Day 2 completed
Day 2 completed
The final table of the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final €25,000 High Roller has been set after the elimination of Phil Ivey in ninth place. Leading the way is this week's superstar Justin Bonomo.
On the last hand of the night, Bonomo took out Ivey by spiking a flush on the river against Ivey's top set. Bonomo already had the chip lead, but now tops the rest of the field by nearly one million in chips thanks to a river spade. As if Bonomo hasn't done enough winning all week long, he'll be looking to pad his wallet a bit more.
Earlier this week, Bonomo won the €100,000 Super High Roller for €1.64 million. He then took 28th in the Main Event for €35,000 and has already locked up a minimum of €100,000 here in this event with a chance to make it a lot more. When Bonomo won the Super High Roller, things were in a similar scenario as Bonomo entered the final table with a massive chip lead on the rest of the field.
Joining Bonomo at the final table are two members of Team PokerStars Pro, Daniel Negreanu and Max Lykov. They'll return tomorrow with 660,000 and 271,000 in chips, respectively. Lykov is the short stack returning to play.
Final Table Chip Counts and Seating Assignments
The cards will be in the air on Tuesday at 12:00 PM local time. There's over €1 million up for grabs for first place and a stacked final table, so be sure to come back for all of the action as only PokerNews can bring it to you.
Action folded to Justin Bonomo in the cutoff seat and he raised to 40,000. Phil Ivey was in the small blind and three-bet to 110,000 when play got over to him. Bonomo opted to flat-call and take a flop in position.
The flop came down and Ivey fired another 110,000 at the pot. Bonomo made the call and the dealer placed the out on the turn. Ivey bet another 200,000 and this time Bonomo wanted to play for more. He raised all in and Ivey quickly called.
Ivey turned over the for top set of kings. Bonomo tabled the for top pair and a flush draw. The river completed the board with the and gave Bonomo the winning flush. He had the most chips between the two and eliminated Ivey on the final table bubble.
For his efforts, Ivey took home €73,200 and the run good of Bonomo at this year's PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final continues.
From under the gun, Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu raised to 35,000. Artem Litvinov called from the hijack seat and Igor Kurganov called from the big blind.
The three players took the flop and Kurganov opted to lead with a bet of 83,000. Negreanu made the call and then Litvinov folded.
The turn card was the and Kurganov fired 178,000. Again, Negreanu made the call. Then finally, the river completed the board with the . Kurganov took a couple of minutes to think about his decision. He had right around 470,000 behind and opted to check. Negreanu had about 610,000 back and took his own time before checking. Kurganov then showed the for a pair of fives and Negreanu mucked his hand.
Team PokerStars Pro Max Lykov raised to 35,000 from middle position and action folded to Nathan Schoo in the small blind. He reraised all in for 185,000. Lykov made the call and tabled the . Schoo held the .
The flop, turn and river ran out and Schoo doubled up.
From early position, Noah Schwartz raised to 38,000. He was called by Philipp Gruissem in middle position, Justin Bonomo on the button and Phil Ivey in the big blind. From there, the dealer ran out the flop and action was checked all the way around to Bonomo. He bet 75,000 and only Gruissem made the call to see the turn.
The landed on the turn and Gruissem checked. Bonomo fired a bet of 180,000 and Gruissem gave it up. With that pot, Bonomo moved to over 1.5 million and well into the chip lead.
Here's the seat draw for the "unofficial" final table of nine and the chip counts.
From the cutoff seat, Justin Bonomo raised to 32,000. Action folded to the 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $25,000 High Roller champion Alex Bilokur in the small blind and he reraised all in for 274,000. On the hand before this one, Bonomo had opened the button to 32,000, but folded to Bilokur's big-blind jam. This time, he made the call.
Bonomo flopped gold when the fell to give him a strangle hold on this hand with trips. The turn was the and river the . Bonomo won the hand with trip tens and Bilokur was eliminated.