Un tiers du field présent au départ du Jour 5 à survécu et ils ne sont plus que 6 en finale du Main Event PokerStars European Poker Tour Prague à 5300€ l'entrée. 1192 joueurs se sont assis aux tables du Hotel Hilton Casino pour constituer un prizepool de plus de 5,7 millions d'euros. Les finalistes se partageront la plus grosse part, environ 2,5 millions d'euros.
Chipleader à 18 left, le Néerlandais Jasper Meijer van Putten est en finale, assuré de son plus gros gain en carrière. Comme les autres finalistes il remportera un minimum de 145 900€. Marton Czuczor (photo ci dessous) a emballé 9,7 millions de jetons (81bb) et vise plus haut. Le chipleader possède deux fois plus de jetons que quatre finalistes. David Peters (74bb) est la seule menace immédiate dans son sillage.
Sergei Petrushevskii complète le podium avec 5,2 millions de jetons alors que la joueuse Samantha Cohen (4,5millions) n'a pas dit son dernier mot. Meijer van Putten (3,8millions) et Marius Gierse (3,5millions) ne sont pas irrémédiablement distancés.
Jasper Meijer van Putten
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David Peters bet 220,000 from under the gun. The action folded to David Lopez Llacer, who three-bet to 650,000 from the button, and Peters called.
Peters check-called a bet from Lopez Llacer for 600,000 after the appeared on the flop and Peters called. Peters checked again before Lopez Llamer jammed all-in for 2,910,000 when the appeared on the turn. Peters thought for a minute before he called.
David Lopez Llacer:
The board completed with the to eliminate Lopez Llacer in seventh place for €104,510, while Peters chip stack soared to 8,880,000.
Marton Czuczor opened from the hijack to 225,000. Sergei Petrushevskii three-bet from the small blind to 505,000. David Peters jams all-in for 6,385,000. Czuczor folded before Petrushevskii called for the rest of his chips for a little more than 2 million
Petrushevskii doubled up and Peters is once again below 4 million in chips after the board ran out .
Marton Czuczor raised to 180,000 from early position. The action folded to Kiryl Radzivonau who jammed all in for 1,030,000 from the small blind. It folded around to Czuczor who snap called.
Radzivonau was a 4-1 dog before the flop and it went from bad to worse for the Belarussian after the flop came . The on the turn and the on the river completed the board and sent Radzivonau to the rail. Radzivonau collected €74,850 for his eighth place finish while Czuczor became the first player over 8 million in chips after the hand.
David Peters raised to 175,000 in the cutoff and Janos Kurtosi called on the button, Sam Cohen filled up from the big blind. Cohen checked the flop and Peters continued for 230,000. Only Kurtosi called.
The two remaining players headed to the turn and Peters checked. Kurtosi bet 425,000 with 1,160,000 behind and Peters called.
A pot of almost two million emerged and the river completed the board. Peters checked again quickly and Kurtosi moved all in after some consideration. Peters called in a matter of seconds and Kurtosi already stood up from his chair.
The bluff of the Hungarian had gone wrong and Kurtosi was eliminated in ninth place for €74,850.
Marton Czuczor opened to 130,000 from under the gun and Gang Wang called out of the big blind. On the flop, both players checked. Wang then bet the turn for 130,000 and Czuczor called before Wang shoved the river.
Czuczor asked for a count and the shove of Wang was for 1,645,000, far more than the pot. "Why bet so much?" Czuczor asked and was sent into the think tank. After more than two minutes he called and Wang shook his head and turned over his cards.
It was the for a pair of jacks only and Czuczor claimed the pot with for aces and fives to scoop the huge pot. Wang takes home €57,450 for his efforts.
The field has been reduced to the last nine players and they will now redraw to the final table and take a short break to set up everything. Play will continue until the last six have been determined, and there are 15 minutes left in the current level.
The action folded to Sam Cohen who bet 2,000,000 from the small blind. The bet more than covered Cristinel Dumitru, who called from the big blind to put his tournament life at risk.
Dumitru was a slight favorite before the flop, however, after the flop came out, he was a heavy underdog. Dumitru was drawing dead once the appeared on the turn and began shaking his opponents' hands. The completed the board on the river to eliminate Dumitru in 11th place for €44,430.
The next player to lose almost all chips in one hand and bow out the very next is Andrew Hulme.
Sergei Petrushevskii opened to 180,000 from the small blind and Andrew Hulme called in the big blind. On the flop, Petrushevskii continued for 275,000 and Hulme moved all in with the slightly superior stack, Petrushevskii called.
The turn and river changed nothing and Hulme was reduced to just 130,000, as Petrushevskii doubled for 1,370,000.
One hand later, Petrushevskii raised to 160,000 from the button and Hulme called all in for 120,000. David Lopez Llacer called in the big blind and the remaining duo checked down a board of . Hulme showed , Lopez Llacer had the and Petrushevskii finished the job he had started the previous hand by taking the pot with .
Hulme has been eliminated in 12th place for €44,430.
When folded to him, Apostolos Bechrakis moved all in from the button and David Lopez Llacer asked for a count in the small blind. The shove of Bechrakis was for 535,000 and Lopez Llacer called, Kiryl Radzivonau folded in the big blind.
David Lopez Llacer:
The board ran out and the Greek was drawing dead by the turn to bow out in 13th place for €44,430.
Within two hands, the stack of Stefan Fabian has been reduced to zero after first losing a massive pot to David Lopez Llacer and then busting one hand later.
In a battle of the blinds, Fabian limped in from the small blind and Lopez Llacer raised to 160,000, Fabian called. Both players checked the flop and Fabian check-called a bet of 210,000 on the turn. The river completed the board and Fabian checked again.
Lopez Llacer bet 550,000 and Fabian check-raised all in. Lopez Llacer eventually called for 2,030,000 and the cards were turned over.
David Lopez Llacer:
The bluff of the Romanian was caught and he was left with less than three big blinds.
Marton Czuczor opened to 110,000 and Fabian shoved the button for his last 130,000, Czuczor called.
The board ran out and Fabian lost with queens after losing the massive pot to pocket queens right before. He takes home €44,430 for his efforts and there are now 13 players remaining.