Day 3 completed
|Blinds||100,000 / 200,000|
Day 3 completed
The third and final day of the PokerStars.es European Poker Tour Season 13 €50,000 Super High Roller saw nine hopefuls out of a 102-entry strong field return to the feature table. It took less than five hours for German wunderkind Fedor Holz to lift the trophy and claim yet another victory.
Two-time EPT Barcelona Super High Roller finalist Erik Seidel was the shortest stack coming into the day and joined the rail in hand number 5. A crazy four-way all in saw Seidel all in with pocket nines, Sam Greenwood all in with pocket kings, Julian Stuer all in with pocket tens and Ahadpur Khangah putting them all at rish with ace-five suited. The board ran out queen-high and Greenwood won the main pot while Stuer won the side pot. Erik Seidel busted in 9th place (€137,130), Khangah was knocked back to the role of short stack.
Julian Stuer took another hit soon after and then called all in out of the big blind with queen-deuce when facing the shove of Greenwood who held king-eight suited. A queen came on the flop but Greenwood picked up a flush draw on the turn and improved thanks to a king on the river. Stuer made his exit in 8th place for €181,200.
Daniel Dvoress followed next. In a battle of the Canadians, Dvoress three-bet all in with pocket eights and initial raiser Greenwood looked him up with pocket tens to hold up on a dry queen-high board. Dvoress had to settle for 7th place, good for €232,600.
Defending EPT Barcelona Super High Roller champion and former November Niner, Sylvain Loosli, was eliminated in 6th place (€293,800). He three-bet all in out of the big blind with pocket eights. Holz, who had raised under the gun, quickly called with ace-king and won the flip after an ace appeared on the flop.
Business man Ahadpur Khangah, who beat plenty of top pros to reach the final table, bowed out in 5th place (€377,100). He was in the big blind with king-jack suited and called all in after a shove of small blind Greenwood, who held ace-seven. A jack on the flop gave hope for a comeback story, but an ace followed right away on the turn and the river blanked.
Down to the last four, Alexandros Kolonias, who finished 2nd in the EPT12 Grand Final €25,000 High Roller, was the shortest stack. He got it in good with a three-bet shove holding pocket kings, but Holz's run good with pocket nines saw a nine appear on the flop and that was it for Kolonias (4th, €467,700).
Timothy Adams was the chip leader going into the final table, and quickly lost a lot of chips with three players remaining. Adams then three-bet all in with pocket deuces and Greenwood called with ace-king suited. Greenwood spiked a king on the flop to send Adams home in 3rd place (€597,500).
Heads-up play for the trophy and first-place payout of €1,300,300 started almost even in chips and and no deal. However, Holz quickly established a big lead and pulled away further. It was all over in hand number 75 of the day when Greenwood shoved his short stack in with five-six suited and Holz snap-called with ace-king. A king-high flop left Greenwood drawing to a gutshot. He turned an open-ended straight draw but didn't complete it with a blank on the river. Greenwood departed in 2nd place for €903,600.
Within the last six months, Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz has now accumulated more than $12 million in tournament cashes and added another win to his already impressive poker resume. For a player that claimed retirement not too long ago, this trip to Barcelona has gone exceptionally well so far.
Sarah was table side right after his victory.
|9||Erik Seidel||United States||€137,130|
This rounds up the PokerNews coverage of the Super High Roller Event, but the action continues at the record-breaking festival at the Casino Barcelona with Day 1a of the €5,300 Main Event.
Tomorrow, Day 1b gets underway at 10:00am local time and PokerNews will also be on site for live updates from the €25,000 Single-Day High Roller Event.
Hand #73: Sam Greenwood looked down at and announced that he was all in for around 3,125,000. Fedor Holz called emphatically with .
The flop came , giving Holz top pair, but handing a gut shot to Greenwood. The turn was the giving Greenwood an additional four outs as he was now open-ended.
However, the was not one of them, and Greenwood was eliminated in 2nd place (€903,600). Holz wins yet another tournament to further cement his status of poker wunderkind and a recap of today's action will be available shortly.
Hand #70: The action resumed with the board showing in a min-raised pot. Sam Greenwood checked and Fedor Holz checked behind. The river was the and both players checked again. Holz scooped the pot with the for a pair of tens.
Hand #71: A limped pot saw Greenwood see the flop of with . Holz only showed the , but his bet secured the pot as Greenwood folded.
Hand #72: Greenwood limped in without cards being shown and Holz checked with the . The flop came and Holz checked, Greenwood bet 300,000. Holz just called and the appeared on the turn.
Holz checked for the second time, then Greenwood bet 625,000 and Holz called. The river completed the board and Holz calmly stared at the board. He then bet 625,000 and Greenwood called, before mucking his in disgust when Holz showed him the flush.
Hand #66: Fedor Holz received a walk in the big blind.
Hand #67: Holz raised to 400,000 with the showing and Sam Greenwood gave up his big blind.
Hand #68: Greenwood raised to 400,000 with the and Holz called with the . On the flop, both players checked. After the turn, the action went check, check, and the river completed the board. Holz checked, Greenwood checked behind and the pot was shipped to the German wunderkind.
Hand #69: Holz raised to 400,000 with the and Greenwood defended the .
On the flop, Greenwood checked and Holz bet 400,000. Greenwood called to see the on the turn, then checked again very quickly.
After brief consideration, Holz grabbed into his growing stack and fired 820,000 to force a fold.
The players then took a 10-minute break after the end of the level.
Hand #61: Raise and take it for Fedor Holz as Sam Greenwood folded.
Hand #62: Greenwood raised to 400,000 with and Holz called with the . The flop came and Holz check-called 330,000. The on the turn filled up Greenwood's flush and Holz checked again. Greenwood bet 800,000 into the 1.5 million pot and Holz folded.
Hand #63: Holz raised to 400,000 with just the showing. Greenwood three-bet to 1.3 million with and Holz folded.
Hand #64: Greenwood made it 400,000 with and Fedor Holz folded eight-deuce.
Hand #65: Holz had just the showing and made it 400,000. Greenwood called with and the flop came . Greenwood instantly checked and Holz bet 450,000. Greenwood made the call.
The fell on the turn and Greenwood and Holz both checked. The on the river made Greenwood check again. Holz bet 1,875,000 into the 1,740,000 pot and Greenwood sighed, leaned back and eventually folded .
Hand #58: Fedor Holz received a walk, holding the .
Hand #59: Holz raised to 400,000 with the and Sam Greenwood called to see a flop of . Greenwood checked, Holz bet 575,000 and Greenwood check-raised big for 1,900,000, and Holz called.
On the turn, Greenwood checked and Holz checked behind. The appeared on the river and Greenwood checked again. Holz cut out a final bet before putting it into the middle of the table.
"Can I have a count," Greenwood immediately asked and it was 2,400,000 to go. Greenwood eventually called and then mucked, Holz asked him if he had queen-seven while raking in a big pot early into the heads up duel.
Hand #60: Greenwood raised to 400,000 with the and Holz called with the . The flop came and Holz checked, Greenwood continued for 530,000 and Holz called.
After the fell on the turn, the action went check, check. The then appeared on the river and Holz won the pot with the better kicker.
Fedor Holz (12,880,000, 80 big blinds) and Sam Greenwood (12,620,000, 78 big blinds) will start the heads up after a short break.
Hand #57: On the button, Greenwood raised to 400,000 with . Fedor Holz folded his small blind but big blind Timothy Adams shoved all in for 5,315,000 holding .
Greenwood called instantly.
The flop came and Greenwood propelled from a 49 percent chance to a 91 percent chance to win the hand.
The on the turn didn't do anything and neither did the on the river.
Timothy Adams, who started the final table as chip leader, made his exit in 3rd place.