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That's One Way to Win a Flip

[user66118] • Level 6: 200-400, 50 ante

When we walked up to the table, Team PokerStars Online's Andre Coimbra had 2,500 chips out in front of him, so we must have missed another player opening. In any event, a third player, Luca Falaschi looked down at {10-Clubs} {10-Spades} in the big blind and shoved in. Coimbra made the call for his last 8,450 with {K-Spades} {Q-Clubs}, and the race was on.

The {7-Clubs} {J-Spades} {A-Diamonds} flop opened up another two outs for Coimbra to double, but the turn {5-Clubs} was a miss. He needed a ten, queen, or king to win the pot, and the river {10-Diamonds} fit those criteria rather nicely. Coimbra is strolling down Broadway, back up to about 18,500.

Tags: Andre Coimbra

Another Suck, Re-Suck

[user66118] • Level 6: 200-400, 50 ante

Andrew Chen raised to 860, and Alessandro Speranza three-bet shoved for 6,975. Chen frowned and did the pot math, then splashed in the call for just a fraction of his stack. He was drawing live for the knockout.

Chen: {K-Clubs} {J-Clubs}
Speranza: {A-Spades} {10-Diamonds}

The {4-Hearts} {6-Spades} {9-Clubs} flop kept Speranza safe, but the turn {J-Diamonds} shot Chen into the lead with one to come. Not to worry, Mr. Speranza. The dealer gave him the {A-Clubs} on the river, locking up the double and taking a little bite out of Chen's stack.

Tags: Alessandro SperanzaAndrew Chen

Chartier Gets There, Then Leaves

[user66118] • Level 6: 200-400, 50 ante

Sam Chartier got a pretty fair amount of chips into the middle preflop with {10-Hearts} {10-Spades}, and that was not at all a good thing when Mark Walsh found {K-Hearts} {K-Clubs} to make the call.

Chartier caught lightning in a bottle on the {3-Clubs} {10-Clubs} {8-Clubs} flop, but he still had to sweat the kings and the clubs for his tournament life. The turn {A-Diamonds} was a miss, but the river {Q-Clubs} reimproved Walsh to the winner.

Chartier is out.

Tags: Sam ChartierMark Walsh

Bye, Bye, Banwari

[user66118] • Level 6: 200-400, 50 ante

Narendra Banwari was at about 20,000 when he four-bet shoved all in from the big blind. The player who'd opened from the button eventually folded, but Sergio Castelluccio -- who'd three-bet preflop -- quickly called from the small blind with a slightly covering stack.

Castelluccio: {A-Diamonds} {A-Clubs}
Banwari: {K-Diamonds} {K-Clubs}

There was no help for Banwari on board, the dealer running out a {6-Clubs} {3-Clubs} {7-Spades} {9-Hearts} {9-Diamonds} board to seal his fate.

Tags: Narendra BanwariSergio Castelluccio

Traniello Wins Monster

donpeters • Level 6: 200-400, 50 ante

Our good friends over at the PokerStars blog, reported a hand where Marco Traniello won a massive 100,000-chip pot after flopping quads. Here's how the hand went.

Traniello opened to 1,100 from under the gun and Andrey Baturn reraised to 2,000. Andrea Finotti made the call and then Traniello called. The three players saw the flop come down {J-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{J-Spades} action moved to Baturn. He bet 3,000 and Finotti called. Traniello also called.

The turn {6-Clubs} came and fireworks ensured. Traniello checked, Baturn bet 10,000 and Finotti raised all in and that was called by Traniello. Baturn also called.

Finotti turned over the {10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} for a flopped full house. Baturn held an overpair with the {Q-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds} and Traniello held the {J-Clubs}{J-Diamonds} for flopped quads.

The river blanked off and Traniello scooped the massive hand.

Tags: Andrea FinottiAndrey BaturnMarco Traniello


[user66118] • Level 6: 200-400, 50 ante

Group A is back from their meal, and the second half of the room is headed off for their break.

A Former Champ Down

[user66118] • Level 6: 200-400, 50 ante
Jason Mercier - out
Jason Mercier - out

We've lost Jason Mercier during the course of the last half hour. Word on the street is he ran pocket eights into pocket nines for his whole stack, and he was unable to improve.

Mercier won this thing back in 2008 for €869,000, kickstarting the poker career of one of the most successful young players in the game. If the EPT is going to have it's first double Main Event winner this week in San Remo, it'll have to come from someone other than Mercier.

Tags: Jason Mercier

Isaia Bests Liu with Threes

donpeters • Level 6: 200-400, 50 ante

Alessio Isaia raised to 1,050 from the button and Xuan Liu three-bet to 2,600 out of the small blind. Isaia called and the flop came down {8-Clubs}{6-Spades}{4-Hearts}. Liu bet 2,900 and Isaia called.

The turn was the {7-Hearts} and both players checked to see the {10-Spades} land on the river. Both checked again.

Isaia tabled the {3-Hearts}{3-Spades} and Liu mucked her hand.

Tags: Alessio IsaiaXuan Liu