€10,300 High Roller
€10,300 High Roller
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Daher Has Commanding Lead Going Into Final Day of High Roller

[user252447] • Nivel 19: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Albert Daher
Albert Daher

Albert Daher from Lebanon ended the day as the chip leader of the final eight players with a 1,300,000. That is nearly twice as much as his nearest rival Martin Schleich from Germany, who is in second place with 762,000, while Ondrej Vinklarek from the Czech Republic lies in third with 737,000.

After final entrants and re-buys were completed the prize pools was announced and 17 places would be payed. The winner will be taking home a whopping €272,000 with €189,000 for second and €122,000 for third.

Albert Daher went from risk of elimination to winning a massive pot from Losev and after that he never looked back.

The action was fairly frenetic throughout the first few levels of play with players regularly falling by the wayside, including Toby Lewis who busted with a badly timed bluff , Sergio Aido and Dominik Nitsche.

The action slowed down when they reached 18 players and the money bubble. It took an hour and fifty minutes before a huge three-way all-in on the feature table saw one player having a monster stack and another almost being felted. It folded to Dominik Panka on the button who raised to 16,000, Ramin Hajiyev three-bet to 41,000 from the small blind and Michael Tureniec then moved all-in for 301,000 total. Back on Panka he moved all-in for 264,000 and Hajiev called all-in behind for 245,000. Panka had {a-Spades}{a-Hearts} Hajiyev the {k-Clubs}{k-Hearts} Tureniec {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}. The cards ran out {7-Spades}{j-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} and Ramin Hajiyev was the one left empty-handed.

The chip leader at the start of the day, Marton Czuczor, was crippled when he got involved in another a three way all in pot and he was eliminated soon after in 12th place.

The only Team PokerStars Pro to make it through to Day 2 was Alex Kravchenko who fell in 10th place when he shoved {a-Spades}{7-Clubs} from the small blind only to run in to the {k-Diamonds}{k-Spades} of Daher. The cards ran out {6-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{2-Spades} and he went away with €22,800 for his two days of work.

Martin Staszko was unlucky to bubble the final table. He got his chips in with {A-Spades}{a-Clubs} against the {j-Hearts}{j-Clubs} of Kent Lundmark. The cards ran out {k-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{10-Hearts} making a flush for Lundmark who barely covered the stack of the Czech player; Staszko could only end up walking away from the table in a daze.

Play resumes at noon tomorrow CET and it is guaranteed to be a fascinating day. Eight different countries are represented at the final table and they all have impressive track records. Follow the blow by blow reports as your PokerNews Live Reporting Team brings you the action as they fight it out for a prize worth over a quarter of a million Euros and the title of PokerStars.fr EPT Deauville High Roller Champion.

SeatNameChip Count
1Martin Schleich762,000
2Nikolay Losev523,000
3Davidi Kitai733,000
4Adrian Mateos Diaz363,000
5Kent Lundmark665,000
6Dominik Panka672,000
7Albert Daher1,300,000
8Ondrej Vinklarek737,000

Martin Staszko Eliminated in 9th Place (€27,600)

• Nivel 19: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Martin Staszko
Martin Staszko

Martin Staszko opened to 26,000 preflop from early position and the action was passed around to Kent Lundmark on the button. He put in a three-bet to 51,000 and it was folded back to Staszko.

The Czech player thought briefly and then moved all in, Lundmark made a fairly quick call.

Staszko: {A-Spades}{A-Clubs}
Lundmark: {J-Hearts}{J-Clubs}

The flop came {K-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{9-Hearts} and there was no help for the Dane but the {4-Hearts} on the turn gave him a flush draw. Staszko just needed to avoid a jack or a heart and he'd be the recipient of a huge double up. The river was the {10-Hearts} - Lundmark completed his flush and left Staszko thoroughly depressed.

After a countdown, Staszko was clearly shown to have less chips and as a result he bubbled the final table.

Unofficial Final Table Redraw

• Nivel 19: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
SeatNameChip Count
1Martin Schleich760,000
2Martin Staszko320,000
3Nikolay Losev460,000
4Davidi Kitai660,000
5Adrian Mateos Diaz387,000
6Kent Lundmark370,000
7Dominik Panka660,000
8Albert Daher1,300,000
9Ondrej Vinklarek760,000
Albert Daher lb
Albert Daher
lb 1,300,000 -200,000
Martin Schleich de
Martin Schleich
de 760,000 466,000
Ondrej Vinklarek cz
Ondrej Vinklarek
cz 760,000 20,000
Davidi Kitai be
Davidi Kitai
Winamax Team Pro
be 660,000 5,000
Dominik Panka pl
Dominik Panka
pl 660,000 -90,000
Nikolay Losev ru
Nikolay Losev
ru 460,000 292,000
Adrian Mateos Diaz ES
Adrian Mateos Diaz
ES 387,000 -268,000
Kent Lundmark se
Kent Lundmark
se 370,000 -64,000
Martin Staszko cz
Martin Staszko
cz 320,000 80,000

Alex Kravchenko Eliminated in 10th Place (€22,800)

• Nivel 19: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Alex Kravchenko
Alex Kravchenko

It was folded around to Team PokerStars Pro Alex Kravchenko in the small blind who quickly moved all in against Albert Daher but the Lebanese player instantly called.

Kravchenko: {A-Spades}{7-Clubs}
Daher: {K-Diamonds}{K-Spades}

It was bad misfortune for the Russian to run into such a monster and he couldn't find the bullet he needed on the {6-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{2-Spades} board.

Huge Three Way All In

[user252447] • Nivel 19: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Martin Staszko was all in for his last 82,000. Marton Czuczor shoved all in behind and Ondrej Vinklarek went all in as well.

Staszko had {a-Clubs}{10-Clubs}
Czuczor {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}
Vinklarek {k-Hearts}{k-Spades}

The cards fell {q-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{a-Spades}{j-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}. Vinklarek couldn’t believe the flop as it looked like his kings were doomed to the flopped top two of Cuczor. It didn’t look too healthy for Staszko either. When the king hit the river Vinklarek was ecstatic until Staszko said, “I win.” For indeed he hit the straight. Vinklarek more than covered him though and although a side pot was Staszko’s, Vinklarek won heaps and one time chip leader Czuczor was crippled.

Ondrej Vinklarek cz
Ondrej Vinklarek
cz 740,000 540,000
Martin Staszko cz
Martin Staszko
cz 240,000 140,000
Marton Czuczor hu
Marton Czuczor
hu 26,000 -474,000

Taguri: Marton CzuczorMartin StaszkoOndrej Vinklarek

Jon Spinks Eliminated in 13th Place (€20,500)

• Nivel 19: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Jon Spinks
Jon Spinks

A short-stacked Jon Spinks pushed all in from middle position. Davidi Kitai asked for a count then made the call.

Spinks: {J-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}
Kitai: {A-Spades}{J-Hearts}

The board ran out {K-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{K-Spades}{3-Diamonds} - no help for the Englishman and he went out in 13th place.

Davidi Kitai be
Davidi Kitai
Winamax Team Pro
be 655,000 168,000
Jon Spinks gb
Jon Spinks
gb Eliminat