$25,750 High Roller

Chidwick Loses Huge Pot to Kenney Before Break

mnuwwarah • Nível 16: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

Stephen Chidwick was in the big blind and check-called 15,000 from Bryn Kenney, who was on the button with a flop of {3-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{4-Diamonds} on the felt. Chidwick check-called 43,000 more on the {9-Diamonds} turn, and the river was a {7-Clubs}. Chidwick checked a final time and saw Kenney fire big: 143,000. After tanking a few minutes into break, during which the timer was paused, Chidwick decided to call for most of his stack.

Kenney showed {k-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} for a flush.

Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
us 540,000 -14,000
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 70,500 -249,500

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The Final Three Tables

Webjoker • Nível 16: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
SeatTable 1Table 2Table 3
1Orpen KisacikogluShyam SrinivasanSergi Reixach
2Anton AstapauIgor KurganovPhil Laak
3Rocco PalumboDavidi KitaiBryn Kenney
4Michael RoccoNenad MedicSalman Behbehani
5Timothy AdamsNick PetrangeloStephen Chidwick
6Nacho BarberoByron KavermanLuc Greenwood
7Daniel DvoressMustapha KanitSalman Behbehani
8Daniel NegreanuMark RadojaSergio Aido

Money Bubble and Three-Table Redraw

• Nível 16: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

The remaining 24 players are now on the money bubble and are redrawing for seats with three tables remaining.

Stay tuned for a full list of counts and seating assignments.

Olivier Busquet Eliminated Just Before the Money

• Nível 16: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Olivier Busquet
Olivier Busquet

Olivier Busquet was in early position and moved all in for his remaining 52,500. Action folded around to Phil Laak in the big blind and he asked for a count before opting to call.

Laak: {10-Hearts}{8-Hearts}
Busquet: {a-Spades}{6-Spades}

The flop came {10-Clubs}{3-Spades}{2-Clubs}, giving Laak the lead with a pair of tens.

The turn was the {5-Spades} to give Busquet some extra outs to make either a straight or a flush.

The river was the {3-Diamonds} and Busquet was unable to catch up, sending him to the rail two spots from the money.

Phil Laak us
Phil Laak
us 227,500 119,500
Olivier Busquet us
Olivier Busquet
us Eliminado

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Chidwick Takes Some From Rocco

• Nível 16: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Stephen Chidwick
Stephen Chidwick

Stephen Chidwick was in early position and raised to 12,000. Michael Rocco was on the button and three-bet to 39,000. Chidwick called.

The flop came {8-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}. Chidwick checked, and Rocco bet 32,000. Chidwick thought for a while, staring Rocco down almost the entire time. Eventually, he called.

The turn was the {j-Diamonds}. Chidwick checked and Rocco thought for a while before checking back.

The river was the {8-Spades}. Chidwick opted to check for a third time, and Rocco checked back also.

Chidwick tabled {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts} for two pair, nines and eights. Rocco peeked back at his cards and mucked them, sending the pot Chidwick's way.

Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 320,000 45,000
Michael Rocco us
Michael Rocco
us 205,000 -70,000

Reixach Outruns Smaron

mnuwwarah • Nível 16: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

Kenneth Smaron opened up under the gun for 15,000 and got one caller before Sergi Reixach made it 48,000 in the big blind. Smaron shoved it all in for around 150,000 and was immediately called by Reixach.

Reixach: {q-Spades}{q-Clubs}
Smaron: {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}

The board ran out in Reixach's favor: {7-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}.

Sergi Reixach es
Sergi Reixach
es 450,000 200,000
Kenneth Smaron us
Kenneth Smaron
us Eliminado

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Kaverman Flops It

Webjoker • Nível 16: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

Sergi Reixach raised to 15,000 under the gun and big blind Byron Kaverman was the only caller. Both of them checked on {J-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{8-Spades} before the {2-Hearts} hit the turn. Kaverman bet out 22,000 and Reixach called.

The {K-Diamonds} completed the board and Kaverman bet 70,000. Reixach called instantly but mucked upon being shown {8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} by Kaverman.

Byron Kaverman us
Byron Kaverman
us 690,000 110,000
Sergi Reixach es
Sergi Reixach
es 250,000 -110,000

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High Roller History; ElkY Seeks Second Title

[user38338] • Nível 16: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier

Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier won the first ever $25K High Roller in the Bahamas back at the 2009 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. And of eight previous $25K High Roller winners here at the Atlantis, only ElkY has a chance to score a second with just a few more eliminations until the cash.

How much did ElkY win for that first one? And just how big has this event gotten over the years? The PokerStars Blog has the answers.

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