EPT €25K High Roller: Level 12 updates

May 02, 2009

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The latest chip counts will be placed here as we get them, while you’ll have to exercise your index finger to click here prize payout page for the prizes and those who pocket them. And they’ll need big pockets.

Blinds: 2,000-4,000 (ante: 200)

5.50pm: Shak gone
David Eldar has doubled up, check-raising all-in on a 3♦9♦7♦ board with A♦Q♥ against Lev Mrymsky’s K♠K♥, the turn was the 9♠ but the river 8♦ has literally made Eldar flush with chips. Myrmsky lost more chips doubling up Roberto Romanello when the Welshman’s A-J outflopped the Russian’s 8-8 for a 180,000 pot.

Dan Shak has just been eliminated pushing with A-J against Tony G’s reraise with A♣K♠. Neither hit the board though Andrew Feldman was a little upset he couldn’t have stayed in the hand with 7-7 when the board came 4♣7♠Q♠2♥4♠. We are now down to just two tables and the chips are being coloured up.

5.40pm: Langmann SIX bets to win pre-flop
Just before we put up the chip counts below, Florian Langmann took a huge 240,000 pot without having to show a card, putting him on the 550,000 chip lead.

The German PokerStars Shooting Star raised pre-flop to 12,000, Ilari Sahamies made it 30,000, Langmann made it 67,000, Sahamies made it 120,000 – and Langmann pushed all in for 350,000.Sahamies folded.

“When he five bets there, it’s 89% air,” a chuffed Langmann told us.


Florian Langmann

Over on the next table we had a four bet. Elky raised from the button to 10,000 and Anthony Giuetti re-popped to 22,000. ElkY doesn’t win these events by showing weakness – so he raised by another 100,000. Enough to put Giuetti back in his box.

Meawnhile, Randy Dorfman just found a handy double up against Tony G when his Q-Q outlasted A-K on a J-9-8-5-3 board, and Roberto Romanello managed the same trick to take him to near 250,000.

5.25pm: Chip count

Florian Langmann, Germany, PokerStars ShootingStar – 550,000
David Steicke, 415,000
Daniel Alaei, USA – 400,000
Lev Myrmsky, 380,000
Betrand ‘ElkY’ Grospieller, France, Team PokerStars Pro – 288,000
Tony G, Lithuania – 270,000
Ilari ‘Ziigmund’ Sahamies, Finland, 210,000
Andrew Feldman, UK, 170,000
William Thorson, Sweden, Team PokerStars Pro 165,000
Anthony Giuetti, 150,000
Randy Dorfman, 140,000
Dan Shak, 140,000
Vanessa Rousso, USA, Team PokerStars Pro, 135,000
John Kabbaj, UK, 120,000
Roberto Romanello, UK, 114,000
David Eldar, USA, 110,000
Dave ‘Devilfish’ Ulliot, UK, 50,000

5.10pm: Haik’s luck runs out, down to 17
Eric Haik, who had benefited from a couple of outdraws, could not muster a third and now stalks the rail. on a flop of 9♠4♦3♥ he got in all in with A♠K♦, but walked into the flopped set of Anthony Giuetti who held 9♦9♥.

Tony G lost a small chunk of his 200,000 stack against Daniel Alaei. Alaei raised pre flop to 12,500 and they saw 2♥5♣6♥. Alaei check called 16,000. The turn was 8♦. Check, check. The river came 2♠ and now Alaei bet, 24,000. Call.

Alaei: 6♠7♠

Enough for Tony G to muck with a knowing nod.

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5.00pm: Rousso rouses a recovery?
Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Rousso has just doubled up to 80,000 pushing with A♠K♠ and finding Roberto Romanello willing to give her a spin with A♥J♣, nothing though helped either player on the 6♣3♦6♥4♠7♠ board. It wasn’t the first dent in the Welshman’s stack either, just a minute or so previously, David Eldar had pushed for about 75,000 with Q-J and spiked a river queen against Romanello’s J-J.

Michael Binger has been eliminated by Ilari Sahamies, Binger four-betting all-in with a pair of tens but Sahamies making the call with fours and spiking a set to bust the American.

4.20pm: Break time!
We’re back for more madness. We’ll have a chip count for you soon.

4.20pm: Break time!
The remaining 20 players are enjoying a short break. We’ve lost 17 so far in three levels – and these lot will be squabbling over the eight prize places, kicking in at €60,000. Not too shabby. Among them is Team PokerStars Pro ElkY, hoping to cash his second High Roller victory of the year, having won the event at the PokerStars PCA in January.




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