Main Event

Rettenmaier Folds After Four-Betting


Marvin Rettenmaier had raised and Ilan Rouah flat-called before a third player reraised to 4,000 from the hijack seat. Play folded back to Rettenmaier and he four-bet to 8,625. Rouah mucked his hand and then the hijack seat moved all in over the top of Rettenmaier. Rettenmaier had between 42,000 and 43,000 behind and tanked for quite some time. His opponent had him covered by a bit, which meant that Rettenmaier's tournament life could be at stake if he were to make this call.

After a couple of minutes tanking, Rettenmaier decided to give it up. His opponent allowed Rettenmaier to pick one card to see. Rettenmaier grabbed one and turned it over to reveal the {Q-Spades}.

Marvin Rettenmaier 42,500 -21,500

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Raise, Reraise, Re-Reraise


Action folded to Team PokerStars Pro Marcin Horecki in the hijack seat. He put in an opening raise to 1,125. In the cutoff seat, Chris Moorman three-bet to 2,525. Ben Vinson was next up on the button. He took some time before four-betting to 6,350. The blinds folded, as did Horecki. Moorman didn't go away so quickly, but did eventually fold after a minute or so in the tank.

Ben Vinson 78,000
Chris Moorman 67,000 2,000
Marcin Horecki 57,000 6,000

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Favia Chips Up Through Wasek and Boujenah


From early position, Ilan Boujenah raised to 1,025. Action folded to Francesco Favia in the cutoff seat and he three-bet to 2,550. In the small blind, Artur Wasek made the call. Boujenah also called.

The three players took the flop of {J-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} and action checked to Favia. He moved all in for about 14,000. Wasek and Boujenah folded.

Ilan Boujenah 55,000 15,000

Tags: Ilan BoujenahArtur WasekFrancesco Favia

Flush Against Abecassis


Michel Abecassis raised from under the gun to 1,150. Action folded all the way around to Barkatul Mohammed in the big blind and he defended with a call to see the flop come down {K-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}. Mohammed checked and Abecassis bet 1,500. Mohammed made the call.

The turn paired the board with the {2-Hearts} and both players checked. The river added a fourth diamond with the {6-Diamonds} and both players checked again.

Mohammed tabled the {10-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} for a flush and Abecassis mucked his hand.

Barkatul Mohammed 47,000
Michel Abecassis 16,200 -5,800

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Another Round of Shots

As always, many thanks to EPT photographer Neil Stoddart for making our lives easy and our blog colorful.

The tournament roomGus HansenRichard TothFernando BritoZimnan ZiyardKent LundmarkRino MathisLuke SchwartzChris MoormanMartins AdeniyaSteve O'DwyerSteve O'DwyerJames AkenheadPat PezzinChris MoormanTheo JorgensenEoghan O'DeaMarvin RettenmaierDaniel CatesGus HansenToby LewisBryn KenneySalman Behbehani

DPeters and the Four Horsemen

• Level 7: 250-500, 50 ante

We joined the pot on the turn, walking up to see David Peters betting 1,700 on a {K-Spades} {3-Diamonds} {Q-Hearts} {9-Hearts} board. There was about 2,500 in the pot before that bet, and Ismael Bojang made a raise to 4,800. Peters made the call, and he checked the {K-Hearts} river. Bojang kept the heat on with another 7,200, but Peters check-raised all in for 13,575. Bojang hated it, but he dropped the calling chips into the pot.

Peters rolled over {K-Clubs} {K-Diamonds}, and quads will do rather nicely. With a noise of frustration, Bojang shuffled his cards in his hands and then spun them into the muck, paying off his debt to double Peters up to just a tick over 40,000.

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O'Dea Booms a Double

Eoghan O'Dea
Eoghan O'Dea

Recent World Series of Poker November Niner Eoghan O'Dea three-bet to 3,600 from the big blind after Christopher Brammer raised to 1,000 from the button just as the tournament was going on another 15-minute break. Brammer opted to take a flop in position on O'Dea by flat-calling.

The flop produced the {Q-Spades}{9-Clubs}{2-Spades} and O'Dea was to act first. He put out one blue T5,000 chip and two black T200 chips while announcing "4,200." Brammer took some time to think. After a minute or so in the tank, he slid out a tall stack of chips to put O'Dea all in. O'Dea pushed the rest of his chips across the line to put himself at risk.

O'Dea: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}
Brammer: {K-Clubs}{J-Clubs}

O'Dea's top pair was up against the gutshot straight draw and backdoor flush draw for Brammer. O'Dea could also lose if Brammer smacked a king.

Everything worked out for O'Dea as the turn brought the {9-Hearts} to pair the board and river the {7-Hearts}. O'Dea's hand held up and he was able to double. Upon final count, O'Dea was all in on the flop for 25,275. He's now at nearly 60,000.

Eoghan O'Dea 58,400 31,900

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It's Time to Do Nothing

• Level 6: 200-400, 50 ante

This day is 75% of the way through, and we've got just two more levels to play before we call it a night. First things first -- a fifteen-minute break.