Event #7: €10,400 Main Event Championship

Boeree's Aces Deliver a Blow to Waxman

Liv Boeree
Liv Boeree

Action folded to Liv Boeree on the button and she raised to 4,500. In the big blind, Matt Waxman made the call.

The flop came down {J-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{3-Clubs} and Waxman checked. Boeree bet 6,100 and Waxman made the call to see the {10-Spades} land on the turn. Waxman checked again. Boeree upped her bet to 12,000 and slid it out. Waxman called.

After the {2-Diamonds} landed on the river, Waxman checked. Boeree studied him for a few brief moments and then bet 24,000. Waxman made the call.

Boeree tabled the {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs} and Waxman mucked with a pained look on his face.

Liv Boeree gb 205,000 115,000
Matt Waxman us 52,000 -10,800

Taggar: Matt WaxmanLiv Boeree

Elimination Station

Here are the recent eliminations according to our tournament team.

Fabien Perrot fr Utslagen
Jaques Zaicik Utslagen
Jeff Papola Utslagen
Samuel Monigadon Utslagen
Mathieu Biague Utslagen
Sam Chartier ca Utslagen
Richard Toth hu Utslagen
Yannick Bonnet Utslagen
Sean LeFort Utslagen
John Stephen Boyd Utslagen
Bruno Benveniste fr Utslagen
Giuseppe Zarbo it Utslagen
Tristan Wade us Utslagen
Ryan D'Angelo us Utslagen
Oliver Theuillon Utslagen
Brian Patrick Utslagen
Khoren Karapetian Utslagen
Willy Korchia Utslagen
Jeff Lisandro au Utslagen
Jeanphilippe Rohr Utslagen
Clement Bonin Utslagen
David Hawksworth Utslagen
Andras Nemes Utslagen
Darren Elias us Utslagen
Mikiya Takitani Utslagen

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Absolute Champion

James Bord
James Bord

Sergey Tikhonov fired a bet of 8,500 that was called by reigning champion James Bord on the board of {J-Spades}{6-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}. The river paired the board with the {J-Hearts} and Tikhonov checked. Bord took a minute and then bet with all of his chips for 42,200. Tikhonov took a few moments, but then folded his hand. Bord showed the {10-Hearts}.

"Absolute champion," said James Dempsey. "Absolute champion."

Sergey Tikhonov ru 220,000 30,000
James Bord gb 88,000 54,000

Taggar: James BordSergey Tikhonov

Weisner Gets it In

Melanie Weisner has been grinding her stack of ~50,000 chips for the bulk of the day, and she's just found a spot to stick it all in there.

It began with Weisner opening to 4,400 from middle position. Fernando Gomez three-bet her to 11,000 two seats over, and action folded back around to the lady. After a pause to make sure, she shoved in, and Gomez instantly called.

Weisner: {A-Spades} {K-Diamonds}
Gomez: {A-Diamonds} {K-Hearts}

The two grinned at each other. "I hated that," Weisner said about the snap-call.

"That call sure sounded like aces," the player between them said. The board ran out uneventfully: {4-Clubs} {9-Spades} {9-Clubs} {K-Clubs} {Q-Diamonds}. Chop it up.

Melanie Weisner us 52,000 -3,000

Taggar: Melanie Weisner

Periodic Rijkenberg

Just the tail end of a pot, but we know you're pining for news about Constant Rijkenberg. When we went to check on him, he was involved in a pot on the river, heads-up. The board showed {J-Diamonds} {J-Clubs} {2-Diamonds} {6-Diamonds} {3-Diamonds}, and Rijkenberg had led out with a bet of 56,500 before we arrived. His opponent spent along while soaking in the tank, but he eventually surrendered to let Rijkenberg take it down.

The Dutchman has crossed another milestone with that pot, moving his stack up to 325,000.

Constant Rijkenberg nl 325,000 55,000

Taggar: Constant Rijkenberg

Freddy Got Folded

Freddy Deeb
Freddy Deeb

We're not sure exactly how the betting action went down, but when we walked up to the table, there was just about 100,000 already piled in the middle of the table. And no flop out yet. Philippe Ktorza had another 58,100 chips out in front of him as the last aggressor, and Freddy Deeb was deep in the tank. Deeb doesn't normally spend too much time on his decisions, and he realized he was taking a long time.

"Sorry, boys," he apologized. "I never think this long."

After another moment, Deeb added, "I never think this long, and I never make this laydown." And then after another moment: "Might have to do it for the first time." Deeb looked across the table at Carlos Mortensen and asked, "What you think, Carlos?" Mortensen smirked and waved off the comment, keeping quiet for the time being.

Finally, he made up his mind. "I mean, you gotta have aces," Deeb finally said. "Go ahead. Take it." And with that, he open-mucked {K-Diamonds} {K-Spades}.

Now Mortensen spoke up: "I was going to say that you lost aces to kings earlier today, he said. "So, of course, it was your turn to do it."

Deeb did indeed have his aces cracked earlier on, but he's folded kings here preflop to save his last ~115,000 chips for a better spot. Ktorza did not show.

Freddy Deeb us 115,000 -26,000

Taggar: Carlos MortensenFreddy DeebPhilippe Ktorza

One More Level

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