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Event #9: €25,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller

Event Info

Buy-in €25,000
Prize Pool €2,651,545
Players 113

Level Info

Level 26
Blinds 300,000 / 600,000
Ante 100,000



"Unlucky" Badziakouski Busts to Grafton

mnuwwarah • Level 13: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante
Mikita Badziakouski
Mikita Badziakouski

Martin Kabrhel opened to 65,000 in middle position and saw two shoves occur. Sam Grafton put his stack of about 600,000 in on the button and Mikita Badziakouski shoved in the big blind for a little under the starting stack. Kabrhel folded.

Grafton: {k-Hearts}{j-Hearts}
Badziakouski: {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}

The board ran out {j-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{9-Clubs}, leaving Badziakouski shaking his head after going from fading a three-outer to having two outs himself after the turn.

"Unlucky," Grafton said.

"Thank you, sir, for saving me," Kabrhel said to Badziakouski, adding that he had ace-queen.

Sam Grafton gb
Sam Grafton
gb 1,150,000 460,000
Mikita Badziakouski by
Mikita Badziakouski
by Busted

Tags: Martin KabrhelMikita BadziakouskiSam Grafton

Petrangelo Doubles Through Sammartino

will_shill • Level 13: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

It folded to Niall Farrell on the button who raised to 70,000. Nick Petrangelo then three-bet all in for 415,000. Dario Sammartino was in the big blind and thought before moving all in himself. Farrell folded.

"I have a two," said Petrangelo before the cards were turned over.

Nick Petrangelo: {a-Hearts}{2-Hearts}
Dario Sammartino: {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts}

Petrangelo's Ace-high held on the {4-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{5-Spades} board and he doubled up.

Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
it 1,300,000 -415,000
Nick Petrangelo us
Nick Petrangelo
us 900,000 400,000

Tags: Dario SammartinoNiall FarrellNick Petrangelo


Event #9: €25,000 No-Limit High Roller Day 2 Starts at 2 p.m.

Philipp Gruissem
Philipp Gruissem

Philipp Gruissem leads the way with 2,905,000 as Event #9: €25,000 No-Limit High Roller restarts at 2 p.m. Thursday. Gruissem is on top of a stacked field as you might expect from a high roller. It is almost easier to name the players who weren't seen during Day 1 that it would be to name the players who are coming back for Day 2.

A couple final tablists from the 2017 WSOP Main Event are in the field. Antoine Saout (2,030,000) and Benjamin Pollak (1,380,000) are here and have healthy stacks heading into today. Saout actually enters with the seventh largest stack.

One of those players is Chris Ferguson who extended his Player of the Year lead last night by winning Event #7: €1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha Eight or Better for €39,289. Shortly after the final river card fell Ferguson ran over and registered for Event #9. He is likely to be joined by a handful of players registering before Day 2 begins.

The event is scheduled to end today in time for the players to play the €111,111 One Drop. The blinds will start at 15,000/30,000 and players who enter will get the 500,000 starting stack. Below are the top ten stacks entering the day.

Philipp Gruissem2,905,000
Class Segebrecht2,675,000
Rainer Kempe2,455,000
Jean-Noel Thorel2,325,000
Dietrich Fast2,245,000
Mike Leah2,173,000
Antoine Saout2,030,000
Igor Kurganov1,735,000
Dario Sammartino1,715,000
Thomas Muehloecker1,675,000

Tags: Antoine SaoutBenjamin PollakChris FergusonPhilipp Gruissem

Event #9: €25,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller
Day 2 started