Event #7: €10,450 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
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David Benyamine Eliminated in 15th Place (€32,256)

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David Benyamine - 15th
David Benyamine - 15th

After David Benyamine raised from middle position, Sergii Baranov called and the two took a flop of {4-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}. Benyamine put out a bet of 40,000, Baranov called, and the dealer burned and turned the {10-Spades}. This time Benyamine checked, but called when Baranov bet 80,000.

Benyamine checked for a second time on the {3-Spades} river, and Baranov spiked out a tall stack of red T25,000 chips, enough to cover Benyamine if he chose to call. The high-stakes pro thought for a moment and then committed his last 320,000. Baranov proceeded to proudly roll over {2-Hearts}{2-Clubs} for a full house, and Benyamine sent his cards to the muck before exiting in 15th place.

ua
Sergii Baranov
ua 2,300,000 1,000,000
fr
David Benyamine
fr Busted

Tags: Sergii BaranovDavid Benyamine

Max Silver Eliminated in 16th Place (€32,256)

Max Silver - 16th Place
Max Silver - 16th Place

Joseph Cheong did not let Phil Hellmuth hold onto the limelight for long. Cheong has once again overtaken the chip lead after the following hand:

On a flop of {6-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{K-Spades}, Cheong checked to Max Silver who bet 28,000. Cheong called and the turn brought the {9-Diamonds}. Cheong checked for a second time and Silver fired 64,000. Once again Cheong decided to stick around.

The {A-Clubs} rolled off on fifth street and Cheong checked one last time. Silver moved 122,000 into the middle.

Cheong thought for a moment before plopping down a large stack of red t25,000 chips into the middle. This bet was enough to put Silver all in and he was visibly upset over the size of the bet.

"This is incredibly close," said Silver, who then pulled a coin out of his wallet to help him make his decision. Ultimately, Silver opted not to use the coin, and announced a call.

Cheong showed {8-Diamonds}{7-Spades} for a straight and Silver flung his cards into the muck. They were turned over to reveal {A-Spades}{k-Diamonds} for top two pair.

With his elimination of Silver, Cheong is now our chip leader with about 2,350,000 in chips.

us
Joseph Cheong
us 2,350,000 650,000
gb
Max Silver
gb Busted

Tags: Joseph CheongMax Silver

The Final Two Tables

[user153638] • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
SeatPlayer
1Timothy Adams
2Joseph Cheong
3Max Silver
4David Benyamine
5Toby Lewis
6Sergii Baranov
7Stephane Albertini
8Steve Dannenmann
  
1Scott Seiver
2Phil Hellmuth
3Christopher Brammer
4Paul Tedeschi
5Stephane Girault
6Nicolas Cardyn
7Kyle Julius
8Jason Mercier

Curt Kohlberg Eliminated in 17th Place (€26,611)

Curt Kohlberg - 17th Place
Curt Kohlberg - 17th Place

Phil Hellmuth is our new chip leader.

Curt Kohlberg opened to 30,000 from under the gun and it folded to Phil Hellmuth who pushed out a sizable three-bet to 180,000. It folded back around to Kohlberg who announced that he was all in for 900,000 total.

"What did he say? All in?" said Hellmuth. "I call!" Hellmuth shot out of his chair and tabled {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts}

Kohlberg showed {J-Hearts}{10-Hearts} and was in dire need of some help.

Fortunately for Kohlberg, the flop brought him hope, as it fell {8-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}, giving him an open-ended straight draw. Hellmuth took one look at the flop and stormed away from the table.

The {A-Diamonds} rolled off on the turn, giving Hellmuth a set but Kohlberg was still drawing live going to the river.

Fifth street was paint, but unfortunately for Kohlberg it was the {J-Spades}, pairing him up and securing his elimination in 17th place.

While stacking his new chips, Hellmuth broke into a chorus of English New Wave band Tears For Fears' "Everybody Wants to Rule the World". Hellmuth may not be ruling the world, but he is certainly ruling this room as this win boosts him to 2,000,000 and is good for the top spot on the chip counts.

us
Phil Hellmuth
us 2,000,000 850,000
us
Curt Kohlberg
us Busted

Tags: Curt KohlbergPhil Hellmuth

Liv Boeree Eliminated in 18th Place (€26,611)

Liv Boeree - 18th Place
Liv Boeree - 18th Place

Joseph Cheong opened to an unknown amount and Liv Boeree three-bet all in for 272,000 total. Cheong called and the hands were revealed to find Boeree in the lead.

Boeree: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}
Cheong: {A-Clubs}{10-Clubs}

Boeree stayed safe on the flop of {7-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{2-Hearts} and through the {7-Diamonds} on the turn. Cheong needed to pair his ten on the river to send her home and he did exactly that. The dealer ripped off the {10-Diamonds} on fifth street and a stunned Boeree hung her head. Cheong tapped the table, stood up, and gave Boeree a hug before she exited the tournament area.

us
Joseph Cheong
us 1,700,000 300,000
gb
Liv Boeree
gb Busted

Tags: Liv BoereeJoseph Cheong

Benyamine Doubles Through Brammer

David Benyamine opened to 35,000 from the button and Christopher Brammer three-bet to 83,000 from the small blind. It folded back to Benyamine and he wasted no time moving all in for 260,000. Brammer snapped him off and the hands were revealed:

Benyamine: {A-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}
Brammer: {Q-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}

Benyamine needed help and got exactly that on the {6-Clubs}{A-Spades}{2-Diamonds} flop. He made two pair on the {10-Clubs} turn and the board finished with the {K-Spades}, securing his double to around 520,000.

gb
Christopher Brammer
gb 1,190,000 -260,000
fr
David Benyamine
fr 520,000 255,000

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Updated Chip Counts

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gb
Christopher Brammer
gb 1,450,000 -75,000
us
Joseph Cheong
us 1,400,000 10,000
ua
Sergii Baranov
ua 1,300,000 250,000
us
Phil Hellmuth
us 1,150,000 -200,000
us
Curt Kohlberg
us 1,090,000 50,000
us
Jason Mercier
us 1,060,000 236,000
us
Kyle Julius
us 690,000 197,000
ca
Timothy Adams
ca 680,000 140,000
gb
Max Silver
gb 680,000 -250,000
Stephane Albertini
470,000
fr
Paul Tedeschi
fr 470,000 10,000
gb
Toby Lewis
gb 450,000 -6,000
Stephane Girault
390,000 -100,000
gb
Liv Boeree
gb 315,000 -65,000
fr
David Benyamine
fr 265,000 48,000
us
Scott Seiver
us 226,000 1,000
us
Steve Dannenmann
us 180,000 -210,000
Level:
20
Blinds:
6,000/12,000
Ante:
2,000

Break It Down

• Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Players are now on a 20-minute break.

Joe McGowan Eliminated in 19th Place (€26,611)

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Joe McGowan - 20th
Joe McGowan - 20th

"Yes," we heard Scott Seiver yell from Table 8, "I folded queens." We made our way over to discover that Joe McGowan was all in for approximately 315,000 with {9-Spades}{9-Clubs} against the {A-Spades}{A-Diamonds} of Phil Hellmuth. From what we could piece together, McGown had opened, Seiver flatted, Hellmuth three-bet, McGown moved in, Seiver folded, and Hellmuth snap-called.

Both McGowan and Hellmuth were on their feet to watch the board, which came out {4-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{7-Spades}. "Good game guys," McGowan said as he lost with the same hand Hellmuth used to win the 1989 WSOP Main Event and made his way to the payout desk in 19th place to collect €26,611.

us
Phil Hellmuth
us 1,350,000 540,000
Joe McGowan
Busted

Tags: Joe McGowanPhil Hellmuth