Eureka4 Vienna: An orbit with George Danzer

Team PokerStars Pro George Danzer had been going relatively well until he lost a big coin flip with pocket eights against ace-king which had knocked the German back to around 25,000. Not a single player had been eliminated from the table at this point, meaning that by now, everyone was familiar with each other's style.


Table 5, where no-one has busted yet.

At this point the blinds were 150/300 with a 25 ante and the table was as follows:

Seat 1: Damien Kupper, Austria
Seat 2: Goran Skecik, Montenegro, PokerStars qualifier
Seat 3: Jakub Mroczek, Poland, PokerStars qualifier
Seat 4: Alexander Freund, Austria
Seat 5: George Danzer, Germany, Team PokerStars Pro
Seat 6: Robert Vukovic, Croatia, PokerStars player
Seat 7: Ivan Soshnikov, Russia, PokerStars qualifier
Seat 8: Ruslan Maiseyenka, Belarus
Seat 9: Rui Ferreira, Portugal, PokerStars qualifier

Hand 1:
Kupper raised to 600 from the hijack and Danzer defended in the big blind. Danzer check-called a 650 bet on the 3♥J♥8♣ flop before both players checked the 4♦ turn. Danzer fired 1,800 on the 7♠ river and Kupper made the call. Danzer showed J♠5♠ to win the pot before joking, "You always make at least one pair from the big blind."

Hand 2:
Skecik raised from the hijack to 600, Danzer three-bet to 1,500 from the small blind and Skecik made the call. Danzer fired 1,300 on the 3♥Q♦2♦ flop and Skecik folded.

Hand 3:
Skecik raised to 600, Danzer called on the button and Soshnikov called in the big blind. All three players checked the 5♣T♦K♥ flop. It was checked to Skecik who bet 1,300 on the 9♣ turn but Danzer and Soshnikov both called. The Q♥ came on the river and it was checked to Danzer who bet 2,500 - both other players quickly folded.


George Danzer was involved in five consecutive hands

Hand 4:
Kupper raised to 700, Danzer called from the cutoff, Vukovic called on the button and Soshnikov called in the small blind. The 4♥J♥6♦ flop was checked to Vukovic who bet 1,500, Soshnikov called, Kupper folded and Danzer called. The 2♦ turn and K♦ river were both checked down and Soshnikov picked up the pot with J♣8♥.

Hand 5:
George Danzer plays his fifth consecutive hand, raising to 600 and winning the blinds and antes.

Hand 6:
Mroczek raised to 600 from UTG+1, Vukovic made the call, as did Ferreira and Kupper in the blinds. All four players checked the 2♦Q♠5♣ flop and the K♣ came on the turn. This time it was checked to Mroczek who bet 1,200, Kupper was the only caller. Both players checked the 4♣ on the river and the Austrian's Q♦8♠ was still good.

Hand 7:
Vukovic raised to 600 and won the blinds and antes.

Hand 8:
Freund raised to 600 preflop, Ferreira, Skecik and Mroczek all made the call to see the 2♣J♣3♥ flop. The board was checked to Ferreira who bet 1,500 but Skecik check-raised to 3,000 while Mroczek and Freund got out of the way. Ferreira made the call to see the T♣ on the turn. Skecik bet 5,000 and the Portuguese player called a second time. The river was the 9♠ and Skecik moved all in for his final 5,125 and again Ferreira made the call. Skecik showed 2♥2♦ for a flopped set to double up.

Hand 9:
Ivan Soshnikov raised to 700 and won the blinds and antes. Danzer finished the round with about 35,000.

Tournament Update:

- Blinds are now 200/400 with a 50 ante

- There is a 75-minute dinner break after level 7

- 333 players are remaining from a field of 456 today

- Latest exits include Vasily Kurdin, Rudolf Koster, Mario Alina, Jiri Horak, Barbara Friedl, Kostantinos Nanos, Timothy Finne, Ariel Celestino, Nikolaus Jedlicka and Jason Lavallee

- Selected chip counts are available here

Chris Hall
@PokerStars in Day 1A