2014 PokerStars.com EPT Season 11 Prague

€10,300 High Roller
Dias: 1
Event Info

2014 PokerStars.com EPT Season 11 Prague

Resultado Final
Mão Vencedora
Event Info
Prize Pool
Informações sobre o nível
120,000 / 240,000

The Story of James Hartigan's First EPT

Nível 8 : 500/1,000, 100 ante

Today we also spoke to EPT Live commentator James Hartigan to talk about his first EPT, and the story might surprise you. Hartigan played in the first EPT he attended, and it also turned out to be the only even he would ever have chips in.

Tags: James Hartigan

Three Hands To Bust Thorel

Nível 8 : 500/1,000, 100 ante

Jean-Noel Thorel raised to 3,000 from the cut off before Benjamin Pollak raised it up to 8,000 from the button. The blinds folded and Thorel made the call.

The flop came down {7-Clubs}{k-Spades}{5-Diamonds} and Thorel check called another bet totalling 7,000 before both players checked the {8-Clubs} on the turn.

With the dealer producing the {q-Clubs} on the river, Thorel Instantly moved all in for 30,400 in chips. The bet had Pollak covered by just 200 in chips. After a minute of thinking, Pollak made the call and Thorel tabled his {a-Hearts}{10-Spades} for ace high. Pollak tabled {j-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} for a pair of jacks and the winning hand.

In the very next hand, Thorel moved all in for one 100-chip from the hijack. Ivan Soshnikov raised it up to 3,000 which was enough to force the blinds out.

Thorel was in trouble with his {4-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} up against {a-Hearts}{5-Clubs} and was almost out the door when the dealer spread out the {k-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{j-Spades} flop. Fortunately the turn and river came the {a-Diamonds} and {q-Hearts} to put a straight on the board as half the table yelled out to Thorel to come back.

In the final hand, Thorel moved all in for 400 from middle position. The action folded around to the player in the big blind who had the bet covered already and rolled over his {a-Clubs}{6-Clubs}. Thorel showed {k-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} and was unable to make it third time lucky as the board ran out {9-Spades}{8-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} to see him leave the tournament floor.. again!

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Jean-Noel Thorel fr
Jean-Noel Thorel

Tags: Jean-Noel Thorel

Wilf Whiffs Flop Turn and River

Nível 8 : 500/1,000, 100 ante

Saar Wilf and Martin Jacobson got their chips in before the flop in a cutoff (Wilf) versus button (Jacobson). The World Series of Poker Main Event champion had {9-Clubs}{9-Spades} while his Israeli opponent tabled {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}.

The {J-Clubs}{J-Spades}{8-Spades}{K-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} flop was all in favor of Jacobson and Wilf got up from the table and headed to the exit. Jacobson had his opponent slightly covered and build his stack to 63,000.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
63,000 47,500
Saar Wilf il
Saar Wilf

Tags: Martin JacobsonSaar Wilf

Baumann Doubles with Queens

Nível 8 : 500/1,000, 100 ante

Michel Dattani opened the button for 2,000 and Christopher Frank in the small blind raised to 5,300. Gaelle Baumann in the big blind cold four bet all in for 27,200. Dattani folded and Frankhad the chips to call litteraly in the pot quicker than Dattani's cards landed in the muck.

Holding {A-Clubs}{K-Spades} Frank had obviously a monster, but he was up against a big hand as well as Baumann showed {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}.

The board didn't come higher than a ten with {7-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{8-Spades}{9-Spades}{8-Clubs} and Baumann doubled.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Christopher Frank de
Christopher Frank
61,400 -18,600
Gaelle Baumann fr
Gaelle Baumann
57,000 29,800
Winamax Team Pro

Tags: Christopher FrankGaelle BaumannMichel Dattani

Karim Takes a Turn For the Better

Nível 7 : 400/800, 100 ante

Zo Karim raised from the cut off and was called by Thomas Holm on the big blind. The flop came down {j-Hearts}{5-Spades}{10-Spades} and both players checked their options.

With the {10-Diamonds} falling on the turn, Holm led out for 2,200 and Karim called. The {8-Hearts} completed the board and Holm reached for his chips before betting out another 5,700.

“First I flopped trips and you beat me. Now I turn trip so let’s see,” said Karim, before making the call.

Holm tabled his {a-Spades}{4-Clubs} for a pair of tens with an ace kicker before Karim rolled over his {a-Clubs}{10-Clubs} for trip tens and the best hand.

“It’s your lucky day, ha?” said Holm, as he watched Karim rake in the pot.

Karim just smiled at Holm as he moves up to 65,500 in chips.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Zo Karim us
Zo Karim
65,500 21,900

Tags: Zo KarimThomas Holm

"ElkY" Makes a Straight Flush, Metaal Can Muck his Full House

Nível 7 : 400/800, 100 ante
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier (photo: Main Event)
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier (photo: Main Event)

Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier opened before the flop and Metaal made the call in position. Andrey Andreev in the small blind came along for the ride as well.

Andreev checked to "ElkY" on {Q-Hearts}{A-Spades}{10-Hearts} and the French PokerStars Team Pro bet out 2,500. Metaal made the call, Andreev called again also.

All three of them checked the {A-Clubs} on the turn and so the {9-Hearts} was seen without a charge. Andreev checked again and Grospellier bet out 12,200. Metaal thought for a little bit, and than just called. Andreev called instantly as well.

Grospellier proudly showed his {J-Hearts}{8-Hearts} for a straight flush. Metaal confidently turned over {10-Diamonds}{10-Spades} and only saw mili seconds later that he was beat. Andreev double checked his cards one last time, flashed at least an ace (we couldn't see the other card), and mucked as well.

Grospellier and Metaal laughed and discussed how the hand could have turned out differently if Metaal had raised the flop, bet the turn, or raised the river.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Bertrand Grospellier fr
Bertrand Grospellier
150,000 93,000
Govert Metaal nl
Govert Metaal
145,000 -20,000

Tags: Bertrand Grospellier

Nível: 8

Blinds: 500/1,000

Ante: 100

Metaal Defending Orange Pride

Nível 7 : 400/800, 100 ante

Govert Metaal is up to 140,000. Before the dinner break Metaal played a five bet pot where his opponent called before the flop, but eventually folded on the river when Metaal moved all in. Metaal didn't told us what he had, but it was a big pot he said.

He also won a sizable pot after the break where had pocket queens on a board where the turn was a third seven. With his fullh ouse Metaal bet big with the supposition that his opponent had a pair and so a fullhouse which he wouldn't be willing to laydown. Metaal was right, his opponent indeed did call and mucked after seeing Metaal's big pair.

The other two Dutch players are playing with a bit fewer chips; live qualifier Mateusz Moolhuizen has a little over starting stack, Luuk Gieles plays a little less.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Govert Metaal nl
Govert Metaal
140,000 70,000
Mateusz Moolhuizen nl
Mateusz Moolhuizen
Luuk Gieles nl
Luuk Gieles

Tags: Govert MetaalLuuk GielesMateusz Moolhuizen

"Lets Make a Deal" - Lets Not

Nível 7 : 400/800, 100 ante
David Boyaciyan
David Boyaciyan

Chris Hunichen opened from middle position and David Boyaciyan three bet on the button to 4,000. Sotirios Koutoupas, who finished runner up to Ramzi Jelassi in the Prague Main Event two years ago when Boyaciyan finished third, cold called from the big blind. Hunichen made the call as well.

Koutoupas and Hunichen checked on {9-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{A-Spades} and Boyaciyan bet 3,800 in position. Koutoupas instantly folded, Hunichen made the call. Hunichen check called another 7,200 without giving it too much seat on the {J-Hearts} turn. The {7-Spades} on the river made Hunichen check again and Boyaciyan bet out 15,100 with 15,000 behind.

Hunichen needed some time and started talking after some minutes. "Lets make a deal; if I fold I'll show you what I had, if you show what you had." No response from Boyaciyan who was sitting there relaxed, playing a bit with the toothpick in his mouth.

Hunichen continued "Can you beat a set? You have kings or ace-king?" Still no reply from Boyaciyan. "Do you really have kings?" asked Hunichen.

Eventually the American folded and Boyaciyan quietly mucked. "Show the bluff and you're my hero!" laughed Hunichen. "[I'm] not good enough to bluff" said Boyaciyan with a mysterious smirk on his face. "Yeah you are, you might have pulled one right there!" Hunichen replied. "Not good enough to bluff" replied Boyaciyan again with a little bit bigger smile this time around.

"I made the same laydown on the same runout in Florida in the $10 Million. I was wrong there, really makes me wonder," Hunichen said now to no one in particular. "Cant always be a bluff" replied the new button. In the meantime, the next hand was dealt, Boyaciyan was done stacking, and Hunichen raised again. Boyaciyan is up to 65,000 in chips.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
David Boyaciyan nl
David Boyaciyan
65,000 33,000

Tags: Chris HunichenDavid Boyaciyan

Vlad Eliminated By Korenov

Nível 7 : 400/800, 100 ante

We arrived at the table just as Roman Korenov and Darie Vlad finalised their pre flop raising exchange. The cards were then tabled with Vlad at risk with the shorter stack.

Vlad: {5-Hearts}{4-Hearts}
Korenov: {a-Hearts}{a-Spades}

Vlad would flop the world when the dealer showed {4-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{9-Spades}. The lead would be momentary as the {9-Hearts} dropped on the turn giving Korenov a higher two pair. The {10-Clubs} on the river was no help for Vlad, who wished his tablemates good luck, before heading to the rail.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Roman Korenov ru
Roman Korenov
Darie Vlad ro
Darie Vlad

Tags: Darie VladRoman Korenov