Main Event
Дни

Event Info

Вход €1,500
Players 851

Ниво

Ниво 35
Блайндове 120,000 / 240,000
Анте 40,000

Highlights

Highlights

Banic Back to Chip Lead at the Break

• Ниво 32: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante

Ivan Banic opened from the small blind to 260,000 with {8-Hearts}{4-Clubs} and Chikita called from the big blind with {K-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}. The flop of {2-Spades}{J-Spades}{6-Hearts} saw Banic c-bet for 180,000 and Chikita call. The turn of {J-Diamonds} saw Banic check, as did Chikita. The river of {5-Clubs} gave Banic the chance to bet and he did so to 125,000, Chikita making the call and adding a little more to his stack.

A couple of hands later, Croitoru opened to 250,000 with {A-Diamonds}{10-Spades} from the button. Ivan Banic raised to 850,00 with {A-Hearts}{K-Spades} from the small blind and Croitoru called. The flop of {8-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} was checked by both men, as was the {2-Diamonds} turn. The river of {3-Clubs} saw both check and Banic took it down and in doing so, grab the chip lead. Chikita is right back in it with 24 big blinds, although that will be reduced upon resumption.

The players go off for a 15-minute break and so too will we. It's been breathless stuff for most of the final table!

Ivan Banic hr
Ivan Banic
hr 13,280,000 1,325,000
Mihai Croitoru ro
Mihai Croitoru
ro 9,835,000 -860,000
Yehuda Cohen il
Yehuda Cohen
il 2,895,000 1,035,000

Тагове: Ivan BanicMihai CroitoruYehuda Cohen

Chikita Doubles Through Banic

• Ниво 32: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante

Directly after Vrakas' elimination, Banic moved all-in from the small blind with {K-Diamonds}{10-Spades} for 11.6m and Chikita had the decision with {A-Hearts}{Q-Spades} for his tournament life. He called and the flop of {10-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{6-Clubs} saw Banic move ahead.

The {Q-Hearts} on the turn gave Chikita a lifeline, however, and he was jumping out of his seat. The {6-Spades} river saw Chikita double, to his unbridled joy.

Ivan Banic hr
Ivan Banic
hr 10,000,000 -980,000
Yehuda Cohen il
Yehuda Cohen
il 2,200,000 1,080,000

Тагове: Ivan BanicYehuda Cohen

Georgios Vrakas Eliminated in 4th (€80,037)

• Ниво 32: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante
Georgios Vrakas leaves in fourth place for €80,037
Georgios Vrakas leaves in fourth place for €80,037

Croitoru made it 250,000 with {A-Spades}{9-Spades} on the button and Vrakas moved all-in with {A-Hearts}{10-Clubs} for 1,695,000 from the small blind. He was called by the Romanian.

The flop of of {3-Spades}{5-Spades}{10-Spades} flopped Vrakas almost stone dead as it gave Croitoru the nut flush, and the {7-Diamonds} turn ended all hope for the Greek player.

The {Q-Clubs} river completed the action and Vrakas was out, giving Croitoru back the chip lead by just one big blind from The Croatian player Ivan Banic.

Mihai Croitoru ro
Mihai Croitoru
ro 11,760,000 560,000
Georgios Vrakas gr
Georgios Vrakas
gr Отпаднал

Тагове: Georgios VrakasIvan BanicMihai Croitoru

Michal Kadziela Eliminated in 5th Place (€63,059)

• Ниво 32: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante
Michal Kadziela is out after a strong run took him all the way to fifth place.
Michal Kadziela is out after a strong run took him all the way to fifth place.

Michal Kadziela moved all-in from the small blind for 1.3m chips with {J-Hearts}{10-Spades} and was called by Mihai Croitoru’s {K-Spades}{9-Clubs} in the small blind.

The board of {7-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{4-Spades} {Q-Spades} {5-Hearts} saw Kadziela depart in 5th place after a really difficult day at the felt never really saw the Polish player get any traction.

Mihai Croitoru ro
Mihai Croitoru
ro 11,200,000 1,655,000
Michal Kadziela PL
Michal Kadziela
PL Отпаднал

Тагове: Michal KadzielaMihai Croitoru

Ниво:
32
Блайндове:
60,000/120,000
Анте:
20,000

Banic Bullies Back The Lead

• Ниво 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Ivan Banic
Ivan Banic

On a less than dramatic board until the river, Ivan Banic put in a big bet of 1.4m on a board of J {6-Spades}{6-Clubs}{2-Hearts} {K-Hearts} {4-Hearts}.

Croitoru had the decision and called with {K-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}, but he was wrong to do so with Banic holding {J-Hearts}{7-Hearts} and a thrilling 2.2m swing in chips saw Banic take the lead.

the chips now show exactly how disparate the stacks are divided, with Banic and Croitoru both massive favourites to make the heads-up battle. Everyone else is considering ICM with each move.

Ivan Banic hr
Ivan Banic
hr 10,980,000 2,100,000
Mihai Croitoru ro
Mihai Croitoru
ro 9,545,000 -1,185,000
Georgios Vrakas gr
Georgios Vrakas
gr 1,485,000 -515,000
Michal Kadziela PL
Michal Kadziela
PL 1,410,000 215,000
Yehuda Cohen il
Yehuda Cohen
il 1,290,000 -850,000

Chikita Folds Big Slick and Pocket Tens Pre-Flop!

• Ниво 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Vrakas opened to 225,000 with {A-Clubs}{9-Spades} and saw Banic raise all-in for 8 million chips with {Q-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}. Chikita had woken up with {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts}, but despite that premium holding, took a considerable amount of time to weigh up his move.

With the clock having been called on him, Chikita folded, which saw Ivan Banic’s worst hand win the pot and no-one at the table seemed quite sure what to make of it.

Chikita then folded {10-Diamonds}{10-Spades} to players openly laughing as in the small blind, Chikita threw away another premium hand to a opening bet from Banic with {J-Hearts}{5-Hearts} on the button! Chikita is still in this tournament.

Тагове: Georgios VrakasIvan BanicYehuda Cohen

Marco Topic Eliminated in 6th Place (€49,356)

• Ниво 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Marco Topic couldn;t get going today after a tough start and leaves the final table in 6th place for €49,356
Marco Topic couldn;t get going today after a tough start and leaves the final table in 6th place for €49,356

Topic moved all-in for 1,190,000 with {A-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} from early position and he was isolated by Ivan Banic’s re-raise with {A-Spades}{Q-Hearts}.

Everyone got out of the way , and the board of {A-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} {8-Clubs} {5-Spades} sent the German home for €49,356.

Ivan Banic hr
Ivan Banic
hr 8,880,000 1,430,000
Marco Topic DE
Marco Topic
DE Отпаднал

Chikita Drops after Croitoru's Rep is Strong

• Ниво 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Chikita had {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts} and after Mihai Croitoru’s opening bet to 225,000 from the hijack position with {6-Spades}{3-Spades}, Chikita only called. The flop of {3-Hearts}{Q-Spades}{8-Diamonds} saw Croitoru c-bet to 225,000, which Chikita called.

The turn was a {Q-Diamonds}, and Chikita checked, but so too did Croitoru. The river of {5-Diamonds} saw both men check and Croitoru took it down. Chikita was suddenly silent, perhaps wondering how he has lost that hand.

Chikita Trebles Up!

• Ниво 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Chikita moved all-in for 660,000 with {Q-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds} and Croitoru called with {5-Hearts}{5-Spades} but Vrakas had woken up with {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds} and was going nowhere. Vrakas raised to just under 1.5m and Croitoru folded.

Chikita was on his feet and looking to triple up, the flop of {7-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{Q-Spades} set that up perfectly. The turn {K-Clubs} and river {A-Hearts} confirmed local businessman Chikita’s resurgence, putting him third in chips! A carnival atmosphere in this cardroom, as Chikita is elated, again shouting “Chukka Chukka!”

Mihai Croitoru ro
Mihai Croitoru
ro 10,730,000 -40,000
Yehuda Cohen il
Yehuda Cohen
il 2,140,000 1,240,000
Georgios Vrakas gr
Georgios Vrakas
gr 2,000,000 -450,000

Тагове: Georgios VrakasMihai CroitoruYehuda Cohen