Page 1 of 2$5,000 No Limit Alex Kahaner Wins The Bike
by Mike Paulle
Winner Alex Kahaner
and runner up Kenna James
1 Alex Kahaner $1,125,000 plus a $25k seat
James went all-in with pocket 6's for about 1.1 million. In a bit of irony Kenna was called by Alex with his initial hand K J. King Jack offsuit. The 6's looked golden with a 5 4 2 flop and a 10 on the turn. KING ON THE RIVER.
Thursday, 01st of September 2005 12:18 AM
30k ante, 150k/300k blinds.
Alex calls and Keena goes all-in. A 9 of Spades for James, A 9 of Diamonds for Alex. Two diamonds on the flop gave Alex a freeroll. Split pot.
Thursday, 01st of September 2005 12:09 AM
Alex raises 1.5 million, Kenna comes over the top all-in, Alex calls with J 10 offsuit. Kenna has A 4 off. The flop comes Q 9 2 wlth two hearts. With a King on the turn, Kenna is drawing dead. 6.2 million for Alex Kahaner, 2.7 for Kenna James.
Wednesday, 31st of August 2005 11:47 PM
A K 3 rainbow, check by Alex. 400k bet by Kenna and he shows an Ace.
Alex calls, Kenna raises, Alex mucks.
Alex raises 500k, Kenna folds.
Kenna makes it 800k to go. Alex folds.
Alex limps, flop Q Q 8 two hearts, Kenna checks, Alex bets 600k, Kenna folds.
J 5 3 two diamonds, checked by Alex, Kenna bets 450k, fold.
Five minute break.
Wednesday, 31st of August 2005 11:35 PM
Ok, back at it. 30 minutes left at the 20k ante, 100k/200k blinds.
Kenna folds from the button on the first hand.
We see a flop on the second hand. A 5 2 rainbow, 10h on the turn, 2 on the river. Queen high for James.
James button and small blind, Kenna limps and Alex checks. J 6 5 rainbow on the flop. Alex bets 200k to take it.
Kenna raises with A 8 of Spades.
Alex limps. Flop Q 8 4 two diamonds. James bets 250k, Alex raises to 795k, Kenna mucks. Al\ex shows the Q 4 of Spades.
Wednesday, 31st of August 2005 11:13 PM
The delay is caused by an elaboriate money presentation involving a motorcycle with the money in a sidecar. Heads up, James has 4.61 million, Kahaner 3.78 million.
Wednesday, 31st of August 2005 11:00 PM
Alex gets a walk, he's up to 2.2 million.
Jake folds, he wants Alex to bluff Kenna and get caught. It's a $200,000 move in real money for Minter.
Alex raises to 500k. Jake goes all-in and Alex calls. Jake Minter may never play A 5 again. He lost with it again, unsuited this time, as Alex Kahaner had A 9 and the 9 played on a board of 10 7 6 J 2. Minter is 3rd.
3 Jake Minter $333,600
Wednesday, 31st of August 2005 10:53 PM
Kahaner's deliberations are getting to Kenna James. He folded as Alex stacked and restacked while deciding what to bet.
James folds his button, Minter is deciding what to pop Kahaner with in the big blind. Instead he gives Alex a walk.
Minter all-in from the button to take it.
Alwx raises to 500k and Kenna reraises all-in. Kenna's begging Alex to call. James shows pocket Jacks.
Wednesday, 31st of August 2005 10:43 PM
Alex Kahaner doubles up with pocket Queens against Jack Mintor's A 5 of Hearts. Minter has about 1 million left.
Wednesday, 31st of August 2005 10:40 PM
James bets a million on his button. Too much.
All-in for Minter, 2 million.
Alex goes all-in for 1 million 40,000. Now he has 1.4 million as he got no callers.
James button, Minter shoves, Alex mucks.
Kenna is given a walk in the big blind and 360k. Unbelievible.
James has over half the chips.
1.9 for Kahaner. James button, 700k, Alex is going through the mj\isery of the damned. He mucks. He just can't pull the trigger.
1.68 million for Minter. 1.54 million for Kahaner. 5.2 million for Kenna James.
Tech problems on the set stop play for a few minutes.
Minter goes all-in to end it.
Wednesday, 31st of August 2005 10:23 PM
360k in the pot for the taking. Jake goes all-in from the button three handed which is first to act. No calls.
Alex Kahaner makes it 500k from his button. Again that's plenty.
Kenna's first on his button, 800k to go, both blinds fold.
Jake Minter's turn on the bully pulpit button, pass, Alexs uses the small blind to raise to 500k, Kenna doesn't believe him and goes all-in. Alex mucks. Looked like a real strong tell for James on Kahaner's bet.
Wednesday, 31st of August 2005 10:15 PM
Alex makes it 500k, Kenna calls, Minter is on the button with 200k in the big blind. Jake goes all-in, a one million raise.Alex folds. Kenna calls. Both have pocket 4's. It's the first time we've seen Jake Minter animated. He double high fives Kenna. Split pot.
Wednesday, 31st of August 2005 10:11 PM
20k ante, 100k/200k blinds. Kenna James has 3.68 million, Jake Minter has 1.32 million and Alex Kahaner has 3.32 million.
1 $1,125,000 plus a $25k seat
Wednesday, 31st of August 2005 09:47 PM
While my system was down, Tim Phan went all-in for over 500k on the button with A J. Kenna James called with the A 7 of Clubs. James turned the nut flush draw and spiked on 7 on the river. Phan was 4th. James has over half the chips.
4 Tim Phan $291,900
Then just now Kenna bet one million and Alex went all-in preflop. It's only 1.215k to Kenna but he doesn't seem to want to show his steal attempt. So James folds.
10 minute break.
Wednesday, 31st of August 2005 09:19 PM
Todd Phillips directs 360k into the pot. Alex Kahaner looks like he lost his wife's American Express Card and calls from the small blind. Kenna calls from the big blind. Three way action, 1.5 million. 10 5 3 flop. Kenna bets 250k after both check and Todd raises all-in for 700k. Phillips has 7 7 . James flopped a set of 3's. Phillips is 5th.
Wednesday, 31st of August 2005 09:11 PM
Kahaner bets 250k from the cutoff, this is the tightest table in WPT history. All fold.
Minter goes all-in from the small blind. Guess what? The big blind mucked.
Minter button, Phan raises all-in from the small blind to take it.
Wednesday, 31st of August 2005 09:04 PM
James may be steaming, but he's playing the perfect table to steam and have it work for him. These guys wouldn't notice. Kenna wins with a 300k bet on the turn.
Kahaner makes it 250k, no calls.
Another 250k for Alex, again no calls. That's a 315k pick up of the blinds and antes. It has to be steal time, or a few players will be blinded off.
Todd Phillips goes all-in for 970k for no calls.
James walks. Amazing.
Tim Phan raises 240k from the cutoff seat. Kenna goes all-in from the small blind. Phan mucks.
Wednesday, 31st of August 2005 08:52 PM
Kahaner goes all-in for 890k from the small blind. The blinds and antes are 315k so maybe we can finally get someone to try to steal. Call by James in the big blind. 6 4 of Hearts for Alex Kahaner, the K Q of Hearts for Kenna James. Flop 10 10 6! Turn 5, River 5!. Kahaner doubles up.
Wednesday, 31st of August 2005 08:46 PM
Kenna leads out and ends it.
240k by Phan is too much.
15k ante, 60k/120k blinds
Wednesday, 31st of August 2005 08:37 PM
Alex Kahaner must have a big hand, he went all-in over the top witrhout looking miserable first. This has to be Aces. 650k more, no call. Nice play, fooled everyone including me, Alex showed the 8 7 of Diamonds.
Wednesday, 31st of August 2005 08:08 PM
Heads up betweeen Kevin and Tim, checked to the river, Phan takes a little one that will never be seen on TV.
Kenna James and Kevin O'Donnell both got all-in with 695k weak aces, A 9 for Kenna, A 6 for Kevin. The board allowed Kenna's 9 to play. O'Donnell only has one chip left while James takes over the chip lead.
Kevin is all-in for the ante and 7 2, he is out in 6th. Kenna James finishes the job with 6 6.
1 $1,125,000 plus a $25k seat
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