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Watson Hits a Straight

[user72235] • Level 4: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

Mike Watson opened the action from early position with a 1,500 raise and got called by Phil Ivey in the hijack and [Removed:283] in the big blind.

The {A-Clubs} {5-Spades} {4-Diamonds} flop was checked by all three as well as was the {Q-Diamonds} turn.

Mike Watson fired 11,200 after the {10-Spades} came on the river and both Ivey and [Removed:288] called. Watson opened {K-Clubs} {J-Spades} for a straight making his opponents muck their hands.

Tags: Mike WatsonPhil Ivey

Torelli Eliminated By the Aces of "0Human0"


We noticed the seat formerly occupied by Alec Torelli was empty, and a quick check with Jason Mercier confirmed that he had been eliminated. According to Mercier, Torelli got his stack all in preflop with {10-}{10-} only to run into the {A-}{A-} of Ignat "0Human0" Liviu. Torelli couldn't catch and was sent to the rail, thus far declining to rebuy.

PokerNews recently featured Liviu in their "Online Chat" series, where the pro talks about his start in poker, how he progressed, bankroll management and more. If you want to learn more about Liviu, check out the interview here.

Ignat Liviu ro
Ignat Liviu
ro 480,000 240,000
Alec Torelli us
Alec Torelli
us Busted

Tags: Alec TorelliIgnat Liviu

Top Two for Mercier


From early position, Alec Torelli raised to 5,000 and Ignat Liviu called on the button. Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier called from the small blind and the flop came down {A-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}.

On the flop, action checked to Liviu and he bet 8,500. Mercier check-raised to 20,200 and Torelli folded. Liviu called.

The turn was the {7-Diamonds} and Mercier bet 36,500. Liviu made the call.

The river was the {5-Hearts} and both players checked.

Mercier showed the {A-Spades}{Q-Clubs} for top two pair and Liviu mucked.

Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 320,000 35,000
Alec Torelli us
Alec Torelli
us 240,000 -30,000
Ignat Liviu ro
Ignat Liviu
ro 240,000 -70,000

Tags: Jason MercierIgnat LiviuAlec Torelli

The Other Half of the Counts

Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 553,000 3,000
John Juanda id
John Juanda
id 370,000 120,000
Andy Moseley
Andy Moseley
330,000 80,000
JC Alvarado mx
JC Alvarado
mx 330,000 80,000
Ilari Sahamies fi
Ilari Sahamies
fi 330,000 -70,000
Ignat Liviu ro
Ignat Liviu
ro 310,000 60,000
Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
us 303,000 53,000
Cheung Yin Sun
Cheung Yin Sun
300,000 50,000
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
ca 300,000 50,000
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 285,000 35,000
Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
us 275,000 25,000
Alec Torelli us
Alec Torelli
us 270,000 -30,000
Terje Augdal no
Terje Augdal
no 270,000 20,000
Peter Jetten ca
Peter Jetten
ca 270,000 20,000
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 250,000
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 235,000 -60,000
Sam Chartier ca
Sam Chartier
ca 230,000 -20,000
Artem Litvinov ru
Artem Litvinov
ru 210,000 -40,000
Marc-Andre Ladouceur ca
Marc-Andre Ladouceur
ca 206,000 -44,000
Jim McCrink us
Jim McCrink
us 200,000 -50,000
Luke Schwartz gb
Luke Schwartz
gb 200,000 -50,000
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
us 185,000
Jonathan Duhamel ca
Jonathan Duhamel
ca 178,000 -72,000
Bertrand Grospellier fr
Bertrand Grospellier
fr 177,000 -73,000
Michael Tureniec se
Michael Tureniec
se 160,000 -90,000

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Updated Counts for Half the Room

Philipp Gruissem de
Philipp Gruissem
de 620,000 370,000
Mike McDonald ca
Mike McDonald
ca 510,000 -20,000
Talal Shakerchi gb
Talal Shakerchi
gb 420,000 -30,000
Simon Ravnsbaek dk
Simon Ravnsbaek
dk 375,000 125,000
Juha Helppi fi
Juha Helppi
fi 360,000 110,000
Eugene Katchalov ua
Eugene Katchalov
ua 335,000 85,000
Steven Silverman us
Steven Silverman
us 333,000 83,000
Dani Stern us
Dani Stern
us 300,000 50,000
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 281,000 31,000
Timothy Adams ca
Timothy Adams
ca 260,000 10,000
Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
ie 250,000 250,000
Igor Kurganov ru
Igor Kurganov
ru 225,000
Vladimir Troyanovskiy ru
Vladimir Troyanovskiy
ru 217,000 -33,000
Jani Sointula fi
Jani Sointula
fi 205,000 -45,000
Anatoly Gurtovoy
Anatoly Gurtovoy
205,000 -45,000
Juan Luis Casanas
Juan Luis Casanas
204,000 -46,000
Salman Behbehani us
Salman Behbehani
us 190,000 -60,000
Andrew Lichtenberger us
Andrew Lichtenberger
us 188,000 -62,000
Vadzim Kursevich by
Vadzim Kursevich
by 147,000 -103,000
Johan Van Til nl
Johan Van Til
nl 117,000 -133,000
Ilya Bulychev ru
Ilya Bulychev
ru 29,000 -39,000

Another for [Removed:288]

donpeters • Level 3: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Phil Ivey opened with a raise to 3,200 from the hijack seat and Jason Mercier flatted on the button. [Removed:283] called from the big blind and the flop came down {Q-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{7-Clubs}. After action checked to Mercier, he bet 5,300. [Removed:288] check-raised to 12,300 and Ivey folded. Mercier also folded and [Removed:288] took the pot.

Tags: Jason MercierPhil Ivey

[Removed:288] Picks One Up

donpeters • Level 3: 800-1,600, 200 ante

In a five-way limped pot, Jason Mercier, Bryn Kenney and [Removed:283] all checked to Phil Ivey. Ivey bet 5,000 and Ignat Liviu folded. Mercier then called, Kenney folded and [Removed:288] called.

The turn was the {7-Spades} and all three players checked to see the {5-Clubs} land on the river. Mercier checked and [Removed:288] bet 12,500. Ivey folded before Mercier also kicked in his cards and [Removed:288] won the pot.

Tags: Bryn KenneyIgnat LiviuJason MercierPhil Ivey

Big Slick for Troyanovskiy

donpeters • Level 3: 800-1,600, 200 ante

From early position, Eugene Katchalov raised to 3,200. Anatoly Gurtovoy called from the hijack seat and then Vladimir Troyanovskiy reraised to 11,200 in the cutoff seat. Action folded back to Katchalov and he called. Gurtovoy also called.

The flop produced the {J-Spades}{4-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} and action checked over to Troyanovskiy. He bet 16,000 and won the pot. After both of his opponents folded, Troyanovskiy showed the {A-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}.

Tags: Anatoly GurtovoyEugene KatchalovVladimir Troyanovskiy