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Blinds: 3,000-6,000 (ante: 500)
7.25pm: Dinner break chip counts
Daniel Alaei, USA, 430,000
Lev Myrmsky, 389,000
David Eldar, USA, 380,000
William Thorson, Sweden, Team PokerStars Pro 372,000
Tony G, Lithuania – 352,000
Florian Langmann, Germany, PokerStars ShootingStar – 343,000
Randy Dorfman, 303,000
Anthony Giuetti, 287,000
David Steicke, 235,000
Andrew Feldman, UK, 213,000
Betrand ‘ElkY’ Grospieller, France, Team PokerStars Pro, 200,000
Vanessa Rousso, USA, Team PokerStars Pro, 206,000
John Kabbaj, UK, 160,000
Roberto Romanello, UK, 147,000
7.15pm: Dinner break
Players are on a 90-minute dinner break. We’re now counting the stacks and will have them here shortly.
7.10pm: Ilari Sahamies out in 15th
Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies is gone, no doubt to cause some havoc on the online tables. He lost a chunk to team PokerStars Pro William Thorson, then the rest went the same way when his A-J was cracked by the Swede’s K-Q. That put Thorson up to 370,000.
7.05pm: Ilari’s turn to catch a card
Ilari Sahamies doubled up against ElkY holding K♠J♣ to the Frenchman’s dominating A♣J♥ when the board ran out 8♦K♥6♦7♣Q♣, putting Ziigmund up to 260,000.
Andrew Feldman also doubled up through PokerStars ShootingStar Florian Langmann, hitting a set of tens on the 10-7-4 flop to crack the German’s kings.
Not to be outdone, Lev Myrmsky completed a triplet of double ups, hitting at the right time when his A♦9♦ outpaced Daniel Alaei’s A♠K♦ on a handy 9♥10♣4♥10♠9♣ board.
6.50pm: Brits move up
Roberto Romanello has doubled up with A♦K♣ through Ilari Sahamies who held 4♦4♠ as they got it all in pre-flop with the board coming out 5♣3♣Q♦K♠5♠. Romanello had re-raised the Finn’s initial bet and eventually made the call after Sahamies revealed he had a small pair and wanted to know if Romanello would gamble. Sahamies now has about 120,000 left while Romanello is over 300,000.
John Kabbaj slow-played against PokerStars Pro Betrand ‘ElkY’ Grospieller and was rewarded with a double up. Kabbaj check-raised the K♣9♥6♥ flop before pushing the 2♥ turn, ElkY shrugging and calling with K♥8♦ but needing to hit one of his hole cards when Kabbaj turned over A♥A♠. The river was the A♦ completing Kabbaj’s double up to around 160,000. 15 players still remain.
6.40pm: Rousso doubles, slows down ElkY
Vanessa Rousso moves to 200,000 after doubling through ElkY, halting the Frenchman’s recent run up the leaderboard. On a flop of 2♠5♦5♠ ElkY bet 15,000 and Rousso moved in over the top for 99,000. ElkY dwelled for a few seconds before reluctantly making the call with 8♠8♦, only to be shown A♦A♠.
Moments earlier, after his huge catch against Devilfish, ElkY had four-bet Robert Romanello, knocking the Welshman off the pot and leaving him on a short stack.
6.20pm: Devilfish caught out by the river
Dave ‘Devilfish’ Ulliot has been knocked out of the high roller event in 16th place. He pushed over Team PokerStars Pro Betrand ‘ElkY’ Grospieller’s UTG raise for his short stack and ElkY made the call.
Ulliot said: “Please show A-Q!” and ElkY flipped A♠J♣ as the Englishman turned over A♥K♣. As the dealer put out a K♦6♣7♥ flop, Ulliot stated: “I like those cards…” but then a J♦ caused a little intake of breath from the gathering crowd. Then to top it off, the river was the J♠ and a loud groan could be heard as even ElkY winced at the outdraw leaving us with just 15 players remaining.
“That’s how you win tournaments,” Ulliot said, as he sloped away in disgust.
5.55pm: Take a break
The 16 left in the High Roller are stretching their legs before level 13 begins.