Event #3: €5,300 Pot-Limit Omaha

Chartier is Good

The flop and turn have been dealt and the cards facing the ceiling are {8-Clubs} {5-Clubs} {3-Hearts} {9-Diamonds}. Dimitry Motorov is seated in the big blind and bets 1,500 and Sam Chartier takes the call in position. The river card is the {3-Diamonds} and Motorov checks to Chartier. He studies the board before making a bet of 1,600 and Motorov calls and the dealer sweeps the chips into Chartier's direction.

Chartier{J-Diamonds} {J-Hearts} {10-Spades} {6-Spades}
Sam Chartier ca 98,000 11,000
Dimitry Motorov 55,000

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Are You For Real?

• Nível 7: 250-500, 0 ante
Erik Seidel is probably going to win the Main Event anyway.
Erik Seidel is probably going to win the Main Event anyway.

Erik Seidel has been eliminated from the tournament and that's, of course, very big news. The Seidborg is having the best year in poker known to man but this tournament is not going to be on his list of accomplishments.

It was David Williams who ended Seidel's run early and he told us what happened. The two got it in on a {Q-}{6-}{5-} flop with two diamonds. Williams had a set of fives against the nut flush draw of Seidel and he didn't managed to hit one of his outs. Williams is up to 81,000 and among the biggest stacks in the room.

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Time For Sad News

These players all have been knocked out. Too bad guys, better luck next time!

John O'Shea Eliminado
Basil Yaiche fr Eliminado
Nick Binger us Eliminado
Erik Seidel us Eliminado
Ludovic Lacay fr Eliminado
Barry Greenstein us Eliminado
Peter Jetten ca Eliminado
Jared Bleznick us Eliminado
David Sands us Eliminado
Cliff Josephy us Eliminado
Dan Smith us Eliminado
Sami Kelopuro fi Eliminado
Mark Radoja ca Eliminado
Benjamin Pollak fr Eliminado
Alexander Kostritsyn ru Eliminado
Tony G au Eliminado
Fabrice Soulier fr Eliminado
Anton Wigg se Eliminado


• Nível 6: 200-400, 0 ante

The final 20 minute break of the day just started. There are 88 players left with an average stack of 30,700.

The Reigning Champ Hangs On!

Our reigning champion, Jeff Lisandro, has just clung on to his tournament survival against our chip leader

On a board of {Q-Hearts} {9-Diamonds} {2-Clubs} both Jeff Lisandro and Elie Payan got it in and here were the hands:

Payan{K-Hearts} {J-Diamonds} {10-Spades} {5-Spades}
Lisandro{Q-Diamonds} {9-Spades} {J-Hearts} {J-Spades}

Lisandro was ahead but had to avoid a lot of cards, that was until the {9-Clubs} on the turn gave Lisandro the boat.

Elie Payan fr 95,000 -10,000
Jeff Lisandro au 17,000 3,000

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Daniel Smith Double Up

Daniel Smith and Erich Kollmann just decided to get it over and done with pre flop. This was the result.

Smith{A-Clubs} {A-Spades} {A-Diamonds} {7-Spades}
Kollmann{K-Clubs} {Q-Clubs} {J-Diamonds} {8-Diamonds}

Board: {K-Hearts} {4-Hearts} {3-Spades} {3-Diamonds} {5-Hearts}

Smith's pocket aces holding up and he now has 27,000

Erich Kollmann 35,000 11,000

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Chip Counts; Part 2

Sam Trickett gb 87,000 9,000
Sam Chartier ca 87,000 15,000
Niall Charlton 80,000 10,000
Shawn Buchanan ca 44,000 23,000
Jason Mercier us 38,000 20,000
Ted Lawson us 38,000 21,000
Kambiz Kashi 34,000 -10,000
Eoghan O'Dea ie 25,000 -10,000
Erich Kollmann 24,000 9,000
Andrew Robl us 23,000 14,000
Bruno Fitoussi fr 21,000 -2,000
Tony G au 21,000 6,000
Juha Helppi fi 20,000 3,000
Eugene Katchalov ua 18,000 2,000
Steve Bilirakis 18,000 -12,000
Bertrand Grospellier fr 16,000 1,000
Benjamin Pollak fr 15,000 -4,000
Dan Smith us 11,000 2,800

Chip Counts; Part 1

Elie Payan fr 105,000 5,000
David Williams us 81,000 24,000
Randy Dorfman us 74,000 13,000
Roger Hairabedian fr 52,000 11,000
Dave Ulliot 39,000 13,000
Phil Hellmuth us 35,000 16,000
Vladimir Shchemelev ru 33,000 14,000
Shannon Shorr us 31,000 1,000
Nicolas Chouity lb 26,000 -3,000
Alexander Kravchenko ru 24,000 10,000
Michel Abecassis fr 18,000 7,000
Erik Cajelais ca 18,000 6,000
Sorel Mizzi ca 16,000 -2,000
Mark Radoja ca 15,000 7,000
Jeff Lisandro au 14,000 -10,000
Bruno Benveniste fr 14,000 -1,000
Cliff Josephy us 4,000 -16,000
Thomas Wahlroos fi 3,800 -11,200
Sami Kelopuro fi Eliminado

2nd WSOP Bracelet?

In June this year, Elie Payan won $292,825 and a WSOP bracelet after defeating 1017 entries in the $1,500 PLO event. There is a very long way to go in this event but he is currently the chip leader as he tries to win his second bracelet of 2011. We just caught him getting some value on the river in the following hand.

On a board of {6-Spades} {2-Spades} {9-Diamonds} {4-Diamonds} {3-Clubs} Payan was seated in the big blind. There was a bet of 12,200 strewn out in front of him and Jan Jachtmann was the player facing a decision from the button. He made the call and Jachtmann flipped over {K-Spades} {7-Clubs} {5-Hearts} {5-Spades} to win the hand with a straight and Jachtmann was left thumping the table in frustration.

Jachtmann ~ 21000

Elie Payan fr 100,000 13,000

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