Main Event

Subbotin's Set Second-Best in the End

• Level 6: 200-400, 50 ante

We can't be sure when the money went in, but it truthfully doesn't matter when it happened. Whenever it was, it was still pretty sick. We only caught up at the end of the hand, walking up to see Attila Polner with {Q-Diamonds} {Q-Hearts} out in front of him and Andrey Subbotin with what had been the dominating {K-Clubs} {K-Diamonds}.

It seems likely that Polner committed his last ~24,000 after the {K-Spades} {Q-Spades} {2-Diamonds} flop, but again, we can't be sure. What we can be sure of is that the turn {Q-Clubs} was an absolute dagger to Subbotin. The one-outer struck, and he could not find his own one-out redemption as the river brought the blank {4-Diamonds}.

Subbotin has been dashed down to about 14,000 with that bad beat, and Polner has doubled his way well back above the chip average.

Tags: Attila PolnerAndrey Subbotin

Moorman Going Aggro Against Team Pro Horecki

Marcin Horecki
Marcin Horecki

Team PokerStars Pro Marcin Horecki was pitted against young superstar Chris Moorman on this hand when we picked up the action on the {7-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} flop. Horecki had checked and Moorman bet 2,650. Horecki made the call.

Fourth street was the {A-Hearts} and Horecki checked. Moorman bet 5,250 and Horecki called.

The river completed the board with the {6-Hearts}. Horecki took a minute or two and then fired 5,525. Moorman fired back with a raise to 18,075. Moorman had exactly 20,000 behind after he raised the river. Horecki gave it up and Moorman won the pot.

Chris Moorman 65,000 24,000
Marcin Horecki 51,000 18,000

Tags: Chris MoormanMarcin Horecki

Somewhere Else to Be

• Level 6: 200-400, 50 ante

Well, Raffaele Gerbi has essentially surrendered. With a flight booked for 8:00 PM (less than two hours from now), Gerbi has been in double-up-or-go-home mode for a couple orbits now. He was finally down to just 1,350 when the time came to leave. Without much fanfare, Gerbi stood up, gathered his things, and headed off to catch a taxi.

He had 1,350 chips left when he departed, but that's already been blinded down under 500. Good game, sir.

Tags: Raffaele Gerbi

A Fine Time to Find Aces

Some second-hand information from our Dutch colleagues regarding the fate of Leo Armino. This pot began with the under-the-gun player raising and Armino calling one seat over. Next door to them, Steve O'Dwyer squeezed in another raise to 3,000 total, and Philip Verboven cold-called in the small blind. That folded the initial raiser, but Armino was reaching for reraising chips. He made it 12,000 total, O'Dwyer shoved in with his covering stack, Verboven folded pocket tens, and Armino called off his remaining stack with ace-king. O'Dwyer rolled over the ol' ace-ace, and a nine-high board did nothing to save Armino's tournament life.

We're waiting for O'Dwyer to stack up before we can count him down, but it looks like he's recovered his losses to climb back to about 75,000.

Steve O'Dwyer 75,000 30,000

Tags: Steve O'DwyerPhilip VerbovenLeo Armino

Updated Chip Counts

Fabrizio Baldassari 105,000 45,000
James Akenhead 73,000 8,000
Michael Keiner 71,000 18,000
Marvin Rettenmaier 64,000 19,000
Ilan Rouah 58,000 36,000
Tino Lechich 58,000 9,000
Salman Behbehani 50,000
Gus Hansen 37,000 15,500
Simon Charette 37,000
Scott Baumstein 32,000 -8,000
Theo Jorgensen 30,800 15,800
Pat Pezzin 27,000
Eoghan O'Dea 26,500 11,500
Toby Lewis 24,800 100
Fatima Moreira de Melo 22,800 -8,700
Michel Abecassis 22,000 -12,500
Bryn Kenney 14,000 -14,000
Mario Adinolfi 12,000 -83,000
Vladimir Shchemelev 11,000 -20,000
Toni Judet 7,600 -15,400
Florian Langmann 7,400 -40,600

Schwartz Doubles Through Staszko

• Level 6: 200-400, 50 ante

Luke Schwartz has just found a double up of his own. He was down to his last 12,100 chips, and the {A-Hearts} {A-Clubs} he found in the pocket cued his all-in shove. Martin Staszko was unlucky enough to wake up with {K-Diamonds} {K-Hearts}, and the {3-Clubs} {3-Spades} {A-Spades} {3-Diamonds} {K-Spades} board shipped the double to Schwartz.

Tags: Luke SchwartzMartin Staszko

Martin Staszko... All In!

• Level 6: 200-400, 50 ante

We picked up the action on a {7-Spades} {J-Spades} {9-Clubs} flop, heads up with about 2,000 in the pot. The exact action wasn't clear because of the odd moment we joined the hand, but we do know that Staszko ended up calling off what was essentially still a starting stack with {A-Spades} {8-Spades} on the monster draw. O'Dwyer had flopped a set with {9-Hearts} {9-Diamonds}, but he was still only a 2:1 favorite.

Turn: {6-Spades}.

That's a hit for Staszko, improving him to the flush and leaving O'Dwyer in need of a card. He needed the board to pair on the river to send Staszko packing, but the {A-Clubs} was a swing and a miss.

It looks like O'Dwyer is back down around 45,000 after a hot start, while Staszko moves up close to 70,000.

Tags: Steve O'DwyerMartin Staszko

Two Pair Good For Adeniya, Not Good For Clemencon

Martins Adeniya
Martins Adeniya

Tristan Clemencon opened to 750, and he found calls from both Martins Adeniya and Dmitry Nemirovsky. The three of them took a {5-Diamonds} {10-Clubs} {9-Diamonds} flop, and Clemencon knocked the table. Adeniya took his cue to bet 1,025 at the pot, and Nemirovsky called. Clemencon snuck in a check-raise to 4,125 total. Now Adeniya was the only one to call, and they two went heads up to the {A-Hearts} turn. Clemencon bet 7,575, and Adeniya snap-called to bring the {7-Spades} river. Clemencon only had about 10,000 chips left, and he went ahead and reluctantly shoved them in. Another quick call from Adeniya, and the cards were on their backs.

Clemencon: {9-Spades} {10-Spades}
Adeniya: {A-Diamonds} {5-Clubs}

Clemencon's two pair were inferior to Adeniya's, and he was forced to slide the rest of his chips across the felt. The two men, both EPT regulars, shared a quick conversation after the hand in which Adeniya admitted he didn't think Clemencon was that strong, and Clemencon conceded that he made a mistake somewhere along the way too.

Clemencon's EPT Prague is done here on Day 1, and Adeniya will use his chips to climb to about 55,000 or so.

Martins Adeniya 55,000 19,000
Tristan Clemencon Busted

Tags: Martins AdeniyaTristan Clemencon

Boujenah Can't Beat Bodis


Richard Bodis check-raised Ilan Boujenah's bet of 1,200 to 3,000 on the {A-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{2-Spades} flop. Boujenah called and the {4-Diamonds} landed on the turn. Bodis bet 3,300 and Boujenah called.

The river was the {2-Clubs} and paired the board. Both players checked.

Bodis tabled the {A-Clubs}{10-Clubs} and Boujenah mucked his hand.

Ilan Boujenah 40,000 -10,000

Tags: Ilan BoujenahRichard Bodis