2022 888poker XL Winter Series
Event #48: $1,500 Shootout No-Limit Hold'em
Days:
123

Event Info

Buy-in $1,500
Prize Pool $1,068,000
Players 800

Level Info

Level 41
Blinds 300,000 / 600,000
Ante 600,000

Players Info - Day 3

Players Left 1
Entries 10

Schumacher Fades the Sweat to Double and Nearly Even Stacks Again

BrandonBloom • Level 40: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante
Johan Schumacher
Johan Schumacher

Gershon Distenfeld raised to 1,000,000 and Johan Schumacher jammed. Distenfeld called and the two revealed their hands for yet another time.

Gershon Distenfeld: {a-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}
Johan Schumacher: {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}

Distenfeld tilted his head back and frustratingly said "Ahhhh!", upon seeing he was dominated and this long battle would most likely continue.

A person from Schumacher's rail exclaimed "We like to hear that!", as laughter was heard from around the room, partially as a response to the remark, and partially as a result of the delirium caused by the lengthy heads-up that has seen many double-ups.

The dealer fanned out the {k-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} flop to give Schumacher top pair but also give Distenfeld a nut flush draw. The {10-Clubs} came on the turn to change nothing, and the {2-Clubs} completed the board to once again continue the match.

Following the hand, the players will now go on a 15-minute break that they requested on account of the fact that they have been battling each other for hours and continue to have similar stacks.

Gershon Distenfeld us
Gershon Distenfeld
us 11,400,000 -4,600,000
Johan Schumacher be
Johan Schumacher
be 8,600,000 4,600,000

Tags: Gershon DistenfeldJohan Schumacher

Distenfeld Picks Off A Bluff

• Level 40: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante

Johan Schumacher raised to 1,000,000 and Gershon Distenfeld made the call.

The flop came {k-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}. The action went check, check.

The board paired when the {4-Diamonds} came on the turn. Distenfeld bet 1,100,000 and Schumacher called.

The river came {4-Clubs}. Distenfeld glanced over at Schumacher before checking. Schumacher slid to stacks of browns in the pot amounting to 4,000,000. Distenfeld said, "I can't fold" and put calling chips in the pot.

Johan Schumacher: {7-Clubs}{6-Hearts}
Gerhson Distenfeld: {9-Hearts}{9-Spades}

Distenfeld took back the lead with a full house.

Gershon Distenfeld us
Gershon Distenfeld
us 16,000,000 9,000,000
Johan Schumacher be
Johan Schumacher
be 4,000,000 -9,000,000

Schumacher Takes the Lead

BrandonBloom • Level 40: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante

Johan Schumacher has won a few small pots to take the lead over Gershon Distenfeld as these two players continue to battle.

During one hand, Distenfeld raised to 1,000,000 and Schumacher called. Schumacher check-called a 900,000 bet on the {a-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{2-Spades} flop. Both players checked the {9-Clubs} turn and Distenfeld folded to a 4,000,000 bet on the {4-Clubs} river.

Johan Schumacher be
Johan Schumacher
be 13,000,000 5,000,000
Gershon Distenfeld us
Gershon Distenfeld
us 7,000,000 -5,000,000

Schumacher Isn't Going Anywhere

• Level 40: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante

Gershon Distenfeld limped the button and Johan Schumacher checked.

They checked through the flop when it came {7-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{3-Clubs}.

Schumacher checked the {10-Hearts} turn and Distenfeld moved all-in. Schumacher called.

Johan Schumacher: {10-Spades}{2-Spades}
Gershon Distenfeld: {6-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}

Schumacher had top pair and Distenfeld was drawing to a five for the straight but could not get there when the river came {j-Spades}.

Gershon Distenfeld us
Gershon Distenfeld
us 12,000,000 -2,000,000
Johan Schumacher be
Johan Schumacher
be 8,000,000 2,000,000

Schumacher Can't Get Enough Doubles

BrandonBloom • Level 40: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante

Johan Schumacher got down to under ten big blinds again before this hand.

Before the blinds went up, Gershon Distenfeld called in the small blind and Johan Schumacher checked his option.

The flop came {10-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{6-Hearts}. Schumacher check-jammed after Distenfeld bet 450,000. Distenfeld called for 2,400,000 and once again, Schumacher was at risk.

Johan Schumacher: {10-Spades}{7-Hearts}
Gershon Distenfeld: {8-Hearts}{4-Hearts}

Schumacher had top pair, but Distenfeld had a flush draw and a gutter draw. The two players once again embraced as the dealer put out the {4-Clubs} on the turn. The {10-Clubs} completed the board to keep Schumacher alive again.

Gershon Distenfeld us
Gershon Distenfeld
us 14,000,000 3,000,000
Johan Schumacher be
Johan Schumacher
be 6,000,000 -3,000,000

Schumacher Finds Another Double

• Level 40: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante

Johan Schumacher moved all-in for 4,450,000 and Gershon Distenfeld woke up with ace-king and made the call.

Johan Schumacher: {4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}
Gerhson Distenfeld: {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}

The board ran out {q-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{9-Spades}{7-Diamonds}. Schumacher's pocket fours held for the double.

Gershon Distenfeld us
Gershon Distenfeld
us 11,000,000 -6,000,000
Johan Schumacher be
Johan Schumacher
be 9,000,000 6,000,000

Schumacher Doubles Up

BrandonBloom • Level 40: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante

Gershon Distenfeld jammed in the small blind and Johan Schumacher called for his remaining couple of big blinds.

Johan Schumacher: {10-Clubs}{4-Spades}
Gershon Distenfeld: {5-Clubs}{4-Hearts}

The two players once again locked arms around each other and awaited the result. The dealer put out a {9-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} board to give Schumacher the double, although Distenfeld still holds a large chip lead.

Gershon Distenfeld us
Gershon Distenfeld
us 17,000,000 -500,000
Johan Schumacher be
Johan Schumacher
be 3,000,000 500,000

Distenfeld Has Major Lead

• Level 40: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante

Before the blinds increased, Gershon Distenfeld raised from the button to 800,000 and Johan Schumacher defended.

The flop came {q-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} and the action went check, check.

The turn card was the {q-Hearts} and the action checked through again.

The {4-Spades} fell on the river and Schumacher led for a bet of 1,000,000. Distenfeld called.

Johan Schumacher: {j-Spades}{9-Spades}
Gershon Distenfeld: {9-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}

Distenfeld scooped the pot with a pair of sixes.

Gershon Distenfeld us
Gershon Distenfeld
us 17,500,000 4,000,000
Johan Schumacher be
Johan Schumacher
be 2,500,000 -4,000,000

Tags: Gershon DistenfeldJohan Schumacher

Level:
40
Blinds:
250,000/500,000
Ante:
500,000

Distenfeld Finds Ace on Turn to Double

BrandonBloom • Level 39: 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante
Gershon Distenfeld
Gershon Distenfeld

Johan Schumacher open-shoved in the small blind and Gershon Distenfeld called off his remaining 6,640,000 stack in the big blind.

Gershon Distenfeld: {a-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}
Johan Schumacher: {2-Diamonds}{2-Spades}

The two players stood up and linked arms around each other as they watched the dealer run out the cards. The {q-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} flop changed nothing. The dealer paused for dramatic effect, and put out the {a-Hearts} on the turn to vault Distenfeld ahead. The {j-Hearts} river confirmed his double to take the chip lead.

Gershon Distenfeld us
Gershon Distenfeld
us 13,500,000 7,000,000
Johan Schumacher be
Johan Schumacher
be 6,500,000 -7,000,000

Tags: Gershon DistenfeldJohan Schumacher