A double up for Przemyslaw Misztela (a name worth a whole lot of points in scrabble), he squeezed all in with but found Maksim Semisoshenko calling with . Misztela looked down and out until the river of an board.
From under the gun, Bernardo Da Silveira Dias raised to 14,000. Nick Rampone reraised to 30,000 from the hijack seat, and action folded back to Silveira Dias. He took a few moments, then reraised all in for around 200,000. Rampone folded, and Silveira Dias won the pot.
On the flop, four players were in action, including chip leader Nick Rampone. First up was Andrey Shatilov, and he checked to Pawel Brzeski. Brzeski bet 29,000, Rampone called, the fourth player folded, and then Shatilov also gave it up.
With the field now cut in half, the dealer placed the out on the turn. Brzeski and Rampone checked, and the landed on the river. Brzeski led with a bet of 43,000, and Rampone folded.
After making his return to super high roller events in the European Poker Tour Barcelona €50,000 Super High Roller and finishing eighth for €138,600, Dan Shak has fallen here in the €5,300 Main Event, scoring a payday of €10,300.
His elimination came thanks to two hands. The first one crippled him, and the second one finished him off. On the first, Shak had opened from under the gun to 14,000. [Removed:146] called on the button, and Raymond Baker called from the big blind before the dealer spread out the flop. Baker checked, and Shak bet 20,000. Guerfi called, and then Baker came along as well.
The turn was the , and Baker led with a bet of 40,000. Shak raised all in for 245,000 rather quickly, and Guerfi got out of the way with a fold. Baker shrugged and called, putting himself at risk for 237,000 total.
Shak had the for top pair and a flush draw. Baker had the for a flush.
"Just not the six of spades," said Shak, noting that the would give Baker a straight flush.
The river completed the board with the , and that kept Baker's hand in the lead. He won the pot, doubled through, and left Shak with just 8,000 in chips.
On the very next hand, Shak was forced to post 1,000 for the ante and 6,000 for the big blind, leaving himself with just 1,000 behind to start the hand. Guerfi opened to 15,000 from the cutoff seat, and everyone folded over to Shak. He wasn't about to fold, and tossed in his last 1,000 before turning up the . Guerfi had the .
The flop, turn, and river ran out to leave Shak drawing dead on the turn. He said his goodbyes and was off to the payout desk to collect his winnings. Guerfi was left on about 470,000 in chips.
Nikolay Tsanev opened the action for 13,000, got called by the player to his left and Davidi Kitai put in the calling chips from the cut-off. Mikalai Pobal sat quietly thinking for a while before he announced he was all in for near 185,000.
Tsanev looked perturbed. It seemed as though he liked his hand but with two players still to act he was in a tricky spot. The option he chose was to fold as did the other player. Kitai then said he might be in the mood to gamble as he put Pobal on . Kitai then folded while showing before is was whisked away by the dealer. Pobal showed him one card, the .
Vincent Rubianes opened under the gun, and Dominik Panka in the cutoff shoved all in for his remaining 125,000 chips. Egidijus Dovidaitis cold called from the small blind, and wasn't sure what to do after Rubianes over shoved. After some thinking, the Lithuanian folded, claiming to lay down ace-king.
The was very good for Panka, and the on the turn made his double up official. The did nothing but give Rubianes an irrelevant lower full house.
Heard the one about the $1.75 million bubble? The five players who busted out of the Main Event played a sit and go for a $5,300 seat to the Semionle Hard Rock Poker Open, a tournament that awarded $1.75 million to the winner last year. The PokerStars Blog had a front row seat as it played out.