Event #7: €10,450 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
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Event Info

Buy-in €10,450
Prize Pool €4,032,000
Players 420

Level Info

Level 28
Blinds 40,000 / 80,000
Ante 10,000

Stephane Albertini Eliminated in 3rd Place (€423,360)

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Stephane Albertini
Stephane Albertini

Phil Hellmuth opened big to 320,000 from the small blind and then called when Stephane Albertini moved all in from the big for nearly 900,000.

Showdown
Albertini: {J-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}
Hellmuth: {7-Clubs}{7-Spades}

Albertini was way out in front, and the {K-Spades}{4-Spades}{5-Hearts} kept him there. "Six of spades would be nice," Hellmuth said. While that card would have given him a bunch more outs, the {Q-Diamonds} that did turn left him drawing to just two sevens headed to the river. The French contingent leaned in close as the dealer burned and out down the {7-Hearts}. It took a moment for it to sink in, but Hellmuth had hit his two outer to eliminate the Frenchman.

As Albertini's supporters moaned in disbelief, Hellmuth walked around the table and shook hands with his opponents. The "Poker Brat" is now heads-up for bracelet 13.

Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 9,380,000 880,000
Stephane Albertini
Stephane Albertini
Busted

Tags: Phil HellmuthStephane Albertini

Level:
28
Blinds:
40,000/80,000
Ante:
10,000

Hellmuth Pulling Away; Moves In On Albertini

He's Phil Hellmuth
He's Phil Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth called from the button and Stephane Albertini raised to 235,000 from the small blind. It folded back to Hellmuth and he called.

The flop came {5-Hearts}{4-Spades}{4-Clubs} and Albertini checked. Hellmuth bet 350,000 and Albertini raised to 775,000.

"CALL!" yelled Hellmuth, shooting up out of his seat. Typically this behavior displayed when calling an all in bet, but Hellmuth decided to jump from his chair regardless.

The {2-Diamonds} turned and Albertini checked. Hellmuth announced that he was all in. Albertini had to decide for his tournament life and spend several minutes doing so. The clock was called and eventually Albertini folded.

We believe we heard Albertini say he had ace-high, to which Hellmuth responded "Ace-high?! Come on, I'm Phil Hellmuth!" Hellmuth then showed {J-Hearts}{J-Spades} and took down the pot.

Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 8,500,000 1,012,000
Stephane Albertini
Stephane Albertini
880,000 -1,020,000

Tags: Phil HellmuthStephane Albertini

Hellmuth Pulling Away

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Sergii Baranov limped from the small blind and Phil Hellmuth checked his option from the big. The {9-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} flop saw the latter call a bet of 100,000 from the former, and then the dealer burned and turned the {3-Diamonds}. Again Baranov bet, this time 200,000, and again Hellmuth called.

The {2-Diamonds} river saw Baranov slow down with a check, and Hellmuth snap-bet 300,000. Baranov thought about it for about a minute before making the call, but he mucked when Hellmuth rolled over {K-Clubs}{7-Hearts}.

Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 7,488,000 603,000
Sergii Baranov ua
Sergii Baranov
ua 3,880,000 -600,000

Tags: Phil HellmuthSergii Baranov

Hellmuth Rivers Trips; Extends Lead

Phil Hellmuth held the button and raised to 140,000. It folded to Sergii Baranov who called from the big blind. The two checked the {5-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} flop and the {J-Hearts} turned. Hellmuth led for 130,000 only to be raised to 280,000 by Baranov. Hellmuth called.

The river paired the board with the {2-Hearts} and Baranov bet 300,000. Hellmuth snap-raised to 700,000 and Baranov called with {J-Spades}{10-Spades}. Hellmuth showed {4-Spades}{2-Spades} for trips, however, and took down the pot.

Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 6,885,000 1,120,000
Sergii Baranov ua
Sergii Baranov
ua 4,480,000 -1,120,000

Tags: Phil HellmuthSergii Baranov

Albertini Doubles Through the Ukrainian

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Stephane Albertini doubles up as his fellow French men look on.
Stephane Albertini doubles up as his fellow French men look on.

Sergii Baranov limped on the button, Phil Hellmuth folded from the small blind, and Stephane moved all in for 920,000. Baranov made a quick call to put the Frenchman at risk.

Showdown
Baranov: {K-Hearts}{10-Spades}
Albertini: {A-Clubs}{J-Clubs}

The {A-Spades}{3-Clubs}{8-Spades} flop gave Albertini a big lead with a pair of aces, while the {2-Diamonds} turn left Baranov drawing dead. The meaningless {6-Diamonds} was put out on the river for good measure and the French contingent, of which there are a couple dozen, went wild on the rail.

Sergii Baranov ua
Sergii Baranov
ua 5,600,000 -915,000
Stephane Albertini
Stephane Albertini
1,900,000 900,000

Tags: Sergii BaranovStephane Albertini

Threes No Good for Hellmuth

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Sergii Baranov raised to 120,000 from the button and was met with a three-bet to 340,000 from the small blind. The big folded, Baranov called, and the flop fell {6-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{K-Diamonds}. Hellmuth led out for 400,000, Baranov called, and then the duo checked both the {10-Diamonds} turn and {6-Diamonds} river.

Hellmuth tabled {3-}{3-}, but it was no good against the {A-Spades}{Q-Clubs} of Baranov.

Sergii Baranov ua
Sergii Baranov
ua 6,515,000 740,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 4,225,000 -740,000

Tags: Phil HellmuthSergii Baranov

Cowboys For Baranov

Action folded to Sergii Baranov's small blind and he made it 120,000. Hellmuth called from the big blind.

The flop was {9-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{5-Hearts} and Baranov led out for 160,00. Hellmuth raised the action to 350,000 and Baranov stuck around. Fourth street was the {A-Hearts} and both players tapped the table to check. The {6-Hearts} rivered and Baranov bet 300,000. As usual today, Hellmuth beat him into the pot with a call, but ultimately mucked when Baranov showed {K-Spades}{K-Clubs}.

"He wants to bluff off all of his chips but then he picks up kings and there's nothing I can do," lamented Hellmuth.

Sergii Baranov ua
Sergii Baranov
ua 5,775,000 770,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 4,965,000 -770,000

Tags: Sergii BaranovPhil Hellmuth

Cards In the Air

• Level 27: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

Players have taken their seats and play has resumed.