Main Event

Kensmil Gets There

KaleGozer • Nível 5: 150-300, 25 ante

On a flop of {J-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}, Ali Alawadhi checked and Leonard Kensmil bet 2,500. Without hesitation, Alawadhi check-raised to 5,200. Kensmil briefly paused before committing the calling chips.

Alawadhi continued his instant decision making on the {J-Hearts} turn, this time by directly checking. Kensmil appeared a bit confused by his opponent's antics and elected to check behind.

The river brought the {10-Clubs} and the American instantly acted a third time. He took one of every chip-denomination - totalling 6,625 - and flung it in the middle.

"So sick. Sick dealer", Kensmil laughed.

"Ok, I call", the Frenchman added seconds later.

"Two pair", Alawadhi said, showing {10-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}. Kensmil quickly showed {A-Diamonds}{Q-Spades} for the rivered straight and took down the pot.

Leonard Kensmil FR
Leonard Kensmil
FR 60,000 60,000
Ali Alawadhi us
Ali Alawadhi
us 15,000 15,000

Tags: Ali AlawadhiLeonard Kensmil


Big Round of Counts

KaleGozer • Nível 4: 100-200, 25 ante
Rodrigo Strong BR
Rodrigo Strong
BR 70,000 40,000
Oleksii Kuznietsov FR
Oleksii Kuznietsov
FR 50,000 50,000
Sarah Herzali fr
Sarah Herzali
fr 50,000 20,000
Slimane Mameche fr
Slimane Mameche
fr 45,000 15,000
Fabrice Soulier fr
Fabrice Soulier
fr 44,000 24,000
Abdelhadi Kondah ma
Abdelhadi Kondah
ma 40,000 10,000
Andre Comemale FR
Andre Comemale
FR 40,000 10,000
Stephane Gabarre FR
Stephane Gabarre
FR 40,000 -30,000
Wim Verhaegen be
Wim Verhaegen
be 38,000 8,000
Stieven Razab-Sekh nl
Stieven Razab-Sekh
nl 37,000 7,000
Mohamed Aissani fr
Mohamed Aissani
fr 35,000 5,000
Michel Chen FR
Michel Chen
FR 22,000 -10,000
Clyde Tjauw Foe nl
Clyde Tjauw Foe
nl 20,000 -10,000
Dimitry Sukhorukov RU
Dimitry Sukhorukov
RU 20,000 -10,000
Farid Azarkan be
Farid Azarkan
be 20,000 -10,000
Mercedes Osti fr
Mercedes Osti
fr 20,000 -10,000
Barny Boatman gb
Barny Boatman
gb 10,000 -20,000
Houssine El Otmani ma
Houssine El Otmani
ma 2,000 -28,000
Pierre Zerbib fr
Pierre Zerbib
fr Eliminado
Luigi Macaluso fr
Luigi Macaluso
fr Eliminado

Kalidou Sow All-In

KaleGozer • Nível 4: 100-200, 25 ante

One of the more dangerous players in the field is Kalidou Saw. The Frenchman has raked in over $300,000 in his poker career, including a third place in the 2015 FPS Main Event in Deauville (€72,000).

Today, things haven't been working out for Sow yet. Being down to his last 15,000 in chips, the Frenchman moved in on a board of {10-Spades}{9-Spades}{2-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}. His opponent Imad Derwiche considered a call, but instead folded and fist-bumped his opponent to compliment him.

Kalidou Saw FR
Kalidou Saw
FR 35,000 35,000

Tags: Kalidou Sow



KaleGozer • Nível 3: 100-200, 0 ante

The players are on their first 15-minute break of the day. 124 players have entered so far, of which 116 remain.

Setback for Guyon

KaleGozer • Nível 3: 100-200, 0 ante

Laurent Guyon ran up his stack quickly in the early stages, but just had to suffer a setback that put him back near the starting stack. On a board of {K-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}, Guyon check-called a river bet of 6,000 from Cheng Li in an already sizable pot.

His opponent tabled {10-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} for the rivered straight and the winner. With a sigh, Guyon flung his hand in the muck.

Cheng Li cn
Cheng Li
cn 41,000 41,000
Laurent Guyon FR
Laurent Guyon
FR 36,000 -24,000

Tags: Cheng LiLaurent Guyon


KaleGozer • Nível 3: 100-200, 0 ante

Barny Boatman has reentered and is back with a fresh stack of 30,000

Rakesh Lalwani in
Rakesh Lalwani
in 105,000 105,000
Stephane Gabarre FR
Stephane Gabarre
FR 70,000 70,000
Gerard Berthaut FR
Gerard Berthaut
FR 62,000 62,000
Laurent Guyon FR
Laurent Guyon
FR 60,000 60,000
Thierry Morel fr
Thierry Morel
fr 50,000 50,000
Barny Boatman gb
Barny Boatman
gb 30,000 30,000

Matta Not Backing Down

KaleGozer • Nível 3: 100-200, 0 ante

On a flop of {Q-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}, no less than four players put in a bet of 2,500 each to see the {7-Spades} on the turn appear. Action was checked to Ralph Matta, who fired a hefty 10,500.

All three other players elected to give it up, including Sarah Herzali. Matta tabled {A-Spades}{Q-Clubs} and raked in a nice pot.

Ralph Matta CA
Ralph Matta
CA 55,000
Sarah Herzali fr
Sarah Herzali
fr 30,000

Tags: Ralph MattaSarah Herzali