Event #7: €10,400 Main Event Championship

A Quickie

• Nivå 17: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

We are going to have a late night tonight folks, therefore Jack Effel has reduced the 20-minute break to 10-minutes.

Decision For Blain

Dermot Blain raised to 14,000 in early position and Megrous Kidhir three-bet on the button making it 28,000 to play. The flop was {A-Spades} {Q-Hearts} {6-Clubs} and Blain check-called a 24,000 Kidhir bet. The turn was the {Q-Clubs} and both players checked before we saw the {4-Clubs} on the river. Blain checked once more but Kidhir moved all-in forcing Blain to fold.

Megrous Kidhir 360,000 190,000
Dermot Blain ie 300,000 -70,000

Taggar: Dermot BlainMegrous Kidhir

Mattern Takes His Stand

Ricardo Tavares raised to 15,000 to open the pot, and Arnaud Mattern flatted in position. Around the table, Brian Roberts squeezed in a reraise to 46,000, and that folded Tavares without incident. Mattern shoved for 180,000, though, and Roberts tanked for a bit before making the call. The Frenchman was well ahead.

Mattern: {A-Hearts} {10-Clubs}
Roberts: {10-Hearts} {10-Diamonds}

The board ran out safe for Matten, coming {8-Clubs} {Q-Clubs} {6-Hearts} {4-Diamonds} {7-Spades}. Up and down he goes, and this latest trend takes Mattern back up around 400,000.

Arnaud Mattern fr 390,000 -300,000

Taggar: Arnaud MatternBrian RobertsRicardo Tavares

Karr Shoves it In

We picked up the action on a {K-Clubs} {Q-Hearts} {3-Spades} flop. Patrik Antonius checked, and McLean Karr (who we infer was the preflop raiser) did as well, and Artem Litvinov bet 25,000 from the button. Antonius called, but Karr check-raised all in for 87,000 total. Litvinov folded instantly.

Antonius, though, would take at least five minutes to make his play. He cut out the bet and stared at Karr, rattling the chips in his hand shaking his head. "Wow, it's so close," he said finally, still clanking the calling chips together in his hand. A long while later, he folded showing the {K-Hearts}, and Karr is off the hook for now.

McLean Karr us 175,000 53,000

Taggar: McLean KarrPatrik AntoniusArtem Litvinov

The G Shoves

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Tom Bedell raised to 13,000 from middle position and Thibaud Guenegou flatted from the cutoff seat. On the button, Tony G reraised all in for a little over 200,000. Everyone folded and Tony G won the pot.

Taggar: Tony GThibaud GuenegouTom Bedell

Waxman Busts Maisto in Three-Way Pot with King-Queen High


Pavel Ivan raised to 13,000 from middle position and Matt Waxman flat-called from the hijack seat. In the cutoff seat was Giacomo Maisto and he moved all in for 48,000. Play folded back to Ivan and he called. Waxman also called.

The board ran out ace-high with four other cards lower than an eight and no pair on board while Ivan and Waxman checked it down. Waxman showded {K-}{Q-} and neither Ivan or Maisto could beat it. Waxman won the hand with his king-queen high and sent Maisto to the rail.

Matt Waxman us 470,000 118,000
Giacomo Maisto Utslagen

Taggar: Giacomo MaistoMatt WaxmanPavel Ivan

Lehavot Abusing


Acion folded to Rifat Palevic in the cutoff seat and he raised to 13,000. Amir Lehavot three-bet to 35,000 from the button. Play folded back to Palevic and he called to see the flop come down {Q-Clubs}{10-Spades}{8-Diamonds}. After Palevic checked, Lehavot bet 44,000. Palevic quickly folded and Lehavot won the pot.

Amir Lehavot il 1,405,000 80,000
Rifat Palevic se 420,000 -100,000

Taggar: Amir LehavotRifat Palevic

Michael Drummond Wounds Fox

Michael Drummond has put himself in a very good position in this tournament after this hand against Elio Fox.

Elio Fox raised from early position and Michael Drummond called in the big blind. The flop was {10-Diamonds} {3-Hearts} {4-Spades} and Drummond check-called a 17,000 Fox bet. The turn was the {4-Diamonds} and Drummond check-raised to 112,000, after Fox had bet 38,000, and Fox called. The river was the {K-Diamonds} and Drummond bet 142,000 and Fox called. Drummond tabled {A-Diamonds} {5-Diamonds} for the nuts and Fox folded his hand.

Michael Drummond us 1,100,000 300,000
Elio Fox us 325,000 -435,000

Taggar: Elio FoxMichael Drummond

Now Featuring...

• Nivå 17: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

With the departure of Constant Rijkenberg, things have gotten... well, not any easier at all at the featured table. Jake Cody raises the Dutchman's EPT title, and he raises a WPT title and a WSOP bracelet. Triple Crown winner Cody has taken the place of Rijkenberg, and the TV table now sets up like so:

1Chris Moorman1,075,000
2Hoyt Corkins205,000
3Freddy Deeb240,000
4John Eames185,000
5Jake Cody490,000
6Melanie Weisner460,000
7Maria Ho110,000
8Giuseppe Sammartino705,000

Taggar: Jake Cody