Dia 1 Terminado
Dia 1 Terminado
German pro Dominik Nitsche seemed poised to taske a late lead as the £1million guaranteed partypokerLIVE £10,300 High Roller reached its overnight hiatus in dramatic circumstances here at Dusk Till Dawn Casino in Nottingham, but ultimately it was Niall Farrell who claimed the top spot over night with 433,700 after playing the last few levels on the feature table.
With 100 players needed to reach the guarantee, there were 92 entries (including 8 re-entries) across the 6 hours of gameplay, with late registration still open for two more 45-minute levels and the first break tomorrow on the final day. That's because the blinds will roll back to Level 7 when play resumes at 1.00pm local time here in the land of Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham.
It was Nitsche who plundered in a final hand which was worth 300,000 chips alone, most of his final total of 391,400 that surpassed all but one other this evening. Richard Kellet was the unfortunate casualty, 5-bet shoving with only to be 'Dom'inated by Nitsche's . A queen on the turn was the cruellest of cards, coming as it did before a king on the river to oust Kellett and give Nitsche the lead.
Elsewhere, partypoker ambassadors Joao Simao (224,400), Sam Trickett (200,000) and Roberto Romanello (119,700) all did the home team proud, finishing strongly and if not above the 160,000 closing chip average then near it in the case of the Welsh Wizard.
Others didn't fare so well with Stephen Chidwick, Tom Hall, Adrian Mateos, [Removed:17], David Peters, Kristen Bicknell, Rainer Kempe, Steven Warburton and Dzmitry Urbanovich among the players to bust late on. Others such as Conor Beresford, Kenny Hallaert, Rainer Kempe, Enzo Del Piero and Callum McCuaig never really got going and will have to re-enter on Day 2 or concentrate on the £6 million guaranteed Main Event which is back in live action tomorrow in the same award-winning cardroom.
There are plenty of players in the chasing pack for the lead, with American Jason Wheeler (307,025), Briton Ben Heath (334,450) and Hungarian Laszlo Bujtas (283,350) all within a three-bet and a call from moving into the lead. Ben Heath in particular needed help to get there, but the charismatic crusher called both turn and river cards to find a straight when a 300,000 pot was at risk.
"Visualisations are important these days." he smirked at the close of play.
Heath's best friend in poker, Charlie Carrel, plummeted to 98,650 at the end of the day and will return with less than the starting stack. All other hopefuls that join in the first level tomorrow will receive 50 big blinds, as the action recommences with blinds of 1,000-2,000 and a running ante of 200. We'll be back at it in the £10,300 #partypokerLIVE High Roller when the players return at 1.00pm tomorrow afternoon with a delayed live stream for your enjoyment too.
|Dominik Nitsche||888poker Ambassador||391,450||50|
|Joao Simao||partypoker Ambassador||224,400||400|
Below are assorted chip counts of big stacks and notables. A full recap of today's action as well as the final chip counts are to come soon.
|Dominik Nitsche||888poker Ambassador||391,400||126,400|
|Joao Simao||partypoker Ambassador||224,000||-17,000|
|Anatoly Filatov||GGPoker Team Russia||80,650||36,650|
Koray Aldemir had Keith Johnson and Stephen Chidwick at risk of elimination in a three-way all in close to the end of Day 1 and showed . Chidwick had the shortest stack of the trio and flipped over while Johnson was in great shape with .
The board came and Chidwick was eliminated for the second time.
One hand later, Aldemir was all in for the last 6,275 and Johnson as well as Jan-Eric Schwippert stayed in the hand to play for the smaller side pot. The flop was checked, while Johnson then bet the turn for 10,000. Schwippert folded and the cards were turned over.
The river blanked and Aldemir tripled up his tiny stack.
Tom Hall moved all-in for his last 16,300 chips from first position, and both Orpen Kisacikoglu in the cutoff and Charlie Carrel in the big blind committed the chips.
When checked to, Carrel bet 10,000 on the flop, but Kisacikoglu was not going anywhere, and called to create a modest sidepot. The on the turn prompted two checks, before Kisacikoglu put in a bet on the river. Carrel quickly folded.
"You got it", Hall sighed, flashing what looked to be the . Kisacikoglu turned over for top pair, and racked in the sizeable pot.
After a raise by Tom Hall, Ben Heath squeezed to 18,600 and Hall eventually made it 47,500 to go. Heath then reraised to 168,600 with just 1,400 behind and that sent Hall into the think tank. Hall eventually moved all in with the superior stack and Heath called.
"I had it written down as you shove and he folds, you show a five," Charlie Carrel joked to Heath when the cards were turned over.
After the flop, Heath asked for an eight and his wish was granted with the turn. Almost silently, Heath whispered a single word with "ten" and sure enough the river completed a runner runner straight for a big double just before the end of the day.
One table over, Anatoly Filatov bet the turn for 85,000 into a pot of 80,000 and Thomas Muehloecker called all in for his last 58,850, turning over the . Filatov had some outs with , but the river was a blank.
|Anatoly Filatov||GGPoker Team Russia||44,000||-52,000|
With ten minutes to play, here are some of the prominent stacks and popular players in the room.
Laszlo Bujtas has the lead as it stands, but players such as Jason Wheeler and Jan-Eric Schwippert are chasing him down keenly. partypoker ambassadors Sam Trickett (177,000), Joao Simao (241,000) and Roberto Romanello (124,000) are all still in with a great shout as the last hands of the day approach.
|Dominik Nitsche||888poker Ambassador||265,000||160,000|
|Joao Simao||partypoker Ambassador||241,000||21,000|
|Anatoly Filatov||GGPoker Team Russia||96,000||-32,000|
Keith Johnson opened up the action under the gun for 6,000, Stephen Chidwick reraised to 17,000 from middle position before action was on Manig Loeser on the button. He required a count on both Johnson and Chidwick before ultimately moving in for 80,150 total.
Johnson was quickly to release his hand, but Chidwick mulled it over for quite some time, before he reluctantly gestured a call.
Chidwick was in terrible shape, and with the board running out the pot was shipped to Loeser.
"How do you even think about folding", Jan-Erick Schwippert asked Chidwick afterwards. The Brit just shrugged, finished his salad and shipped over the chips to Loeser. Chidwick is left with just around 10 big blinds.
Thomas Muehloecker opened to 5,500 from the cutoff and Jason Wheeler, having enjoyed a massage for quite some time already while his stack consistently grew, then three-bet to 19,400 in the big blind. Muehloecker reluctantly called and the flop fell .
Wheeler continued for 17,200 and Muehloecker called before the turn brought no betting action. After the river, Wheeler bet 68,000 and that represented a big portion of Muehlocker's stack. The Austrian gave it some thought and would have just had 29,100 behind if he called and lost. Ultimately, a fold followed and Wheeler stacked even more chips.