Main Event

Confusion on Table 3

[user76023] • Level 7: 250-500, 50 ante

Janosch Seifert was all in prefop for around 6,000 with Melanie Weisner having called but Alessandro Montagna had apparently thrown out just over 10,000 in chips and turned over {K-Clubs}{K-Hearts}.

Montagna's hand was still live but he now had to play face up and Weisner elected to call, the flop came out {K-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} and Montagna bet 16,000. Weisner then folded and Seifert turned over {Q-Spades}{Q-Clubs} and couldn't catch running queens on the {3-Hearts} turn and {10-Hearts} river.

Afterwards Olivier Busquet and Fabrice Soulier lamented how the flop was one of the very few that would definitely kill any action or the possibility of a Weisner bluff.

Tags: Melanie Weisner


No Action For Weisner's Set

YorkshirePud • Level 6: 200-400, 50 ante

The action folded around the table to Valarie Parodo in the cutoff and after a brief pause he tossed a single red 1,000 chip into the middle after announcing "raise." Melanie Weisner was on the button and she three-bet to 2,650, folding out the blinds but Parado decided to see a flop.

The duo shared a flop reading {A-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{6-Spades}, Parado checked, Weisner continued with a bet of 2,700 and to her dismay her only opponent folded.

She smiled then flashed Parado {Q-Clubs}{Q-Spades} for middle set.

Tags: Melanie WeisnerValarie Parado

Pistilli Isn't Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolfer

YorkshirePud • Level 6: 200-400, 50 ante

As we were scouring the tournament area for hands of interest we were alerted to the all too familiar sound of "all-in and call."

We hurried over to the table to see Marco Pistilli all in and at risk of elimination, the hopes of his tournament resting on his {5-Diamonds}{5-Spades}, which would need to hold up against the {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds} of Thomas Wolfer. The {9-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{5-Hearts} flop improved him to a set of fives but Wolfer still had outs to a straight. The {K-Spades} on the turn may has well have been a deuce for the good it did for Wolfer and when the {A-Diamonds} fell on the river Pistilli doubled to around 25,000.

Tags: Marco PistilliJannick Wrang

Cooler Hand Goes Birizdo's Way

YorkshirePud • Level 6: 200-400, 50 ante

From under the gun Istavan Birizdo opened the betting with a raise to 800 and it appeared that nobody wanted to play with him, that was until it was Jannick Wrang's turn to act on the button. He peeked at his cards and then three-bet to 2,450. Both blinds folded but Birizdo made the call.

The dealer burned a card before spreading out the {J-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{K-Diamonds} flop. Birizdo checked then called a 2,100 bet from his opponent. The turn brought the {10-Hearts} into play and when Birizdo checked to Wrang the latter checked behind. Our river card was another ten, this one the {10-Clubs} and Birizdo lead into his opponent with a bet of 2,600. Wrang double checked his cards, discovered he was holding {A-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} and made the call.

Unfortunately for him he had hit trips on the river just as the {J-Diamonds}{10-Spades} of his opponent had improved to a full house.

Tags: Istavan BirizdoJannick Wrang

Kenney Doing the Killing this Time


Bryn Kenney has angered us, a lot. He dared to knock out the legend that is Salvatore Bonavena.

Chris Moorman opened proceedings with a raise to 1,000 from under the gun. He was called by Bryn Kenney a couple of seats along and the short stacked Team PokerStars Pro in the big blind.

The flop fell {3-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{6-Hearts} and Bonavena snap shoved for his last 6,000 chips with {a-Spades}{6-Spades}. Moorman folded but Kenney called with the drawing {q-Hearts}{9-Hearts}. The American received instant service on the {2-Hearts} turn and that was followed up with the {8-Hearts} river. The Gentleman known as Sal Bon (to us) shook Kenney's hand and made his exit.

Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
us 65,000 22,750
Salvatore Bonavena it
Salvatore Bonavena
it Busted

Tags: Bryn KenneyChris MoormanSalvatore Bonavena

Springael into Action


Fabrice Soulier opened to 900 preflop and Leonardo Patacconi made the call before Joris Springael made it 3,000 from the big blind, the Frenchman and the Italian both called. The flop was {Q-Spades}{J-Spades}{3-Clubs} and Springael led for 3,500 and Soulier called while Patacconi folded.

The {J-Diamonds} came on the turn and Springael moved all in, Soulier snap-called.

Springael: {A-Clubs}{J-Hearts}
Soulier: {J-Clubs}{7-Clubs}

The river though was the {3-Hearts} and the players split the pot but Soulier joked, "You were lucky it wasn't a seven!"

Fabrice Soulier fr
Fabrice Soulier
fr 90,000 -4,000

Tags: Fabrice SoulierJoris Springael