Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
The money bubble has burst in Event #12: €2,000 8-Game Mix and that sent the final 10 players out of a 61-entry strong field off for the night as they all locked up a portion of the €107,207 prize pool. Ten different countries will be defended, albeit Ole Schemion hails from Germany and relocated to Austria several years ago.
It is also Schemion who leads the ten survivors after he finished 7th in Event #10: €25,000 NLH Platinum High Roller and jumped into the mixed game action shortly thereafter. While not necessarily known to dabble in all eight poker variants on the live poker circuits, he claimed 863,000 in chips after a late surge.
The UK's Artan Dedusha sits in second place with 563,000 in chips and Mikkel Plum (473,000) rounds up the overnight podium. Further notable finalists include Julien Martini, Max Pescatori and Roland Israelashvili. For the latter, it is the fifth cash in as many tournaments during the ongoing festival in Europe's biggest poker arena at the King's Resort in Rozvadov.
The Ten Finalists of Event #12: €2,000 8-Game Mix
|2||Artan Dedusha||United Kingdom||563,000|
|8||Roland Israelashvili||United States||68,000|
The ten contenders for the coveted gold bracelet and top prize of €33,910 will return to their seats at 10 a.m. local time with just over three minutes remaining in level 17.
Notable casualties outside of the money included Anatoly Filatov, defending champion Espen Sandvik, Laszlo Bujtas, Christopher Puetz, Dzmitry Urbanovich, and Dario Alioto.
Close to the money bubble, Sarharib Karatas was eliminated by Schemion and the last player to leave empty-handed was Germany's Thomas Schroepfer. With two all-ins at the same time on different tables, Schroepfer came up short while Winamax Team Pro Borja Gross survived his showdown.
There will be another redraw for the final seven players and all hopefuls have €3,158 locked up for their efforts. Stay tuned for the conclusion of the event as the PokerNews live reporting team will provide all the key hands until a winner has been crowned.
There are 03:17 minutes remaining in the current level and the remaining ten players will return at 10 a.m. local time to determine a winner. A full recap of today's action is to follow.
There were two all-in and call at the same time on different tables and here is how they unfolded.
Mikkel Plum raised from an early position and Borja Gross three-bet jammed for the last 44,000, which Plum called.
"You deserve to win this for being so brave and moving all-in on the bubble," Plum said. The board ran out and they chopped it up.
Seven Card Stud
Thomas Schroepfer: / /
Nicolas Bokowski: / /
Thomas Schroepfer was the bring-in once more and had very few chips left behind. Nicolas Bokowski limped in and the rest of the table folded. On fourth street, Schroepfer called all-in. Bokowski had a ton of equity with his gutshot by then and improved to a superior pair on fifth, then added a flush draw on sixth.
Seventh street brought no improvement to Bokowski but Schroepfer also bricked to bust on the bubble. All remaining ten players are now bagging and tagging for the night.
Seven Card Stud
Artan Dedusha: / /
Symeon Alexandridis: / /
Artan Dedusha had just scooped a pot with trips sevens against Mikkel Plum and then called the completion of Symeon Alexandridis. They checked fourth street and Dedusha bet fifth, Alexandridis called. Dedusha promised to win the pot once more as they checked it down and the in the hole and of Dedusha indeed won the pot.
Both tangled shortly after in another pot and Alexandridids got all his losses and some more back with aces and eights, as Dedusha only had "three pair"
Ole Schemion applied maximum pressure on the bubble as he jammed into a small blind limp of Nicolas Bokowski to force a fold. One hand later, he jammed from the small blind and Grzegorz Wyraz let go from the big blind.
Borja Gross defended the big blind against a button raise by Artan Dedusha and invested another 45,000 on the flop. He then checked the turn and Dedusha bet 60,000 to force a fold.
In the meanwhile, Thomas Schroepfer had to forfeit the big blind and big blind ante to also see his stack reduced.
Artan Dedusha fired three smaller bets on a board of and was called down by Mikkel Plum. Dedusha tabled the which Plum had beat with the for the superior kicker.
Over on the other table, Julien Martini raised and called the button shove by Nicolas Bokowski.
"Do you have ace-king?" Martini asked and Bokowski shook his head. When Martini flashed his cards, Bokowski played disgust but the cards were only turned over when the other hand was completed.
"You deserve the double-up just for that," Martini joked to his opponent for the little lesson in drama. The board ran out and Bokowski indeed doubled.
2-7 Triple Draw
The 2-7 Triple Draw orbits have been completed but some chip changes took place. Ole Schemion extended his lead after beating Julien Martini and Borja Gross forfeited some chips to Symeon Alexandridis when he took one on the final draw and Alexandridis patted.
Gross bet and Alexandridis reluctantly called to win the pot with an , as Gross was caught with a .
Martini then got some chips back on the other table as his was good enough against Nicolas Bokowski.
2-7 Triple Draw
What started as a four-way limped pot then escalated as Ole Schemion check-raised prior to the second draw and then called a three-bet by Sarharib Karatas. He then check-called the all-in of Karatas, who was caught on a move and tabled the , which Schemion had beat holding the .