Event #7: €10,400 Main Event Championship

Hellmuth Has Been Eliminated

[user169806] • Nivo 6: 250-500, 50 ante

Phil Hellmuth will not be adding bracelet number 12 to his collection as he has just been eliminated here in Cannes.

Down to 1,600 he decided to raise to 1,100 from the hijack seat and then call off his last 500 chips when Michael Telker three-bet to 2,800 from the small blind.


A drama-less {5-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{5-Clubs}{10-Spades} board saw Hellmuth rise from his seat, say goodbye to Ben Lamb and exit stage left.

Oznake: Phil HellmuthMichael Telker

Updated Chip Counts

Carlos Mortensen es
Carlos Mortensen
es 157,000 81,000
Johnny Chan us
Johnny Chan
us 150,000 15,000
Emil Patel us
Emil Patel
us 121,000 8,600
Mario Adinolfi it
Mario Adinolfi
it 117,000
Sean Getzwiller us
Sean Getzwiller
us 99,000 64,375
Ryan D'Angelo us
Ryan D'Angelo
us 74,000 26,000
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 68,000 8,850
John Duthie gb
John Duthie
gb 67,000 1,400
JC Alvarado
JC Alvarado
66,000 36,000
Darren Elias us
Darren Elias
us 61,000 31,000
Cliff Josephy us
Cliff Josephy
us 58,000 -26,000
Michael Pesek us
Michael Pesek
us 56,000
Jeff Hakim lb
Jeff Hakim
lb 50,000 20,000
David Bach us
David Bach
us 45,000
Melanie Weisner us
Melanie Weisner
us 40,000 3,000
Igor Kurganov ru
Igor Kurganov
ru 21,000 -9,000
Pierre Canali
Pierre Canali
20,000 -10,000
Eoghan O'Dea ie
Eoghan O'Dea
ie 18,000
Mike Leah ca
Mike Leah
ca 16,000 -14,000

Blain Bests Waxman


Matt Waxman, 2011 World Poker Tour Paris champion, check-called a bet of 3,900 on the {A-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{10-Spades} board from 2009 APPT Macau champion Dermot Blain. The river completed the board with the {8-Clubs} and Waxman checked again. Blain contemplated betting, but claimed, "I'm a nit," and checked.

Waxman tabled the {A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds} and Blain the {A-Clubs}{K-Hearts}. Waxman's losing hand was mucked and Blain won the pot.

Dermot Blain ie
Dermot Blain
ie 135,000 86,750
Matt Waxman us
Matt Waxman
us 53,000 8,700

Oznake: Matt WaxmanDermot Blain

A Selection of Chip Counts

John Duthie gb
John Duthie
gb 65,600 13,600
Tristan Wade us
Tristan Wade
us 65,000 -1,800
Sam Holden gb
Sam Holden
gb 60,525 32,325
Nick Binger us
Nick Binger
us 60,400 20,150
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 59,150 -36,850
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 53,250 17,250
Nicolas Levi fr
Nicolas Levi
fr 50,250 21,650
Vanessa Rousso us
Vanessa Rousso
us 48,575 6,500
Chris Moorman gb
Chris Moorman
gb 47,075 1,825
Maria Ho us
Maria Ho
us 40,075 9,575
Will Failla us
Will Failla
us 37,900 15,900
Martins Adeniya gb
Martins Adeniya
gb 36,100 -9,200
Liv Boeree gb
Liv Boeree
gb 24,000 -6,000
Jason Wheeler us
Jason Wheeler
us 23,025 -3,175
Per Linde se
Per Linde
se 12,550 -3,350

Failla Busts Two Players at Once

[user169806] • Nivo 6: 250-500, 50 ante
Will "The Thrill" Failla
Will "The Thrill" Failla

Will "The Thrill" Failla has just busted two players in once hand to catapult him back to around 40,000 chips.

From under the gun a short stacked Gavin Cochrane moved all in and next to act was Audrey Villano who also moved all in for what turned out to be 10,825. One player folded and Failla re-shoved over the top of them both and when the rest of the table folded it was time for a showdown.

Villano{8-Spades} {8-Diamonds}

The final board ran out {5-Clubs}{3-Spades}{6-Clubs}{a-Clubs}{5-Hearts} and Failla helped himself to a substantial pot.

Oznake: Will FaillaAudrey VillanoGavin Cochrane

Smith Helps Himself To Large Pot

[user169806] • Nivo 6: 250-500, 50 ante

The board read {q-Spades}{7-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{2-Hearts} and Martins Adeniya was in the big blind seat and he bet 7,150, which prompted a wry smile from Daniel Smith, who then called. The river was the {K-Diamonds} and Adneniya now checked. Smith fired a bet of 9,625 and Adeniya got out of the way pretty quickly.

Oznake: Daniel SmithMartins Adeniya

Slepe stave:

Last Break of The Day

[user169806] • Nivo 5: 200-400, 50 ante

Level five has been completed and the players are now on a 20-minute break.

Mercier Picks Off Bluff

[user68268] • Nivo 5: 200-400, 50 ante
Jason Mercier
Jason Mercier

After Carlo Savinelli checked the {A-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}{J-Hearts} flop, Jason Mercier bet 1,325. David Kahan put in a raise to 3,200 and then Savinelli mucked. Mercier made the call.

The turn was the {2-Diamonds} and Mercier checked to Kahan. He bet 10,000 flat and Mercier tank-called.

The {K-Spades} paired the board on the river and Mercier checked again. Kahan decided on a bet of 20,000 and Mercier went into the tank. He would eventually make the call and when he did, Kahan tapped the table to signify to Mercier that he made a good call before turning up the {6-Hearts}{5-Hearts} for a bluff. Mercier showed the {A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs} and raked in the pot.

Oznake: Jason MercierCarlo SavinelliDavid Kahan