Tournois Live 2
Event #62: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed - $888,888 Guaranteed 1st Place
Jours

Event Info

Buy-in $888
Players 8,598

Info Niveau

Niveau 41
Blinds 500,000 / 1,000,000
Ante 150,000

Highlights

Highlights

Niveau:
40
Blinds:
400,000/800,000
Ante:
100,000

Hands #164-169: More for Hall

Valerie.Cross • Niveau 39: 300,000-600,000, 100,000 ante
Galen Hall
Galen Hall

Hand #164: Eduards Kudrjavcevs raised to 2.1 million in the small blind and Galen Hall called. The flop came {10-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{7-Clubs} and Kudrjavcevs checked. Hall checked back and the turn was the {6-Hearts}.

Kudrjavcevs checked and Hall bet and Kudrjavcevs folded, and the pot went to Hall.

Hand #165: Hall raised to 1.6 million in the small blind and Niels Herregodts folded in the big blind.

Hand #166: Hall made it 1.2 million on the button and Kudrjavcevs defended his big blind. On the {6-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{4-Spades} flop, Kudrjavcevs checked and Hall bet 1.8 million. Kudrjavcevs folded and Hall took another pot.

Hand #167: Hall got a walk.

Hand #168: Herregodts got a walk in his big blind.

Hand #169: Hall raised to 1,200,000 on the button. Kudrjavcevs called from the big blind. The flop was {4-Spades}{3-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} and was checked through to the {8-Diamonds} turn. Kudrjavcevs bet 1,300,000. Hall called. The {5-Spades} river completed the board.

Kudrjavcevs checked, Hall moved all in for 11,200,000 and Kudrjavcevs tank-folded.

Galen Hall us
Galen Hall
us 31,800,000 4,900,000
Niels Herregodts be
Niels Herregodts
be 23,400,000 -800,000
Eduards Kudrjavcevs lv
Eduards Kudrjavcevs
lv 13,800,000 -4,100,000

Tags: Eduards KudrjavcevsGalen HallNiels Herregodts

Hand #159-163: Raises and Folds

SandraBarbour • Niveau 39: 300,000-600,000, 100,000 ante

Hand #159: Galen Hall limped from the small blind. Niels Herregodts, in the big blind checked. The flop was {10-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds} and was checked around to the {q-Diamonds} turn. Hall fired 900,000. Herregodts called. The river came the {k-Diamonds} and was checked around. Hall won the pot.

Hand #160: Herregodts opened to 2,100,000 from the small blind. Kudrjavcevs folded from the big blind.

Hand #161: Hall got a walk.

Hand #162: Hall limped from the small blind. Herregodts raised to 1,800,000 from the big blind. Hall folded.

Hand #163: Hall opened to 1,200,000 on the button. Herregodts called from the small blind. The flop came {6-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}. Herrgodts checked. Hall bet 1,200,000. Herregodts called. The turn brought the {k-Diamonds} and was checked around to the {5-Clubs} river. Herregodts fired 2,500,000. Hall folded.

Galen Hall us
Galen Hall
us 26,900,000 -1,100,000
Niels Herregodts be
Niels Herregodts
be 24,200,000 3,100,000
Eduards Kudrjavcevs lv
Eduards Kudrjavcevs
lv 17,900,000 -2,000,000

Tags: Eduards KudrjavcevsGalen HallNiels Herregodts

Hands #154-158: Herregodts Check-Raises

KaleGozer • Niveau 39: 300,000-600,000, 100,000 ante

Hand #154: Galen Hall raised to 1,200,000 from the button, and Eduards Kudrjavcevs called. Action checked around on the {3-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{A-Diamonds} flop, but on the {A-Spades} turn Hall fired out a bet of 1,500,000 after action checked to him. Kudrjavcevs released his hand, which the stream later revealed to be {Q-Clubs}{7-Clubs} while Hall's hand was not recorded.

Hand #155: Niels Herregodts raised to 1,480,000 on the button, Eduards Kudrjavcevs three-bet to 4,600,000 out of the small blind and the other players folded.

Hand #156: Eduard Kudrjavcevs raised to 1,200,000 on the button and both Hall and Herregodts called. The flop was {A-Spades}{6-Spades}{8-Hearts} and Kudrjavcevs followed up with 1,300,000. Hall folded, Herregodts check-raised to 3,800,000 and Kudrjavcevs folded.

Hand #157: Hall folded the button, Herregodts raised to 2,100,000 in the small blind and Kudrjavcevs folded the big blind.

Hand #158: Hall got a walk.

Galen Hall us
Galen Hall
us 28,000,000 100,000
Niels Herregodts be
Niels Herregodts
be 21,100,000 2,600,000
Eduards Kudrjavcevs lv
Eduards Kudrjavcevs
lv 19,900,000 -2,700,000

Tags: Eduards KudrjavcevsGalen HallNiels Herregodts

Hand #149-153: Kudrjavcevs Chipping Up

SandraBarbour • Niveau 39: 300,000-600,000, 100,000 ante

Hand #149: Niels Herregodts opened to 1,450,000 on the button. Galen Hall, in the big blind, three-bet to 4,600,000. Herregodts four-bet shoved for 18,800,000. Hall gave up his hand.

Hand #150: Kudrjavcevs raised to 1,200,000 on the button. Herregodts called from the big blind.

A flop reading {7-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} was dealt and checked around to the {2-Spades} turn. Herregodts checked again. Kudrjavcevs bet 1,000,000. Herregodts called. The river brought the {7-Spades}. Herregodts checked. Kudrjavcevs continued for 2,100,000. Herregodts went deep into the tank before giving up his hand.

Hand #151: Hall opened to 1,200,000 on the button. Everyone folded.

Hand #152: Herregodts raised to 1,480,000 on the button. Kudrjavcevs three-bet shoved for 17,600,000. from the small blind. Herregodts folded.

Hand #153: Kudrjavcevs raised to 1,200,000 from the button. Hall called from the small blind, along with Herregodts in the big blind.

The flop was {7-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{6-Hearts}. Hall and Herregodts checked. Kudrjavcevs fired 1,300,000. Hall and Herregodts folded.

Galen Hall us
Galen Hall
us 27,900,000 -6,000,000
Eduards Kudrjavcevs lv
Eduards Kudrjavcevs
lv 22,600,000 6,500,000
Niels Herregodts be
Niels Herregodts
be 18,500,000 -400,000

Tags: Eduards KudrjavcevsGalen HallNiels Herregodts

Hands #144-148: Kudrjavcevs Shoves

KaleGozer • Niveau 39: 300,000-600,000, 100,000 ante

Hand #144: Galen Hall completed the small blind and Niels Herregodts checked his option. Both players checked the {6-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} flop. On the {5-Diamonds} turn, Hall bet 900,000 and Herregodts called.

The river was the {2-Spades} and went check/check. Hall showed the winner with {4-Diamonds}{4-Spades} and Herregodts mucked.

Hand #145: Hall limped in on the button, Herregodts folded, Eduards Kudrjavcevs moved all in for an 18,100,000 from the big blind and Hall folded.

Hand #146: Hall got a walk.

Hand #147: Herregodts got a walk.

Hand #148: Hall raised to 1,200,000 on the button, Herregodts called from the small blind and Kudrjavcevs called as well. The {8-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{4-Hearts} flop got checked to Hall, who bet 1,400,000. Herregodts folded and Kudrjavcevs called.

Kudrjavcevs checked the {8-Clubs} turn to Hall, who fired another shell worth 1,900,000. Kudrjavcevs gave it some thought before folding, and Hall, cheered on by Vanessa Selbst on the rail, raked in the pot.

Galen Hall us
Galen Hall
us 33,900,000 5,100,000
Niels Herregodts be
Niels Herregodts
be 18,900,000 -2,900,000
Eduards Kudrjavcevs lv
Eduards Kudrjavcevs
lv 16,100,000 -2,200,000

Tags: Eduards KudrjavcevsGalen HallNiels Herregodts

Hands #139-143: Early Exchanges

SandraBarbour • Niveau 39: 300,000-600,000, 100,000 ante

Hand #139: Galen Hall opened to 1,200,000 from the button. Niels Herregodts, in the small blind folded. Eduards Kudrjavcevs called.

The flop came {j-Spades}{7-Clubs}{j-Clubs}. Kudrjavcevs checked. Hall bet 1,100,000. Kudrjavcevs folded.

Hand #140: Hall got a walk.

Hand #141: Kudrjavcevs, on the button, raised to 1,200,000. Herregodts called from the big blind.

A flop reading {6-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} was dealt and checked through to the {k-Spades} turn. Herregdots checked. Kudrjavcevs bet 1,100,000. Herregodts folded.

Hand #142: Herregdots raised to 2,100,000 from the small blind. Kudrjavcevs, three-bet shoved for 16,300,000. Herregodts gave up his hand.

Hand #143: Herregodts raised to 1,450,000 on the button. Hall called from the big blind. The dealer spread a flop of {j-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{3-Spades} that was checked around to the {7-Spades} turn and to the {5-Diamonds} river. Hall bet 1,500,000. Herregodts called. Herregodts showed {k-Clubs}{3-Clubs} and Hall showed {q-Clubs}{4-Clubs} before mucking his hand.

Galen Hall us
Galen Hall
us 28,800,000 -1,300,000
Niels Herregodts be
Niels Herregodts
be 21,800,000 -2,950,000
Eduards Kudrjavcevs lv
Eduards Kudrjavcevs
lv 18,300,000 1,900,000

Tags: Eduards KudrjavcevsGalen HallNiels Herregodts

Niveau:
39
Blinds:
300,000/600,000
Ante:
100,000

Cards in the Air

KaleGozer

After a small delay, cards are in the air for the final three players of Event #62: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed. The event will be live streamed on Twitch with holecards up and on a security delay of one hour.

Who Will Win $888,888 in Event #62: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed

KaleGozer
Can Recently Married Man Niels Herregodts Win the Crazy Eights?
Can Recently Married Man Niels Herregodts Win the Crazy Eights?

After a one-day hiatus, Event #62: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed will come to its conclusion at 2 p.m. local time to decide who will win the coveted bracelet and the appropriate first place prize of $888,888. This event began back on Saturday, June 30, and four starting days brought together a field of 8,598 hopefuls.

After three full days, there's just three of them still standing as cards will go into the air 90 minutes from now: Galen Hall (30,100,000), Niels Herregodts (24,750,000) and Eduards Kudrjavcevs (16,400,000). Each of them is already guaranteed a massive $355,888 for their accomplishment, but the $888,888 reward looms on the horizon.

The Final Three

RoomTableSeatPlayer NameCountryChip Count
Brasilia11Galen HallUnited States30,100,000
Brasilia12Niels HerregodtsBelgium24,750,000
Brasilia13Eduards KudrjavcevsLatvia16,400,000

Hall is the most recognizable name going into the final three, and he commands the chip lead as well. Hall already has over $4 million dollar in lifetime winnings, including a massive $2.3 million score at the Bahama's in 2011.

Hall will begin with 30,100,000 in chips, around ten big blinds more than Herregodts (24,750,000). Herregodts, a Belgian who resides in Bulgaria, just got married here in Las Vegas. On Day 1 of the $1,000 Tag Team event, Herregodts and his now wife went to the Little White Chapel to join in holy matrimony. Herregodts has already locked up enough for an amazing honeymoon but will be looking to make this trip one to remember a lifetime.

The short stack belongs to Kudrjavcevs, who will resume Day 4 with 16,400,000 in chips. Kudrjavcevs is an experienced player from Latvia with already over $500,000 in winnings. A second place or better in this event will see him surpass the 1M milestone.

Blinds will resume in Level 39 with a small blind of 300,000, a big blind of 600,000 and a running ante of 60,000. Levels are 60 minutes each and PokerNews will be on the floor with updates of every hand until the winner is crowned.

Final Table Results So Far

PositionPlayerCountryPrize
1  $888,888
2  $476,888
3  $355,888
4Andrey ZaichenkoRussia$266,888
5Alexander KuzminRussia$201,888
6Jeremiah MiesenUnited States$153,888
7Martin StausholmDenmark$117,888
8Philip TomUnited States$90,888

Tags: Eduards KudrjavcevsGalen HallNiels Herregodts