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Badziakouski Calls The Clock On Himself

KaleGozer • Level 13: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante

On a {J-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} flop, Mikita Badziakouski checked the big blind to Erik Friberg on the button, who bet 7,000. Badziakouski check-raised to 24,000 and received a call.

On the {5-Spades} turn, the Belarusian high staker slowed down and checked. Friberg bet 24,000 and Badziakouski check-called.

The river was the {5-Hearts} and after a minute, Friberg went all in for 75,300.

"Sorry, I haven't checked?" said Badziakouski. The dealer was staring at Friberg, assuming Badziakouski had checked, to which the Swede reacted.

The floor got called over and it was ruled the bet would stand if Badziakouski wouldn't change the action. However, if Badziakouski would bet any amount, the bet would be taken back.

The Belarusian spent minutes agonizing over the situation in front of him.

"You can call one minute on me," Badziakouski told the floor who was still standing by. After a minute had gone by, Badziakouski still wasn't able to come up with a decision and his hand was declared dead.

"If that was a bluff it was the best bluff of all time," quipped tablemate Ryan Riess after the hand.

Erik Friberg se 190,000 70,000
Mikita Badziakouski by 160,000 123,200

Tags: Erik FribergMikita Badziakouski

Xu Doubles Through Brereton

zedmaster84 • Level 13: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante

In a battle of the blinds, Zinan Xu limped from the small blind and called a raise by Luke Brereton. Xu check-called bets on all streets of a board {K-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} and faced the shove of the Brit on the river. Xu eventually called all in for 56,600 and Brereton was caught with the fingers in the cookie jar.

Xu turned over {A-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} for the nut flush and Brereton's {10-Hearts}{4-Hearts} was revealed.

Zinan Xu cn 185,000 75,000
Luke Brereton gb 160,000 107,900

Tags: Luke BreretonZinan Xu

Mulders Doubles Through Sammartino

Webjoker • Level 13: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante

Daan Mulders was first to act and raised to 4,800. Two positions down, Dario Sammartino called and small blind Jussi Nevanlinna called as well.

Nevanlinna checked on {4-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} and Mulders bet 7,600. Sammartino called, Nevanlinna folded.

Mulders didn't back down on the {8-Spades} turn and bet 16,000. Sammartino called again and called Mulders' 39,200 river shove as well when the {A-Clubs} hit.

Mulders showed {A-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} for the rivered two-pair, Sammartino mucked (a bit frustrated) but his {8-Clubs}{9-Clubs} was revealed by the dealer.

Dario Sammartino it 166,000 -64,000
Daan Mulders nl 145,600 10,100

Tags: Daan MuldersDario SammartinoJussi Nevanlinna

Defending Champion Sebastian Malec Eliminated

zedmaster84 • Level 13: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante
Sebastian Malec
Sebastian Malec

The camera crews rushed to the table of Sebastian Malec after the defending champion announced all in out of the blinds. Zinan Xu took a long time before opting to call and Malec turned over {A-Spades}{9-Spades}. Xu only had {Q-Spades}{J-Spades} but spiked a jack on the turn to eliminate Malec in the penultimate level of Day 2.

Zinan Xu cn 110,000 6,900
Sebastian Malec pl Busted

Tags: Sebastian MalecZinan Xu

Loeffler Sends Koliakov to the Rail

zedmaster84 • Level 13: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante

In a battle of the blinds, Sergei Koliakov shoved from the small blind for just over 15 big blinds and Kilian Hyun Woo Loeffler called in the big blind.

Sergei Koliakov: {2-Clubs}{2-Spades}
Kilian Hyun Woo Loeffler: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}

The {Q-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}n flop left Koliakov in desperate shape, and the {7-Clubs} turn and {4-Hearts} river changed nothing anymore.

Kilian Hyun Woo Loeffler DE 220,000 154,000
Sergei Koliakov ru Busted

Tags: Kilian Hyun Woo LoefflerSergei Koliakov

Chip Counts

KaleGozer • Level 13: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante
Akin Tuna tr 400,000 140,000
Rosen Angelov bg 330,000 153,100
Aaron Rivero Daly es 260,000 159,300
Dmitry Yurasov ru 230,000 105,000
Andrea Shehadeh IT 210,000 -5,000
Mihai Manole ro 180,000 130,800
Richard Dubini ar 170,000 99,000
Mark Teltscher gb 125,000 79,300
Nick Petrangelo us 110,000 73,000
Asi Moshe il 95,000 26,300
Tatiana Barausova ru 95,000 51,500
Chris Moorman gb 70,000 15,000
Jeff Gross us 21,000 -19,700

Roovers Showing Strength

KaleGozer • Level 13: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante

With three people to a {K-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} flop, action was checked to Mark Roovers on the button. He bet 8,000 and Rafael Bertani was the only caller. On the {Q-Hearts} turn, Bertani led for 18,000 and Roovers swiftly called.

The river was the {A-Spades} and Bertani checked. Roovers opted for 30,000, which Bertani called within seconds.

Roovers showed {K-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds} for kings and queens and his Brazilian adversary mucked.

Rafael Bertani br 320,000 208,400
Mark Roovers nl 198,000 124,500

Tags: Mark RooversRafael Bertani

Nicolas Chouity Eliminated

zedmaster84 • Level 13: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante

Nicolas Chouity lost a big pot after coming back from the break and was left with fumes. He was then spotted all in and at risk preflop and two players including Markus Grabher were still to act on the {7-Spades}{3-Spades}{3-Diamonds} flop. Grabher bet to force out the third player and the cards were tabled.

Nicolas Chouity: {A-Hearts}{J-Spades}
Markus Grabher: {5-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}

The {5-Spades} on the turn instantly left Chouity drawing dead, making the {6-Hearts} river a formality.

Markus Grabher AT 180,000 101,400
Nicolas Chouity lb Busted

Tags: Markus GrabherNicolas Chouity