High Roller

Event Info

Prize Pool €2,825,000
Players 113
Players Left 113

Level Info

Level 24
Blinds 20,000 / 40,000
Ante 0

Yacoub Gets Smaller

Dori Yacoub (small blind) check-called 100,000 from Olivier Busquet (button) on the river of a {3-Hearts} {10-Diamonds} {8-Diamonds} {K-Clubs} {5-Clubs} board, but could produce nothing to beat Busquet's {10-?} {7-?}. The pot went to Busquet, shortening Yacoub's stack further.

Busquet Doesn't Back Down

Tobias Reinkemeier limped in preflop from the small blind but Oliver Busquet bumped it up to 70,000 from the big blind, Reinkemeier did not dwell for too long before calling.

The flop was {J-Clubs} {9-Diamonds} {5-Diamonds} and Reinkemeier checked. Busquet now bet 115,000 and Reinkemeier got a count on his opponent then check-raised to 300,000. Busquet then moved all-in and Reinkemeier instantly folded to the push.

The two big stacks are not afraid to tangle with each other.

Reinkemeier Regains The Lead

Tobias Renkemeier has regained the chip lead after first calling a bet of 100,000 in a raised pot against Dori Yacoub on a {Q-Spades} {4-Diamonds} {10-Spades} flop. He then fired 100,000 on the {A-Clubs} turn after Yacoub checked to push the Lebanese player off the hand.

Renkemeier also won a pot against Oliver Busquet after his {7-Spades} {6-Clubs} was good on a {4-Diamonds} {3-Clubs} {6-Spades} {3-Diamonds} {9-Spades} board after a flop bet.

Yacoub Goes Busq-ing

In a limped pot between Oliver Busquet and Dori Yacoub, the former fired out 40,000 on a {K-Diamonds} {2-Diamonds} {8-Spades} flop, then 80,000 on the {6-Clubs} turn before a third bet of 110,000 on the {7-Clubs} river.

Yacoub called him down all the way and Busquet showed {A-?} {8-?}, but Yacoub had {K-?} {5-?} to win the pot.

Tom Marchese Eliminated in 4th Place (€263,000)

Tom Marchese - 4th Place
Tom Marchese - 4th Place
Dori Yacoub came into the pot with an all-in raise to 475,000, and Tom Marchese called all in for his last 456,000. The rest of the table ducked out, and it was a heads-up coin flip for fourth place.

Yacoub: {A-Hearts} {K-Clubs}
Marchese: {9-Diamonds} {9-Spades}

The flop was, well, rather pretty for Yacoub. It came down {6-Clubs} {A-Diamonds} {A-Spades}, vaulting him into a huge lead. The turn {4-Diamonds} and river {K-Hearts} were not the nines Marchese was looking for, and that's going to be the end of his day.

After another impressive run in a PokerStars tournament, Marchese is out in fourth.

Paul Berende Eliminated in 5th Place (€191,200)

Paul Berende - 5th
Paul Berende - 5th
Paul Berende raised all-in, Dori Yacoub made the call behind but then Oliver Busquet reraised all-in also.

Yacoub looked upset and ended up folding {8-?} {8-?} claining he thought Busquet had to have Kings, Queens or Aces.

Berende: {4-Hearts} {3-Hearts}
Busquet: {K-Hearts} {J-Hearts}

The flop was {6-Clubs} {A-Clubs} {3-Diamonds} and Berende took the lead, but the {K-Diamonds} came on the turn to put Busquet back in front. The river was the {Q-Hearts} and there's now only four players left.

Oliver Considers Himself At Home

Tobias Reinkemeier raised to 48,000 before a newly chipped up Oliver Busquet made a 3-bet to 155,000. Reinkemeier asked for a count before putting in the 4-bet to 336,000 to which Busquet instantly moved all-in against.

Reinkemeier quickly folded and Busquet is closing in on the chip leader.

The Black Queen of Busquet

Tom Marchese opened to 55,000 from early position, and Olivier Busquet wanted to play for more. He three-bet to 155,000 straight on the button, and that sent the decision back to Marchese. After just a moment, he announced a covering all in, and now it was Busquet's turn to think it over. The French-American stared down Marchese for a minute before calling all in for his last devilish 666,000 total.

Marchese: {10-Diamonds} {10-Hearts}
Busquet: {A-Hearts} {Q-Spades}

The board ran out {2-Hearts} {8-Diamonds} {5-Diamonds} {J-Hearts} ... {Q-Clubs}, and salvation comes on the river for Busquet. That timely queen has earned him a big double up back over the million-chip mark.

Busquet - 1,383,000
Marchese - 435,000

Berende Wants A Caller

Paul Berende pushed the first hand for 169,000 and got no callers.

"So sick," he cried and threw {A-?} {A-?} straight into the muck.