Main Event

Lavallee Over Three Million

On a flop reading {J-Clubs}{10-Spades}{3-Clubs}, Angelo Recchia checked to Jason Lavallee who bet 67,000. Recchia slid out a check-raise to 155,000 and Lavallee called.

Fourth street was the {J-Spades} and Recchia continued for 275,000. Lavallee called and the {2-Diamonds} rolled off on the river. Both players quickly tapped the table and Recchia showed {10-Clubs}{9-Clubs} for tens and jacks. Lavallee, however, showed {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs} and was able to scoop a pot to put him over three million in chips.

Jason Lavallee ca
Jason Lavallee
ca 3,160,000 560,000
Angelo Recchia IT
Angelo Recchia
IT 620,000 -760,000

Oznake: Angelo RecchiaJason Lavallee

Bojang Doubles Through Lavallee

Artem Litvinov & Ismael Bojang
Artem Litvinov & Ismael Bojang

At table #3 Ismael Bojang shoved his short stack of 342,000 from the hijack seat and found a caller in Jason Lavallee in the big blind.

Bojang: {9-Hearts} {9-Clubs}
Lavallee: {6-Hearts} {6-Spades}

Bojang was a 4 to 1 favorite and Lavallee needed to hit one of the remaining two sixes in the deck to bust Bojang. The flop went {4-Clubs} {10-Spades} {10-Clubs}, but the two tens didn't favor any of the two. The {4-Spades} on the turn was of no use and neither was the {8-Clubs} on the river. Bojang survived the showdown and doubled his stack.

Jason Lavallee ca
Jason Lavallee
ca 2,600,000 -200,000
Ismael Bojang de
Ismael Bojang
de 700,000 81,000

Oznake: Ismael BojangJason Lavallee

Benvenuti Pushes Against Recchia

Angel Recchia raised to 50,000 from under the gun only to be three-bet to Michael Benvenuti to 123,000 from the next seat over. It folded back to Recchia and he called.

The flop was [2s}{Q-Diamonds}{J-Hearts} and Recchia checked. Benvenuti bet 98,000 and Recchia flat called. The turn was the {10-Diamonds} and Recchia check-called a bet of 166,000.

The {10-Diamonds} completed the board and Recchia checked for a third time. Benvenuti moved all in for his last 431,000. Recchia tanked for about ninety seconds before releasing his hand, awarding Benvenuti the pot.

Angelo Recchia IT
Angelo Recchia
IT 1,380,000 -320,000
Michael Benvenuti us
Michael Benvenuti
us 1,250,000 570,000

Oznake: Angelo RecchiaMichael Benvenuti

Huge Hero Call Goes Wrong to Bust Forsmo

Inge Forsmo
Inge Forsmo

It has not been a good day for Inge Forsmo. He was unlucky in that huge pot before, and now he just called off his entire stack with ace high to bust.

The Norwegian opened to 50,000 from the cut-off and was called by Negjdel Avdylaj before Jason Lavallee three-bet to 178,000 from the small blind.

Only Forsmo called to see a {5-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{6-Clubs} flop where he called a 205,000 c-bet from the Canadian. The turn came {9-Diamonds} and Lavallee shoved with {q-Diamonds}{q-Spades}.

Forsmo didn't think long and called off his remaining 810,000 with {a-Clubs}{10-Hearts} for ace high! Lavalle stared hard trying to find a draw or something in his opponent's hand. When he realised the situation he shook his head.

The river came {J-Diamonds} and that was that for Forsmo.

Jason Lavallee ca
Jason Lavallee
ca 2,800,000 1,734,000
Inge Forsmo NO
Inge Forsmo
NO Izpadel

Oznake: Inge ForsmoJason Lavallee

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Gabriel Hits the River for a Double Up


Although all ins are not that uncommon here on Day 5 of the EPT Sanremo Main Event, "all-in and call" is, however, not a frequent occurrence. However, that is exactly what happened when Thomas Gabriel shoved from the cutoff seat for 219,000 and Negjdel Avdylaj reraised all in for around 1,600,000. The rest of the table folded and the two went for a showdown.

Gabriel: {A-Hearts} {Q-Diamonds}
Avdylaj: {A-Diamonds} {K-Diamonds}

The flop went {7-Spades} {4-Spades} {9-Clubs} and both players missed. The {10-Diamonds} on the turn made it look like there's going to be no winner in this one, but things turned all the way around as the dealer flipped the {Q-Hearts} on the river pairing Gabriel's queen and giving him a double up.

Negjdet Avdylaj kv
Negjdet Avdylaj
kv 1,400,000 -302,000
Thomas Gabriel us
Thomas Gabriel
us 444,000 102,000

Oznake: Negjdel AvdylajThomas Gabriel

Raskin Gets Lucky to Double into Chip Lead

Micah Raskin vs Inge Forsmo
Micah Raskin vs Inge Forsmo

We missed the hand but the details of a huge pot were passed on to us, and the conclusion saw a new chip leader emerge.

Inge Forsmo flopped trip fours and got Micah Raskin to commit all his chips with pocket sevens. The American was halfway out of the door but the river came a seven to make him a full house.

Micah Raskin us
Micah Raskin
us 2,300,000 1,380,000
Inge Forsmo NO
Inge Forsmo
NO 1,200,000 -825,000

Oznake: Inge ForsmoMicah Raskin

Side Event News: Jaka Leads Final 38 in €2,000 No-Limit Hold'em

[user68268] • Nivo 24: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante
Faraz Jaka from last week at the 2012 WSOP Europe
Faraz Jaka from last week at the 2012 WSOP Europe

The €2,000 No-Limit Hold'em side event continued with Day 2 yesterday, and the fiekd has been whittled down to just 38 players. All are in the money, and it's Faraz Jaka leading the way with 628,000 in chips.

The top 48 spots were paid out from the 450-player field, and everyone left is guaranteed a minimum of €5,200. Notables that cashed on Day 2, but busted are Timothy Adams (44th — €4,370), Vicent van der Fluit (42nd — €4,370), Andrey Gulyy (41st — €4,370) and Calvin Anderson (40th — €5,200).

Other notables big stacks include Jonathan Little (485,000), Melanie Weisner (478,000) and Ronny Kaiser (460,000).

The event will return to action at 3:00 PM local time today for Day 3 in hopes of grinding down to a winner. There's €210,000 up top for the champion, so it should be a great finish to the event.

For further information, see the recap on the PokerStars Blog, which includes all payouts and a full table draw. A recap of the event will be posted following the completion of the event.

Oznake: Faraz Jaka

Michele Di Lauro is the First Elimination of the Day


After a really slow start at the table 3 Michele Di Lauro moved all in for the fourth time already, but unlike the three times before, this time he found a caller in Micah Raskin. Di Lauro was in for 464,000 while Raskin had about the same amount behind.

Di Lauro: {A-Diamonds} {7-Diamonds}
Raskin: {7-Spades} {7-Clubs}

It was bad news for Di Lauro as Raskin gad two of his outs and hitting a seven was no longer an option. Di Lauro needed three diamonds or an ace on the board to survive.

The {2-Clubs} {Q-Hearts} {3-Spades} flop did't give much hope for Di Lauro as diamond flush was out of the question. It was only an ace or a runner runner straight that could save him, but the {6-Diamonds} on the turn left Di Lauro with one and only option. The {5-Clubs} was not it and Di Lauro became the first victim of the day. He will collect €23,000 for the 24th place finish.

Micah Raskin us
Micah Raskin
us 920,000 -122,000
Michele Di Lauro it
Michele Di Lauro
it Izpadel

Oznake: Micah RaskinMichele Di Lauro