Main Event

[Removed:146] Eliminated in 9th Place (€104,000); Albert Daher Eliminated in 8th Place (€136,000)

zedmaster84 • Level 31: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante
Albert Daher Eliminated in 8th Place (€136,000)
Albert Daher Eliminated in 8th Place (€136,000)

The action started with a raise from Albert Daher from under the gun for 325,000 and Raffaele Sorrentino called. [Removed:146] moved all in for 1,840,000 in the hijack and Daher asked for a count on the shove of Guerfi. Once he received the answer, Daher moved all in over the top and Sorrentino almost immediately asked "Can I get a count please?"

Daher's stack was cut down and the all in was for 3.4 million, which saw Sorrentino call shortly after. The rail jumped up from their seats and started cheering for each of their favorites while the cards were turned over.

[Removed:146]: {3-Spades}{3-Clubs}
Albert Daher: {A-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}
Raffaele Sorrentino: {J-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}

Sorrentino had both players covered and the best hand, but the flop of {Q-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} gave Daher trips. The Lebanese rail exploded while the French one fell silent. On the {K-Spades} turn, the "ohhhh's" went louder and the entire room was filled with screams in Italian when the {9-Spades} river improved Sorrentino to a straight.

Guerfi had fewer chips and was eliminated in 9th place and €104,000, while Daher had to settle for 8th place and a payday of €136,000. Sorrentino, who already lifted the PokerStars Championship trophy in Monte-Carlo in April 2017, skyrocketed to the top of the counts and Day 5 is just one elimination away from wrapping up for the big final on Sunday August 27th 2017.

[Removed:146] Eliminated in 9th place (€104,000)
Raffaele Sorrentino it 12,130,000 5,635,000
Brian Kaufman Esposito uy 9,645,000 -200,000
Lachezar Plamenov Petkov BG 9,515,000 -40,000
Sebastian Sorensson se 8,525,000 -105,000
Aeragan Arunan GB 5,755,000 -40,000
Usman Siddique gb 3,175,000 -120,000
Andre Akkari br 1,650,000 -40,000
[Removed:146] FR Busted
Albert Daher lb Busted

Tags: Albert DaherRaffaele Sorrentino

Daher Takes From Sorensson

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Albert Daher raised to 325,000 from early position and and Sebastian Sorensson called in the big blind. The flop fell {K-Spades}{9-Hearts}{4-Hearts} and both players checked to see the {2-Hearts} on the turn. Sorensson bet 650,000 and Daher called, investing a big portion of his stack already.

The {5-Clubs} appeared on the river and Sorensson gave it some time, glanced over at the stack of his opponent and the board, then checked. Daher double-checked his cards and bet 500,000, Sorensson snap-folded.

Once the hand was over, Sorensson added "bad turn card" and Daher smiled back.

Sebastian Sorensson se 8,630,000 -990,000
Albert Daher lb 3,440,000 1,220,000

Tags: Albert DaherSebastian Sorensson


Dinner Break Counts of the Last 9

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The nine players were sent into a 75-minute dinner break and will return to the feature table at approximately 9.10 p.m. local time.

Brian Kaufman Esposito uy 9,845,000 525,000
Sebastian Sorensson se 9,620,000 -480,000
Lachezar Plamenov Petkov BG 9,555,000 -170,000
Raffaele Sorrentino it 6,495,000 185,000
Aeragan Arunan GB 5,795,000 520,000
Usman Siddique gb 3,295,000 -220,000
Albert Daher lb 2,220,000 -100,000
[Removed:146] FR 1,880,000 -280,000
Andre Akkari br 1,690,000 -280,000

Limp Fold

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Sebastian Sorensson limped under the gun. From the hijack, Raffaele Sorrentino raised to 250,000, apparently having missed the limp.

Lachezar Plamenov Petkov called from the cutoff and Sorensson folded, which surprised the commentators at first.

With {K-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{8-Hearts} on the flop, Sorrentino took down the pot with a small bet.

According to the commentators, Sorensson might have accidentally limped, thinking he was the big blind.

Tags: Lachezar Plamenov PetkovRaffaele SorrentinoSebastian Sorensson

Arunan Takes One Down

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Lachezar Plamenov Petkov got right back in it, raising under the gun to 250,000. Aeragan Arunan in the small blind was the only caller.

The flop came {4-Spades}{J-Spades}{5-Clubs} and Arunan checked. Petkov bet 225,000 into 800,000 and Arunan called, growing the pot to 1,250,000.

The {6-Hearts} hit the turn and both players checked. The {7-Clubs} completed the board and Arunan bet 350,000. Petkov instantly folded.

Lachezar Plamenov Petkov BG 9,725,000 -475,000
Aeragan Arunan GB 5,275,000 775,000

Tags: Aeragan ArunanLachezar Plamenov Petkov

Kaufman Wins a Big One Against Petkov

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Lachezar Plamenov Petkov opened the action with a raise to 250,000 and Brian Kaufman Esposito called on the button. The flop showed {10-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} and Petkov continued for 250,000, Kaufman called.

After the {9-Clubs} turn, Petkov made it 775,000 to go and Kaufman called again to see the {6-Spades} on the river. There were almost 2.9 million chips in the pot and Petkov bet 1,325,000, Kaufman tossed in a single chip for the call.

Petkov showed {9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} for a turned set and Kaufman claimed the pot with {7-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} for a straight.

Lachezar Plamenov Petkov BG 10,200,000 -2,640,000
Sebastian Sorensson se 10,100,000 -20,000
Brian Kaufman Esposito uy 9,320,000 2,860,000
Raffaele Sorrentino it 6,310,000 -40,000
Aeragan Arunan GB 4,500,000 -160,000
Usman Siddique gb 3,515,000 -40,000
Albert Daher lb 2,320,000 -80,000
[Removed:146] FR 2,160,000 -40,000
Andre Akkari br 1,970,000 -40,000

Tags: Brian Kaufman EspositoLachezar Plamenov Petkov

Daher Wins a Small Pot

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Sebastian Sorensson raised from the button for 310,000 and Albert Daher called in the big blind. The flop came {A-Spades}{K-Spades}{9-Clubs} and both players checked to see the {10-Clubs} on the turn. Daher checked once more and Sorensson checked behind.

The {4-Diamonds} fell on the river and Daher bet 225,000 and Sorensson was taken aback by the bet size. Sorrensen took the chips for the call in his hand and played with them while Daher stared at the board before folding.

"I was about to hero call you," the Swede added and Daher glanced over "queen high?" to which Sorensson nodded.

Sebastian Sorensson se 10,120,000 -330,000
Albert Daher lb 2,400,000 530,000

Tags: Albert DaherSebastian Sorensson

Limping Pots

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Sebastian Sorensson limped under the gun for 120,000, which prompted Lachezar Plamenov Petkov in the cutoff to call, [Removed:146] on the button pay up and big blind Usman Siddique checked.

The flop came {7-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{9-Spades} and Siddique and Sorensson checked. Petkov bet 225,000 and the other players all folded.