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[user101598] • Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

The remaining 24 players have redrawn for seats at the final three tables.

11Dany Parlafes
12Diego Gomez Gonzalez
13Aleh Plauski
14Johnny Lodden
15Sotirios Koutoupas
16Iosif Beskrovnyy
17Ben Warrington
18Marco Leonzio
21Manuel Bevand
22Jose Manuel Nadal Sordo
23Jeff Sarwer
24Andreas Berggren
25Enrico Tau
26David Boyaciyan
27Ramzi Jelassi
28Jorma Nuutinen
31Mikhail Petrov
32Nicholas Galtos
33Mariusz Klosinski
34Roberto Romanello
35Sergey Kuzminskiy
36Mark Herm
37Mads Amot
38Sergio Aido Espina

Sarwer's Call and Bevand's Double

Manuel Bevand
Manuel Bevand

Prior to the break, Diego Gomez Gonzalez opened to 34,000 in early position, Manuel Bevand called in the cutoff, and Jeff Sarwer defended his big blind. The flop fell {10-Hearts}{3-Spades}{9-Clubs}, and all three players checked.

The turn was the {7-Hearts}, Sarwer led out for 38,000, Gonzalez folded, and Bevand raised to 90,000. Sarwer tank-called.

The river was the {5-Clubs}, and Sarwer slowed down, checking to Bevand, The Frenchman thought for a bit, then fired 165,000.

"Sick," Sarwer said the second the chips hit the felt.

He ripped off his sunglasses to study both Bevand and the board, and he tanked for a brief time before calling. Bevand turned over {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts} for busted flush and straight draws, and Sarwer tabled {a-Spades}{10-Diamonds} for a pair of tens.

A few hands later, the trio found themselves involved in another raised pot, this time with the board reading {8-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{9-Clubs}. Sarwer checked, Gonzalez fired 36,000, and Bevand moved all in for 338,000. Sarwer looked pained, and eventually folded, but Gonzalez made the call.

Gonzalez: {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}
Bevand: {q-Hearts}{10-Hearts}

Once called, Bevand slammed his hand onto the felt with great force. His enthusiasm wained a bit as the {j-Hearts} turned, giving Gonzalez outs to eliminate him, but the {2-Hearts} fell on the river.

Bevand more than doubled with a queen-high flush, while Gonzalez slipped to about 678,000 chips.

Jeff Sarwer fi
Jeff Sarwer
fi 1,150,000 100,000
Manuel Bevand fr
Manuel Bevand
fr 830,000 250,000
Diego Gomez Gonzalez
Diego Gomez Gonzalez
678,000 -477,000

Tags: Jeff SarwerDiego Gomez GonzalezManuel Bevand


Break Time

Chad_Holloway • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Players are now on a 15-minute break.

Three Table Tournament


We're down to three tables of eight players after Denis Pisarev was eliminated.

He opened shoved for 305,000 from under the gun and was called by Jose Manuel Nadal Sordo in the small blind.

Denis Pisarev: {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}
Jose Manuel Nadal Sordo: {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}

The board ran {6-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{j-Spades}.

A full redraw and chips count coming up after the break.

Denis Pisarev ru
Denis Pisarev
ru Busted

Tags: Denis PisarevJose Manuel Nada Sordo

Radu Ran Out

Radu Catoiu - Thumbs up for €21,000
Radu Catoiu - Thumbs up for €21,000

Mark Herm opened to 32,000 from the cutoff seat, Radu Catoiu three-bet jammed from the small blind, and Herm politely asked for a count.

"Three-hundred and thirty-two," the dealer answered.

Herm called.

Herm: {k-Spades}{q-Hearts}
Catoiu: {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}

Herm made a pair when the flop fell {3-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}, but Catoiu could still catch up. The {10-Hearts} on the turn made it a bit of a sweat, but the {3-Clubs} bricked on the river.

Herm had Catoiu covered by exactly two big blinds, and the Romanian was eliminated.

Mark Herm us
Mark Herm
us 715,000 365,000
Radu Catoiu ro
Radu Catoiu
ro Busted

Tags: Mark HermRadu Catoiu

Shepherding the High Rollers into Place

[user76079] • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

The €10,000 High Roller at EPT9 Prague has attracted 100 runners - and counting. The tournament staff have had to improvise signs to make sure people know where to go. PokerStars Blog takes a look at these measures and also assesses the star-studded field.

Leonzio Fill Up On The River


Marco Leonzio is up to 700,000 chips after getting paid off on the river by Jorma Nuutinen.

We joined the action on a {Q-Spades}{k-Spades}{a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{10-Spades} board, where Nuutinen bet 65,000 from late position, only t see Leonzio shove for 227,000 in total. Nuutinen went into the tank and emerged a minute or so later with a call.

Leonzio: {Q-Hearts}{10-Hearts} for a full house

Nuutinen: Attempted to much but tournament director Luca Vivaldi retrieved the cards from the muck — as cards have to be shown in an all-in situation — and showed the table the {A-Clubs}{J-Spades}.

Marco Leonzio it
Marco Leonzio
it 700,000 365,000
Jorma Nuutinen fi
Jorma Nuutinen
fi 500,000 -295,000

Tags: Jorma NuutinenMarco Leonzio