Day 3 Completed
|Blinds||50,000 / 100,000|
Day 3 Completed
The third and final day of the 2016 PokerStars.com European Poker Tour Malta €10,300 High Roller saw the last eight hopefuls of a 144-entry strong field return to the tables of the Casino Portomaso. Pierre Neuville was leading the finalists but ultimately had to settle for second place as Stefan "mindgamer" Jedlicka emerged victorious for a payday of €335,200.
It has been a terrific start to the new EPT season for the Austrian. He who won the Estrellas €2,200 High Roller in Barcelona back in August for €251,500 and won the very same tournament here on Malta; emerging victorious in the IPT High Roller for €88,039.
|4||Michael Kane||United Kingdom||€124,330|
|7||Charlie Carrel||United Kingdom||€58,670|
The day started with the elimination of [Removed:172] in 8th place. The German was among the shorter stacks when play resumed and three-bet shoved with ace-queen. Neuville called with king-ten suited and flopped a king before even rivering a straight.
Next on the rail was Charlie Carrel who shoved from the cutoff with pocket deuces and saw Jedlicka reshove with pocket sevens from one seat over. The board brought no surprises and Carrel was eliminated in seventh place before he jumped into a Turbo Bounty Side Event and finished second to his friend Ben Heath.
Theo Jørgensen had a roller coaster of a day and became short stacked when Michael Kane cracked his aces with ace-jack. However, Jørgensen regained hope for the trophy when he got it all in against Liviu Ignat. Ignat's ace-jack suited found no help against the pocket sevens of Jørgensen and the field was reduced to the final five.
Cristian Egues had been the most aggressive player throughout the final table and his run came to an end in fifth place. The Basque three-bet shoved with ace-king and Neuville looked him up with pocket queens. The board ran out ten-high and Egues was eliminated.
Scotsman Michael Kane, who was supported by EPT12 Malta champion Niall Farrell and Ludovic Geilich on the rail, fell in fourth place. He was at risk with king-nine suited up against the with king-queen suited of Jedlicka. Kane turned two-pair, but Jedlicka improved to a flush on the river to make it a three-handed affair.
Team PokerStars Pro Theo Jørgensen ultimately bowed out in third place. A series of hands saw the Dane drop to 12 big blinds and he called all in out of the big blind with ace-king after Jedlicka had shoved the small blind with jack-ten. A jack on the flop and river set up the heads-up duel for the High Roller title.
Neuville and Jedlicka started out almost even in chips, but the latter pulled away several times. After almost three hours, Pierre Neuville was down to his last seven big blinds as he limped in with queen-jack. Jedlicka shoved with king-nine and the Belgian former November Niner and two-time EPT Main Event runner-up called. Neuville turned a queen, but Jedlicka spiked a six on the river to complete his straight and end the tournament. After finishing runner-up twice in EPT Main Events and WSOP bracelet events, another second place for Neuville.
This victory catapults Stefan Jedlicka, the younger brother of the legendary poker player Niki Jedlicka, into the top five on the Austrian all-time money list.
After three hands with flops that brought no action, Pierre Neuville claimed one pot after the limp of Stefan Jedlicka and his own raise to 300,000.
What followed were seven hands in a row where Jedlicka was all in. Neuville limp-folded to a raise three times and forfeited his big blind another three times to fall down to less than eight big blinds.
In the seventh hand in a row, Neuville limped in, Jedlicka shoved and Neuville peeked at his cards again before calling it off.
The board ran out and the queen on the turn was not enough for Neuville, as Jedlicka rivered the straight to eliminate the Belgian in second place for a payday of €228,400.
A recap of today's action will be available shortly!
Stefan Jedlicka has turned up the aggression a bit, and just Neuville all in twice preflop, but Neuville has quietly let his hands go.
The Belgian did just win a nice one, however, when he called a bet of 300,000 on the river with a mere high. That was good against Jedlicka's on a board of .
Neuville is not out of the woods yet with only 12,5 big blinds.
Stefan Jedlicka limped in and Pierre Neuville checked in the big blind. On the flop, the action went check, check. On the turn, Neuville bet 125,000 and Jedlicka called before then folding the river to a bet worth 450,000.
Neuville limped in and the flop of saw the Belgian check-call a bet of 150,000. On the turn, both checked. The river saw Jedlicka check and Neuville bet 300,000, Jedlicka called. Neuville flashed the and Jedlicka took down the pot with .
Jedlicka limped, Neuville raised to 300,000 and then folded to the shove of the Austrian.
Neuville limped and the flop of was checked. On the turn, Jedlicka check-called 125,000 befoe the duo checked again the on the river. Jedlicka showed and that was good enough to drag in the pot.
Jedlicka open-shoved and Neuville folded.
Neuville limped in and the flop of saw no betting action. On the turn, Jedlicka check-called a bet of 150,000 and the river went check,check again. Jedlicka turned over for a pair of nines and Neuville mucked.
Stefan Jedlicka limps the button, Pierre Neuville checks and leads the flop for 125,000. Jedlicka raises to 300,000 and takes it.
Neuville made it 300,000 preflop and Jedlicka called. Both players checked the flop, and Neuville took the pot with a bet of 350,000 on the turn.
Jedlicka limps yet again, Neuville checks and the flop of goes check-check. Neuville bet 150,000 on the turn and was called before he fired 200,000 on the river . Jedlicka put in a raise to 650,000, and that did the trick.
In a limped pot both players checked it down on a run out. Jedlicka's was enough to rake in the pot.
Pierre Neuville raised to 275,000 and Stefan Jedlicka moved all in to force a fold.
Jedlicka limped in and the flop came . Neuville check-called a bet of 100,000 and the appeared on the turn. Neuville checked, Jedlicka bet 275,000 and scooped the pot.
Neuville limped in, Jedlicka shoved and forced a fold.
Jedlicka limped in, and Neuville bet the flop to see Jedlicka fold.
Neuville limped in, Jedlicka checked his option. On the flop, Jedlicka check-called a bet worth 100,000 and did so again for 350,000 on the turn. After the river, Jedlicka checked for a third time and Neuville bet 375,000. Jedlicka gave it some thought and eventually called to see Neuville turn over the for two pair as winning hand.
Jedlicka limped the button, Neuville checked and together they saw a flop of . Both players checked.
The on the turn made Neuville fire 200,000 and Jedlicka called.
The river was the and this time Neuville bet 400,000. Jedlicka made a mature raise to 1,3 million, and Neuville let go of his hand rather quickly.
Two hands later Neuville got some back. Jedlicka limped the button again, Neuville checked and check-called a min-bet on the flop. The players checked through the on the turn and the on the river, and Neuville's won at showdown.
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In the last hand of the previous level, Stefan Jedlicka limped in and Pierre Neuville raised to 275,000. Jedlicka moved all in for around 3.5 million and Neuville folded after taking a bite from his fruit cocktail.
Then, Neuville raised to 250,000 and Jedlicka called. The duo checked down the board of entirely and Jedlicka showed for trips treys to claim the pot.