2014 PokerStars.it EPT Sanremo

€10,300 High Roller
Days: 2

Benger Bests Dion

Level 13 : 1,500-3,000, 400 ante
Yann Dion
Yann Dion

In a battle of the blinds, Yann Dion raised to 7,000 and Griffin Benger in the big blind three-bet to 19,000. Call from the fellow Canadian. On the {J-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{7-Spades} flop Benger called 21,000 and did so again on the {9-Hearts} turn for 28,000.

Dion then checked the {K-Diamonds} river and Benger tanked. He bet enough to put his opponent all in and Dion tank called with the {8-Clubs}{6-Clubs} only to see his opponent flip over the {A-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}. Jason Lavallee inquired about the play and Benger jokingly told him "I almost checked back the river because of the flush. But I had the ace of diamonds."

One hand later he limped the small blind against Dmitry Yurasov. The Russian raised and then called two barrels on the {2-Hearts}{9-Spades}{10-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{6-Spades} board. The Russian fired a third barrel for 56,500 and that was enough for Benger to tank fold.

Player Chips Progress
Griffin Benger ca
Griffin Benger
250,000 70,000
Yann Dion ca
Yann Dion

Tags: Dmitry YurasovGriffin BengerJason LavalleeYann Dion