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2015 World Series of Poker Europe

Sunday, October 18, 2015 to Saturday, October 24, 2015

Event #9: WSOP Europe Main Event – €10,450 No-Limit Hold’em

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  • Buy-in: €10,450
  • Prizepool: €3,067,400
  • Entries: 313
  • Remaining: 0


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Saturday, October 24, 2015 12:56 PM Local Time

Andrew Lichtenberger completes the small blind, and David Lopez raises to 80,000 in the big blind. Lichtenberger calls, and both players check it all the way down as the board runs out      . Lopez shows   , winning the pot with two pair.

Lopez is now in second place on the leaderboard, knocking Lichtenberger back to third.

David Lopez - 1,500,000
Andrew Lichtenberger - 1,400,000

Saturday, October 24, 2015 12:52 PM Local Time

David Lopez raises to 65,000 under the gun, and Andrew Lichtenberger defends his big blind.

The flop is    . Both players check, and Lichtenberger checks again after the   turn. Lopez bets 120,000, Lichtenberger calls, and the river is the  . Both players check again.

Lichtenberger shows    for a pair of tens, and Lopez tables   , winning the pot with a pair of jacks.

Saturday, October 24, 2015 12:44 PM Local Time

There has been only one limped pot between Andrew Lichtenberger and David Lopez in the blinds, and it was checked all the way down without any further betting action.

Then, David Lopez raises to 65,000 from the button, and Kevin MacPhee three-bets to 165,000. Lopez folds, and the chip leader wins the pot without a flop.

Saturday, October 24, 2015 12:38 PM Local Time

JC Alvarado (right) moves all in for 525,000 on the button, and Andrew Lichtenberger calls from the big blind. Once again, it is a coin flip, and Alvarado needs to improve to avoid elimination.


The     flop gives Lichtenberger top set, and Alvarado needs one of the four remaining tens to stay in the tournament. Sure enough, the turn is the timely  , and the blank river   gives Alvarado the double-up with Broadway.

JC Alvarado - 1,095,000
Andrew Lichtenberger - 1,685,000

Saturday, October 24, 2015 12:31 PM Local Time

David Lopez raises to 65,000 from the hijack, and Kevin MacPhee three-bets to 155,000 from the cutoff. Lopez moves all in for 980,000, and MacPhee folds.

David Lopez - 1,210,000
Kevin MacPhee - 4,800,000

Saturday, October 24, 2015 12:24 PM Local Time

Felix Bleiker folded through the blinds before moving all in from the button to collect the dead money in the pot. He shoves again one hand later from the cutoff, and the second one gets through, as well.

Felix Bleiker - 290,000

Saturday, October 24, 2015 12:19 PM Local Time

On the second hand of the day, David Lopez moves all in for 510,000 from early position. JC Alvarado calls in the small blind, and it is a coin flip for Lopez's tournament life.


The board runs out       and Lopez doubles up with a pair of tens.

"Vamos!" the rail yells.

David Lopez - 1,060,000
JC Alvarado - 550,000

Saturday, October 24, 2015 12:13 PM Local Time
Level: 24
Blinds: 15,000/30,000
Ante: 5,000
Saturday, October 24, 2015 12:07 PM Local Time

The finalists are currently unbagging their chips, and the final table will be underway shortly.

Saturday, October 24, 2015 11:30 AM Local Time

Kevin MacPhee starts the WSOPE Main Event Final Table with a commanding lead

After four tournament days and more than 23 levels of play, the World Series of Poker Europe €10,600 Main Event has whittled down its field of 313 entrants to the last six hopefuls. Kevin MacPhee holds a commanding lead with 5,015,000 chips, and Andrew "luckychewy" Lichtenberger follows in second place with 2,135,000.

MacPhee has sweet memories of Berlin after winning the Main Event of the European Poker Tour in 2010 for a career-best score of €1,000,000, and he scooped a WSOP braclet earlier this year in Las Vegas, winning the $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Turbo (Event #56). Lichtenberger is still searching for his first bracelet; he has one WSOP Circuit ring to his name and $2,033,897 in WSOP cashes.

JC Alvarado bagged up 1,070,000 chips for the final showdown, appearing at his third WSOP final table. The remaining finalists include three short stacks, of which Kilian Kramer stands out after already having finished 18th in the $10,000 WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas this summer. He comes into the final with 435,000 chips while David Lopez of Spain has 520,000. Last but not least, Felix Bleiker will likely be in push/fold mode with 215,000 chips when play resumes at 12:00 p.m. local time in the Spielbank Berlin.

All players have locked up €130,000 for their efforts, and the winner will take home the coveted gold bracelet, the title of WSOPE Main Event Champion, and the top prize of €883,000. Action recommences with 39:53 minutes left in Level 24. Blinds are 15,000/30,000 with a running ante of 5,000.

Seat 1: Kevin MacPhee (USA) - 5,015,000
Seat 2: Kilian Kramer (Germany) - 435,000
Seat 3: JC Alvarado (Mexico) - 1,070,000
Seat 4: Felix Bleiker (Switzerland) - 215,000
Seat 5: Andrew Lichtenberger (USA) - 2,135,000
Seat 6: David Lopez (Spain) - 520,000