10/25/17 10:36:23 AM PST
Ta Fades a Massive Sweat to Double
A raise by Luc Thong Ta was met by the all in of the player on the button and once the action was back on Ta, he verified with the dealer that it was indeed an all in before snap-calling.
Ta tabled and his opponent only had the . The flop of was as dreadful as it could get, but Ta somehow faded a ton of outs with the turn and river to double.
"I could have busted you, but now you are back," Phil Hellmuth in the two seat said and Ta replied "I was back all the time." Right after, Kristen Bicknell arrived in the four seat with an above-average stack.
|Luc Thong Ta||125,000||75,000 |
|Phil Hellmuth||110,000||30,000 |
|Kristen Bicknell||70,000||22,000 |10/25/17 10:30:38 AM PST
One for Caranica
Sam Grafton raised to 3,500 from mid-position and was called by Philipp Caranica in the big blind.
The flop came , Caranica checked, Grafton bet 3,700, Caranica raised to 11,500. Grafton called.
The turn brought them the on which they both checked. The on the river completed the board, now Caranica bet 6,500 and Grafton called. Caranica showed for a full house, fours over kings and that was enough for Grafton to muck his hand.
|Sam Grafton||38,000||-17,000 |10/25/17 10:26:55 AM PST
Mustafov Doubles on a "Sexy Board"
Fahredin Mustafov was all in and at risk for his last 30,100 and the cutoff looked him up with the . Mustafov held and the standard coin flip turned into a roller coaster of emotions as the board ran out .
"Sexy board," Mustafov added while stacking up his double.
|Fahredin Mustafov||65,000||45,000 |10/25/17 10:22:23 AM PST
Win One; Lose One
The opponent of Korbinian Sonnenholzner bet the flop of for 4,000 out of the big blind and the German raised to 10,100. His opponent moved all in and Sonnenholzner called with for top two. The big blind showed for a huge draw, but the turn and river blanked.
One hand later, Sonnenholzner raised to 4,800 and called a shove by a short stack from one seat over for 26,200 with the . This time he had a coin flip versus and saw the board run out . If Sonnenholzner had won that second all in showdown as well, he would have closed the gap to big stack Peter Wagner on the same table.
|Peter Wagner||150,000||10,000 |
|Korbinian Sonnenholzner||100,000|10/25/17 10:19:21 AM PST
|Romain Follet||100,000||52,000 |
|Dominik Desset||100,000||40,000 |
|Phil Hellmuth||80,000||22,000 |
|Elena Litvinyuk||70,000||34,000 |
|Marek Tatar||70,000||70,000 |
|Ivo Donev||65,000||45,000 |
|Micky Blasi||57,000||37,000 |
|Sam Grafton||55,000||10,000 |
|Michael Eiler||55,000||35,000 |
|Kristen Bicknell||48,000||24,000 |
|Rifat Gegic||40,000||40,000 |
|Max Pescatori||39,000||19,000 |10/25/17 10:18:45 AM PST
Racener Busts Two
"Two seat open," the announcement of the dealer came and Rolf Galasen left the table while John Racener dragged in a big pot.
According to Racener, Galasen's raise on the button was called by the 2017 WSOP Player of the Year contender in the small blind and Antonio Merone called from the big blind. Racener checked a flop and Merone shoved, as did Galasen. Racener happily called with pocket fours for bottom set and bested the of Merone and the of Galasen.
|John Racener||160,000||140,500 |
|Antonio Merone||0||0 |
|Rolf Galasen||0||-60,000 |10/25/17 10:15:20 AM PST
Cantu Still Alive
Brandon Cantu just doubled up with on a board. He now has a bit more than 20 big blinds to play with.
|Brandon Cantu||41,000||21,000 |10/25/17 10:04:53 AM PST
Galindo Lopez Doubles
Josep Maria Galindo Lopez shoved for 12,200 from under the gun and Sam Grafton called in the cutoff. Both Ryan Hughes in the small blind and Kai Schuster in the big blind let go and the cards were tabled.
Josep Maria Galindo Lopez:
The board came and Galindo Lopez turned a straight to remain in contention.
|Kai Schuster||65,000||10,000 |
|Sam Grafton||45,000||8,000 |
|Josep Maria Galindo Lopez||28,000||8,000 |
|Ryan Hughes||16,300||-3,700 |10/25/17 10:02:32 AM PST
The player in the under-the-gun position had gone all in for his remaining 4,500 chips. Jerome Sgorrano, in mid-position, also shoved all in. Everyone else folded.
The board ran out - Sgorrano wins the pot, the bounty and the other player was eliminated.
|Jerome Sgorrano||30,000||0 |10/25/17 09:57:42 AM PST
Sklenicka Doubles Through Kabrhel
Martin Kabrhel moved all in from the button as the player in the big blind had a short stack. Michael Sklenicka in the small blind however called the shove for more than 30,000 and caught Kabrhel with the . Sklenicka's didn't hit anything on the board of either, but the ace-high was good enough for a double to more than the average stack.
|Martin Kabrhel||120,000||-15,000 |
|Michael Sklenicka||75,000|10/25/17 09:54:43 AM PST
Players that busted in the last hand of the level were still allowed to re-enter while the blinds had already moved up. Besides that, the registration has officially closed and currently shows 325 entries with 144 remaining.
10/25/17 09:50:12 AM PST
Cohen Busts Another
Yehuda Cohen jumped up from his seat, excited, having busted yet another opponent. Carlo Savinelli said in table chat "You know the bounty is just €300 and not €3,000, right?" and the entire table except for Cohen laughed.
Arsenii Karmatckii was all in for 100 chips after the ante was pulled in and Michal Mrakes raised to 4,000. The big blinc called and check-folded the flop. Mrakes showed and Karmatckii turned over . The turn and river improved Karmatckii and he won't be able to re-enter as the new level just kicked off.
|Lawrence Whyte||150,000||25,000 |
|Peter Wagner||140,000||140,000 |
|Yehuda Cohen||125,000||25,000 |
|Teunis Kooij||100,000||58,000 |
|Bernd Gleissner||100,000||30,000 |
|Mike Leah||86,000||64,000 |
|Vivian Saliba||70,000||53,500 |
|Roland Israelashvili||65,000||31,000 |
|Luc Thong Ta||50,000||36,000 |
|Jesper Hansen||48,000||19,000 |
|Michal Mrakes||44,000||-24,000 |
|Jerome Sgorrano||35,000||5,000 |
|Kristen Bicknell||24,000||4,000 |
|Barny Boatman||17,000||-23,000 |
|Arsenii Karmatckii||2,000||-66,000 |
|Vincent Moscati||0||-26,000 |
|Sander van Wesemael||0||0 |
|Viliyan Petleshkov||0||-25,000 |
|Christopher Back||0||-20,000 |
|Kenny Hallaert||0||-15,000 |
|Artan Dedusha||0||-17,000 |
|Aaron Duczak||0||-40,000 |10/25/17 09:34:01 AM PST
A Bounty for Schuster
On the flop of , Jordy Palma was all in and Kai Schuster moved all in over the top for 22,100. Jaroslav Peter had the biggest stack of the trio and called to put two players at risk.
Palma picked up more outs with the turn, but the river was a blank to eliminate the Frenchman. Right after, Josep Maria Galindo Lopez arrived with a fresh stack and other recent re-entries include James Akenhead and Brandon Cantu, while the biggest stack at the table is Benjamin Benoit.
|Kai Schuster||55,000||23,000 |
|Josep Maria Galindo Lopez||20,000|
|James Akenhead||20,000||0 |
|Brandon Cantu||20,000||0 |
|Jordy Palma||0|10/25/17 09:28:23 AM PST
Foxen Finds More Chips
Alex Foxen raised to 2,200 from the under-the-gun position and was called by Gudmundur Gunnarson in the big blind.
The flop came , Gunnarson check-called the 1,900 bet of Foxen.
The was turned over and now Gunnarson check-called the 4,600 bet of Foxen.
The on the river completed the board, Gunnarson checked again. Foxen looked at Gunnarson, then at the board again. Foxen stared at Gunnarson again and then decided to go all in for about 19,000. Gunnarson was now up for a decision and took some time to think. Eventually, he folded.
"What did you have?" Jack-eight?" Foxen said.
"Good read. What about you?" Gunnarson replied.
"I had queen-ten." Foxen claimed as he put his chips in a rack as the table was going to break and the players were divided over the open seats amongst the other tables.
|Alex Foxen||37,000||7,000 |
|Gudmundur Gunnarsson||14,600|10/25/17 09:23:50 AM PST
Aylar Lie Eliminated
Aylar Lie moved all in for 18,200 from early position and Viktor Kovachev also moved all in from two seats over to force out everyone else.
The board came and Lie left the table with a "hard to beat aces," then grabbed her dog and went for a walk.
|Aylar Lie||0||-12,000 |10/25/17 09:15:56 AM PST
|Andrej Desset||85,000||35,000 |
|Michal Mrakes||68,000||55,000 |
|Arsenii Karmatckii||68,000||48,000 |
|Dominik Desset||60,000||40,000 |
|Federico Quevedo||60,000||-8,000 |
|Rolf Galasen||60,000||-8,000 |
|Phil Hellmuth||58,000||43,000 |
|Fabrice Halleux||34,000||34,000 |
|Sebastian Langrock||30,000||6,000 |
|Salvatore Camarda||29,000||29,000 |
|Jesper Hansen||29,000||9,000 |
|Viliyan Petleshkov||25,000||25,000 |
|Michael Magalashvili||24,000||-2,000 |
|Alexander Lakhov||24,000||24,000 |
|Jan Bednar||22,000||2,000 |
|Chris Ferguson||22,000||5,000 |
|Carlo Savinelli||22,000||-2,000 |
|Jerry Odeen||17,000||-3,000 |10/25/17 09:10:00 AM PST
Big Pot for Kabrhel
Jan Mach bet the river of a board for 3,500 in the small blind and Teunis Kooij shoved for 29,000 in the big blind. Mach eventually folded and the Dutchman raked in the pot.
Among the chip leaders towards the end of the registration period are Yehuda Cohen, Marc MacDonnell, Larwrence Whyte and Martin Kabrhel.
Cohen collected yet another bounty after winning a flip with against the of Tony Lefort, the board came .
Kabrhel got into a three-bet pot with Jerome Sgorrano and continued for 7,000 on the flop. Sgorrano check-called and checked again from the cutoff on the turn, then reluctantly called a bet worth 16,600 by Kabrhel. The fell on the river and both started some table chat. Sgorrano checked and Kabrhel's bet of 50,000 forced a fold.
|Martin Kabrhel||135,000||30,000 |
|Lawrence Whyte||125,000||35,000 |
|Yehuda Cohen||100,000||36,000 |
|Marc MacDonnell||90,000||45,000 |
|Bernd Gleissner||70,000||32,000 |
|Teunis Kooij||42,000||8,000 |
|Jerome Sgorrano||30,000||1,000 |
|Tony Lefort||0|10/25/17 08:56:03 AM PST
A Double Up For Oghabian
Milad Oghabian was all in for his remaining 7,900 with on the board already. He was called by the player in the small blind.
Oghabian had a set of queens and his opponent had top pair with the aces. The on the river didn't really matter much as Oghabian had him drawing dead and he doubled up.
10/25/17 08:55:39 AM PST
Ramos Runs Up Stack
Joining the action on the turn, Felipe Ramos in the big blind bet 2,500 and was called by Francisco Fernandez on the button. The fell on the river and Ramos bet 10,000. "Really?" Fernandez asked and added "I have a seven, seven four suited," before mucking the face up.
"What is this table?" Fernandez asked after that, having spotted the newly arrived Martin Kabrhel with his monster stack.
Michael Eiler arrived with a new ticket in hand as re-entry while Salvatore Camarda went from zero to hero one table over.
|Martin Kabrhel||105,000||25,000 |
|Felipe Ramos||82,000||62,000 |
|Francisco Fernandez||48,000||14,000 |
|Michael Eiler||20,000||2,000 |
|Salvatore Camarda||0||-33,000 |10/25/17 08:51:50 AM PST
Kenny Hallaert raised to 1,500 from early position and was called by Yehuda Cohen in the cutoff. Bernd Gleissner, on the button, raised to 4,500. Both Hallaert and Cohen called.
They all checked through the on the flop and the on the turn. The completed the board on the river, Hallaert checked, Cohen bet 9,100. Gleissner looked at his cards again and folded. So did Hallaert. Cohen showed for the bluff and started stacking the chips he just earned.
|Yehuda Cohen||64,000||4,000 |
|Bernd Gleissner||38,000||12,000 |