10/16/16 12:17:11 PM PST
Hands #110-114: Pots to Gurtovoy and Tsang
Hand #110: From the small blind, Anatoly Gurtovoy raised to 2 million. Elton Tsang called from the big blind and saw Gurtovoy check on . Tsang bet 2 million but folded to Gurtovoy's check-raise to 6 million.
Hand #111: Action folded to Elton Tsang in the small blind and he made it 2.4 million. Rick Salomon folded his big blind.
Hand #112: From the button Elton Tsang raised to 1.8 million and James Bord called from the big blind. Bord check-folded to the 2 million continuation bet by Tsang on .
Hand #113: Elton Tsang raised to 1.8 million and from the big blind Anatoly Gurtovoy called. Gurtovoy check-called a bet of 1.5 million on before both of them checked the on the turn and on the river. Gurtovoy showed and Tsang mucked.
Hand #114: Tsang received a walk in the big blind.
10/16/16 12:07:22 PM PST
Hands #:106-109: James Bord Shoves
Hand #106: Anatoly Gurtovoy raised to 1,600,000 from the small blind and Elton Tsang called from the big blind. The flop came and Gurtovoy continued for 1,500,000. Tsang folded.
Hand #107: Elton Tsang limped from the small blind and Rick Salomon made it 2,300,000 from the big blind. Tsang folded.
Hand #108: Elton Tsang raised to 1,700,000 from the button and won the blinds and antes.
Hand #109: Elton Tsang raised to 1,700,000 from under the gun and Rick Salomon called on the button. James Bord then moved all in from the small blind for 11,600,000. Tsang folded, and Salomon folded behind.
10/16/16 11:57:52 AM PST
Level 19 started
|10/16/16 11:55:27 AM PST
The players have agreed to have a 10-minute break after every level.
10/16/16 11:54:51 AM PST
Hands #100-105: Elton Tsang Extends His Chip Lead
Hand #100: Anatoly Gurtovoy opened to 1,700,000 only for Rick Salomon to move all-in, Gurtovoy didn't even request a count before folding.
Hand #101: Elton Tsang opened to his standard 1,300,000 and Anatoly Gurtovoy defended from the big blind. On the flop Tsang bet 1,400,000, Gurtovoy raised it up to 3,000,000 and Tsang smooth called. The fell on the turn , both players checked and the hit the river. Gurtovoy bet 3,500,000 and Tsang went deep into the tank before calling. Gurtovoy opened for just king high, while Tsang had pocket tens and took the pot.
Hand #102: A raise and take for Rick Salomon.
Hand #103: Elton Tsang limped the small blind, Rick Salomon raised it up to 1,600,000 from the big and Tsang called. On the flop Tsang check-called a further 1,000,000 but he folded to further aggression from Salomon on the turn.
Hand #104: James Bord defended his big blind to a raise of 1,300,000 from Elton Tsang. The flop was checked through, but Tsang's bet of 1,500,000 on the turn earned him the pot.
#Hand 105: A raise and take for Elton Tsang.
|Elton Tsang||92,725,000||18,725,000 |
|Anatoly Gurtovoy||17,825,000||-14,175,000 |
|Rick Salomon||16,450,000||6,100,000 |
|James Bord||13,000,000||-3,200,000 |10/16/16 11:35:53 AM PST
Hands #96-99: Trading Small Pots Preflop
Hand #96: Elton Tsang raised to 1,300,000 and won the blinds and antes.
Hand #97: Action folded around to James Bord in the small blind, and he raised to 2,200,000. Anatoly Gurtovoy folded his big blind, and Bord won the small pot.
Hand #98: Elton Tsang got a walk.
Hand #99: Rick Salomon got a walk.
10/16/16 11:35:34 AM PST
Cary Katz Eliminated in 5th Place (€1,750,000)
Hand #95: From first position, James Bord open raised to 1.5 million. On the button Elton Tsang three-bet to 4 million and small blind Cary Katz called all in for 2,125,000. Rick Salomon folded his big blind and action was back on Bord.
"Hold on a second" Bord told his masseuse who consequently halted her work and took a step back. Bord tanked for about a minute or two before he folded.
"I thought you were making a move." Katz said as he showed his hand.
Katz had the best hand but all of that would change after the flop: .
Katz needed some help but wouldn't get any. The on the turn and on the river were both definitions of blanks and Katz said his goodbyes.
The four remaining players are guaranteed €2.1 million from here on out.
|Elton Tsang||74,000,000||4,125,000 |
|Cary Katz||0||-8,225,000 |10/16/16 11:29:53 AM PST
Hands #93-94: No Flops
Hand #93: Rick Salomon shoved all in from the cutoff and everyone folded.
Hand #94: Action folded to Elton Tsang in the small blind and he moved in. Cary Katz folded his big blind.
10/16/16 11:29:35 AM PST
Hands #88-92: Salomon Shoves
Hand #88: A walk for Elton Tsang.
Hand #89 On the button Anatoly Gurtovoy opened to 1,500,000 and Elton Tsang smooth called from the small blind. Tsang called a bet of 2,000,000 on the flop and then led for 3,500,000 on the turn. After a brief think Gurtovoy elected to fold.
Hand #90: It folded to Elton Tsang on the button and he moved all-in for an effective 6,350,000, both Cary Katz and Rick Salomon folded.
Hand #91: Elton Tsang raised to 1,300,000 from the cutoff, Cary Katz called on the button and Rick Salomon then moved all-in for 6,250,000. Tsang said, "I'll leave it to you man," and folded. Katz tanked for about a minute before folding what he told Salomon was Ace-Jack.
Hand #92: In a blind on blind battle James Bord opened to 1,300,000 and Anatoly Gurtovoy smooth called. On the flop Bord bet 1,800,000 and Gurtovoy stuck around. The turn was checked through and the completed the board. No checking this time as Bord bet 2,500,000, Gurtovoy raised to 6,500,000 and Bord folded.
|Anatoly Gurtovoy||32,000,000||4,175,000 |
|James Bord||16,200,000||-11,400,000 |10/16/16 11:16:44 AM PST
Hands #83-87: Three-High No Good
Hand #83: Rick Salomon raised all in from the cutoff and everyone else folded.
Hand #84: James Bord raised to 1,500,000 from the cutoff and won the blinds and antes.
Hand #85: Elton Tsang raised to 1,300,000 from the button and got no action.
Hand #86: Anatoly Gurtovoy raised 1,700,000 from under the gun and everyone else folded.
Hand #87: Action folded around to James Bord in the small blind and he limped. Anatoly Gurtovoy checked his option in the big blind. The flop came and both players checked. The turn was the and Bord led out for 700,000. Gurtovoy called. The river was the and both players checked again.
"Three high," Bord announced, showing . Gurtovoy tabled , enough to win the pot.
10/16/16 11:10:12 AM PST
Hands #76-82: Raise and Take It
Hand #76: From the cutoff, Elton Tsang raised to 1.3 million and he took down the blinds and antes.
Hand #77: From first position, Elton Tsang raised to 1.3 million and he took down the blinds and antes.
Hand #78: Elton Tsang received a walk in the big blind.
Hand #79: From the small blind, Elton Tsang raised to 1.5 million and Cary Katz folded the big blind.
Hand #80: From first position, James Bord raised to 1.5 million and took down the blinds and antes.
Hand #81: From first position, Anatoly Gurtovoy raised to 1.6 million and he took down the blinds and antes.
Hand #82: From first position, Elton Tsang raised to 1.3 million and he took down the blinds and antes.
10/16/16 11:09:47 AM PST
Andrew Pantling Eliminated in 6th Place (€1,500,000)
Hand #75: Elton Tsang was the aggressor once more, as he opened to 1,300,000 from the hijack. Action folded to Andrew Pantling, who was the big blind, and he moved all-in for 3,325,000 total. Tsang asked for a count and then called.
The flop left Pantling drawing thin, the turn card gave him a straight draw, but he missed it on the river. So, Pantling is the first player out in the money, but he did have a re-buy meaning he needed a fourth place finish or higher to show a profit.
|Elton Tsang||69,875,000||3,600,000 |
|Andrew Pantling||0||-3,925,000 |10/16/16 11:05:31 AM PST
Hand #74: Katz Shoves on Tsang
Hand #74: Cary Katz wasted little time in putting his chips to use as, on the very next hand, he shoved all-in. Elton Tsang opened to 1,300,000 and Katz then jammed for 6,325,000 total. Tsang got a count and Katz said: "You've got three out."
A few seconds passed and Tsang replied. "I believe you man," and showed as he folded. Katz was telling the truth as he flashed as he took the pot.
|Cary Katz||8,225,000||1,800,000 |10/16/16 11:05:00 AM PST
Brandon Steven Bubbles the €1,000,000-buy-in Big One for One Drop Extravaganza
Hand #73: Action folded around to Cary Katz in the small blind and he announced he's all in. Brandon Steven was the big blind. He checked his cards and called. "I didn't even look" Katz said, keeping his cards face down for the moment. Steven turned over , the Katz showed putting him in a good spot against Steven's hand.
The board ran out . Neither player connected, and Katz won with his big slick. Steven was all in for 2,400,000, and Katz just barely had him covered. Katz nearly doubled up, and Steven was eliminated on the bubble.
Each of the remaining six players is guaranteed a payout of at least €1,500,000.
|Cary Katz||6,425,000||3,700,000 |
|Brandon Steven||0||-2,800,000 |10/16/16 10:58:24 AM PST
Hands #70-72: Anatoly Gurtovoy Gains Some Chips
Hand #70: Elton Tsang raised 1,300,000 and everyone else folded.
Hand #71: Anatoly Gurtovoy raised to 1,800,000 from the small blind and Elton Tsang called from the big blind. The flop came and Gurtovoy checked. Tsang bet 1,500,000 and Gurtovoy called. Both players checked the on the turn and the river was the . Gurtovoy led out for 2,000,000 and Tsang called.
Gurtovoy showed for trips and Tsang mucked.
Hand #72: Action folded to Elton Tsang in the small blind. He looked over at Cary Katz's stack, then told Katz, "I like you, man" and folded his cards.
|Elton Tsang||66,275,000||-3,800,000 |
|Anatoly Gurtovoy||27,825,000||5,300,000 |10/16/16 10:45:33 AM PST
Level 18 started
|10/16/16 10:35:55 AM PST
A 15-minute break for the players.
10/16/16 10:35:36 AM PST
Hands #65-69: A Lot More for Tsang
Hand #65: Elton Tsang raised to 1.1 million from the small blind and Cary Katz folded the big blind.
Hand #66: From the button, Elton Tsang moved all in. Both blinds folded.
Hand #67: From the cutoff, Elton Tsang raised to 1.1 million. Rick Salomon in the big blind called and both checked the flop of . The hit the turn and Salomon bet 1.3 million. Tsang folded.
Hand #68: From the hijack, Elton Tsang raised to 1.1 million. Everyone folded.
Hand #69: Elton Tsang raised to 1.1 million and Rick Salomon on the button three-bet to 2.7 million. Both blinds released and Tsang called.
Tsang check-called a bet of 2.5 million on before both players checked the on the turn. The completed the board and Tsang bet 8 million. Salomon thought about it for a bit before he called. Tsang showed for the nuts and Salomon mucked.
|Elton Tsang||70,075,000||17,075,000 |
|James Bord||27,600,000||5,825,000 |
|Anatoly Gurtovoy||22,525,000||-4,275,000 |
|Rick Salomon||10,350,000||-10,500,000 |
|Andrew Pantling||3,925,000||-200,000 |
|Brandon Steven||2,800,000||0 |
|Cary Katz||2,725,000||-175,000 |10/16/16 10:22:22 AM PST
Hands #60-64: No Flops No Drops
Hand #60: Anatoly Gurtovoy opened to 1,100,000 from the hijack and won the pot
Hand #61: Yet again Anatoly Gurtovoy opened to 1,100,000 and once more he won the blinds and antes.
Hand #62: James Bord received a walk from a short stacked Andrew Pantling, who showed as he folded. Bord turned his cards over one by one to reveal . "Sick, I can't believe you didn't do it!" he exclaimed.
Hand #63: A raise and take for Rick Salomon.
#Hand #64: A button raise of 1,500,000 from James Bord was enough to get the job done.
10/16/16 10:15:00 AM PST
Hands #56-59: No Flops
Hand #56: James Bord limped from the small blind, and Anatoly Gurtovoy raised to 2,500,000 from the big blind. Bord folded.
Hand #57: Anatoly Gurtovoy raised to 1,100,000 from the small blind. Elton Tsang then reraised to 3,000,000 from the big blind, and Gurtovoy folded.
Hand #58: Rick Salomon raised to 1,100,000 from middle position and everyone else folded.
Hand #59: Elton Tsang moved all in from the button and the blinds both folded.