Day 3 completed
|Blinds||60,000 / 120,000|
Day 3 completed
Local player Theis Vad Hennebjerre has won the Unibet Open Copenhagen Main Event for DKK 620,000 (€83,115) after a long day on the felt. He got lucky at the right time, made the right decisions in most cases, and picked off his opponent facing the biggest bluff of the tournament.
The third and final day of play at the 2015 Unibet Open Copenhagen started with 25 players and the goal of playing down to a winner. Play started at 1 p.m. local time, and before everyone knew it the tournament was down to its final two tables. A double bust out and the tournament was rid of the last Dutch and last Belgian players, and well-known Danish player Rasmus Agerskov also fell before the big paydays were handed out.
From 18 down to nine didn't take long either, though some players handed out bad beats to get there. The biggest pot of the tournament at the time was a post-flop clash between the aces of Nikolaj Seydel and queens of Mohanathas Sivagnanam. That made Seydel the chip leader and gave him all the wiggle room to make a really deep run.
The final table of nine was reached not long after. In fact, the final table started with only eight players after two players busted at the same time on the final table bubble.
Tapio Járvinen was the first to go when he shoved all in under the gun with the and ran into Pavlos Xanthopoulos's in the big blind. Gordan Florin followed some time later. He ran queen-nine into aces and wouldn't catch up, despite picking up quite some few outs along the way.
A cooler ended Bogdan Petrescu's tournament life. He had a reasonable stack but wasn't sitting deep enough to get away from ace-king. Vad Hennebjerre had aces and the two of them ended up with all the money in before the flop. Petrescu found not even a glimmer, and he hit the rail in seventh place.
Xanthopoulos would be right behind him in line at the payout desk. The Greek had ace-six and, wouldn't you know it, Vad Hennebjerre had aces again.
The most experienced player at the final table was the one to go next. Henrik Hecklen couldn't really get things going at the final table and eventually finished in fifth place. He first lost with aces against Seydel's nines when a nine hit the river. Eventually, his jack-ten couldn't improve against Seydel's ace-seven who finished the job with a board full of blanks.
The four-handed situation lasted for some time. Robin Nielsen was the unfortunate one to eventually depart next, and then Seydel finished third. His last hand was a remarkable one, and would be one we won't quickly forget. In a three-bet pot and a checked flop, Seydel called the turn and bluff-shoved the river with fives on a board full of cards that didn't do anything to improve his hand. Vad Hennebjerre had all the trouble in the world calling with aces, but he stood strong to the test.
The heads-up match didn't last long. Vad Hennebjerre started with a 3-1 advantage, and he and Henrik Juncker got the money in soon enough. Vad Hennebjerre pushed with the queen-ten, Juncker called with the king-six, and by the time the turn was out Juncker was drawing dead as a jack gave Vad Hennebjerre a straight. The river even improved Vad Hennebjerre's hand to a flush and the third Unibet Open Copenhagen had it's winner.
|1||Theis Vad Hennebjerre||Denmark||DKK 620,000 (€83,115)|
|2||Henrik Juncker||Denmark||DKK 425,000 (€56,974)|
|3||Nikolaj Seydel||Denmark||DKK 275,000 (€36,866)|
|4||Robin Nielsen||Sweden||DKK 210,000 (€28,152)|
|5||Henrik Hecklen||Denmark||DKK 150,000 (€20,109)|
|6||Pavlos Xanthopoulos||Greece||DKK 120,000 (€16,087)|
|7||Bogdan Petrescu||Romania||DKK 100,000 (€13,406)|
|8||Gordan Florin||Romania||DKK 80,000 (€10,725)|
|9||Tapio Járvinen||Finland||DKK 61,800 (€8,285)|
Congratulations to Theis Vad Hennebjerre, who took home the trophy, the big paycheck, and a memory that will live forever.
Henrik Juncker started the last hand heads-up versus Theis Vad Hennebjerre with just 2,470,000 and he got all those in the middle when his opponent shoved all in. The last hand of the night would simply be a shove (Vad Hennebjerre) and call (Juncker).
Theis Vad Hennebjerre:
The flop came and gave Vad Hennebjerre a gutshot.
It was all over after the hit the turn. The on the river just made Vad Hennebjerre's hand a little bit better and Henrik Juncker had to settle for second.
Nikolaj Seydel opened the button for 330,000 with and the small blind quickly folded. Theis Vad Hennebjerre in the big blind had the best possible starting hand with and three bet to 735,000. Seydel made the call.
Vad Hennebjerre checked on and Seydel checked behind.
The on the turn made Vad Hennebjerre bet 525,000 and Seydel made the call.
The completed the board and with 2,660,000 in the pot, Vad Hennebjerre bet a mere 825,000.
After just a minute of thinking, Seydel shoved all in for 3,330,000.
Vad Hennebjerre tanked for a minimum of five minutes before calling with his over pair. The organization needed another few minutes to count the stacks and tell Seydel the bad news that he was eliminated.
Heads up for the title now!
Henrik Juncker limped in from the small blind for 160,000 with and Theis Vad Hennebjerre raised it up to 350,000 from the big blind with .
Juncker now shoved all in for 2,190,000 and Vad Hennebjerre folded with a pained face after some thinking.
Henrik Juncker opened the button for 320,000 with and Theis Vad Hennebjerre shoved from the small blind for 1,985,000 holding . Nikolaj in the big blind folded his king jack after some thinking, Juncker called instantly.
The board was full of blanks and Vad Hennebjerre doubled!
Theis Vad Hennebjerre opened the button with for 325,000 and Henrik Juncker in the big blind called with in the big blind.
The flop came and Juncker check called a bet of 325,000. The fell on the turn and Juncker checked again. Vad Hennebjerre bet 400,000 with 1.9 million behind. Juncker check raised all in and Vad Hennebjerre folded after some thinking.
Small break for the reporters and commentators. Back in 5 minutes.