$10,300 High Roller

Sergey Lebedev Eliminated in 9th Place ($27,740)

Chad_Holloway • Level 19: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Sergey Lebedev
Sergey Lebedev

Sergey Lebedev moved all in for 202,000 from early position and Francois Billard called from the hijack. When action reached Steve O'Dwyer on the button, he tanked for a couple of minutes before moving all in over the top for a little over 700,000.

Both blinds folded and Billard instantly got out of the way.

O'Dwyer: {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}
Lebedev: {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds}

Lebedev had a kicker problem and it didn't get resolved as the board ran out {9-Hearts}{8-Spades}{6-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{10-Spades}, Lebedev, who mentioned earlier that he is looking forward to May's PokerStars Championship in Sochi, took his leave in ninth place for $27,740.

Francois Billard ca
Francois Billard
ca 1,600,000 -200,000
Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
ie 1,150,000 650,000
Sergey Lebedev ru
Sergey Lebedev
ru Busted

Tags: Francois BillardSteve O'DwyerSergey Lebedev

Salas Pays Billard

mnuwwarah • Level 19: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Damian Salas raised to 25,000 on the button, and Francois Billard defended his big blind. The flop came {2-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}, and Billard check-called 20,000. He then came out betting with 53,000 on the {5-Clubs} turn. Salas called. Billard bet again, 108,000, on the {8-Spades} river. Billard thought about a minute and slid in calling chips, but he couldn't beat {8-Clubs}{7-Clubs}.

Francois Billard ca
Francois Billard
ca 1,800,000 200,000
Damian Salas ar
Damian Salas
ar 215,000 -115,000

Tags: Damian SalasFrancois Billard

Final Table Draw

mnuwwarah • Level 19: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
1Felipe Ramos
2Anthony Zinno
3Sergey Lebedev
4Damian Salas
5Sam Greenwood
6Francois Billard
7Sam Chartier
8Steve O'Dwyer
9Chris Hunichen

Andrew Chen Eliminated in 10th Place ($22,400)

Chad_Holloway • Level 19: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Andrew Chen
Andrew Chen

Action folded to Chris Hunichen in the small blind and he moved all in to put the pressure on Andrew Chen, who had around 100,000 back in the big blind.

Chen began look at the other table in an apparent attempt to see if any action was brewing. Other players had done similar earlier in the tournament, and it seemed to indicate that they were going to call off, but that they wanted to maximize their chances of laddering up. Eventually a clock was called, and when it became apparent nothing big was going down at Table 2, Chen did in fact call off.

Chen: {j-Spades}{9-Spades}

Chen was drawing to two live cards, and while the {a-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{7-Spades} flop didn't hit him directly, it did give him both straight and flush outs.

"Too many outs," Chen said. Indeed, that proved to be the case as neither the {K-Clubs} turn nor {A-Hearts} turn gave him a winner.

With that, the final nine players are now redrawing down to the final table.

Chris Hunichen us
Chris Hunichen
us 820,000 110,000
Andrew Chen ca
Andrew Chen
ca Busted

Tags: Andrew ChenChris Hunichen


Sergio Aido's Turn to Double Through Sergey Lebedev

Chad_Holloway • Level 18: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Sergey Lebedev moved all in from the button to put the pressure on the two short-stacked players in the blinds. Sergio Aido opted to call off from the small for 65,000 and it was off to the races.

Aido: {2-Hearts}{2-Clubs}
Lebedev: {a-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}

It was a flip, and the proverbial coin came down in favor of Aido after the board ran out {5-Hearts}{5-Spades}{3-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}.

Sergey Lebedev ru
Sergey Lebedev
ru 260,000 -65,000
Sergio Aido es
Sergio Aido
es 140,000 75,000

Tags: Sergey LebedevSergio Aido