FPS Monaco: Final table; Level 29-32 updates
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6:06pm: Break time; updated chip counts
The last three are taking another 20-minute break. Click here for continuing updates starting with Level 33. Here are the counts at the break:
Manuel Martinez (Spain) -- 14,645,000
Sebastian Supper (Germany) -- 7,875,000
Gilles Silbernagel (France) -- 2,105,000
6:02pm: Martinez collects after Silbernagel mucks
With just a couple of minutes left in the level, Gilles Silbernagel opened with a raise to 375,000 from the small blind with one of his two cards showing -- the T♦. Manuel Martinez called from the big blind, and neither of his cards were picked up.
Both checked the 2♥Q♥J♣ flop, then Silbernagel bet 375,000 on the 7♦ turn. The river was the K♣. Silbernagel stacked plaques and pushed out a bet of 700,000, and Martinez called. Silbernagel tapped the table and said "good call," and in fact mucked his hand, meaning no one got to see Martinez's hand.
5:51pm: Pablo Gordillo eliminated in 4th (€56,600)
After Gilles Silbernagel opened with a raise from the small blind with J♥J♠, Pablo Gordillo pushed all in for 2.15 million from the big blind with K♦Q♦ and Silbernagel called.
The flop came 6♠A♦8♥, then the T♠ turn provided a couple more outs to Gordillo in the form of the two remaining jacks. But the turn was the T♣, and after Silbernagel shook his hand and gave him a hug, Gordillo hit the rail in fourth.
5:42pm: Updated chip counts
Manuel Martinez is back on top, while Pablo Gordillo is now the short stack.
Manuel Martinez (Spain) -- 11,040,000
Sebastian Supper (Germany) -- 8,305,000
Gilles Silbernagel (France) -- 3,410,000
Pablo Gordillo (Spain) -- 1,870,000
5:41pm: Martinez retakes lead from Supper
On next hand after being bluffed by Gilles Silbernagel, Sebastian Supper opened for 325,000 with A♣8♠ from UTG and Manuel Martinez called from the big blind with 6♦3♣. The 3♥5♣9♥ hit Martinez's hand, and he led with a bet which Supper called. Both checked the 6♣ turn that gave Martinez a second pair.
The river was the T♠ and Martinez bet 575,000. Supper thought a while then called with his ace-high, and Martinez collected the pot. Martinez pushes ahead of Supper on that hand to retake the lead.
5:37pm: Silbernagel bluffs Supper
Sebastian Supper raised to 325,000 from the button with the T♦ and an unseen second card, and Gilles Silbernagel called from the small blind with J♥8♥. The flop came Q♥Q♣A♥, Silbernagel checked, Supper bet 350,000, and Silbernagel called. The turn was the 4♣ and both checked.
The river was the K♠. Silbernagel carved out 600,000, and after Supper let his hand go, Silbernagel showed his bluff as he was shipped the chips.
5:28pm: Updated chip counts
Sebastian Supper (Germany) -- 10,450,000
Manuel Martinez (Spain) -- 9,450,000
Gilles Silbernagel (France) -- 2,555,000
Pablo Gordillo (Spain) -- 2,170,000
5:19pm: Joseph Mouawad eliminated in 5th (€43,800)
It folded around to Sebastian Supper in the small blind who raised to 400,000 with 9♣9♦, then Joseph Mouawad reraised all in for 3,755,000 total with A♥Q♦. Supper hemmed and hawed a little, then made the call to create a 7.6 million pot and put Mouawad at risk.
The flop came 2♠4♣Q♣, giving Mouwad a pair and the lead, but the J♣ brought a club flush draw for Supper. Then came the river... the 9♥! A set for Supper, and Mouwad is out in fifth. Meanwhile, that pot appears to have carried Supper ahead of Martinez into the chip lead.
5:07pm: Some for Silbernagel
In the first hand of the new level, Gilles Silbernagel raised the minimum to 320,000 from UTG with Q♣J♠ and it folded to Joseph Mouawad in the big blind who called (his hand not being shown). Both checked the T♦5♣9♦ flop, then after the J♣ turn Mouawad check-folded to a bet of 300,000 from Silbernagel.
5:06pm: Level 32 begins (80,000/160,000/20,000)
5:05pm: Mouawad wins last hand of level
In the last hand of Level 31, Joseph Mouawad raised to 275,000 from UTG with A♦4♠, and it folded to Manuel Martinez in the small blind with 9♣8♣. He thought a moment, then slid out a three-bet to 900,000. It folded back to Mouawad who immediately shoved all in, and Martinez folded.
4:57pm: Silbernagel flops flush, shoves turn
Pablo Gordillo raised to 250,000 from UTG with A♦2♥ and Gilles Silbernagel defended his big blind by calling with Q♠6♠. The flop came 3♠A♠T♠ -- a flush for Silbernagel, and a pair of aces for Gordillo -- and Silbernagel led for 375,000. Gordillo called.
The turn then brought the T♥ to pair the board, and Silbernagel shoved all in for 2,955,000 or about twice what was in the pot.
Gordillo thought for over a minute, then finally let his hand go to. Silbernagel is up close to 4.4 million after that one.
4:52pm: Updated chip counts
Manuel Martinez is currently enjoying a huge lead with more than twice the chips of his nearest challenger, Sebastian Supper.
Manuel Martinez (Spain) -- 10,205,000
Sebastian Supper (Germany) -- 4,430,00
Pablo Gordillo (Spain) -- 3,675,000
Gilles Silbernagel (France) -- 3,360,000
Joseph Mouawad (USA) -- 2,955,000
4:50pm: Silbernagel makes straight, survives
It folded around to Gilles Silbernagel on the button who looked at his hand -- Q♣T♣ -- then raised all in for 1.6 million. The action reached Manuel Martinez in the big blind with K♦J♣, and he called to put .
The flop came K♥3♥J♦ to give Martinez two pair and Silbernagel an open-ender, then the 9♣ fell on the turn to fill Silbernagel's straight. The river was the 9♠, and Silbernagel survives.
4:46pm: Jacks work for Mouawad
Joseph Mouawad raised to 265,000 from the button with J♣T♦, then Gilles Silbernagel three-bet from the small blind to 385,000 with 8♣8♥. It got back to Mouawad who called, then the flop came J♥Q♥J♠ to give Mouawad trip jacks. Both checked. The turn was the 9♦. Silbernagel checked, Mouawad bet, and Silbernagel called. The Q♣ river bought two checks, and Mouawad won the pot with jacks full of queens.
4:38pm: Fives provide a feast for Supper
Joseph Mouawad raised to 275,000 from under the gun with A♥Q♦ and it folded around to Sebastian Supper in the big blind who shoved all in for 2,205,000 with 5♦5♥. Taking his time deciding, Mouawad at last made the call.
The flop came 9♦9♠5♠, giving Supper a full house and causing Mouawad to grimace. A jack on the turn sealed it, and Supper now has about 4.6 million while Mouawad slips to 2.3 million.
4:34pm: More for Martinez
Pablo Gordillo completed from the small blind with Q♠7♦ and Manuel Martinez checked the BB with 6♠3♣. The flop came an interesting 5♣6♦3♥ -- a gutshot for Gordillo and two pair for Martinez -- and both players checked. The 9♦ fell on the turn, giving Gordillo a double belly-buster draw, and he led for 385,000. Martinez called.
The river was the 9♣, pairing the board. Gordillo thought a bit then checked, and Martinez checked behind, collecting the pot.
4:29pm: Martinez over Mouawad
Contrasting somewhat with the first two hours of Day 4, we're seeing a lot of raise-and-takes and relatively small pots so far during Level 31. We just had an exception to that, however, in a hand between Manuel Martinez and Joseph Mouawad.
Martinez raised to 250,000 from the button with A♣3♠ and Mouawad decided to defend his big blind by reraising to 380,000 with 7♣5♠. Martinez then four-bet to 750,000, and after a brief pause Mouawad called.
The flop came 4♣5♣A♠. Mouawad led for 600,000 with his pair of fives, and Martinez called with top pair of aces. The turn brought the 4♦, and this time both checked. The river was the 8♣. Mouawad fired 800,000 this time, and after thinking a while Martinez called to win the pot.
Leader Martinez is up to 10.2 million now while Mouawad is just under 4.6 million.
4:19pm: Mouawad grabs a few
Manuel Martinez raised to 250,000 from under the gun with A♦Q♦ and got one caller in Joseph Mouawad with K♦Q♣ on the button. The flop came 8♠K♠6♥ and Martinez led wiht a bet of 225,000. Mouawad raised to 500,000, and Martinez pitched his cards away.
4:10pm: Stacks of plaques
With the increase in stakes, they've now brought out the 100,000-chip plaques.
Pablo Gordillo raised to 250,000 from under the gun with K♠9♦, and Manuel Martinez pushed out some of those plaques, reraising to 650,000 from the cutoff with Q♦T♦. It folded back to Gordillo, and he let his hand go.
4:04pm: Level 31 begins (60,000/120,000/20,000)
Players are back in their seats and Level 31 is underway. Both the blinds and the antes have now increased as play resumes.
3:39pm: Break time
The remaining five players are now on a 20-minute break.
3:38pm: Level 30 ends; updated chip counts
Manuel Martinez (Spain) -- 8,010,000
Joseph Mouawad (USA) -- 5,915,000
Pablo Gordillo (Spain) -- 4,680,000
Sebastian Supper (Germany) -- 3,355,000
Gilles Silbernagel (France) -- 2,665,000
3:29pm: Martinez doubles through Gordillo
Pablo Gordillo raised to 200,000 with K♦Q♠ from the cutoff, then Manuel Martinez reraised to 450,000 from the button holding Q♥Q♣. The blinds stepped aside, and Gordillo called.
The flop came T♥J♥8♦, giving Gordillo an open-ended straight draw while Martinez's queens were still ahead. Gordillo checked, and Martinez bet 550,000 -- about half the pot. The usually fast-acting Gordillo took his time responding, eyeing Martinez a few times while riffling his chips slowly. Then after two minutes Gordillo announced he was all in, and Martinez called right away.
The turn brought the 7♥ and the river the 3♠, and Martinez earned the big double-up. With the day's first break approaching, Martinez is the chip leader with almost 7.3 million while Gordillo falls down around 4 million.
3:20pm: Some for Martinez
Martinez raised from under the gun with one of his hole cards showing -- the Q♦ -- and Pablo Gordillo defended his big blind by calling with 4♦3♦. The flop came 7♥8♦4♥, and Gordillo check-called a bet from Martinez, making the pot 960,000. The turn was the 2♠ and Gordillo checked again. Martinez bet 415,000 this time, and Gordillo folded.
3:08pm: Mouawad shoves flop, collects
Sebastian Supper raised to 200,000 from UTG with the A♣ among his two hole cards, Joseph Mouawad called from the cutoff with 4♣4♠, then Pablo Gordillo three-bet to 805,000 from the small blind after picking up A♠K♥. Supper folded, but Mouawad called and the pair saw a flop come 2♣6♦7♥.
After Gordillo checked, Mouawad shoved all in for 3.745 million and Gordillo didn't take too long to fold.
3:02pm: Aggro Gordillo
Joseph Mouawad raised to 225,000 from the button with K♦J♠, Gilles Silbernagel called from the small blind with A♠7♦, and Pablo Gordillo called as well from the big blind with T♥2♥.
The flop came 2♣8♠7♠, and all three checked. The turn was the J♥, and upon being checked to Mouawad bet 300,000 with his top pair. Silbernagel called with his pair of sevens, then Gordillo -- with a pair of deuces and a gutshot draw -- check-raised to 1.1 million.
Mouawad took a sip from his bottle of water as he studied the situation, then pushed his cards away. Silbernagel folded as well, and Gordillo picked up the pot.
Gordillo is up over 8.2 million now, comfortably in the lead.
2:56pm: A morsel for Supper
Pablo Gordillo raised to 200,000 from the button with Q♣4♠, Sebastian Supper three-bet to 550,000 from the big blind with A♥K♥, and Gordillo let his hand go. Supper has about 4.2 million now, Gordillo 7.1 million.
2:52pm: Martinez plays one
Manuel Martinez -- currently fifth of five -- raised from under the gun with A♣Q♠ and only Pablo Gordillo called from the big blind with 9♠5♠. Both checked down the 4♥T♦4♦K♥9♥ board, and that river nine gave Gordillo the small pot.
Gordillo is up to about 7.3 million now while Martinez has 3.5 million.
2:41pm: Mouawad moves Silbernagel off hand
Joseph Mouawad raised holding 5♥5♦ in the cutoff, Gilles Silbernagel three-bet with A♣2♣ from the button, and when it folded back to Mouawad he called, making the pot 1.1 million. The flop came 6♠7♠3♠ and Mouawad bet 350,000. Silbernagel made it 850,000 to go, then Mouawad reraised all in. Silbernagel pretended to think a short while, then folded.
2:36pm: Level 30 begins (50,000/100,000/10,000)
2:32pm: Gordillo living right
Gordillo just now managed to flop yet another flush in a three-way hand, but unfortuantely for him couldn't get any action from his two opponents.
2:26pm: Kings for Silbernagel; updated chip counts
Following a hand in which Gilles Silbernagel four-bet with pocket kings to push Pablo Gordillo off his ace-seven, Silbernagel is the new chip leader.
Gilles Silbernagel (France) -- 6,915,000
Pablo Gordillo (Spain) -- 6,355,000
Joseph Mouawad (USA) -- 4,615,000
Sebastian Supper (Germany) -- 3,515,000
Manuel Martinez (Spain) -- 3,180,000
2:24pm: Gordillo flops flush, loses
From the small blind, Gilles Silbernagel raised the minimum to 160,000 with K♦J♥ and Pablo Gordillo called in the BB with 9♥3♥. The flop came all hearts -- 2♥Q♥7♥ -- to give Gordillo a flush, and Silbernagel led with a bet of 305,000. Gordillo called.
The turn was the 7♣, and Silbernagel again bet -- 500,000 this time -- and Gordillo just called once more.
The river then brought the 4♥ to give Silbernagel the better flush. He checked, and Gordillo checked back. Silbernagel showed his winning hand and Gordillo mucked.
2:19pm: Gordillo flops straight, wins
Pablo Gordillo raised to 200,000 from under the gun and got callers in Joseph Mouawad (SB) with K♣J♦ and Gilles Silbernagel (BB) with T♠8♠. The flop came 5♥9♥8♦, giving Gordillo a straight, and when checked to he bet 375,000. Only Silbernagel called. Both remaining players then checked the 6♣ turn.
The river brought the Q♥. Silbernagel checked, Gordillo bet 1.015 million, and Silbernagel folded, giving Gordillo the pot.
2:13pm: Gordillo back over 7 million
Pablo Gordillo raised to 160,000 from the cutoff with Q♠8♥ and Sebastian Supper called from the small blind with J♥T♥. Both checked the 7♥Q♦J♣ flop, then the Q♥ fell on the turn to give Gordillo trips. Supper led with a bet of 200,000, and Gordillo just called.
The river was the 3♦ and when Supper bet 500,000, Gordillo called immediately to win the pot.
Gordillo is back up to 7.15 million after that one.
2:05pm: Luca Moschitta eliminated in 6th (€32,700)
Luca Moschitta open-pushed from under the gun for 1,635,000 with 8♥8♦ and got one caller in Joseph Mouawad from the button with 9♠9♦.
Moschitta needed help to survive, but the flop came J♠4♣9♥ to give Mouawad a set, and after the 2♣ turn Moschitta was drawing dead to finish in sixth.
1:59pm: Silbernagel shoves, collects; updated chip counts
Gilles Silbernagel just earned a big pot versus Manuel Martinez with A♥7♥ versus Martinez's A♦Q♦ after turning trip sevens and pushing all in on fourth street to get a fold from Martinez.
Halfway through the day's first level, here are the updated counts:
Pablo Gordillo (Spain) -- 6,330,000
Gilles Silbernagel (France) -- 6,205,000
Sebastian Supper (Germany) -- 4,535,000
Joseph Mouawad (USA) -- 3,030,000
Manuel Martinez (Spain) -- 2,825,000
Luca Moschitta (Italy) -- 1,655,000
1:52pm: Supper pushes Gordillo off hand with river check-raise
Pablo Gordillo raised to 160,000 from the cutoff with 9♠9♦, Sebastian Supper three-bet to 460,000 from the big blind with A♥Q♥, and Gordillo called. Both checked the K♣T♠4♠ flop and A♠ turn, then the K♠ fell on the river to make a flush for Gordillo.
When checked to Gordillo made a small bet of 375,000 into the pot of just over 1 million, then Supper made a bold check-raise to 1 million total -- and Gordillo folded right away.
Gordillo - 6.34 million
Supper - 4.5 million
1:48pm: Sergio Braga eliminated in 7th (€23,500)
Sergio Braga shoved all in again, this time from the cutoff with A♦9♠, and got a caller in Martinez in the big blind with A♠J♦.
The board came 7♥8♦Q♠Q♥4♦, and Braga exited in seventh.
1:46pm: Playing pocket pairs
Team PokerStars Online member Luca Moschitta picked up 8♣8♦ sitting UTG, and after raising to 175,000 everyone else folded.
Then it was Manuel Martinez's turn to be dealt a pocket pair UTG with 5♦5♣, and after he raised to 160,000 he watched Sebastian Supper three-bet to 400,000 from a seat over with Q♠J♠. That was enough to push Martinez off his hand.
1:40pm: Gordillo gets one
On the day's second hand, Pablo Gordillo opened for 160,000 from under the gun with K♠Q♥ and gets one caller in Sebastian Supper playing from the cutoff with 5♦5♠. Everyone else folded, and the pair watched the flop come 8♠A♦T♣. With his gutshot to Broadway, Gordillo led for 180,000 and won the pot.
1:37pm: Braga pushes right away
With only one of his hole cards -- the K♠ -- being picked up by sensor, the short stack Sergio Braga shoved all in on the day's first hand and received no action.
1:36pm: Level 29 begins (40,000/80,000/10,000)
N.B. -- Gilles Silbernagel in fact begins Day 4 with a little more than what had been reported at the end of play last night. He begins today with 4,390,000.
1:34pm: Cards in the air
They're off! The first hand of the final day of the FPS Monaco Main Event is being dealt.
1:20pm: Coverage about to begin
We're close to the beginning of our coverage, which begins with seven players left. Read profiles of the final tablists here. Spain's Pablo Gordillo leads the way to start today, his stack of just over 7 million putting him more than 3 million clear of the chase pack at present.
Here's a reminder of where they are seated and what the stacks are to start play today:
Seat 1: Joseph Mouawad (USA) -- 3,220,000
Seat 2: Gilles Silbernagel (France) -- 3,890,000
Seat 3: Sergio Braga (Brazil) -- 840,000
Seat 4: Pablo Gordillo (Spain) -- 7,005,000
Seat 5: empty
Seat 6: Luca Moschitta (Italy) -- 1,655,000
Seat 7: Manuel Martinez (Spain) -- 3,950,000
Seat 8: Sebastian Supper (Germany) -- 3,520,000
And another reminder... what they are playing for:
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