Day 3 completed
|Blinds||50,000 / 100,000|
Day 3 completed
The PokerNews Cup Main Event ended about two hours into Day 3 when the nine remaining players agreed to a deal before the first cards of the final table were dealt. Germany's Daniel Can emerged as the official winner after the deal was finalized collecting the agreed upon top prize of €17,105 and the coveted PokerNews Cup trophy.
Can shared with us that is consider to soon head off to Prague for the Prague Poker Festival.
Germany's Benoit Kuhn, otherwise known as half of the BKRF Investments, finished just behind Can for €16,822. Kuhn told us last night when he was witnessed in the casino playing online poker hours after Day 2 ended that he felt he could play his "A" game without a good night's rest.
Others to win big thanks to the deal that was made are Denmark's Thomas Pedersen (third place - €15,481), Germany's Christian Voss (fourth place - €13,913), Netherlands' Hermanus van Beek (fifth place - €13,497), Claudius Istrate (sixth place - €12,402), Slovakia's Marián Uharcek (seventh place - €11,797), Germany's Christian Waldemar Dieter (eighth place - €11,193), and Germany's Philipp Kämpf (ninth place - €9,814).
Day 3 kicked off with 16 of the original 820 entrants to enter the event. Just a few minutes in the day, we were down to 15 players after Germany's Jurgen Melan was all-in with blinds at 40,000/80,000 and a 10,000 ante holding for 940,000 chips. He collected €1,765 for 16th place after his hand was unable to improve once Dieter called with .
Straight after many of the short-stacks wound up getting it all-in to find themselves in a coin-flip situation. More often than not, the coin-flips shipped the chips to the bigger stacks and narrowed down the field.
The final table was reached on Day 3 in less than two blind levels after Germany's Sasa Klein (15th place - €1,998), Germany's Gerald Hiebler (14th place - €1,998), Czech Republic's Gjergji Lazer (13th place - €2,289), Germany's Jakub Krämer (12th place - €2,289), Slovakia's Brian Joseph Lim (11th place - €2,697), and Germany's Robert Markus Manner (10th place - €2,697) were eliminated.
Still yet to come is the €85 buy-in PokerNews Cooldown NLH event featuring a €5,000 guaranteed prize pool. A decent turnout is expected as we have overheard a few players say they were going to enter the tournament that begins at 19:00 CET, including PokerNews Cup Opening Event winner Timothy Weltner.
Daniel Can was declared the official winner of the PokerNews Cup Main Event after the nine players on the final table agreeing to a deal before the first hand was dealt.
Here are the official payouts after the deal was made:
|5||Hermanus van Beek||Netherlands||2,705,000||€13,497|
|8||Christian Waldemar Dieter||Germany||2,095,000||€11,193|
|Hermanus van Beek||2,705,000||50,000|
|Christian Waldemar Dieter||2,095,000||-405,000|
While we were waiting for the payouts to be finalized, we bumped into Timothy Weltner who was here every day of the PokerNews Cup. Weltner financed his trip and then some by finishing on top of a five-way deal of the PokerNews Cup Opening event for €2,607.
Weltner wore suit after suit, but today he stepped it up a notch. While we do not have a trophy to award him, Timothy Weltner is the unofficial winner of the best dressed PokerNews Cup player award.
The nine remaining players agreed to a deal before any hands were dealt on the final table. We will report details of the deal within the hour once we have final figures from the tournament director.
Play has still be paused while players are discussing a deal. The deal is being held up while Philipp Kämpf is asking for more money. Thomas Pedersen and a couple of players have offered an extra €200.
Less than 2 hours into Day 3, we have reached the final table in the PokerNews Cup Main Event.
We are taking a short break while players have moved their chips to the final table based on a new draw. The dealers are counting the chip stacks before play resumes.
Another short-stack all-in, another coin-flip lost.
Robert Markus Manner jammed all-in for exactly 1 million chips and was called by Christian Voss.
Voss paired the board on a flop and Manner was unable to catch-up when the appeared on the turn and landed on the river.
Manner headed to the cashier after being eliminated in 10th place for €2,697.
|Robert Markus Manner||Busted|
Benoit Kuhn, otherwise known as one half of BKRF Investments, raised the action to 200,000 in late position. Brian Lim went all-in for 650,000 and Kuhn called.
Lim was well ahead preflop, and also seemed to have the hand tied up when the flop cam . Things became interesting when a hit the turn, and Lim was eliminated in 11th place for €2,697 when the hit the river to give Kuhn two-pair.
The table stared in amazement after the hand unfolded, and Kuhn who did a little bit of celebrating wished Lim a good game and apologized for being excited. Lim understood, and said, "That's poker," as he made his way to the cashier.
|Brian Joseph Lim||Busted|
Short stacks are having tough times winning coin flips. Jakub Krämer jammed all-in preflop for 1.3 million, Thomas Pedersen called, and the rest of the table folded.
Krämer's hand appeared to be good when the flop came . The turn was a harmless , however, Krämer was eliminated in 12th place for €2,289 after the hit the river to give Pedersen a set.