Event #1: €350 NLH Opener

Clock Called in "Typical Kabrhel Hand"

will_shill • Nivo 11: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante
Martin Kabrhel
Martin Kabrhel

There was a whole bunch of chips in the middle on a {q-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} board in a hand involving Martin Kabrhel, Tofik Murati and Christian Nofal.

Murati and Nofal were both all in — Murati 54,100 and Nofal for 88,900 — and action was on Kabrhel. He was taking his time with his decision, so much so that the clock was called.

"He does this," muttered someone at the table.

"He does this all the time," concurred another. Several players got to their feet with impatience as the seconds ticked down. Eventually his hand was declared dead and the hands of Murati and Nofal were tabled.

Tofik Murati: {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}
Christian Nofal: {k-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}

Nofal had flopped a flush, but Murati had the ace of diamonds. The turn {5-Clubs} and river {j-Spades} bricked and Murati was eliminated.

Christian Nofal
Christian Nofal
Martin Kabrhel cz
Martin Kabrhel
cz 49,000
Tofik Murati
Tofik Murati
Slepe stave:

Djordjevic Building a Stack

• Nivo 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

Denis Djordjevic raised to 2,500 from under the gun to see Nadav Barash from the button make it 6,000.

Djordjevic called and both players saw the flop come {j-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}.

They both checked and it was Djordjevic who bet 5,500 in the {4-Spades} to see Barash call the bet.

The river landed the {q-Clubs} and Djordjevic didn't lose any time before putting Barash all-in for his last 20,000.

Barash sighed and sent his cards to the muck.

Denis Djordjevic
Denis Djordjevic
90,000 90,000

Merten Doubles; Big Stacks Climbing

will_shill • Nivo 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

Adel Kabbani continues to be among the big stacks, but after Thomas Merten bet 10,000 on the {6-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{a-Spades} flop and Mauro Piras called, he folded allowing the two remaining players to see the {5-Hearts} on the turn.

Merten bet 35,000 and Piras shoved. Merten snap-called with {q-Hearts}{j-Hearts} for a flush and had Piras drawing dead with {a-Clubs}{q-Spades}.

The river was the {4-Hearts} and Merten doubled up.

Other big stacks around the room include Claudio Celenza and Joao Lima.

Claudio Celenza de
Claudio Celenza
de 300,000 140,000
Joao Lima pt
Joao Lima
pt 295,000
Adel Kabbani fr
Adel Kabbani
fr 255,000 95,000
Thomas Merten DE
Thomas Merten
DE 150,000
Mauro Piras IT
Mauro Piras
IT 10,000 -110,000

Radicchi Calls the Bluff

• Nivo 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

David Abraham opened under the gun for 2,500 and got a call from a player from the hijack and Andrea Radicchi in the big blind.

The flop brought{4-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{7-Spades} to the table and all three players checked.

The turn was the {2-Diamonds} and Radicchi opted to lead for 3,300 forcing a fold from Abraham and a call from the hijack.

The river was the {j-Hearts} and Raddichi fired 4,500. His opponent spent some time in the tank before announcing a raise to 12,400 which was snap-called by Raddichi.

His opponent turned over a missed flush draw with {a-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} and Raddichi collected the pot with a pair of eights {8-Spades}{8-Hearts}.

Andrea Radicchi it
Andrea Radicchi
it 90,000 -90,000
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will_shill • Nivo 9: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

The tournament is going on another 15-minute break with 969 entries and approximately 424 players remaining.

When they return, late registration and re-entry will be open for another three levels.

Wein Runs into Aces and is Left Short

will_shill • Nivo 9: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

Andreas Heim was all in for 32,500 with {a-Spades}{a-Hearts} against the {a-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} of Uta Wein. Wein was looking for a miracle to overcome her opponent's monster starting hand.

The board came {k-Spades}{3-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{6-Spades}{k-Diamonds} with no such help, and she was left with a handful of blinds as the tournament approached the break.

Andreas Heim
Andreas Heim
Uta Wein
Uta Wein