Monday, August 22, 2011
Eric Phan is officially the champion of the $1,200 Mega Stack Challenge Main Event.
He takes home the trophy along with $74,862. Congratulations Eric!
Jean "BouBoul" Joseph
Eric Phan raised to 380,000 before the flop from the small blind and Jean "BouBoul" Joseph three-bet from the big blind to 1,060,000. Phan moved all-in and Joseph thought for several minutes before announcing call. They turned up:
The board ran out [Ac][9c][2c][Kd][Qs] and Joseph was eliminated in 3rd place for $40,000.
After Jean Joseph raised to 500,000 from under the gun, Paul Stanechewshi moved all-in from the big blind for an additional 2,955,000. Joseph thought for a few moments before announcing call. They turned up:
The board came [Qs][Jd][Tc][Jc][2h] and Joseph took the pot, eliminating Stanechewshi in 4th place for $40,000.
With the blinds at 60,000-120,000, Louis Ciccotto raised to 400,000 from the small blind to 400,000 and Jean Joseph moved all-in. Ciccotto thought for a few moments before calling all-in. They turned up:
The board ran out [7h][4c][3d][8d][Kh] and Joseph's pocket pair held.
Louis Ciccotto was eliminated in 5th place for $40,000.
Eric Phan raised to 300,000 from the button and Paul Martson moved all-in from the big blind for just about 100,000 more. Phan made the call and they turned up:
The board came [Td][Ts][7c][3s][8d] and Phan's kings held to win the pot and eliminated Martson in 6th place for $18,508.
After being crippled just one hand earlier, Lou Zollo moved all-in for his las 170,000 with the blinds at 50,000-100,000. He was called by Paul Stanechewshi, Paul Marston and Louis Ciccotto.
They checked down a board of [6h][3c][2s][Jd][Ks] and Zollo turned up [Ac][7s] for ace high. However, Stanechewski flipped over [Jh][9s] for a pair of jacks to win the pot.
Zollo was eliminated in 7th place for $15,049.
Andy Bettencourt moved all-in for just over 300,000 and was called by Paul Marston in the big blind. They turned up:
The board came [9d][3h][2h][3d][Js] and Bettencourt was sent to the rail in 8th place for $12,022.
With the blinds at 30,000-60,000 with a 10,000 ante, Russell Kamer moved all-in before the flop for his last 470,000. It was folded around to Louis Zollo in the big blind, who made the call. They turned up:
The board ran out [Td][7h][6s][5h][Kh] and Zollo made a set of fives to win the pot and eliminate Kamer in 9th place.