Thursday, June 20, 2019 2:04 PM Local Time
Kempe Forging Ahead as Chip Leader
Rainer Kempe raised to 1,900,000 on the button, called by Raghav Bansal on the big blind. They saw a flop, then a turn. Bansal now led out for 3,000,000 and Kempe called. The river saw no action, Kempe showing down a winning for a flopped set.
Thursday, June 20, 2019 1:54 PM Local Time
Moschonas Doubles Through Bansal
Raghav Bansal raised to 1,900,000 under the gun and Dan Matsuzuki called on the button. In the big blind, Aris Moschonas was down to not even four big blinds and three-bet shoved all in for 3,130,000. Bansal gave him protection and potted to 11,700,000, which got Matsuzuki out of the way.
Moschonas' aces were in the lead and he had Bansal's spade flush draw covered as well. The flop added a gutshot to Bansal's jacks and the on the turn opened up the deuces to win as well. Bansal drew a blank on the river, though, and Moschonas doubled up.
|Raghav Bansal||18,000,000||-3,100,000 |
|Rainer Kempe||17,800,000||-400,000 |
|Dan Matsuzuki||16,300,000||-2,300,000 |
|Ashish Ahuja||11,000,000||0 |
|Aristeidis Moschonas||8,600,000||5,500,000 |
|Stephen Ma||950,000||0 |
Thursday, June 20, 2019 1:53 PM Local Time
Adam Lamphere Eliminated in 7th Place ($28,006)
Adam Lamphere raised the pot, 2,800,000, Rainer Kempe three-bet to 4,850,000 and was, as expected, called, Lamphere having just over two million behind.
The deck hit Kempe hard with a flop followed by a turn, leaving his opponent, chip leader for two straight days, drawing to two outs. The river was not one of them and Lamphere has departed long before anyone might have expected him to.
|Rainer Kempe||18,200,000||5,300,000 |
|Adam Lamphere||0||-4,900,000 |
Thursday, June 20, 2019 1:46 PM Local Time
Three for Bansal, One for Kempe, Ahuja Shoves
Raghav Bansal raised to 1,900,000 from under the gun and everyone folded. The next hand, Rainer Kempe raised to 1,700,000 on the button. Bansal three-bet shoved to 12,600,000 from the big blind and Kempe folded. Kempe raised again next hand, now to 1,600,000 from the cutoff and won it this time.
Ashish Ahuja was first to act in the hand immediately thereafter and shoved all in for 11,000,000 from under the gun. Dan Matsuzuki raise to 1,600,000 under the gun and won the hand.
Bansal made it 1,900,000 the next hand and won his third out of five hands before the game switched back to Pot-Limit Omaha.
|Raghav Bansal||21,100,000||5,700,000 |
|Dan Matsuzuki||18,600,000||400,000 |
|Rainer Kempe||12,900,000||-1,300,000 |
|Ashish Ahuja||11,000,000||0 |
|Adam Lamphere||4,900,000||-2,000,000 |
|Aristeidis Moschonas||3,100,000||-2,000,000 |
|Stephen Ma||950,000||-1,650,000 |
Thursday, June 20, 2019 1:38 PM Local Time
Double for Ma Lifts His Stack from Surface of Felt
Stephen Ma, the red warning light blinking on his stack, moved all in preflop for 725,000. Over to Dan Matsuzuki, who repopped it to 1,700,000. This discouraged the rest of the table, and the hands were on their backs:
Ma: - a monster considering his one big blind shove.
Matsuzuki: - a monster in any situation.
The flop of brought a life-saving jack for Ma, the turned a flush-draw sweat for Matsuzuki, and the river a double for the super-short stack after his loss to Ahuja.
|Dan Matsuzuki||18,200,000||-600,000 |
|Stephen Ma||2,600,000||1,875,000 |
Thursday, June 20, 2019 1:34 PM Local Time
Level 38 started
Thursday, June 20, 2019 1:31 PM Local Time
Ahuja Doubles Through Ma
With No-Limit Hold'em back on the menu, Stephen Ma shoved all in for 5,625,000 from the cutoff. Ashish Ahuja called all in for 4,900,000 from the small blind and was at risk in the hand.
Ahuja had a small lead to start out with but fell way behind after the flop was dealt. Five outs remained to save his tournament life but his rail exploded when one of them, the , landed on the turn.
The river was the and Ahuja, who was pacing around frantically before, sat back down in his seat.
|Dan Matsuzuki||18,800,000||-300,000 |
|Raghav Bansal||15,400,000||0 |
|Rainer Kempe||14,200,000||0 |
|Ashish Ahuja||11,000,000||5,500,000 |
|Adam Lamphere||6,900,000||0 |
|Aristeidis Moschonas||5,100,000||600,000 |
|Stephen Ma||725,000||-5,775,000 |
Thursday, June 20, 2019 1:29 PM Local Time
Bansal Holds vs Lamphere's Nut Flush Draw to Stay Alive
Raghav Bansal raised to 1,500,000, with interest from Lamphere who called from the small blind after two raise-and-take-it small pots. The flop: . Lamphere led out for 3,600,000 (a pot-sized bet). Bansal leaned back in his chair, rechecked his hand, contemplated his middle-of-the-pack stack and then moved all in for 5,900,000 total. Lamphere snapped him off with ; Bansal tabled . The wasn't a heart or an ace, and neither was the river, and Bansal scored a double up good for current second in chips.
|Raghav Bansal||15,400,000||8,000,000 |
|Adam Lamphere||6,900,000||-8,000,000 |
Thursday, June 20, 2019 1:21 PM Local Time
Daniel Moravec Eliminated in 8th Place ($21,469)
Dan Matsuzuki raised to 1,200,000 in middle position and Daniel Moravec was the only caller in the big blind, peeling from a very shallow stack of just four big blinds. The dealer spread out and Moravec checked. Matsuzuki bet enough to put Moravec all in for his last remaining crumbs and the latter called it off for 1,330,000 total.
Moravec was looking for a lot of help if he was to survive and picked up a flush draw on the turn to go with his non-club gutshot. The river, however, was neither of those outs and he became the first to depart from today's final table.
|Dan Matsuzuki||19,100,000||600,000 |
|Adam Lamphere||14,900,000||3,400,000 |
|Rainer Kempe||14,200,000||600,000 |
|Raghav Bansal||7,400,000||-900,000 |
|Stephen Ma||6,500,000||0 |
|Ashish Ahuja||5,500,000||-600,000 |
|Aristeidis Moschonas||4,500,000||-900,000 |
|Daniel Moravec||0||-2,500,000 |
Thursday, June 20, 2019 1:18 PM Local Time
Lamphere Barrels in PLO
After his double-up, Rainer Kempe potted it to 1,800,000 in the small blind and Aris Moschonas folded the big blind. Adam Lamphere raised the next hand to 1,500,000 in middle position, Dan Matsuzuki called from the cutoff, and the others folded. The flop was and Lamphere continued for 1,000,000, which Matsuzuki called.
The on the turn saw Lamphere fire another shell for 4,500,000. Matsuzuki went in the tank, then winged his cards in the muck after a minute of thought.
Thursday, June 20, 2019 1:10 PM Local Time
Kempe Doubles to Second in Chips
Ashish Ahuja, involved in few pots so far on this final table, had a stab at a flop by making up the full 600,000 from the small blind, but folded his hand when Matsuzuki raised the pot (1,800,000).
The next hand, Daniel Moravec, having kept a firm grip on his early triple up chips, opened to 2,100,000, called by Rainer Kempe in the big blind. The flop of saw Kempe check-raise all in for a couple of hundred thousand more than Moravec's 4,500,000 bet, an offer he couldn't refuse.
Kempe's club flush materialised on the turn, the river bringing a useless broadway straight for Moravec, whose stack drops into the danger zone of four big blinds.
|Rainer Kempe||13,550,000||6,950,000 |
|Daniel Moravec||2,500,000||-6,700,000 |
Thursday, June 20, 2019 1:01 PM Local Time
No Flops During Last NLHE Hands
Still in the previous level, Dan Matsuzuki raised to 1,300,000 from middle position and everyone folded. It was followed by a shove from Raghav Bansal on the button to 6,800,000 which received no resistance as well. He showed the . The blinds moved up to 300,000/600,000 after this hand.
With the bigger blinds, Daniel Moravec raised to 1,350,000 on the button and picked up the blinds and ante as well. Stephen Ma was up next on the button and he shoved all in for 5,000,000 after folded to him. Once again, no calls, and the players swapped back to PLO.
|Dan Matsuzuki||18,500,000||1,500,000 |
|Adam Lamphere||11,500,000||-2,600,000 |
|Daniel Moravec||9,200,000||0 |
|Raghav Bansal||8,300,000||1,200,000 |
|Rainer Kempe||6,600,000||1,000,000 |
|Stephen Ma||6,500,000||1,200,000 |
|Ashish Ahuja||6,100,000||-1,500,000 |
|Aristeidis Moschonas||5,400,000||-1,300,000 |
Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:57 PM Local Time
Level 37 started
Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:54 PM Local Time
Ma and Bansal Shove Uncalled; Matsuzuki Checks Top Pair Until Kempe Bets It
Stephen Ma moved in on the cutoff as the game swapped back to Hold'em for 5,280,000, absorbing the 1,250,000 now sitting in every pot into a stack that was starting to near the felt.
Adam Lamphere was back in preflop raise mode the next hand, making it 1,150,000 to play. Dan Matsuzuki made the call in the small blind, as did big blind Rainer Kempe.
The flop came . No bets down the streets meant a free and to complete the board. Matsuzuki checked, Kempe bet 2,250,000 and Matsuzuki alone made the call with a winning hand . Kempe showed down .
Raghav Bansal picked his spot for a shove - a three-bet to 5,250,000 over a raise from Dan Matsuzuki (to 1,100,000) - and got it through.
|Dan Matsuzuki||17,000,000||2,900,000 |
|Raghav Bansal||7,100,000||1,300,000 |
|Rainer Kempe||5,600,000||-3,900,000 |
Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:42 PM Local Time
Final Hands in PLO; Ahuja Takes from Lamphere
Ashish Ahuja raised to 1,230,000 second to act and won the hand. The next hand, Raghav Bansal potted it to 1,750,000 from the cutoff and the blinds folded.
Adam Lamphere then limped the small blind and Ahuja checked. Lamphere bet 575,000 on the flop and Ahuja called. On the turn Lamphere check-folded to a 1,400,000 bet from Ahuja. The game switched back to No-Limit Hold'em.
|Adam Lamphere||14,100,000||-1,600,000 |
|Dan Matsuzuki||14,100,000||-600,000 |
|Rainer Kempe||9,500,000||100,000 |
|Daniel Moravec||9,200,000||-300,000 |
|Ashish Ahuja||7,600,000||2,600,000 |
|Aristeidis Moschonas||6,700,000||0 |
|Raghav Bansal||5,800,000||100,000 |
|Stephen Ma||5,300,000||-700,000 |
Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:37 PM Local Time
First PLO Round: the Adam Lamphere Show
All change: the number of hole cards doubled, the finalists returned to snuggish play. Daniel Moravec raised the first PLO hand of the final to 1,200,000 and took it down. Lamphere raised to 1,280,000 on the second with the same result.
The third hand saw some face-up cards: Lamphere raised again, this time to 1,200,000, Aris Moschonas called. On the flop of Moschonas check-folded to a 975,000 continue from Lamphere.
Lamphere, relentless in the first PLO round of the day, opened the next pot too, for 1,280,000. Rainer Kempe three-bet to 4,580,000 and Lamphere decided not to contest this one further, but was back in the saddle the very next hand, opening to 1,250,000 preflop; no callers.
|Adam Lamphere||15,700,000||1,700,000 |
|Dan Matsuzuki||14,700,000||-100,000 |
|Daniel Moravec||9,500,000||300,000 |
|Rainer Kempe||9,400,000||1,100,000 |
|Aristeidis Moschonas||6,700,000||-1,400,000 |
|Stephen Ma||6,000,000||0 |
|Raghav Bansal||5,700,000||-100,000 |
|Ashish Ahuja||5,000,000||-1,000,000 |
Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:27 PM Local Time
Last Hands of NLHE; Kempe Shoves
Stephen Ma raised to 900,000 from under the gun and after a round of folds, Daniel Moravec called from the big blind. The flop was and Moravec checked. Ma bet 750,000 and Moravec folded.
The blinds then moved up and in the first hand of the new level, Aris Moschonas raised to 1,050,000 and Ma defended the big blind. The flop was and Moschonas' bet of 500,000 won the hand. Moravec won the next hand with a raise to 1,200,000 on the button.
In the final of four hands, Rainer Kempe shoved second to act all in for 7,000,000. The game then switched to Pot-Limit Omaha.
|Dan Matsuzuki||14,800,000||800,000 |
|Adam Lamphere||14,000,000||0 |
|Daniel Moravec||9,200,000||-300,000 |
|Rainer Kempe||8,300,000||300,000 |
|Aristeidis Moschonas||8,100,000||775,000 |
|Ashish Ahuja||6,000,000||-975,000 |
|Stephen Ma||6,000,000||-325,000 |
|Raghav Bansal||5,800,000||-200,000 |
Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:20 PM Local Time
Level 36 started
Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:19 PM Local Time
Double for Moravec on Hand Three
With a million in the pot in blinds and antes every hand, even the smallest pots won with a single raise or limp-checked to a river are worth a considerable stack boost.
Matsuzuki took the first one, with a bet on an flop. Adam Lamphere, the second with a raise to 875,000 in mid position.
Moravec then moved all-in preflop first to act for 2,950,000, about to be hit by the prior-mentioned blinds and ante. Two seats along, chip leader Lamphere made the call, and it folded round to big blind Raghav Bansal, who shoved over the top for a total of 8,900,000. Lamphere shook his head, declining the invitation to put two other finalists at risk, and folded his hand.
The flop brought a pair for Moravec ( ) and the turn and river were no help for ace-king. Due to the preflop interest of Lamphere, Moravec enjoyed a triple up and is back in the game.
|Adam Lamphere||14,000,000||-3,200,000 |
|Daniel Moravec||9,500,000||6,550,000 |
|Raghav Bansal||6,000,000||-3,300,000 |
Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:08 PM Local Time
Shuffle Up and Deal
The final table's battle for a bracelet begins with the first card of No-Limit Hold'em leaving the top of the deck. Blinds remain 200,000/400,000/400,000.