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Main Event

Chop It Up!


Rens Feenstra opened the cutoff for 110,000 and big blind Mauricio Salazar Sanchez stared intensely for about 3 minutes before he called. Sanchez checked on {A-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{8-Hearts} and Feenstra bet 80,000.

Sanchez tanked again and eventually shoved all in for about 525,000. Feenstra called with {A-Spades}{5-Diamonds} and was behind against the {A-Clubs}{10-Spades} of Sanchez. The {Q-Clubs} on the turn and {8-Clubs} on the river made for a split, however, and the 2 got equal shares of the pot.

Tags: Mauricio Salazar SanchezRens Feenstra

Sorensson Chips Up Without Showdown


Andre Akkari raised to 110,000 from the hijack and folded to Usman Siddique's three-bet of 310,000.

The next hand, Akkari raised to 110,000 again and was called by Tsugunari Toma in the hijack and Sebastian Sorensson on the button. The flop fell {A-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} and Akkari checked, Toma bet 150,000 and Sorensson min-raised to 300,000. That got Akkari to fold but Toma called.

After the {7-Diamonds} turn, Toma checked and Sorensson claimed the pot with a bet of 500,000.

Andre Akkari br 5,800,000 -360,000
Usman Siddique gb 4,800,000 150,000
Sebastian Sorensson se 3,160,000 605,000
Tsugunari Toma jp 3,000,000 -440,000

Tags: Andre AkkariSebastian SorenssonTsugunari TomaUsman Siddique

Play is Underway


The remaining 16 players have taken their seats. Play is underway with 11 minutes left in 25,000/50,000 with a 5,000-ante.

Who Will Reach the Final Table of the 2017 PokerStars Championship Barcelona Main Event?

Raffaele Sorrentino aims for another PSC title in 2017
Raffaele Sorrentino aims for another PSC title in 2017

The penultimate day of the 2017 PokerStars Championship Barcelona €5,300 Main Event awaits and just 16 players out of a 1,682-entry strong field remain with nonother than PokerStars Team Pro Andre Akkari in the lead. All players on Day 5 already have €61,400 locked up, while all eyes are on the elusive golden trophy and €1,410,000 payday to the winner on Sunday August 27th 2017.

Second in chips is Brian Kaufman Esposito with 5,480,000 followed by UK's Usman Siddique with 4,650,000. In total, nine different nationalities are represented in the top 10 and 14 in total. Among those still in contention are [Removed:146] (4,065,000), Albert Daher (3,810,000), Tsugunari Toma (3,440,000), Alex Difelice (2,775,000), and Rens Feenstra (1,565,000). Day 2 chip leader Mauricio Salazar Sanchez (655,000) will return with 13 big blinds as the shortest stack among the hopefuls.

The PokerStars Championship's predecessor, the European Poker Tour only crowned one two-time champion in Victoria Coren Mitchell, but Italy's Raffaele Sorrentino might might do so in the very first season of the PokerStars Championship. After taking down the PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino back in April for €466,714, he is also among the last 16 here at Casino Barcelona with a healthy stack of 3,000,000.

Seat Assignments for Day 5

TableSeatNameCountryChip Count
11Andrew HedleyUnited Kingdom1,005,000
12Andre AkkariBrazil6,160,000
13Tsugunari TomaJapan3,440,000
14Usman SiddiqueUnited Kingdom4,650,000
15Sebastian SorenssonSweden2,555,000
16Aeragan ArunanUnited Kingdom3,480,000
17Yaron Zeev MalkiIsrael1,510,000
18Albert DaherLebanon3,810,000
21Mauricio Salazar SanchezColombia655,000
22Brian Kaufman EspositoUruguay5,480,000
23Donald Duarte SierraNicaragua2,510,000
24Lachezar Plamenov PetkovBulgaria3,630,000
26Rens FeenstraNetherlands1,565,000
27Alex DifeliceCanada2,775,000
28Raffaele SorrentinoItaly3,000,000

A maximum of six levels of 90 minutes or until the final six are set will be played, whichever of the two comes first. The tournament resumes at noon local time with blinds at 25,000/50,000 (5,000 ante). After 11 minutes and without a break, the tournament's next level of 30,000/60,000 with 10,000 ante will get underway and the PokerNews live reporting team will provide all the action from the floor.

Tags: Aeragan ArunanAlbert DaherAlex DiFeliceAndre AkkariAndrew HedleyBrian Kaufman EspositoDonald Duarte SierraLachezar Plamenov PetkovMauricio Salazar SanchezRaffaele SorrentinoRens FeenstraSebastian SorenssonTsugunari TomaUsman SiddiqueVictoria CorenYaron Zeev Malki

Main Event
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