€10,300 High Roller
Dia 3 Iniciado
€10,300 High Roller
Dia 3 Iniciado
In half an hour the final 23 players of the 2014 PokerStars.com EPT Season 11 Prague €10,300 High Roller will set foot in the Hilton for the last time this week. It's the final day of the festival and both the Main Event and the High Roller champions will be crowned today.
It's most likely going to be a long day with still 23 players remaining in the field. EPT Vienna winner Oleksii Khoroshenin is in the lead, closely followed by EPT Player of the Year Ole Schemion. Senh Ung is the shortest stack at the start of the day with 9.3 big blinds, Ari Engel has just slightly more with 10.7 big blinds.
There are only 3 players in the final 23 who are not ranked on the Global Poker Index. And even those three are well rounded, so make no mistake, it's a field full of super stars.
The first level to be played will be 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante. Levels will be again one hour long and play won't stop till the winner cheque worth €606,440 has been handed to a winner.
Day 3 Table and Seat Draw
|Table||Seat||Player||Chip Count||Big Blinds||GPI ranking|
|1||2||Ioannis Apostolidis||245,000||12.2||Not ranked|
|1||8||Clavio Anzalone||290,000||14.5||Not ranked|
|3||7||Alexander Ivarsson||1,699,000||85.0||Not ranked|
Marvin Rettenmaier was running through the tournament room as he was a bit too late. Luckily for him the tournament started at 12:02 and he was just able to sit down for the first hand with mili seconds to go before his hand would have been declared dead.
Action folded to Rettenmaier in the cutoff and he shoved all in for 302,000. Shak on the button and Schemion in the small blind folded straight away but Martin Finger in the big blind asked for a count. After some thinking he made the call.
"I'll take a chop" said Rettenmaier with a smile. He would get more than he asked for: .
"That's what you get for being modest" said Anton Astapau.
The action folded around to Ole Schemion who raised from the button. Martin Finger came over the top and in no time at all the chips were in the middle.
Finger would receive no help from the board as he would be sent to the rail in 22nd place collecting €29,680.
The action folded around to Viacheslav Goryachev on the button who raised it up to 45,000. Erwann Pecheux was in the small blind and moved all in for 186,000 which was enough to see the big blind fold. Goryachev thought about his decision before finally making the call.
The board ran out to see Goryachev spike a three on the flop sending Pecheux out of the tournament in 21st place.
On a flop of big blind Alexander Ivarsson had Jonathan Little in the hijack all in. Little showed and needed help against Ivarsson's .
Help wouldn't come as the turn was the and the river the .
With the departure of Jonathan Little just 19 players remain. The next pay jump is with 17 players left, the players then will make €37,250.
Igor Yaroshevskyy had the and Henrik Hecklen showed . The flop brought and besides running fives for quads, Hecklen was mainly just looking for aces and kings. The on the turn brought the tens as outs, but the on the river wasn't one of the cards Hecklen was looking for.
Hecklen had just about 68,000 left and was allin the next hand. He tripled when his ace-eight held up against two opponents.
Alexander Ivarsson raised it to 500,000 from the cut off as he looked to apply the pressure on the three short stacks seated to his left. The action folded to Joao Vieira in the big blind, who looked down at his cards, before snap calling for his remaining 279,000 in chips.
The board ran out to see Vieira hold with his pocket pair as he doubled up to 586,000 in chips.
Ari Engel moved all in for his remaining 219,000 in chips as the action folded around to Ole Schemion in the small blind. He deliberated over his call for a minute before reluctantly letting go of his hand. As soon as he did, Andrey Zaichenko made the quick call, and the cards were revealed.
Engel would find no help on the finishing up in 19th place.