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

Marchese Has a Heart

The table folded around to the blinds where Dori Yacoub and Tom Marchese got to see a cheap heads-up flop.

It came down {5-Hearts} {3-Hearts} {K-Hearts}, and Yacoub check-called a bet of 35,000.

The {5-Diamonds} paired the board on fourth street, and Yacoub knocked the table again. Marchese loaded the gun and fired another bullet, a big bet of 110,000. Yacoub thought it over for a moment before smooth calling once again.

The {2-Hearts} on the river put four to the flush on board, and both players check-checked. Yacoub flipped up {5-Spades} {8-Clubs} for the trip fives, but it was no good against Marchese's rivered flush. His {6-Diamonds} {7-Hearts} wasn't much to start with, but it turned out rather nicely for the American pro.

Marchese - 1.183 million
Yacoub - 1.355 million


Tobias Reinkemeier - 1,770,000
Dori Yacoub - 1,522,000
Tom Marchese - 1,008,000
Olivier Busquet - 725,000
Sorel Mizzi - 401,000
Paul Berende - 218,000

Allen Bari Eliminated in 7th Place (€109,900)

Allen Bari - 7th Place
Allen Bari - 7th Place
Tobias Renkemeier opened to 45,000 before Allen Bari put in a small 3-bet to 98,000. Renkemeier slid out what looked to be a 4-bet to just over 200,000 but before the dealer could count it out, Bari had moved all-in.

Equally quickly though, was the call from the German as we found ourselves with a bit of a cold deck.

Bari: {A-Diamonds} {K-Hearts}
Renkemeier: {K-Diamonds} {K-Spades}

The board was an aceless {6-Spades} {4-Diamonds} {2-Hearts} {6-Clubs} {7-Clubs} meaning Allen Bari was eliminated in 7th place and Renkemeier took over the chip lead from Dori Yacoub.

Bari Disrespects Mizzi

Mr. Bari smirking at his neighbor Mizzi
Mr. Bari smirking at his neighbor Mizzi
Under the gun, Allen Bari raised to 42,000, and the action passed all the way around to the big blind. Sorel Mizzi announced an all in for 363,000 from that spot, and Bari snap-called to put him at risk. Cards up, gents:

Bari: {A-Hearts} {Q-Hearts}
Mizzi: {A-Diamonds} {Q-Clubs}

Hm, not so much drama then. Mizzi was amused. "That snap-call was a little disrespectful," he said, poking at Bari. The dealer ran out an uninteresting board of {4-Clubs} {5-Hearts} {Q-Diamonds} {7-Clubs} (X), and everyone gets there money back, plus a bit.

Mizzi kept jabbing. "I still can't believe you snap-called. I think five seconds at least is in order. Out of respect for my shove."

Bari smirked and fired right back, "I would have called even quicker. It only took me that long because I had to double-check and make sure I had ace-queen. I would have Hellmuth-called you if I was sure!"

Three Aces are Better Than Two

Sorel Mizzi opened the pot to 45,000, and he found calls from Dori Yacoub and Tom Marchese, both in the blinds.

Three ways then, the flop came out {Q-Diamonds} {A-Hearts} {A-Clubs}, and the action checked around.

Fourth street brought the innocent looking {4-Spades}, and the blinds checked again. Taking his cue to bet, Mizzi fired out 68,000 at the pot. Yacoub quickly uncapped his cards and slid them into the muck, but Marchese wasn't doing anything quickly. After pausing for about 20 or 30 seconds, he made the smooth call.

The {7-Spades} filled out the board, and Marchese passed again. Mizzi eventually checked it back, and Marchese cringed as if he was hoping for another bet. Marchese flipped up his {A-Spades} {8-Hearts}, and Mizzi showed his inferior {Q-Hearts} {10-Hearts} on the way into the muck.

Busquet Not Going Anywhere

Oliver Busquet raised preflop to 35,000 and Dori Yacoub made the call behind him.

Sorrel Mizzi then reraised to 138,000 from the small blind putting the pressure on Busquet.

Busquet responded with a 4-bet to 240,000, Yacoub folded quickly and Mizzi also immediately gave up any interest in the hand.

Everything Is Hunky-Dori

Paul Berende limped in the small blind and Dori Yacoub checked his option.

Both players checked the {8-Hearts} {10-Spades} {2-Spades} flop before Berende fired out 22,000 on the {K-Clubs} turn. Yacoub called and the {9-Spades} river went check-check.

Berende mucked and Yacoub scooped with {A-Clubs} {3-Hearts}.

Yacoub Puts Up A Bari-er

Allen Bari raised preflop to 36,000 and got called by Yacoub Dori on the button and Tobias Reinkemeier in the big blind.

The flop was {K-Spades} {2-Clubs} {3-Diamonds} and it was checked to the raiser Bari who bet 68,000. Dori raised to 158,000 and Reinkemeier thought about calling but folded.

Bari made the call and the two saw the {8-Clubs} turn, Dori now bet 150,000 and Bari folded, only to be shown {A-Diamonds} {5-Diamonds} by his opponent.