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Antonio Buonanno opened to 60,000 preflop from under the gun. Sebastian von Toperczer opted to defend his big blind to see a flop.
Von Toperczer checked, Buonanno bet 60,000 again and the German made the call to see the on the turn. Von Toperczer checked again and Buonanno bet 125,000 but was again called.
The river was the and von Toperczer checked a third time, Buoanno bet 400,000 but this time he was met by a snap-fold from his opponent.
Both Vasili Firsau and Ivan Soshnikov have had success on the EPT. Last year Firsau finished tenth in this very event, while back in December Soshnikov took down the EPT10 Prague High Roller for €382,050. Both had their sights set on the final table, but Soshnikov's ultimately fell short.
In what would be his final hand, Firsau opened for 65,000 from the cutoff and action folded to Soshnikov in the big blind. He decided to move all in for 723,000 and looked a little aghast when Firsau snap-called.
It was a bit of a cooler, and Soshnikov was drawing extremely thin. The flop provided no help, and the turn actually left him drawing dead. The meaningless was put out on the river, and Soshnikov exited the feature table in 13th place for €69,000.
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On a flop of , Ivan Soshnikov checked and Martins Seilis bet 110,000. Soshnikov responded with an all-in check-raise to 621,000 and Seilis snap-called.
Both players flopped top pair with an open-ended straight draw, and with no flush possibilities, it meant the pot was destined for a chop. That's just what happened after the and were put out on the turn and river respectively.
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Kenny Hicks opened under the gun for 60,000 and received a call from Vasili Firsau on the button. Mayu Roca came along from the small blind, Nicholas Petrangelo did too from the big, and four players took a flop of .
It was a wet board, and Roca checked to Petrangelo, who led out for 100,000. Hicks and Firsau both folded, and Roca took his time before check-raising to 287,000. A fairly short-stacked Petrangelo responded by moving all in and Roca snap-called.
"I had a feeling about that," Petrangelo admitted. Roca, who had flopped the nuts, was looking to avoid another eight and nine, which he did when the blanked on the turn followed by the on the river.
Petrangelo was felled in 14th place for €69,000, while Roca increased his chip lead.
Mark Teltscher opened to 60,000 preflop and Sebastian von Toperczer defended in the big blind.
The flop was and von Toperczer check-called a bet of 65,000 from the Englishman. The came on the turn, von Toperczer checked a second time and Teltscher thought for around a minute before betting 150,000.
Von Toperczer called again and the board paired on the the river. The German checked a third and final time, Teltscher counted out his remaining chips, any bet was probably going to have be an all-in but instead he decided to check.
Von Toperczer showed for a flush draw that had backdoored into trips and Teltscher said, "I can't beat that."
The latter mucked.
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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 found himself in a bad spot, and it didn't get better on the flop. The turn ended up giving Roca a set, which meant Nikolaev was drawing dead. The meaningless 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.