Event #27: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship

Matthew Gallin Eliminated in 2nd Place ($233,944)

Matthew Gallin

Daniel Idema raised on the button and Matthew Gallin three-bet from the big blind. Idema made the call and on all three streets of the {K-Hearts}{9-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{6-Hearts} board, Gallin led out and Idema called. Gallin turned over {8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} but Idema had him bested with {A-Spades}{9-Diamonds}. The hand crippled Gallin all the way down to 330,000.

The next hand, Gallin raised on the button and Idema called from the big blind. On the {J-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{3-Hearts} board, Idema checked and Gallin bet. Idema came back with a check-raise that put Gallin all in who made the call.

Idema: {J-Clubs}{3-Clubs}
Gallin: {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}

Idema was ahead with two pair although Gallin could still win the hand by hitting trips or a higher two pair. The {8-Clubs} on the turn kept Idema in the lead and Gallin would now need a seven, eight or queen on the river to survive and double up. Unfortunately for him, the river was the {5-Diamonds} and he would be eliminated in second place as the runner up.

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