€25,000 No-Limit Hold'em I

Seidel Doubles to Take Chip Lead in Final Hand of Day

• Nível 18: Blinds 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
Erik Seidel

In one of the final hands of the day, Francisco Benitez doubled up through Artur Martirosian after shoving the river on a board of {j-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}. Martirosian called with {j-Clubs}{8-Clubs} for two pair to beat by the flush of Benitez with {a-Spades}{10-Clubs}.

The next hand, Erik Seidel was in a heads-up pot against Jean-Noel Thorel on a flop of {10-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}. Thorel bet and Seidel jammed as the effective stack, and Thorel called after a moment's thought.

Jean-Noel Thorel: {2-Spades}{2-Clubs}
Erik Seidel: {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}

"Oh man," Seidel said when he saw he was up against a set.

But Seidel's mood surely changed when the {4-Clubs} on the turn gave him a flush and the {8-Spades} on the river didn't change things for the Poker Hall of Famer to double to take the chip lead in the final hand of the day.

Stay tuned for a full recap of the day's events.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 522,000 242,000
Francisco Benitez uy
Francisco Benitez
uy 324,000 194,000
Artur Martirosian ru
Artur Martirosian
ru 242,000 -148,000
Jean-Noel Thorel fr
Jean-Noel Thorel
fr 127,000 -144,000

Tags: Artur MartirosianErik SeidelFrancisco BenitezJean-Noel Thorel