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John Heckenkamp Has Alligator Blood

John Heckenkamp goes all in for 181,000 from middle position and Shawn Sparks calls after some debating from the big blind.

Sparks has A♣ 8♥ against the K♠ J♦ of Heckenkamp.

The flop gives Sparks a pair and the turn gives him a flush draw, but Heckenkamp finds a king on the river for a two-outer.

The completed board reads 8♣ 4♥ 2♣ Q♣ K♥ and Heckenkamp doubles up.

John Heckenkamp - 380,000
Shawn Sparks - 675,000

May 19, 2018

Posted in Eric Bunch, John Heckencamp


John Heckenkamp Joins the Double Up Club

John Heckenkamp shoves all in for 93,000 and Eric Bunch calls.

Heckenkamp has J♣ T♥ against the A♦ 5♠ of Bunch.

The board runs out Q♥ 9♠ 8♥ A♣ 3♦ and Heckenkamp flops a straight for no sweat at all to double up.

John Heckenkamp - 200,000
Eric Bunch - 580,000

Reba Wright Bubbles


Reba Wright

As the players headed to break, Scott Buller, Eric Bunch, John Heckenkamp, and Reba Wright were still playing.

Bunch, Buller and Heckenkamp are all in for 10,000 and Wright puts in her final 6,500 from the big blind.

The flop comes A♠ 5♠ 5♥ and Bunch is the first to bet. He makes it 10,000 and Buller is the lone caller.

The turn is the 6♦ and Bunch bets 30,000. Buller folds and Bunch shows 8♣ 5♦ against the Q&spades 8♠ of Wright. The river is the Q♦.

Wright is eliminated in 19th place and that leaves 18 players in the field, all of which will receive $1,258

Scott Buller Wins Three-Way Pot, Eliminates Jana Mangimelli


Scott Buller

Jana Mangimelli shoves all in and John Heckenkamp calls. Scott Buller reraises all in and Heckenkamp calls the remainder of Buller's 127,500 stack.

Buller has Q♣ Q♠ against the A♦ J♠ of Mangimelli and the A♣ Q♦ of Heckenkamp.

The board runs out K♠ 9♣ 2♦ 8♦ T♥ giving Buller the win and eliminating Mangimelli.

Scott Buller - 320,000
John Heckenkamp - 230,000
Jana Mangimelli - Eliminated

May 18, 2018

Posted in John Heckencamp


John Heckenkamp Finally Gaining Some Traction

After busting a few bullets earlier in the tournament, John Heckenkamp has finally broken 100,000. He says he had pocket sevens and three-bet preflop to 7,000. He got one caller.

He flopped a full house on the seven-high board and got all in against an opponent holding pocket jacks. Heckencamp held to win the pot and stacked 108,000.

John Heckenkamp - 108,000

Justin Temple Catches Up on the River


Justin Temple

John Heckenkamp just sat down to fire another bullet and three-bets a Chris Conrad open. Heckenkamp makes it 3,300 before Justin Temple shoves all in for 8,300.

Conrad folds, leaving his 1,500 in the pot and Heckenkamp calls with 9♥ 9♦ and is racing against the A♦ Q♠ of Temple.

The board runs out J♦ 8♠ 2♣ 7♣ A♣ and Temple doubles through Heckenkamp.

Justin Temple - 19,200
John Heckenkamp - 12,400

Patty Molina Eliminates John Heckenkamp and Doubles Through Lauren Bunch

Patty Molina

Lauren Bunch, John Heckenkamp and another player are all in on the T♦ 7♦ 5♥ flop.

Bunch: T♥ T♣
Heckenkamp: 7♣ 5♣
Opponent: A♦ K♠

The turn is the 8♥ and the river is the 5♠ giving Bunch the better full house to leave Heckenkamp short.

He goes all in for 3,350 and gets calls from Patty Molina and William Stanford.

The flop comes 7♥ 7♣ 4♠ and Molina shoves all in. Stanford folds pocket sixes and Heckenkamp shows queens, Q♠ Q♦.

Molina shows K♥ K♠. The turn is the 6♠ and Stanford throws up his hands, but the river is the K♦ giving Molina the better set and eliminating Heckenkamp.

Molina didn't stop there.

She shoves all in against Bunch with a set of eights. Bunch calls with top pair, top kicker, but Molina stays ahead and even rivers quads to seal the deal.

Patty Molina - 70,000
Lauren Bunch - 42,000
John Heckenkamp - Eliminated