Main Event

Five More Down

zedmaster84 • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Among those to bust were Dmitry Vitkind, Luigi Shehadeh and Mihails Morozovs. The latter got it in with king-queen against the {A-Spades}{A-Clubs} of [Removed:146] and flopped an open-ended straight draw. Both the turn and river were blanks, though, and that spelled the end for Morozovs.

[Removed:146] FR 780,000 240,000
Dawid Borkowski pl Busted
Andrea Shehadeh IT Busted
Mihails Morozovs lv Busted
Dmitry Vitkind ru Busted
Hans Midjord FO Busted

Tags: Dmitry VitkindLuigi ShehadehMihails Morozovs

Richardson Soars to Big Stack

zedmaster84 • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Benjamin Richardson won a big pot off Rosen Angelov with trips sixes to leave the former big stack with spare change and Angelov's stack took another hit soon after.

Angelov shoved from the small blind and Johnny Hansen called in the big blind for 171,000 with the {K-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}. Angelov only had {Q-Spades}{10-Diamonds} and the board came {K-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{3-Diamonds}.

Just prior to that, Dirk Gerritse doubled another short stack on the same table. Niek Minten three-bet shoved for 141,000 with {K-Diamonds}{K-Clubs} and Gerritse called with {8-Hearts}{8-Spades}. The board came {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} and Minten survived.

Benjamin Richardson AU 1,850,000 780,000
Dirk Gerritse nl 830,000 -70,000
Johnny Hansen dk 355,000 195,000
Niek Minten nl 300,000 150,000
Rosen Angelov bg 80,000 -820,000

Tags: Benjamin RichardsonDirk GerritseJohnny HansenRosen AngelovNiek Minten

Wellenbach Finishes the Job

Webjoker • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Scott Wellenbach first doubled and then took most of Akin Tuna's chips in 2 big hands right before the break, and just finished the job by taking the remainder as well. Tuna made his last move with {A-}{10-} and Wellenbach was waiting for him with {A-}{K-}. No ten or other help for Tuna on the flop, turn, or river. Tuna, who had 1.3 million 5 hours ago, now out of the tournament.

Scott Wellenbach ca 2,230,000 330,000
Akin Tuna tr Busted

Tags: Akin TunaScott Wellenbach

Zeng Eliminated

Webjoker • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Shiguang Zeng got it in before the flop holding {Q-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}. He was the one at risk, having a stack of 236,000, and needed to improve as his opponent Hugo Gomes Andrade had {A-Spades}{A-Hearts}. Zeng found no help as the board came {A-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{2-Spades}{7-Spades} and Zeng was headed for the rail.

Hugo Gomes Andrade PT 900,000 276,000
Shiguang Zeng CN Busted

Tags: Shiguang ZengHugo Gomes Andrade

The Story of Tuna and Wellenbach

Webjoker • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Akin Tuna
Akin Tuna

When we received the official counts in the break, we learned we had a new chipleader: Scott Wellenbach. Akin Tuna, a one-time chip leader, was down to just a few big blinds meanwhile.

We asked table mate Pim Kuipers who told us of 2 hands where Wellenbach beat Tuna.

1) Tuna opened the hijack and Wellenbach called on the button. Tuna bet the flop ({J-}{5-}{2-}), turn ({5-}) and 100,000 on the river ({4-}). Wellenbach called the flop and turn and raised to 300,000 on the river. Tuna called but mucked as Wellenbach showed {9-}{5-} suited for trips.

2) Wellenbach opened and Tuna called out of position. Tuna check-called a bet of {A-}{9-}{7-} and checked again on a blank on the turn. Wellenbach checked behind and a {4-} completed the board. Tuna checked and Wellenbach bet 100,000. Tuna called but had to muck once again as Wellenbach showed {4-}{4-}.

Scott Wellenbach ca 1,900,000 120,000
Akin Tuna tr 88,000 -172,000

Tags: Akin TunaScott Wellenbach

Guerfi and Roed Double

zedmaster84 • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Ramon Miquel Munoz raised to 25,000 and [Removed:146] shoved for 251,000 from one seat over. Arezki Belaidi reshoved and Munoz let go.

[Removed:146]: {A-Hearts}{K-Clubs}
Arezki Belaidi: {A-Spades}{Q-Clubs}

The board came {A-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}{K-Hearts} and Guerfi doubled.

Former big stack Frederico Spilimbergo Volpe has taken yet another hit when he called the shove of Kent Roed for 202,000 with the {A-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} out of the blinds. Roed had the better kicker with {A-Spades}{10-Hearts} and the board came {J-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{6-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{5-Spades}.

Arezki Belaidi CA 930,000 80,000
Frederico Spilimbergo Volpe BR 575,000 -225,000
[Removed:146] FR 540,000 300,000
Kent Roed no 450,000 215,000
Ramon Miquel Munoz es 260,000 35,000

Tags: Arezki BelaidiFrederico Spilimbergo VolpeRamon Miquel Munoz

Lunde Exits

Webjoker • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Erik Friberg opened the hijack for 30,000 and saw big blind Martin Aasen Lunde shove for 235,000 total. Friberg tanked for a fair bit before he committed his chips.

Erik Friberg: {5-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}
Martin Aasen Lunde: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}

The board ran out {4-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{K-Spades}{7-Spades}{9-Diamonds} and Lunde exited.

Erik Friberg se 675,000 245,000
Martin Aasen Lunde NO Busted

Tags: Erik FribergMartin Aasen Lunde

Wanzi Bests de Vicente

zedmaster84 • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Nadia Wanzi had Javier de Vicente all in and at risk for 169,000 and showed {K-Spades}{Q-Spades}. While the Spaniard was ahead with {A-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}, that suddenly changed on the golden flop of {J-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} with Wanzi improving to a straight. Suddenly de Vicente needed a king to avoid elimination, but the {3-Hearts} turn and {5-Diamonds} river were both blanks.

Nadia Wanzi nl 1,680,000 280,000
Javier De Vicente ES Busted

Tags: Nadia WanziJavier de Vicente