PokerStars Festival Rozvadov: So sick for ElkY; Main Event now down to final two tables
With another two 75-minute levels in the books, it's time for an update. Warning: if you're an ElkY fan, you're not going to like it.
It's fair to say the Team Pro had a pretty lousy day. Nothing went ElkY's way - from doubling up Mindaugas Jonuskis with top two against a set, to eventually busting to Roman Kleyman. ElkY jammed on the button with J♥9♦ after it folded to him; he had just 349,000 or eight big blinds. Kleyman found the K♦J♠ in the small blind and made the call.
The T♦Q♦6♣ flop gave both open-ended straight draws, but the 3♥ turn and 7♣ river kept Kleyman's king-high in front. ElkY exited in 23rd Place for €6,803.
Having come in to the day second in chips, this is not the way any of us saw this one going. However, once the cards were in the air, it felt like nothing went ElkY's way. So sick - on to the next one, Bertrand.
Another player for whom things didn't go well was Germany's Gerhard Brimmers (20th - €6,803). Now, if I told you he was all-in with the 7♦2♦, you'd probably tell me he deserved to be out. But you don't understand - he'd flopped two pair on a J♣7♣2♣ board.
Pre-flop, Sonay Kehya had opened to 90,000 and Brimmers decided to defend his big blind. When that flop fell Brimmers open-shoved for 1 million, which was four times the size of the pot! A huge overbet, and one that Kehya had no trouble calling with his Q♥Q♣. He was behind though, and the 9♠ turn was safe for Brimmers. But the Q♠ river gave Kehya a set and delivered the cruel knockout blow.
We've also lost this lot over the past two levels:
|18||Pavel Stolař||Czech Republic||6,803|
|19||Karel Mokry||Czech Republic||6,803|
|23||Bertrand Grospellier||France||PokerStars Team Pro||6,803|
|24||David Novak||Czech Republic||5,367|
|25||Patrick Max Brück||Germany||5,367|
Start-of-day chip leader Peter Kamaras had a big blow to his stack, courtesy of Michael Rohde. The German opened to 105,000 under the gun with the K♣9♣ and Kamaras flat called with K♦K♠ in the hijack. It folded to the blinds, and Robert Schunemann called in the small with the A♥8♦, while Mindaugas Jonuskis defended his big with the 2♥2♠.
The flop came 9♠7♣7♠ pairing Rohde, who continued for 110,000 when it checked to him. Kamaras then raised it to 240,000, only for Rohde to three-bet to 605,000 when the blinds both folded. Kamaras just flatted and the turn came the 9♦ giving Rohde a full house. He didn't slow down; this time he made it 415,000 and Kamaras just called again. Finally the 7♥ completed the board and put a full house out there. Rohde was still best though and went for 520,000 worth of value, which he got when Kamaras called and saw the bad news. He dropped to 1.4 million, while Rohde increased by 1.9 million.
Here's a look at the chips for the final 16:
|Petr Svoboda||Czech Republic||3030000|
|Roman Kleyman||Russian Federation||2450000|
|JAn Stariat||Czech Republic||1115000|
|Michal Jan Lubas||Poland||430000|
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