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2010 41st Annual World Series of Poker

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 to Friday, June 18, 2010

Event #29: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,607,400
  • Entries: 171
  • Remaining: 0

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Friday, June 18, 2010 12:29 AM Local Time

Our plans for five more hands were foiled when the floor supervisor shift-change happened right in the middle of the fourth one, leaving the hand unannounced, but we still have three for you.

1. Idema raised the button and Keikoan called. Keikoan check-raised the     flop and Idema called. Keikoan led at the   on the turn and Idema folded.

2. Keikoan raised and Idema called. The flop was     and Idema check-folded to Keikoan's bet.

3. Idema raised and Keikoan called. Keikoan check-called on the     flop. Keikoan check-called again when the   hit the turn. The river was the   and surprisingly, Idema bet out of turn.

"I didn't do anything yet," Keikoan said, as Idema's bet was pulled back. Keikoan bet out and Idema folded.

Friday, June 18, 2010 12:22 AM Local Time

Daniel Idema raised from the button, and Matt Keikoan called from the big blind.

They took a flop of       and check-checked to the   turn. Keikoan bet that card, and Idema called. The   on the river drew another bet from Keikoan, and Idema tank-called.

Keikoan turned up    , and that's not the type of hand a tank-caller can often beat. Indeed, Idema's cards hit the muck, and Keikoan is working his way back into this match again.

Keikoan - 1.9 million

Idema - 3.2 million

Friday, June 18, 2010 12:19 AM Local Time

Idema opened for a raise from the button, Idema reraised and Keikoan called.

Idema bet out on the     flop and Keikoan called. Idema fired again when the   hit the turn, earning a call. The river was the   and Keikoan called Idema's lead bet.

Keikoan showed king-nine for top pair, besting Idema's ten-eight for a rivered pair of tens.

Friday, June 18, 2010 12:15 AM Local Time

For the first time all tournament, Matt Keikoan looks visibly frustrated. Typically a guy who neither says much nor emotes a whole lot at the table, he's been grimacing and sighing his way through the last few hands as his stack continues to dwindle in the face of Idema's relentless aggression.

Keikoan is down to about a million in chips while Idema is sitting on 4.1 million.

Friday, June 18, 2010 12:08 AM Local Time

Daniel Idema raised from the button, and Matt Keikoan called to see a flop.

It came      , and Keikoan check-raised. Idema put in the second bet, and that brought them to the   turn. Keikoan bet and was called, and he bet again on the   river. Idema could not call this time, and he let his cards go into the muck.

Keikoan - 1,700,000

Idema - 3,430,000

Friday, June 18, 2010 12:02 AM Local Time

Four of these pots went to Idema and one to Keikoan:

1. Keikoan raised the button, Idema three-bet and Keikoan called. Idema bet the     flop and Keikoan called. The   hit the turn and Idema bet out. Keikoan raised and Idema called. Idema check-folded to Keikoan's bet when the   came on the river.

2. Idema raised and Keikoan called. Keikoan check-folded to Idema's bet on the     flop.

3. Keikoan raised, Idema three-bet and Keikoan called. Idema check-raised the     flop and Keikoan folded.

4. Idema raised and took down the blinds.

5. Keikoan raised and Idema called from the big blind Idema check-raised the     flop and Keikoan called. The turn was the   and Idema led out. Keikoan called and they went to the river, which fell the  . Idema bet and Keikoan called. Idema showed    and took it down

Idema= 3,780,000

Keikoan= 1,350,000

Thursday, June 17, 2010 11:52 PM Local Time

Matt Keikoan raised, Dan Idema three-bet and Keikoan called.

Idema bet out on the     flop and Keikoan called. The board paired queens on the turn and Keikoan called another bet from Idema. Both players checked the   on the river.

Idema showed ace-eight, Keikoan showed pocket sevens, and he raked in the pot.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 11:45 PM Local Time

Guess who just joined Matt Keikoan's cheering section? It's none other than 2008 WSOP Player of the Year Erick Lindgren.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 11:44 PM Local Time

Idema raised, Keikoan three-bet and Idema called.

Keikoan led out on the    flop and Idema called. The   anded on the turn and Keikoan fired again, only to fold to Idema's raise.

Keikoan is down to 1.1 million while Idema has just over 4 million.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 11:33 PM Local Time

Matt Keikoan had the button and the first action, but Daniel Idema tried to raise out of turn. Both players chuckled when Idema realized the mistake, and Keikoan was still smirking as he said, "Nice move," and folded with a flick of the wrist.

That's one way to earn yourself a walk.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010 11:33 PM Local Time

Dan Idema raised from the button and Matt Keikoan called from the big blind.

Keikoan checked the     flop over to Idema, who bet. Keikoan raised and Idema called. The turn was the   and Keikoan led out. Idema called. The river was the   and Keikoan bet again. Idema looked him up.

Keikoan tabled    and tooki it down with top pair.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 11:29 PM Local Time

Daniel Idema raised from the button, and Matt Keikoan called to see a flop.

It came down      , and Keikoan check-raised an Idema bet. Idema called, and Keikoan checked to him again on the   turn. Idema fired a bet, and another one on the   river, and Keikoan called both of them.

Idema showed down    , and his trip jacks were good for the pot.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 11:25 PM Local Time

Matt Keikoan raised the button, and he called a reraise from Daniel Idema.

They took a flop of      , and a bet from Idema won it right away.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 11:25 PM Local Time

Matt Keikoan opened for a raise from the button, Dan Idema three-bet from the big blind and Keikoan called.

Idema led out on the     flop and Keikoan called. The   hit the turn and Idema fired again, Keikoan coming along with a call. The   on the river brought a bet from Idema and a call from Keikoan.

Idema showed ace-nine for top pair, but Keikoan turned two pair with    and raked in the pot with aces and eights. He's up to 1.45 million.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 11:21 PM Local Time

On the first hand of the battle, Matt Keikoan raised from the button. Daniel Idema reraised from the big blind, and Keikoan called.

Idema bet the       flop, and that was all it took to win the first one.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010 11:14 PM Local Time

Kyle Ray opened for a raise from the button, Matt Keikoan three-bet from the big blind, Ray four-bet, Keikoan capped and Ray called. Ray bet his last 20,000 in the dark and Keikoan called.

Ray   

Keikoan   

Keikoan hit top pair on the     flop. Ray turned a gutshot straight draw when the   hit the turn, but the river blanked out with the  , sending Ray to the rail with a third-place finish.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 11:08 PM Local Time

Matt Keikoan raised from the button and Dan Idema defended his big blind.

Both players checked the     flop. Idema led out when the   came on the turn and Keikoan called. The river brought the   and Idema bet again, Keikoan looking him up.

Idema's pair of sevens with    were good and he took down the pot.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 11:08 PM Local Time

Matt Keikoan raised preflop, and Kyle Ray three-bet it.

They got a bet apiece in on the       flop, and Keikoan raised to two bets on the   turn. Ray called there, and he check-called another bet on the   river.

Keikoan turned up    , and that's a straight to the jack. Keikoan has further bolstered his stack now, back over the million-chip milestone.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 11:05 PM Local Time

Matt Keikoan raised preflop, Jameson Painter three-bet it, and Keikoan called.

The flop came out      , and Keikoan check-raised Painter's follow-up bet. The ensuing raises ended up putting Painter all in for 190,000 total, and he was in bad shape as he'd soon find out:

Painter:    

Keikoan:    

The turn was a blank  , and Painter began the handshakes and well wishes. The river   filled out his final board of the night, sending him to the exit in 4th place. He'll take home more than $140,000 for his work this week, but he and his 'pumpkin patch' of fans are headed out the door earlier than they'd have preferred.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 11:02 PM Local Time

On a     flop, Jameson Painter led out and Kyle Ray called. Both players checked the   on the turn. The river was the   and Painter check-folded to Ray's bet.

On the next hand, Painter raised, Dan Idema three-bet and Painter called. They went heads-up to a     flop and Idema led out. Painter called. Idema led again when the   fell on the turn and Painter called. The river was the   and Painter folded to Idema's bet.

After those two hands, Painter was down to 250,000 and the pumpkin patch was rather quiet.