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2017 World Series of Poker Europe The Official WSOP Live Updates

Friday, November 03, 2017 to Sunday, November 05, 2017

Event #10: €111,111 High Roller for One Drop No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: €111,111
  • Prizepool: €12,980,000
  • Entries: 132
  • Remaining: 0


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Sunday, November 5, 2017 4:50 PM Local Time
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 Muehloecker52,500,000-6,975,000
Martin Kabrhel14,100,0005,500,000
Sunday, November 5, 2017 4:31 PM Local Time
Charlie Carrel Eliminated in 9th Place (€295,131)

Charlie Carrel

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.

Charlie Carrel:   
Steffen Sontheimer:   

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 Sontheimer31,950,0009,000,000
Charlie Carrel0-7,450,000
Sunday, November 5, 2017 4:24 PM Local Time
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.

Check out this video on Chris Ferguson and POY. See what the opinions are of poker players at the WSOP-E.

Sunday, November 5, 2017 3:39 PM Local Time
Redraw of the Unofficial Final Table

High Roller for One Drop Final Table

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Thomas MuehloeckerAustria59,475,00059
2Steffen SontheimerGermany22,950,00023
3Ahadpur KhangahIran36,400,00036
4Dominik NitscheGermany36,050,00036
5Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus12,575,00013
6Martin KabrhelCzech Republic8,600,0009
7Christoph VogelsangGermany27,950,00028
8Andreas EilerGermany52,550,00053
9Charlie CarrelUnited Kingdom7,450,0007
Thomas Muehloecker59,475,0005,975,000
Andreas Eiler52,550,0004,050,000
Ahadpur Khangah36,400,000100,000
Dominik Nitsche36,050,000-850,000
Christoph Vogelsang27,950,000-12,050,000
Steffen Sontheimer22,950,000-5,250,000
Mikita Badziakouski12,575,000-5,425,000
Martin Kabrhel8,600,000-650,000
Charlie Carrel7,450,000-150,000
Sunday, November 5, 2017 3:29 PM Local Time
Kenny Hallaert Eliminated in 10th Place (€295,131)

Kenny Hallaert

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.

Dominik Nitsche:   
Kenny Hallaert:   

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 Nitsche36,900,0008,900,000
Kenny Hallaert0-7,300,000
Sunday, November 5, 2017 3:24 PM Local Time
Kabrhel Doubles Through Nitsche

Martin Kabrhel

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.

Martin Kabrhel:   
Dominik Nitsche:   

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 Nitsche28,000,000-3,000,000
Martin Kabrhel9,250,0004,325,000
Charlie Carrel7,600,000150,000
Kenny Hallaert7,300,000-900,000
Sunday, November 5, 2017 3:19 PM Local Time
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 Muehloecker53,500,000-11,500,000
Ahadpur Khangah36,300,00015,300,000
Sunday, November 5, 2017 3:07 PM Local Time
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 Carrel7,450,0001,450,000
Martin Kabrhel4,925,000-1,700,000
Sunday, November 5, 2017 3:04 PM Local Time
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 Nitsche31,000,0001,000,000
Charlie Carrel6,000,000-8,250,000
Sunday, November 5, 2017 3:00 PM Local Time
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 Eiler48,500,0003,450,000
Dominik Nitsche30,000,000-2,200,000
Martin Kabrhel6,625,000500,000
Sunday, November 5, 2017 2:48 PM Local Time
"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 Nitsche32,200,0005,325,000
Martin Kabrhel6,125,000-5,675,000
Sunday, November 5, 2017 2:45 PM Local Time
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 Muehloecker49,000,0002,250,000
Mikita Badziakouski18,000,000-2,525,000
Sunday, November 5, 2017 2:33 PM Local Time
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.

Thomas Muehloecker:   
Christoph Vogelsang:   

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 Muehloecker46,750,00022,925,000
Christoph Vogelsang40,000,000-20,800,000
Sunday, November 5, 2017 2:30 PM Local Time
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.

Kenny Hallaert:   
Martin Kabrhel:   

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 Kabrhel11,800,000-3,700,000
Kenny Hallaert8,200,0004,225,000
Sunday, November 5, 2017 2:25 PM Local Time
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 Eiler45,050,00014,600,000
Martin Kabrhel15,500,000-13,600,000
Sunday, November 5, 2017 2:20 PM Local Time
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 Vogelsang60,800,000-2,525,000
Steffen Sontheimer28,200,0006,100,000
Sunday, November 5, 2017 11:26 AM Local Time
10 Players Remain in Contention for Final Day of Event #10: €111,111 High Roller for One Drop

Martin Kabrhel seeks second Bracelet of the 2017 WSOPE

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

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
391Thomas MuehloeckerAustria23,825,00030
392Christoph VogelsangGermany63,325,00079
395Steffen SontheimerGermany22,100,00028
396Ahadpur KhangahIran29,575,00037
397Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus20,525,00026
401Dominik NitscheGermany26,875,00034
402Charlie CarrelUnited Kingdom14,250,00018
403Kenny HallaertBelgium3,975,0005
404Andreas EilerGermany30,450,00038
405Martin KabrhelCzech Republic29,100,00036

Remaining Payouts

PlacePrize (EUR)

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.