|Blinds||300,000 / 600,000|
Ronny Kaiser won the last hand of the level in a battle of the blinds against Markus Durnegger and the players were sent into a 15-minute break right after.
Kaiser bet the flop for 105,000 and Durnegger called before the turn brought a bet of 330,000 by Kaiser and a fold from Durnegger.
Benjamin Pollak opened under the gun plus one to 145,000. His neighbor Georgios Sotiropoulos 3-bet to 455,000 and action folded back around to Pollak.
Pollak thought about it for 30 seconds and tossed in a time bank card when needed. He needed 15 seconds more and eventually pushed all in. Sotiropoulos folded almost immediately.
Frank Ditz three-bet all in to win the pot uncontested, but remains the short stack at the table.
Jakub Michalak opened to 135,000 on the button and Emil Patel called from the small blind. On the , both players checked. Patel bet the turn for 160,000 and Michalak folded.
Patel raised to 130,000 and Markus Durnegger defended the big blind. Durnegger checked and folded to a bet on the flop.
Georgios Sotiropoulos opened to 150,000 and Michalak three-bet to 405,000, which Sotiropoulos called. The flop fell and the Greek checked, Michalak made it 500,000 to go and that won the pot right there.
Durnegger made it 125,000 to go on the button and Sotiropoulos defended the big blind. The flop went check, check, and Sotiropoulos bet the turn for 280,000. Durnegger called but the bet of 605,000 on the river proved to be too much for the Austrian. Durnegger used one time bank and sent his cards into the muck.
Ronny Kaiser opened under the gun plus one for 145,000 and got no fewer than 3 callers: Benjamin Pollak (cutoff), Georgios Sotiropoulos (button), and Jakub Michalak (big blind).
Michalak checked to Kaiser on and the original raiser bet 280,000. Pollak and Sotiropoulos folded, Michalak called.
The 2 of them checked the on the turn and the completed the board. Michalak checked and folded to Kaiser's 425,000 bet.
"Show one," Pollak asked.
"If I do that, you'll know what I had," Kaiser said while he almost immediately showed the anyway.
Benjamin Pollak faced a raise to 140,000 by Georgios Sotiropoulos from under the gun and three-bet to 460,000 in the big blind. Sotiropoulos folded and Pollak claimed the pot.
Then, Markus Durnegger made it 125,000 to go from the button and Pollak squeezed to 305,000 from the small blind, again finding no resistance.
Last but not least, Ronny Kaiser raised it up to 135,000 and Pollak three-bet to 395,000 from the button. Kaiser gave it some consideration and folded, to which Pollak mucked his cards very high. Since Kaiser could see them, the cards were shown to the entire table and was revealed.
The action folded to Luis Rodriguez Cruz in the small blind and he open shoved for 1,070,000 total. Markus Durnegger in the big blind asked for a count and called.
Luis Rodriguez Cruz:
The flop came , giving Rodriguez Cruz just runner runner to hope for. With the on the turn, his fate was sealed, no river card in the deck could help him. The completed the board and Luis Rodriguez Cruz headed for the rail.
The remaining 7 players are now guaranteed €166,960.
Quan Zhou raised to 120,000 and the action folded to Jakub Michalak in the big blind. "How much do you play?" Michalak asked and Zhou replied with a "Nine hundred." Michalak moved all in a few seconds later and Zhou called.
The flop improved Michalak to aces and kings, and the turn and river were of no help. The High Roller regular from China was eliminated in 9th place and takes home €91,300, while the remaining eight players have €115,600 locked up.
Markus Durnegger raised to 100,000 from the cutoff and Franz Ditz called in the big blind. On the flop, Ditz checked and called a bet worth 90,000 by Durnegger before the turn was checked through. Ditz also checked the river and called a bet of 200,000 by Durnegger.
The Austrian turned over for a full house and won the pot.