Main Event

Michael Tureniec Eliminated in 17th Place (HK$ 338,000)

• Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Konstantin Pogodin opened and then called a shove from Michael Tureniec who tabled {k-Spades}{7-Clubs}.

Pogodin showed {9-Clubs}{9-Spades} and thumped the table when he saw Tureniec hit the flop but the {9-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{k-Hearts} gave him a set he didn’t see at first. The turn {7-Diamonds} and river {3-Clubs} was the end of the line for Tureniec.

Konstantin Pogodin ru 1,100,000 30,000
Michael Tureniec se Busted

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Danchev Doubles

• Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Dimitar Danchev moved all in for 140,000and Bodo Sbrzesny elected just to call for around a third of his stack. Sunny Jung then raised to 400,000 and it was back to Sbrzesny who smiled at his dilemma, and then started shaking his head. In the end he folded though and left them to it.

Danchev had {a-Spades}{q-Hearts} and Jung tabled {k-Clubs}{k-Hearts}.

A final board of {3-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} brought salvation on the turn for Danchev and there was much discussion of Sbrzesny’s decision to fold what he claimed was queens.

Sunny Jung kr 550,000 -370,000
Dimitar Danchev bg 280,000 65,000
Bodo Sbrzesny at 230,000 -100,000

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Yu Doubles Through Le Jossec

• Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Joseph Cheong made it 22,000 to go from the cutoff and it folded over to Ronald Chun Long Yu in the small blind. He moved all in for what looked like 112,000 and Gabriel Le Jossec flatted from the big blind. Cheong let his hand go and the hands were turned up.

Yu: {K-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}
Le Jossec: {9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}

The board fell down {8-Spades}{8-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}{7-Spades}, pairing Yu's king on the turn and allowing him to score the double. He now has about 250,000 while Le Jossec has dropped to roughly 880,000.

Gabriel Le Jossec ca 880,000 -40,000
Ronald Chun Long Yu HK 250,000 110,000

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Jung Hero Call

• Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Meng Dian Peng opened the action for 18,000 and was three-bet by Sunny Jung to 44,000. The blinds folded and Peng made the call. The flop was {4-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{6-Spades} saw Peng check and Jung bet 51,000. It looked like Peng was going for a check-raise but a bit of miscommunication resulted in just a call.

The turn card {a-Hearts} saw both players check and the {k-Hearts} appeared on the river. Peng led out for 140,000 and Jung had a long think about it. He had made a big laydown not long before and now faced another tough river decision. Jung did make the call though and Peng showed {3-Clubs}{2-Clubs}. Jung tabled {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds} and was good.

Sunny Jung kr 920,000 220,000
Meng Dian Peng cn 775,000 -200,000

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Sorel Mizzi Eliminated in 18th Place (HK$338,000)

• Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Sorel Mizzi - 18th Place
Sorel Mizzi - 18th Place

Gabriel Le Jossec opened to 18,000 from middle position and action trickled around to Sorel Mizzi in the cutoff. Mizzi announced an all in raise for what looked to be about 135,000 total. The button and blinds folded, putting the action back on Le Jossec. He thought for about 30 seconds before sliding out calling chips.

Le Jossec: {A-Spades}{10-Diamonds}
Mizzi: {K-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}

The flop fell {J-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}, keeping Le Jossec's ace-high in the lead. Mizzi picked up more outs, however, as he was then four to a diamond flush. The {4-Hearts} paired the board on the turn, meaning Mizzi would need to improve on the river in order to stay alive. Fifth street did not do it for him, though, as the {5-Hearts} finished the board and he was eliminated in 18th place.

Gabriel Le Jossec ca 920,000 310,000
Sorel Mizzi ca Busted

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Big Pot For Pogodin

• Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Yaxi Zhu opened the action for 17,000 and Sunny Jung three-bet to 42,000. Konstantin Pogodin made the call on the button and when the blinds folded Zhu made the call.

The flop was {a-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{q-Hearts} and Zhu opted to check. Jung continued the aggression with a bet to 65,000 and while Pogodin called Zhu folded her hand.

The turn card was the {2-Diamonds} and on this street Jung opted to check-call a bet of 100,000 from Pogodin to see the river card {q-Hearts} appear. Once more Jung checked and Pogodin slid out a bet of 204,000.

Jung gave the matter some considerable thought. There was a big pile of chips in the middle but after close to five minutes Jung took one last look at his cards and let it go. With that pot Pogodin crept into the chip lead.

Konstantin Pogodin ru 1,070,000 260,000
Sunny Jung kr 700,000 -200,000

Final Two Tables

• Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Table 22

1Sunny Jung
2Ami Barer
3Konstantin Pogodin
4Michael Tureniec
5Dimitar Danchev
6Terrence Chan
7Bodo Sbrzesny
8Meng Dian Peng
9Yaxi Zhu

Table 23

1Zuo 'ST' Wang
2Raiden Kan
3Sorel Mizzi
4Tore Lukashaugen
5Jorn Walthaus
6Joseph Cheong
7Vladimir Troyanovskiy
8Ronald Chun Long Yu
9Gabriel Le Jossec
Meng Dian Peng cn 975,000 95,000
Sunny Jung kr 900,000 78,000
Yaxi Zhu CN 870,000 -149,000
Konstantin Pogodin ru 810,000 -91,000
Gabriel Le Jossec ca 610,000 122,000
Vladimir Troyanovskiy ru 520,000 169,000
Tore Lukashaugen no 500,000 10,000
Ami Barer ca 480,000 -110,000
Joseph Cheong us 430,000 -97,000
Terrence Chan ca 400,000 -170,000
Zuo 'ST' Wang CN 380,000 29,000
Jorn Walthaus nl 340,000 -22,000
Bodo Sbrzesny at 330,000 50,000
Raiden Kan HK 325,000 -80,000
Sorel Mizzi ca 225,000 15,000
Dimitar Danchev bg 215,000 45,000
Michael Tureniec se 160,000 160,000
Ronald Chun Long Yu HK 140,000 -12,000

Kai Yat Fam Eliminated In 19th Place (HK$338,000)

• Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Kai Yat Fam - 19th Place
Kai Yat Fam - 19th Place

Kai Yat Fam had just got a walk in the big blind and showed {a-Hearts}{q-Clubs} but he was all in on the next hand in the small blind and was called by Meng Dian Peng.

Fam had {q-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} but Peng had him in bad shape with {k-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}.

The board ran out {3-Clubs}{8-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{j-Spades} and Fam was next out as the tournament went down to two tables.

Kai Yat Fam SG Busted

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