HRW 07: $10,300 NLHE High Roller, $1.25M GTD
Days:
1

Event Info

Prize Pool $1,300,000
Players 130

Level Info

Level 32
Blinds 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 12,500

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 130

Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier Eliminated in 9th Place ($35,354)

MartianNews • Level 28: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Sami Kelopuro opened to 97,200 from the cutoff and GGPoker ambassador Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier shoved all in, totaling 364,714 from the big blind. Kelopuro called and the two tabled their hands.

Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier: {8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}
Sami Kelopuro: {a-Hearts}{q-Clubs}

The flop was an interesting one when {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} hit the virtual felt, giving Kelopuro two pair and Grospellier a flush draw. A {q-Clubs} brought the optimism to a halt for Grospellier as he was then drawing dead to the {7-Hearts} river, being eliminated in ninth place.

Sami Kelopuro fi 1,730,000 638,000
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier fr Busted

Adrian Mateos Eliminated in 10th Place ($27,078)

MartianNews • Level 28: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Adrian Mateos shoved all in for a total of 344,440 from the cutoff, Bert Stevens shoved over the top and everyone else ducked out, leaving just two.

Adrian Mateos: {a-Spades}{2-Diamonds}
Bert Stevens: {7-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}

A {10-Spades}{5-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} flop landed on the board and Mateos was in need of some help. A {10-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds} runout failed to improve the hand of Mateos, eliminating him in tenth place as Stevens scooped in another pot late in the day.

Bert Stevens be 2,760,000 1,110,000
Adrian Mateos es Busted
Level:
28
Blinds:
20,000/40,000
Ante:
5,000

Viacheslav Buldygin Eliminated in 11th Place ($27,078)

MartianNews • Level 27: 18,000-36,000, 4,500 ante

Viacheslav Buldygin moved all in for their last 259,942 and Julian Stuer called, putting his opponent at risk of elimination.

Viacheslav Buldygin: {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}
Julian Stuer: {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}

The flop rolled out {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{3-Clubs} and Stuer was well in front. A {k-Hearts} turn and {10-Diamonds} river cemented the pot for Stuer, sending Buldygin out the door in eleventh place.

Julian Stuer at 2,735,000 370,000
Viacheslav Buldygin ru Busted

Mike Watson Eliminated in 12th Place ($23,233)

MartianNews • Level 27: 18,000-36,000, 4,500 ante

Mike Watson saw action fall on him in the cutoff and elected to shove is remaining 218,419 into the middle. Sami Kelopuro called, putting the Canadian at risk.

Mike Watson: {a-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}
Sami Kelopuro: {a-Spades}{9-Hearts}

Kelopuro extended his lead when the {k-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} flop hit the table, nailing a nine-ball. An {a-Clubs} turn left Watson in need of a king to chop but the {j-Clubs} river was of no help and he was eliminated.

Sami Kelopuro fi 1,092,000 257,000
Mike Watson ca Busted
Level:
27
Blinds:
18,000/36,000
Ante:
4,500

Klodnicki Falls to Smaron as Final Table Draws Near

MartianNews • Level 26: 16,000-32,000, 4,000 ante

Kenneth "rebuyguy" Smaron raised to 64,000 from middle position and Chris Klodnicki shoved over the top, totaling 264,018. Smaron called and the two tabled their cards.

Chris Klodnicki: {a-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}
Kenneth "rebuyguy" Smaron: {k-Hearts}{q-Clubs}

The flop came down {q-Spades}{8-Clubs}{5-Hearts} and Smaron took a commanding lead. A {4-Spades} turn and {9-Diamonds} river changed not a thing as Klodnicki was eliminated by the flopped queen of Smaron.

Kenneth "rebuyguy" Smaron us 1,330,000 360,000
Chris Klodnicki us Busted

Stuer Slashing One More from the Field

MartianNews • Level 26: 16,000-32,000, 4,000 ante

Julian Stuer opened 64,000 from the cutoff, "Whynot22" shoved all in for 125,626 and Stuer called, putting his opponent at risk.

"Whynot22": {a-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}
Julian Stuer: {k-Hearts}{3-Clubs}

The flop fell {6-Hearts}{5-Spades}{4-Clubs} and "Whynot22" was still in the lead. A {3-Diamonds} shifted that lead to Stuer and the {8-Hearts} river sealed the deal. "Whynot22" was eliminated and Stuer took down another pot.

Julian Stuer at 2,365,000 445,000
"Whynot22" MC Busted

Kelopuro Wakes Up with a Monster vs. Watson

MartianNews • Level 26: 16,000-32,000, 4,000 ante

Action folded around to Mike Watson in the small blind and he moved all in for 595,875. Sami Kelopuro snap-called for less, putting their 373,456 into the pot.

Sami Kelopuro: {a-Spades}{a-Hearts}
Mike Watson: {a-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}

The board rolled out {9-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{5-Hearts} and Kelopuro's bullets scooped the pot, continuing the downfall of Watson.

Sami Kelopuro fi 835,000 418,000
Mike Watson ca 190,000 -520,000

Break Time

MartianNews • Level 26: 16,000-32,000, 4,000 ante

The remaining 14 players will now be taking a five-minute break.