David "Bakes" Baker raised in early position, John Monnette made it three bets in middle position, and Phil Ivey made it four bets by the button. Baker made it five bets, and both Monnette and Ivey called.
The dealer fanned , and Baker led out. Monnette and Ivey both called. The turned, and Baker bet all in for 16,000 (less than a big bet). Monnette and Ivey called 60,000 (the size of an actual big bet).
The completed the board, and Monnette led out. Ivey called.
"Nut high," Baker said immediately, and all three hands were opened.
Baker raked in half of the main pot, Ivey and Monnette both received a quarter, and Monnette took three-quarters of the side pot.
|David "Bakes" Baker||327,000||-23,000|
Phil Hellmuth opened the first hand of the hold'em round from the cutoff and only Phil Ivey in the small blind would make the call. The flop would see Ivey check-call a bet from Hellmuth and the would fall on the turn.
Ivey again checked here and Hellmuth again bet. This time Ivey opted to fold, which prompted Hellmuth to ask, "Do you want me to show?" He didn't really get an answer before tabling his .
|Matt Waxman: / (FOLDED)|
|Abe Mosseri: /|
When Phil Ivey brought it in with a showing, Matt Waxman completed with a out front. Abe Mosseri then made it an extra bet to go and a call from Waxman would take us to fourth street. On fourth, Mosseri bet and Waxman called. On fifth, Mosseri again bet and this time, after much thought, Waxman let go of his hand and sent the pot to Mosseri.
John Monnette has seen his stack increase to huge heights again, courtesy of a nice Stud Eight-or-Better hand. The hand in question began when Phil Ivey completed with the . Phil Hellmuth called with a showing and Monnette completed. Ivey was out of the way Hellmuth called.
|Monnette: / /|
|Hellmuth: / /|
On fourth street, Monnette check-called a bet. On fifth, Monnette led and Hellmuth called. When Monnette paired his ace on sixth, he led again and Hellmuth called. On seventh, Monnette again bet and then showed his in the hole for an ace-high flush, enough to take the pot off Hellmuth.
Phil Ivey | / (FOLDED)
Phil Hellmuth | /
John Monnette | / (FOLDED)
Dan Kelly | /
On fourth street, Monnette checked, Kelly bet, and Ivey called. Hellmuth raised, and only Kelly and Ivey called. On fifth, Hellmuth led, Kelly raised, Ivey folded, and Hellmuth re-raised. Kelly called.
On sixth, Hellmuth bet enough to put Kelly all in, and Kelly called.
Hellmuth's last card was the , Kelly's the , and Kelly was eliminated from the tournament.
|David Bakes Baker||/ /|
|John Monnette||/ /|
On fourth street, Monnette bet, and Baker called. On fifth, Monnette led again, and Baker raised. Monnette called. On sixth, Monnette led a third time, and this time Baker just called.
Both players checked on seventh, and Monnette tabled for a pair of jacks. Baker mucked.
Sokoloff check-called bets on fourth and fifth, but on sixth, he check-folded to a bet from Ivey.
|David "Bakes" Baker||350,000||-282,000|
Level 23 has begun, and the cards are back in the air.
Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6
|David "Bakes" Baker||632,000||52,000|
The players are now on a 20-minute break.
|Winner||David "Bakes" Baker|
|Blinds||0 / 0|
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