Event #7: €10,450 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
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Hellmuth Straightens Out Baranov

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Sergii Baranov, frustrated at Phil Hellmuth.
Sergii Baranov, frustrated at Phil Hellmuth.

Sergii Baranov raised to 40,000 from middle position and received a call from Phil Hellmuth in the cutoff. Paul Tedeschi then three-bet to 95,000 from the small blind, two calls ensued, and the flop fell {4-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{2-Spades}. Tedeschi checked, Baranov bet 131,000, and only Hellmuth called.

When the dealer burned and turned the {3-Hearts}, Baranov check-called a bet of 100,000 and the {A-Hearts} was put out on the river. Again Baranov check-called a bet, this time 300,000, but was left shaking his head when Hellmuth said, "Straight," and tabled {5-Spades}{6-Spades}.

us
Phil Hellmuth
us 3,700,000 700,000
ua
Sergii Baranov
ua 3,000,000 -700,000
fr
Paul Tedeschi
fr 750,000 -100,000

Tags: Paul TedeschiPhil HellmuthSergii Baranov

Girault Doubles Through Brammer

Christopher Brammer opened to 40,000 from early position and Phil Hellmuth called from the small blind. Stephane Girault three-bet all in from the big blind and Brammer moved all in over the top. Hellmuth mucked his cards and the hands were shown:

Girault: {J-Hearts}{J-Spades}
Brammer: {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}

The board fell {K-Spades}{J-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{2-Clubs}{5-Spades} and Girault was able to double up through his set of jacks.

gb
Christopher Brammer
gb 385,000 -165,000
Stephane Girault
315,000 85,000

Tags: Christopher BrammerStephane Girault

Baranov Shows The Bluff

Christopher Brammer opened with a 40,000 from middle position and Sergii Baranov called from the cutoff. The rest of the table folded and the two were heads up to the {8-Spades}{2-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} flop. Brammer check-called a bet of 57,000 and the turn brought the {5-Hearts}.

Brammer checked a second time and Baranov moved 105,000 into the middle. Once again Brammer decided to stick around to see the {6-Spades} on the river. Brammer checked for a third time and Baranov bet 205,000. Brammer went into the tank for well over two minutes before finally releasing.

"He's just like Santa!" said Baranov as he turned over {Q-Clubs}{J-Diamonds} for nothing but queen-high.

ua
Sergii Baranov
ua 3,600,000 175,000
gb
Christopher Brammer
gb 550,000 -318,000

Tags: Sergii BaranovChristopher Brammer

Mercier vs. Baranov

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Sergii Baranov opened for 40,000 under the gun and cleared the field all the way to Jason Mercier, who three-bet to 116,000 from the big blind. Baranov made the call and then raised to 235,000 when Mercier led out for 87,000 on the {4-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{K-Clubs} flop. Mercier made the call and then checked the {9-Hearts} turn. Baranov did not slow down and fired out a bet of 275,000. It proved enough as Mercier folded, at which point Sergii Baranov showed {A-Hearts}{9-Clubs}.

ua
Sergii Baranov
ua 3,425,000 300,000
us
Jason Mercier
us 1,100,000 -300,000

Tags: Sergii BaranovJason Mercier

Baranov Takes Chip Lead

Joseph Cheong opened from early position with a raise to 40,000. Stephane Albertini called from the next seat over and it folded to Sergii Baranov who three-bet to 120,000 from the cutoff. Both Cheong and Albertini called.

The flop came down {9-Hearts}{6-Spades}{J-Hearts} and there were two checks to Baranov. He fired out 200,000 and Cheong quickly released his hand. After about fifteen more seconds, Albertini decided to let his hand go as well, awarding Baranov the pot.

ua
Sergii Baranov
ua 3,125,000 601,000
us
Joseph Cheong
us 2,100,000 -200,000

Tags: Joseph CheongSergii BaranovStephane Albertini

Adams Fighting Back

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Action folded around to Timothy Adams in the small blind and he raised to 50,000. Phil Hellmuth defended from the big, leading to a {7-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{6-Spades} flop. Adams looked at the dealer and quietly stated, "All in." He had about 285,000 behind and it was enough to get the job done as Hellmuth showed the {A-Spades} and folded.

us
Phil Hellmuth
us 2,650,000 -50,000
ca
Timothy Adams
ca 415,000 69,000

Tags: Timothy AdamsPhil Hellmuth

Nice One for Tedeschi

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Phil Hellmuth raised to 40,000 from the cutoff only to have Paul Tedeschi three-bet to 110,000 from the small blind. Joseph Cheong made the call from the big blind, Hellmuth called the additional 70,000, and it was three-way action to the {2-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{9-Diamonds} flop. Tedeschi checked, Cheong bet 75,000, and both his opponents called.

All three players then checked the {8-Diamonds} turn, and Tedeschi moved all in on the {K-Diamonds} river for roughly 310,000. Cheong quickly folded and Hellmuth did the same, but not before showing {A-}{Q-}.

us
Phil Hellmuth
us 2,700,000 -200,000
us
Joseph Cheong
us 2,300,000 -185,000
fr
Paul Tedeschi
fr 825,000 221,000

Tags: Paul TedeschiJoseph CheongPhil Hellmuth

Level:
22
Blinds:
10,000/20,000
Ante:
3,000