Event #62: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
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Event Info

Players 6352
Pelaajia Jäljellä 9
Keskiarvo Merkkimäärä 21,173,333
Merkkejä yhteensä 190,560,000

Seuraava palkintoporras

Sija 9 $733,224

Taso Info

Taso 35
Blindit 200,000 / 400,000
Antet 50,000

Secondary Table: Three-Bets from the Button

[user38338] • Taso 34: 150,000-300,000, 50,000 ante

Hand #169: From the cutoff, JC Tran raised to 625,000 and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #170: Mark Newhouse raised to 600,000 from under the gun and only Matthew Reed came along from the big blind. The flop came all clubs — {2-Clubs}{J-Clubs}{10-Clubs} — and both checked. The turn was the {4-Diamonds}. Reed bet 700,000 this time and Newhouse folded.

Hand #171: Amir Lehavot raised to 600,000 from the cutoff, then Marc McLaughlin made it 1.4 million to go from the button. The blinds got out and Lehavot called the three-bet.

The flop came {2-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts} and Lehavot checked. McLaughlin plucked off 1.7 million chips' worth from his stack and set them in front, and Lehavot didn't wait too long to let his hand go.

Hand #172: It folded to McLaughlin who raised to 600,000 from the cutoff, then Reed made it 1.3 million to go from the button and the blinds got out, then McLaughlin folded as well.

Marc McLaughlin CA 28,050,000 2,750,000
Amir Lehavot il 27,625,000 -1,475,000
Matthew Reed us 9,775,000 700,000

Tagit: Amir LehavotJay FarberJC TranMarc McLaughlinMark NewhouseMatthew Reed

Feature Table: Michiel Brummelhuis Doubles Through Sylvain Loosli

[user139916] • Taso 34: 150,000-300,000, 50,000 ante

Hand #214: Rep Porter opened to 600,000 on the button and Michiel Brummelhuis three-bet all in from the small blind for about 4.5 million. Carlos Mortensen tanked for about 90 seconds in the big blind before he folded. Porter folded as well and Brummelhuis won the pot.

Hand #215: David Benefield received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #216: Sylvain Loosli received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #217: David Benefield raised to 600,000 on the button and took down the pot.

Hand #218: David Benefield raised to 600,000 in the cutoff and took down the pot.

Hand #219: Sylvain Loosli raised to 600,000 in the cutoff and Michiel Brummelhuis called from the big blind. The flop came down {J-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{6-Spades} and Brummelhuis checked to Loosli who bet 750,000. Brummelhuis check-raised to 2.1 million, Loosli reraised all in, and Brummelhuis called all in for 4.75 million with {J-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}. Loosli was ahead with {A-Hearts}{J-Hearts}, but the {8-Hearts} turn card gave Brummelhuis additional outs with a straight draw. The {7-Spades} landed on the river to give Brummelhuis a jack-high straight to double up.

Sylvain Loosli fr 28,625,000 -5,350,000
David Benefield us 12,825,000 1,300,000
Michiel Brummelhuis nl 11,150,000 6,200,000
Carlos Mortensen es 10,150,000 -150,000
Rep Porter us 6,950,000 -2,000,000
Ryan Riess us 4,775,000 -1,400,000

Tagit: Carlos MortensenDavid BenefieldMichiel BrummelhuisRep PorterSylvain Loosli

Secondary Table: Small Action

• Taso 34: 150,000-300,000, 50,000 ante

Hand #163: Jay Farber had the button. JC Tran raised to 625,000 from the cutoff seat, and Amir Lehavot called from the small blind. Marc McLaughlin called from the big blind, and the flop came down {Q-Spades}{6-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}. Action checked to Tran, and he also checked.

The turn was the {A-Clubs}, and Lehavot checked. Farber bet 1.5 million, and Tran folded. Lehavot also folded, and McLaughlin won the hand.

Hand #164: Amir Lehavot had the button. He raised to 650,000 and won the pot.

Hand #165: Marc McLaughlin had the button. Amir Lehavot raised to 600,000 and won the pot.

Hand #166: Matthew Reed was on the button. Marc McLaughlin raised to 600,000 and won the pot.

Hand #167: Mark Newhouse had the button. He raised to 625,000 and won the pot.

Hand #168: JC Tran had the button. Matthew Reed opened with a raise to 600,000. Jay Farber reraised to 1.3 million and won the pot.

Tagit: Amir LehavotJC TranJay FarberMarc McLaughlinMark NewhouseMatthew Reed

Alexander Livingston Eliminated in 13th Place ($451,398)

• Taso 34: 150,000-300,000, 50,000 ante
Alexander Livingston - 13th Place
Alexander Livingston - 13th Place

Hand #212: Carlos Mortensen raised to 600,000 from middle position, winning the blinds and antes.

Hand #213: Sylvain Loosli raised to 600,000 from the hijack seat, Alexander Livingston moved all in for 3.25 million from the cutoff, and the action folded back to Loosli, who snap-called.

Loosli: {a-Spades}{a-Clubs}
Livingston: {a-Hearts}{q-Clubs}

Livingston was drawing slim, and when the flop fell {a-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{3-Spades}, he was drawing dead. A meaningless {9-Hearts} and {9-Clubs} completed the board, and Livingston hit the rail in 13th place.

Sylvain Loosli fr 33,975,000 5,300,000
Alexander Livingston ca Ulkona

Tagit: Alexander LivingstonCarlos MortensenSylvain Loosli

Secondary Table: C-Betting and a Newhouse Shove

[user38338] • Taso 34: 150,000-300,000, 50,000 ante
Mark Newhouse
Mark Newhouse

Hand #157: The table folded to Amir Lehavot who completed from the small blind, then Marc McLaughlin raised to 600,000 from the big blind and Lehavot called. The flop came {7-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{4-Hearts}, and Lehavot check-folded to McLaughlin's continuation bet of 750,000.

Hand #158: JC Tran opened for 650,000 from the hijack seat and only Marc McLaughlin called from the small blind. The flop came {K-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{A-Hearts}, McLaughlin checked, Tran bet 725,000, and McLaughlin stepped aside.

Hand #159: McLaughlin raised to 600,000 from the button and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #160: McLaughlin raised to 600,000 from the cutoff and Tran called from the big blind. The flop came {6-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}. Tran checked, McLaughlin bet 750,000, and Tran folded.

Hand #161: Mark Newhouse raised to 600,000 from the cutoff and won the hand..

Hand #162: Matthew Reed raised to 600,000 from the hijack seat, then Newhouse pushed all in from the cutoff seat and it folded back to Reed. The chips were counted to see Newhouse's reraise was to for 5,775,000 total, and Reed thought about a half-minute longer before folding.

Tagit: Amir LehavotJay FarberJC TranMarc McLaughlinMark NewhouseMatthew Reed

Interview with JC Tran: "It’s All About Image"

BrettC • Taso 34: 150,000-300,000, 50,000 ante
JC Tran
JC Tran

JC Tran may have one of the greatest comeback stories of this summer’s WSOP. On Day 3, he dropped down to a mere 13,000 in chips — less than six big blinds — with little hope of advancing to the next day, much less making it to the final table.

Then, just one level later, he ran up his stack to around 162,000 and now sits second in chips on Day 7, well on his way to making the final table if his run continues.

We spoke to Tran about taking a break from the poker grind and focusing on fatherhood, his hero call against Fabian Ortiz, and his near bustout on Day 3.

PokerNews: How have you been able to balance poker with family life?

Tran: It’s been really, really tough. My wife has been absolutely amazing. She’s pregnant at the moment so her body is exhausted. Plus we have a two year old so things can get pretty hectic. She even wakes up to make me breakfast, prepare my coffee, drop me off, and meet me on dinner break. Right now she’s not feeling well but still trying to do things for me. I told her right now just rest and relax. Once this is over, it will be all family time for a long time. I might make one stop for that big $10 million guarantee (in Florida) but other than that I’m not going to Asia, not going to Europe, nothing. That will be it.

So are you calling your retirement from poker?

I’m not quite saying retirement but I am calling it a big, big, long break. My family and I deserve it. We’ve been working so hard.

You made a great river call against Ortiz with only second pair against his ace-high bluff. What was your thought process on that hand?

I played with him quite a bit today. I wasn’t too sure at first but when I got a good look at him, there was something about it. Something told me I had the best hand. I’m not going to say what but I picked up on something and I had to trust it. This is the WSOP. If I don’t trust it then why even be here. I recognized it, I trusted it, and went with it. Good thing it was correct. That was probably one of the biggest calls I’ve made in this tournament.

On Day 3, you dropped down to 14,000 — less than six big blinds. What were you feeling at that point?

I was down to 12,500 to be exact at 1,000/2,000 blinds. I felt like, "Wow, is this how my World Series is going to end?" I told myself just don’t give up. Fight. You can get your money in. there is a decent chance to double up and from there get a couple of double ups and be back to a good stack. What brought me back was king-jack and I told myself, "look it happened and it could happen again; so be ready." And you know what, it sure did.

Then one level later you jumped back up to 162,000. What helped you get through that rough patch mentally?

When I was losing pots and folding, people saw defeat. It’s natural. But I figured if they see me not giving up then there will be some kind of concern for them. When I started to rebuild my stack, it was reflecting confidence. That got some respect. Obviously picking up a few hands here and there helped too. When I got back up to over 100,000 then I started playing more hands. At that point people started folding to me. It’s all about image.

Tagit: JC Tran

Feature Table: Two For Loosli

[user139916] • Taso 34: 150,000-300,000, 50,000 ante

Hand #210: Action folded to Sylvain Loosli in the small blind and he shoved, resulting in a fold from Alexander Livingston in the big blind.

Hand #211: Sylvain Loosli raised to 600,000 on the button and took down the pot.

Tagit: Sylvain LoosliAlexander Livingston

Feature Table: Loosli Down, Loosli Up

• Taso 34: 150,000-300,000, 50,000 ante

Hand #204: Rep Porter raised to 600,000 from under the gun, Sylvain Loosli called on the button, and Porter check-called a bet of 500,000 on a flop of {a-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{7-Spades}. The two checked on the turn ({9-Spades}) and river ({a-Diamonds}). Porter opened up {j-Hearts}{j-Spades}, and won the pot.

Hand #205: Alexander Livingston moved all in on the button, and both blinds released.

Hand #206: Carlos Mortensen raised to 700,000 from under the gun, Sylvain Loosli called in the hijack seat, and Michiel Brummelhuis defended his big blind. The flop fell {9-Spades}{8-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}, Brummelhuis checked, Mortensen bet 700,000, and the Matador took down the pot.

Hand #207: Loosli raised to 600,000 from early position, Ryan Riess moved all in for 5.475 million in the cutoff, and the action folded back to Loosli, who tank-folded.

Hand #208: Riess raised to 600,000 from the hijack seat, Mortensen three-bet to 1.55 million out of the small blind, and Riess folded.

Hand #209: Brummelhuis raised to 600,000 from the cutoff, Loosli defended his big blind, and the dealer fanned {k-Spades}{4-Hearts}{7-Spades}. Loosli checked, Brummelhuis continued for 600,000, and Loosli called. The turn was the {q-Hearts}, Brummelhuis knuckled again, and Loosli checked behind. The river was the {7-Hearts}, pairing the board and bringing a third heart, and Loosli led out for 1.2 million. Brummelhuis instantly called, then mucked when Loosli showed {9-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} for trip sevens.

Sylvain Loosli fr 28,675,000
David Benefield us 11,525,000 -800,000
Carlos Mortensen es 10,300,000 2,500,000
Rep Porter us 8,950,000 1,150,000
Ryan Riess us 6,175,000
Michiel Brummelhuis nl 4,950,000 -3,600,000
Alexander Livingston ca 3,900,000

Tagit: Alexander LivingstonBruno KawautiCarlos MortensenDavid BenefieldMark NewhouseMichiel BrummelhuisRep PorterRyan RiessSylvain Loosli

Sergio Castelluccio Eliminated in 14th Place ($451,398)

• Taso 34: 150,000-300,000, 50,000 ante
Sergio Castelluccio - 14th Place
Sergio Castelluccio - 14th Place

Secondary Table

Hand #155: JC Tran started this hand with the button. Marc McLaughlin raised to 600,000, and Jay Farber called from the big blind. The flop came down {A-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}, and McLaughlin bet 750,000 after Farber checked. Farber folded, and McLaughlin won the pot.

Hand #156: Sergio Castelluccio had the button, and he raised all in for 4.35 million when action folded to him. Amir Lehavot called from the big blind with the {K-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}. Castelluccio had the {A-Hearts}{5-Spades}.

Following a runout of {Q-Spades}{8-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{2-Clubs}, Castelluccio was sent to the payout desk in 14th place. He earned $451,398, while Lehavot climbed to 30.35 million in chips.

Amir Lehavot il 30,350,000 4,850,000
Sergio Castelluccio it Ulkona

Tagit: Amir LehavotJay FarberMarc McLaughlinSergio Castelluccio