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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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Thursday, June 17, 2010 9:17 PM Local Time

Jameson Painter raised and Daniel Idema looked him up.

Idema check-raised the     flop and Painter called. Idema fired again when the   hit the tun and Painter called. The river was the   and Painter folded to Idema's bet.

Idema is now up to 1,685,000 and is virtually tied with Matt Keikoan for the chip lead.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 9:13 PM Local Time

Dan Idema opened for a raise, Matt Keikoan three-bet and Idema called.

Idema check-called a bet from Keikoan on the     flop. Both players checked the   on the turn. The river was the   and Idema led out. Keikoan gave up his hand and Idema took it down.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 9:12 PM Local Time

Brock Parker raised from the button, and Jameson Painter put in three bets from the big blind. Parker had just 185,000 chips to start the hand, and he got them all in there to put himself at risk of elimination yet again.

Showdown

Parker:    

Painter:    

Parker needed to catch a card to stay alive, but he couldn't find anything useful on a board of          .

King-high isn't going to get it done, and Brock Parker has been knocked off in 5th place. It was another fine run for the impressively bearded double bracelet winner, and he'll be rewarded with a six-figure payday as a consolation prize this time around.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 9:07 PM Local Time

Matt Keikoan 1,800,000

Daniel Idema 1,300,000

Jameson Painter 1,050,000

Kyle Ray 400,000

Brock Parker 230,000

Thursday, June 17, 2010 9:00 PM Local Time

Zvi Groysman raised preflop, and Daniel Idema defended his big blind with a call.

The two men took a flop of      , and Groysman called a bet of 30,000. That left him with exactly 60,000, and Idema made him put that remainder in on the   turn.

Idema turned up     for two pair, and Groysman was in trouble with    , needing a ten to chop or an ace to double up. The river was a blank  , though, and that's not going to be good enough to keep him around.

Zvi Groysman is our 6th place finisher tonight, stopping off to pick up a check for more than $80,000 on his way to the bar. That'll buy quite a few rounds of drinks.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010 8:58 PM Local Time

Matt Keikoan raised from the cutoff, Zvi Groysman three-bet from the button and Keikoan called.

Keikoan checked the     flop to Groysman, who bet. Keikoan raised and Groysman called. Groysman called Keikoan down on the   turn and the   river.

Keikoan showed    for two pair and Groysman mucked. He's on fumes with only 150,000 left in his stack.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 8:54 PM Local Time

Daniel Idema raised from the cutoff seat, and Brock Parker reraised from the button. Idema raised it back, and Parker ended up all in for 120,000 with    . Idema turned over his    , behind but drawing live for the knockout.

The flop came suited      , and the   on the river gave Parker the unbeatable flush and secured his double up. Up and down he goes, and now he finds himself back up at 285,000, just keeping his head above water for now.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 8:51 PM Local Time

Brock Parker raised from the small blind and Matt Keikoan called from the big blind.

Parker led out on the     flop, Keikoan raised and Parker called. Both players checked the   on the turn. The river was the   and Parker check-called one more bet.

Keikoan showed    for a flush and took down the pot, leaving Parker on only 115,000 in chips.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 8:49 PM Local Time

Matt Keikoan raised under the gun, and Brock Parker came along from the big blind as the only caller.

The flop rolled out      , and Parker check-called a small bet. He check-called a big one on the   turn, and Keikoan fired one last bullet on the   river. Parker couldn't call the last one; he paused for effect and promptly sent his cards into the muck.

He's down to about 275,000 now.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 8:44 PM Local Time

Dan Idema made a button raise and Matt Keikoan called from the big blind.

Both players checked the     flop. Keikoan led out when the   fell on the turn and Idema called. Keikoan checked the   on the river, Idema bet and Keikoan gave up his hand.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010 8:39 PM Local Time

Zvi Groysman raised from the cutoff seat, and Daniel Idema called to defend his blind. They took a flop of      , and Idema check-raised Groysman's continuation bet. Groysman called.

Idema led out with a full bet on the   turn, and Groysman called to see the   river. One more bet from Idema was enough to win him the pot as Groysman thought better of it and released his hand.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 8:34 PM Local Time

Jameson Painter raised from the cutoff and Kyle Ray three-bet from the button. Both blinds folded and Painter called.

Painter checked the     flop over to Ray, who bet out. Painter announced a raise, firing up at least one of his orange-clad railbirds who let out quite a gutteral call of "RAAAIIIIISE!!." Ray called and they went to the river. It was the   and Ray folded to Painter's bet.

The orange railbirds let out a whoop and rattled around their plastic pumpkin as their man raked in the pot.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 8:28 PM Local Time

The action folded around to Brock Parker in the small blind. He raised and Matt Keikoan defended his big blind.

The flop was    . Parker led out, Keikoan raised, Parker three-bet and Keikoan called. The board paired with the   on the turn and Parker fired out again. Keikoan called. The river fell the   and Parker checked. Keikoan bet and Parker called.

Keikoan turned over    for eights full of fours and took down the pot, leaving Parker on only 150,000 in chips.

On the next hand Parker raised from the button, Keikoan three-bet from the small blind, Parker four-bet, Keikoan set him in and Parker called.

Parker   

Keikoan   

Parker's tens held up on the       board and he doubled up to 330,000.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 8:16 PM Local Time

Brock Parker raised from the small blind and Matt Keikoan called from the big blind.

Parker led out on the     flop, Keikoan raised and Parker called. The turn came the   and both players checked. Parker bet the   on the river and was faced with a raise from Keikoan. Looking a bit puzzled, he made the fold and conceded the pot to Keikoan.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 8:13 PM Local Time

Brock Parker raised to open the pot, and Kyle Ray defended his big blind.

Heads up, they took a flop of      , and Ray check-raised Parker's continuation bet.

The turn came the  , Ray bet, and Parker raised it right back. Ray smooth-called the extra bet, and the   saw him check-call one final bet from Parker.

Parker tabled    , and Ray sat still for fifteen or twenty seconds, studying the cards in front of him. Finally, he shook his head and threw his cards into the muck. That moves Parker up over the 700,000-chip mark, knocking Ray down to about that same level.

Any pot played to the river nowadays is going to represent a significant chunk of a player's stack.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010 8:08 PM Local Time

Simon Morris and Matt Keikoan engaged in a pre-flop raising war which ended with Morris' remaining 110,000 chips in the pot.

Morris   

Keikoan   

The       board brought no help to Morris, who exited the stage in seventh place.

Down to six.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 8:04 PM Local Time

The players are back in their chairs -- well, all except Brock Parker, and the cards are back in the air.

Here's Parker now, and he's just in time to fold. "Nine o'clock, right?" he says, looking at his imaginary wristwatch.

"Yeah, and it's 9:02," the T.D. says back.

In any event, we've got everyone now, and we're off to the bracelet.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 6:49 PM Local Time

Daniel Idema 1,163,000

Kyle Ray 982,000

Jameson Painter 953,000

Matt Keikoan 921,000

Zvi Groysman 600,000

Brock Parker 402,000

Simon Morris 110,000

Thursday, June 17, 2010 6:46 PM Local Time

That's the end of the level, and that's going to cue our dinner break. The players have agreed to extend their chow time to 75 minutes, so we'll be back at 9:00 p.m. to play this thing out.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 6:43 PM Local Time

Brock Parker raised in early position, and both Zvi Groysman and Simon Morris put in the calls, Morris coming along from his big blind.

The flop came out      , and Morris check-folded to a Parker bet, but Groysman came right along with the call.

That put them heads up to the turn  , and Parker fired out another bet. Groysman stared at the ceiling for about 15 seconds before raising to two bets, and a sour look crossed Parker's face. He took about a minute of deliberation before deciding to put in the extra bet for the call.

The river came the  , and this time Parker checked and quickly folded to one last bet from Groysman.

Parker is down under 400,000 now, while Groysman moves just over that mark.

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