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€50,000 Super High Roller
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Highlights

Highlights

€50,000 Super High Roller
Day 2 completed

Leonid Markin Leads Final 7, Martin Jacobson Bubbles

Webjoker • Level 17: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Leonid Markin
Leonid Markin

32 player survived the first day of the inaugural €50,000 buy in Super High Roller in Prague yesterday, but there were more players seated at the start of the second day. Fedor Holz (third bullet) and Timothy Adams (second bullet) reentered, while Spain's Pablo Fernandez entered for the first time.

Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier was the first to go when he ran ace-king into Brian Roberts' aces. The 2 Months 2 Million star catapulted to a 1 million stack, taking the lead in the tournament. Joni Sointula, Mike McDonald and Joao Vieira followed shortly after. The extra €150,000 in the prize pool supplied by the late additions wouldn't find a way back into their pockets either. Holz, Adams and Fernandez all busted well before the money. Adams was at one point down to 4,000, made a miraculeus comeback to over half a million, but busted a bit later anyway. David Peters was the next with his head on the chopping block. He pushed his last couple of big blinds in with ace-seven and found Stephen Chidwick calling with sixes. The sixes held and Peters headed to the exit.

There were three way all-ins, there were double knock outs (Ole Schemion and Steve O'Dwyer to Martin Jacobson), and there were bad beats. Christoph Vogelsang and Mustapha Kanit for example got their chips in before the flop. Vogelsang with his eights flopped a set while Kanit flopped top pair with his ace-king. Kanit could have already begun looking for the necessary chips to hand over, if it wasn't for running kings to send Vogelsang home.

Micah Raskin's bust out wasn't pretty either. He lost all of his chips with kings to Leonid Markin's tens in a 1.4 million preflop all-in pot. A ten on the flop gave Raskin the whole afternoon off in Prague. Markin was gathering chips left and right and his bigger raises preflop and smaller three-bets had the desired effect; he was some sort of chip magnet on the second day of the Super High Roller.

One of the biggest pots of the tournament was between Brian Roberts and Vladimir Troyanovskiy. Roberts bet big all in with a rivered top pair in a battle of the blinds. Troyanovskiy held two pair though and called. Roberts fell back lots and the two million pot went to his neighbor. Troyanovskiy eliminated Tobias Reinkemeier with kings to jacks a short time later and added another half a million to his stack.

The initial plan for the day was to play down to eight players, but as the prize pool consisted of seven paid spots this was changed and play would continue until the final seven was set. With several shorties on the unofficial final table of nine, play was slow.

Markin wasn't about to relinquish his chip lead as he did something remarkable with nine players left. Kanit open-shoved his remaining 74,000 in before the flop from middle position. Action folded to Markin in the big blind, and everyone expected him to call as it was just 44,000 more. He folded instead and preserved his large stack.

Roberts, second to last in chips at this point, raised an eyebrow and voiced his concerns about the controversial decision by Markin. The floor came over and Roberts explained that he found it remarkable that Markin folded for just 1.5 big blinds more, though he added that he didn't really think that Markin and Kanit were friends or anything. The floor didn't hand out any penalties in the end, saying Markin was in his right to fold in the spot. Chidwick in the one seat thought out loud that one of the reasons someone in Markin's spot could fold would be to be able to keep the pressure on the entire table with a shorty like Kanit still in.

"Anyway guys, I had six-four," said Markin with a kind of puzzled look on his face. The dealer continued to deal and the nine remaining players were off to the next hand.

Kanit survived that hand, but would fall not much later. He pushed with king-nine and got looked up by Juha Helppi, whose king-queen held up.

With eight players remaining the official final table was formed. Just one more player had to fall before the chips could go back into the bags. It would be Jacobson, the World Series of Poker Main Event champion, busting out in the last spot empty handed. Jacobson pushed his last nine big blinds from the button over Ivan Soshnikov's min raise. Soshnikov called with fours and Jacobson tabled ace-king. Two aces on the flop gave Jacobson the lead, but the four on the turn was catastrophic for the Swedish WSOP champion and two-time EPT runner up. The five on the river was a blank and Jacobson officially bubbled the Super High Roller.

Martin Jacobson bubbles the Super High Roller

Leonid Markin leads the final seven players. Markin, who started out as the chip leader in the £10,000 High Roller back in October in London as well (4th for £145,800), had some unconventional moves on the second day here in Prague, but it worked out just fine for him. Vladimir Troyanovskiy, runner up in 2013 PCA's High Roller, is a close second. Helppi, who qualified for this event for €5,000, is in third. Roberts is the short stack with just shy of seven big blinds to start the final day. None of the players still in reentered, so they all make at least €78,565 as a seventh place finish nets €128,565.

SeatPlayerChip CountBig Blinds
1Stephen Chidwick660,00016.5
2Paul Newey1,510,00037.8
3Juha Helppi2,030,00050.8
4Ivan Soshnikov1,925,00048.1
6Brian Roberts275,0006.9
7Leonid Markin3,350,00083.8
8Vladimir Troyanovskiy3,000,00075

There are 36 minutes and 16 seconds left in level 17 (20,000/40,000 with 5,000 ante). Players return at noon to battle it out for the following prizes:

PositionPrize
1€771,360
2€557,090
3€355,070
4€269,360
5€208,150
6€159,170
7€128,565

Check out the video Remko Rinkema did with Paul Newey after play finished, as they talked about his day and potential at tomorrow's final table.

Leonid Markin ru
Leonid Markin
ru 3,350,000 -175,000
Vladimir Troyanovskiy ru
Vladimir Troyanovskiy
ru 3,000,000 -60,000
Juha Helppi fi
Juha Helppi
fi 2,030,000 365,000
Ivan Soshnikov ru
Ivan Soshnikov
ru 1,925,000 375,000
Paul Newey gb
Paul Newey
gb 1,510,000 140,000
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 660,000 -20,000
Brian Roberts us
Brian Roberts
us 275,000 -185,000

Tags: Brian RobertsChristoph VogelsangDavid PetersFedor HolzIvan SoshnikovJani SointulaJason MercierJoao VieiraJuha HelppiLeonid MarkinMartin JacobsonMicah RaskinMike McDonaldMustapha KanitOle SchemionPablo FernandezPaul NeweyStephen ChidwickSteve O'DwyerTobias ReinkemeierVladimir Troyanovskiy

Martin Jacobson Bubbles the EPT Prague Super High Roller

[user198217] • Level 17: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Martin Jacobson - bubbles the Super High Roller
Martin Jacobson - bubbles the Super High Roller

In the final hand of the night, Ivan Soshnikov raised it up to 80,000 from the cutoff seat. 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Martin Jacobson moved all in for 360,000 from the button. Both blinds folded their hands before Soshnikov made the call with the {4-Clubs}{4-Hearts}. Jacobson had the {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs}.

Jacobson was in trouble, but he had plenty of opportunity to win the pot. The Swede would flop well as the dealer spread out an {a-Clubs}{a-Spades}{8-Hearts} flop. However, his lead would not last long as the {4-Spades} spiked on the turn to give Soshnikov a full house. Jacobson would not find any help on the river as the {5-Clubs} completed the board, sending the $10 million man to the rail and leaving the remaining seven players all in the money.

Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
se Busted

Tags: Ivan SoshnikovMartin Jacobson

Bubble Caution

Webjoker • Level 17: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Stephen Chidwick just pushed his 12 big blinds from the cutoff and didn't get called. Paul Newey once three bet Troyanovskiy's button raise from the big blind, and didn't get called either. All other pots were small and mostly raise and take it situations. With €128,565 on the line and a lot of shorties, the players are cautious with their moves.

Troyanovskiy Takes from Markin

zedmaster84 • Level 17: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Leonid Markin raised to 80,000 and Vladimir Troyanovskiy called from one seat over, Juha Helppi also called in the small blind. On the {5-Spades} {8-Hearts} {K-Clubs} flop, Helppi checked and then folded when Markin bet 160,000 and Troyanovskiy called. Markin also fired 250,000 on the {8-Spades} turn to receive yet another call.

The {4-Diamonds} river slowed down Markin and he paid off the 200,000-valuebet of Troyanovskiy to reveal {K-Hearts} {Q-Clubs}. Troyanovskiy had the better kicker in {A-Spades} {K-Diamonds} and scooped a nice pot to lessen the gap to his countryman.

Leonid Markin ru
Leonid Markin
ru 3,525,000 -700,000
Vladimir Troyanovskiy ru
Vladimir Troyanovskiy
ru 3,060,000 810,000
Juha Helppi fi
Juha Helppi
fi 1,665,000 -90,000

Tags: Juha HelppiLeonid MarkinVladimir Troyanovskiy

Chidwick Doubles Through Troyanovskiy

[user198217] • Level 17: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

The action folded around to Vladimir Troyanovskiy in the cut off who raised it up to 85,000 in chips. Stephen Chidwick then moved all in from the button for 290,000 forcing a fold from both blind. Troyanovskiy made the call when the decision was back on him and the cards were tabled.

Chidwick: {a-Spades}{9-Spades}
Troyanovskiy: {a-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}

The kicker was all the difference as Chidwick held on on a {2-Clubs}{q-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{q-Clubs} board to double up to 680,000 in chips.

Vladimir Troyanovskiy ru
Vladimir Troyanovskiy
ru 2,250,000 -300,000
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 680,000 385,000

Tags: Stephen ChidwickVladimir Troyanovskiy

Level:
17
Blinds:
20,000/40,000
Ante:
5,000

Break

Webjoker • Level 16: 15,000-30,000, 3,000 ante

The last 20-minute break for the players has begun. After the break they will play either two more levels, or till there are seven players left.

SeatPlayerChip Count
1Stephen Chidwick295,000
2Paul Newey1,370,000
3Juha Helppi1,755,000
4Ivan Soshnikov1,550,000
5Martin Jacobson545,000
6Brian Roberts460,000
7Leonid Markin4,225,000
8Vladimir Troyanovskiy2,550,000
Leonid Markin ru
Leonid Markin
ru 4,225,000 350,000
Vladimir Troyanovskiy ru
Vladimir Troyanovskiy
ru 2,550,000 -250,000
Juha Helppi fi
Juha Helppi
fi 1,755,000 420,000
Ivan Soshnikov ru
Ivan Soshnikov
ru 1,550,000 100,000
Paul Newey gb
Paul Newey
gb 1,370,000 -175,000
Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
se 545,000 -135,000
Brian Roberts us
Brian Roberts
us 460,000 -218,000
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 295,000 -100,000

Mustapha Kanit eliminated in 9th Place

Webjoker • Level 16: 15,000-30,000, 3,000 ante
Mustapha Kanit
Mustapha Kanit

Mustapha Kanit moved all in for his remaining 270,000 from under the gun. Juha Helppi was next to act and looked down at his cards before making the call. The rest of the table folded and the two players tabled their cards.

Helppi: {k-Spades}{q-Spades}
Kanit: {k-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}

Kanit was behind and would find no help as the board ran out {5-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{2-Clubs} to see him eliminated just short of the money.

Mustapha Kanit it
Mustapha Kanit
Winamax Team Pro
it Busted

Tags: Juha HelppiMustapha Kanit

Kanit Triples Up

zedmaster84 • Level 16: 15,000-30,000, 3,000 ante

Paul Newey raised to 65,000 from the button and then folded to a 180,000-three-bet of Juha Helppi out of the big blind. One hand later, Mustapha Kanit moved all in from the button and both Helppi as well as Ivan Soshnikov in the big blind called. The Russian tossed in the chips and then said to Kanit "I hope you win."

The board of {9-Hearts} {Q-Clubs} {7-Diamonds} {8-Clubs} {K-Hearts} was checked down and the three players revealed their cards:

Soshnikov: {J-Diamonds} {4-Diamonds}
Helppi: {8-Hearts} {5-Hearts}
Kanit: {9-Spades} {8-Diamonds}

Two pair for the Italian won the pot and he remains short-stacked but is still in it to win it.

Ivan Soshnikov ru
Ivan Soshnikov
ru 1,450,000 50,000
Juha Helppi fi
Juha Helppi
fi 1,335,000 10,000
Mustapha Kanit it
Mustapha Kanit
Winamax Team Pro
it 260,000 150,000

Tags: Ivan SoshnikovJuha HelppiMustapha KanitPaul Newey