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Jeremy Ausmus Wins Event #4 - €1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha! (€70,324)

Jeremy Ausmus started today second in chips but after 199 hands, he has finished with gold on his arm and €70,324 in prize money. Ausmus has had numerous big results in his poker career, the most famous being his 5th place finish in last year's WSOP Main Event.

His victory here makes this his 10th WSOP cash this year and has now cashed in the WSOP, WSOPE and WSOP APAC all in 2013.

Michael Schwartz was the first player eliminated today, with Martin Kozlov following him next before former two-time bracelet winner Jason Mercier lost a pot for about half the chips in play to Juha Helppi and was eliminated in fourth place.

This left Helppi, Ausmus and the winner of the $10,000 PLO event from the 2012 WSOP Jan-Peter Jachtmann as the last three players remaining. Jachtmann was eventually eliminated and Helppi took a dominating lead into the heads-up.

After a long battle Ausmus prevailed thanks to several timely double ups and a cooler of a last hand to win his first bracelet, defeating an incredibly tough final table.  

1st - Jeremy Ausmus - €70,324
2nd - Juha Helppi - €43,441
3rd - Jan-Peter Jachtmann - €31,367
4th - Jason Mercier - €23,036
5th - Martin Kozlov - €17,210
6th - Michael Schwartz - €13,077


Ausmus Loves Winning Bracelets But Says He Plays to Provide for His Family

We caught Jeremy Ausmus on video moments after he won his first WSOP bracelet and even though he thinks gaining notoriety is great, poker is primarily a way to provide for his family.

The Las Vegas local has been crushing on the tournament circuit and is a successful cash game player at home which tells us his family will be looked after for many years to come.


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Juha Helppi Eliminated in 2nd Place (€43,441)

Hand #196

A chocolate bar was brought to Juha Helppi before Jeremy Ausmus opened the button to 40,000. Juha Helppi three-bet to 120,000. Asumus made the call and the dealer flipped over a 7 4 A flop.

Helppi led for 64,000 here and Ausmus quickly folded.

Hand #197

Juha Helppi limped the button and Jeremy Ausmus checked. The dealer turned over a 5 4 9 flop and Helppi led for 40,000 after Ausmus checked. Ausmus called and a T hit the turn. Ausmus checked here and Helppi led for 65,000. Back on Ausmus and he raised the pot -289,000. That bet left Ausmus with just a few thousand behind.

Helppi went into the tank, eventually deciding to fold.

Hand #198

Jeremy Ausmus had the button and raised it up to 40,000. Juha Helppi raised the pot – 120,000. Back on Ausmus and he opted to fold.

Hand #199

Juha Helppi limped the button and Jeremy Ausmus checked. The T T 4 flop would see Ausmus lead for 38,000. Juha Helppi decided to raise it up to 80,000 here. Ausmus took plenty of time before making it 140,000 to go. Then, very quickly Helppi had announced pot and all the chips were in the middle. At this point the chips were very close and the players weren’t aware who had whom covered.

Ausmus: A Q T 8
Helppi: A T 7 2

Both players had trip tens with an ace kicker (Ausmus also had a flush draw), but the 8 turn gave Ausmus a full house and with that, Helppi was drawing dead. The final card was a meaningless 3 and so Helppi was sent home in 2nd place and Ausmus was crowned the champion!

 

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Juha Helppi - 2nd Place

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Deadlocked

Hand #191

Juha Helppi raised to 40,000 and Jeremy Ausmus made the call. The flop was A J 5, Ausmus checked and Helppi bet 35,000. Ausmus made the call.

The turn was the 4, Ausmus checked a second time and Helppi checked back.

The river was the A and both checked. Ausmus showed J-9 in his hand and that was good enough for the pot.

Hand #192

Jeremy Ausmus raised to 40,000 and Juha Helppi folded.

Hand #193

Juha Helppi raised to 40,000 and Jeremy Ausmus folded.

Hand #194

Jeremy Ausmus raised to 40,000 and Juha Helppi folded.

Hand #195

Juha Helppi raised to 40,000 and Jeremy Ausmus called. The flop was J A 8 and both checked. The turn was the 9 and both checked again. The A came on the river. Both checked again. Ausmus won with Q-9-x-x

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Back and Forth Chip Trick

Hand #186

The first hand of the new level (Blinds 10,000/20,000) saw Jeremey Ausmus open the button to 40,000. Juha Helppi made the call and a K Q 9 flop was spread on the felt. Helppi checked and Ausmus bet 55,000. Helppi quickly folded and the pot went to Ausmus.

Hand #187

Juha Helppi opened the button to 40,000. Jeremy Ausmus made the call and the dealer turned over a 4 3 Q flop. Ausmus and Helppi both checked, ushering in a 4 on the turn. Another couple of checks and the board completed with a 5 on the river. Both players checked and Ausmus won the pot with Q-5.

Hand #188

Jeremy Ausmus opened the button to 40,000 and took down the pot.

Hand #189

Juha Helppi opened the button to 40,000. Jeremy Ausmus took a look at his cards and satisfied enough, made the call.

The flop was 5 A 9 and Ausmus quickly checked. On Helppi and he bet 47,000. Ausmus let his cards go and the chips went to Helppi.

Hand #190

Jeremy Ausmus had the button and raised it up to 40,000. Juha Helppi made the call and a 2 Q 6 flop was turned over. Both players checked and a 4 hit the turn. Helppi led for 35,000 here and Ausmus folded. 

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Last Three Hands of the Level

Hand #183

Juha Helppi limped in for 16,000 and Jeremy Ausmus checked. The flop was 6 5 3, Ausmus bet 25,000 and Helppi folded.

Hand #184

Jeremy Ausmus raised to 32,000 and Juha Helppi folded.

Hand #185

Juha Helppi raised to 32,000 and Jeremy Ausmus made the call. The flop was 3 T A, both players checked. The turn was the J and both players checked again. The river was 8 and Ausmus checked once more, Helppi bet 26,000 and Ausmus folded.

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On It Goes

Hand #178

Jeremy Ausmus raised to 32,000 from the button. Juha Helppi called out of the big blind and the dealer turned over a 6 8 J flop. Helppi checked here and Ausmus bet 34,000. Helppi check-raised the pot (166,000)) and Ausmus folded.

Hand #179

Juha Helppi limped the button and Jeremy Ausmus checked and so the dealer flipped over a 3 A 9 flop. Helppi led with a bet here and Ausmus let his cards hit the muck.

Hand #180

Jeremy Ausmus opened the button to 32,000 and Juha Helppi made the call. The flop was 7 9 8 and Helppi tapped the table. Ausmus checked behind and a 9 was dealt on the turn. Both players checked and a 8 completed the board on the river.

Both players checked again and Helppi showed T 5 hearts as part of his hand and that was enough to win the hand.

Hand #181

Juha Helppi raised the button to 32,000 and Jeremy Ausmus called. Both players checked the Q 7 3 flop and a K hit the turn. Another couple of checks and an 8 was dealt on the river.

Ausmus showed a set of sevens and that was enough to claim the pot.

Hand #182

Jeremy Ausmus had the button and raised it up to 32,000. Juha Helppi made the call and a 7 5 A flop was spread on the felt. Both players checked and a K hit the turn. Helppi bet 35,000 here and Ausmus let his hand go. 

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8000/16000
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The Evening Smallball Routine

Hand #173

Juha Helppi raised to 32,000 and Jeremy Ausmus called to see a 6 2 5 flop. Ausmus led out for 40,000 and Helppi made the call. The turn was the 9 and Ausmus thought for a minute before opting to check. Helppi, still as a statue, checked behind.

The river was the T and Ausmus led out for 100,000 and Helppi folded.

Hand #174

Jeremy Ausmus raised to 32,000 and Juha Helppi called. The flop was 4 K 8, Helppi checked and Ausmus bet 26,000, the Finnish player quickly folding.

Hand #175

Juha Helppi raised to 32,000 and Jeremy Ausmus made the call. The board came K 6 5 and both players checked. They also checked the 9 on the turn, then the dealer put out the Q on the river. Ausmus checked but Helppi bet 35,000. Ausmus folded.

Hand #176

Jeremy Ausmus raised to 32,000 and Juha Helppi called. The flop was Q 2 K and both players checked. The 9 came on the turn, Helppi fired out a bet of 35,000 and Ausmus made the call. The river was the K and Helppi checked again, Ausmus bet 105,000 and Helppi folded.

Hand #177

Juha Helppi raised to 32,000 and Jeremy Ausmus made the call. The flop was 4 8 K, Ausmus checked and Helppi bet 30,000. Ausmus folded.

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One Showdown

Hand #168

Jeremy Ausmus opened the button with a raise and Juha Helppi folded his cards.

Hand #169

Juha Helppi opened the button to 32,000 and Jeremy Ausmus folded.

Hand #170

Jeremy Ausmus had the button and raised it up to 32,000. Juha Helppi let his cards go and there was no further action.

Hand #171

Juha Helppi raised to 32,000 from the button and Jeremy Ausmus made the call. The flop was 9 4 4 and Helppi checked. The dealer flipped over a 2 on the turn and Ausmus led out with a bet of 50,000. Helppi had a look down at his cards before making the call.

The board completed with a 9 on the river and Ausmus checked. Helppi once again looked at his cards before this time checking.

“Ace high,” said Ausmus.

Helppi had a four in his hand and took it down.

Hand #172

Jeremy Ausmus was on the button and raised it up to 32,000. Juha Helppi made the call and a J A 2 flop was spread on the felt. Helppi check-folded to a bet. 

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Still Grinding

Hand #163

Juha Helppi raised to 32,000 and Jeremy Ausmus made the call to see a T 4 6 flop. Ausmus then check-folded to a 30,000 bet from Helppi.

Hand #164

Jeremy Ausmus raised to 32,000 and Juha Helppi folded.

Hand #165

Juha Helppi raised to 32,000 and Jeremy Ausmus called to see a J K 7 flop. Ausmus checked and Helppi checked behind.
The turn was the K and both players checked again. The 5 on the river didn't seem to change much and Ausmus fired a bet of 40,000 which Helppi called. Ausmus couldn't beat the Finn's 8 5 though and Helppi won another pot.

Hand #166

Jeremy Ausmus raised to 32,000 and Juha Helppi called to see a T 2 4 flop. Helppi checked, Ausmus continued with a bet of 25,000 and Helppi folded.

Hand #167

Juha Helppi limped in preflop and Jeremy Ausmus checked. The flop was 3 2 J and Ausmus check-called a bet of 18,000 from Helppi.

The turn was the A and Ausmus checked again, this time Helppi checked back.

The 6 came on the river and Ausmus fired out a bet of 40,000 and Helppi quickly mucked.

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Heads-Up Chip Trading

Hand #158

Jeremy Ausmus opened the button to 32,000 and Juha Helppi folded.

Hand #159

Juha Helppi folded the button.

Hand #160

Jeremy Ausmus opened the button to 32,000. Juha Helppi called and a 3 7 8 flop was spread on the felt. Both players checked and a 2 hit the turn. This time Helppi bet 55,000 and Ausmus made the call. The river was a 6 and Helppi checked. Ausmus took his time before checking behind. Helppi tabled an ace-high flush and took down the pot.

Hand #161

Juha Helppi opened the button to 32,000 and Jeremy Ausmus folded.

Hand #162

Jeremy Ausmus raised the button to 32,000 and Juha Helppi made the call.

On the 2 9 Q flop, Helppi and Ausmus both checked. The turn was a J and Helppi checked again, before Ausmus bet 38,000 and took down the pot. 

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8000/16000
Average Stack
414,000
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Ausmus Doubles Up Again

Hand #154

Jeremy Ausmus raised to 32,000 from the button and Juha Helppi folded.

Hand #155

Juha Helppi raised to 32,000 from the button and Jeremy Ausmus made the call. The flop was A 6 J, Ausmus checked and Helppi bet 25,000 and the American folded.

Hand #156

Jeremy Ausmus raised to 32,000 and Juha Helppi folded.

Hand #157

Juha Helppi raised to 48,000, Jeremy Ausmus thought for a moment, rechecked his cards before making the call. The flop was 2 3 J, Ausmus led out for a bet of 96,000. Helppi moved all in and Ausmus called.

Ausmus: Q J J 5

Helppi: A K 8 6

It was Ausmus' top set against Helppi's nut flush draw but the turn was the K and the river the 3 as Ausmus boated up to double to over 400,000. The chip stacks are virtually even.

 

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Back in Action

Juha Helppi and Jeremy Ausmus are back from their break and the cards are back in the air.

We are now commencing Level 21, with blinds at 8,000/16,000. 

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Break Counts

Here is how the players look at the break

Juha Helppi - 619,000
Jan-Peter Jachtmann - 209,000

 

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Nothing Much, Then a Break

Hand #151

Juha Helppi had the button and raised it up to 24,000. Jeremy Ausmus called and the dealer turned over a 5 A Q and Ausmus checked. Helppi bet 28,000 and Ausmus let his cards hit the muck.

Hand #152

Jeremy Ausmus raised the button to 25,000. Juha Helppi made the call and a J Q A flop was spread on the felt. Both players checked and a 2 hit the turn. Helppi checked and this time Ausmus bet 30,000. Helppi looked down at his cards before eventually making the call.

The river was a 7 and both players checked. At showdown, Helppi showed K-T and the straight was enough to win the hand.

Hand #153

Juha Helppi limped the button and Jeremy Ausmus checked the big blind. When the dealer spread out a 6 6 K flop, Ausmus led for 20,000 and Helppi folded.

Break Time

The players have been sent on a 15-minute break.

“Hanging around, hanging around, can't be beat” said Helppi in a Teddy KGB accent on his way out the door.

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Average Stack
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Ausmus Flushed with More Chips

Hand #146

Juha Helppi got a walk.

Hand #147

Juha Helppi raised to 24,000 and Jeremy Ausmus called. The flop was 8 6 6 and Ausmus check-folded to an 18,000 bet.

Hand #148

Juha Helppi got a walk.

Hand #149

Jeremy Ausmus got a walk.

Hand #150

Jeremy Ausmus raised to 36,000, Juha Helppi reraised pot, Ausmus was all in for 138,000 and battling for survival, Helppi was on the cusp of a first bracelet.

Ausmus: K K 6 3

Helppi: A Q T 7

The flop was A 5 6 and Helppi took the lead but Ausmus picked up a flush draw as well as many other outs. The turn was the 7 and Ausmus made the nut flush but Helppi could still win if he caught a seven or an ace on the river. The 5 paired the board, but it was the wrong card for the Finn.

Ausmus is back up to 276,000 but Helppi still has a 2:1 chip lead.

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First Heads-Up Hands

Hand #141

The first hand of heads-up saw Juha Helppi open the button with a raise. Jeremy Ausmus raised pot and Helppi folded.

Hand #142

Jeremy Ausmus opened the button and Juha Helppi three-bet to 72,000. Ausmus made the call and the dealer flipped over an unknown flop. Helppi led for 40,000 and took it down.

Hand #143

Juha Helppi opened the button to 24,000 and Jeremy Ausmus made the call. On the 9 4 A flop, Ausmus check-folded to a bet of 24,000 from Helppi.

Hand #144

Jeremy Ausmus had the button and raised it up to 25,000. Juha Helppi folded and the pot went to Ausmus.

Hand #145

Juha Helppi opened the button to 24,000 and Jeremy Ausmus made the call. On the J K J flop, Ausmus checked and Helppi checked as well. The turn was an 8 and both players checked.

The board completed with a 2 and both players checked again.

Helppi had pocket queens in his hand and that was enough to take down the pot. 

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6000/12000
Average Stack
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Jan-Peter Jachtmann Eliminated in 3rd Place (€31,367)

Hand #138

Jeremy Ausmus raised to 25,000 and Jan-Peter Jachtmann made the call in the small blind. The flop was A 3 J , Jachtmann checked and Ausmus checked behind him to see the 7 appear on the turn.

This time the German led out for 55,000 and Ausmus made the call, the 9 came on the river and Jachtmann fired 45,000 this time. Ausmus folded and Jachtmann picked up another pot.

Hand #139

Juha Helppi raised to 36,000 in the small blind and Jeremy Ausmus made it 108,000 in the big blind and Helppi folded.

Hand #140

Juha Helppi limped on the button, Jeremy Ausmus made the call in the small blind before Jan-Peter Jachtmann made it 48,000 in the big blind. Helppi called and Ausmus folded.

The flop was 6 7 2 and Jachtmann thought for minute before betting 100,000. Helppi moved all in.

Jachtmann sat back in his seat for a moment before calling off his remaining 120,000 or so.

Jachtmann: A A T 9

Helppi: Q Q 7 6

Jachtmann had the overpair and the gutshot against Helppi's two pair. The 3 on the turn changed nothing and the 5 on the river meant the German finished 3rd and Helppi has a healthy chip lead going into the heads up.

Helppi: 570,000
Ausmus: 258,000

 

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Two Flops in Five

Hand #133

Jeremy Ausmus received the walk.

Hand #134

Juha Helppi folded the button and Jeremy Ausmus limped the small blind. Jan-Peter Jachtmann raised the big blind and Ausmus made the call.

On the Q 5-X flop, Jachtmann bet pot and Ausmus got out of the way.

Hand #135

All three players took a 7 2 A flop in a limped pot. Juha Helppi led on the flop and picked up the small pot.

Hand #136

Jan-Peter Jachtmann had the button and he limped. Juha Helppi called out of the small blind and Jeremy Ausmus bet pot from the big blind. It was 48,000 total to go and both Jachtmann and Helppi folded.

Hand #137

Juha Helppi raised it up to 20,000 from the button. Only Jan-Peter Jachtmann called out of the big blind. The flop was J J 7 and Jachtmann checked. Helppi bet 18,000 and Jachtmann let his cards go. 

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Still No End in Sight

Hand #128

Jeremy Ausmus limped in the small blind and Jan-Peter Jachtmann checked his option. They saw a 3 8 7 flop where Ausmus check-called a bet of 16,000 to see the Q on the turn.

Ausmus checked again and Jachtmann bet 40,000 this time. Ausmus now check-raised for pot making it 176,000. Jachtmann folded instantly.

Hand #129

Jeremy Ausmus raised to 25,000 on the button and both Jan-Peter Jachtmann and Juha Helppi came along for the ride. The flop was 5 2 4, Jachtmann checked and Helppi bet 30,000, Ausmus announced pot and both other players folded.

Hand #130

Jan-Peter Jachtmann raised to 30,000 and won the blinds.

Hand #131

Juha Helpi had raised to 24,000 preflop and was called by Jeremy Ausmus and Jan-Peter Jachtmann. The flop came Q T 3 and it was checked to the Finn who bet 26,000 and won the pot.

Hand #132

Jeremy Ausmus limped on the button, Jan-Peter Jachtmann folded in the small blind and Juha Helppi checked. The flop was 4 5 A and Helppi fired a bet of 18,000 to win the pot.

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6000/12000
Average Stack
276,000
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Trading Chips

Hand #123

The first hand of the new level (Blinds 6,000/12,000) saw Jeremy Ausmus limp the button and Jan-Peter Jachtmann fold the small blind. Juha Helppi checked the big blind and a 6 2 9 flop saw Helppi check and Ausmus bet 20,000. Helppi then raised pot and Ausmus got out of the way.

Hand #124

Jan-Peter Jachtmann limped the button and Juha Helppi and Jeremy Ausmus came along for the ride from the blinds. Helppi and Jachtmann committed a bet on the 4 6 5 flop, while Ausmus got out of the way. Helppi and Jachtmann checked the 6 turn and a 4 hit the river. This time when Helppi checked, Jachtmann bet 44,000 and Helppi went into the tank.

Eventually Helppi opted to call and then mucked when Jachtmann showed T 8 5 4.

Hand #125

Folded to Jeremy Ausmus raised the small blind to 36,000 and that was enough to win the pot.

Hand #126

Jeremy Ausmus was on the button when he limped he in. Jan-Peter Jachtmann called out of the small blind and Juha Helppi checked the big blind.

The dealer spread out a 5 T 6 and Helppi led for 17,000 and picked up the pot.

Hand #127

Jan-Peter Jachtmann folded his button and Juha Helppi limped from the small blind. Jeremy Ausmus checked the big blind and a K J 7 flop was spread on the felt. Helppi led for 20,000 here and Ausmus quickly folded. 

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6000/12000
Average Stack
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Ausmus Doubles Up Through Jachtmann

Hand #120

Jeremy Ausmus raised to 35,000 from the button and Jan-Peter Jachtmann and Juha Helppi both called. The flop was J T 2 and Jachtmann bet the pot (105,000), Helppi folded and Ausmus called all in.

Ausmus: K T 9 3

Jachtmann: A K Q 2

The turn was the 7 and the river was the 6. Ausmus' tens were still good and he doubled up to about 260,000.  

Hand #121

Jan-Peter Jachtmann folded his button, Juha Helppi folded the small blind and Jeremy Ausmus received a walk.

Hand #122

Juha Helppi raised the button to 20,000 and picked up the blinds.

 

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Helppi Finds a Double, Leaves Ausmus Short

Hand #115

Jan-Peter Jachtmann limped the button and Juha Helppi called out of the small blind. A check from Jeremy Ausmus in the big blind and the dealer would turn over a K Q 9. The turn was a K and Helppi bet 18,000 – enough to pick up the pot.

Hand #116

Folded to Jeremy Ausmus in the small blind and he would limp in. Jan-Peter Jachtmann checked the big blind and a 6 K T flop hit the felt. Ausmus led for 15,000 here and Jachtmann let his hand go.

Hand #117

Jeremy Ausmus called from the button, Jan-PeterJachtmann called from the small blind and Juha Helppi checked the big blind.

All three players checked the K 8 7 flop and a 9 hit the turn. This time when it was checked to Ausmus he bet 20,000. That was enough to win the pot.

Hand #118

Jan-Peter Jachtmann limped the button and Juha Helppi raised it up to 40,000 in the small blind. Ausmus folded his big blind, while Jachtmann made the call.

On the J 2 7 flop, Helppi checked and Jachtmann bet the pot. Helppi wanted no part of it, letting his cards go and sending the pot to Jachtmann.

Hand #119

Juha Helppi had the button and raised it up to 35,000. Jeremy Ausmus then announced “pot” from the small blind and Helppi did the same and just like that Hellpi was all in for around 175,000.

Helppi: A K Q Q
Ausmus: K K 5 Q

The A 8 7 J 7 board was what Helppi needed as he is up to around 372,000. Ausmus is the short stack again, with around 120,000.

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5000/10000
Average Stack
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Jachtmann Dominating

Hand #110

Juha Helppi made it 20,000 preflop and Jan-Peter Jachtmann called in the big blind. The German check-called a bet of 23,000 on the 7 9 8 flop before the Q turn and 8 river were checked down. Jachtmann showed Q 7 6 3 for a rivered flush to win the pot.

Hand #111

Jeremy Ausmus raised to 22,000 and was called by Jan-Peter Jachtmann and Juha Helppi, everyone checked the T 2 7 flop.

The turn was the 9, Jachtmann checked again, as did Helppi and Ausmus made it three.

The river was the 3 and Jachtmann bet 35,000 to win the pot.

Hand #112

Jeremy Ausmus got a walk.

Hand #113

Jeremy Ausmus limped in the small blind but folded sharply when Jan-Peter Jachtmann made it 30,000 in the big blind.

Hand #114

Jeremy Ausmus raised to 22,000. Jan-Peter Jachtmann and Juha Helppi both called to see a T 7 9 flop.

Everyone checked to see the 6 appear on the turn. Jachtmann led out for 45,000, Helppi and Ausmus both folded.

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5000/10000
Average Stack
276,000
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Not Much Action Here

Hand #104

Juha Helppi opened the button to 20,000 and picked up the blinds.

Hand #105

Juha Helppi received a walk.

Hand #106

Jeremy Ausmus received a walk.

Hand #107

Juha Helppi opened it up to 20,000 from the button and both blinds called.

The players checked it down a J K 4 4 3 board.

At showdown, Helppi won the hand with A J 9 8.

Hand #108

Jeremy Ausmus opened the button to 20,000. Jan-Peter Jachtmann raised the pot from the small blind and it was back on Ausmus, who made the call. The flop was 4 8 6 and Jachtmann moved all in. Ausmus folded and the pot went to Jachtmann.

Hand #109

Jan-Peter Jachtmann opened the button to 25,000. Both the blinds folded. 

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Average Stack
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Ausmus Doubles Up Through Helppi

Hand #99

Jeremy Ausmus raised to 22,000 and Jan-Peter Jachtmann made the call to see the K 5 2 flop. Jachtmann quickly folded to a 20,000 bet.

Hand #100

Juha Helppi limped in the small blind and Jeremy Ausmus checked his option in the big blind to see a 3 9 4 flop. Helppi led for 15,000 and Ausmus folded.

Hand #101

Jeremy Ausmus limped in the small blind and Jan-Peter Jachtmann checked. The flop was A Q T and Ausmus led for 15,000 and Jachtmann folded.

Hand #102

Jeremy Ausmus raised to 23,000 from the button and Juha Helppi potted from the big blind to 74,000 getting the American to fold.

Hand #103

Juha Helppi raised to 30,000 and Jeremy Ausmus reraised to 90,000 and Helpi called. The flop was 9 8 7 and Helppi bet 110,000. Ausmus moved in for 121,000 and Helppi called.

Helppi: A K J 3

Ausmus: A K J 7

The 4 turn changed nothing and neither did the 8 river. Ausmus doubled up to about 250,000 and Helppi's lead has mostly dissolved.

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5000/10000
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Ausmus Picks Up Some More

Hand #95

Jeremy Ausmus raised the pot from the small blind and Jan-Peter Jachtmann called out of the big blind

Both players checked the 6 2 7 flop and the 5 turn. The river was an 8 and both players again checked. We were unable to see Ausmus’s cards, but he took down the pot with a pair of sixes.

Hand #96

Jeremy Ausmus opened the button and picked up the blinds.

Hand #97

Juha Helppi raised it up to 30,000 (the pot) and the rest of the table got out of the way.

Hand #98

Jan-Peter Jachtmann opened the button to 20,000 and Jeremy Ausmus called out of the big blind. On the 4 4 J flop, Helppi led for 22,000. Jachtmann called and the turn brought about an #A. This time Helppi bet 35,000 and Jachtmann got out of the way.  

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Ausmus Doubles Through Helppi

Hand #93

Jeremy Ausmus opened to 35,000 from the button and won the blinds.

Hand #94:

Juha Helppi raised to 30,000 and Jeremy Ausmus made the call to see a 4 7 K. Helppi quickly bet the pot (60,000) and Ausmus moved all in, Helppi called.

Ausmus: 9 8 6 4

Helppi: A K Q J

Ausmus had a pair and a gutshot while Helppi had top pair.

The turn was the 9 and Ausmus improved to two pair while Helppi needed a seven or any card above a nine to knock him out.

The river was the 5 and Ausmus made a straight to double up to about 170,000.  

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Average Stack
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Back to Action

The players are back in their seats and the cards are in the air!

We are now commencing Level 19, with blinds at 5,000/10,000. 

 

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Three-Handed Counts

These are the chip counts for the three remaining players while on break. 

Juha Helppi - 473,000
Jan-Peter Jachtmann - 266,000
Jeremy Ausmus - 89,000

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Double for Jachtmann

Hand #91

Jan-Peter Jachtmann had the button and limped in. Juha Helppi raised the pot (32,000) from the button and Jeremy Ausmus got out of the way. Jachtmann double checked his cards before making the call.

On an unknown flop, Helppi bet pot and Jachtmann quickly folded.

Hand #92

Juha Helppi had the button and limped in. Jeremy Ausmus folded his small blind and Jan-Peter Jachtmann checked his big blind.

When the dealer flipped over a 5 T 6 flop, Jachtmann checked and Helppi bet 20,000. Back on Jachtmann and he moved all in for a little over 100,000. Helppi made the call and Jachtmann was at risk.

Jachtmann: T J A 5
Helppi: Q 7 7 4

The turn was a 6 and the river was a T, with Jachtmann’s hand holding up against the big draws of Helppi.

Break Time

The three remaining players have been sent on a 15-minute break. 

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Three-Handed Action

Hand #84

Juha Helppi got a walk.

Hand #85

Jan-Peter Jachtmann limped on the button, Juha Helppi called in the small blind and Jeremy Ausmus checked.

The flop was K 7 5 and all three players checked. The turn was the 6 and it was checked around for a second time.

The river was the Q and again no-one wanted to bet. Ausmus won the pot with Q J J 7 making two pair on the river.

Hand #86

Juha Helppi raised to 16,000 on the button to win the pot.

Hand #87

Jan-Peter Jachtmann limped in the small blind and Juha Helppi made it 24,000 in the big blind. The German called to see a K 3 5 flop but check-folded to a 17,000 bet. Helppi showed pocket kings for top set.

Hand #88

Juha Helppi limped in the small blind and Jeremy Ausmus checked his option. The flop was 7 5 6. Helppi checked and Ausmus bet 12,000 which won him the pot as Helppi dumped his cards.

Hand #89

Juha Helppi raised to 16,000 from the button. Jeremy Ausmus called in the small blind and Jan-Peter Jachtmann called in the big blind.

The flop was 2 J 8 which everyone checked. The Q came on the turn, Ausmus checked a second time, Jachtmann bet 40,000 and everyone folded.

The German showed J-9-9-5 for the straight blockers.

Hand #90

Juha Helppi got a walk.

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Jason Mercier Eliminated in 4th Place (€23,036)

Jason Mercier - 4th Place
Jason Mercier - 4th Place

Hand #82

Jan-Peter Jachtmann limped from under the gun and took to a 3 Q 8 flop with Jason Mercier and Jeremy Ausmus out of the blinds.

All three players committed 13,000 on the flop, with Jachtmann being the aggressor. The turn was a A and all three players checked. The river was 2 and Jachtmann bet 20,000. Jason Mercier folded and then after some contemplation, Ausmus did the same.

Hand #83

Juha Helppi was under the gun and raised it up to 16,000. Jason Mercier was on the button and raised it up to 60,000. The dealer spread out a Q 2 2 flop and Mercier quickly  moved all in for 128,000. Helppi made the call and Mercier was at risk.

Mercier: A A J 8
Helppi: K Q T 9

Mercier was out in front at the moment, but a K hit the turn, giving Helppi the flush. Mercier needed to hit an ace or a deuce on the river, but the final card on was a T, meaning Mercier had fallen three places shy of winning his third gold bracelet. 

Hellpi now has a big chip lead against his two opponents. 

 

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Passing the Chips Around

Hand #77

Jeremy Ausmus limped from UTG and Juha Helppi called in the small blind. Jason Mercier checked in the big blind and they saw a 4 8 3# board that was checked around. The T turn was checked over to Helppi who bet 10,000 and quickly won the pot.

Hand #78

Juha Helppi raised to 16,000 on the button before instantly folding when Jason Mercier made it 56,000 in the small blind.

Hand #79

Jason Mercier called on the button and Jan-Peter Jachtmann checked in the big blind. The flop was Q Q 5, Jachtmann checked, Mercier bet 8,000 and the German folded.

Hand #80

Jan-Peter Jachtmann limped in the small blind and Juha Helppi made it 24,000 in the big blind which was enough to win the Finn the pot.

Hand #81

Jan-Peter Jachtman limped on the button, Juha Helppi called in the small blind and Jason Mercier checked to see a 6 3 K flop. Mercier led out with an 8,000 bet and the other two players mucked.

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Jachtmann Gains a Few

Hand #72

Jason Mercier was under the gun when he put in a raise. The rest of the table got out of the way as he picked up the blinds.

Hand #73

Jan-Peter Jachtmann limped the button, Juha Helppi called out of the small blind and Jason Mercier checked the big blind.

All three players checked the Q 9 K flop and a T hit the turn. This time Mercier led with a bet, Jan-Peter Jachtmann called and Helppi got out of the way. The 5 river would see both players check and Jachtmann rake in the pot as his hand featured K-J for the straight.

Hand #74

Juha Helppi opened it up to 16,000 from the button and picked up the blinds.

Hand #75

Folded around to Jeremy Ausmus in the small blind and he made the call. Jan-Peter Jachtmann raised the pot and Ausmus folded.

Hand #76

The action folded around to Jan-Peter Jachtmann in the small blind and he made the call. Juha Helppi checked the big blind and the dealer turned over a 6 2 9 flop. Jachtmann checked and Helppi led for 9,000. Jachtmann made the call and a 8 hit the turn. Jachtmann again checked and so too did Helppi.

The river was a K and Jachtmann and Helppi both checked. At showown, Jachtmann had pocket aces, while Helppi’s four cards went into the muck. 

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Average Stack
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Everyone Gets a Pot

Hand #67

Jason Mercier raised to 16,000 and Jan-Peter Jachtmann called in the big blind. The flop was K 9 A. Jachtmann checked and Mercier bet 13,000, Jachtmann made the call to see the 2 on the turn.

Jachtmann checked a second time but Mercier was not slowing down and bet 34,000. Jachtmann thought for a couple of minutes before finally folding his hand.

Hand #68

Jeremy Ausmus (below) limped on the button, Jan-Peter Jachtmann called in the small blind and Juha Helppi checked his option.

The flop was 3 8 7 and it was checked to Ausmus who bet 16,000. Jachtmann made the call and Helppi folded.

The turn was the 4 and Jachtmann checked again but this time Ausmus checked behind.
The 2 came on the river and both players checked again. Jachtmann announced, “tens” but Ausmus showed A Q 8 7 for top two pair to take the pot.

Hand #69

Jeremy Ausmus limped for 8,000 and Jan-Peter Jachtmann made it 26,000 on the button. The blinds both folded and Ausmus made the call.

The flop came 4 K 2 and Ausmus checked across to Jachtmann who bet 28,000 and the former instantly folded.

Hand #70

Juha Helppi raised to 16,000 on the button. Jeremy Ausmus made the call in the big blind. The flop was 3 T A, Ausmus checked and Helppi bet 15,000. That was enough to win another pot for the increasingly formidable Finn.

Hand #71

Juha Helppi raised to 16,000. It was passed Jan-Peter Jachtmann in the big blind who called to see an A Q 3 flop. Jachtmann checked and Helppi bet 13,000, Jachtmann folded and it was another pot for Helppi.

 

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Few Before the Level Up

Hand #64

Jason Mercier was first to act when he opened it up to 12,000. Only Juha Helppi in the big blind called.

The 3 2 Q flop would see Helppi check and Mercier do the same. The turn was a 5 and both players checked. The board completed with an unknown card and both players quickly checked. At showdown, Mercier had A-Q in his hand and that was enough to take it down.

Hand #65

Jeremy Ausmus was first to act and raised it up to 15,000. The action folded to Jason Mercier in the big blind and he re-raised to 48,000 total, leaving himself with around 80,000 behind. Ausmus eventually called and the dealer turned over a 5 8 J flop.

Mercier immediately moved all in on the flop. It was 78,000 to Ausmus and he decided to let it go.

Hand #66

Jan-Peter Jachtmann opened the button to 14,000 and Juha Helppi called out of the big blind.

The 9 J Q flop would see both players check and a 6 hit the turn. Helppi checked and Jachtmann bet 30,000. Helppi quickly folded and the pot went to Jachtmann. 

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Average Stack
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Martin Kozlov Eliminated in 5th Place (€17,210)

Martin Kozlov - 5th Place
Martin Kozlov - 5th Place

Hand #60

It was folded to Jan-Peter Jachtmann who raised to 12,000. Juha Helppi made it 42,000 from the small blind and Jachtmann folded.

Hand #61

Jeremy Ausmus limped in preflop and it was folded to Jason Mercier in the big blind who checked. The flop came A J 7, Mercier checked and Ausmus bet 10,000. Mercier check-raised to what looked to be 35,000 and Ausmus instantly folded.

Hand #62

Jan-Peter Jachtmann limped from UTG, Jason Mercier called in the small blind and Jeremy Ausmus checked in the big blind.
The flop was K 7 A, all three players checked.

The 5 came on the turn, Mercier checked and Ausmus bet 15,000, Jachtmann folded and Mercier quickly followed suit.

Hand #63

Juha Helppi raised to 12,000, Martin Kozlov made the call in the seat next to him and Jan-Peter Jachtmann called in the big blind. The flop was 4 J 3, Jachtmann checked, Helppi bet 19,000 and Kozlov raised to 90,000.

Jachtmann quickly folded and Helppi moved all in. Kozlov called off the rest of his chips.

Helppi: A K Q J

Kozlov: A 8 7 5

Helppi had top pair while Kozlov had a double gutshot with two back door flush draws. The 3 on the turn changed nothing and the Q on the river meant Kozlov had missed. He was eliminated in 5th place while Helppi, the short stack at the break, is now the big chip leader.

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Big Double Up for Helppi

Hand #55

Jeremy Ausmus was in the cutoff when he limped in. Juha Helppi called out of the small blind and Martin Kozlov checked out of the big blind. The flop was 8 5 2 and Helppi quickly checked. Kozlov bet 13,000 and Ausmus made the call. Helppi got out of the way and a J was dealt on the turn.

This time Kozlov checked and Ausmus took his time before also checking. The final card on the board was a 7. Kozlov checked again and Ausmus bet 30,000. Kozlov got out of the way and Ausmus scooped the pot.

Hand #56

Jan-Peter Jachtmann limped from the cutoff. Martin Kozlov put in the extra chips from the small blind and Jason Mercier checked out of the big blind. All three players checked the 3 9 T flop and a 9 hit the turn. Kozlov checked here and Mercier bet 11,000. Jachtmann made the call, while Kozlov got out of the way

The river was a 5 and both players checked. At showdown, Mercier showed an unspecified pair of queens, which went into the muck when Jachtmann showed his hand.

Hand #57

Jan-Peter Jachtmann limped from under the gun and so too did Martin Kozlov, from the button. Jeremey Ausmus checked his big blind and dealer turned over a 6 7 6 flop. Ausmus led for 13,000 here and Jachtmann let his cards go.

Hand #58

The action folded to Jeremy Ausmus in the small blind and he put in the extra chips to call. Jan-Peter Jachtmann checked the big blind and the dealer flipped over a 3 4 J flop. Both players checked and a 2 hit the turn. Another couple of checks and an unknown card was dealt on the river.

When both players checked again, Ausmus turned over 8 8 6 A, with the pair of eights enough to win the pot.

Hand #59

Folded to Jeremy Ausmus on the button and he raised it up to 13,000. Juha Helppi was in the big blind and he raised the pot – to 42,000. Back on Ausmus and he made the call.

The J 9 3 flop would see Helppi move all in for around 60,000 and Ausmus make the call.

Ausmus: Q T 9 3
Helppi: A K T 2

It was Ausmus in the lead with two-pair and a big draw, but Helppi had better draws.

The 4 turn was inconsequential, while the Q river gave Helppi the nut flush and enough to double up. 

 

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Helppi Gets Some Back

Hand #50

Jan-Peter Jachtmann raised to 12,000 on the button. Martin Kozlov reraised to 39,000 from the big blind putting in around a third of his stack. Jachtmann gave it some serious contemplation but ended up folding.

Hand #51

Jeremy Ausmus raised to 15,000 from UTG and Jason Mercier called in the big blind to see a 4 7 3 flop. Mercier checked and Ausmus bet 22,000, enough to get Mercier off the hand.

Hand #52

Jeremy Ausmus got a walk. Everything is coming up Milhouse!

Hand #53

Martin Kozlov raised to 12,000 preflop and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #54

Jeremy Ausmus who raised to 13,000 from the button and Juha Helppi potted in the big blind for 42,000. Ausmus made the call and they saw a A K T flop. Helppi moved all in for 29,000 and Ausmus tanked for a couple of minutes before folding to the Finn.

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Slow After the Break

 Hand #45

The first hand back from the break saw the action fold around to Jan-Peter Jachtmann on the button. He raised it up to 12,000 and Martin Kozlov three-bet to 29,000 from the big blind. Jachtmann opted to fold and the pot went to Kozlov.

Hand #46

A flurry of cards went into the muck from all directions of the table as Jason Mercier received a walk.

Hand #47

The action folded around to Jason Mercier in the small blind and he made the call. Jeremy Ausmus checked the big blind and the dealer turned over a 2 7 A flop. Both players checked and a 4 hit the turn. This time Mercier led for 8,000 and Ausmus made the call.

The board completed with a A on the river and Mercier bet 21,000. Ausmus made the call and showed K-Q-X-X. That went into the muck though as Ausmus showed Q T-X-X for a flush.

Hand #48

Martin Kozlov opened it up to 12,000 and only Jan-Pter Jachtmann, from the big blind, would make the call.

On an unknown flop, Kozlov led with a bet and Jachtmann got out of the way.

Hand #49

Jeremy Ausmus had the button and limped in. Jan-Peter Jachtmann put in the extra from the small blind and Juha Helppi checked the big blind.

The dealer turned over a Q 7 9 flop, it was checked to Ausmus and he bet 13,000. His opponents folded and the small pot went to Ausmus. 

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Blinds
3000/6000
Average Stack
165,600
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We're Back!

After a brief color up, the players are back in their seats.

 

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Counts at the Break

Here is how the players are looking on the first break of the day.

Jeremy Ausmus – 253,000
Jan-Peter Jachtmann – 215,000
Jason Mercier – 167,000
Martin Kozlov – 110,000
Juha Helppi – 83,000

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One Hand and Break Time

Hand #44

Martin Kozlov called from under the gun and it folded around to Jan-Peter Jachtmann in the small blind, who called. Juha Helppi checked from the big blind and a K 8 J# flop hit the felt. All three players checked and a 4 hit the turn. Another three checks and a 4 completed the board. This time Jachtmann bet 8,000 and both his opponents folded.

Break Time

The players have been sent on a 15-minute break. The 500-denomination chips will now be raced off. See you back here soon!

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Play Still Cautious

Hand #39

Jeremy Ausmus raised to 9,000 on the button and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #40

Jason Mercier called preflop, Juha Helppi called in the small blind and Martin Kozlov checked hos option in the big blind.

The flop was 5 4 J, Helppi and Kozlov both checked and Mercier bet 4,000. Helppi made the call and Kozlov folded.

The turn was the 4 and both players checked.

The river was the 7 and Helppi checked a third time, Mercier checking behind him.

Helppi turned over A 7 4 3 for a full house and Mercier mucked.

Hand #41

Jan-Peter Jachtmann raised to 9,000 from UTG and Jason Mercier called in the big blind to se a K 4 9 flop. Both players opted to check.

The turn was the 5, Mercier fired out 16,000 and Jachtmann folded.

Hand #42

Jeremy Ausmus received a walk.

Hand #43

Martin Kozlov raised to 8,000. Jason Mercier was the only caller. The flop was 2 6 9 and Kozlov bet 12,000 which Mercier called.

The turn was the A and Kozlov bet 46,000 – Mercier folded instantly.

 

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Mercier Wins Some More

Hand #34

Jeremy Ausmus  had the button and the action folded all the way around to Jan-Peter Jachtmann in the small blind. He called and Juha Helppi checked out of the big blind.

The 2 T 6 flop saw Jachtmann check and Hellpi bet 6,000. Jachtmann called and a T hit the turn. Both players checked and the board completed with a  A and both players checked.

At showdown, Jachtmann tabled Q T 5 3 and that was enough to send Helppi’s cards into the muck.

Hand #35

Jason Mercier opened it up to 8,000 from the hijack. Both Juha Helppi, from the small blind, and Martin Kozlov, from the big blind, made the call.

On the 5 4 8 flop, the action checked to Mercier, who bet 10,500. Helppi then check-raised it up to 20,500 and Kozlov got out of the way. Mercier made the call and a 9 hit the turn. Helppi again checked, at which point Mercier announced “pot!” Helppi folded and Mercier won the chips.

Hand #36

Jeremy Ausmus opened it up to 10,000 from under the gun. Juha Helppi called from the button and so too did Martin Kozlov from the small blind.

The dealer flipped over a A 3 T flop and Kozlov quickly checked. Ausmus bet 20,000 and it was on Kozlov. Eventually he folded and the pot went to Ausmus. Kozlo’s stack is at it’s lowest point of the day – well under 100,000.

Hand #37

Jan-Peter Jachtmann limped from under the gun and Jeremy Ausmus and Jason Mercier came along for the ride from the blinds.

All three players check down a 9 K 9 8 3 board and at showdown, Mercier showed K-8-5-4 which was strong enough to send Jachtmann and Ausmus’s cards into the muck.

Hand #38

Jason Mercier opened it up to 8,000 from the button. Jan-Peter Jachtmann called from the big blind and the dealer turned over a J 9 T flop. Jachtmann checked and Mercier bet 7,000. That small bet was enough to win the pot. 

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The Mercier Recovery Continues

Hand #29

Juha Helppi received a walk.

Hand #30

Jeremy Ausmus raised to 10,000 preflop, everyone folded and he won the blinds.

Hand #31

Martin Kozlov limped from the small blind and Jason Mercier checked. The flop was 9 T T, Kozlov bet 4,500 and Mercier called.

The turn was the 2 and Kozlov checked, Mercier quickly checked behind.

The 9 came on the river and Kozlov checked again and Mercier checked back.

Kozlov showed a pair of aces in his hand but Mercier picked up the pot with J T 7 4 for a Jack-high flush.

Hand #32

Martin Kozlov limped on the button, Jason Mercier called in the small blind and Jeremy Ausmus checked. The flop was 4 7 2 and Mercier came out with a 5,500 bet, Ausmus and Kozlov both quickly folded.

Hand #33

Jason Mercier raised to 8,000 on the button, Jeremy Ausmus called in the small blind and Jan-Peter Jachtmann made the call in the big blind. The flop was T 2 6 which was checked around.

The 4 on the turn completed a rainbow board, Ausmus checked again and Jachtmann bet 16,000. Mercier called and Ausmus folded.

The river was the 7 and Jachtman checked, Mercier checked back. Jachtmann announced “One pair,” and Mercier tabled K K T 2 for two pair and the pot.

 

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Jachtmann Wins a Couple

Hand #25

Jeremy Ausmus opened it up to 9,000 from the cutoff and Jan-Peter Jachtmann made the call from the button. Both the blinds folded and the dealer turned over a 9 5 J. Both players checked and a T hit the turn. Once again both players checked and a T completed the board on the river.

This time when Ausmus checked, Jachtmann bet 15,000. Ausmus re-checked his cards before letting them go and sending the pot to Jachtmann.

Hand #26

Jeremy Ausmus limped from under the gun and Jan-Peter Yachtmann did the same on his direct left. Juha Helppi then limped the button, Martin Kozlov limped the small blind and Jason Mercier checked out of the big blind.

Community pot!

The flop was 4 6 J and the action folded to Juha Helppi on the button. He bet 4,000 and then Kozlov raised it up to 15,000. The rest of the table got out of the way and it was back on Helppi. Eventually he decided to fold and the pot went to Kozlov.

Hand #27

Jan-Peter Yachtmann limped from under the gun, Martin Kozlov did the same from the button and Jeremy Ausmus checked out of the big blind.

On the K A 4 flop, all three players committed a bet, with Yachtmann being the aggressor. The turn was an 8 and Yachtmann bet again, this time 20,500. Both Kozlov and Ausmus folded and the pot went to Yachtmann.

Hand #28

The action folded to Jason Mercier on the button and he raised it up to 8,000. The blinds folded and the small pot went to Mercier.   

 

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Mercier Doubles Up

Jason Mercier manages to double up.
Jason Mercier manages to double up.

Hand #22

This hand was the start of the new blind level. Jan-Peter Jachtmann raised to 10,500 from UTG. Martin Kozlov called on the button, Jason Mercier folded in the small blind and Jeremy Ausmus called in the big blind.

The flop was 8 7 5, all three players checked.

The turn was the 4 and all three checked again.

The river was the 2 and everyone checked once more. Jachtmann showed queens in his hand and that was enough to scoop.

Hand #23

Jeremy Ausmus limped in the small blind and Jan-Peter Jachtmann checked his option, the flop came A 9 7 and both players checked. The Q came on the turn and Ausmus checked again before folding when Jachtmann bet 5,000.

Hand #24

Martin Kozlov raised to 8,000, Jason Mercier then reraised to 30,000 with just change behind. Everyone folded back to Kozlov who set Mercier all in.

Mercier: Q Q T 3
Kozlov: A J J T

The flop was 3 9 A and Kozlov took the lead. Mercier needed a queen, ten, three or running cards to avoid elimination. The 3 on the turn gave Mercier trips and now Kozlov would need an ace or jack to win the pot. The river was the 9 and Mercier doubled up to about 75,000.

Level
16
Blinds
2000/4000
Average Stack
165,600
Players Left
5
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Ausmus Staying Active

Jeremy Ausmus is keeping busy
Jeremy Ausmus is keeping busy

Hand #17

Martin Kozlov started the hand with the button and the action folded around to him. He limped and Jason Mercier called out of the small blind. With a check from Ausmus in the big blind, the dealer flipped over a 3 4 2 flop. Mercier led for 4,000 here – enough to win the pot.

Hand #18

The action folded to Martin Kozlov in the cutoff and he raised it up to 6,000. Jeremy Ausmus was the lone caller out of the small blind.

On the 9 7 A flop, Ausmus checked and Kozlov bet 12,000. Ausmus made the call and the dealer turned over a 5. Ausmus again checked and this time Kozlov bet 24,000.

Hand #19

The action folded to Jason Mercier in the cutoff and he limped in. Jeremy Ausmus was on the button and raised it up to 11,000. Back on Mercier and he opted to fold.

Hand #20

The action folded to Juha Helppi in the small blind and he raised it up and collected the small pot.

Hand #21

Jeremy Ausmus was under the gun when he raised it up to 7,500. Juha Helppi was the lone caller from the button.

On the A 3 8 flop, Ausmus led for 12,000 and Helppi made the call. The turn was a 3 and Ausmus led out for 25,000. Helppi made the call and the board completed with a 5 on the river. Ausmus took his time before betting 63,000. Helppi opted to fold and Ausmus scooped up the pot. 

Level
15
Blinds
1500/3000
Average Stack
165,600
Players Left
5
Tables Left
1
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Kozlov Making the Early Action

Hand #12

Jan-Peter Jachtmann flat-called preflop as did Martin Kozlov on the button. Jason Mercier folded in the small blind and Jeremy Ausmus checked his option.

The flop was K 4 J and it was checked to Kozlov who bet 8,000 – enough to get Ausmus and Jachtman out of the pot.

Hand #13

Action was passed around to Jason Mercier on the button who raised to 6,000. Jeremy Ausmus folded but Jan-Peter Jachtmann called to see a 3 6 2 flop. Both players checked and the dealer put out the T on the turn. Again both players checked and the river was the 9.

This time Jachtmann led out for 10,000 and Mercier folded.

Hand #14

Martin Kozlov raised to 6,000 from UTG and Juha Helppi made the call in the big blind. The flop was 3 A 3, Helppi checked and Kozlov bet 4,500. The Finn rechecked his cards and then folded.

Hand #15

Jason Mercier raised to 6,000 from the hijack, Jeremy Ausmus how much Mercier had left and then reraised to 22,000. Everyone quickly folded and Ausmus scooped the pot.

Hand #16

Juha Helppi raised to the 6,000 on the button. Martin Kozlov reraised to 21,000 in the small blind, Jason Mercier folded in the big blind and Helppi also quickly folded.

 

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Kozlov looking to win another WSOPE bracelet for Australia

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Blinds
1500/3000
Average Stack
165,600
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Ausmus Wins a Few, Mercier Loses One

Hand #8

Folded to Jason Mercier on the button and he raised it up to 6,000. Jan-Peter Jachtmann called out of the big blind and the dealer flipped over a #ad6 8 flop.Jachtmann checked and Mercier flicked out a bet – enough to scoop up the pot.

Hand #9

The action folded to Jeremy Ausmus on the button and he raised it up to 7,500. The blinds folded and Ausmus scooped up the pot.

Hand #10

The action once again folded to Jeremy Ausmus, this time in the cutoff, and once again he raised it up to 7,500. Jan-Peter Jachtmann called from the button and the blinds got out of the way.  

The dealer flipped over a Q 8 4 flop and Ausmus bet 11,000. Jachtmann took his time here before flicking his cards into the muck and another pot went to Ausmus.

Hand #11

Jan-Peter Jachtmann opened the cutoff to 7,500 and only Jason Mercier called from the big blind.

On the 4 K 7 flop, Mercier tapped the table before Jachtmann bet 8,000. Mercier then check-raised it to 20,500 and it was back on Jachtmann, who made the call.

The dealer flipped over a T turn and once again Mercier checked. Jachtmann made it 30,000 to go and Mercier opted to fold. 

Level
15
Blinds
1500/3000
Average Stack
165,600
Players Left
5
Tables Left
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Michael Schwartz Eliminated in 6th Place (€13,077)

Hand #5

Everyone folded to Martin Kozlov in the big blind who got a walk.

Hand #6

Jan-Peter Jachtman called preflop, as did Juha Helppi, Martin Kozlov called in the small blind and Jason Mercier checked. The flop was K 9 Q, it was checked to Helppi who bet 12,000 and everyone folded to the Finn's bet.

Hand #7

It was passed to Michael Schwartz in the cutoff who raised to 10,000. Martin Kozlov and Jason Mercier both folded and the action went to Jeremy Ausmus in the big blind who thought for a moment before making the call.

The flop was T 9 2, Ausmus led out with a pot-sized bet of 21,500. Schwartz replied by moving all in for a little more than this bet. Ausmus made the obligatory call.

Schwartz: A A 4 4
Ausmus: T 9 4 3

It was Schwartz with aces and a backdoor flush draw against Ausmus' top two pair.

The turn was the 5 and Schwartz picked up a gutshot and a flush draw, now any heart, ace, four or three would prove his salvation.

The river was the 9 and Ausmus made a full house meaning Schwartz was the first casualty of this final table.

Level
15
Blinds
1500/3000
Average Stack
165,600
Players Left
5
Tables Left
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Slow Start

Hand #1

Jason Mercier started the first hand of the final table with the button and Martin Kozlov opened to 6,000 from the cutoff. Only Jeremy Ausmus called out of the big blind.

The flop was K J K and Ausmus checked, just as Kozlov did. The dealer flipped over a 3 on turn and Ausmus once again checked. Kozlov bet 7,500 here and Ausmus folded. First pot of the day to the Aussie!

Hand #2

The action folded around to Jeremy Ausmus in the small blind and he would raise it up to 9,000. Jan-Peter Jachtmann called out of the big blind and the dealer flipped over a 2 J Q flop. Ausmus checked here and so too did Jachtmann. The turn was a 8 and Ausmus led for 12,000. Jachtmann raised it up to 30,000. Ausmus got out of the way and the pot went to Jachtmann.

Hand #3

Michael Schwartz raised it up to 10,000 from under the gun. The action then folded around the table and the small pot went to Schwartz.

Hand #4

The action folded to Jeremy Ausmus in the cutoff and he limped in. Jan-Peter Jachtmann called from the button. Juha Helppi called out of the small blind and Michael Schwartz called out of the big blind

All three players checked the 2 T J flop before it was on Jachtmann, who bet 11,000 from the button. The players folded and 

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15
Blinds
1500/3000
Average Stack
138,000
Players Left
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Cards in the Air!

After a delay to move the players from the casino to the theatre due to the Mixed-Max event finishing at around 2pm, the players have just been introduced and the cards are in the air. There are 56 minutes left in level 15.

 

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Blinds
1500/3000
Average Stack
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Welcome to the Final Table of Event 4 - €1,650 Pot Limit Omaha

The final table of Event 4, the €1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha will be getting underway at 2pm local time today. Instead of playing to a final eight, the players instead opted to play down to the last six. There is €70,324 and a gold bracelet for first place with each player already guaranteed €13,077 in prize money.

The seat draw and chip counts are as follows: 

Seat 1: Jason Mercier – 81,500
Seat 2: Jeremy Ausmus – 203,000
Seat 3: Jan Jachtmann – 149,000
Seat 4: Juha Helppi – 227,500
Seat 5: Michael Schwartz – 39,500
Seat 6: Martin Kozlov – 127,500

The headline act on this final table is undoubtedly American Jason Mercier. The former EPT champion is also a two-time WSOP bracelet winner. The scary part of that for our other final tablists is that both wins were in Pot Limit Omaha disciplines. With a big result on this final table, Mercier will tick past US$10 million in career earnings, becoming just the 20th man in history to achieve that feat.
Jeremy Ausmus announced himself on the world poker stage with a 5th place finish in the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event, forever becoming a November Niner. Ausmus has proven he’s no one-hit wonder with a string of results since then including eight WSOP cashes this year alone as well as a final table finish in at the WSOP APAC in Melbourne.
Germany’s Jan Jachtmann is an experienced campaigner with results all over Europe dating back to as early as 2003. He’s also a former WSOP bracelet winner, having taken down the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship back in 2012
Many poker players would have taken their first steps into poker watching Finland’s Juha Helppi in the early days of the World Poker Tour. Second only to Patrik Antonius on Finland’s all time money earners list, Helppi has almost US$5 million in career earnings, however he has yet to secure himself a WSOP bracelet. He has a 2nd, 3rd and 4th place to his credit, so he’ll be looking to finally go all the way as the chip leader entering this final table.
American Michael Schwartz also appears to be a Pot Limit Omaha specialist, with all six of his previous WSOP results coming in PLO disciplines. His biggest cash was in the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship at this year’s WSOP for US$41,472, while he did final table the €5,000 Pot Limit Omaha at the WSOPE last year where he finished in 8th place.
The final member of the final table is Australian Martin Kozlov. Primarily a Pot Limit Omaha cash game player, Kozlov is also showing some strong tournament form with three WSOP cashes this year and a 9th place finish at the recent EPT London for over US$400,000 in career earnings. The former ANZPT Melbourne champion finished in 8th place in this equivalent event at this year’s WSOP APAC.

The headline act on this final table is undoubtedly American Jason Mercier. The former EPT champion is also a two-time WSOP bracelet winner. The scary part of that for our other final tablists is that both wins were in Pot Limit Omaha disciplines. With a big result on this final table, Mercier will tick past US$10 million in career earnings, becoming just the 20th man in history to achieve that feat.

Jeremy Ausmus announced himself on the world poker stage with a 5th place finish in the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event, forever becoming a November Niner. Ausmus has proven he’s no one-hit wonder with a string of results since then including eight WSOP cashes this year alone as well as a final table finish in at the WSOP APAC in Melbourne.

Germany’s Jan Jachtmann is an experienced campaigner with results all over Europe dating back to as early as 2003. He’s also a former WSOP bracelet winner, having taken down the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship back in 2012

Many poker players would have taken their first steps into poker watching Finland’s Juha Helppi in the early days of the World Poker Tour. Second only to Patrik Antonius on Finland’s all time money earners list, Helppi has almost US$5 million in career earnings, however he has yet to secure himself a WSOP bracelet. He has a 2nd, 3rd and 4th place to his credit, so he’ll be looking to finally go all the way as the chip leader entering this final table.

American Michael Schwartz also appears to be a Pot Limit Omaha specialist, with all six of his previous WSOP results coming in PLO disciplines. His biggest cash was in the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship at this year’s WSOP for US$41,472, while he did final table the €5,000 Pot Limit Omaha at the WSOPE last year where he finished in 8th place.

The final member of the final table is Australian Martin Kozlov. Primarily a Pot Limit Omaha cash game player, Kozlov is also showing some strong tournament form with three WSOP cashes this year and a 9th place finish at the recent EPT London for over US$400,000 in career earnings. The former ANZPT Melbourne champion finished in 8th place in this equivalent event at this year’s WSOP APAC.

Level
15
Blinds
1500/3000
Average Stack
138,000
Players Left
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Event Name Event 4 - €1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha
Venue Casino Barrière d'Enghien-les-Bains
Date 15 October 2013
Final Day 17 October 2013
Buy In €1,650
Entrants 184
Prize Pool €270,480
First Prize €70,324
Level Ante Blinds
Level 1 0 25/25
Level 2 0 25/50
Level 3 0 50/100
Level 4 0 75/150
Level 5 0 100/200
Level 6 0 150/300
Level 7 0 200/400
Level 8 0 300/600
Level 9 0 400/800
Level 10 0 500/1000
Level 11 0 600/1200
Level 12 0 800/1600
Level 13 0 1000/2000
Level 14 0 1200/2400
Level 15 0 1500/3000
Level 16 0 2000/4000
Level 17 0 3000/6000
Level 18 0 4000/8000
Level 19 0 5000/10000
Level 20 0 6000/12000
Level 21 0 8000/16000
Level 22 0 10000/20000
Level 23 0 12000/24000
Level 24 0 15000/30000
Level 25 0 20000/40000
Level 26 0 25000/50000
Level 27 0 30000/60000
Level 28 0 40000/80000
Level 29 0 50000/100000
Level 30 0 60000/120000
Jeremy Ausmus

Jeremy Ausmus
wins
€70,324

Event 4 - €1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha

Top Money Finishers Prize
1. Jeremy Ausmus €70,324
2. Juha Helppi €43,441
3. Jan-Peter Jachtmann €31,367
4. Jason Mercier €23,036
5. Martin Kozlov €17,210
6. Michael Schwartz €13,077
7. Jonathan Little €10,102
8. Yohann Aube €7,933
9. Ryan Chapman €6,335
10. Claude Marbleu €5,131