WSOP Super Circuit Online Series MSPT Deadwood 2021 NJSCOOP 2021 MISCOOP
€50,000 Super High Roller

Event Info

Prize Pool €3,072,960
Players 64

Level Info

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

Ilari Sahamies Eliminated in 4th Place (€291,900)

Ilari Sahamies - 4th Place
Ilari Sahamies - 4th Place

Dan Smith raised from the button and Ilari Sahamies reraised from the small blind. Smith then moved all in and Sahamies made the call. Smith held the {A-Clubs}{10-Clubs}, but was dominated by the {A-Spades}{Q-Spades} for Sahamies.

The flop came down {10-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{2-Spades} and Smith stormed to the lead. The turn was the {6-Diamonds} and river the {4-Diamonds}. Sahamies was eliminated and took home fourth-place money worth €291,900.

Below are the chip counts following Sahamies' bust out and as you can see, Smith has a very big lead on the other two with Mike Watson the short stack.

Dan Smith us 9,655,000 2,225,000
JC Alvarado mx 4,450,000 -70,000
Mike Watson ca 1,895,000 -140,000
Ilari Sahamies fi Busted

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Mike McDonald Eliminated in 5th Place (€215,100)

Mike McDonald - 5th Place
Mike McDonald - 5th Place

In the very next hand after doubling JC Alvarado, Mike "Timex" McDonald raised from the cutoff only to have Dan Smith three-bet to 295,000 from the small blind. After the big got out of the way, McDonald moved all in and Smith made a quick call.

McDonald: {A-Diamonds}{10-Spades}
Smith: {A-Clubs}{J-Clubs}

McDonald was left shaking his head as Smith held the better kicker with his ace. The {3-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} flop was more bad news for McDonald as Smith picked up a flush draw, but the {K-Hearts} turn did give him some hope to a Broadway straight. Unfortunately for him, the {Q-Diamonds} river would not complete it. With that, McDonald exited in fifth place for €215,100 while Smith raked in the pot and now sits on nearly half the chips in play.

Dan Smith us 7,325,000 1,170,000
Mike McDonald ca Busted

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Alvarado Doubles with Jacks

JC Alvarado (Day 2)
JC Alvarado (Day 2)

After JC Alvarado limped in from the cutoff seat, Mike McDonald raised from the button. Action folded back to Alvarado and he put in a reraise. McDonald moved all in and Alvarado quickly called.

Alvarado held the {J-Hearts}{J-Diamonds} and McDonald the {A-Hearts}{J-Spades}. The flop, turn and river ran out {9-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{3-Spades}{Q-Spades}{7-Clubs} and Alvarado doubled up.

JC Alvarado mx 4,530,000 2,395,000
Mike McDonald ca 1,185,000 -2,080,000

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Erik Seidel Eliminated in 6th Place (€153,600)

Erik Seidel
Erik Seidel

A short-stacked Erik Seidel was all in preflop with {A-Diamonds}{10-Spades} and at risk against the {A-Clubs}{J-Clubs} of Ilari "Ilari FIN" Sahamies. It was a bad spot for the Poker Hall of Famer, and the {5-Spades}{2-Clubs}{8-Spades} flop didn't help his cause.

The {3-Clubs} turn gave him some chop options to a wheel, but it also gave Sahamies a flush draw, meaning the {4-Clubs} and {10-Clubs} would be useless. The dealer burned one last time and put out the {K-Spades}. Seidel, always gracious in defeat, had a big smile on his face as he shook hands with the table and exited in sixth place.

Ilari Sahamies fi 1,800,000 685,000
Erik Seidel us Busted

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Slow Going

Chad_Holloway • Level 19: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

Despite the big blinds and antes, action has been relatively slow as of late. One large pot did develop, but wouldn't you know it, the players chopped. It's also worth noting that JC Alvarado has been limping a lot when entering pots, the only player to do so.

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Watson Goes From Extreme Short Stack to Contender


Mike Watson raised to 110,000 from the hijack and received a call from Ilari Sahamies on the button. The {A-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{2-Clubs} flop saw Sahamies called a bet of 135,000, and then both players checked the {8-Hearts} turn. When the {K-Hearts} peeled off on the turn, Watson thought long and hard before betting 335,000, which Sahamies called.

Watson rolled over {K-Diamonds}{K-Clubs} for a rivered set, which was good as the Fin simply mucked.

Mike Watson ca 2,500,000 700,000
Ilari Sahamies fi 1,400,000 -600,000

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