Main Event

Weis Move

[user46392] • Level 9: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Sebastian Ruthenberg
Sebastian Ruthenberg

We just caught the very end of the showdown; not sure what Sebastian Ruthenberg had been holding but it was insufficient against Melanie Weisner's {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds} by the end of the {4-Spades}{a-Clubs}{10-Spades}{6-Clubs}{2-Clubs} board, and he was glumly counting out the call when we got there. Weisner doubled to a very healthy 125,000. Ruthenberg meanwhile dropped down to less than his starting stack - just 25,000.

Tags: Melanie WeisnerSebastian Ruthenberg


Last Break Saloon

[user46392] • Level 8: 400-800, 75 ante

More than a third of our Day 1b players have already boarded what is now being called "the losers' bus" back to the hotels in town, and our remaining 243 players get a short break to work out their Level 9 strategy. Back shortly.

Reynolds Holds 'Em

[user46298] • Level 8: 400-800, 75 ante

William Reynolds, having dwindled a bit, found himself making a big call on the river which could have seen him drift even further feltwards. He'd bet 2,000 on the turn with the board standing {5-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{A-Spades}{7-Spades}, been raised by his in-position opponent to 7,000 and made the call. The river brought the {4-Spades}. Reynolds checked again, his opponent bet 12,000, and after a think he made the call once again. His {A-Clubs}{J-Clubs} was rewarded with a muck and his stack jumps over 45,000.

Tags: William Reynolds


[user46298] • Level 8: 400-800, 75 ante
Ben Vinson
Ben Vinson

Ben Vinson has climbed over the six figure mark with the elimination of his neighbour, a shortish stack (c.25k) with a tough decision on a {9-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}{J-Spades} flop. Vinson had seen this flop out of the small blind vs. the button (not sure whether he three-bet pre but if I had to guess would say he had, a little) and led out for over 6,000. The button deliberated for a while before committing with the pair'n'draw {10-}{J-}. The two following deuces couldn't be brickier and Vinson is up over 110,000.

Tags: Ben Vinson

Good Vried

[user76023] • Level 8: 400-800, 75 ante
Kevin Stani
Kevin Stani

Kevin Stani was facing a 11,000 river bet from the newly chipped up Shander de Vries on a board of {5-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{8-Clubs}. He looked for a moment as though he would call this bet but decided to muck instead.

"You had a good read," said de Vries as Stani motioned to try and get the Dutchman to turn over his cards. Surprisingly, the latter did so showing {8-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} for a rivered set.

Tags: Shander de VriesKevin Stani

Much Against Everyone's AdWice

[user76023] • Level 8: 400-800, 75 ante
Alex Wice
Alex Wice

Sebastian Ruthenberg raised on the button and Alex Wice moved all in from the small blind and the German instantly called.

Ruthenberg: {A-Spades}{J-Hearts}
Wice: {A-Diamonds}{6-Spades}

The flop came {10-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{6-Clubs} and Wice did a little jokey dance, but after an {8-Diamonds} turn, the river was the {9-Hearts} and Ruthenberg made a bigger straight and did his own little jokey dance to much amusement from the table.

Tags: Alex WiceSebastian Ruthenberg

Making His Markus

[user46392] • Level 8: 400-800, 75 ante

The {q-Spades}{j-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} board was dealt as far as the turn by the time we go there and found Markus Lehmann checking from the small blind and then calling a bet from his under-the-gun opponent. They saw an {8-Diamonds} on the river and this time Lehmann tanked for some time before betting out 11,200.

The under-the-gun gentleman grinned and took his turn in the tank - around three minutes. Eventually he emerged and folded, leaving Lehmann to collect the pot and up his stack to around 80,000.

Tags: Markus Lehmann

Assorted Chip Counts

Domantas Klimciauskas lt
Domantas Klimciauskas
lt 122,000 94,000
Ivan Demidov ru
Ivan Demidov
ru 110,000 25,000
James Bord gb
James Bord
gb 100,000 -15,000
Andy Black ie
Andy Black
ie 95,000 20,000
Victor Ramdin us
Victor Ramdin
us 95,000 30,000
Florian Langmann de
Florian Langmann
de 90,000 66,000
Melanie Weisner us
Melanie Weisner
us 80,000 32,000
Kenny Hallaert be
Kenny Hallaert
be 76,000 39,000
Raymond Wu cn
Raymond Wu
cn 74,000 8,000
Ben Vinson gb
Ben Vinson
gb 70,000 16,000
Nenad Medic us
Nenad Medic
us 65,000 10,000
Timothy Finne us
Timothy Finne
us 63,000
Andre Akkari br
Andre Akkari
br 62,000 40,000
Johannes Strassmann
Johannes Strassmann
56,000 20,000
Sebastian Ruthenberg de
Sebastian Ruthenberg
de 54,000 18,500
Erik van den Berg nl
Erik van den Berg
nl 51,000 34,000
Alex Kravchenko ru
Alex Kravchenko
ru 50,000 28,000
Michael Keiner de
Michael Keiner
de 48,000 -12,000
William Reynolds us
William Reynolds
us 46,000 17,000
Alain Roy
Alain Roy
40,000 23,500
Sandra Naujoks de
Sandra Naujoks
de 32,000 -6,000
Simon Charette ca
Simon Charette
ca 29,000
JC Tran us
JC Tran
us 25,000 -10,000
Olivier Busquet us
Olivier Busquet
us 21,000 4,000
Ruben Visser nl
Ruben Visser
nl 21,000 -5,000

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Kravchenko Receives Medical Assistance

[user46392] • Level 8: 400-800, 75 ante
Alex Kravchenko
Alex Kravchenko

Nenad Medic and Alex Kravchenko were looking at an {a-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{j-Hearts} flop when arrived; it looked as though Kravchenko had checked and Medic had bet. Kravchenko soon pushed all in, and after a minute or two in the tank Medic called.

Kravchenko: {a-Spades}{3-Spades} for two pair
Medic: {a-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} for just a pair of aces

Turn: {a-Clubs}

River: {k-Hearts}

Kravchenko doubled to stay in the game on a respectable 50,000 or so. Medic meanwhile is still pretty comfortable on around 65,000.

Tags: Alex KravchenkoNenad Medic