Eureka4 Vienna: Level 29-32 updates (100,000/200,000 ante 30,000)

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5.10pm: Break time
Players are now on a short break.

5.03pm: Gal makes a straight
Blazej Przygorzewski fired a bet of 450,000 on a 8♦Q♣A♣ flop with J♣6♠. Zoltan Gal made the call holding Q♠T♣. Both players checked the J♦ turn, Przygorzewski also checked the 9♠ river, Gal bet 1,450,000 and quickly got a fold from his opponent.

4.50pm: Bryan Paris eliminated in 4th place (€72,230)
Bryan Paris moved all in from the button with 9♣8♣ for 2,450,000. Blazej Przygorzewski made the call and turned over A♦Q♣ as Zoltan Gal folded.

The flop came Q♦2♥2♣ and Paris was almost drawing dead. A J♥ came on the turn giving him a gutshot but the river was the 9♥ and Paris was eliminated in fourth place.
"Aww, so close!" laughed Paris upon seeing the river. Prrzygorzewski has increased his chip lead even further, he's got over half the chips in play (15,600,000).


Bryan Paris - 4th

4.33pm: Freud hits big double; Paris slips back
Zoltan Gal raised preflop to 400,000 with 8♦8♥. Andreas Freund moved all in for 3,350,000 with A♦T♠ before Bryan Paris reshoved with A♥Q♥ for 5,960,000. Gal tanked for a minute before folding leaving Freund dominated by the American.

The flop came 2♣3♦2♠ offering Freund some chop outs, the T♦ then came on the turn giving the Austrian a huge advantage. The 6♣ came on the river and Freund doubled to 7 million, Paris was left with just 2,600,000.


Andreas Freund

4.19pm: Freund doubles through Paris
Andreas Freund moved all in for 1,805,000 with A♣Q♣ and Bryan Paris made the call with A♠8♦.

Paris sighed, "I thought for sure I was ahead."

The board came 5♣T♥5♥7♠Q♥ making Freund two pair and he doubled up to 3.6 million. Paris dropped back down to around 6.5 million.

4.10pm: Level up 100,000/200,000 ante 30,000

4.05pm: Markus Stoger eliminated in 5th place (€56,600)
Markus Stoger moved all in from the button for 2,000,000. Bryan Paris made the call in the small blind.

Stoger: Q♥9♣
Paris: A♣K♥

The board came A♠J♦9♦A♦6♥, Stoger made two pair but it was no match for Paris' trip aces. Just four players remain as the American reclaims the chip lead.


Markus Stoger - 5th

3.55pm: Przygorzewski retakes chip lead
Blazej Przygorzewski raised to 325,000 from the cutoff holding A♠8♥ before Zoltan Gal made it 750,000 on the button with A♣3♣. Przygorzewski four-bet to 1,750,000 and Gal folded.

3.50pm: Updated counts
Zoltan Gal 7,800,000
Bryan Paris 7,800,000
Blazej Przygorzewski 7,500,000
Markus Stoger 2,800,000
Andreas Freund 2,600,000

3.34pm: Gal takes chip lead
Zoltan Gal raised to 320,000 from the button, Andreas Freund three-bet to 810,000 out of the small blind. Gal made the call to see a T♦A♥8♣ flop. Freund bet 680,000 and Gal made the call to see the J♣ on the turn.

Freund checked and Gal moved all in. Freund took a couple of minutes before letting his hand go. Gal moved up to 7,600,000 - taking the chip lead.

3.17pm: Two pots for Gal
Bryan Paris raised to 325,000 from UTG with J♥9♥. Zoltan Gal called on the button with 8♠6♠.

The flop came 4♦Q♠5♣ and Paris checked, Gal fired a bet of 300,000 and Paris quickly folded.

In the next hand Blazej Przygorzewski raised to 325,000 preflop with J♦8♦ and Gal called from the cutoff with K♦J♥.

The flop came J♣A♥K♥ and Przygorezewski bet 350,000 and Gal made the call. The A♣ came on the turn and Przygorzewski checked,Gal checked behind him. The 6♠ came on the river the Polish PokerStars qualifier checked again, Gal bet 800,000, eliciting a fold from Przygorezewski.


Zoltan Gal

3.10pm: Blinds up 80,000/160,000 ante 20,000

3.00pm: Break time
Players are on their first break of the day.

2.55pm: Paris takes a chunk from Przygorzewski
Bryan Paris raised to 250,000 from the button holding Q♣T♠ and Blazej Przygorzewski made it 650,000 in the small blind with A♣K♣. Paris made the call to see a Q♠7♥5♦ flop.

Przygorzewski bet 450,000 and Paris made the call. The dealer put out the 6♣ on the turn and the Polish player checked. Paris bet 850,000 this time and Przygorzewski folded. Paris has the chip lead at this point with 8.3 million, he's 1.7 million ahead of Zoltan Gal.

2.45pm: Paris flushes Stoger out of the pot
Markus Stoger raised to 250,000 from the cutoff with A♠7♥and Bryan Paris flat-called on the button with Q♥T♥. The flop was J♠5♥6♥ and Paris flopped a flush draw.

Stoger continued with a 275,000 bet and Paris made the call. The 7♥ made Paris a flush but Stoger continued with a second barrel, betting 575,000. Paris made a raise to 1,250,000 and the onus was back on Stoger who took several minutes before eventually folding.


Bryan Paris

2.35pm: Stoger squeeze
Przygorzewski raised to 250,000 in the cutoff with A♣4♦, Andreas Freund called with K♦Q♠ in the small blind. Markus Stoger then made it 650,000 in the big blind with T♠T♥. Przygorzewski folded and Freund folded behind him.

2.25pm: Freund slipping
Andreas Freund raised to 240,000 from the button with T♠5♠. Markus Stoger made it 550,000 in the small blind with A♠2♣ and quickly got Freund off the hand.

2.04pm: Stavros Kalfas eliminated in 6th place (€43,240)
Zoltan Gal raised to 250,000 from UTG and Stavros Kalfas moved all in from the button - a quick call followed.

Gal: A♥K♥
Kalfas: A♦J♥

The 2♣4♥T♥ flop gave Gal a flush draw, the A♠ on the turn changed nothing and the 8♦ river meant there were only five players left.


Stavros Kalfas - 6th

1.58pm: Level up, 60,000/120,000 ante 20,000

1.53pm: Erik Scheidt eliminated in 7th place (€33,090)
Erik Scheidt moved all for 550,000 from the button and Blazej Przygorzewski quickly called in the small blind. Zoltan Gal folded in the big blind.

Scheidt: Q♥2♥
Przygorzewski: A♦J♥

The board ran out Q♣J♦4♠A♥5♥, Scheidt flopping top pair but Przygorzewski turned two pair to eliminate the short stack. The Polish PokerStars qualifier picked up the chip lead as a result, he's up to 6,800,000.


Erik Scheidt - 7th

1.45pm: Gal doubles through Stoger
Zoltan Gal raised to 200,000 preflop from UTG+1 holding K♠K♦, Andreas Freund made it 435,000 behind with A♦J♦. Markus Stoger flat-called the three-bet in the cutoff with A♠J♥.

Gal responded by moving all in, Freund quicky folded but Stoger asked for a count of Gal's chips. It was 1,580,000 to call.

After a couple of minutes, Stoger made the call.

The flop came T♣Q♥2♣ and Stoger picked up a gutshot, the 4♠ on the turn changed nothing and the T♦ on the river confirmed the Hungarian's double up. Gal is up to about 5.5 million while Stoger dropped to 6.8 million.

1.25pm: Robert Malinowski eliminated in 8th place (€23,430)
Robert Malinowski raised to 200,000 preflop with K♦T♣, Markus Stoger made it 400,000 with J♠J♣ from the cutoff. The flop came J♥A♦Q♠, Stoger flopped a set but Malinowski had flopped the nut straight!

Malinowski checked and Stoger bet 450,000, Malinowski check-raised to 900,000. Stoger moved all in and Malinowski made the call.

The turn was the T♦ but the Q♥ on the river made Stoger a full house. Stoger moved up to 9 million in chips.


Robert Malinowski - 8th

1.15pm: Play is underway
The final table is just getting underway.
Markus Stoger 5,495,000
Blazej Przygorzewski 5,430,000
Bryan Paris 5,430,000
Andreas Freund 4,515,000
Robert Malinowski 3,305,000
Zoltan Gal 2,245,000
Stavros Kalfas 1,050,000
Erik Scheidt 950,000

12.30pm: Players are in their seats.
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Robert Malinowski and Markus Stöger

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Chris Hall
@PokerStars in Vienna