Event #7: €10,400 Main Event Championship

Antonius Scares Buchanan Away

Patrik Antonius raised before the flop, and we're guessing it was 40,000, though we didn't actually see the amount. In any event, both Max Silver and Shawn Buchanan called from their respective blinds, and they went three ways to the {Q-Spades} {2-Clubs} {4-Spades} flop. The blinds checked, Antonius bet 60,000, and now only Buchanan came along to the turn.

It was the {9-Spades}, and Buchanan checked again. And again, we're fuzzy on the amount. We think it was 140,000. Either way, Buchanan made the call once more, and the river came the {5-Hearts}. Antonius only had 640,000 chips left in his stack, and he bet 425,000 of them to put Buchanan to the decision for almost half his own stack.

"Bucky" has been having a fantastic WSOPE so far, and he'd like that to continue. A quick double-check to make sure he didn't have the nuts, and his cards hit the muck.

Patrik Antonius fi 1,245,000 390,000
Shawn Buchanan ca 1,100,000 -266,000

Taggar: Patrik AntoniusShawn Buchanan

Oh, By the Way...

• Nivå 22: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
The WSOP Bracelet and cash prize
The WSOP Bracelet and cash prize

There's this. Just €1.4 million and a WSOP gold bracelet for the winner.

Triple Time For Tibaud

It's triple up time for Thibaud Guenegou and this is how it went down.

Brian Roberts raised to 50,000 in late position and Guenegou moved all-in for 214,000 from the small blind. Lurking like a great white shark in the shoals of the big blind was Amir Lehavot and he called. Back to Roberts and the presence of Lehavot didn't both him and he made the call. There was no action between Roberts and Lehavot on the board and the three-way showdown was won by Guenegou.


Guenegou{Q-} {10-}
Roberts{7-} {7-}
Lehavot{A-} {K-}

Board: {9-Hearts} {3-Clubs} {2-Clubs} {J-Diamonds} {Q-Hearts}

Brian Roberts us 1,461,000 -214,000
Amir Lehavot il 1,432,000 -214,000
Thibaud Guenegou 795,000 450,000

Taggar: Amir LehavotBrian RobertsThibaud Guenegou

Moorman, Give Us a Wave

Jake Cody raised from early position preflop, and Chris Moorman defended his big blind to go heads up with his countryman.

The flop came {3-Hearts} {A-Spades} {2-Spades}, and Cody continued out with another 45,000. Moorman check-called, and the {6-Clubs} landed on fourth street. Check-check. The river paired the board with the {6-Hearts}, and now Moorman led with 95,000 of his own chips. Cody is no doubt is well familiar with the game of Moorman by this point in their careers, but he let a puzzled look come across his face as he sorted out what to do. After a minute or so, he called.

Moorman showed {A-Clubs} {8-Clubs}, and it was good enough to take it down.

Chris Moorman gb 2,490,000 215,000
Jake Cody gb 675,000 -185,000

Taggar: Chris MoormanJake Cody

Roberts Takes The Turn

Moritz Kranich raised to 47,000 in early position and Brian Roberts three-bet to 108,000 from the cut-off and Kranich called. The flop was {Q-Clubs} {10-Hearts} {8-Spades} and Kranich checked-called a 100,000 Roberts bet. The dealer threw out the {7-Spades} on the turn and Kranich checked again and a 277,000 bet was too much for him and he mucked his hand.

Brian Roberts us 1,675,000 257,000
Moritz Kranich de 1,101,000 -221,000

Taggar: Brian RobertsMoritz Kranich

Boom! Welcome Back, Jake Cody

In the cutoff seat, Patrik Antonius raised the minimum to 40,000, and Jake Cody shoved for the second consecutive hand. It was 272,000 this time after paying an ante, and Max Silver was watching very intently as the chips were counted down. He made the call from the small blind, and Antonius took a soak in the tank. It was 232,000 more to him, and he did the mental math before sliding in the call.

Cody lowered his head to the rail and grinned, then glanced skyward for a just a moment. He was on the hook for a triple up if he could manage it.

Silver and Antonius were content to check through the {J-Diamonds} {4-Hearts} {10-Hearts} {8-Hearts} {J-Spades} board, and the cards were up.

Antonius showed a pair of sixes, and we only caught a glimpse of one of Silver's cards, the {A-Diamonds}. He had no pair, and Cody's {10-Diamonds} {8-Diamonds} shone bright under the lights. Jacks and tens give him the pot, and with it comes a much needed triple.

Max Silver gb 3,225,000 -265,000
Jake Cody gb 860,000 585,000
Patrik Antonius fi 855,000 -276,000

Taggar: Jake CodyMax SilverPatrik Antonius

Kicker Trouble For Dovzhenko

Alex Dovzhenko raised from under the gun and Moritz Kranich made the call. The flop was {A-Hearts} {6-Spades} {5-Spades} and both players checked. The turn was the {10-Clubs} and Kranich bet 55,000 and Dovzhenko called. The last card we saw was the {A-Diamonds} and Kranich bet 84, 000 and Dovzhenko called.


Kranich{A-Spades} {Q-Hearts}
Dovzhenko{A-Clubs} {J-Clubs}
Moritz Kranich de 1,322,000 210,000
Alex Dovzhenko ua 615,000 -190,000

Taggar: Alex DovzhenkoMoritz Kranich

Cody Gets That Shovey Feeling

Jake Cody
Jake Cody

The action folded around to the small blind where Jake Cody shoved all in for 231,000. That's got to make him a bit queasy with the monster stack of Max Silver to his left, but Silver let him have it. This time.

Jake Cody gb 275,000 3,000

Taggar: Jake CodyMax Silver

Michael Drummond Forces a Fold From Lehavot

Amir Lehavot raised to 45,000 in early position and Michael Drummond made the cold call on the button. Both blinds folded and the two of them shared a flop of {10-Clubs} {4-Hearts} {2-Hearts}, which they both checked. The turn was the {Q-Diamonds} and Lehavot checked to Drummond who bet 58,000 from a stack of 439,000. Lehavot likes to take his time and this phase was no different, eventually he made the check-raise to 150,000 and the emphasis was switched back to Drummond. Drummond took a few minutes before moving all in for the remaining 381,000 and after a three-minutes think Lehavot folded.

Amir Lehavot il 1,646,000 -200,000
Michael Drummond us 829,000 250,000

Taggar: Amir LehavotMichael Drummond

Moorman and the Fox

In the second hand, Chris Moorman opened to 45,000, and Elio Fox defended his big blind to go heads up.

The dealer spread out {10-Hearts} {2-Spades} {Q-Spades}, and it checked through to the {J-Spades} turn. Fox led out with 70,000 now, and Moorman only paused for 15 or 20 seconds before calling. Norman Chad's favorite card landed on the river, and the {A-Spades} caused Fox to give up the lead with a check. Moorman bet 140,000, Fox folded, and that was that.

Chris Moorman gb 2,275,000 168,000
Elio Fox us 400,000 -117,000

Taggar: Chris MoormanElio Fox