11/05/17 07:50:10 AM PST (about 79 days and 4 hours ago)
Hands #1-5: Kabrhel Doubles Up
Hand #1: The action folded to Steffen Sontheimer in the small blind with and he raised to 3.5 million. Ahadpur Khangah folded the small blind and Sontheimer won another pot.
Hand #2: Andreas Eiler raised to 2.2 million from the hijack with and Dominik Nitsche called in the big blind with . The flop was and Nitsche check-called a bet of 1.6 million from Eiler. The turn was the and both players checked to the on the river. Nitsche checked for the third time and Eiler bet 4.2 million. Nitsche took a couple moments but eventually found a fold.
Hand #3: The action folded to Nitsche in the small blind who pushed all in with . Mikita Badziakouski was in the big blind with and let his hand go.
Hand #4: Eiler raised to 2.2 million from early position with and picked up the blinds and antes.
Hand #5: Thomas Muehloecker opened to 2.2 million from early position with and Martin Kabrhel re-raised to 6.0 million from the small blind with . Meuhloecker announced all in and Kabrhel called for a total of 6.7 million.
The flop came giving Kabrhel a pair of aces. The turn was the and the river brought the , giving Muehloecker no help. Kabrhel doubled up through the chip leader and politely said "Thank you" to the dealer afterwards.
|Thomas Muehloecker||52,500,000||-6,975,000 |
|Martin Kabrhel||14,100,000||5,500,000 |11/05/17 07:31:15 AM PST (about 79 days and 5 hours ago)
Charlie Carrel Eliminated in 9th Place (€295,131)
In the very first hand of the unofficial final table, the action folded to Charlie Carrel on the button and he moved all in for 7.3 million and Steffen Sontheimer called from the big blind.
The flop of was as bad as it could get for Carrel, as he needed running cards to avoid elimination. Carrel was drawing dead on the turn, making the river a formality. The Brit was eliminated in 9th place and takes home €295,131 for his efforts, leaving the table with his usual trademark smile.
|Steffen Sontheimer||31,950,000||9,000,000 |
|Charlie Carrel||0||-7,450,000 |11/05/17 07:24:34 AM PST (about 79 days and 5 hours ago)
Unofficial Final Table Underway
World Series of Poker tournament director Jack Effel introduced all nine finalists and the cards are going in the air shortly.
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11/05/17 06:39:36 AM PST (about 79 days and 6 hours ago)
Redraw of the Unofficial Final Table
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|6||Martin Kabrhel||Czech Republic||8,600,000||9|
|9||Charlie Carrel||United Kingdom||7,450,000||7|
|Thomas Muehloecker||59,475,000||5,975,000 |
|Andreas Eiler||52,550,000||4,050,000 |
|Ahadpur Khangah||36,400,000||100,000 |
|Dominik Nitsche||36,050,000||-850,000 |
|Christoph Vogelsang||27,950,000||-12,050,000 |
|Steffen Sontheimer||22,950,000||-5,250,000 |
|Mikita Badziakouski||12,575,000||-5,425,000 |
|Martin Kabrhel||8,600,000||-650,000 |
|Charlie Carrel||7,450,000||-150,000 |11/05/17 06:29:46 AM PST (about 79 days and 6 hours ago)
Kenny Hallaert Eliminated in 10th Place (€295,131)
Kenny Hallaert pushed all in for 7.0 million from the cutoff. Martin Kabrhel tank-folded in the small blind and Dominik Nitsche made up for lost time by instantly calling in the big blind.
It was a coin flip for Hallaert's tournament life and the dealer fanned the flop of . Nitsche took the lead with a pair of kings and Hallaert was at risk of being eliminated. The turn was the and the river landed the . Hallaert became the tenth-place finisher and the remaining nine players will now join on one table for the unofficial final table.
|Dominik Nitsche||36,900,000||8,900,000 |
|Kenny Hallaert||0||-7,300,000 |11/05/17 06:24:18 AM PST (about 79 days and 6 hours ago)
Kabrhel Doubles Through Nitsche
Martin Kabrhel was first to act and checked the action on the feature table, subsequently the clock was called on him. Right after, he moved all in for 4.075 million and Dominik Nitsche called from one seat over. All other players folded and the cards were tabled.
While Nitsche flopped a queen it was no good with the board running out to let Kabrhel double.
One hand later, Charlie Carrel moved all in and Kabrhel was in the big blind. "Do you want to gamble?" Carrel asked to Kabrhel, repeating the same question he was being asked previously by the Czech. "I am a post flop gambler, not pre flop," Kabrhel replied. More table chat followed and Kabrhel elected to fold.
|Dominik Nitsche||28,000,000||-3,000,000 |
|Martin Kabrhel||9,250,000||4,325,000 |
|Charlie Carrel||7,600,000||150,000 |
|Kenny Hallaert||7,300,000||-900,000 |11/05/17 06:19:50 AM PST (about 79 days and 6 hours ago)
Khangah Finally Stops Muehloecker
Ahadpur Khangah raised to 1.6 million on the button and Thomas Muehloecker three-bet to 4.5 million from the big blind. Khangah called and the flop came . Muehloecker check-called a bet of 6.0 million from Khangah.
The turn landed the and Muehloecker checked again. Khangah announced all in for 7.075 million and Muehloecker called. Khangah tabled for top pair and Muehloecker showed for a pair of jacks and a flush draw. The on the river changed nothing and Khangah double up.
After taking a beating from Muehloecker to start the day, Khangah finally fought back and took a chunk of chips from Muehloecker, who still holds the current chip lead.
|Thomas Muehloecker||53,500,000||-11,500,000 |
|Ahadpur Khangah||36,300,000||15,300,000 |11/05/17 06:07:32 AM PST (about 79 days and 6 hours ago)
Carrel Jams and Scoops Blinds
Charlie Carrel moved all in first to act and the action folded to Martin Kabrhel in the small blind. He asked for a count and Carrel's stack was counted to be at 5.75 million. Kabrhel had less than that and tried to engage in some table talk. "Do you want to gamble Charlie?" he asked before tournament staff reminded him that he cannot talk about the hand while a third player, in this case Dominik Nitsche in the big blind, is still in the hand.
Kabrhel eventually folded, as did Nitsche. "I had big suited cards, I am wondering why I didn't call," Kabrhel added and Carrel replied "Yeah, I am wondering that, too."
|Charlie Carrel||7,450,000||1,450,000 |
|Martin Kabrhel||4,925,000||-1,700,000 |11/05/17 06:04:13 AM PST (about 79 days and 6 hours ago)
Small Pot for Nitsche
Dominik Nitsche limped in from the small blind and Charlie Carrel checked his option in the big blind. Both players checked the flop before Nitsche min-bet the turn for 800,000, Carrel called. The river was checked again and Nitsche announced king-high, then turned over .
That was enough to win the pot while Carrel dropped to around 6 million.
|Dominik Nitsche||31,000,000||1,000,000 |
|Charlie Carrel||6,000,000||-8,250,000 |11/05/17 06:00:01 AM PST (about 79 days and 6 hours ago)
Jacks for Eiler
Martin Kabrhel raised to 6 million with 25,000 behind and Kenny Hallaert in the big blind inquired if he was all in when the Belgian was to act. "Raise to six million, I like to play post flop," Kabrhel added and Hallaert folded.
One hand later, Dominik Nitsche raised to 1.6 million and Andreas Eiler called from the big blind. On the flop of , Eiler checked and Nitsche took down the pot with a continuation bet worth 2.2 million.
The next hand, Nitsche raised to 1.6 million once more and Eiler called from the small blind, Kabrhel forfeited his big blind. The flop fell and both players checked. Eiler checked and subsequently called a bet of 2.5 million by Nitsche on the turn before the river went check, check, again.
"Jacks," Eiler announced and turned over his as first player after the button. Nitsche mucked and Eiler raked in the pot.
|Andreas Eiler||48,500,000||3,450,000 |
|Dominik Nitsche||30,000,000||-2,200,000 |
|Martin Kabrhel||6,625,000||500,000 |11/05/17 05:48:08 AM PST (about 79 days and 6 hours ago)
"Tough Day" for Kabrhel
Martin Kabrhel limped in from the small blind and Dominik Nitsche checked his option from the big blind. The flop came and Kabrhel led out for 800,000. Nitsche called and the paired the board on the turn.
Kabrhel bet another 1.1 million and Nitsche continued to call. The river was the and Kabrhel made a huge overbet of 4.9 million. Nitsche sat in thought for a couple moments before announcing all in. Kabrhel only had around 6.2 million remaining and his tournament life would be at risk should he make the call.
After numerous attempts trying to get Nitsche to speak, Kabrhel finally said some words in German and Nitsche chuckled a bit. "I want to call but the hippo says to fold," Kabrhel said referring to his lucky hippo on top of his chips. He finally elected to fold saying, "Give him the money. This is a tough day for me!"
|Dominik Nitsche||32,200,000||5,325,000 |
|Martin Kabrhel||6,125,000||-5,675,000 |11/05/17 05:45:16 AM PST (about 79 days and 6 hours ago)
Small Pot for Muehloecker on the Feature Table
Thomas Muehloecker raised to 1.8 million first to act over on the feature table and Mikita Badziakouski called from the big blind. The flop fell and Badziakouski checked, then called a bet of 1.5 million by Muehloecker. Once the turn paired the board, Badziakouski checked again and Muehloecker fired a second bet of 5.2 million to force a fold.
|Thomas Muehloecker||49,000,000||2,250,000 |
|Mikita Badziakouski||18,000,000||-2,525,000 |11/05/17 05:33:28 AM PST (about 79 days and 7 hours ago)
Muehloecker Wins Dramatic Flip to Double Through Vogelsang
Over on the feature table, Thomas Muehloecker raised from the button and eventually four-bet all in against a three-bet of Christoph Vogelsang in the small blind.
The flop left Muehloecker with two outs and running clubs in order to avoid elimination. The turn brought one club and sure enough the fell on the river. Muehloecker doubled for 22.725 million and put a dent into the stack of Vogelsang, who lost the chip lead as a result.
|Thomas Muehloecker||46,750,000||22,925,000 |
|Christoph Vogelsang||40,000,000||-20,800,000 |11/05/17 05:30:40 AM PST (about 79 days and 7 hours ago)
Hallaert Stays Alive
Martin Kabrhel raised to 2.0 million from the cutoff and Kenny Hallaert moved all in for 3.675 million in the big blind. Kabrhel jokingly asked for a count but quickly called.
The flop came and Kabrhel out-flopped Hallaert with a pair of jacks. The turn was the giving Hallaert a flush draw and the river landed the . Hallaert completed his flush to double up at the hands of Kabrhel.
|Martin Kabrhel||11,800,000||-3,700,000 |
|Kenny Hallaert||8,200,000||4,225,000 |11/05/17 05:25:33 AM PST (about 79 days and 7 hours ago)
Eiler Shoves Into Kabrhel
The first hand on the outer tables lasted 13 minutes and it was Andreas Eiler that eventually moved all in and forced a fold from Martin Kabrhel. What had happened? It folded to short stack Kenny Hallaert, who looked at his cards, laughed and folded. Eiler raised top 1.7 million on the button and Kabrhel three-bet to 4.8 million after some consideration, Eiler called.
On the flop, Kabrhel bet 3.7 million and Eiler called before the on the turn saw Kabrhel check his stack, cough and take a ship of water. "Do you have a paper with the chips?" Kabrhel asked the dealer and Dominik Nitsche joked to Hallaert "The blinds might go up on you." Kabrhel then bet 4.9 million and Eiler called.
After the river, Kabrhel checked and Eiler moved all in. Kabrhel asked for a count and folded once it was deemed to be for more than 16 million.
|Andreas Eiler||45,050,000||14,600,000 |
|Martin Kabrhel||15,500,000||-13,600,000 |11/05/17 05:20:30 AM PST (about 79 days and 7 hours ago)
Sontheimer Attacks the Chip Leader Right Away
The action folded to Christoph Vogelsang on the button who raised to 1.8 million and Steffen Sontheimer was in the small blind. Sontheimer announced all in for 25.4 million and Vogelsang was in the tank again. After a couple of minutes he elected to fold and Sontheimer won himself an early pot.
|Christoph Vogelsang||60,800,000||-2,525,000 |
|Steffen Sontheimer||28,200,000||6,100,000 |11/05/17 02:26:40 AM PST (about 79 days and 10 hours ago)
10 Players Remain in Contention for Final Day of Event #10: €111,111 High Roller for One Drop
Only 10 players out of a 132-entry strong field remain for the final day of the 2017 World Series of Poker Europe Event #10: €111,111 High Roller for One Drop. The money bubble burst late in the previous day with the elimination of Vladimir Troyanovskiy, before the casualties came at a quick pace and it is High Roller tournament regular and 2017 $300,000 Super High Roller Bowl champion Christoph Vogelsang that has established a big lead over the other nine contenders.
Vogelsang bagged up 63,325,000, which is more than second-placed Andreas Eiler (30,450,000) and third-placed Ahadpur Khangah (29,575,000) have combined. Close behind follow 2017 WSOPE bracelet winner Martin Kabrhel (29,100,000), 888poker ambassador and three-time WSOP bracelet winner Dominik Nitsche (26,875,000). Furthermore, Thomas Muehloecker (23,825,000), Steffen Sontheimer (22,100,000), Mikita Badziakouski (20,525,000), Charlie Carrel (14,250,000) and Kenny Hallaert (3,975,000) are also still in contention.
Day 3 Seat Draw
|Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
| || || || || || |
|40||2||Charlie Carrel||United Kingdom||14,250,000||18|
|40||5||Martin Kabrhel||Czech Republic||29,100,000||36|
The lion's share of the €12,980,000 is still up for grabs, as all ten finalists have €295,131 locked up for their efforts and the coveted gold bracelet and a payday of €3,487,463 will be awarded to the winner. The action resumes on Sunday November 5th 2017 as of 2 p.m. local time with blinds of 400,000/800,000 and a running ante of 100,000, and the PokerNews live reporting team will provide hand-for-hand coverage of the final table until a winner is crowned.