FPS Monaco: Final table; Level 33-35 updates
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9:58pm: Sebastian Supper wins (€177,000); Manuel Martinez runner-up (€107,500)
The third hand of heads-up play saw Manuel Martinez toss away 8♠4♥ from the button. Then on the next one Supper once more announced he was pushing all in, with only the 4♠ tantalizing showing on the card graphics.
Again Martinez looked at his cards, and without much hesitation called the shove.
Supper had a made hand this time, but after the 7♦9♣2♦ came on the flop Martinez had made a better one for the moment with a pair of nines.
The Q♦ then came on the turn, causing both players to grin -- for different reasons -- as Supper had picked up the diamond flush draw and many more outs.
Then came the river... the J♦!
Just like that it was over! Martinez finished second for a nice prize of €107,500, while Supper wins the €177,000 first prize and FPS Monaco Main Event trophy.
Back shortly to recap today's exciting final day.
9:52pm: Martinez earns a quick double-up
Manuel Martinez folded the first heads-up hand from the button after picking up 8♥7♦. On the next Sebastian Supper announced he was raising all in, and Martinez called.
The flop came 3♠3♥9♠, giving Supper a flush draw, then the turn brought the J♦. With a ton of outs still available for Supper, the K♣ wasn't one of them and Martinez doubled up to 5.89 million. Supper still has 18.335 million.
9:48pm: Play resumes
The winner's trophy has been brought out and placed between Sebastian Supper and Manuel Martinez, and their heads-up battle has commenced.
9:42 pm: Updated chip counts to start heads-up play
Players are taking a short break before heads-up play will begin. Sebastian Supper will have about a 7-to-1 chip advantage when play resumes.
Sebastian Supper (Germany) -- 21,090,000
Manuel Martinez (Spain) -- 3,135,000
9:40 pm: Gilles Silbernagel eliminated in 3rd place (€75,400)
Gilles Silbernagel had the button, and after checking his cards -- A♠K♣ -- paused a couple of beats before moving all in for 1,895,000. It folded to Sebastian Supper in the big blind who had Q♣9♣, and after thinking a moment he made the call.
The flop came 2♣2♠Q♦ to hit Supper's hand, and Silbernagel immediately stood from his chair. The turn was the 5♠ and Silbernagel hung his head for a moment before looking up to see the river -- the 9♠.
Silbernagel shook the other two players' hands and departed with a third-place finish.
9:33pm: Supper draws better straight, takes lead
Sebastian Supper raised to 750,000 from the small blind holding 9♦5♥, and Gilles Silbernagel -- his hole cards unknown -- called from the big blind.
The flop came 3♣6♥4♠, and Supper fired a continuation bet of 1 million. Silbernagel thought a moment, then called the bet. The turn then brought the 7♣, making a straight for Supper. Supper again acted quickly, betting 2 million. Silbernagel suddenly announced he was all in, and Supper called immediately.
Both players had turned straights, as it turned out. The dealer then produced the river...
"I didn't even know...!" said Supper with a big smile, noting he hadn't even realized he was freerolling to the better straight. Meanwhile Silbernagel looked somewhat shaken, having suddenly gone from the leader to the short stack.
Supper is now the overwhelming chip leader.
Sebastian Supper (Germany) -- 18,260,000
Manuel Martinez (Spain) -- 4,240,000
Gilles Silbernagel (France) -- 2,125,000
9:27pm: A few small ones
After Sebastian Supper won another couple of small pots, a hand arose that saw Manuel Martinez limp in from the small blind with K♣7♦ and Supper check from the big blind with a 3♠ and an obscured second card.
The flop came Q♦K♥7♥ and both checked, then after the 3♣ turn Supper checked, Martinez bet 400,000, and Supper folded.
9:21pm: Supper shoves, collects
In the first hand back, Gilles Silbernagel raised to 625,000 from the button with a K♠ and one unknown hole card, and it folded to Sebastian Supper who shoved all in from the big blind with 6♥6♣, earning a fold from Silbernagel and the first post-dinner pot.
9:20pm: Level 35 begins (150,000/300,000/40,000)
Players are back in their seats and play has resumed with yet another hefty increase of both the blinds and the antes. Leader Gilles Silbernagel begins this level with almost 42 big blinds, Sebastian Supper has just under 23 big blinds, and Manuel Martinez has just under 15 big blinds.
8:29pm: Dinner break
They've reached the end of Level 34, and the three remaining players are now taking a 45-minute dinner break. Or Supper break, if you prefer.
Here are the current counts, with Silbernagel having gone from being down to a half-dozen big blinds to the leader after that sequence of big hands:
Gilles Silbernagel (France) -- 12,470,000
Sebastian Supper (Germany) -- 6,865,000
Manuel Martinez (Spain) -- 4,470,000
8:16pm: Silbernagel increases lead
Following a Manuel Martinez raise from the button with a 6♥ and an unknown second card, Silbernagel called from the big blind with 5♥4♦.
The flop came 4♥4♠A♦ and Silbernagel checked. Martinez fired 400,000, and Silbernagel quickly check-raised to 1 million. Martinez called. The turn was the 3♣ and within an instant Silbernagel said he was all in.
Martinez -- his stack of about 5.4 million about half what Silbernagel had -- thought a beat then let his hand go.
8:10pm: Updated chip counts
Gilles Silbernagel (France) -- 12,200,000
Manuel Martinez (Spain) -- 7,225,000
Sebastian Supper (Germany) -- 5,200,000
8:08pm: Silbernagel doubles through Martinez
Gilles Silbernagel raised to 620,000 from the small blind with J♥J♦, and Manuel Martinez looked down to see 4♥4♠ in the big blind. He thought a moment, then announced he was reraising all in, and Silbernagel called instantly.
Silbernagel was the one at risk for 6,055,000 total, but after the 2♦T♦5♥Q♦T♠ board he was the new leader with about 12.2 million while Martinez slipped back to about 7.2 million.
8:02pm: Limp-shove from Silbernagel
Gilles Silbernagel limped in from the small blind with 7♥7♦, and Manuel Martinez raised to 600,000 with A♦6♦ from the big blind. Silbernagel then instantly shoved all in for 5,095,000 total, and Martinez thought about a half-minute before folding.
7:46pm: Supper triples up with pocket tens
Manuel Martinez limped in from the button with A♥5♥, and Sebastian Supper raised all in for his last 1.12 million from the small blind with T♥T♣. Gilles Silbernagel then just called the reraise from the big blind with 6♦6♣.
Martinez and Silbernagel checked down the 4♣K♠7♦5♠J♦ board, and that meant a triple-up for Supper.
Manuel Martinez (Spain) -- 14,715,000
Gilles Silbernagel (France) -- 6,460,000
Sebastian Supper (Germany) -- 3,450,000
7:32pm: Level 34 begins (120,000/240,000/30,000)
7:28pm: Another straight sends Silbernagel near lead
Manuel Martinez raised to 400,000 from the button with 9♣5♣ and Gilles Silbernagel called with 8♥7♥ from the big blind.
The flop came 9♦T♣5♦, giving Silbernagel a straight draw and Martinez two pair, and after checking Silbernagel quickly called a bet of 500,000 from Martinez.
The turn was the J♥, giving Silbernagel his straight, and he checked once more. Martinez bet 1.3 million this time, and Silbernagel check-raised all in for 4.475 million total. Martinez got a count, and thought for a while as Silbernagel held his scarf up over his mouth.
Finally Martinez called, and wasn't pleased when the cards were revealed. The river was the K♣, and Silbernagel won the hand.
Gilbernagel is nearly even with Martinez for the chip lead:
Manuel Martinez (Spain) -- 11,785,000
Gilles Silbernagel (France) -- 10,940,000
Sebastian Supper (Germany) -- 1,900,000
7:14pm: Straight for Silbernagel pays off versus Supper
Sebastian Supper limped in from the small blind with T♠6♠ and Gilles Silbernagel checked from the big blind with 4♣3♥, then the 6♦7♦5♣ flop hit the latter's hand hard, giving Silbernagel a straght. When checked to Silbernagel chose to bet 400,000, and Supper called. The turn was the J♣ and Supper checked again. Silbernagel bet all in this time -- for 2.36 million -- and Supper called immediately.
The river K♦ was no matter as Silbernagel already had the hand locked up, and he's suddenly up to 6 million while Supper is down to about 2.7 million.
7:00pm: Silbernagel doubles
Gilles Silbernagel open-raised all in for 1,265,000 -- just over six big blinds -- from the small blind with K♠9♥ and Manuel Martinez called from the big blind with J♥5♥.
The board came okay for Silbernagel -- 7♦Q♦T♠K♥3♦ -- and he doubled through.
Martinez still leads comfortably with 15.6 million, while Silbernagel is up to 2.6 million and Supper is in between with about 6.4 million.
6:57pm: Updated chip counts
Manuel Martinez (Spain) -- 16,680,000
Sebastian Supper (Germany) -- 6,390,000
Gilles Silbernagel (France) -- 1,555,000
6:56pm: Martinez three-bets, collects
Sebastian Supper raised to 400,000 from the button with K♣8♣, Gilles Silbernagel called from the small blind with J♣9♦, then Manuel Martinez three-bet to 1.5 million with A♥6♥. Both of the others folded.
6:54pm: Silbernagel treads softly with treys
Manuel Martinez raised to 400,000 with Q♦6♠ from the button and Gilles Silbernagel just called with 3♣3♦ in the big blind, leaving himself just 2 million behind. The pair then checked down the J♥A♣Q♠ flop and 9♥ turn. The river was the 7♦, Silbernagel checked, Martinez tossed out 300,000, and Silbernagel folded his pair.
6:49pm: Silbernagel stops and goes
From the big blind Gilles Silbernagel just called a preflop open by Sebastian Supper from the small blind, with Supper's cards unknown and Silbernagel holding 8♠6♠. The flop came T♣J♥9♦, and when checked to Silbernagel shoved and Supper stepped aside.
6:45pm: Kings versus kings
Sebastian Supper picked up K♦K♣ on the button and raised to 400,000, then it folded to Manuel Martinez in the big blind who looked down to see... K♥K♠! He three-bet to 1.1 million, then Supper pushed all in for just over 7 million and Martinez called.
The short-stacked Gilles Silbernagel had to like the situation a lot before the cards were tabled, and he was surely still hoping for something unusual to happen after they were. But the board came 9♥9♠A♣T♠T♦, and the pot was split.
6:35pm: Silbernagel in shove-mode
Not long after play resumed, Gilles Silbernagel open-raised all in for 2,075,000 from the button with A♣J♦, and after thinking a short while Sebastian Supper folded from the big blind with A♦5♥.
Just a few hands later, Silbernagel picked up 8♠8♣ in the small blind and pushed in again, and got no action.
6:29pm: Level 33 begins (100,000/200,000/30,000)
Players are back and Level 33 is underway, with both the blinds and antes increasing once again. Here are the stacks to begin the level:
Manuel Martinez (Spain) -- 14,645,000
Sebastian Supper (Germany) -- 7,875,000
Gilles Silbernagel (France) -- 2,105,000
And here's what's left up top for these three:
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