Event #34: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

John Berreman Eliminated in 16th Place ($17,486)

• Nivel 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
John Berreman Eliminated in 16th Place

Shortly after losing the pot to Jonathan Clancy, Paulus Vaulkenburg moved all in from the cutoff for 98,000. Clancy thought for well over a minute before letting it go but John Berreman decided to play, re-raising all in for 186,000. The preflop action was over yet, however. Robbie Verspui was waiting in the big blind and made the call as well. With two players at risk, Verspui was in good shape to knock them both out.

Verspui: {a-Spades}{4-Spades}
Berreman: {q-Spades}{j-Diamonds}
Vaulkenburg: {k-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}

The flop came {6-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{10-Diamonds} and just like that Berreman had gone from worst to first. But he turn changed all of that when it fell the {a-Hearts}. Now Vaulkenburg was well in the lead after being in 3rd with two cards to come. Vaulkenburg, despite having hit a pair of Aces, was now drawing dead for the main pot but ahead in the side pot.Berreman needed a King, Queen or Jack to win the side pot and stay alive while only the King would be good enough to split the main pot. The {10-Spades} river bricked out for Berreman and he hit the rail in 16th place.

With that hand, Vaulkenburg triples up to 320,000 and Verspui basically breaks even and remains at around 750,000.

Taguri: John BerremanJonathan ClancyPaulus VaulkenburgRobbie Verspui