Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
It wasn't a big field, but it certainly was a tough one populating the seats of EPT Online 09: $5,200 8-Game [High Roller]. A field of 51 entries has come down to just five remaining grinders, and as expected, some mixed-game legends are among the competitors.
Atop the counts: Dzmitry "Colisea" Urbanovich, the young all-arounder who has racked up an impressive handful of titles in various formats on PokerStars after first making himself known as a no-limit high-roller participant.
Then, there's Jens "Fresh_oO_D" Lakemeier, who grabbed a mixed-game bracelet at the 2017 WSOP and has been a regular name at the end of big PokerStars tournaments as well.
In third, anonymous cash crusher "RaulGonzalez," who can often be found playing the highest-stake mixed games running on the site.
Finally, World Championship of Online Poker legend Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov and Christian "Crisper" Pereira round it out as the short stacks.
|1||Jens "Fresh_oO_D" Lakemeier||Austria||1,443,921|
|2||Dzmitry "Colisea" Urbanovich||Latvia||1,527,625|
|4||Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov||Russia||357,615|
|5||Christian "Crisper" Pereira||Argentina||509,562|
RaulGonzalez was the leader early on and Lakemeier later at the final table, but Urbanovich surged past them after he got a big bet-three-bet paid off on the river with aces full in pot-limit Omaha against Lakemeier.
All of the players left have secured a handsome $18,406 for a hefty min-cash, but they'll be looking to grab the $100,050 that remains up top once play resumes on Thursday. They'll come back to 30,000/60,000 limit hold'em action and play until a winner has emerged, starting at 2:05 p.m. EST.
Come back to PokerNews then to find out who takes down this EPT mixed-game title.
30,000/60,000 Limit Hold'em
Action folded to the small blind, where "RaulGonzalez" raised. Alexey "LuckyGump" Makarov defended the big blind and flopped. RaulGonzalez bet, Makarov called, and they went to an turn. This time, it went bet, raise, three-bet, and Makarov shoved for 218,525.
Makarov needed help as he'd gotten an unlucky turn, but the didn't save him.
That means the remaining players have reached the money and the tournament is paused for the day.
"rolfgal" min-raised in middle position and called a pot-sized three-bet from Alexey "LuckyGump" Makarov. Makarov potted the and "rolfgal" called off about 127K.
Makarov had the best of it with an overpair plus gutter and the and kept the kings best.
The remaining players are on the bubble both for the money and Day 2.
Dzmitry "Colisea" Urbanovich defended the big blind from a button raise by Jens "Fresh_oO_D" Lakemeier. Urbanovich check-called 21,683 on an flop and the got checked around. On the river, Urbanovich bet big with 81,250. Lakemeier made it 231,250 and Urbanovich clicked to 420,167.
Lakemeier tank-called but couldn't beat for aces full of nines.
"rolfgal" raised to 37,500 in late position and "RaulGonzalez" shoved for about 265K in the small blind. rolfgal called with but was dominated by . The board brought nothing to trouble RaulGonzalez, who shipped the double.
|1||Jens "Fresh_oO_D" Lakemeier||2,267,479|
|3||Dzmitry "Colisea" Urbanovich||652,125|
|5||Alexey "LuckyGump" Makarov||286,807|
|6||Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov||437,959|
|7||Christian "Crisper" Pereira||606,910|
20,000/40,000 Stud Hi-Lo
Shawn "buck21" Buchanan brought it in for a full bet and was all in by fifth against Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov, who raised in late position.
Buchanan had caught two ugly ones but was committed. He improved greatly with the on sixth, suddenly having a chance to scoop if he could find a five and fade Strebkov improving to a boat. However, he caught a useless .
20,000/40,000 Stud Hi-Lo
Joao "Naza114" Vieira completed with the in late position and Jens "Fresh_oO_D" Lakemeier defended the bring-in. He took over the betting lead on fifth when he picked up a threatening board and Vieira called down to seventh.
Lakemeier opted to check back the end and showed for just a pair of sixes. It was good, though, as Vieira's cards disappeared, and he busted his last 60K to "RaulGonzalez" moments later.
Jens "Fresh_oO_D" Lakemeier completed in late position with the , "RaulGonzalez" called with the and bring-in "Skint Paddy" came along with the . The late-position players caught kings and Lakemeier continued betting, then he and Skint Paddy raised out RaulGonzalez by capping, with the high-stakes cash star getting out after losing a single bet. The other two were all in on fifth.
Skint Paddy: /
It was two pair against one pair and a straight draw, but Lakemeier immediately hit kings up with the . Skint Paddy wasn't totally hopeless as they picked up the to add a gutter. Lakemeier making kings full on the end meant there was no chance for them though.