four hours, and the blinds have since doubled from 3,000/6,000/1,000 to 6,000/12,000/2,000. Even being mostly inept at math, we can figure that the average chip stack is now about 38 big blinds, and things are certainly going to start getting a bit more active. On second thought, it's been a fairly active table already, but that action is certainly going to start resulting in some knockouts in the near future.

The eliminations cometh!

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 4:26 PM Local Time

Nick Mitchell

Micah Raskin opened to 33,000 from the cutoff and Nick Mitchell moved all in for for 187,000 total from the small blind. Raskin gave it up and Mitchell took it down.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 4:24 PM Local Time

Our nine players are back in their seats, and the fifty-two cards are back in the air. The word on the street is that we'll play through this level and then take a dinner break.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 4:16 PM Local Time

The cameras need new tapes, and we've conveniently arrived at the end of a level anyhow. The players are taking five, and we'll be right back with more action.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 4:13 PM Local Time

The action folded around to the blinds, and Chris Klodnicki tried to put Seth Fischer all in by plunking a big stack of gray chips out in front of him; it looked like 100,000. "I call," Fischer said, and the 16,000 chips he was left with drew a chuckle from the table.

The flop came out      , and Klodnicki said, "Oh no! ... How much do you have left?" He checked, then called the 16,000 to put Fischer at risk.

Klodnicki watched Fischer turn over     and said, "All right, running sixes!" as he tabled his very much inferior    . The   that landed on the turn was a great card for Klodnicki, though, bringing another six chop outs to the party. The river   was not one of them, however, and aces full of tens double Fischer back to respectability.

He's back close to 241,000 now.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 4:02 PM Local Time

In middle position, Micah Raskin opened to 25,000, and the action came around to Jason Burt's big blind. "I'll put you all in," he announced, and Raskin instantly called all in for 156,000 total. He was looking to double through Burt for the second time in this orbit, and it was another flip of the coin:

Raskin:    

Burt:    

This time it was Raskin with the pair and the slight edge, and it was off to the races. The board smiled on the at-risk player once again as it ran out          . Ship Raskin his second consecutive double, this one moving him up to 326,000 and knocking Burt down to 260,000.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 3:55 PM Local Time

Chris Klodnicki

Chris Klodnicki opened to 23,000 in early position, and Andy Frankenberger called from the big blind. That's as far as he'd go. He checked the       flop, then folded to a 35,000-chip continuation bet without incident.

That small pot should give the lead back to Klodnicki as he and Bell jockey for that top spot.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 3:49 PM Local Time

Jason Burt raised to 25,000 in middle position and Micah Raskin moved all in from the small blind for about 90,000 total. Burt called and the hands were revealed.

Raskin:   

Burt:   

"First hand I've opened with in a long time," said Burt. Raskin didn't seem to mind being in a race situation.

The board ran down       as Raskin put it away on the turn with the nuts, doubling to about 185,000.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 3:36 PM Local Time

Micah Raskin

On the next hand, Micah Raskin raised to what looked like 24,000 from late position, and Todd Terry three-bet shoved on him from the button. Raskin could not call, donating back one round of blinds and antes that he'd stolen in the last orbit.

One hand after that, Raskin open-shoved again, and once again, it got through to earn 21,000 of those chips right back.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 3:34 PM Local Time

For the second time in a few hands, Micah Raskin open-shoved his short stack into the middle but found no action. He's still quite short, though he's added 21,000 chips to his stack each time to move back over 100,000.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 3:27 PM Local Time

Todd Terry

Todd Terry opened in early position and Chris Bell re-raised to 75,000 from the button.

Action folded back to Terry and after about three minutes he gave it up, saying he folded ace-king. Bell slid his cards to Terry to look and much to Terry's delight, he turned over two aces.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 3:19 PM Local Time

Micah Raskin has moved all in the last two pots, finding no callers.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 3:08 PM Local Time

Andy Frankenberger raised to 27,000 from under the gun. Chris Bell called from the hijack and Ketan Pandya called on the button.

The flop came down     and Frankenberger moved all in for about 140,000. Bell folded and Pandya went into the tank before folding as well.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 2:43 PM Local Time

We've reached the end of the first full level, and everyone's been sent off for a 15-minute break.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 2:40 PM Local Time

In early position, Ketan Pandya opened to 20,000, and Nick Mitchell called right next door. Action came to Todd Terry next, and he tanked for at least four or five minutes, shooting puzzling glances at the other two players in the pot. Eventually, he folded, and Andy Frankenberger copied his action, tanking for at least as long before also uncapping his cards and sending them muckward. Chris Bell called around in the big blind, and it was three-handed to the flop.

The dealer rolled out      , and Bell and Pandya checked. Mitchell took his cue to bet 38,000, and Bell called. Pandya was thinking sinister thoughts, though, and he snuck in a check-raise to 110,000 total. Fold-fold quickly earned him the pot, and he's moved up to about 535,000 with that pot.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 2:30 PM Local Time

Chris Klodnicki

Micah Raskin raised to 20,000 from early position and Chris Klodnicki popped it to 60,000 from the small blind.

Raskin called and both checked the     flop. The   turn card fell, leading to a bet of 100,000 from Klodnicki. Raskin snap called and when the   hit the river, Klodnicki put out a bet of 135,000. Raskin called before the chips were even out of Klodnicki's hand and saw the bad news.

Klodnicki tabled   , winning the pot and increasing his stack to about 950,000.

Raskin dropped to about 100,000.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
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