Justin Bonomo raised to 1,400 early and got one caller before Ole Schemion made it 6,000 to go on the button. Max Silver took a few minutes to think before putting his whole stack of about 30,000 in. When action got back to Schemion, he called.
Silver was in good shape to double, but not after flopped. He moved to exit his chair after the turn gave Schemion a full house, and the river sealed his demise.
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From middle position, Ole Schemion raised to 1,400. His neighbor Dmytro Shuvanov in the hijack called before Nicolas Pouzenc on the button squeezed all in for 9,400. Both blinds released and Schemion contemplated what to do for a bit. He asked how big a tower of 5,000-chips Shuvanov had, and asked how big the shove was.
Schemion eventually four-bet to 16,400 and Shuvanov immediately got out of the way.
Neither player revealed their cards instantly, but eventually we saw it was (Schemion) up against (Pouzenc). The board ran out and Schemion parted ways with a small portion of his chips.
In a three-bet pot between Osman Aksu on the button and Vanessa Selbst in the small blind, the flop fell and Selbst continued for 2,700. Aksu raised to 11,000 and Selbst then moved all in for the last 25,800. Aksu had that covered and gave it some time before sending his cards into the muck.
The table also features Preben Stokkan, Ema Zajmovic and big stack Bradley Marsh.
Manig Loeser raised to 1,500 and picked up two callers in Robert Heidorn on the button and Leo Nordin in the small blind. The flop was checked to Loeser, who continued for 2,500 and picked up two calls.
After the turn, it checked to Heidorn, who bet 8,000. Nordin called and Loeser in the hijack then check-raised to 21,500. Heidorn folded, but Nordin asked for the amount of the raise before tossing in the extra chips. The on the river saw a check by Nordin and the shove of Loeser.
Nordin asked for a count and the shove was for 31,600, which the Swede eventually called. Loeser rolled over for the nut straight, and Nordin mucked his cards.
Earlier today, David Peters finished in fourth place in the €100,000 Super High Roller at PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo. Peters added a six-figure payday of €630,600 (his fourth six-figure score in 2017 alone) to his massive pile of over $15,000,000 in lifetime winnings.
Peters opted to jump in the Main Event after his bustout, but this time the American giant had to bow out early. On a board, Peters check-raised all in with against Raffaello Locatelli. Locatelli called with and celebrated loudly after the hit the river, eliminating Peters.
Andre Akkari was nowhere to be seen and we asked former table mate Jeff Hakim what had happened.
Hakim told us that Akkari had gotten his last chips in on a flop of rainbow holding . His opponent had and faded Akkari's outs on the turn and river. Akkari wasn't sitting on a pile of chips to begin with, according to Hakim and his neighbor Dan Smith, the Brazlian poker legend had started the hand with about 11,000.