Event #70: $25,000 NLH POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP, $10M GTD
Jours
12

Event Info

Buy-in $25,000
Prize Pool $10,000,000
Players 407

Info Niveau

Niveau 42
Blinds 250,000 / 500,000
Ante 60,000

Info Joueurs - Jour 2

Joueurs Survivants 1
Entrants 9

Highlights

Highlights

Rudolph Flops to Higher Pair

poolshir • Niveau 39: 150,000-300,000, 40,000 ante

Aleksejs Ponakovs completed his small blind and Christian Rudolph opted to check his big blind.

The flop came {5-Hearts}{6-Spades}{k-Clubs}, Ponakovs bet 380,000 and Rudolph called.

The turn was the {3-Hearts} and Ponakovs slowed down by checking. Rudolph took over the initiative and led out for 870,000 which Ponakovs called.

The river completed the board with the {10-Spades} and both players checked. Ponakovs tabled {a-Spades}{6-Clubs} for the pair of sixes but Rudolph held {k-Spades}{4-Clubs} for top pair and the pot.

Christian Rudolph de
Christian Rudolph
de 18,506,741 1,290,000
Chris Hunichen us
Chris Hunichen
us 10,290,548 90,000
Aleksejs Ponakovs lv
Aleksejs Ponakovs
lv 6,540,201 -460,000
Shankar "Saquon" Pillai us
Shankar "Saquon" Pillai
us 5,362,510 -920,000

Another One for Ponakovs

poolshir • Niveau 39: 150,000-300,000, 40,000 ante

Chris Hunichen raised to 600,000 from the button and was called by Aleksejs Ponakovs in the big blind.

The flop came {5-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{7-Hearts}, Ponakovs check-called the 900,000 continuation-bet of Hunichen.

They both checked through the {9-Diamonds} on the turn and the {k-Diamonds} on the river. Hunichen tabled {10-Clubs}{9-Spades} for Ponakovs to scoop the pot with {k-Spades}{6-Diamonds} for trip kings.

Christian Rudolph de
Christian Rudolph
de 17,436,741 -40,000
Chris Hunichen us
Chris Hunichen
us 9,670,548 -1,540,000
Aleksejs Ponakovs lv
Aleksejs Ponakovs
lv 7,230,201 1,770,000
Shankar "Saquon" Pillai us
Shankar "Saquon" Pillai
us 6,362,510 -190,000

Aram "Pusha T" Zobian Eliminated in 5th Place ($529,005)

poolshir • Niveau 39: 150,000-300,000, 40,000 ante
Zobian Busts in 5th for $529,005)
Zobian Busts in 5th for $529,005)

Christian Rudolph raised to 600,000 from the button and Aram "Pusha T" Zobian three-bet shoved from the small blind for 3,239,745 which Rudolph called.

Aram "Pusha T" Zobian: {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}
Christian Rudolph: {9-Spades}{9-Clubs}

The flop came {8-Spades}{k-Hearts}{6-Spades} to keep Rudolph ahead.

The turn was the {4-Spades} for Zobian to pick up the flush draw but the river completed the board with the {9-Hearts} for Rudolph to improve his hand to a set to bust Zobian in fifth place for $529,005).

Christian Rudolph de
Christian Rudolph
de 17,476,741 3,819,745
Chris Hunichen us
Chris Hunichen
us 11,210,548 530,000
Shankar "Saquon" Pillai us
Shankar "Saquon" Pillai
us 6,552,510 -120,000
Aleksejs Ponakovs lv
Aleksejs Ponakovs
lv 5,460,201 -270,000
Aram "Pusha T" Zobian us
Aram "Pusha T" Zobian
us Eliminé

Higher Kicker for Ponakovs

poolshir • Niveau 39: 150,000-300,000, 40,000 ante

Shankar "Saquon" Pillai completed his small blind and Aleksejs Ponakovs opted to check his big blind.

The flop came {10-Hearts}{4-Spades}{9-Spades}, Pillai bet 300,000 which Ponakovs called.

The turn was the {7-Clubs} and Pilla bet 750,000 this time and was called again.

The river completed the board with the {7-Spades} and both players checked. Pillai tabled {6-Hearts}{5-Clubs} for the missed straight draw for Ponakovs to pick up the pot with {q-Spades}{8-Clubs} for the higher kicker.

Christian Rudolph de
Christian Rudolph
de 13,656,996 1,140,001
Chris Hunichen us
Chris Hunichen
us 10,680,548 -510,000
Shankar "Saquon" Pillai us
Shankar "Saquon" Pillai
us 6,672,510 -1,060,000
Aleksejs Ponakovs lv
Aleksejs Ponakovs
lv 5,730,201 790,000
Aram "Pusha T" Zobian us
Aram "Pusha T" Zobian
us 3,959,745 -360,000
Niveau:
39
Blinds:
150,000/300,000
Ante:
40,000

Brunno Botteon Eliminated in 6th Place ($388,837)

poolshir • Niveau 38: 125,000-250,000, 30,000 ante
Botteon Busts in 6th for $388,837
Botteon Busts in 6th for $388,837

Christian Rudolph raised from the small blind to put Brunno Botteon all-in in the big blind who called for the 2,830,027 he had behind.

Brunno Botteon: {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}
Christian Rudolph: {a-Clubs}{8-Clubs}

The flop came {6-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{9-Hearts} for Rudolph to pick up the gutshot to a straight.

The turn was the {7-Spades} for Rudolph to hit the straight indeed for another {7-Clubs} to come on the river to bust Botteon in sixth place for $388,837.

Christian Rudolph de
Christian Rudolph
de 12,516,995 3,755,026
Chris Hunichen us
Chris Hunichen
us 11,190,548 620,000
Shankar "Saquon" Pillai us
Shankar "Saquon" Pillai
us 7,732,510 -865,000
Aleksejs Ponakovs lv
Aleksejs Ponakovs
lv 4,940,201 -185,000
Aram "Pusha T" Zobian us
Aram "Pusha T" Zobian
us 4,319,745 -740,000
Brunno Botteon br
Brunno Botteon
br Eliminé

Jason Koon Eliminated in 7th Place ($285,808)

poolshir • Niveau 38: 125,000-250,000, 30,000 ante
Koon Busts in 7th for $285,808
Koon Busts in 7th for $285,808

Christian Rudolph raised to 1,750,000 from the middle position and Jason Koon shoved from the big blind for 4,182,781 which Rudolph called.

Jason Koon: {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}
Christian Rudolph: {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}

The board ran out {7-Spades}{j-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{k-Clubs} for Rudolph to flop top pair and improve to two pair on the turn to bust Koon, the Day 1 chip leader in seventh place for $285,808.

Chris Hunichen us
Chris Hunichen
us 10,570,548 -185,000
Christian Rudolph de
Christian Rudolph
de 8,761,969 4,457,781
Shankar "Saquon" Pillai us
Shankar "Saquon" Pillai
us 8,597,510 700,000
Aleksejs Ponakovs lv
Aleksejs Ponakovs
lv 5,125,201 -60,000
Aram "Pusha T" Zobian us
Aram "Pusha T" Zobian
us 5,059,745 -610,000
Brunno Botteon br
Brunno Botteon
br 2,585,027 -60,000
Jason Koon us
Jason Koon
us Eliminé

Paulius "ChickenBBQ" Plausinaitis Eliminated in 8th Place ($210,079)

poolshir • Niveau 38: 125,000-250,000, 30,000 ante
Plausinaitis Busts in 8th for $210,079
Plausinaitis Busts in 8th for $210,079

Aram "Pusha T" Zobian shoved from the small blind for Paulius "ChickenBBQ" Plausinaitis to call in the big blind for the 2,170,555 he had left.

Paulius "ChickenBBQ" Plausinaitis: {k-Clubs}{9-Clubs}
Aram "Pusha T" Zobian: {10-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}

The board ran out {10-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} for Zobian to flop the air of tens to bust Plausinaitis in eighth place for $210,079.

Chris Hunichen us
Chris Hunichen
us 10,755,548 -90,000
Shankar "Saquon" Pillai us
Shankar "Saquon" Pillai
us 7,897,510 -90,000
Aram "Pusha T" Zobian us
Aram "Pusha T" Zobian
us 5,669,745 2,320,555
Aleksejs Ponakovs lv
Aleksejs Ponakovs
lv 5,185,201 -90,000
Christian Rudolph de
Christian Rudolph
de 4,304,188 400,000
Jason Koon us
Jason Koon
us 4,242,781 525,000
Brunno Botteon br
Brunno Botteon
br 2,645,027 -465,000
Paulius "ChickenBBQ" Plausinaitis LT
Paulius "ChickenBBQ" Plausinaitis
LT Eliminé

Hunichen Doubles Through Koon for Chip Lead

poolshir • Niveau 38: 125,000-250,000, 30,000 ante
Koon vs Hunichen
Koon vs Hunichen

Chris Hunichen raised to 500,000 from the hijack and Jason Koon three-bet shoved from the button. The blinds quickly folded but Hunichen called for the remaining 4,615,274.

Chris Hunichen: {q-Spades}{q-Hearts}
Jason Koon: {a-Diamonds}{j-Spades}

The flop came {10-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} for Hunichen to stay ahead and pick up the open-ended straight draw but Koon flopped a lower pair and picked up the gutshot to a straight.

The turn was the {4-Clubs} which didn't change things and neither did the {6-Clubs} on the river for Hunichen to double up to the chip lead.

Chris Hunichen us
Chris Hunichen
us 10,845,548 5,820,274
Shankar "Saquon" Pillai us
Shankar "Saquon" Pillai
us 7,987,510 -525,000
Aleksejs Ponakovs lv
Aleksejs Ponakovs
lv 5,275,201 -525,000
Christian Rudolph de
Christian Rudolph
de 3,904,188 715,000
Jason Koon us
Jason Koon
us 3,717,781 -6,140,274
Aram "Pusha T" Zobian us
Aram "Pusha T" Zobian
us 3,349,190 465,000
Brunno Botteon br
Brunno Botteon
br 3,110,027 -150,000
Paulius "ChickenBBQ" Plausinaitis LT
Paulius "ChickenBBQ" Plausinaitis
LT 2,510,555 340,000