Eureka4 Rozvadov: Level 25-28 updates (40,000/80,000 ante 10,000)
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7.16pm: Break time
Time for another break. The rest of the final table will appear on a new page here.
7.12pm: Meciar keeps firing
Martin Meciar is continuing to bring the full weight of his stack to bear. He fired a bet of 135,000 on a 2♠2♦8♠ flop against Beatrix Wolfsberger which the Austrian lady called. The turn was the Q♥, Meciar bet 275,000 this time and Wolfsberger folded.
6.57pm: Passy fights back
It's not all quite gone Martin Meciar's way since the action begun three-handed. On the river of a K♥6♥2♥8♥4♥ board, Meciar had bet 270,000 only for Michael-David Passy to check-raise to 610,000. Meciar thought about it for a minute but folded to the applause of Bert Geens who is still railing his friend.
6.45pm: Wolfsberger doubles up
You can't keep a good lady down. Beatrix Wolfsberger has doubled up, she was all in with Q♠J♠ against Martin Meciar's A♣6♣ and managed to survive after the board came K♠6♥3♠8♣J♦. Three players still remain.
6.35pm: Wolfsberger getting short
The constant rounds of blinds are catching up to Beatrix Wolfsberger. She just opened to 175,000 on the button but folded when Martin Meciar set her all in from the big blind. Wolfsberger has about 875,000 remaining.
Martin Meciar - 6,300,000
Beatrix Wolfsberger - 1,300,000
Michael-David Passy - 2,150,000
6.17pm: Level up
Blinds are now 40,000/80,000 with a 10,000 ante.
6.12pm: Break time
Players are taking another short break.
6.05pm: Sascha Ranzinger eliminated in 4th place (€33,300)
Martin Meciar and Sascha Ranzinger had been going after each other non-stop since the final table got short-handed. Sooner or later, something was going to give.
Meciar opened to 120,000 from the cutoff and Ranzinger again came in for a three-bet to 260,000. Meciar four-bet once moe to 445,000 and Ranzinger shoved for about 1.6 million. Meciar snapped him off.
The board came J♠4♥5♦8♠4♠ and Meciar now has a huge chip lead three-handed with almost 70% of the chips.
5.50pm: Passy four-bets all in
Martin Meciar raised to 120,000 from the cutoff, Sascha Ranzinger then three-bet to 265,000 on the button. Beatrix Wolfsberger folded but Michael-David Passy moved all in for 1,505,000. Meciar folded after three minutes of thought and Ranzinger quickly folded as well.
5.41pm: Christian Jambor eliminated in 5th place (€26,110)
Christian Jambor was all in and at risk against Sascha Ranzinger and looking good to double up with A♣Q♣ versus Ranzinger's A♥3♠ but the board came 2♣T♦6♠5♥4♦ and Ranzinger rivered a straight to leave just four players remaining.
5.35pm: If at first you don't succeed...
Martin Meciar opened to 120,000 and Sascha Ranzinger three-bet to 270,000 behind him, Meciar responded by four-betting to 555,000 and Ranzinger folded.
The very next hand saw Meciar raise to 120,000 again, Ranzinger three-bet to 285,000 but this time Meciar elected to fold.
5.22pm: Wolfsberger moves in
Michael-David Passy opened to 125,000 from under the gun but quickly folded when Beatrix Wolfsberger shoved from the big blind.
There's still around 50 minutes of this level remaining.
Martin Meciar - 3,790,000
Sascha Ranzinger - 2,400,000
Beatrix Wolfsberger - 770,000
Michael-David Passy - 2,185,000
Christian Jambor - 590,000
4.55pm: Short break
After that flurry of action, players are now on a short break.
4.54pm: Bert Geens eliminated in 6th place (€20,450)
Martin Meciar raised to 120,000 from late position and Bert Geens moved all in from the button, it was passed back to Meciar who called very quickly.
On seeing Meciar's aces, Geens was already getting ready to leave the table. The flop came T♠4♦A♣ and by the 3♦ turn, the Belgian player was drawing dead. The river was the 5♣ and in the space of five minutes we've lost two players.
4.48pm: Michael Eiler eliminated in 7th place (€15,400)
Sascha Ranzinger opened to 120,000 from the cutoff and Michael Eiler moved all in for his last 400,000. Instant call.
Eiler was slightly disappointed to be dominated and was unable to spike a jack on the 2♣6♥7♦A♠T♠ board.
4.46pm: Level up
Blinds are now 30,000/60,000 with a 10,000 ante.
4.45pm: Meciar squeezes again
Michael-David Passy opened to 100,000 preflop and Martin Meciar three-bet to 225,000 in position. Passy called to see a 7♣A♦Q♠ flop but check-folded to a 185,000 bet.
4.30pm: Meciar keeps the pressure on
Sascha Ranzinger opened to 100,000 from under the gun and was called by Beatrix Wolfsberger in middle position. Martin Meciar then three-bet to 270,000 from the big blind, both players thought briefly about calling but in the end neither decided to continue.
4.18pm: Eiler short
Michael Eiler opened to 100,000 on the button. Beatrix Wolfsberger and Michael-David Passy called in the blinds to see a 5♥5♦3♣ flop. Wolfsberger checked and Passy led out for 115,000, Eiler and Wolfsberger both called to see the 4♦ on the turn.
Wolfsberger checked again and Passy bet 190,000 this time, it was enough to elicit folds from both the other playes. Eiler is down to around 400,000 now.
4.05pm: Very quiet
Despite Dawid Mysiewicz' exit, the play is still fairly tight and cautious so far today. The most action seen was when Michael-David Passy raised to 110,000 from the button and Martin Meciar defended the big blind to see a 3♣7♣T♦ flop. Meciar quickly folded to an 80,000 bet though.
3.55pm: Dawid Mysiewicz eliminated in 8th place (€10,700)
PokerStars qualififer Dawid Mysiewicz moved all in from the hijack for about 550,000. It was passed to Sascha Ranzinger who reraised all in from the button. Everyone else folded.
The board came 2♣3♣J♣3♥6♣ favouring Ranzinger's queens and the Polish player was the first one to be eliminated from the final table, he'll pick up ove €10,000 for his troubles though.
3.42pm: Level up
Blinds are now 25,000/50,000 with a 5,000 ante.
3.35pm: Belgian setbacks
The first hand saw Martin Meciar raise to 80,000, Bert Geens three-bet to 155,000 behind him. Meciar thought for a minute before moving all in and Geens quickly folded saying, "I wasn't very light but I was planning on folding, no need to think about it."
In the second hand Sascha Ranzinger made it 80,000 and Michael-David Passy three-bet to 160,000 from the blinds.
"Belgians have a hundred three-bet percentage!" said Geens.
Ranzinger four-bet to 295,000 and Passy thought briefly before folding.
3.30pm: The final table begins!
Our eight finalists are in their seats and play is ready to commence. There are just 12 minutes left of this level.