Jack Effel is on the horn right now, introducing the players to the audience and cueing the dealer into action. After wishing them both luck, Effel gave the command.
"Shuffle Up and Deal!"
We're down to just two, a Brit and an American, and they're going to take a quick ten-minute break before commencing the final duel.
Hand #165: Moritz Kranich had the button and raised to 160,000 and it was enough to win the blinds and antes.
Hand #166: Chris Moorman had the button and raised to 175,000 and won the blinds and antes.
Hand #167: Elio Fox had the button and he raised to 160,000, Moritz Kranich was in the small blind and he moved all-in for around 1,600,000. Chris Moorman folded and Fox called and we had a showdown with Kranich at risk of elimination.
Kranich flopped an open ended straight draw and a back draw flush draw but Fox retained his lead.
Still no change.
It was all over for Kranich and he is eliminated in a very respectable 3rd place earning himself €550,000.
Hand #159: After the elimination of Brian Roberts, Chris Moorman had the button and a raise took down the blinds and antes.
Hand #160: There was a dead button behind Chris Moorman. Moorman folded and left the two blinds have a little scrap. Elio Fox raised to 205,000 and Moritz Kranich folded.
Hand #161: Elio Fox had the button and he raised to 160,000 and takes down the blinds and antes.
Hand #162: Moritz Kranich had the button and folded, as did Moorman, and Elio Fox took down the 150,000 hanging around in the middle.
Hand #163: Chris Moorman had the button and folded. Elio Fox raised to 205,000 in the small blind and Moritz Kranich folded the mighty face-up.
Hand #164: Elio Fox was seated on the button, and he peeked at his cards before making a bet of 160,000 and he once again won 150,000.
Hand #153: Elio Fox had the button. It folded to him, and he opened with a raise to win the blinds and antes.
Hand #154: Moritz Kranich had the button. When the table folded around to the blinds, Chris Moorman shoved in on Brian Roberts. No call.
Hand #155: Chris Moorman had the button, and he used it to raise to 175,000 and win this pot too.
Hand #156: Brian Roberts had the button, and we... well, we missed what happend. Raise-and-take, but we couldn't tell who. Apologies.
Hand #157: Elio Fox had the button, and he raised to 160,000. From the big blind, Chris Moorman reraised to 450,000, and Fox slid the call into the pot. The flop came , and Moorman followed up his raise with a bet of 475,000. Four plaques and three red chips. Fox called, very deliberately. The turned, and Moorman checked now. Check-check, and the hit the river, drawing another check from Moorman. Fox took his cue to stab at the pot with 750,000, and Moorman gave it just a cursory look before surrendering.
Hand #158: Moritz Kranich had the button. For the second consecutive orbit, Moorman shoved in when it folded to his small blind. Brian Roberts quickly folded what he said was deuce-three the last time, but this time, he spent a while considering with a half-grin on his face. After about a minute, he made the call for his tournament life. The amount was never announced, but it looked like he had about 800,000 left in front of him when he committed. Cards up, gents:
Roberts found his card on the flop as the dealer spread out to pull him into the lead with two to come. Moorman had one overcard and the gutshot to try and chase down, but the turn was a blank. The river, however, would not be a blank. There was a moment's pause as the cameras caught the emotions of both players, and they were fixed firmly on Roberts as the river ended his day.
Moorman catches his straight on the river, and he's sent Roberts off in fourth place. That's worth a cool €400,000, and it seems to be of some consolation as he conducts some talkative and rather jolly interviews with the production crew behind us.
Hand #148: Brian Roberts had the button. Chris Moorman raised to 175,000 from the cutoff and Elio Fox three-bet to 450,000 from the small blind. Moritz Kranich moved out of the way in the big blind and the decision fell back to Moorman. Moorman moved all-in and Fox quickly folded.
Hand #149: Elio Fox owned the button, but it was Brian Roberts who raised to 160,000 in the cutoff. Fox stared at Roberts as if to say, "that was my move," before three-betting to 375,000. Moritz Kranich was in the small blind and he four-bet to 775,000! Moorman quickly folded and the action fell back on to Roberts who also folded. Fox moved all-in, and after four-betting a big proportion of his stack, Kranich folded.
Hand #150: Moritz Kranich had the button but folded to let the blinds bang it up. Chris Moorman raised out of the small blind and Brian Roberts called in the big blind. The flop was and both players checked. The turn was the and Moorman decided it was his turn to make a move when he bet 250,000 and Roberts folded.
Hand #151: Chris Moorman had the button but it was a blind battle that ensued. Brian Roberts made up the loose change and Elio Fox raised the stakes when he made it 270,000 more to play. Roberts pulled back his initial bet and replaced it with a re-raise of 715,000. You could almost see the cogs whirring inside of the head of Fox trying to figure it all out. Fox then re-raised to a whopping 1,430,000 and Roberts folded instantly.
Hand #152: Brian Roberts had the button. Chris Moorman was first to act and he raised to 175,000 and Brian Roberts cold-called. The two of them saw a flop containing a full set of diamonds . Moorman checked and Roberts bet 245,000. Action back to the man from the UK and he check-raised to 605,000, Roberts took a quick peek of his cards before making the call. The turn card was the and this time Moorman was in no mood for checking, as he bet 675,000. It was time to have a diamond underneath your cards and Roberts increased the likelihood that he had one when he made the call. The final card in this monumental pot was the and Moorman moved all in and Roberts immediately asked for a count. The dealer did his job and the confirmed word was 1,915,000 and Roberts went through the whole gamut of emotions before calling; Moorman winning the huge pot with the biggest diamond of them all. The unlucky Roberts had flopped the second nut flush!
Hand #143: Brian Roberts had the button. He raised to 160,000, the minimum allotted raise. In the small blind, Elio Fox reraised to 450,000. His three-bet went through uncontested and he won the pot.
Hand #144: Elio Fox had the button. Chris Moorman raise to 175,000 from under the gun. Moritz Kranich reraised to 425,000 from the big blind. Moorman folded and Kranich won the pot.
Hand #145: Dermot Blain had the button. He raised all in and won the pot.
Hand #146: Moritz Kranich had the button. Dermot Blain raised all in from the cutoff seat. This was the second hand in a row he shoved and once again, no one called.
Hand #147: Chris Moorman had the button. Dermot Blain raised to 175,000 from under the gun. Action folded to Brian Roberts and he asked for a count on Blain's stack. Roberts was in the small blind and reraised to 350,000. Elio Fox folded from the big blind and then Blain reraised all in. Roberts now asked for an exact count on the stack. He found out Blain was all in for 1.76 million.
Roberts spent several minutes in the tank before finally calling it off. He held the to Blain's .
The flop was and Roberts was still in front with the better pair. The on the turn kept him in the lead and then the on the river finished things off.
Blain was eliminated in fifth place and earned a solid payday of €275,000.
Hand #137: Chris Moorman had the button. Action folded to him and he raised to 175,000. Brian Roberts was in the small blind and reraised to 405,000. Elio Fox folded from the big blind and Moorman was back up. He folded and Roberts won the pot.
Hand #138: Brian Roberts had the button. Moritz Kranich raised to 175,000 from under the gun and won the pot.
Hand #139: Elio Fox had the button to start of this one. From under the gun, Chris Moorman raised to 175,000. Moritz Kranich called from the big blind and the flop came down and Kranich checked. Moorman checked behind.
The dealer landed the on the turn and Kranich led for 225,000. Moorman folded and Kranich won the pot.
Hand #140: Dermot Blain started this hand with the button. Chris Moorman got a walk in the big blind.
Hand #141: Moritz Kranich had the button. Action folded through to Chris Moorman in the small blind and he raised to 205,000 to win the pot.
Hand #142: Chris Moorman had the button. Moritz Kranich raised to 175,000 from the cutoff seat and won the pot.
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