Live Events 1
Main Event

Event Info

Buy-in €5,000
Prize Pool €4,190,400
Players 864

Level Info

Level 33
Blinds 100,000 / 200,000
Ante 30,000



Jelassi Retakes The Chip Lead


David Boyaciyan open-limped the small blind and Ramzi Jelassi checked. Boyaciyan checked to Jelassi on the draw heavy {6-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{5-Hearts} flop, but when Jelassi bet 350,000 Boyaciyan check-raised to 700,000. Jelassi called and the dealer put out the {8-Diamonds} turn.

Boyaciyan did not slow down, he bet 700,000 and Jelassi called. The {Q-Hearts} on the river was checked by both players.

Jelassi showed {6-Hearts}{6-Spades} for a set of sixes, and it was good against the {10-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} of Boyaciyan.

Ramzi Jelassi se
Ramzi Jelassi
se 8,660,000 1,380,000
David Boyaciyan nl
David Boyaciyan
nl 6,420,000 -2,410,000

Tags: David BoyaciyanRamzi Jelassi

No Betting the Nuts?


Sotirios Koutoupas took another pot of Ramzi Jelassi but he failed to get any extra value once he made the nuts.

Jealssi raised to 200,000 from the button and Koutoupas peeled from the big blind to see a {q-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{7-Clubs} flop. Both players checked before Koutoupas check-called a 200,000 bet on the {6-Diamonds} turn. Both players then went back to checking on the {9-Diamonds} river.

Jelassi declared a seven and opened {a-Clubs}{7-Spades}. Surprisingly Koutoupas opened {a-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} for a back-door nut flush.

Ramzi Jelassi se
Ramzi Jelassi
se 7,280,000 -620,000
Sotirios Koutoupas gr
Sotirios Koutoupas
gr 7,200,000 2,400,000

Tags: Ramzi JelassiSotirios Koutoupas

Koutoupas Grows In Confidence

YorkshirePud • Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Sotirios Koutoupas has grown in confidence over the last couple of orbits and is not a million miles away from being the chip leader.

In a hand that has just been completed and on a flop reading {7-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{5-Clubs}, Koutoupas checked from the small blind, David Boyaciyan tried his luck with a 225,000 bet and Koutoupas called.

Neither player seemed interested in the {K-Hearts} turn and they both checked, but Koutoupas lead out for 475,000 on the {10-Clubs} river and Boyaciyan released his hand.

Tags: David BoyaciyanSotirios Koutoupas

Jelassi Loses Massive Pot

YorkshirePud • Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Sotirios Koutoupas opened to 210,000 from the button and then called as Ramzi Jelassi three-bet to 565,000 from the big blind.

The flop came down {2-Spades}{k-Clubs}{q-Clubs} and Jelassi lead out with a 375,000 pot and Koutoupas called. The {6-Spades} was greeted with a 1,000,000 bet from Jelassi and a call from his Greek opponent. The {4-Clubs} river saw Jelassi check and Koutoupas instantly checked behind.

Neither player showed their hands, but Jelassi mucked his hand and Koutoupas helped himself to the giant pot.

Tags: Ramzi JelassiSotirios Koutoupas


Diego Gomez Eliminated in 5th Place ( €196,000)

Diego Gomez - 5th place
Diego Gomez - 5th place

After a couple of successful shoves Diego Gomez found himself a caller the third timed he tried it.

The action folded around the fun-loving Spaniard in the small blind and he open shoved for 1,840,000. David Boyaciyan looked down at a monster in the big blind and called.

Gomez: {a-Hearts}{9-Clubs}
Boyaciyan, {q-Clubs}{q-Spades}

The board ran {k-Hearts}{9-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{4-Spades} and Gomez left to a polite round of applause.

The remaining four players are on a short break before the new level begins.

David Boyaciyan nl
David Boyaciyan
nl 8,800,000 2,100,000
Diego Gomez es
Diego Gomez
es Busted

Tags: David BoyaciyanDiego Gomez

Frenchmen Still Fighting for Bragging Rights - and €100,000

[user76079] • Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

ElkY and Roger Hairabedian are still engaged in a personal wager, potentially worth an additional €100,000 to the Team PokerStars Pro should he finish in the top three in the EPT Prague €5,000 turbo side event. PokerStars Blog has the latest on the bet, plus the Dan Smith versus Marvin Rettenmaier player of the year race.

Warrington Doubles Up By Cracking Kings!

Ramzi Jelassi and Ben Warrington
Ramzi Jelassi and Ben Warrington

Ben Warrington is up to almost 1.9 million thanks to his lowly ace-four cracking Ramzi Jelassi's kings.

Jelassi opened from the button and then snap-called when Warrington three-bet all-in for 860,000 in the small blind. Warrington turned over {A-Hearts}{4-Clubs} and was in a whole world of pain against the red kings of his Swedish opponent.

The dealer burned a card before putting the wheel-completing {3-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{2-Clubs} flop — gifting Warrington a straight! The {A-Spades} turn drew some oohs and ahhs from the crowd as a four would split the pot. Any fears of that happening were soon dismissed though as the river was the {j-Hearts} and Warrington doubled up.

You may remember that the now-bust Aleh Plauski had similar luck with a baby ace, his ace-deuce cracking the pocket kings of Andreas Berggren when the flop came down all deuces! Maybe small aces are better hands than we give them credit for?

Ramzi Jelassi se
Ramzi Jelassi
se 10,155,000 -810,000
Ben Warrington gb
Ben Warrington
gb 1,890,000 890,000

Tags: Aleh PlauskiAndreas BerggrenBen WarringtonRamzi Jelassi