2022 888poker XL Winter Series
Event #62: $50,000 Poker Players Championship (6-Handed)
Days:
12345

Event Info

Buy-in $50,000
Prize Pool $4,800,000
Players 100

Level Info

Level 28
Limits 400,000 / 800,000
Ante 0

"Welcome to Value Town"

mnuwwarah • Level 27: 300,000-600,000, 0 ante

2-7 Triple Draw

Elior Sion raised on the button and called a three-bet from Johannes Becker. Becker took one and Sion two. Becker bet and Sion called. Draws went the same, but this time, Sion folded to a bet.

No-Limit Hold'em

Two hands later, Becker raised to 425,000 on the button and got action. They checked through to the river on {j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}. At that point, Sion checked and Becker bet 475,000. Sion called after about 10 seconds but couldn't beat {k-Spades}{8-Spades} for jacks and eights.

"Welcome to value town," someone yelled from the rail.

Elior Sion gb
Elior Sion
gb 14,725,000 -2,280,000
Johannes Becker de
Johannes Becker
de 10,280,000 2,280,000

Tags: Elior SionJohannes Becker

Chip Counts

123md • Level 27: 300,000-600,000, 0 ante

No hands in the limit hold'em round saw a river, and no hands in the stud 8 round made it to fifth street.

Elior Sion gb
Elior Sion
gb 17,005,000 -265,000
Johannes Becker de
Johannes Becker
de 8,000,000 265,000

Sion Doubles Right Back

zedmaster84 • Level 27: 300,000-600,000, 0 ante
Elior Sion
Elior Sion

Pot-Limit Omaha

Johannes Becker limped in and Elior Sion raised to 480,000, which Becker called. The flop came {7-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{3-Hearts} and Sion continued for 450,000 before Becker forced a fold with a raise to 1,150,000.

The next hand, Sion opened to 480,000 and Becker asked "how much do you have there?" before raising the pot to 1,440,000. Sion called and the flop fell {10-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{6-Clubs}. Becker bet the pot and Sion moved all in, which Becker called with the superior stack.

"What do they have?" the German rail asked and leaned closer to the see the showdown unfold.

Elior Sion: {Q-Spades}{J-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{3-Spades}
Johannes Becker: {K-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}

The {K-Hearts} turn improved Becker to kings and eights, but Sion got there with the {9-Clubs} river to complete a king-high straight. Sion doubled to 17,270,000 and regained a commanding lead.

Elior Sion gb
Elior Sion
gb 17,270,000 8,570,000
Johannes Becker de
Johannes Becker
de 7,735,000 -8,570,000

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Becker Doubles into 2-1 Lead

mnuwwarah • Level 27: 300,000-600,000, 0 ante
Johannes Becker
Johannes Becker

Pot-Limit Omaha

Johannes Becker raised on the button to 480,000 and called a repot from Elior Sion. The flop came {q-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}, and Sion asked how much Becker had left. It was about 6.5 million. Sion slid in 3 million and called when Becker jammed.

Sion: {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{2-Spades}
Becker: {a-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{6-Spades}

Becker had a pile of outs with a combo draw and a pair against the kings of Sion. The turn was a {q-Clubs}, closing off some outs for Becker. However, he hit the {8-Diamonds} river to make a flush and double.

Johannes Becker de
Johannes Becker
de 16,305,000 8,205,000
Elior Sion gb
Elior Sion
gb 8,700,000 -8,205,000

Tags: Elior SionJohannes Becker

Back and Forth

123md • Level 27: 300,000-600,000, 0 ante

Razz

Becker: {X-}{X-} / {A-}{J-}{A-}{3-}
Sion: {X-}{X-} / {4-}{9-}{Q-}{J-} - fold

Elior Sion was the bring-in, Johannes Becker completed, and Sion called. Sion bet on fourth and fifth, Becker called both, then Sion check-folded to a bet from Becker on sixth.

Pot-Limit Omaha

Sion limped in, Becker raised to 480,000 from the big blind, and Sion called.

The flop came down {Q-Spades}{6-Spades}{4-Diamonds}, Becker bet 300,000, Sion raised to 1,050,000, and Becker folded.

Elior Sion gb
Elior Sion
gb 16,905,000 -375,000
Johannes Becker de
Johannes Becker
de 8,100,000 375,000

Tags: Elior SionJohannes Becker

Sion Pulls Away Again

zedmaster84 • Level 27: 300,000-600,000, 0 ante

Razz

After being dealt trips deuces in razz, Elior Sion folded before taking down the next three hands in a row against Johannes Becker to re-establish a decent lead.

Elior Sion: {X-}{X-} / {7-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}
Johannes Becker: {X-}{X-} / {Q-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds} fold

Sion completed with the {7-Diamonds} and Becker called. On fourth street, Sion bet and Becker quickly folded.

Elior Sion: {X-}{X-} / {2-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}
Johannes Becker: {X-}{X-} / {8-Spades}{K-Spades}{Q-Hearts} fold

Sion completed with the {2-Hearts} and Becker raised, Sion made it three bets and Becker called. Sion bet fourth street and Becker called before a bet by Sion on fifth street forced a fold from Becker.

Elior Sion: {X-}{X-} / {2-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{6-Clubs} / {X-}
Johannes Becker: {X-}{X-} / {A-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{2-Clubs} / {X-}{X-}

Becker completed with the {A-Diamonds} and Sion called. Becker check-called all further streets and Sion showed {10-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{5-Spades} for an eighty-six to win a big pot.

Elior Sion gb
Elior Sion
gb 17,280,000 3,175,000
Johannes Becker de
Johannes Becker
de 7,725,000 -3,175,000

Tags: Elior SionJohannes Becker

Sion's Seven Wins to Retake the Lead

mnuwwarah • Level 27: 300,000-600,000, 0 ante
Elior Sion
Elior Sion

Razz

Johannes Becker completed with a {2-}, and Elior Sion raised with a {4-}. Becker made it three bets, and Sion called. Sion was the one catching good on fourth street with an {a-}, and he bet the next two streets.

Becker: {x-}{x-}/{2-}{10-}{3-}{k-} / {x-}
Sion: {x-}{x-}/{4-}{a-}{9-}{10-} / {x-}

Despite Becker catching paint, Sion checked sixth. Becker checked back and then called a river bet.

Sion rolled over {7-}{5-}{2-} for a seven-five, and Becker mucked.

Elior Sion gb
Elior Sion
gb 14,105,000 2,355,000
Johannes Becker de
Johannes Becker
de 10,900,000 -2,355,000

Tags: Elior SionJohannes Becker

Becker Takes Big Pot to Regain Chip Lead

123md • Level 27: 300,000-600,000, 0 ante
Johannes Becker
Johannes Becker

Omaha Hi-Lo

After a few smaller pots and chops, Johannes Becker took the chip lead with a sizable scoop.

Becker raised from the button, and Elior Sion defended his big blind.

The flop came down {K-Spades}{9-Spades}{5-Hearts}, and Sion check-called a bet from Becker. The turn was the {3-Spades}. Sion checked, Becker bet, Sion check-raised, Becker re-raised, and Sion called. The river was the {2-Spades}, and Sion check-called a bet from Becker.

Becker tabled {A-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{J-Spades}{6-Spades} for the nut flush with a six-five low, Sion mucked, and Becker took down the pot.

Johannes Becker de
Johannes Becker
de 13,255,000 2,925,000
Elior Sion gb
Elior Sion
gb 11,750,000 -2,925,000

Tags: Elior SionJohannes Becker

Level: 27

Stud Games: Ante 70,000 - Bring In 100,000 - Completion 300,000
No-Limit & Pot-Limit: Ante 40,000 - SB 80,000 - BB 160,000

Becker Chips Up Before Break

zedmaster84 • Level 26: 250,000-500,000, 0 ante

Stud

Johannes Becker: {X-}{X-} / {7-Spades}{8-Spades}{3-Spades}{10-Spades} / {X-}{X-}
Elior Sion: {X-}{X-} / {8-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{8-Clubs} / {X-}

Elior Sion completed with the {8-Hearts} and Johannes Becker called with the {7-Spades}. Becker caught three running spades, and after fourth street was checked through, he bet fifth street. Sion called. On sixth street, Sion paired his eight and checked, Becker bet, and Sion called. After seventh street, Sion checked again, and Becker bet. Sion called.

Becker announced a flush and showed {J-Clubs}{6-Spades}{X-} to win the pot.

Omaha Hi-Lo

The game switched to Omaha hi-lo at the end of the level, and Sion raised, Becker called. On the {A-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{6-Spades} flop, Becker checked and called a bet from Sion before doing so again on the {2-Spades} turn. The {3-Diamonds} river completed the board, and Becker checked. Sion bet, and Becker check-raised to force a fold.

Becker's rail cheered and demanded, "Show the bluff," but Becker just raked in the pot before the two players headed into a 15-minute break.

Elior Sion gb
Elior Sion
gb 14,675,000 -3,045,000
Johannes Becker de
Johannes Becker
de 10,330,000 3,045,000

Tags: Elior SionJohannes Becker