Day 2 Completed
|Blinds||10,000 / 25,000|
Players Info - Day 2
Day 2 Completed
Alexandre Reard Wins the WSOP International Circuit High Roller for €55,727 and 2nd WSOP Circuit Ring
In the tenth level of play on the final day of the €2,750 High Roller, France’s Alexandre Reard has taken down the tournament here at the World Series of Poker International Circuit in Holland Casino Rotterdam. Reard beat Tom Vogelsang heads-up in a 75-man strong field for the WSOP Circuit Ring and the first-place prize of €55,727 ($61,737).
This win isn’t Reard’s first by any means, this cash actually only just scraped into his top ten cashes in his lifetime career. But what this has done, it has taken Reard really close to the $2.5 million-mark in life-time earnings according to the database on The Hendon Mob. This isn’t the first WSOP Circuit High Roller that he has won. Reard took down the €4,000 Super High Roller at the WSOP International Circuit in Cannes seven months ago for €32,000.
The final table was filled with players from five different countries and five of them where from the Netherlands which was to be expected.
Final Table Results
|Place||Player||Country||Prize (EUR)||Prize (USD)|
|5||Simon Burns||United Kingdom||€11,713||$12,975|
The High Roller attracted 57 entries on Day 1 with 21 players making it through to Day 2 but as the registration and reentry period was open during the first two levels, some new players jumped in from the start of the day and some at some point during the first 95 minutes. Hossein Ensan traveled to Rotterdam just to play this High Roller and fired two bullets which were both unsuccessful in the end. The current WSOP Main Event champion left the tournament stage without much commotion and will return to the Netherlands next week for the Masters Classics of Poker in Amsterdam.
He wasn’t the only one to fall during the first few levels. For example, Alberto Stegeman ran his ace-king into the tens of Simon Burns, George Rensen called Joris Ruijs’ shoved after he had raised with king-jack. Ruijs had ace-queen and flopped a pair of queens, and Ad Schaap had ace-ten when his stack went in against the nines of Gazmend Bekteshi.
Teun Mulder then took down Bekteshi in a pot worth almost 100 big blinds with pocket tens. Bekteshi had check-shoved for over 40 big blinds on the king-eight-ten flop with two clubs and failed to complete the flush draw. With the elimination of players like Govert Metaal, Vojtech Ruzicka, and Jonathan Abdellatif, the final two tables were reached.
Two Tables Left
With eleven players getting paid, it took thirty minutes for four players to bust to get to the bubble which lasted about twenty minutes. Defending champion Luuk Gieles called a shove of Rasmus Larsen for his last nine big blinds with ace-four. He was ahead as Larsen held eight-six but the eight on the turn meant Gieles was eliminated as the bubble boy.
Ruijs was next to go with Farid Chati following him in tenth place after having entered at the start of Day 2. The nine remaining players were redrawn onto the final table. Abdelhakim Zoufri was victorious in this event in 2017 but wouldn’t be winning again as he busted just before the dinner break thanks to Vogelsang.
The Final Table
Vogelsang and Reard went into the dinner as #1 and #2 in the chip counts and that would also become the heads-up match in the end. Zhong Chen, Larsen, and Gary Hasson were all taken out by Mulder. Vogelsang then eliminated Burns with the higher kicker but Mulder was back again to eliminate David Hu in fourth place after he got short as he lost a big pot against Reard.
Three-handed play would last almost an hour with the stacks getting close for a bit but then both Mulder and Reard turned a flush. All the chips went in on the river but Reard had the higher hole cards to send Mulder to the rail in third place. Heads-up was a fast-paced affair with only two hands going to showdown. Reard went into the battle with a 2:1 chip lead and never looked back. The final hand of the night they had both turned a straight but just like thirty minutes earlier, Reard had the higher hole-card for the better straight to send the Dutch player and his rail home without popping the champagne bottle which they had all been looking forward to.
This concludes the High Roller coverage but the Main Event is still going strong so make sure to keep following those updates as the PokerNews live reporting team will be there until a winner has been crowned.
Alexandre Reard called on the button and Tom Vogelsang opted to check.
The flop came , Vogelsang checked and Reard bet 40,000. Vogelsang called.
The turn was the , Vogelsang bet 50,000 and Reard raised to 150,000 which was called.
The river completed the board with the , Vogelsang shoved and Reard called. Vogelsang tabled for the turned straight but Reard held for the higher straight to eliminate Vogelsang in second place for €37,121.
Reard claims the title, his second WSOP Circuit Ring, and the first-place prize worth €55,727.
A recap of today's action is to follow as soon as possible.
The chips had been flying back and forth with very fast-paced heads-up play but with no hands going to showdown until Alexandre Reard raised to 50,000 from the button and Tom Vogelsang called.
The flop came , Vogelsang check-called the 40,000 bet of Reard.
They both checked through the on the turn to the on the river. Vogelsang checked for the last time. Reard fired a bet of 180,000 into the pot which Vogelsang called. Reard tabled for trip eights and that was enough for Vogelsang to muck.
Heads-up play has commenced with around 15 minutes left in the current level.
Alexandre Reard raised to 70,000 from the small blind and Teun Mulder defended his big blind.
The flop came , they both checked to the on the turn. Reard check-raised the 50,000 bet of Mulder to 150,000. Mulder glanced at Reard's stack and made the call.
The river completed the board with the , Reard checked for the last time. Mulder shoved and Reard snap-called. Mulder tabled for the flush but Reard held for the higher flush to eliminate Mulder in third place for €26,517.
Reard and Tom Vogelsang have been sent for a short break while the table is being prepared for heads-up play.
Teun Mulder completed his small blind and Tom Vogelsang raised to 70,000 in the big blind which Mulder called.
The flop came , Mulder checked and so did Vogelsang.
The turn was the to pair the board up. They checked again for the to complete the board on the river. Mulder bet 130,000 and Vogelsang called but mucked when Mulder tabled for the rivered two pair.
Tom Vogelsang raised to 50,000 on the button and Alexandre Reard three-bet to 170,000 in the small blind. Teun Mulder folded and Vogelsang called.
The flop came , they both checked to the on the turn. Reard bet 200,000 and Vogelsang called.
The river completed the board with the . Reard slowed down and checked. Vogelsang shoved for Reard to fold.
Teun Mulder raised to 45,000 from the button and Alexandre Reard defended his big blind.
The flop came , Reard check-called the 70,000 bet of Mulder.
The turn was the , Reard checked again. Mulder bet 90,000 this time and that was enough for Reard to fold.