Event #1: €2,680 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em

Event Info

Prize Pool €753,600
Players 360

Level Info

Level 27
Blinds 20,000 / 40,000
Ante 5,000

A Three-Bet!

chingster23 • Level 26: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

Unfortunately, it hasn't been the most exciting heads-up spectacle we have ever seen but we did just have a three-bet! Yes, I can feel you climbing out of your seats!

Guillaume Humbert raised to 70,000, Azusa Maeda three-bet to 160,000 and Humbert folded. Probably the most excitment we have had in the past hour.

Humbert Keeps Raking Them in


The pots are small and the action is very slow but pot after pot Guillaume Humbert keeps raking in the chips. We just saw Maeda raise to 80,000 and get called by Humbert. The flop brought out {J-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{2-Hearts} and on a 100,000 bet Maeda decided to fold.

Humbert seems to be in command now an hour into the heads-up.

Guillaume Humbert sz 1,620,000 395,000
Azusa Maeda jp 1,080,000 -395,000

Tags: Guillaume HumbertAzusa Meada

Where Have You Hidden The Aces and Kings!

chingster23 • Level 26: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

"Where have you hidden all of the Aces and Kings? Have you taken them out of the deck?" Jack Effel asked the Dealer.

Both players shared a flop of {K-Hearts} {Q-Diamonds} {A-Spades} in an unraised pot and both players checked. The turn was the {7-Diamonds} and Guillaume Humbert bet 35,000 and Azusa Maeda called. The river was the {5-Diamonds} and Humbert check-called a 60,000 Maeda value bet. We say value bet because Maeda was holding pocket aces and won the pot.

It seems the dealer did listen to Jack Effel after all.

Tags: Azusa MaedaGuillaume Humbert

Humbert Puts on The Pre Flop Pressure


Guillaume Humbert raised to 70,000 from the button to get the action started. Maeda decided to three-bet making it 170,000. Humbert went into the tank for a while before making it 340,000. Humbert wanted to make it 320,000 but it was ruled he had to make at least double the previous raise.

Maeda tanked for over a minute before releasing his hand giving up quite some chips to the Swiss youngster.

Azusa Maeda jp 1,475,000 -170,000
Guillaume Humbert sz 1,225,000 170,000

Tags: Guillaume HumbertAzusa Meada



Happy_Freaked • Level 25: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

The remaining two players are taking a 20 minute break. We will be right back!

Roy Finlay Eliminated in 3rd Place (€92,629)

Roy Finlay Eliminated In 3rd Place
Roy Finlay Eliminated In 3rd Place

Roy Finlay moved all-in for 179,000 on the button and Azusa Maeda also moved all-in from the small blind to isolate.

Maeda{A-Clubs} {7-Clubs}
Finlay{K-Clubs} {10-Spades}

Board: {A-Spades} {8-Diamonds} {4-Clubs} {9-Clubs} {8-Clubs}

Finlay has been eliminated but has turned a £220 satellite entry into a €92,629 pay-day BUT he does have to fly back to the UK tomorrow because he to go to work!

Azusa Maeda jp 1,600,000 250,000
Guillaume Humbert sz 1,100,000
Roy Finlay Busted

Tags: Roy FinlayAzusa Maeda