Just before the break, Phil Ivey came in and joined the Luke Schwartz, Gus Hansen and Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu table. Schwartz wanted to play Ivey heads-up no-limit cash but Ivey said he didn’t really play it that much. “You play HA vs Lars(Lusaak) though…”
“That’s pot-limit,” replied Ivey.
The banter between them has been flying with Ivey offering to challenge Schwartz to 50,000 hands of $200/$400 no-limit as long as he got a handicap start, which Schwartz did not seem to keen to accept. In the tournament though, Schwartz has had the better start, winning a largish pot from Ivey with 8♥7♣ on an 6♥4♠5♣A♣4♣ board, Ivey apparently holding A-5.
John Kabbaj has eliminated a player, holding A♥A♣ on a J♥9♦A♠8♥9♥ board against J-T with all the money going in on the turn. Florian Langmann said to me, “I believe he thought he was up against something like K♥Q♥.
The tournament is now closed for entries with the total number being 79 players and a prizepool of €1,975,000 with the payouts as follows:
1st — €720,000
2nd — €434,000
3rd — €257,000
4th — €188,000
5th — €138,000
6th — €99,000
7th — €79,000
8th — €60,000