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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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Friday, October 25, 2013 5:11 PM Local Time

The second break of the day just started and there are four players still remaining. These are the current standings in big blinds heading into the next level.

Adrian Mateos - 170
Dominik Nitsche - 80
Fabrice Soulier - 72
Jerome Huge - 51

Friday, October 25, 2013 5:10 PM Local Time

Hand #61

Fabrice Soulier raised to 49,000 and Dominik Nitsche called as did Jerome Huge in the big blind.

The     flop was checked to Nitsche who bet 65,000, Huge check-raised to 135,000, Soulier and Nitsche both quickly folded.

Hand #62

Adrian Mateos raised to 50,000 and everyone folded. The Spaniard showed pocket aces.

Hand #63

Adrian Mateos raised to 50,000 and won the blinds and antes in the last hand of the level.

Friday, October 25, 2013 5:07 PM Local Time

Hand #59

Adrian Mateos raised to 50,000 and Jerome Huge three-bet to 125,000. Nobody wanted to tangle with Huge who took the hand down before the flop.

Hand #60

Ravi Raghavan raised to 50,000 and Adrian Mateos called from the big blind. The flop brought     and Mateos lead out for 65,000. Raghavan decided to raise it up to 175,000 and Mateos came right back over the top to 410,000.

Raghavan moved all in for 1,275,000 and Mateos snap-called creating a giant pot worth 2,682,000.

Raghavan showed    for a royal flush draw and Mateos tabled    for two pair.

On the turn the   popped up and Raghavan picked up some more outs after hitting a pair. The river brought the   and that was not one of the cards Raghavan needed to stay alive.

Raghavan was knocked out in fifth place and Mateos now has a big chip lead with just over five million chips.

Friday, October 25, 2013 5:01 PM Local Time

Hand #54

Ravi Raghavan raised to 50,000 preflop. Jerome Huge made it 125,000 on the button. Raghavan came back over the top with a four-bet to 325,000 and Huge folded.

Hand #55

Dominik Nitsche called in the small blind and Adrian Mateos checked his option.

Nitsche led for 33,000 on the     flop and Mateos called.

The turn was the   and Nitsche checked, Mateos bet 93,000 and Nitsche quickly folded.

Hand #56

Dominik Nitsche raised to 50,000 on the button. Adrian Mateos opted to call in the small blind.

The flop was     Mateos checked, Nitsche bet 60,000 and the Spaniard folded.

Hand #57

Adrian Mateos raised to 50,000 and picked up the blinds and antes.

Hand #58

Ravi Raghavan raised to 50,000 from the button and Fabrice Soulier peeled from the big blind.

The flop was     Soulier checked and Raghavan continued with a bet of 45,000. Soulier check-raised to 95,000. Raghavan made the call.

The turn card was the   Soulier checked and Raghavan bet 180,000 this time and the Frenchman folded this time.

 

Ravi Raghavan2013 WSOP EuropeEV0725K NLH High RollerFinal TableGiron8JG3566

Raghavan winding up

Friday, October 25, 2013 4:50 PM Local Time

Hand #49

Jerome Huge raised to 50,000 and Dominik Nitsche called from the big blind. The flop brought     and Nitsche checked to Huge who bet 50,000. Nitsche called and on the turn when the   hit he checked again. Huge now bet 75,000 and Nitsche called again.

Nitsche checked when the   popped up on the river and Huge started thinking about his move. He bet 150,000 and Nitsche tanked for a while but eventually folded. 

Hand #50

Dominik Nitsche called from the small blind and Adrian Mateos raised to 60,000 from the big blind. Nitsche looked back down at his cards and folded.

Hand #51

Fabrice Soulier raised to 51,000 and Dominik Nitsche called from the button. Both blinds folded and the flop brought     and Soulier was first the act. The French bracelet winner bet 55,000 and Nitsche called.

On the turn the   popped up and Soulier checked to Nitsche who bet 105,000. Soulier folded his cards and the Germand and the Frenchman swapped places on the current leader board.

Soulier has 2.5 million chips versus Nitsche’s 2.62 million.

Hand #52

Adrian Mateos raised it up to 50,000 from the button and he picked up the blinds and antes.

Hand #53

Adrian Mateos raised to 50,000 and he picked up the blinds and antes.

Friday, October 25, 2013 4:44 PM Local Time

At just 19 years old, Adrian Mateos is the youngest player at the final table. Don’t be fooled into thinking he’s not experienced or qualified enough to win.

He came into the day as the chip leader after he eliminated the seventh and eighth place finishers. The Spaniard has a ton of cashes in the 12 months he’s being playing live and has already taken down a major title – winning the Estrellas Poker Tour Madrid event for $137k back in March.

Those who have played Mateos think he has what it take to make it to the very top. Will today be a huge leap in that direction?

Friday, October 25, 2013 4:40 PM Local Time

Hand #44

Adrian Mateos raised to 50,000 preflop and Jerome Huge made the call on the button.

The flop was     , Mateos bet 50,000 and Huge instantly called.

The   came on the turn and Mateos bet 140,000, Huge folded after about 30 seconds contemplation.

Hand #45

Jerome Huge raised to 50,000 in the cutoff, Fabrice Soulier then three-bet to 115,000 on the button. Dominik Nitsche four-bet to 230,000 in the small blind. Huge folded but Soulier slid out a five-bet to 406,000. Nitsche then wagered all his betting discs, moving all in for 2,233,000.

Soulier asked for a count as many of the audience stood up, trying to get a better view of proceedings. Soulier thought for about three minutes but then decided to fold.

Hand #46

Dominik Nitsche raised to 50,000, Ravi Raghavan three-bet to 140,000 in the big blind, Nitsche gave the hand up after thinking for a minute.

Hand #47

Fabrice Soulier raised to 50,000, winning the blinds and antes.

Hand #48

Adrian Mateos raised to 50,000 and everyone else folded.

 

Fabrice SoulierDominik Nitsche 2013 WSOP EuropeEV0725K NLH High RollerFinal TableGiron8JG3593
What have you got, Dom?
Friday, October 25, 2013 4:27 PM Local Time

Hand #39

Dominik Nitsche received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #40

Dominik Nitsche called from the small blind and Adrian Mateos checked. The flop was     and Nitsche picked up the pot with a 27,000-chip bet.

Hand #41

Fabrice Soulier raised to 50,000 and he picked up the blinds and antes.

Hand #42

Adrian Mateos raised to 50,000 on the button and Jerome Huge three-bet to 125,000 and that was enough to pick up this pot.

Hand #43

Adrian Mateos raised to 50,000 from the cutoff and Ravi Raghavan three-bet to 140,000 from the button. Mateos made the call and the flop brought     and the initial raiser checked.

Raghavan bet 125,000 and Mateos made the call.

On the turn the   popped up and Mateos checked again to Raghavan who now decided to move all in. Raghavan was all in for 451,000 total and Mateos quickly folded his cards.

Raghavan moved up to 1,037,000 but remains the short stack with five players remaining.

Friday, October 25, 2013 4:22 PM Local Time

Dominik Nitsche is both a tournament grinder and a poker star at the same time.

Almost no one on earth has many tournament cashes in as many different countries as the German. That’s amazing in its self-but made even more remarkable seeing as he’s only just turned 23.

Nitsche has won an LAPT, WPT and a WSOP title for a sort of silver Triple Crown. His biggest achievement to date was his WSOP win. It was his first World Series and he walked away with gold and nearly $650k after defeating 4,619 players en route to the taking down the $1k NLHE event.

Friday, October 25, 2013 4:18 PM Local Time

Hand #34

Adrian Mateos raised to 50,000, Ravi Raghavan three-bet to 130,000 and won the pot.

Hand #35

Fabrice Soulier raised to 51,000 from the button and Adrian Mateos made it 140,000 in the big blind.

Soulier called to see a     flop. Mateos bet 150,000 and Soulier made the call.

The   came on the turn and Mateos showed no sign of slowing down, betting 375,000 this time, Soulier took a minute before electing to give up his hand this time.

Hand #36

Dominik Nitsche raised to 50,000 preflop and Adrian Mateos called in the small blind.

The flop was     and both players checked to see the   on the turn. Mateos bet 60,000 and Nitsche called. The river was the   and Mateos bet 175,000. Nitsche made the call and Mateos showed    but the German flipped    to win the pot.

Hand #37

Fabrice Soulier raised to 51,000 preflop, Adrian Mateos made it 135,000 on the button and won the pot.

Hand #38

Adrian Mateos raised to 50,000, Jerome Huge three-bet to 125,000 from the small blind, winning the pot.

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Friday, October 25, 2013 4:10 PM Local Time

It wasn’t Benny Spindler’s day today. The aggressive German pro tried his best to pick up a lot of pots in the early goings but nothing seemed to work. Eventually Spindler ran into some strong hands and he was just knocked out in sixth place.

Hand #33

Adrian Mateos raised to 50,000 and Benny Spindler moved all in for 153,000. The action was folded back to Mateos who made the call immediately.

Spindler was ahead with    but he Mateos still had outs as he showed   .

The board ran out       and the king of the river knocked Spindler out. Mateos picked up this pot and now has 3,752,000 chips.

Spindler finished sixth in the WSOP APAC Main Event and today in Paris he was eliminated in the exact same spot.

Friday, October 25, 2013 4:04 PM Local Time

Hand #31

Adrian Mateos raised to 50,000 on the button and won the pot.

Hand #32

Jerome Huge raised to 50,000 in the small blind and Benny Spindler called in the big blind.

The flop was     Huge bet 45,000 and Spindler made the call.

The turn was the   Huge bet 75,000 and Spindler called again.

The   came on the river and Huge bet 100,000. Spindler moved all in for 523,000. Huge made the call for his tournament life after about three minutes.

Spindler:   

Huge:   

Spindler had been floating but his bluff hadn't worked. Huge moved up to 1,410,000 and Spindler was left with just 157,000.

Jerome Huge 2013 WSOP EuropeEV0725K NLH High RollerFinal TableGiron8JG3575

I caught Spindler bluffing!

Friday, October 25, 2013 3:56 PM Local Time

Hand #25

Benny Spindler raised to 48,000 and he picked up the first pot after the break. 

Hand #26

Ravi Raghavan raised to 53,000 from the button and Jerome Huge three-bet to 118,000 from the small blind. Benny Spindler folded from the big blind and Raghavan folded his cards as well.

Hand #27

The action was folded to Benny Spindler in the small blind and he raised it up to 65,000. Fabrice Soulier made the call and on the flop     appeared. Spindler fired out 70,000 and Soulier decided to make the call.

On the turn the   hit and both players decided to check.

The river brought out the   and both players checked again. Spindler tabled    for a set and he took down this pot. 

Hand #28

Benny Spindler raised to 48,000 from the button and Dominik Nitsche called from the big blind. The flop brought out     and Nitsche checked right away. Spindler checked behind and on the turn the   showed up. Nitsche lead out for 65,000 and Spindler folded his cards.

Hand #29

Benny Spindler raised to 48,000 and picked up the blinds and antes. 

Hand #30

Benny Spindler raised to 48,000 and Fabrice Soulier three-bet to 106,000. Ravi Raghavan put in a four-bet to 225,000 from the big blind and Spindler folded right away.

The action was now on Soulier who tanked for about a minute and he eventually four-bet to 402,000. Raghavan looked back down at his cards, counted his chips down and let go of his hand.

After this pot Soulier sits on 3,525,000 and that is the chip leader as he has just slightly more than Adrian Mateos. Raghavan has 746,000 left and Spindler sits at 858,000.

Fabrice Soulier2013 WSOP EuropeEV0725K NLH High RollerFinal TableGiron8JG3530

Soulier into the lead

Friday, October 25, 2013 3:39 PM Local Time
After that short break, the tournament has restarted.
Friday, October 25, 2013 3:28 PM Local Time
The first break of the day has just started with all six players still in the tournament. Play will resume in 10 minutes.
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Friday, October 25, 2013 3:27 PM Local Time

Hand #21

Dominik Nitsche raised to 50,000 from under-the-gun and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #22

Adrian Mateos raised to 45,000 preflop and Benny Spindler raised to 105,000 on the button.

Dominik Nitsche four-bet to 235,000 in the big blind, Mateos folded and Spindler gave up his hand as well.

Hand #23

Jerome Huge raised to 55,000 from the hijack and Adrian Mateos called in the big blind.

The flop came     Mateos check-folded to a 55,000 bet from Huge.

Hand #24

Fabrice Soulier raised to 51,000 preflop in the cutoff, Dominik Nitsche flat-called on the button.

The flop was     Soulier fired 59,000 and Nitsche made the call.

The turn was the   Soulier checked and Nitsche bet 125,000 which Soulier called.

The river was the   had Soulier led out for 240,000. Nitsche called. Soulier showed    to win the last hand of the level.

Friday, October 25, 2013 3:26 PM Local Time

Fabrice Soulier is the quintessential Frenchman and carries that suave a sophistication onto the poker table. He carries the hopes of a nation today and has, by far, the greatest amount of support on the rail.

Soulier learned the game the hard way, before there were any online tools to help. Hours and days were spent grinding the cash tables before he broke through to the upper echelons of the industry.

WSOP, WPT and EPT final tables galore were achieved before he won his first major title. The year was 2011 and the win came in the prestigious $10k H.O.R.S.E at that summer’s WSOP for more than $600k.

Friday, October 25, 2013 3:15 PM Local Time

Hand #16

Adrian Mateos raised to 45,000 from the under-the-gun position and Ravi Raghavan went into the tank from his immediate left. After a while Raghavan folded and Jerome Huge followed suit.

Like we’ve been accustomed to already after just 16 hands it was Benny Spindler who spiced things up. Spindler made it 105,000 to go and all his opponents quickly folded.

Hand #17

Dominik Nitsche limped from the small blind and Adrian Mateos raised to 55,000 from the big blind. Nitsche made the call and the flop brought out     and Nitsche checked.

Mateos quickly bet 50,000 and Nitsche called. On the turn the   popped up and Nitsche checked to Mateos who bet 135,000 this time around. Nitsche stared at Matoes for a few seconds but ultimately he decided to let go of his hand.

Hand #18

Jerome Huge moved all in under the gun for 376,000 and the action was quickly folded to Ravi Raghavan in the big blind. Raghavan seemed to be a little interested after seeing his first card, but he quickly folded when the second one didn’t look as pretty. Huge picked up another pot but he remains as the short stack at this final table.

Hand#19

Dominik Nitsche raised to 40,000 and Ravi Raghavan three-bet to 110,000 from the small blind. Jerome Huge folded his big blind and the action was back on Nitsche.

Nitsche tanked for a bit and four-bet to 210,000 putting pressure on Raghavan who made up his mind very quickly. Raghavan thrown off by this move and moved all in.

Nitsche snap-folded and Raghavan picked up this pot putting him back on 1,215,000 chips.

Hand #20

Adrian Mateos raised to 45,000 and Ravi Raghavan called. Jerome Huge called from the small blind as well creating three-way action on the flop. The flop brought     and all three players checked.

On the turn the   hit and the action was checked to Raghavan who bet 75,000. Huge went into the tank for quite a while before raising it up to 150,000 and that made both of his opponents fold quickly.

Friday, October 25, 2013 3:00 PM Local Time

Hand #11

Jerome Huge moved all in for 379,000 and everyone folded.

Hand #12

Dominik Nitsche raised to 40,000 on the button. Ravi Raghavan called in the big blind.

The dealer put out a flop of     Raghavan checked and Nitsche bet 50,000 – winning the pot.

Hand #13

Benny Spindler raised to 40,000 and Adrian Mateos called on the button. Ravi Raghavan made it 130,000 in the small blind. Spindler thought for about two minutes before folding and Mateos quickly did the same.

Hand #14

Adrian Mateos raised to 45,000 from the cutoff and Benny Spindler called in the big blind.

The flop was     and Spindler check-called a bet of 50,000 from Mateos.

On the   turn, Spindler checked a second time and Mateos opted to check back.

The river was the   Spindler checked a final time and Mateos checked behind. Spindler showed    but lost out to Mateos'   

Hand #15

Dominik Nitsche raised to 50,000 from under-the-gun and Fabrice Soulier called in the big blind.

The flop was     Soulier checked and Nitsche bet 55,000.

Soulier made the call to see the   on the turn where he checked a second time. Nitsche bet 150,000 and Soulier called again.

The river was the   and both players checked. Soulier showed    Nitsche giggled and mucked his hand.

 

Final Table2013 WSOP EuropeEV0725K NLH High RollerFinal TableGiron7JG9413

"The Friday Six"

Friday, October 25, 2013 2:55 PM Local Time

Benny Spindler might be the most feared player coming into today’s final table.

The aggressive German has done almost everyone one can do in poker, expect win a WSOP bracelet. He’s won nearly four million dollars live and a huge amount online as well. His biggest achievement to date was taking down EPT London two years ago for $1.172 million.

Spindler is still haunted by how his WSOP APAC final table went earlier this year in Melbourne. He went from chip leader to out in sixth place in a very short time. Spindler is only concerned about coming first so expect his to win or go out in a blaze of glory trying to.