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2013 World Series of Poker Europe

Saturday, October 19, 2013 to Friday, October 25, 2013

Event #7: €10,450 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

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  • Buy-in: €10,450
  • Prizepool: €3,600,000
  • Entries: 375
  • Remaining: 0

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Monday, October 21, 2013 1:08 PM Local Time

On a flop of     Fabrice Soulier checked and Phil Hellmuth bet 800. Max Steinberg made the call, as did Soulier.

The turn was the   and Soulier checked to Hellmuth who bet 1,500 this time. Steinberg and Soulier both called again.

The river was the   and again the action was checked across to Hellmuth who bet 5,800. Steinberg folded and Soulier sighed before giving up his hand.

Hellmuth showed    saying, “I have you guys calling when you're drawing dead...”

Monday, October 21, 2013 12:56 PM Local Time

Germany's Philipp Gruissem just folded    face-up after a river shove from New Zealand's David Yan on a       board.

The action went check-call from Yan on the flop, Yan led for 4,000 on the turn and Gruissem called and then Yan shoved for 33,100 on the river.

Gruissem had Yan well-covered and went into the tank for around five minutes on the river.

When Gruissem eventually announced the fold, he held onto his cards and didn’t muck as the dealer pushed the pot to Yan.

“You will show if I show?” asked Gruissem.

Yan didn’t respond, he just started stacking the chips.

“We both show?” Gruissem asked again as the dealer tried to retrieve the cards.

When Yan responded no, Gruissem said, “I make a good fold I think,” and he tabled his full house. Yan said nothing and we are sure Gruissem is still pondering his decision. 

 

Philipp Gruissem

Philipp Gruissem is in the folding business

Monday, October 21, 2013 12:55 PM Local Time

World Series of Poker Europe bracelet winner Noah Schwartz started today with very little chips and he just raised preflop after which both Thomas Muhlocker and Mark Newhouse got involved. Muhlocker three-bet to 3,100, Newhouse four-bet to 7,500 and the action was folded back to Schwartz who moved all in.

Muhlocker moved all in over the top and Newhouse folded, creating a heads-up showdown.

Muhlocker:   
Schwartz:   

The board ran out       and Schwartz found himself a quick double up to around 33,000 chips. After the hand Phil Ivey made reference to Schwartz’s recent streak of good fortune, and the latter thinks that’s going to continue.

“I’m gonna be Number 1 on the GPI within the next year and a half, let’s book it!” Schwartz said with a smile.

“What is GPI?” Ivey responded.

“It’s a site where they rank players based on their tournament performance?” Schwartz explained.

“Oh really?” Ivey said with a smile.

Schwartz might’ve woken up the beast, because if Ivey finds out he’s currently the number #447 on that list he’ll probably sign up for some more side events during the coming poker festivals. Schwartz’s way to the Number 1 spot, currently held by Marvin Rettenmaier, is a lot shorter as he’s place 25th right now. Is there a prop bet in the making between Schwartz and Ivey? We’ll keep you updated as the day goes on!

Monday, October 21, 2013 12:55 PM Local Time

Phil Hellmuth has been crippled in the defence of his WSOPE Main Event title. We arrived to see all the chips in preflop with Hellmuth’s    racing against Fabrice Soulier’s   

The flop landed     to see Soulier flop a set but Hellmuth picked up a flush draw. The turn was the   and the river   also missed.

Judging from the banter after the hand, it sounded like Soulier was the one who made the call preflop.

“Normally I have aces there, I never have tens,” said Hellmuth. “That’s the best shape you’ve been in against me in your life.”

Hellmuth continued to rant. Most of it was inaudible, but we caught a few snippets.

“You know what makes me really mad? I know you’ll be out in like 40 or 50 players, whereas I would’ve used those chips,” spat Hellmuth.

Hellmuth is now down to just 10,000 with Soulier coasting on 125,000.

Monday, October 21, 2013 12:47 PM Local Time

On the turn of a      board, Matthew O'Donnell was thinking.

He had checked and Aku Joentausta had bet 6,700. O'Donnell made the call to see the   on the river before checking a final time.

Joentausta asked how much O'Donnell had left and it looked to be in the region of about 25,000 or so.

With that, the Finn moved all in. O'Donnell took a couple of minutes then made the call.

Joentausta:   
O'Donnell:   

Joentausta is up to about 120,000. Funnily enough the Finn had no intention of playing the main event until the other night when he won a live satellite. He's probably slightly happier about his decision now.

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Monday, October 21, 2013 12:37 PM Local Time

The tournament was barely underway when Igor Kurganov decided to shake things up a little. Flavien Guenan raised to 1,400 from middle position and Manuel Bevand three-bet to 3,500 from the cutoff. Nicolas Levi went into the tank from the small blind and ultimately he four-bet to 8,500 from this 57,000-chip stack.

Igor Kurganov was the next player to act in the big blind and usually, when there’s a four-bet before it’s even your turn to act, you have quite an easy decision to make.

Well not for Kurganov, who’s known as one of the best players in the world with more than $4.7 million in winnings in the last 24 months.

Kurganov immediately enquired how much Guenan started with and he said it was around 80,000. The German looked over at Bevand who started with around 30,000 and he also gazed at Levi’s chips before five-betting to 15,500.

Guenan tanked for quite a while but eventually he folded and Bevand followed suit with a look of frustration on his face. Levi did not have folding on his mind and moved all in after which Kurganov snap-folded.

Kurganov’s plan failed but at least he sent a message to everyone at the table, he’s not going to give up his chips without resistance. Kurganov still has a 126,000-chip stack while Levi jumps up to around 80,000 chips.

Monday, October 21, 2013 12:34 PM Local Time

Another early Day 2 casualty is Thi Xoa Nguyen. She came into today with a short stack and made a move preflop with    only to run into Aku Matti Joentausta’s   

The board ran out       and despite picking up a flush draw on the turn, the river bricked out to send Nguyen to the exit.

Monday, October 21, 2013 12:34 PM Local Time

We arrived to at Table 6 to find a massive pot brewing on a       board. Shawn Buchanan and Brandon Cantu were involved in the hand and on the river there was already around 30,000 in the pot.

The action was on Cantu and he had slid out enough chips to cover Buchanan’s stack of around 20,000 behind. Buchanan went into the tank and eventually opted to fold.

Interestingly, Cantu was close to winning a bracelet at the 2012 WSOP Europe in the €10,000 Mixed Max where he finished in 2nd place, while Buchanan finished 2nd in that same event at the 2011 WSOP Europe.   

 

Shawn Buchanan

Shawn Buchanan was close to glory at WSOP Europe in 2011

Monday, October 21, 2013 12:31 PM Local Time

On the turn of an      board, Nicolas Cardyn saw his 4,800 bet check-raised to 12,225 by Eric Sfez.

The Frenchman made the call to see the   on the river where Sfez led out for 22,200. Cardyn tanked and tanked and tanked for nigh-on seven minutes. Cardyn apologised for the time he was taking.

At one point he looked as though he was going to make the call but with one hand on the chips, he focused on Sfez hoping for a reaction but none was forthcoming from his opponent.

Eventually Cardyn folded.

Monday, October 21, 2013 12:22 PM Local Time

Five minutes ago, Dan Kelly started the day with 36,000 chips and high hopes. He now has no chips and a free day in Paris after his elimination from the Main Event.

We arrived to see Kelly bet 4,100 from the button on a flop of     His opponent, Vladimir Troyanovski, check-called and then tapped the table again when the   appeared on the turn.

Kelly bet again, this time for 7,700, before Troyanovski declared himself all in to put Kelly to a decision for his tournament. Kelly thought briefly before sliding in his last 17,000 or so with    for overcards with the nut flush draw but he trailed Troyanovski who had got particularly lucky on the turn with his   

The river was a very bricky   to leave Kelly to head for the rail.

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Monday, October 21, 2013 12:13 PM Local Time
The cards are back in the air for the second day of the World Series of Poker Europe Main Event. The blinds are currently 300/600 with a 75-chip ante and 229 players remain. 
Monday, October 21, 2013 11:50 AM Local Time

Two Day 1 flights are in the record books and now we are back for Day 2 of the World Series of Poker Europe Main Event.  

Entry is still open to those keen to lay down €10,450 and play in the WSOPE Main Event, but at this point there have been 372 entrants. We will have confirmation of the prize pool and all that important stuff once registration is closed and that information is made available.

Exactly 228 players survived through the combined Day 1 flights and at this point it is Ludovic Lacay who has the chip lead and sets the benchmark with a stack of 163,075.

Plenty of the biggest names in poker are still alive and in contention to take it all down including Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, Barry Greenstein and too many more to name. The reigning champion of this event Phil Hellmuth is also still alive and looking to make history with back-to-back victories.

There are six levels scheduled for Day 2, with 20-minute breaks after every level and a 90-minute break after four levels.  

All the action kicks off at 12.00pm local time and PokerListings will be here once again, providing you all the live updates! 

Monday, October 21, 2013 11:25 AM Local Time

Table 3
Seat 1: Ville Mattila - 81375
Seat 2: Dan Leon Agraham Djorno - 74025
Seat 3: Ryan Thomas Riess - 39425
Seat 4: Yann Dion - 69825
Seat 5: Olav Prinz Von Sachsen - 60150
Seat 6: Alexander Dovzhenko - 12825
Seat 7: Gael Xavier Duchesne - 26000
Seat 8: Amir Israel - 20200
Seat 9: Ionut Bogdan Bildea - 48800

Table 4
Seat 1: Allyn Jaffrey Shulman - 15825
Seat 2: Clyde Deniel Tjauw Foe - 38650
Seat 3: Philippe Saadani Ktorza - 9450
Seat 4: Aaron Lim - 79100
Seat 5: Eugene Katchalov - 49000
Seat 6: Alexandre Amiel - 57550
Seat 7: Ange Mathieu Bonvarlet - 57250
Seat 8: Michel Rohit Dattani - 22500
Seat 9: Oleksii Shuliak - 18175

Table 5
Seat 1: Ronan Monfort - 28300
Seat 2: Giuseppe Sammartino - 105300
Seat 3: Grudi Grudev - 73375
Seat 4: Candido Goncalves Monteiro - 15125
Seat 5: Jean Philippe Rohr - 66350
Seat 6: Jessica Lea Dawley - 54175
Seat 7: Christopher James - 23800
Seat 8: Sylvain Prina - 43325
Seat 9: Paul Guichard - 70500

Table 6
Seat 1: Ariel Silveira Celestino - 69000
Seat 2: Jussi Tapani Nevanlinna - 24000
Seat 3: Philippe Chaboseau - 14125
Seat 4: Marc Victor Uzan - 40000
Seat 5: Anthony J Zinno - 56000
Seat 6: Justin Tran - 32700
Seat 7: Shawn Buchanan - 36900
Seat 8: Brandon Cantu - 62500
Seat 9: Joao Vide Barbosa - 12575

Table 7
Seat 1: Daniel Jay Weinman - 109050
Seat 2: Daniel Christopher Alaei - 49925
Seat 3: Jean Montury - 52700
Seat 4: Martin Hanowski - 142150
Seat 5: Fatih Aydin - 30900
Seat 6: Craig Dennis Fishman - 20150
Seat 7: Winfred Ka Wing Yu - 37075
Seat 8: Paul  A Volpe - 27000
Seat 9: Giacomo Fundaro' - 17075

Table 8
Seat 1: Benjamin Spindler - 65700
Seat 2: Didier Samy Pitcho - 61600
Seat 3: Russell Thomas - 34000
Seat 4: Ilkin Amirov - 47100
Seat 5: Michael Watson - 33600
Seat 6: Lee Markholt - 7650
Seat 7: Patrick Schuhl - 47625
Seat 8: Ran Ilani - 71725
Seat 9: Marc Yves Jean Pierre Trijaud - 10100

Table 9
Seat 1: Arnaud Peyroles - 44475
Seat 2: Hicham Benbelaid - 12475
Seat 3: Bernard Erick Elfvering - 8900
Seat 4: Guillaume Darcourt - 28525
Seat 5: Firas Nassar - 31925
Seat 6: Ariel Malnik - 45825
Seat 7: Remi Castaignon - 109000
Seat 8: Gennady Kalin - 59550
Seat 9: David Anthony Shallow - 102950

Table 10
Seat 1: Iaran Lightbourne - 38700
Seat 2: Paul Kuzmich - 145825
Seat 3: Jacques Jacob Guenni - 23500
Seat 4: Andrew Frankenberger - 32325
Seat 5: Gjergj Sinishtaj - 24000
Seat 6: Jeremie Demri - 51575
Seat 7: Eliot Hirn - 10900
Seat 8: Scott Jeremy Clements - 91650
Seat 9: Vitaly Lunkin - 41300

Table 11
Seat 1: Jonas Lauck - 33050
Seat 2: Pawel Brzeski - 85225
Seat 3: Micah Smith - 71000
Seat 4: Jackqueline Glazier - 11425
Seat 5: David Dong Ming Yan - 53375
Seat 6: Steven Maiffredy - 24975
Seat 7: Alexander Philipp Gruissem - 75000
Seat 8: Daniel James Laidlaw - 47250
Seat 9: Jean Michel Texier - 49200

Table 12
Seat 1: Marc Andre Ladouceur - 91000
Seat 2: Gangzhou Hu - 16400
Seat 3: Christophe Schneider - 31700
Seat 4: Adrian Mateos Diaz - 63075
Seat 5: Maxime Marie - 79475
Seat 6: Jonathan Duhamel - 59200
Seat 7: Andrew Mc Alister Whitaker - 61775
Seat 8: Antoine Saout - 33250
Seat 9: James Dempsey - 85000

Table 15
Seat 1: Loni Beth Harwood - 112950
Seat 2: Ludovic Dimitri Lacay - 163075
Seat 3: Max Josef Steinberg - 90175
Seat 4: Angel Funes Rios - 7850
Seat 5: David Benefield - 46200
Seat 6: Fabrice Soulier - 48575
Seat 7: Cyril Gerard Andre - 20650
Seat 8: Phil Hellmuth - 40250
Seat 9: Mohsin Charania - 45300

Table 16
Seat 1: Angel Manuel Guillen Pereda - 37300
Seat 2: Aku Matti Joentausta - 71200
Seat 3: Olivia Boeree - 10175
Seat 4: Germain Alexandre Gillard - 9850
Seat 5: Robert Vaughn Mather - 21700
Seat 6: Alexander Venovski - 12875
Seat 7: Massou Cohen - 19300
Seat 8: Thi Xoa Nguyen - 18350
Seat 9: Matthew O Donnell - 46000

Table 17
Seat 1: Manuel Bevand - 33800
Seat 2: Hans Martin Vogt - 22350
Seat 3: Nicolas Levi - 56825
Seat 4: Igor Kurganov - 136475
Seat 5: Ole Schemion - 99275
Seat 6: Oleksii Kovalchuk - 52750
Seat 7: Sharon Cintamani - 25000
Seat 8: Flavien Kevin Luc Guenan - 82325
Seat 9: Aido Sergio - 61050

Table 18
Seat 1: Narendra Banwari - 27250
Seat 2: Eric Sfez - 90425
Seat 3: Barry Greenstein - 57800
Seat 4: Suat Uyanik - 51100
Seat 5: Konstantin Puchkov - 64900
Seat 6: Maxim Panyak - 41500
Seat 7: Geffrey Hoffman Klein - 60175
Seat 8: Nicolas David Cardyn - 52800
Seat 9: Antonio Esfandiari - 19100

Table 19
Seat 1: Phillip Ivey - 42500
Seat 2: Kyle Cheong - 69275
Seat 3: Daniel Singer Steinberg - 103775
Seat 4: Noah Schwartz - 13750
Seat 5: Jerome Pierre Jean Fougeron - 10325
Seat 6: Thomas Ryo Muhlocker - 32075
Seat 7: Daniel George Zack - 44975
Seat 8: Mark Newhouse - 55100

Table 20
Seat 1: Kacper Brzezniak - 68600
Seat 2: Elior Benjamin Sion - 33550
Seat 3: Frederic Rene Asta - 55125
Seat 4: David Ulliot - 71000
Seat 5: Bryn Kenney - 44000
Seat 6: Eric Lafaille - 12125
Seat 7: Daniel O'Brien - 45400
Seat 8: Andrei Konopelko - 58450

Table 21
Seat 1: Matthew Salsberg - 42000
Seat 2: Jeffrey Rossiter - 51650
Seat 3: Jeffrey Alan Yarchever - 15500
Seat 4: Adrien Allain - 35200
Seat 5: Alain Goldberg - 71275
Seat 6: Oleksandr Gnatenko - 73150
Seat 7: Sylvain Esposito - 21775
Seat 8: Adam Jerney - 45175

Table 22
Seat 1: Jeffrey Dale Gross - 26000
Seat 2: Bertrand Grospellier - 44100
Seat 3: Jason Duval - 110550
Seat 4: Samuel Holden - 58350
Seat 5: Rasmus Christian Glaesel - 45475
Seat 6: Guillaume Marrucho - 17700
Seat 7: Jyri Tapio Merivirta - 114775
Seat 8: Giuseppe Zarbo - 21900

Table 23
Seat 1: Lawrence Greenberg - 32850
Seat 2: Tuan Le - 40000
Seat 3: Vadzim Markushevski - 51550
Seat 4: Jean Noel Andre Robert Thorel - 70050
Seat 5: Franck Kalfon - 43875
Seat 6: Samuel Greenwood - 113250
Seat 7: Eric Parisack Nhouyvanisvong - 12650
Seat 8: Dominik Nitsche - 63650

Table 24
Seat 1: Martin Jacobson - 13025
Seat 2: Alain Philippe Bauer - 28000
Seat 3: Jordan Erickson Cristos - 111650
Seat 4: Shannon Shorr - 87800
Seat 5: Nicholas Joseph Rosen - 24600
Seat 6: Antonio Cabanas Fernandez - 62850
Seat 7: Gereon Sowa - 72850
Seat 8: Romain Kazarian - 13800

Table 43
Seat 1: Romain Paon - 94750
Seat 2: Kevin Kwan Bin Song - 80650
Seat 3: David Doukhan - 52650
Seat 4: Jeremy Wayne Ausmus - 51750
Seat 5: Quentin Jean Lecomte - 58100
Seat 6: Smith Elliot - 101300
Seat 7: Herbert Jay Farber - 16150
Seat 8: Giovani Gouveia Torre - 22100
Seat 9: James Richard Alexander - 59800

Table 44
Seat 1: Mark Radoja - 72725
Seat 2: Yann Migeon - 32775
Seat 3: Mark Oliver Felix Teltscher - 52150
Seat 4: Jeremy Sebastien Routier - 44850
Seat 5: Waylon Hunter Frey - 24000
Seat 6: Kuljinder Sidhu - 22650
Seat 7: Roman Romanovskyi - 18000
Seat 8: Faraz Jaka - 25850
Seat 9: Christopher James Klodnicki - 9450

Table 45
Seat 1: Christophe Blanchard - 23900
Seat 2: Ravik Raghavan - 155225
Seat 3: Nicolas Dervaux - 36850
Seat 4: Erik Seidel - 12150
Seat 5: Todd Bruce Terry - 56875
Seat 6: Martin Finger - 83600
Seat 7: Abdelkader Benhalima - 35025
Seat 8: Xavier Albert Sitruk - 88400
Seat 9: Jerome Raymond Gregory Huge - 118800

Table 46
Seat 1: Dimitri Holdeew - 56325
Seat 2: Jenvik Meinsohn - 40250
Seat 3: Athanasios Polychronopoulos - 63700
Seat 4: Barry Louis Shulman - 40475
Seat 5: Rony Halimi - 59650
Seat 6: Seth Jordan Berger - 48250
Seat 7: Kim Lux Sok - 73850
Seat 8: Ognjen Sekularac - 52500
Seat 9: Daniel Martin Heimiller - 57350

Table 47
Seat 1: Davidi Kitai - 24875
Seat 2: Alexander Kravchenko - 22000
Seat 3: David Lautaro Paredes - 38900
Seat 4: David Peters - 35500
Seat 5: Ivan Tikhov - 70000
Seat 6: Sorel Mizzi - 82050
Seat 7: Den Fleyshman - 32475
Seat 8: Roger Patrick Hairabedian - 32125
Seat 9: Jason Mathew Gray - 32225

Table 48
Seat 1: Ibrahim Ghassan - 44950
Seat 2: Marcin Wydrowski - 51275
Seat 3: Daniel Negreanu - 15300
Seat 4: Benjamin Bernard Pierre Pollak - 27450
Seat 5: Eric Sadoun - 25500
Seat 6: Michel Abecassis - 42375
Seat 7: Martin Kozlov - 18025
Seat 8: Vladimir Troyanovski - 39300
Seat 9: Daniel Kelly - 36000