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zedmaster84 • Level 19: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

David Vamplew already shoved before into a raise of Griffin Benger, this time the Canadian made the call for 193,000 after all other opponents folded.


Benger: {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}
Vamplew: {A-Spades}{9-Hearts}

The Scotsman makes the nut flush on the {4-Spades}{8-Spades}{6-Spades}{5-Spades}{7-Clubs} board and Benger falls back down to half a million in chips.

Griffin Benger ca
Griffin Benger
ca 500,000 -167,000
David Vamplew gb
David Vamplew
gb 410,000 207,000

Tags: David VamplewGriffin Benger

Full House for Flush Entity

zedmaster84 • Level 19: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Ole Schemion raised the button and Griffin Benger defended his big blind to see the {K-Clubs}{A-Clubs}{4-Hearts} flop. The Canadian check-called 30,000 and both checked the {4-Clubs} turn. On the {6-Diamonds} river, Benger led for 72,000 and Schemion quickly called to much versus the {K-Diamonds}{4-Spades} of the Canadian.

Tags: Griffin BengerOle Schemion


Chad_Holloway • Level 19: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

On just the second hand back from the break, Dimitar Danchev opened for 25,000 from the cutoff and Ole Schemion, who is currently atop the EPT10 Player of the Year leaderboard, moved all in for 302,000 from the button. The blinds folded and Danchev made the call.

Danchev: {a-Clubs}{j-Spades}
Schemion: {8-Spades}{8-Hearts}

It was a flip, and the young German would see the coin come down in his favor as the board ran out {10-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{2-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}. Schemion, who tends to show little emotion, shook his fists in celebration while Griffin Benger began a chant at the other side of the table.

"POY...POY...POY," he said before changing it up, "GPI...GPI...GPI."

Indeed, with Schemion's deep run he is in great shape to capture EPT10 POY honors.

Ole Schemion de
Ole Schemion
de 610,000 298,000
Dimitar Danchev bg
Dimitar Danchev
bg 140,000 -303,000

Tags: Ole SchemionDimitar Danchev


The Chip Counts for Level 19

zedmaster84 • Level 18: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Two more levels for today unless we reach the final eight for the final table tomorrow already before that. Below are the table constellations with ten players left:

11Griffin Benger667000
12David Vamplew203000
14Dimitar Danchev443000
16Ole Schemion312000
18Max Greenwood496000
23Mustapha Kanit919000
24Tamer Kamel773000
25Imed Ben Mahmoud278000
26Philip Sternheimer562000
27Alex Bilokur572000

Jason Lavallee Eliminated in 11th Place (€21,600)

zedmaster84 • Level 18: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Jason Lavallee
Jason Lavallee

It was not really a good day at the office for the second in chips at the start, Jason Lavallee. Down to only 130,000 he three-bet shoved into a raise of Alex Bilokur and was called by the Russian. Showdown:

Lavallee: {K-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}
Bilokur: {9-Diamonds}{9-Spades}

A typical coin flip that you encounter to often deep in tournaments. Lavallee had two over cards and a possible flush draw, however the Canadian couldn't connect with the {J-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{4-Hearts} board. He shook hands with all opponents and left in the second last hand of level 18.

Alex Bilokur ru
Alex Bilokur
ru 550,000 85,000
Jason Lavallee ca
Jason Lavallee
ca Busted

Tags: Alex BilokurJason Lavallee

Break Started

Yardley • Level 18: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Players are now on a 20 minute break.

Ismail Erkenov Eliminated in 12th Place (€19,050)

Yardley • Level 18: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Ismail Erkenov - 12th
Ismail Erkenov - 12th

Ismail Erkenov open shoved from the button for his last 140,000. Max Greenwood quickly folded the small blind but Griffin Benger in the big blind just as quickly announced “Call.”

Erkenov obviously knew from his tone what that meant and said “Oh.”

Oh indeed as Erkenov’s {6-Clubs}{6-Spades} had run into the {a-Diamonds}{a-Spades} of Benger.

The dealer dealt {10-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{9-Spades}{k-Hearts} and Erkenov was out.

Everyone knew that Erkenov had sucked out on Berger earlier and Greenwood commented to Berger, “You know the expression chip warmer?”

Benger wasn’t sure he’d heard it before but he understood what it meant.

Ismail Erkenov RU
Ismail Erkenov
RU Busted

Tags: Griffin BengerIsmail Erkenov

Benger Gets Some Chips back

zedmaster84 • Level 18: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Griffin Benger defended his big blind against an under the gun raise from David Vamplew and check-called the {Q-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{Q-Hearts} flop for 24,000. On the {9-Hearts} turn both players checked and the {J-Diamonds} river completed the board.

Benger checked once more and Vamplew bet 65,000. Quick call from the Canadian with {Q-Spades}{10-Spades} and that won the pot against the {9-Clubs}{10-Clubs} of his opponent. It was also one of the few hands as of lately that even went to a showdown.

Griffin Benger ca
Griffin Benger
ca 392,000 62,000

Tags: David VamplewGriffin Benger

Kanit Assumes Control

zedmaster84 • Level 18: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Philip Sternheimer defended his small blind against the under the gun raise of Alex Bilokur and then check-called 22,000 on the {J-Clubs}{A-Hearts}{K-Clubs} flop. On the {7-Clubs} Sternheimer checked again, Bilokur made it 45,00 to go and then tank folded after the US boy check-raised to 130,000.

Just a few minutes later we saw Mustapha Kanit open to 20,000 from under the gun and he got called by four opponents. On the {Q-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{A-Hearts} only Alex Bilokur called the continuation bet of Kanit for 41,000 and both checked the {7-Clubs} turn. On the {3-Clubs} river, Kanit fired 85,000 and that was enough to avoid a showdown.

Mustapha Kanit it
Mustapha Kanit
Winamax Team Pro
it 850,000 265,000

Tags: Alex BilokurMustapha KanitPhilip Sternheimer