€10,600 Main Event

Nikita Nikolaev Eliminated in 15th Place (€62,350)

Chad_Holloway • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 4,000 ante
Nikita Nikolaev - 15th Place

Two big stacks just clashed at the final table, and as you can tell by the title to this post, Nikita Nikolaev found himself on the wrong side of things.

The hand began when Nikolaev opened for 60,000 from early position and Martins Seilis called from the hijack. Mayu Roca then three-bet to 183,000 from the button, the blinds folded, and Nikolaev thought for awhile before four-betting to 367,000. Seilis folded, and Roca five-bet shoved. Nikolaev, who had about 1.5 million behind, paused for a few beats and then called off.

Nikolaev: {10-Spades}{10-Clubs}
Roca: {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds}

Nikolaev found himself in a bad spot, and it didn't get better on the {6-Spades}{7-Spades}{k-Diamonds} flop. The {Q-Clubs} turn ended up giving Roca a set, which meant Nikolaev was drawing dead. The meaningless {2-Diamonds} was run out on the river, and Nikolaev hit the rail in 15th place for €62,350. Meanwhile, Roca is now a big chip leader.

Player Chips Progress
Mayu Roca CO
Mayu Roca
CO 3,850,000 1,950,000
Nikita Nikolaev ru
Nikita Nikolaev
ru Busted

Tags: Nikita NikolaevMayu RocaMartins Seilis