2017 PokerStars Festival London

High Roller
Dias: 2
Event Info

2017 PokerStars Festival London

Resultado Final
Mão Vencedora
Event Info
Prize Pool
Informações sobre o nível
50,000 / 100,000

High Roller

Dia 2 Iniciado

Day 2 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
11Julien SitbonFrance227,500
12Jacob OhlundSweden110,500
13Daniel WilsonIreland66,500
14Jonathan ThermeFrance118,000
15Abraham PassetGermany64,500
16Nicolas BekerSwitzerland205,000
17David UrbanSlovakia165,000
18Andre Cuco FrancoPortugal80,000
21Mikhail DrozdovRussia91,000
22Arsh GroverIndia70,500
23Nicolas CardynFrance115,000
24Valentin FrunzeMoldova164,500
25Matthew AshtonUK95,000
26Robert WillisIreland95,000
27James AkenheadUK171,500
28Enzo Del PieroUK192,500
31Philipp GruissemGermany99,000
32Ahmed AbdellaEgypt112,500
33Michel ChenFrance69,500
34Mladen IvanovBulgaria77,000
35Javier ZarcoSpain207,500
36Michel AbecassisFrance50,500
37Pierre NeuvilleBelgium51,000
38Neophytos NeophytouUK106,500
41Kent Ove RoedNorway43,500
42Harry LodgeUK118,000
43Robert HeidornGermany192,000
44Peter JakslandDenmark38,000
45Jonathan ClarkUK80,500
46Liv BoereeUK209,500
48Irina NikolaidiLithuania24,000
51Firas NassarLebanon199,000
52Benjamin MorrisonUK118,500
53Joe JohnsonUK52,500
54Eric Le GoffFrance159,000
55Mikael GuenniFrance53,500
56Gabriel CarterUK95,000
57Sebastien BuonomoFrance43,000
58Tiago Da Silva Freitas BrancoPortugal140,000
61Nathan ManuelUSA153,000
62Yuriy BoykoIreland245,500
63Slaven PopovBulgaria37,500
64Chris MoormanUK101,500
65Franck MakaciFrance163,000
67Dmitrii ShchepkinRussia87,500
68Arnaud PeyrolesFrance70,000

Who Will Win the 2017 PokerStars Festival London £2,200 High Roller?

Liv Boeree third in Chips for Day 2
Liv Boeree third in Chips for Day 2

In just under two hours from now at 2 p.m. local time, the 2017 PokerStars Festival London £2,200 High Roller will see 47 players out of a 178-entry strong field return to the tables of the iconic Hippodrome Casino in the center of the English capital. A return on investment is in sight, as the top 34 will share a portion of the juicy £345,320 prize pool and a minimum cash is worth £3,110. The will can look forward to a payday of £67,290 and the event is scheduled to play down to a winner today.

Best-positioned to engrave the name into the history of the series as first-ever PokerStars Festival High Roller champion on European soil is Ireland's Yuriy Boyko with 245,500. He is followed by 2015 Unibet Open Cannes winner Julien Sitbon (227,500) and PokerStars Team Pro Liv Boeree spun up a late entry right after the dinner break to a top three stack of 209,500.

Plenty of other big names made it through to Day 2 including Javier Zarco (207,500), Robert Heidorn (192,000), James Akenhead (171,500), David Urban (165,000), Nicolas Cardyn (115,000), Chris Moorman (101,500), Philipp Gruissem (99,000) and Matthew Ashton (95,000). Serial qualifier and former November Niner Pierre Neuville (51,000), Michel Abecassis (50,500) and Slaven Popov (37,500) have some catching up to do, as they are towards the bottom of the counts.

The action will recommence in level 14 with blinds at 1,500-3,000 and a running ante of 500, the level duration increases to 60 minutes for the remainder of the tournament. Since Day 1a of the £990 Main Event kicks off at the same time, the High Rollers will move from the main area to the top floor of the Hippodrome and can oversee the entire casino. The PokerNews live reporting team will provide updates until the last river card for both events, so stay tuned and check back regularly.

Tags: Chris MoormanDavid UrbanHippodrome CasinoJames AkenheadJavier ZarcoJulien SitbonLiv BoereeMatthew AshtonMichel AbecassisNicolas CardynPhilipp GruissemPierre NeuvillePokerStars FestivalRobert HeidornSlaven PopovYuriy Boyko

Nível: 14

Blinds: 1,500/3,000

Ante: 500

Popov First Casualty on Day 2

Nível 14 : 1,500/3,000, 500 ante

From early position, Slaven Popov moved all in for 37,000 and Chris Moorman called from one seat over in the hijack. Arnaud Peyroles in the big blind gave it some thought and apologized to the table for taking his time, then folded and said in table chat he had ace-king.

Slaven Popov: {A-Clubs}{7-Hearts}
Chris Moorman: {A-Spades}{J-Clubs}

Popov was in need of help and the flop of {K-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{2-Spades} left him in desperate shape. It was all over after the {Q-Diamonds} turn, making the {K-Spades} river a formality.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Chris Moorman gb
Chris Moorman
145,000 43,500
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Slaven Popov bg
Slaven Popov

Tags: Chris MoormanSlaven PopovArnaud Peyroles

Abecassis and Buonomo Double

Nível 14 : 1,500/3,000, 500 ante

Two Frenchmen just doubled their short stacks to stay in contention.

Michel Abecassis three-bet shoved for 49,000 into an open-raise by Javier Zarco and the Spaniard called with {K-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}. Abecassis had {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts} and held up despite a scary run out on the board {K-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{3-Spades}.

Sebastien Buonomo open-shoved for his last 39,500 from late position and Benjamin Morrison reshoved on the button to isolate with {9-Hearts}{9-Spades}. Buonomo only had one over card with {A-Diamonds}{8-Spades}, but got there thanks to a board of {A-Hearts}{10-Spades}{7-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Javier Zarco es
Javier Zarco
155,000 -52,500
Michel Abecassis fr
Michel Abecassis
110,000 59,500
Sebastien Buonomo fr
Sebastien Buonomo
85,000 42,000
Benjamin Morrison gb
Benjamin Morrison
80,000 -38,500

Tags: Benjamin MorrisonJavier ZarcoMichel AbecassisSebastien Buonomo

Another Three Casualties

Nível 14 : 1,500/3,000, 500 ante

Among the latest trio to run out of chips were Arsh Grover, [Removed:393] and Pierre Neuville.

Grover defended his big blind against a raise by Robert Willis and then got it in with {6-Spades}{7-Spades} on the flop of {J-Spades}{8-Spades}{3-Clubs}. Willis looked him up with {J-Clubs}{10-Hearts} and the {7-Diamonds} turn and {5-Hearts} river were both blanks to eliminate Grover.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Robert Willis ie
Robert Willis
150,000 55,000
Arsh Grover in
Arsh Grover
Pierre Neuville be
Pierre Neuville
[Removed:393] fr

Tags: Arsh GroverPierre NeuvilleRobert Willis

Lodge and Makaci Win Pots

Nível 14 : 1,500/3,000, 500 ante

While Peter Jaksland and Irina Nikolaidi left the tournament empty-handed after busting with their short stacks, Harry Lodge and Franck Makaci have been able to build their stacks.

In front of Makaci was a raise to 18,000 on the button and Chris Moorman had then clicked it up to 43,000 in the cutoff. Makaci looked over at the stack of Moorman and the Brit counted out his chips for the opponent to see. Makaci moved all in and Moorman instantly folded.

One table over, Harry Lodge had already won quite some chips and opened to 7,000 on the button. Jonathan Clark called in the big blind and checked the flop of {K-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{3-Hearts}. Lodge checked behind and both checked again the {5-Diamonds} turn. Clark's bet of 13,000 on the {6-Spades} river was called by Lodge, who scooped the pot with {A-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs} versus {Q-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Harry Lodge gb
Harry Lodge
210,000 92,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Franck Makaci fr
Franck Makaci
200,000 37,000
Jonathan Clark gb
Jonathan Clark
120,000 39,500
Chris Moorman gb
Chris Moorman
88,000 -57,000
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Irina Nikolaidi lt
Irina Nikolaidi
Peter Jaksland dk
Peter Jaksland

Tags: Jonathan ClarkIrina NikolaidiFranck MakaciChris MoormanPeter Jaksland

Nassar Thriving; Down to 39

Nível 14 : 1,500/3,000, 500 ante

The eliminations continue to come in quickly and tournament staff just announced to the dealers to announce all in and calls at their tables, but continue with the action without waiting. The first table broke and right after, Abraham Passet sent over his short stack to table neighbor Firas Nassar.

The player from Lebanon has been running quite hot early on, and has taken over the lead with 39 remaining. Only the top 34 spots will get paid.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Firas Nassar lb
Firas Nassar
300,000 101,000
Abraham Passet gb
Abraham Passet

Tags: Firas NassarAbraham Passet

Ashton Forces Fold from Makaci

Nível 14 : 1,500/3,000, 500 ante

Joining the action on the {Q-Spades}{8-Spades}{4-Hearts} flop, World Series of Poker bracelet winner Matthew Ashton bet 12,500 out of the small blind and called a small raise by Franck Makaci. The duo then headed to the {K-Diamonds} turn and Ashton shoved for 54,000. Makaci gave it some thought and counted his remaining stack, then folded and mentioned in table chat he feared ace-king.

Ashton raked in the pot with a smile and both players are now almost even in chips.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Franck Makaci fr
Franck Makaci
150,000 -50,000
Matthew Ashton gb
Matthew Ashton
145,000 50,000
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Franck MakaciMatthew Ashton