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

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

Break Time

[user153638] • Level 27: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

Players are now on a 15-minute break. Stay tuned for updated chip counts.

Sevens For Sergii

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

Phil Hellmuth had the button and all three players invested 230,000 before the flop.

The flop was {7-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{2-Hearts} and all three players checked. The {3-Hearts} turned and Stephane Albertini led for 285,000. Sergii Baranov called and Hellmuth folded. Both checked the {8-Clubs} river and Albertini showed {A-Clubs}{Q-Spades} for ace-high. Baranov tabled {7-Spades}{6-Spades} for a pair of sevens and took the pot.

Tags: Phil HellmuthSergii BaranovStephane Albertini

High Fives


Sergii Baranov raised to 120,000 from the button and received calls from both blinds. The {6-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds} flop brought checks by all three players, and then Hellmuth checked the {Q-Clubs} turn. Stephane Albertini took the opportunity to bet 180,000 from the big blind, Baranov folded, and Hellmuth check-called.

Both players then returned to checking on the {5-Spades} river and Hellmuth revealed {5-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}, which was no good against Albertini's {A-Hearts}{5-Hearts}.

Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 4,175,000 -300,000
Stephane Albertini
Stephane Albertini
2,400,000 300,000

Tags: Phil HellmuthStephane Albertini

Small One For Hellmuth

• Level 27: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Stephane Albertini had the button. He raised to 130,000 and received a call from Phil Hellmuth in the big blind. The flop came {2-Spades}{6-Hearts}{5-Clubs} and both players checked. The {9-Diamonds} turned and Hellmuth fired 240,000. Albertini got rid of his cards that the "Poker Brat" took down the pot.

Kings Full for Baranov


Stephane Albertini limped on the button and Sergii Baranov did the same from the small blind. Phil Hellmuth checked his option for the big and it was three-way action to the {6-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} flop. Baranov was first to act and led out for 90,000, which only Hellmuth called.

Both players checked the {6-Clubs} turn, and then Baranov bet 200,000 on the {K-Spades} river. Hellmuth snap-called but mucked when Baranov rolled over {K-Clubs}{4-Hearts} for a full house.

Sergii Baranov ua
Sergii Baranov
ua 5,000,000 410,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 4,475,000 -400,000

Tags: Sergii BaranovPhil HellmuthStephane Albertini

Albertini Five-Bet Shoves

Sergii Baranov made it 130,000 from the button and Phil Hellmuth called. Stephane Albertini three-bet to 335,000 from the big blind only to have Baranov four-bet to 710,000. Hellmuth got out of the way and Albertini quickly came over the top with a five-bet all in for 1.455 million more.

Baranov thought for about ninety seconds before folding, awarding Albertini the pot and pushing him just over 3 million in chips.

Sergii Baranov ua
Sergii Baranov
ua 4,590,000 -710,000
Stephane Albertini
Stephane Albertini
3,005,000 415,000

Tags: Phil HellmuthSergii BaranovStephan Albertini

"I Started with a Big Hand, and I'm Trying to Finish it with a Big Hand"


A limped pot saw all three players take a flop of {7-Clubs}{J-Hearts}{8-Clubs} and Sergii Baranov led out for 130,000 from the small blind. Stephane Albertini folded from the big, and Phil Hellmuth raised to 400,000. "I started with a big hand, and I'm trying to finish it with a big hand," Hellmuth said.

Baranov was a believer and folded his hand, which prompted Hellmuth to show {9-Spades}{9-Hearts}. "I limped with nine," the 12-time bracelet winner said with a proud smile on his face.

Sergii Baranov ua
Sergii Baranov
ua 5,300,000 225,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 4,875,000 -200,000

Tags: Phil HellmuthSergii Baranov

One For Albertini

Sergii Baranov had the button. He made it 125,000 and was called by Stephane Albertini in the big blind.

The flop came {7-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs} and Albertini check-called a 135,000 bet. Both players checked the {5-Diamonds} on the turn, and Albertini led out for 325,000 when the {K-Hearts} hit the river. Baranov let go of his hand, showing the {8-Spades} in the process.

Sergii Baranov ua
Sergii Baranov
ua 5,075,000 -260,000
Stephane Albertini
Stephane Albertini
2,590,000 260,000

Tags: Sergii BaranovStephane Albertini