Tuesday, October 23, 2018 12:10 AM Local Time
Timur Margolin Wins Second Bracelet in Event #5: €1,100 MONSTER STACK No-Limit Hold'em (€134,407)
Timur Margolin has been crowned the winner of Event #5: €1,100 MONSTER STACK No-Limit Hold'em at the 2018 World Series of Poker Europe. Margolin took home the hefty sum of €134,407 and his second bracelet of the year after winning one in Las Vegas this summer. He overcame a strong field of 666 players and heads up, he defeated Raul Villarroel, who had to settle for €83,042.
With this being only the fifth bracelet of the series thus far, the Israelian contingent has claimed more than half of the titles thus far with three. Margolin picked up his first taste of victory in Las Vegas at the WSOP with a win in the $2,500 No-Limit Hold-em event for which he pocketed more than $500,000. Margolin also joins Hanh Tran as the only players to win a bracelet in Las Vegas and in Rozvadov in the same year.
Margolin was presented the WSOP gold bracelet by King's Casino owner Leon Tsoukernik and had this to say about Israel winning its third bracelet of the series.
"Amazing, it feels awesome. I was sitting at home watching the live stream and seeing what the boys were doing so I said I have to come to King's Casino. This was the first tournament I played here and managed to bink it."
WSOPE Event #5: €1,100 MONSTER STACK Final Table Results
|5th||Michal Mrakes||Czech Republic||€28,863|
|8th||Amar Begovic||Bosnia and Herzegovina||€11,656|
The Action of the Final Day
Fourteen players began the final day in the MONSTER STACK tournament and Luiz Antonio Duarte Ferreira Filho started out as chip leader. His father, Luiz Ferreira, started the day as the short stack and ended up as the first player to bust out of the tournament. Ferreira got his last 15 big blinds in the middle with ace-ten, but that was no match against the pocket queens of Mario Llapi. Ferreira flopped best on the king-queen-jack board, but it was all over for Ferreira when the board paired on the turn.
Duarte himself was the next one to be sent to the rail. He had a brutal start to the day where he didn't manage to win any of the big pots he played. Duarte lost his last chips when he got it in with ace-four against the ace-jack of Mykhailo Gutyi and the board ran out clean for Gutyi.
Alexandre Viard (12th place - €6,949) and Andrei Konopelko (11th - €6,949) also missed out on the final table. Viard got eliminated in a tough spot where he got it all in with ace-jack against the ace-jack of Llapi. Llapi's ace-jack was suited and he managed to hit his flush on the turn to eliminate Viard. Konopelko lost with queen-eight suited against the ace-nine suited of Michal Mrakes. The board ran out clean and Mrakes took down the pot to eliminate Konopelko with just ace-high.
The unofficial final table was reached and Dhawal Lachhwani had to miss out on the official final table after getting it in with ten-eight. Sebastian Ulrich was holding king-queen, which held up to send Lachhwani out in 10th place for €6,949.
Llapi started the day out strong but he was the next player to go in ninth place. He pulled off a miracle win with ace-jack of clubs earlier in the day, but he wasn't able to do it one more time as he had to win against the pocket aces of Henrik Brockmann. Llapi flopped a gutshot on the king-queen-five board, but the eight on the turn and seven on the river meant Brockmann's aces were good and the Italian player collected €8,920 from the payout desk.
The rate of eliminations was pretty rapid once the final table was reached. Amar Begovic from Bosnia Herzegovina busted out in eighth place after finishing last in a three-way pot. The board read jack-ten-seven-jack-ten. Michal Mrakes took it all with queen-jack, and Begovic finished in last place with his eight-six and was eliminated. Begovic's finish was good for the first five-figure payday at the final table as he collected €11,656 for his efforts.
It took about an hour for the next player to be sent to the rail. Tamas Szunyoghy moved all in for a bit over 13 big blinds with queen-ten, but small blind and eventual runner-up Villarroel woke up with ace-queen. There was no help for Szunyoghy and Villarroel took down the pot. Szunyoghy finished in seventh place and he cashed for €15,502.
Gutyi was the next player to go in sixth place. Gutyi had less than ten big blinds when he got it in the middle with king-jack against the king-ten of Ulrich. He was well ahead and the jack-nine-seven flop gave Ulrich some additional outs with the double gutshot straight draw. The queen on the turn was one of the outs that Ulrich was looking for and the deuce on the river didn't change anything for Gutyi. He got to collect €20,974 at the cashier for his efforts.
Mrakes was eliminated only fifteen minutes later in a coin flip. Mrakes got it in with queen-nine against the pocket fives of chip leader Margolin and found no help from the board. Mrakes, who is a regular at the King's Resort & Casino, ended up in fifth place, banking €28.863. At this point of the final table, Margolin had a big chip lead with about fifty percent of the chips in play in front of him.
Margolin showed no sign of slowing down and he claimed his next victim in Brockmann. Brockmann was all in for his last 9.5 big blinds with ace-ten and he was behind against the ace-queen of the unstoppable Israelian. It was no surprise when the board ran out in Margolin's favor and Brockmann collected €40,388 for his fourth-place finish.
Only a couple minutes later, Margolin claimed another scalp. Ulrich checked his option from the big blind with seven-four after Margolin had limped from the small blind. The flop came down queen-queen-nine and Margolin lead out for 200,000. Ulrich called and the turn brought another nine. Both players checked this time and the river brought an ace. Margolin lead out another time with a bet of 375,000 and Ulrich moved all in for his last 2,675,000, only playing the board. Margolin ended up calling and he took down the pot with a full house, nines full of queens. Ulrich took home €57,447 as the third-place finisher.
Villarroel was well behind during the heads up as Margolin started with an 8:1 chip lead. Still, it took over thirty minutes for Villarroel to lose his last 14 big blinds. He ended up shoving it in with pocket sevens and it was a flip against the jack-nine of Margolin. The king-four-three flop was safe for Villarroel, but the nine on the turn gave Margolin the lead. It was all over and done with an eight on the river as Villarroel collected €83,042 for his runner-up finish.
The PokerNews live reporting team will be back tomorrow with another full day of coverage. The final table of Event #6: €1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha/No-Limit Hold'em will be featured on the live stream with plenty of action on the main floor as well, so be sure to follow all the updates.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 12:01 AM Local Time
Raul Villarroel Eliminated in 2nd Place (€83,042)
Timur Margolin shoved all in on the button with and Raul Villarroel snap-called for his last 2,400,000 after looking down at the . It was a coin flip for all of the marbles with Villarroel needing to hold with his pocket sevens in order to stay alive.
The flop came and Villarroel still held on to the lead for the meantime. However, the on the turn gave Margolin a pair of nines to take the lead. The river was the and Villarroel was eliminated in second place for €83,042.
|Timur Margolin||26,600,000||1,600,000 |
|Raul Villarroel||0||-1,600,000 |
Monday, October 22, 2018 11:54 PM Local Time
Margolin Chipping Away
Timur Margolin has been constantly applying pressure to the small stack of Raul Villarroel. With a couple of preflop raises and some post-flop continuation bets, Margolin has extended his chip lead.
|Timur Margolin||25,000,000||3,600,000 |
|Raul Villarroel||1,600,000||-3,600,000 |
Monday, October 22, 2018 11:39 PM Local Time
Early Double Up for Villarroel
In the first hand of heads-up play, Timur Margolin shoved all in on the button with . Raul Villarroel instantly called for his last 2,500,000 after looking down at .
Villarroel was in a dominating position heading to the flop of . The on the turn left Margolin drawing to just three outs to bring an end to the MONSTER STACK. However, the on the river ensured Villarroel a full double up and the action continues.
|Timur Margolin||21,400,000||-2,500,000 |
|Raul Villarroel||5,200,000||2,500,000 |
Monday, October 22, 2018 11:15 PM Local Time
Sebastian Ulrich Eliminated in 3rd Place (€57,447)
Timur Margolin limped in with in the small blind and Sebastian Ulrich checked his option with in the big blind. The flop came and Margolin led out for 200,000 which Ulrich called.
The turn brought the and both players checked to the on the river. Margolin led out for 375,000 and Ulrich shipped all in for his last 2,675,000 when he was just playing the board. Margolin asked for a count and eventually made the call with his full house.
Ulrich took a stand against the chipleader but ran into the goods. The German headed out in third place and the final two players are taking a small break before play resumes.
|Timur Margolin||23,900,000||4,675,000 |
|Raul Villarroel||2,700,000||-345,000 |
|Sebastian Ulrich||0||-4,175,000 |
Monday, October 22, 2018 11:06 PM Local Time
Henrik Brockmann Eliminated in 4th Place (€40,388)
Timur Margolin opened to 400,000 from under the gun with and Henrik Brockmann shoved all in for his last 1,900,000 on the button with . The blinds folded and Margolin quickly called to put Brockmann at risk.
The flop came and Margolin's ace-queen was still in a dominating position. The on the turn left Brockmann drawing to just three outs. The on the river was no help and Brockmann finished in fourth place.
|Timur Margolin||19,225,000||4,225,000 |
|Sebastian Ulrich||4,175,000||-320,000 |
|Raul Villarroel||3,045,000||-255,000 |
|Henrik Brockmann||0||-3,140,000 |
Monday, October 22, 2018 11:04 PM Local Time
Level 32 started
Monday, October 22, 2018 10:59 PM Local Time
Margolin Running Away with the Lead
Raul Villarroel raised to 480,000 out of the small blind with and Timur Margolin defended from the big blind with .
The flop came and Villarroel led out for 440,000 with his flush draw. Margolin called and the landed on the turn. Villarroel fired another 900,000 but Margolin continued to call.
The paired the board on the river and both players knuckled the table. Margolin scooped another pot after Villarroel missed everything.
"You're killing them left, right, and center," Sebastian Ulrich said from across the table.
|Timur Margolin||15,000,000||1,720,000 |
|Raul Villarroel||3,300,000||-3,290,000 |
Monday, October 22, 2018 10:48 PM Local Time
Michal Mrakes Eliminated in 5th Place (€28,863)
Timur Margolin opened to 320,000 from under the gun with and Michal Mrakes shoved all in for 2,130,000 from the cutoff with . The action quickly folded back to Margolin who asked for a count and then made the call.
The flop came and Mrakes picked up some counterfeit outs. The on the turn was no help to Mrakes and the on the river sent Mrakes to the rail in fifth place.
|Timur Margolin||13,280,000||2,290,000 |
|Michal Mrakes||0||-3,540,000 |
Monday, October 22, 2018 10:38 PM Local Time
Margolin Continues to Apply Pressure
Raul Villarroel raised to 480,000 in the small blind with and Timur Margolin called out of the big blind with . The flop came and both players held rags for hands.
Villarroel checked and Margolin fired in a bet of 330,000. Villarroel gave up on the hand and Margolin was able to take it down with pure aggression.
|Timur Margolin||10,990,000||1,845,000 |
|Raul Villarroel||6,590,000||-880,000 |
Monday, October 22, 2018 10:32 PM Local Time
Mykhailo Gutyi Eliminated in 6th Place (€20,974)
Sebastian Ulrich raised to 325,000 in the hijack with and Mykhailo Gutyi defended from the big blind with . The flop fell and Gutyi open-shipped all in for 1,410,000 with his top pair. Ulrich asked for a count and made the call with his two-way straight draw.
The on the turn gave Ulrich the nut straight and Gutyi was left drawing to a chop. The on the river left Gutyi exiting the tournament in sixth place.
|Sebastian Ulrich||4,495,000||1,415,000 |
|Mykhailo Gutyi||0||-2,850,000 |
Monday, October 22, 2018 10:22 PM Local Time
Margolin Pulls Ahead of Villarroel
Timur Margolin opened to 320,000 from under the gun with and Raul Villarroel defended from the big blind with . The flop came and Villarroel check-called a bet of 200,000 from Margolin.
The turn brought the and Villarroel checked again. Margolin checked back after improving his hand and the double-paired the board on the river. Villarroel checked for the third time and Margolin splashed in a bet of 415,000. Villarroel opted to lay his hand down and Margolin dragged in the pot.
|Timur Margolin||9,145,000||760,000 |
|Raul Villarroel||7,470,000||-680,000 |
Monday, October 22, 2018 10:12 PM Local Time
Tamas Szunyoghy Eliminated in 7th Place (€15,502)
The action folded to Tamas Szunyoghy on the button who moved all in for 2,030,000 with . Raul Villarroel picked up in the small blind and quickly made the call.
The flop came and Villarroel's ace-high was still in the lead. The turn was the and the river brought the as Szunyoghy headed for the payout desk in seventh place.
|Raul Villarroel||8,150,000||2,350,000 |
|Tamas Szunyoghy||0||-2,030,000 |
Monday, October 22, 2018 10:09 PM Local Time
Villarroel Doubles Through Szunyoghy
The action folded to Tamas Szunyoghy in the small blind who just moved all in with . Raul Villarroel snap-called out fo the big blind for his last 2,300,000 with .
The flop came and Villarroel took a commanding lead with a pair of aces. The turn was the and Szunyoghy was drawing dead to the on the river.
|Raul Villarroel||5,800,000||2,980,000 |
|Tamas Szunyoghy||2,030,000||-2,980,000 |
Monday, October 22, 2018 10:07 PM Local Time
Bad Runout for Szunyoghy
Sebastian Ulrich limped in from the small blind with and Tamas Szunyoghy checked his option with in the big blind. The flop came and Ulrich led out for 160,000. Szunyoghy just called with his two pair and the landed on the turn.
Ulrich checked this time and Szunyoghy also checked to the on the river. With four cards to a straight and a flush on the board, both players also checked the river and Szunyoghy took down the pot with two pair.
|Tamas Szunyoghy||5,010,000||320,000 |
|Sebastian Ulrich||3,080,000||-640,000 |
Monday, October 22, 2018 10:01 PM Local Time
Level 31 started
Monday, October 22, 2018 9:20 PM Local Time
The final seven players are taking a 40-minute dinner break.
Monday, October 22, 2018 9:11 PM Local Time
Margolin Four-Bets Mrakes
Timur Margolin opened to 240,000 in middle position with and Michal Mrakes three-bet to 675,000 in the hijack with . The action came back to Margolin who stuck in a four-bet to 1,420,000 which got a quick fold from Mrakes.
|Timur Margolin||6,855,000||1,205,000 |
|Michal Mrakes||3,540,000||-675,000 |
Monday, October 22, 2018 9:03 PM Local Time
Amar Begovic Eliminated in 8th Place (€11,656)
Amar Begovic shipped all in for his last 295,000 with under the gun and Henrik Brockmann just flat-called with in early position. Michal Mrakes also called with in the small blind and Mykhailo Gutyi came along from the big blind with .
The flop came and the action checked to the on the turn. Three more checks and the completed the board. Mrakes tossed in a bet of 225,000 and Brockmann quickly called with his smaller full house. Begovic, however, finished the hand with eight-high and was eliminated in eighth place.
|Michal Mrakes||4,215,000||1,065,000 |
|Henrik Brockmann||3,140,000||-840,000 |
|Amar Begovic||0||-295,000 |
Monday, October 22, 2018 8:54 PM Local Time
Begovic on Fumes
Amar Begovic Shipped all in from the hijack with for 1,675,000 and Raul Villarroel snap-called with for his last 1,270,000 in the big blind.
The flop came and Villarroel was still in the lead with his pocket jacks. The turn brought the and the river was the as Villarroel improved to a straight to double through Begovic.
|Raul Villarroel||2,820,000||1,440,000 |
|Amar Begovic||295,000||-1,510,000 |