EPT €25K High Roller: Final table level 18 updates

May 03, 2009

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Blinds: 10,000-20,000 (ante: 2,000)

3.15: Last hand matters once again
The last hand of the level has continually proved to be a crucial one. Vanessa Rousso called a raise from the big blind against the increasingly aggressive Randy Dorfman. On the flop Rousso check-called a bet of 55,000 and on the 3♣ turn she check-called a bet of 85,000. The river was the 2♥ and Rousso checked a third time and Dorfman bet a big 225,000. After mulling it over for a couple of minutes, she made the call and he mucked his hand after she showed Q♣2♣

Chip counts:

Randy Dorfman, USA – 1,430,000
Tony G, Lithuania – 936,000
Vanessa Rousso, USA, Team PokerStars Pro – 1,629,000

2.55pm: Tony G v Randy Dorfman Pt III – with added quads!
Randy Dorfman had Tony G in a super tight spot when his K♥K♦ made quads on the K♣K♠5♠ flop. Dorfman made it 55,000 and when Tony G re-raised to 130,000 the American put on a show of angst, head in hands, before making a “reluctant” call. Both checked the 10♦ turn, and on the 6♣ river Dorfman made it 300,000. Now it was Tony G’s turn to think things over, folding what he later claimed was 9-9. “Nice laydown,” said Dorfman, flipping his monster. “I surprised myself by folding there,” said Tony G. “Unbelievable.”


Tony G

2.45pm: Florian Langmann eliminated in 4th place for €188,000
Florian Langmann raised to 43,000 from the button and Vanessa Rousso made the call from the big blind. The flop was 7♣3♦3♣ and Rousso quickly moved all-in as the cogs in Langmann’s brain began to tick, he called with A♠K♠ but Rousso had overtaken him with 8♦7♥ which held on the 2♦ turn and 4♦ river meaning we’re down to just to three players in under two levels. He takes home €188,000 for his troubles though.

2.35pm: Florian keeps pushing
Florian Langmann, now a short stack once more has been pushing with much frequency. It was passed to him in the small blind and Tony G said, “Do it blind?”

“Let me think,” replied Langmann, but G then relented saying, “Go on, look.”

Langmann did so then moved all-in for about 250,000 before telling the dealer, “He won’t call.”

Tony G began an interrogation, “You got an ace? A weak ace?” Langmann then asked the tournament director if he could talk about his hand and was told he could say what he wanted because he might be lying.

“I don’t lie,” said the German firmly.

A shout came from the rail, “How much would you lie for?”

“About €720,000…”

Tony G folded and Langmann showed him the A♦.

2.25pm: Tony G v Randy Dorfman Pt II
These two are at it again. This time Tony G was on the big blind, and from the button Randy Dorfman was counting chips, preparing to raise.

“Don’t get fancy,” Tony G pleaded. “Wait for good hands and save your money.”

Dorfman ignored him, and led out with 42,000. Langman folded the small blind, Tony G called. The flop came 2♦8♣A♦, Dorfman made it 50,000. Call. “You want to keep it friendly on the turn?” Tony G asked, and obviously Dorfman did as they both checked the 3♦. On the 5♠ river Tony G made it 50,000 – met with a quick re-raise to 200,000. Tony G folded pretty fast, showing an ace – dismayed as Dorfman flipped K-3.

“He bluffed me!” Tony G exclaimed, almost with disgust.

Rough chip counts:

Randy Dorfman, 2 million
Tony G, 1 million
Vanessa Rousso, 580,000
Florian Langmann 240,000

2.15pm: Tony G v Randy Dorfman Pt I
Tony G wins a gutsy 500K pot from Randy Dorfman. He raised to 50,000 pre flop and was called. The flop came 10♥A♦K♠. Dorfman made it 55,000 and Tony called. Both checked the 10♣ turn, and on the 2♦ river Dorfman made it 170,000. Tony G dwelled, weighed up his options, and made the call.

Dorfman: 4♠4♦
Tony G: K♥5♥

The king was good on a scary-looking board. “I had the heart and commitment to win that pot,” Tony G said.

2.10pm: Dorfman’s revenge
Florian Langmann raises to 45,000 when first to act. Randy Dorfman min-re-raises to 70,000 but then Langmann makes it 165,000 and Dorfman folds. The German says, “You saved some with that mistake!”

Dorfman says, “It wasn’t a mistake,” but then a couple of minutes later retracts the statement. “It was a mistake.”

The two of them butt heads again soon after, Dorfman makes it 42,000 to go and Langmann flat-calls. The flop is K♥8♣4♠ and Dorfman bets 55,000 with the ShootingStar just calling, the interesting K♣ appears on the turn and Dorfman bets 85,000. Langmann raises to 220,000 and Dorfman quickly moves all-in with the German calling him equally fast with 4♣4♥, Dorfman needs some help with K♦J♣, the river is the 8♦ and Dorfman makes a bigger boat to scoop an almost 2,000,000 chip pot. Langmann is forced to hand over 773,000 more in chips leaving himself with about 260,000 behind and says, “I’m back where I started…”

2.00pm: Chips!
The four players are back in their seats, all buzzing from the quickfire exits in the last level. All that action has balanced their stacks, although Florian Langmann has sneaked into the chip lead. There’s €720,000 waiting for the winner, and each of our remaining players are already guaranteed €188,000.

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Florian Langman, Germany, PokerStars.de ShootingStar – 1,150,000
Randy Dorfman, USA – 950,000
Tony G, Lithuania, – 900,000
Vanessa Rousso, USA, Team PokerStars Pro – 850,000


Florian Langmann


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