WSOP Super Circuit Online Series MSPT Showdown Series
€50,000 Super High Roller
Days:
123

Event Info

Prize Pool €3,072,960
Players 64

Level Info

Level 22
Blinds 60,000 / 120,000
Ante 20,000

Alvarado Gives It Up

Chad_Holloway • Level 21: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Dan Smith limped from the small blind and JC Alvarado checked his option from the big. Both players proceeded to check the {2-Diamonds}{K-Spades}{6-Clubs} flop, and the dealer burned and turned the {10-Spades}. Alvarado checked again, Smith tossed out a single black T100,000 chip, and Alvarado gave it up.

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Smith Pulls Away

Chad_Holloway

Dan Smith raised to 225,000 on the button and JC Alvarado defended from the big blind. Both players checked the {7-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{9-Hearts} flop, and then Alvarado fired out 500,000 on the {K-Clubs} turn. Smith made the call and then both players returned to checking on {9-Clubs} river.

"Queen high," Alvarado said. Smith then turned up {10-Spades}{7-Spades} for the win.

Dan Smith us 13,595,000 1,570,000
JC Alvarado mx 2,405,000 -1,570,000

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Don't Forget About the Main Event

Chad_Holloway • Level 21: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Day 1a of the 2012 PokerStars.com EPT Barcelona Main Event is happening now. 403 players took to the felt, and many are still in including Lex Veldhuis, Pius Heinz, Dani Stern and Andy Frankenberger.

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Wasted Aces

Chad_Holloway • Level 21: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

JC Alvarado limped on the button only to have Dan Smith put in a raise. Alvarado came back with a three-bet, and Smith gently tossed his cards to the muck. Alvarado shook his head, smiled, and showed {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}.

Level:
21
Blinds:
50,000/100,000
Ante:
10,000

Smith Back to 2-1

Chad_Holloway
Dan Smith
Dan Smith

Dan Smith raised to 225,000 on the button, JC Alvarado made it 700,000 to go from the big blind, a call was made, and the flop fell {K-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{J-Spades}. Both players checked, and then Alvarado fired out 750,000 on the {9-Spades} turn. Smith made the call, creating a pot worth approximately 3 million, and the {2-Clubs} peeled off on the river.

Alvarado came out firing to the tune of 1.4 million, and Smith hit the tank for a long time. When he emerged, he slid the vast majority of his stack in the pot. Alvarado didn't act quickly, instead going into the tank himself. After a few moments of deliberation, Alvarado folded and Smith was pushed the pot, which gave him a 2-1 chip lead.

Dan Smith us 10,620,000 2,820,000
JC Alvarado mx 5,380,000 -2,820,000

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Alvarado Evening Things Up

Chad_Holloway

Dan Smith raised to 225,000 on the button and then called when JC Alvarado three-bet to 725,000. With nearly 1.5 million in the middle, the flop fell {K-}{9-}{3-} and Smith checked to Alvarado, who bet 550,000. Smith conceded and tossed his hand to the muck.

Dan Smith us 8,495,000 -1,005,000
JC Alvarado mx 7,505,000 1,005,000

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