Jour 2 terminé
|Blinds||50,000 / 100,000|
Jour 2 terminé
After 13 hours yesterday, it took just 12 hands today for Krzysztof Magott to secure victory in the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino European Poker Tour €5,200 PLO Single-Day High Roller.
Heads-up opponent Alexandre Amiel closed the gap with a full house on the very first hand, but after calling a three-bet he was forced to fold on a king-high boar. Later, Amiel would tell Magott that he folded double-suited queens, with Magott responding that he had aces.
Regardless, on the very next hand, it was over. This is Magott's third PLO cash of the festival, after cashing the €550 and €1,100 side events.
Here is a reminder of the final table payouts:
|Place||Name||Country||Payout (EUR)||Payout (USD)|
|1||Krzysztof Magott||Poland||€ 113,370||$126,861|
|2||Alexandre Amiel||France||€ 80,570||$90,158|
|3||Ivan Leow||Malaysia||€ 52,770||$59,050|
|4||Wai Leong Chan||Malaysia||€ 40,610||$45,443|
|5||Anson Tsang||Hong Kong||€ 32,160||$35,987|
|6||Sergey Verkhoturov||Belarus||€ 25,150||$28,143|
|7||Helmut Schott||Austria||€ 19,790||$22,145|
|8||Basil Yaiche||France||€ 15,460||$17,300|
"My main game is cash PLO," Magott told PokerNews after his victory. "Lately I've been working on my game, especially on PLO ICM stuff, so I was probably aware of the concepts which very few people at the final table, maybe none, were aware of.
"Actually when there were 24 players left I saw there were some players that were better than me, but they busted so I was lucky. So by the time there were 16 left I was pretty sure that I'm the best player and then I was just pushing a little bit of an edge.
Most of Magott's Hendon Mob cashes are in PLO, but this is his first recorded win.
"I checked and this is my 13th final table and my first win! I think now I'm going to go work a little bit on my game and then play SCOOP. I mean, first I'm going to chill. Then work on my game and SCOOP!"
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Hand #12: Alexandre Amiel three-bet all in and Krzysztof Magott called.
The flop came giving Magott two pair. The turn was the and there was momentary confusion over the river, but Magott had made a wheel to eliminate Amiel in second place.
The Frenchman takes home €80,570.
Hand #11: Alexandre Amiel raised to 250,000 and Krzysztof Magott three-bet to 750,000. Amiel called.
The flop came and Magott bet 1,000,000. Amiel folded.
Hand #6: Krzysztof Magott limped and Alexandre Amiel checked. Amiel bet 80,000 on the flop and Magott called.
Amiel bet 250,000 on the turn and Magott folded.
Hand #7: Magott folded to a raise from Amiel.
Hand #8: In a limped pot, the duo checked down a board and Magott won with for two pair.
Hand #9: In a limped pot Magott bet 100,000 on the flop and Amiel called. Magott bet 250,000 on the turn and Amiel folded.
Hand #10: In a limped pot, Amiel check-folded to a bet of 100,000 from Magott on a flop.
Hand #1: Alexander Amiel announced pot, raising to 240,000. Krzysztof Magott called and the pair checked a turn and the river. Magott check-called 200,000 from Amiel on the river and Amiel turned over and won the first pot.
Hand #2: Magott limped and Amiel checked. Amiel bet 80,000 on a flop and Magott folded.
Hand #3: Amiel raised to 240,000 and won the pot.
Hand #4: Magott limped and Amiel checked. Amiel bet 80,000 on the flop and Magott folded.
Hand #5: Magott received a walk.
The two players have taken their seats and play has resumed.
"Good luck man," said Alexandre Amiel.
"Good luck to you," replied Krzysztof Magott.
After 13 hours of play yesterday failed to find a winner, both Krzysztof Magott and Alexander Amiel will return at 2:30pm to play down to a winner in the €5,200 PLO High Roller.
Late last night there was talk of a deal, but those talks broke down. Both wanted to play on, but in accordance with local gaming regulations play was suspended just before 6am.
With both players rescheduling flights in order to finish this one, each will have extra motivation to finish the other off and take home €113,370 in prize money.
Here's how the remaining two players stack up in chips:
|Name||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
Stay tuned to PokerNews for the thrilling to conclusion to this one!