WSOP Super Circuit Online Series 2021 MISCOOP MSPT Showdown Series partypoker Sunday LIVE
€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

Another Double for Watson; Seidel Short


After JC Alvarado got involved under the gun, Erik Seidel raised it up from the button. Mike Watson then moved all in from the small blind, Alvarado folded, and Seidel made the call.



It was off to the races, and Watson needed his eights to hold to stay alive. That's exactly what happened as the board ran out {5-Clubs}{10-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{8-Spades}.

Mike Watson ca 1,500,000 550,000
Erik Seidel us 1,000,000 -1,000,000

Tags: Mike WatsonErik Seidel

Watson Finds the Time


A short-stacked Mike Watson moved all in for 465,000 and cleared the field all the way to Mike "Timex" McDonald, who made the call from the big blind.



Watson was behind and in need of either a king or queen. He wouldn't find it on the {9-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} flop, but he would on the {Q-Clubs} turn. The {4-Clubs} river gave Watson the double, but yet again he was still relatively short.

Mike McDonald ca 3,600,000 -497,000
Mike Watson ca 950,000 350,000

Tags: Mike McDonaldMike Watson

Back in Action

donpeters • Level 18: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

The players are back in action after the short break.

Another Break

Chad_Holloway • Level 18: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Players are now on a short break.

Talal Shakerchi Eliminated in 7th Place (€138,300)

Talal Shakerchi
Talal Shakerchi

On a flop of {J-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}, Ilari Sahamies checked from the big blind and opened the door for Talal Shakerchi to bet 155,000 from the under-the-gun position. Sahamies responded with a check-raise to 425,000, and Shakerchi wasted little time in moving all in for 1.13 million.

Sahamies, who began the hand with just a bit more than his opponent, asked for a count and thought for a solid minute before making the call.

Shakerchi: {9-Spades}{10-Spades}
Sahamies: {A-Spades}{Q-Spades}

Shakerchi was a 2-1 dog with his open-ended straight draw, which wouldn't come in as both the {7-Spades} turn and {10-Hearts} river blanked. With that, Shakerchi exited in seventh place for €138,300, while Sahamies received a virtual double.

Ilari Sahamies fi 2,700,000 1,300,000
Talal Shakerchi gb Busted

Tags: Ilari SahamiesTalal Shakerchi

Alvarado Overcomes Smith's Kings


JC Alvarado limped from early position and inspired Erik Seidel and Mike Watson to do the same from the button and small blind respectively. Chip leader Dan Smith then exercised his option in the big blind with a raise to 200,000, which only Alvarado called.

Smith fired a continuation-bet of 175,000 on the {5-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}{4-Spades}, Alvarado called, and the {7-Spades} appeared on the turn. This time Smith checked, and Alvarado took the opportunity to bet 260,000. Smith made the call and then both players checked the {4-Clubs} river. Alvarado tabled {A-Clubs}{10-Clubs} for a pair of aces, which bested the {K-Clubs}{K-Diamonds} of Smith.

Dan Smith us 5,500,000 -400,000
JC Alvarado mx 2,200,000 181,000

Tags: Dan SmithJC AlvaradoErik SeidelMike Watson

Watson Doubles; Still Short


A short-stacked Mike Watson moved all in for 245,000 from early position and was called by Dan Smith in the cutoff. The button and blinds both got out of the way, and the cards were turned on their backs:



Watson was dominating Smith, who happened to be his roommate here in Barcelona. The board ran an uneventful {J-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{J-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}, and Watson doubled, though he is still the short stack at the table.

Dan Smith us 5,900,000 -200,000
Mike Watson ca 600,000 257,000

Tags: Dan SmithMike Watson

Shove from Seidel

donpeters • Level 18: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

From the cutoff seat, Talal Shakerchi raised to 100,000. Erik Seidel moved all in from the big blind for 750,000 and won the pot.

Tags: Erik SeidelTalal Shakerchi