Eureka5 Hamburg Day 2 : An orbit with big stacks
It's not often that a start of Day 2 table has three of the top four stacks at it, so it's a table worth keeping an eye on. It was time to do, "An orbit with..." at table number six.
Naser Nawrozi, Jennifer Sabuel and Denys Drobyna had already busted and been replaced by Andrey Shubin, Hanno Offen and Frank Fechner respectively. The table was nine handed but short after the orbit of coverage, Tournament Director Thomas Lamatsch announced to the room that the tournament was going to be eight handed from there on in.
Hand 1. Shubin raised to 7,300 from the button and the characterful Along Lang defended his big blind to see s 3♠T♦5♥ flop where both players checked. The turn came as the 4♥ and Lang led for 10,300. Shubin called and then bet 16,000 on the J♣ river when the action was checked to him. Call.
Shubin opened A♠8♣ and Lang stared at the hand and then declared, "Nothing!" before he opened the winning A♥4♣.
Hand 2. Oscar Peleg raised his button to 7,100 and Hanno Offen peeled from the big blind. Both players checked the flop and an 11,200 delayed c-bet, when the board read 8♦2♣9♥J♠, was enough to win the pot.
Hand 3. Patrick Renkers opened to 8,000 from early position and picked up Peleg (HJ) and Fechner (BB) as callers en route to a 2♣8♠J♥ flop. All three checked to the 6♦ turn where a Renkers' 9,000-bet was enough to win the pot.
Hand 4. Land raised to 6,400 from the hijack but open-folded 9♠7♠ after Fechner three-bet all in for 47,000 from the small blind.
Hand 5. Marco Noll raised to 7,200 from the cutoff and took the blinds and antes.
At that stage the button jumped two spots but no one noticed.
Hand 6. Lang raised to 6,000 from mid position and was called by Noll (HJ) before Andreas Bremer moved all in for 72,400 from the small blind. Both opponents folded.
Hand 7. An angry looking Lang raised to 10,000 and was called by Noll and Bremer once more. The flop came Q♦K♠8♥ and Bremer took two in a row with a 23,000 bet.
Hand 8. Renkers raised to 7,000 from the cutoff and all folded.
Hand 9. Bremer raised to 7,200 from mid position and was called by Renkers in the next seat and Lang in the big blind. All three checked the 5♦A♣2♠ flop before Lang led for 4,000 on the A♥ turn. The board completed with the 9♠ and Bremer took another pot down with a 13,000 bet.
That wasn't the most action-filled orbit of all time but sometimes you get that with so many chips on a table. The three big stacks are all in a great position already to make the money and go deep but tangling with another big stack is a sure-way to potentially end that scenario, hence the cautious play.
Here's how their chips looked at the end of the orbit:
|Alon Lang||Germany||PokerStars qualifier||330,000|
|Frank Fechner||Germany||PokerStars Player||53,000|
|Andreas Bremer||Germany||PokerStars qualifier||195,000|
|Patrick Renkers||Netherlands||PokerStars qualifier||235,000|
The tournament is into the third level of the day and the field has shrunk to 105 player already. Those who have departed already include: Saka Turtia, Torsten Reil, Marcel Schauenburg, Sebastian Langrock, Atrem Lobus, Milen Ivanov, Marcin Kreft, Daniel Effendy, Stefan Husemann, Amir Pahlawani, Vincent Wagner, Christian Staemmler, Sebastian Malec, Frank Debus, Milan Rabsz, Miri Hamza und Johan Eckberg Binder, David Lappin and the High Roller one-two of Tobias Peters and Timo Schneider.
Here are some selected chip counts from other tables:
Moritz Kranich - 200,000
Erkan Yildirim - 176,000
Niko Koop - 290,000
Armin Zoike - 130,000
Tom Holke - 320,000
Thomas Dietl - 270,000
Ale Sameeian - 130,000
Maria von Perger - 60,000
Markus Wirt - 200,000
Eureka Hamburg Key Facts:
- Players began with 25,000 chips (an increase from Season 4's 20,000)
- Eight one-hour levels make up Day 2
- Dinner break after level 6
- 581 entrants with the top 87 paid
- Min cash worth €1,750; top prize €107,920