Event #1: €2,680 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em

The Final Three Tables

• Nivel 16: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante
1Anton Wigg
2Benjamin Pollak
3Adrien Allain
4Azusa Maeda
5Alessandro Speranza
6Mark Radoja
1Phil Hellmuth
2Bruno Benveniste
3Marton Czuczor
4Marvin Rettenmaier
5David Benyamine
6Robert Finlay
1Matan Krakow
2Guillaume Humbert
3Johan Sundell
4Casey Kastle
5Freddy Deeb
6Alexander Salabaschew

Down to Three Tables, Ozhenilok Busts

Anatolii Ozhenilok was caught in the battles between Wigg and Hellmuth for a long time but after moving to a new table he got quickly eliminated. Ozhenilok shoved all-in pre flop for his remaining 18,500 chips and got called by Casey Kastle who was in the big blind.

Casey Kastle{A-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}
Anatolii Ozhenilok{Q-Clubs}{8-Hearts}

The board ran out {A-Spades}{J-Hearts}{8-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{J-Spades} giving Kastle a pair of aces and the knock out. There will be a redraw now after which we will continue playing with just three tables.

Anatolii Ozhenilok ru
Anatolii Ozhenilok
ru Eliminat

Taguri: Casey KastleAnatolii Ozhenliok

No Comeback for Jetten

Peter Jetten had some crazy swings today but in the end he ended up on the wrong side of things. Jetten got his stack all the way up to 83,000 when he got it all-in pre flop against Johan Sundell.

Peter Jetten{6-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}
Johan Sundell{J-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}

The board ran out {7-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{J-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} and that's it for Jetten who finishes in 20th. The Canadien takes home €7.560 for his efforts.

Peter Jetten ca
Peter Jetten
ca Eliminat

Taguri: Johan SundellPeter Jetten

Level 16 Chip Counts

Level 16 Chip Counts

Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 250,000 60,000
Anton Wigg se
Anton Wigg
se 245,000 -5,000
Guillaume Humbert
Guillaume Humbert
245,000 19,000
Alexander Salabaschew
Alexander Salabaschew
208,000 -80,000
Benjamin Pollak fr
Benjamin Pollak
fr 200,000 -50,000
Bruno Benveniste fr
Bruno Benveniste
fr 168,000 20,000
Freddy Deeb lb
Freddy Deeb
lb 165,000 55,000
Mark Radoja ca
Mark Radoja
ca 150,000 77,000
Johan Sundell
Johan Sundell
130,000 18,000
Alessandro Speranza it
Alessandro Speranza
it 120,000 -10,000
Casey Kastle si
Casey Kastle
si 100,000 -6,000
Marvin Rettenmaier de
Marvin Rettenmaier
de 99,000 -21,000
Matan Krakow il
Matan Krakow
il 93,000 4,000
David Benyamine fr
David Benyamine
fr 93,000 -7,000
Roy Finlay
Roy Finlay
92,000 40,000
Brian Powell us
Brian Powell
us 89,000 3,000
Adrien Allain fr
Adrien Allain
fr 73,000 7,000
Marton Czuczor hu
Marton Czuczor
hu 65,000
Peter Jetten ca
Peter Jetten
ca 62,000 17,000
Azusa Maeda jp
Azusa Maeda
jp 50,000 -40,000
Anatolii Ozhenilok ru
Anatolii Ozhenilok
ru 25,000 -15,000

The Hellmuth Show Continues

He was quiet for almost two entire days but ever since Benjamin Pollak clashed with him a couple of orbits ago Phil hasn't stopped talking! We joined the action in a big pot with the board showing {9-Spades}{5-Spades}{3-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{8-Spades} and Anton Wigg bet 23,800. Hellmuth gave it some thought before calling and this put Pollak in a very tough spot. After a while Pollak folded his set of treys and Wigg showed {K-Spades}{Q-Spades}. Hellmuth sat motionless for a number of seconds before releasing his cards.

"This guy! He's trying to give me all his chips! He's been bluffing all night long. Come on!" Phil shouted at Wigg who just stacked his chips without replying. "At least the live one is playing pots," Phil added to his rant.

"I'm quite alive indeed," Wigg replied.

The very next hand Wigg raised to 4,800, getting calls from, yet again, Hellmuth and Pollak. The flop brought out {Q-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{3-Clubs} and after Hellmuth had checked, Pollak bet 6,200. Wigg called and so did Hellmuth. The turn was the {3-Diamonds} and within a second Hellmuth threw out 14,000 chips. Pollak folded but Wigg was going nowhere. The river was the {4-Clubs} and Hellmuth verbally announced his 22,000 bet. Wigg snap-folded and Hellmuth instantly showed his {A-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}.

"Of course I have the nuts!" Hellmuth yelled for everyone to hear.

Wigg could only produce a little smirk right before the next hand started. The player to Wigg's right raised to 5,000 and within seconds the Swede released a 11,700 size three-bet.

"How much is it?" Hellmuth asked, and affter getting confirmation he called. The initial raiser folded so Wigg and Hellmuth clashed for the third consecutive hand. The flop brought out {K-Spades}{5-Clubs}{4-Hearts} and Hellmuth check-folded to Wigg's 8,700 bet. "Floor!" Hellmuth shouted to keep his show going before releasing his hand. "When are you gonna break this table?" the 11-time bracelet winner asked. The floor explained that this was going to be one of the two final tables and Hellmuth responded with, "Good. I've made some plans. My style is great. It's just great". Hellmuth showed his {A-Spades}{Q-Hearts} and Wigg tabled his {J-Clubs}{J-Spades} proving he actually had a hand. "You won a flip, so what?" Hellmuth added leaving Wigg with a smile on his face.

We will make sure we follow all of this banter, action and Hellmuth antics for the remainder of the day because the fireworks between Wigg, Pollak and the self proclaimed best player in the world seem to be far from over.

Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 190,000 -20,000
Anton Wigg se
Anton Wigg
se 180,000 -70,000

Taguri: Anton WiggBenjamin PollakPhil Hellmuth

Pollak Winds Up Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth has started.
Phil Hellmuth has started.

The last time Phil Hellmuth tangled with Benjamin Pollak in the blind battle he came out of the encounter with a bloody nose after being forced to lay down the four-bet. Unfortunately, for the big man, he has just tried to have another go at the Frenchman and once again ended up a little worse for wear!

The action folded around to Hellmuth who decided to raise to 4,900 and Benjamin Pollak made the call. The flop of {Q-Diamonds} {8-Clubs} {4-Diamonds} was checked through and we saw the {10-Spades} on the turn. Hellmuth made a very confident looking 9,000 bet and Pollak made the call. The river was the {K-Hearts} and Hellmuth checked to Pollak who bet 18,500 and then the fun started. Hellmuth started talking to himself and was visibly angry. Then he moved from talking to himself to talking to Pollak.

"You wanna mess with me? Well the deck had better save you."

"I knew I was going to get you after the last hand."

"I am 100% going to bust you."

"OK its OK you can show the bluff."

Were the main sentences that came out of Hellmuth;s mouth and landed on my note pad. He folded his hand and Pollak waved the nine-high bluff at Hellmuth and hauled in the pot. Hellmuth started again.

"You called a 9k bet with nine high. This is not poker!"

"You guys play so bad against me. 9K with nine high!"

Then after speaking to himself and then Pollak he decided to speak to anyone else who would listen to him.

"Freddy, Freddy (Deeb) they have got me talking to myself now!"

Benjamin Pollak fr
Benjamin Pollak
fr 250,000 67,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 210,000 -40,000

Taguri: Phil HellmuthBenjamin Pollak

Robert Finlay Squeezes a Shove Through

Anton Wigg raised under the gun making it 5,000 and there were two cold-callers (Phil Hellmuth and Benjamin Pollak) before Robert Finlay moved all-in for 31,300. Wigg snap-folded, Hellmuth asked for a count before also folding but Pollak took a little while longer but also eventually folded. Finlay showed the table pocket fives.

"Wow! Looks like we all made bad folds," Said Wigg.

Roy Finlay
Roy Finlay
52,000 17,000

Taguri: Robert Finlay

"Back in the Hunt!"

Those were the words coming from Peter Jetten's mouth after he just tripled up against Sundell and Deeb. From the under the gun position Jetten's shoved for 14,400 and Sundell called from the cut-off. Deen was sitting in the big blind and thought for a while before he called as well.

The flop came down {5-Spades}{7-Clubs}{3-Hearts} and both players checked with Jetten staring into the distance. The turn was the {A-Diamonds} and Sundell repositioned himself before betting 8,000. Deeb folded his cards and we got to see the following showdown.

Peter Jetten{A-Spades}{Q-Spades}
Johan Sundell{A-Hearts}{10-Spades}

The river was the {J-Spades} and Jetten tripled up to 45,000 chips.

Johan Sundell
Johan Sundell
112,000 25,000
Freddy Deeb lb
Freddy Deeb
lb 110,000 -20,000
Peter Jetten ca
Peter Jetten
ca 45,000 31,000

Taguri: Peter JettenJohan SundellFreddy Deeb