Event #7: €10,400 Main Event Championship

Cody Moving Up Too

The British are really putting on a good show here today, and the latest beneficiary of chips is Jake Cody. In the last hand, he played a heads-up pot with Giuseppe Sammartino, whom they call "Dario". The board ran out {6-Hearts} {5-Clubs} {10-Hearts} {7-Diamonds} {2-Spades}, and it looks like Cody got bets in on all three streets. And it turned out to be three streets of value once Sammartino called his final bet of 95,000. Cody tabled pocket kings, and Sammartino flashed pocket jacks on the way into the muck, honestly doing well not to lose more.

Cody is putting himself in the hunt with the big stacks, and we've got him over 800,000 now. That's more than double where he was just a level ago.

Jake Cody gb 825,000 435,000
Giuseppe Sammartino 765,000 5,000

Taggar: Giuseppe SammartinoJake Cody

Liv Boeree Is Out!

We are now down to our final two ladies (Maria Ho and Melanie Weisner) after the elimination of Liv Boeree. The person responsible for making our tournament that little bit less aesthetically pleasing to the eye, was Jeremy Kottler. Boeree moved all-in over a Max Silver raise with {A-} {J-} and Kottler called with {A-} {K-} and she was sent to the pay desk.

Jeremy Kottler us 795,000 125,000
Liv Boeree gb Utslagen

Taggar: Liv BoereeJeremy Kottler

Tom Bedell Is A Goner!

Matt Waxman raised to 16,000 from early position and Tom Bedell seemed unsure what to do in the big blind. He eventually elected to call but you sensed his chips were not going to be alongside him too much longer.

Flop: {K-Diamonds} {J-Clubs} {10-Spades}

Tom Bedell checked to Waxman, he bet 26,000 and in went all of Bedell's chips.

"I call," said Waxman.


Waxman{K-Spades} {Q-Clubs}
Bedell{Q-Hearts} {8-Hearts}

Turn: {Q-Spades} & River {10-Diamonds}

It has been a good run for Bedell but all good things come to an end. The dealer went to ship Bedell's stacks of chips to Waxman, "break them all up. I like to stack them myself," said Waxman.

Matt Waxman us 735,000 195,000
Tom Bedell no Utslagen

Taggar: Tom BedellMatt Waxman

Damiano Doomed

• Nivå 18: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Carbone Damiano has been on the short stack for a good while, and he didn't really have much hope of surviving once he got to the featured table, if we're honest. And naturally, it was Chris Moorman that did him in. Damiano got his last few big blinds in with {Q-Spades} {9-Spades}, and Moorman's {8-Diamonds} {4-Diamonds} was drawing live for the knockout.

The board ran out {J-Clubs} {6-Diamonds} {5-Clubs} {A-Hearts} ... {8-Clubs}, and Damiano could not dodge elimination on the river. He's out, and Moorman stacks more chips. It's still very hard to count him down, but tentatively, he's got -- like, heaps. Maybe 2 million. We'll have to ask him.

Taggar: Carbone DamianoChris Moorman

WSOP Europe Delivers in Cannes

[user68268] • Nivå 18: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Here's a look at how the World Series of Poker Europe events, field sizes and champions over the years.

YearEventPlayersWinner1st-Place Prize
2007£2,650 H.O.R.S.E.105Thomas Bihl£70,875
 £5,250 Pot-Limit Omaha156Dario Alioto£234,390
 £10,350 Main Event362Annette Obrestad£1,000,000
Total Players623   
2008£1,575 No-Limit Hold’em410Jesper Hougaard£144,218
 £2,650 H.O.R.S.E.110Sherkhan Farnood£76,999
 £5,250 Pot-Limit Omaha165Theo Jorgensen£218,626
 £10,350 Main Event362John Juanda£868,800
Total Players1,047   
2009£1,075 No-Limit Hold’em608JP Kelly£136,803
 £2,650 Pot-Limit Hold’em/Omaha158Erik Cajelais£104,677
 £5,250 Pot-Limit Omaha154Jani Vilmunen£204,048
 £10,350 Main Event334Barry Shulman£801,603
Total Players1,254   
2010£2,650 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em244Phil Laak£170,802
 £5,250 Pot-Limit Omaha120Jeff Lisandro£159,000
 £1,075 No-Limit Hold’em582Scott Shelley£133,857
 £10,350 High Roller Heads Up103Gus Hansen£288,409
 £10,350 Main Event346James Bord£830,401
Total Players1,395   
2011€2,680 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em360Guillaume Hubert€215,999
 €1,090 No-Limit Hold’em771Andrew Hinrichsen€148,030
 €5,300 Pot-Limit Omaha180Steve Billirakis€238,140
 €3,200 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout258Tristan Wade€182,048
 €10,400 No-Limit Hold'em (Split Format)125Michael Mizrachi€336,008
 €1,620 Six-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha339Philippe Boucher€124,584
 €10,350 Main Event593TBD€1,400,000
Total Players2,626   

Ilan Boujenah Eliminated

Thibaud Guenegou raised to 16,000 in the hijack and Ilan Boujenah moved all-in for a little over 100,000 in the next seat and Guenegou called.


Guenegou{A-} {5-}
Boujenah{K-Hearts} {J-Hearts}

What happened next was a little bit like when I was told Father Christmas didn't exist.

Flop: {K-} {Q-} {10-} Turn: [brick] River: {J-}

A distraught Boujenah just lay on the floor surrounded by his friends while the hand sunk in.

Thibaud Guenegou 465,000
Ilan Boujenah il Utslagen

Taggar: Ilan BoujenahThibaud Guenegou

Deeb Dusted

We have to confess we love watching Freddy Deeb play poker, but his run has come to an end here today. The action was over on the featured table, so once again details were hard to snag. What we do know is that the board showed {5-Hearts} {7-Diamonds} {8-Spades} {2-Hearts}, and all of Deeb's chips went in on the turn. He was working with {4-Clubs} {4-Spades}, and Chris Moorman showed down the much better {K-Spades} {K-Clubs}. Deeb was dead to six outs, and the river {8-Clubs} was not one of them.

As he was walking past us to the payout desk, Deeb was lamenting his plight: "Guy plays every hand. What can I do?"

Moorman is awfully active, and he's got the chips to do it. We're working on getting a count for him, but he's involved in another pot as we speak...

Freddy Deeb us Utslagen

Taggar: Freddy DeebChris Moorman

Moseley Takes It with Flop Raise

[user68268] • Nivå 18: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Andrew Moseley raised to 18,000 from middle position. Liv Boeree called from the button, Elio Fox called from the small blind and Jeremy Kottler called from the big blind.

The flop came down {7-Spades}{5-Hearts}{4-Spades} and Fox fired 50,000. Kottler folded, but Moseley wanted to play for a little more and raised to 125,000. Everyone folded and Moseley won the hand.

Taggar: Andrew MoseleyElio FoxJeremy KottlerLiv Boeree

Two for Tony

[user68268] • Nivå 18: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Action folded to Tony G in the hijack seat and he raised to 21,000. His only customer was Matt Waxman out of the big blind and he called to see the {K-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}{3-Spades} flop. Waxman checked and Tony G fired 30,000. Waxman folded.

On the next hand, Tony G made it 22,000 to go from middle position. Shawn Buchanan called from the hijack seat and everyone else folded. The flop came down {K-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}{3-Spades} and Tony G fired 50,000. Buchanan folded and Tony G won the pot for the second hand in a row.

Taggar: Tony GMatt WaxmanShawn Buchanan