While his teammate George Danzer is out in Las Vegas trying to defend his WSOP Player of the Year title, Team PokerStars Pro Jan Heitmann is here in Hamburg representing his employers.
The multi-talented (magician and piano player) father of three has been a fixture on the poker circuit for more than a decade and has earned close to a million dollars in live tournaments.
Heitmann’s sat at table 15 and we decided to stick with his table for an orbit to see what went down. He had around 26,000 and began in the under-the-gun.
Hand 2. PokerStars qualifier Suleimann Jabour raised to 500 from early position and Heitmann defended his big blind to see a 3♥ 3♦ J♦ flop. He didn’t care much for it once seen as he check-folded to an 800 c-bet.
Hand 3. Jabour opened to 500 again and was only called by Cihan Bicik two seats along. Jabour continued for 800 on the Q♥ 6♠ 5♠ flop and Bicik called to the 7♣ turn where he called another 2,000. The board completed with the Q♠ and Jabour paused before betting 2,200. Bicik looked like he was going to fold but then he flicked in the call and mucked upon seeing his opponent’s K♠ K♥ .
Hand 4. Bicik and Sakhra Khorshid limed in before Heitmann raised to 1,000 off the button. Jabour called in the big blind and so did the two limpers. All four saw a Q♥ 6♠ 5♠ flop and the action was checked to Heitmann who bet 2,300. Jabour folded but his other two opponents called to the 8♦ turn where Heitmann shook them both off with a 6,000 bet.
Hand 5. Timo Jobmann raised to 500 and was only called by Hannes Gerath in the big blind. Both players checked the 10♦ Q♣ A♠ flop before Gerath led out for 625 on the 10♥ turn. Jobmann raised to 1,800 and Gerath called to head to the A♣ river where he led out again, for 1,500. Once more, Jobmann came in with a raise – to 3,400 – and Gerath called with A♦ J♦ for a full house. Geath mucked.
Hand 6. Veit Eska fumbled with his chips and raised to 500 from under the gun. He was called by Khorshid in the next seat but Gerath had other ideas and squeezed to 2,300 from the small blind. Bicik called from the big blind and so did Khorshid after Eska folded. The flop fanned 4♥ K♦ 6♠ and Gerath took the pot down with a 3,100 bet.
Hand 8. Khorshid limped in from early position and picked up Martin before Eska checked his option in the big blind. The action was checked to Martin on the 7♥ 3♣ 10♠ flop and his 400 bet was only called by Eska. The 3♦ landed on the turn and Eska checked to find Matin’s 1,1025 bet too hot to handle.
Hand 9. The last hand of the orbit saw Martin limp in and call when Gerath raised to 1,100 from the hijack. The flop was K♠ 4♥ 6♥ and Martin check-folded to a 1,300 c-bet.
Heitmann had a profitable orbit and ended it on 36,350 chips and ended level 6 on 45,000.
Some chip counts:
Timo Schneider – 65,000
Ole Schemion – 53,000
Natalie Hof – 16,000
Rasmus Agerskov – 12,500
Martin Torper – 68,000
Sabina Hiatullah – 26,000
Jonas Lauck – 22,000
Ronny Voth – 5,000
David Lappin – 36,500
Elena Stover – 27,000
Dara O’Kearny – 3,850
Elton – 35,500
Dzmitry Urbanovich still hasn’t arrived but his arrival is expected imminently
Eureka Hamburg Key Facts:
– Players begin with 25,000 chips (an increase from Season 4’s 20,000)
– Blinds start at 25/50
– Twelve 45-minute levels make up Day 1D
– Day 1D is a sell 200-player out