2021 World Series of Poker Europe 888poker WPTDS London Online
Event #5: $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Days:
12

Event Info

Buy-in $25,000
Prize Pool $1,650,000
Players 66

Level Info

Level 23
Blinds 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 100,000

Yu Plays It Cautiously

ajlamers • Level 21: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante

Ben Yu opened to 150,000 on the button with {k-Spades}{5-Spades} and Brian Rast flat-called in the small blind with {q-Clubs}{j-Clubs}. The flop came {k-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} and both players checked to the {3-Diamonds} on the turn.

Rast led out for 275,000 with his straight draw but Yu wasn't going anywhere with top pair. The {q-Diamonds} completed the board on the river and both players checked it down. Yu took down the pot with the bigger pair as he moved to second in chips.

Brian Rast us
Brian Rast
us 3,740,000 -155,000
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us 2,505,000 785,000

Tags: Brian RastBen Yu

Rast Won't Blast

ajlamers • Level 21: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante

Brian Rast opened to 125,000 with {q-Clubs}{6-Clubs} in the cutoff and Ben Yu defended his big blind with {a-Hearts}{9-Clubs}. The flop fell {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} and Yu check-called a bet of 105,000 from Rast.

The turn was the {5-Spades} and both players checked to the {7-Clubs} on the river. Yu led out for 500,000 and Rast quickly dispatched his cards to the muck.

Brian Rast us
Brian Rast
us 3,895,000 -110,000
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us 1,720,000 410,000

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Rast Fires Away

ajlamers • Level 21: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante

Ali Imsirovic limped in on the button with {5-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} and Brian Rast raised to 240,000 in the big blind holding {k-Clubs}{q-Clubs}. Imsirovic called and the two players saw a flop of {j-Spades}{8-Hearts}{8-Clubs}.

Rast led out for 155,000 and Imsirovic called with the best hand. The {4-Hearts} landed on the turn and Rast fired a second bullet of 505,000 which finally got Imsirovic to lay his hand down.

Brian Rast us
Brian Rast
us 4,005,000 190,000
Ali Imsirovic ba
Ali Imsirovic
ba 2,080,000 -40,000

Tags: Ali ImsirovicBrian Rast

Level:
21
Blinds:
30,000/60,000
Ante:
60,000

Schindler on the Short Stack

ajlamers • Level 20: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

Jake Schindler raised to 110,000 from the cutoff with {k-Hearts}{j-Clubs} and Ben Yu shipped all in for 530,000 in the small blind with {a-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}. The action was back on Schindler who asked for a count before making the call.

Yu was in the lead heading to the flop but Schindler held two live cards. The flop of {6-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{2-Spades} was safe for Yu but the {k-Spades} on the turn gave Schindler the best hand. However, the {a-Clubs} on the river saved Yu from elimination and denied Schindler winning a pot.

Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us 1,160,000 375,000
Jake Schindler us
Jake Schindler
us 1,085,000 -925,000

Tags: Jake SchindlerBen Yu

Rast Doubles Through Yu

ajlamers • Level 20: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

Brian Rast opened to 115,000 from under the gun with {a-Clubs}{2-Clubs} and Ben Yu called from the big blind with {7-Diamonds}{5-Spades}. On a flop of {a-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{2-Spades}, yu check-called a bet of 110,000 from Rast.

The turn brought the {4-Clubs} and Yu checked again. Rast fired another 250,000 with his two pair and Yu check-raised all in. Rast called off his remaining stack of 1,425,000 and was in great position to double up.

Rast stood up from his seat, cheering for an eight to give the maximum punishment. However, the {j-Spades} landed on the river and Rast scored a double up through Yu.

Brian Rast us
Brian Rast
us 3,460,000 1,835,000
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us 785,000 -1,400,000

Tags: Brian RastBen Yu

Level:
20
Blinds:
25,000/50,000
Ante:
50,000

Yu Four-Bets Rast

ajlamers • Level 19: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

Ben Yu raised to 100,000 on the button with {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs} and Brian Rast three-bet to 320,000 in the small blind with {k-Spades}{q-Clubs}. The action was back on Yu who four-bet shoved all in for 1,785,000.

Rast let out a big sigh and sent his cards to the muck, sending another pot to Yu.

Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us 2,185,000 250,000
Brian Rast us
Brian Rast
us 1,625,000 -180,000

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Schindler Still Looking for a Pot

ajlamers • Level 19: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

Brian Rast limped in from the small blind with {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds} and Jake Schindler didn't take the bait as he checked his option with {10-Clubs}{6-Clubs}. The flop came {j-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} and Rast check-called a bet of 40,000 from Schindler.

The turn was the {5-Clubs} and Rast checked again. Schindler checked back and the {7-Clubs} completed the board. Both players knuckled the table and Rast turned over the best hand to scoop the pot.

Jake Schindler us
Jake Schindler
us 2,010,000 -715,000
Brian Rast us
Brian Rast
us 1,805,000 95,000

Tags: Jake SchindlerBrian Rast