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

Raises and Folds

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

With ten hands done in the new level, the chips have been going back and forth with several raises and folds. This is how their chip counts are now:

Jason Koon us
Jason Koon
us 9,858,055 85,000
Shankar "Saquon" Pillai us
Shankar "Saquon" Pillai
us 8,512,510 1,715,000
Aleksejs Ponakovs lv
Aleksejs Ponakovs
lv 5,800,201 -715,000
Chris Hunichen us
Chris Hunichen
us 5,025,274 900,000
Brunno Botteon br
Brunno Botteon
br 3,260,027 -490,000
Christian Rudolph de
Christian Rudolph
de 3,189,188 -1,755,000
Aram "Pusha T" Zobian us
Aram "Pusha T" Zobian
us 2,884,190 -130,000
Paulius "ChickenBBQ" Plausinaitis LT
Paulius "ChickenBBQ" Plausinaitis
LT 2,170,555 390,000
Niveau:
38
Blinds:
125,000/250,000
Ante:
30,000

Aliaksei "BladeRunner1" Boika Eliminated in 9th Place ($154,416)

poolshir • Niveau 37: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante
Boika Busts in 9th for $154,416
Boika Busts in 9th for $154,416

Shankar "Saquon" Pillai raised to 400,000 from the button and Aliaksei "BladeRunner1" Boika three-bet shoved from the big blind for 2,172,276 which Pillai called with the bigger stack.

Aliaksei "BladeRunner1" Boika: {a-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}
Shankar "Saquon" Pillai: {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}

The flop came {10-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} for Pillai to hit top pair.

The turn was the {5-Clubs} for Boika to hit a pair too for a glimmer of hope but the river completed the board with the {9-Spades} for Boika to bust in ninth place for $154,416.

Jason Koon us
Jason Koon
us 9,773,055 1,300,000
Shankar "Saquon" Pillai us
Shankar "Saquon" Pillai
us 6,797,510 1,647,276
Aleksejs Ponakovs lv
Aleksejs Ponakovs
lv 6,515,201 -275,000
Christian Rudolph de
Christian Rudolph
de 4,944,188 25,000
Chris Hunichen us
Chris Hunichen
us 4,125,274 -900,000
Brunno Botteon br
Brunno Botteon
br 3,750,027 1,575,000
Aram "Pusha T" Zobian us
Aram "Pusha T" Zobian
us 3,014,190 -500,000
Paulius "ChickenBBQ" Plausinaitis LT
Paulius "ChickenBBQ" Plausinaitis
LT 1,780,555 -500,000
Aliaksei "BladeRunner1" Boika by
Aliaksei "BladeRunner1" Boika
by Eliminé

Ponakovs Picks Up Another Pot

poolshir • Niveau 37: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante

Jason Koon raised to 400,000 from the button and Aleksejs Ponakovs defended his big blind.

The flop came {k-Hearts}{9-Spades}{a-Spades}, Ponakovs check-called the 281,250 continuation-bet of Koon.

They both checked through the {8-Spades} on the turn to the {q-Spades} on the river. Ponakovs checked again. Koon bet 675,000 to then fold when Konapovs raised t 1,747,555.

Jason Koon us
Jason Koon
us 8,473,055 -1,381,250
Aleksejs Ponakovs lv
Aleksejs Ponakovs
lv 6,790,201 1,656,250
Shankar "Saquon" Pillai us
Shankar "Saquon" Pillai
us 5,150,234 -25,000
Chris Hunichen us
Chris Hunichen
us 5,025,274 -25,000
Christian Rudolph de
Christian Rudolph
de 4,919,188 -25,000
Aram "Pusha T" Zobian us
Aram "Pusha T" Zobian
us 3,514,190 -25,000
Aliaksei "BladeRunner1" Boika by
Aliaksei "BladeRunner1" Boika
by 2,372,276 -125,000
Paulius "ChickenBBQ" Plausinaitis LT
Paulius "ChickenBBQ" Plausinaitis
LT 2,280,555 -25,000
Brunno Botteon br
Brunno Botteon
br 2,175,027 -25,000

Ponakovs Check-Raises

poolshir • Niveau 37: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante

Aleksejs Ponakovs raised to 400,000 from under the gun and was called by Shankar "Saquon" Pillai on the button while the rest folded.

The flop came {5-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{5-Clubs}, Ponakovs initially checked but then raised to 1,000,000 when Pillai bet 400,000 which was enough to pick up the pot.

Jason Koon us
Jason Koon
us 9,854,305 1,075,000
Shankar "Saquon" Pillai us
Shankar "Saquon" Pillai
us 5,175,234 -1,300,000
Aleksejs Ponakovs lv
Aleksejs Ponakovs
lv 5,133,951 1,025,000
Chris Hunichen us
Chris Hunichen
us 5,050,274 550,000
Christian Rudolph de
Christian Rudolph
de 4,944,188 -500,000
Aram "Pusha T" Zobian us
Aram "Pusha T" Zobian
us 3,539,190 -500,000
Aliaksei "BladeRunner1" Boika by
Aliaksei "BladeRunner1" Boika
by 2,497,276 -400,000
Paulius "ChickenBBQ" Plausinaitis LT
Paulius "ChickenBBQ" Plausinaitis
LT 2,305,555 -500,000
Brunno Botteon br
Brunno Botteon
br 2,200,027 550,000

Koon Increases Chip Lead

poolshir • Niveau 37: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante
Zobian vs Koon
Zobian vs Koon

Aram "Pusha T" Zobian raised to 440,000 from the middle position and was called by Jason Koon on the button while the rest folded.

The flop came {a-Clubs}{4-Spades}{7-Hearts}, Zobian check-called the 351,250 bet of Koon.

They both checked through the {k-Spades} on the turn to the {8-Spades} on the river. Zobian checked for the last time. Koon barreled a bet of 2,696,750 over the line for Zobian to dive into the tank but fold in the end.

Jason Koon us
Jason Koon
us 8,779,305 916,250
Shankar "Saquon" Pillai us
Shankar "Saquon" Pillai
us 6,475,234 -400,000
Christian Rudolph de
Christian Rudolph
de 5,444,188 -100,000
Chris Hunichen us
Chris Hunichen
us 4,500,274 325,000
Aleksejs Ponakovs lv
Aleksejs Ponakovs
lv 4,108,951 225,000
Aram "Pusha T" Zobian us
Aram "Pusha T" Zobian
us 4,039,190 -366,250
Aliaksei "BladeRunner1" Boika by
Aliaksei "BladeRunner1" Boika
by 2,897,276 -400,000
Paulius "ChickenBBQ" Plausinaitis LT
Paulius "ChickenBBQ" Plausinaitis
LT 2,805,555 -100,000
Brunno Botteon br
Brunno Botteon
br 1,650,027 -100,000

Seats Switched, Final Table Started

poolshir • Niveau 37: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante

The players got an option to switch seats before the start play and have done so. Play has resumed now and this is how they are seated:

Event #70 Final Table
Event #70 Final Table
Niveau:
37
Blinds:
100,000/200,000
Ante:
25,000

Who Will Win the POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP Today?

poolshir
Shankar Pillai
Shankar Pillai

At 6 p.m. UTC, the final table of Event #70: $25,000 NLH POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP will continue play until a new champion has been crowned. With the lion-share of the $10,000,000 prize pool still left to be divvied up and not the deepest final table of all, the action will be hot and heavy from the start.

Jason Koon comes back to the final table with the chip lead of 7,863,055 in chips after the tournament attracted 407 entries on the first day of play. Koon is joined on the final table by Shankar "Saquon" Pillai, Christian Rudolph, Aram "Pusha T" Zobian, Chris Hunichen, Aleksejs Ponakovs, Aliaksei "BladeRunner1" Boika, Paulis "ChickenBBQ" Plausinaitis, and Brunno Botteon.

The Final Nine Players and their Stacks

RankPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Jason KoonUnited States7,863,05539
2Shankar "Saquon" PillaiUnited States6,875,23434
3Christian RudolphGermany5,544,18828
4Aram "Pusha T" ZobianUnited States4,405,44022
5Chris HunichenUnited States4,175,27421
6Aleksejs PonakovsLatvia3,883,95119
7Aliaksei "BladeRunner1" BoikaBelarus3,297,27616
8Paulius "ChickenBBQ" PlausinaitisLithuania2,905,55515
9Brunno BotteonBrazil1,750,0279

All players have already secured $154,416 but will all have their sights set on the biggest prize of the GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events to date of $1,800,290. With the first pay jump worth more than two buy-ins, every ladder will be of significance to anyone.

This is what they are all still competing for:

PlacePrize
1$1,800,290
2$1,332,097
3$979,138
4$719,700
5$529,005
6$388,837
7$285,808
8$210,079
9$154,416

When play resumes, they will start with Level 37 which features a small blind of 100,000, a big blind of 200,000, and a running ante of 25,000. The blinds will increase after every 30 hands.

PokerNews will be right here for the final table action so make sure to follow along to see who will take this tournament down and add the coveted WSOP bracelet to their collection in addition to the first-place prize that comes with it.

Event #70: $25,000 NLH POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP, $10M GTD
Jour 2 a débuté