2021 GG Spring Festival PokerStars SCOOP 2021 partypoker Sunday LIVE
Main Event
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Event Info

Prize Pool $15,132,000
Players 1560

Level Info

Level 34
Blinds 150,000 / 300,000
Ante 25,000

Hall Makes Flush With Motown

SantanaBandana • Level 32: 100,000-200,000, 20,000 ante

Chris Oliver had the button and limped with {k-Spades}{7-Spades}. Galen Hall checked with {j-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}.

Both players checked the {4-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} flop and after the {a-Spades} turned Hall led for 210,000. Oliver quickly called.

The river was the {7-Diamonds} giving Hall a flush and he led again - this time for 540,000. Oliver snapped it off, but mucked when he saw Hall's hand.

Tags: Chris OliverGalen Hall

Hall Bets for Value

donpeters • Level 32: 100,000-200,000, 20,000 ante

From the button, Galen Hall raised to 450,000 holding the {A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}. Chris Oliver called from the big blind with the {7-Clubs}{4-Clubs} and the flop came down {K-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{4-Spades}. Oliver checked and Hall fired 425,000. Oliver made the call with the best hand.

The turn brought the {2-Spades} and both players checked to see the {A-Clubs} hit the river. Hall pulled in front with a pair of aces and fired 1.055 million after Oliver checked. Oliver paid off the bet and lost the pot when Hall showed a better pair.

Tags: Chis OliverGalen Hall

Huge Fold Keeps Hall Alive

donpeters • Level 32: 100,000-200,000, 20,000 ante
Galen Hall with an amazing fold.
Galen Hall with an amazing fold.

From the button, Galen Hall raised to 450,000 holding the {8-Clubs}{4-Hearts}. Chris Oliver defended from the big blind with the {A-Diamonds}{2-Spades} and the two were off to the flop. The first three community cards came down {5-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}. Oliver took the lead with the best hand having flopped a pair of deuces. Hall added an open-ended straight draw. Oliver checked and Hall fired 575,000. Oliver made the call.

The turn brought the {2-Hearts} and paired the board. It also gave Oliver trips and took away the bottom end of the straight draw for Hall. Oliver checked his trips and Hall checked behind.

Jaws dropped and eyes popped from everyone watching the feed as the river hit with the {A-Spades}. Hall had made his straight, but Oliver had him notched with a full house. Oliver got sneaky with his full house and checked. Hall fired out a bet of two million and had walked right into Oliver's trap. Oliver thought for a little bit and started to cut out some chips. Then, he moved all in to go for max value and try and end this thing right here. Hall didn't snap-call. He tanked for a few minutes holding the wheel. Eventually, Hall gave it up and made one the best folds we've ever been witness to. Oliver scooped the pot and little does he know how very close he was to winning this thing right here.

Tags: Chris OliverGalen Hall

Oliver Wins First Pot

SantanaBandana • Level 32: 100,000-200,000, 20,000 ante

Chris Oliver raised to 475,000 with {4-Clubs}{2-Clubs} on the button and Galen Hall called with {6-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}.

The flop fell {q-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} and Hall checked to Oliver who put out a continuation bet. Hall folded and the first heads-up pot went to Oliver.

Tags: Chris OliverGalen Hall

Anton Ionel Eliminated in 3rd Place ($1,350,000)

donpeters • Level 32: 100,000-200,000, 20,000 ante
Anton Ionel - 3rd Place
Anton Ionel - 3rd Place

Galen Hall raised on the button with the {K-Clubs}{Q-Spades} and Chris Oliver called from the small blind with the {A-Hearts}{5-Hearts}. Anton Ionel moved all in from the big blind with the {K-Spades}{6-Spades} and Hall called. Oliver got out of the way.

Ionel was dominated and the board ran out {Q-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{3-Spades} to bust him in third place. He'll take home $1,350,000.

Prior to this event, Ionel had $20,693 in career tournament earnings. By finishing in third place here, he jumped all the way to second place on the all-time Romanian money list behind Mihai Manole.

Tags: Anton IonelGalen HallChris Oliver

Sam Stein Eliminated in 4th Place ($1,000,000)

donpeters • Level 32: 100,000-200,000, 20,000 ante
Sam Stein - 4th Place
Sam Stein - 4th Place

From the button, Chris Oliver raised to 455,000 with the {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}. He's taken a little bit of time off from the action, but got back into it here with a real hand Sam Stein three-bet from the small blind to 1.189 million with the {A-Hearts}{9-Hearts}. After Anton Ionel folded in the big blind, Oliver moved all in. Stein went into the tank for a while, tying to figure out if he should go with his hand or not. Problem is, Stein has seen Oliver show down some crazy holdings.

Stein tanked for a few minutes and then finally announced a call. When he did call, he turned his hand up and saw the bad news as Oliver had him dominated.

The flop, turn and river ran out {K-Hearts}{10-Spades}{5-Spades}{K-Diamonds}{3-Spades}. Stein went down to Oliver's ace-queen and he was sent home in fourth place for a cool $1,000,000.

Tags: Sam SteinChris Oliver

Stein Shoves

SantanaBandana • Level 32: 100,000-200,000, 20,000 ante

Action folded to Sam Stein in the small blind who moved all in. Anton Ionel thought for a second, but eventually folded.

Tags: Sam SteinAnton Ionel