£10,300 High Roller
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Highlights

Highlights

£10,300 High Roller
Day 2 Completed

Carla Sabini Leads the Final 12 in the EPT10 London £10,300 High Roller

Homer • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Carla Sabini is the Day 2 chip leader.
Carla Sabini is the Day 2 chip leader.

European Poker Tour High Roller events have consistently been pulling in big numbers and big names over the last couple of years, and the latest event in London was no different. With the late-entry system players could register as late as the start of Day 2, so the field was boosted by six new entries and three re-entries. The former included Phil Hellmuth and November Niner David Benefield, while Tony Bloom, Stephen Chidwick, and Salman Behbehani made up the latter.

After 10 more levels of action, just 12 players remain with Carla Sabini managing to reclaim her chip lead right at the end of the day thanks to two big pots. The first was against Sofia Lovgren and the other Dan Shak. Sabini finished the day with 1.346 million.

Other players who made it through to the final day and are guaranteed a minimum of £26,155 include Jason Lavallee (1.224 million), Sorel Mizzi (1.205 million), David 'Devilfish' Ulliott (750,000), last year's winner of this event, Talal Shakerchi (346,000), and the last remaining Team PokerStars Pro, Luca Pagano (282,000).

The day started with a bang when Shannon Shorr made a big bluff after a ruling that resulted in his opponent min-raising instead of calling a river bet. Shorr proceeded to push all in in an attempt to make his opponent fold, but unfortunately for the American he was unsuccessful. Meanwhile, Shak took the chip lead for the early part of the day, crippling Jason Mercier with the {J-Hearts}{J-Diamonds} against the Team PokerStars Pro's {K-}{Q-} for a large pot. Mercier would be eliminated soon after, joining an illustrious rail that included names such as Eugene Katchalov, Randal Flowers, Paul Volpe, and Tobias Reinkemeier.

One of the highlights of the day was a ridiculous hand that played out between Frederik Jensen and Salman Behbehani. Behbehani's continual banter and joking around with "slow-rolling" came back to haunt him, albeit in an entirely good-natured way.

Elsewhere, "Devilfish" looked to turn back the clock to his glory days, briefly taking the chip lead after winning a huge pot with the {8-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} on a {2-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{5-Spades}{Q-Hearts} board against last year's winner, Shakerchi. He also gave us perhaps the quote of the night — “What the f**k is game theory optimal!?!?”

Tomorrow, the High Roller will play to a winner, starting earlier than the Main Event at 12 p.m. local time. With £357,700 for first place, this will prove no laughing matter. Join the PokerNews Live Reporting Team for all the live updates as this tournament plays out to its thrilling conclusion!

Tags: Carla Sabini

Bagging and Tagging (full)

Chad_Holloway • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Play has come to a close here on Day 2 with 12 players remaining. Stay tuned for a full recap of the action.

Carla Sabini ca
Carla Sabini
ca 1,346,000 -104,000
Jason Lavallee ca
Jason Lavallee
ca 1,224,000 -1,000
Sorel Mizzi ca
Sorel Mizzi
ca 1,205,000 105,000
Tamer Kamel gb
Tamer Kamel
gb 830,000 30,000
David Ulliott GB
David Ulliott
GB 750,000 50,000
Simon Higgins gb
Simon Higgins
gb 692,000 282,000
Mark Teltscher gb
Mark Teltscher
gb 481,000 -89,000
Talal Shakerchi gb
Talal Shakerchi
gb 346,000 46,000
Antonio Lafosse pe
Antonio Lafosse
pe 328,000 108,000
Luca Pagano it
Luca Pagano
it 282,000 32,000
Ariel Celestino br
Ariel Celestino
br 228,000 18,000
Frederik Jensen dk
Frederik Jensen
dk 152,000 -168,000

Ville Wahlbeck Eliminated in 13th Place (£26,155)

Homer • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Ville Wahlbeck
Ville Wahlbeck

Team PokerStars Pro Ville Wahlbeck opened to 36,000 preflop from late position and Tamel Kamel made it 85,000 in the seat next to him. The Finnish player shoved and Kamel quickly called - off to the races they go!

Wahlbeck: {K-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}
Kamel: {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}

The door card was a ten and Wahlbeck was already up to his feet, the board coming {10-Spades}{3-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{4-Clubs} to leave just 12 players remaining.

Tamer Kamel gb
Tamer Kamel
gb 800,000 270,000
Ville Wahlbeck fi
Ville Wahlbeck
fi Busted

Tags: Tamer KamelVille Wahlbeck

Dan Shak Eliminated in 14th Place (£23,850)

Chad_Holloway • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Dan Shak - 14th Place
Dan Shak - 14th Place

Carla Sabini is on a roll... she's also the new chip leader.

It happened when she opened for 42,000 from early position and Dan Shak three-bet her to 120,000 from the hijack. Sabini wasted little time in announcing that she was making it 240,000, and Shak responded, "Alright, I'm all in."

Shak had 520,000 total and Sabini double checked her cards and made the call.

Sabini: {q-Hearts}{q-Spades}
Shak: {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs}

It was a big pot with Shak the one at risk. The {3-Spades}{6-Spades}{3-Diamonds} flop provided no help, though Shak commented that had he seen it without moving all in preflop he likely would have shoved the low cards. The dealer then put out the {7-Hearts}.

It was close to an eight but not quite close enough. This is an elimination post so you already know an eight didn't come on the river; instead, it was the {9-Clubs}.

Carla Sabini ca
Carla Sabini
ca 1,450,000 600,000
Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
us Busted

Tags: Dan ShakCarla Sabini

Shakerchi Gets Some Revenge on the Devilfish

Chad_Holloway • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

David "Devilfish" Ulliott opened for 40,000 from the cutoff, Talal Shakerchi three-bet all in for 143,000 from the button, and both blinds folded. Ulliott gave a little speech, counted out some chips, and then put them in the pot.

Ulliott: {a-Hearts}{2-Hearts}
Shakerchi: {a-Spades}{10-Spades}

Shakerchi was well out in front and stayed there as the board ran out a safe {9-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{5-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}.

David Ulliott GB
David Ulliott
GB 700,000 -250,000
Talal Shakerchi gb
Talal Shakerchi
gb 300,000 157,000

Tags: David UlliottTalal Shakerchi

Tony Bloom Eliminated in 15th Place (£23,850)

Chad_Holloway • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Tony Bloom - 15th Place
Tony Bloom - 15th Place

We didn't catch the action until the river when there was about 200,000 in the pot and a board reading {3-Spades}{7-Spades}{4-Spades}{4-Hearts}{q-Spades}. Tony Bloom had just bet 100,000 from the big blind (leaving himself about 155,000 behind), and Jason Lavallee moved all in from the under-the-gun position.

Bloom lean back in his chair, pondered the decision, and then quietly said, "Call." Lavallee then tabled the {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs} for a full house. What's more, he got it via running cards to win as Bloom showed the {k-Spades}{9-Spades} for a flopped flush.

"Bad luck, Tony," some players at the table offered before Bloom made his way to the payout desk in 15th place.

Jason Lavallee ca
Jason Lavallee
ca 1,225,000 425,000
Tony Bloom gb
Tony Bloom
gb Busted

Tags: Tony BloomJason Lavallee

Sofia Lovgren Eliminated in 16th Place (£21,540)

Homer • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Sofia Lövgren - 16th Place
Sofia Lövgren - 16th Place

On a {2-Spades}{10-Spades}{9-Hearts} flop, Carla Sabini fired a 45,000 bet before Sofia Lovgren raised to 120,000. Sabini moved all in and Lovgren quickly called.

Sabini: {A-Spades}{3-Spades}
Lovgren: {Q-Spades}{Q-Clubs}

The {7-Clubs} changed nothing but the {9-Spades} on the river saw Lovgren let out a quiet sigh. Sabini doubled to 850,000 and Lovgren was left with about 105,000.

The next hand saw Lovgren move all in from middle position before Dan Shak reraised all in. Lovgren showed {A-Clubs}{7-Clubs} to Shak's {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts} and the board came {10-Spades}{6-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{4-Spades}{2-Spades} offering no help to the Swede who busted out in 16th place.

Carla Sabini ca
Carla Sabini
ca 850,000 425,000
Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
us 450,000 -5,000
Sofia Lovgren se
Sofia Lovgren
se Busted

Tags: Carla SabiniDan ShakSofia Lovgren

Devilfish Takes Over the Chip Lead

Chad_Holloway • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Dave Ulliott
Dave Ulliott

On the bubble, David "Devilfish" Ulliott was one of the short stacks. Now he is the chip leader.

It happened when action folded to Ulliott in the cutoff and he opened for 35,000. Defending champ Talal Shakerchi called from the button, Jason Lavallee came along from the big blind, and three players took a flop of {2-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{10-Clubs}. Lavallee checked, Ulliott bet 35,000, and Shakerchi called. After Lavallee got out of the way, the dealer burned and turned the {5-Spades}. Ulliott checked and Shakerchi slid out 80,000.

During all of this Ulliott had been quietly singing Frank Sinatra's My Way, much to the displeasure of Lavallee. Eventually he check-raised to 180,000, and it was Shakerchi's time to think about it. While being serenaded, Shakerchi put in a stack of blue T5,000 chips for a call, which brought about the {Q-Hearts} river.

"Let me think how much I can bluff without committing myself," Ulliott said before settling on 150,000. Shakerchi snap-called. "I've got a five," Ulliott said and tabled the {5-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}. Shakerchi mucked.

David Ulliott GB
David Ulliott
GB 950,000 676,000
Talal Shakerchi gb
Talal Shakerchi
gb 260,000 -440,000

Tags: David UlliottTalal Shakerchi

Redraw

Homer • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
TableSeatPlayer
11Sofia Lovgren
12Dan Shak
13Luca Pagano
14Ariel Celestino
15Sorel Mizzi
16Ville Wahlbeck
17Tamer Kamel
18Carla Sabini
   
21Simon Higgins
22Mark Teltscher
23David Ulliott
24Talal Shakerchi
25Tony Bloom
26Jason Lavallee
27Antonio Lafosse
28Frederik Jensen