€50,000 Majestic High Roller

Juanda Smashes Rettenmaier with Aces


From middle position, John Juanda opened the pot with a raise to 4,800. Marvin Rettenmaier put in a reraise to 13,600 from the cutoff seat, then Igor Kurganov reraised to 30,100 from the button. Action folded through the blinds and back to Juanda. He didn;t take long before putting in a five-bet to 60,200. This sent Rettenmaier into the tank.

Rettenmaier was tanking while Kurganov was waiting for him to act. When this happened, Philipp Gruissem walked over to talk to Kurganov, but saw he was in a hand... again.

"F***, you're always in a f***ing hand!" said Gruissem before walking back over to his table. Kurganov cracked a smile while Rettenmaier kept tanking.

Eventually, Rettenmaier reraised all in for approximately 160,000. Kurganov folded, and Juanda simply turned over the {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts} to signify his call. Rettenmaier didn't like what he saw and disgustedly turned up the {A-Spades}{K-Clubs}, knowing he made a stumble.

The flop, turn and river ran out {J-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}, and Juanda's aces were the winning hand. He had Rettenmaier covered, which eliminated Rettenmaier. Rettenmaier was a bit upset that he had to make a decision to rebuy righ then and there. He wanted to wait until tomorrow, but couldn't. Therefore, he said he would rebuy and went to get the finances sorted. Meanwhile, Juanda climbed to nearly 600,000 in chips.

Player Chips Progress
John Juanda id
John Juanda
id 578,000 433,000
Igor Kurganov ru
Igor Kurganov
ru 163,000 -77,000
Marvin Rettenmaier de
Marvin Rettenmaier
de Busted

Tags: John JuandaMarvin RettenmaierPhilipp GruissemIgor Kurganov