Event #7: €10,400 Main Event Championship

Schafer Crippled, Doubles


James Schafer and Michael Drummond tangled in a preflop pot that left Drummond all in for 204,000. He was on the good end, though, working with {A-Diamonds} {K-Diamonds} against Schafer's {A-Spades} {Q-Spades}.

You could almost hear Drummond's heart quicken as the {3-Spades} {4-Spades} {6-Hearts} gave him a big sweat with two to come. Schafer used his, "One time," but his prayers would go unanswered. The turn {8-Clubs} was the wrong shade of black, and the river {6-Diamonds} was a miss, too. When he paid off his debt, Schafer was left with just 59,000 chips.

On the next hand, he three-bet shoved against Alex Dovzhenko, and he was lucky enough to wake up with {A-Hearts} {K-Diamonds}. Dovzhenko called with {A-Diamonds} {10-Spades} and the {3-Hearts} {5-Hearts} {7-Diamonds} {3-Clubs} {6-Clubs} board has kept Schafer in the game for now.

Player Chips Progress
Alex Dovzhenko ua
Alex Dovzhenko
ua 525,000
Michael Drummond us
Michael Drummond
us 435,000 205,000
James Schafer us
James Schafer
us 130,000 -202,000

Tags: Alex DovzhenkoJames SchaferMichael Drummond