USPO #03 – $25,000 No Limit Hold'em
Jours
12

Event Info

Buy-in $26,000
Prize Pool $1,100,000
Players 44

Info Niveau

Niveau 27
Blinds 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 100,000

Highlights

Highlights

Niveau:
26
Blinds:
40,000/80,000
Ante:
80,000

Hands #128-129: Chidwick Hitting Boards

Jan_Kores • Niveau 25: 35,000-70,000, 70,000 ante

Hand #128: Keith Tilston raised to 170,000 with {6-Spades}{5-Diamonds}. Stephen Chidwick matched the bid with {Q-Spades}{4-Hearts} before both players checked the {K-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{J-Hearts} flop. Chidwick made a straight on the {10-Clubs} turn but his 125,000-bet prompted a quick fold from Tilston.

Hand #129: Chidwick limped with {8-Clubs}{7-Clubs} and Tilston checked {7-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}. The {A-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{8-Hearts} almost locked it for Chidwick but he couldn't find any action from his opponent who instantly check-folded.

Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 3,680,000 310,000
Keith Tilston us
Keith Tilston
us 1,820,000 -310,000

Tags: Keith TilstonStephen Chidwick

Hands #123-127: Chidwick Doubles Into the Lead

[user339872] • Niveau 25: 35,000-70,000, 70,000 ante
Stephen Chidwick
Stephen Chidwick

Hand #123: Stephen Chidwick raised to 170,000 on the button with {k-Clubs}{2-Spades} and Keith Tilston picked up the {4-Hearts}{4-Clubs} in the big blind. He just called and saw a flop of {8-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} hit the felt. Both players checked to the {a-Hearts} on the turn and Tilston checked again. Chidwick checked as well and the {q-Clubs} completed the board. Both players checked the river and Tilston took down the pot with the only pair.

Hand #124: Tilston opened to 170,000 with {a-Clubs}{q-Hearts} and Chidwick defended his big blind with {j-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}. The flop came {a-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} and Chidwick check-folded to a bet of 100,000 from Tilston.

Hand #125: Chidwick raised to 170,000 with {j-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} on the button and Tilston called with {7-Clubs}{6-Spades}. The flop came {q-Clubs}{5-Spades}{3-Clubs} and Tilston checked to Chidwick who bet 125,000. Tilston check-raised to 300,000 with a straight draw. Chidwick laid his hand down sending another pot to Tilston.

Hand #126: Tilston opened to 175,000 on the button with {k-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} and Chidwick pushed all in with {a-Hearts}{6-Clubs} for around 20 big blinds. Tilston was forced to give his hand up.

Hand #127: Chidwick just limped in with {6-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} and Tilston announced all in holding {3-Spades}{3-Clubs}. Chidwick snapped him off holding the superior pocket pair and was in great shape to double up.

The flop came {7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{6-Spades} and Chidwick flopped a full house, leaving Tilston drawing slim. The {j-Clubs} on the turn and the {2-Hearts} on the river secured the full double up for Chidwick.

Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 3,370,000 1,185,000
Keith Tilston us
Keith Tilston
us 2,130,000 -1,185,000

Tags: Keith TilstonStephen Chidwick

Hands #118-122: Chidwick Hits His Gutshot, Pushes All-In

Jan_Kores • Niveau 25: 35,000-70,000, 70,000 ante

Hand #118: Stephen Chidwick received a walk.

Hand #119: Chidwick limped in with {K-Hearts}{10-Clubs} and Keith Tilston checked {A-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}. He flopped top pair on the {6-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{7-Spades} texture and led out 125,000. Chidwick didn't have a diamond in his hand and let it go.

Hand #120: Tilston picked up ace-high again, looking down at {A-Hearts}{10-Spades}. He made it 170,000 and Chidwick called with a dominated {10-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}. The {6-Clubs}{4-Spades}{7-Clubs} flop was checked by both players and the dealer roller over the {6-Spades} turn. Chidwick tried to claim the pot with a big bet of 410,000, just under the size of the pot. Tilston, however, wasn't ready to give up and paid the price.

The {8-Spades} landed on the river to fill Chidwick's gutshot. The British pro announced he was all-in for 1.22 million and Tilston threw his cards to the muck.

Hand #121: Chidwick called with {Q-Diamonds}{4-Spades} and Tilston checked his options with {10-Clubs}{6-Hearts}. Tilston tested the waters, leading 80,000 on the {8-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} flop. Chidwick raised to 225,000 and Tilston released his cards.

Hand #122: Tilston raised to 170,000 with {K-Spades}{3-Hearts} and Chidwick defended with {10-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}. Tilston fired another 225,000 in position after the {5-Hearts}{A-Spades}{7-Spades} flop appeared, earning a call from Chidwick. The {6-Hearts} turn was checked through and Chidwick tapped the {9-Spades} river as well. Tilston made it 650,000 and forced a fold from his rival.

Keith Tilston us
Keith Tilston
us 3,315,000 -255,000
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 2,185,000 255,000

Tags: Keith TilstonStephen Chidwick

Niveau:
25
Blinds:
35,000/70,000
Ante:
70,000

Hands #115-117: Tilston Gets Three Folds from Chidwick.

[user339872] • Niveau 24: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante

Hand #115: Stephen Chidwick just called with {10-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} on the button and Keith Tilston raised it up to 240,000 holding {8-Spades}{6-Spades}. Chidwick released his cards and Tilston picked up the pot.

Hand #116: Tilston limped in with {5-Hearts}{4-Spades} and Chidwick checked his {k-Clubs}{4-Hearts}. The flop came {j-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} giving both players middle pair. Chidwick checked to Tilston who fired 60,000. A check-raise to 160,000 from Chidwick was called by Tilston. The {5-Diamonds} peeled off on the turn and Chidwick checked again. Tilston bet 300,000 after turning two pair and Chidwick folded.

Hand #117: Chidwick called with {j-Clubs}{3-Hearts} and Tilston chose to see a flop with {6-Diamonds}{5-Spades}. The flop came {a-Hearts}{9-Spades}{7-Clubs} and Tilston check-called a bet of 60,000 from Chidwick. The turn brought the {4-Clubs} and Tilston checked again. Chidwick tossed in a bet of 100,000 and Tilston bumped it up to 425,000 with his open-ended straight draw. Chidwick wasted no time before laying his down.

Keith Tilston us
Keith Tilston
us 3,570,000 525,000
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 1,930,000 -525,000

Tags: Keith TilstonStephen Chidwick

Hands #110-114: Chidwick Picks Off Tilston's River-Bluff

Jan_Kores • Niveau 24: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante

Hand #110: Keith Tilston raised to 140,000 with {K-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} and Stephen Chidwick defended {J-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}. The {7-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{6-Diamonds} flop hit both players and Chidwick check-called 225,000. The {6-Hearts} turn saw Chidwick check again and Tilston checked behind to let the {K-Hearts} complete the board. Chidwick checked for one more time and Tilston announced a bet of 325,000. Chidwick paid the price and Tilston climbed to the chip lead.

Hand #111: Chidwick made it 150,000 from the button with {9-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}. Tilston looked down at {A-Spades}{2-Diamonds} and scooped the pot with a three-bet of 475,000.

Hand #112: Tilston opened the {A-Diamonds}{J-Hearts} to 140,000, earning a call from Chidwick who had {8-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}. Tilston flopped the Broadway on the {10-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds} but Chidwick check-folded to his continuation bet.

Hand #113: Chidwick limped in with {7-Hearts}{2-Spades} and Tilston checked his {J-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}. Tilston led out 60,000 on the {2-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{K-Spades} flop and Chidwick stuck around with the bottom pair. The {10-Hearts} left Chidwick's hand in front and Tilston skipped the second barrel, checking. Chidwick checked as well and spiked two pair on the {7-Spades} river. Tilston let Chidwick fire a pot-sized bet of 300,000 and then check-raised to 850,000. Chidwick called and nearly tied his stack with Tilston's.

Hand #114: Tilston raised to 140,000 with {K-Spades}{2-Diamonds} and Chidwick called with {Q-Spades}{2-Clubs}. They saw the {4-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{6-Diamonds} flop where Tilston won after betting 85,000.

Keith Tilston us
Keith Tilston
us 3,045,000 270,000
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 2,455,000 -270,000

Tags: Stephen ChidwickKeith Tilston

Hands #105-109: Even Stacks in Heads-Up Play

[user339872] • Niveau 24: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante

Hand #105: Stephen Chidwick limped in on the button with {6-Spades}{3-Clubs} and Tilston checked his dominating {q-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}. The flop came {j-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{2-Hearts} and both players checked to the {6-Clubs} on the turn. Tilston led out for 75,000 with the superior kicker both players paired their six. Chidwick called with the only club in his hand and the {10-Diamonds} completed the board. Both players tapped the table and Tilston took down the first hand of heads-up play.

Hand #106: Tilston raised to 150,000 on the button with {q-Clubs}{9-Hearts} and Chidwick mucked his rags.

Hand #107: Chidwick raised it up to 150,000 with {a-Hearts}{6-Clubs} on the button and Tilston defended with {q-Clubs}{4-Clubs}. On the {a-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} flop, Tilston checked to Chidwick who checked behind. The {4-Diamonds} on the turn induced a bet of 125,000 from Tilston. Chidwick raised to 425,000 with top pair and Tilston let his hand go.

Hand #108: Tilston picked up the {a-Clubs}{j-Hearts} on the button and raised to 140,000. Chidwick called with {k-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} and the flop fell {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{4-Clubs}. Chidwick check-folded to a bet of 125,000 from Tilston.

Hand #109: Chidwick limped in with {5-Hearts}{2-Hearts} and Tilston checked his option with {6-Clubs}{5-Spades}. The flop came {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} and Tilston was the one to check-fold to a bet of 60,000 from Chidwick as the two players continued to exchange pots.

Keith Tilston us
Keith Tilston
us 2,775,000 -30,000
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 2,725,000 30,000

Tags: Keith TilstonStephen Chidwick

Niveau:
24
Blinds:
30,000/60,000
Ante:
60,000

Daniel Negreanu Eliminated in 3rd Place ($165,000)

Jan_Kores • Niveau 23: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu

Hand #103: Daniel Negreanu raised to 100,000 with {9-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} and Keith Tilston three-bet to 350,000 out of the small blind. That was enough to rake in the pot.

Hand #104: Tilston opened the button to 125,000 and big blind Negreanu shoved all-in for 1,020,000. Tilston reluctantly called.

Negreanu: {K-Hearts}{8-Hearts}
Tilston: {A-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}

"Alright, drawing live, I love it," Negreanu said after seeing his opponent's cards. He started joking about "old school woodoo", believing he would double up.

The board, however, ran {A-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{9-Clubs} to leave Negreanu drawing dead on the turn. He picked up $165,000 for his third place finish.

"Off to mixed games I go," Negreanu said, wishing good luck to the last two men standing.

Keith Tilston us
Keith Tilston
us 2,805,000 1,295,000
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 2,695,000 -125,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca Eliminé

Tags: Daniel NegreanuKeith Tilston