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Daniel Negreanu Wins WSOPE High Roller (€725,000)

Daniel Negreanu with his sixth bracelet.
Daniel Negreanu with his sixth bracelet.

After a long day of battling against some of the best players in the world it was Daniel Negreanu who came out victorious.

Earlier today Negreanu locked up the World Series of Poker Player of the Year title for the second time since having previously won it in 2004.

In April Negreanu won the WSOP APAC Main Event and today he won his second bracelet of the year and his sixth total tying him with Layne Flack, TJ Cloutier and Jay Heimowitz.

He took home €725,000 for his victory today and that’s just over a million dollars boosting his career earnings to $19.5 million.

At the final table Negreanu dueled long and hard with Philip Gruissem but ultimately the German pro was knocked out in third place. In the heads-up match Negreanu was the clear favorite with decades of experience on his poker resume. Negreanu grinded down Nicolau Villa-Lobos before ultimately knocking him out with jacks versus fives. 

That’s it for now from PokerListings but make sure to tune back in tomorrow for the final day of the WSOPE in Enghien Les Bains. The Main Event final table starts at 2pm CET.

 

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Nicolau Villa-Lobos Eliminated in 2nd Place (€450,000)

Nicolau Villa-Lobos - 2nd place
Nicolau Villa-Lobos - 2nd place

Hand #200

Daniel Negreanu raised to 125,000 and won the blinds.

Hand #201

Nicolau Villa-Lobos raised to 125,000 and Daniel Negreanu called.

Both players checked the 7 2 5 flop.

Negreanu led for 160,000 on the 8 turn, Villa-Lobos folded.

Hand #202

Daniel Negreanu limped in for 60,000 and Nicolau Villa-Lobos checked.

Both players checked the 5 6 8 flop and K turn. Villa-Lobos bet 60,000 and Negreanu called.

Villa-Lobos showed 6 2 to win the hand.

Hand #203

Nicolau Villa-Lobos limped for 60,000. Daniel Negreanu raised to 180,000.

Villa-Lobos limp/reraised all in for 1,365,000 and Negreanu called instantly.

Villa-Lobos: 5 5

Negreanu: J J

The flop came Q 9 2 and Negreanu's pocket jacks stayed ahead. Villa-Lobos needed a five and a five only to survive. The K came on the turn changed nothing and Villa-Lobos was down to his last chance.

The river was the 3, changing nothing and Daniel Negreanu has not only won the Player of the Year, he's also just won his sixth WSOP bracelet! Nicolau Villa-Lobos will pick up €450,000 for his second place finish.

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Negreanu Chips Away At Villa-Lobos

Hand #195

Daniel Negreanu received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #196

Nicolau Villa-Lobos received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #197

Nicolau Villa-Lobos raised to 125,000 and Daniel Negreanu called. The flop brought J 2 6 and Villa-Lobos bet 125,000 and Negreanu called.

On the turn the 7 hit and Negreanu checked again. Villa-Lobos checked and on the river the A hit.

Negreanu showed J 9 and took down the pot.

Hand #198

Daniel Negreanu raised to 125,000 and picked up the blinds and antes.

Hand #199

Nicolau Villa-Lobos raised to 125,000 and Daniel Negreanu called. The flop brought 5 6 8 and Negrenau check-called 125,000.

Negreanu checked again on the 9 and Villa-Lobos checked behind.

On the river the A hit and both players checked. Negreanu showed 9 5 and he took down the pot.

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Villa-Lobos Stays Behind

Hand #190

Daniel Negreanu limped in preflop and Nicolau Villa-Lobos checked.

The flop of 9 9 J was checked through before Negreanu bet 60,000 on the 4 turn to win the pot.

Hand #191

Daniel Negreanu got a walk.

Hand #192

Daniel Negreanu raised to 125,000 and won the blinds.

Hand #193

Nicolau Villa-Lobos raised to 125,000 and Daniel Negreanu raised to 350,000 to win the pot.

Hand #194

Daniel Negreanu limped for 30,000. Nicolau Villa-Lobos raised to 160,000 and Negreanu folded.

 

Nicolau Villa Lobos 2013 WSOP EuropeEV0725K NLH High RollerFinal TableGiron8JG3

Can he stop the slide?

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Negreanu Maintains The Lead

Hand #185

Nicolau Villa-Lobos raised to 125,000 and Daniel Negreanu called. The dealer fanned T A Q and Negreanu checked to Villa-Lobos who bet 125,000. Negreanu folded and let go of this hand.

Hand #186

Daniel Negreanu raised to 125,000 and Nicolau Villa-Lobos three-bet to 300,000. Negreanu made the call and the flop brought T A 2.  Villa-Lobos bet 250,000 and he took down the pot.

Hand #187

Daniel Negreanu received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #188

Daniel Negreanu raised to 125,000 and Nicolau Villa-Lobos folded from the big blind.

Hand #189

Nicolau Villa-Lobos raised to 125,000 and Daniel Negreanu called from the big blind. The flop brought 6 T 2 and both players checked. On the turn the K hit and both players checked again. The river brought the A and again it was checked. Villa-Lobos showed queen-high to take down this pot.

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Negreanu Increases Chip Lead

Hand #180

Daniel Negreanu raised to 125,000 preflop and Villa-Lobos folded.

Hand #181

Nicolau Villa-Lobos limped for 60,000 and Daniel Negreanu raised to 180,000. Villa-Lobos called this.

The flop was Q K 5.

Negreanu bet 210,000 and Villa-Lobos folded.

Hand #182

Nicolau Villa-Lobos received a walk.

Hand #183

Nicolau Villa-Lobos raised to 125,000 and won the pot.

Hand #184

Daniel Negreanu raised to 125,000 and Nicolau Villa-Lobos made the call in the big blind.

The flop was J 5 2, Villa-Lobos check-called a bet of 140,000.

Both players checked the 4 turn. The river was the 9 and Villa-Lobos checked Negreanu bet 310,000 and Villa-Lobos called.

Negreanu showed 7 4 and won the pot. He's now back to having over a 2:1 chip lead.

 

Daniel Negreanu2013 WSOP EuropeEV0725K NLH High RollerFinal TableGiron8JG3416

Negreanu gathering traction

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Level Up!

Will they be distracted by the pile of money?
Will they be distracted by the pile of money?

Level 24: 30,000/60,000 with a 5,000 ante

The cards are in the air for the 24th level of play. After a few small pots Daniel Negreanu has 3.5 million chips against Nicolau Villa-Lobos' 2.4 million chips. Both players have been winning some small pots but there is not a clear difference between the two as of right now.

 

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Last Four Hands of the Level

Hand #166

Nicolau Villa-Lobos received a walk.

Hand #167

Nicolau Villa-Lobos raised to 100,000 and Daniel Negreanu made the call.

The dealer put out a flop of J 5 J where Negreanu check-called a bet of 100,000.

Both players checked the 2 turn.

Negreanu led out for 140,000 on the J river and Villa-Lobos made the call.

It was K 5 for Negreanu and 5 3 for Villa-Lobos and they chopped this pot.

Hand #168

Daniel Negreanu limped for 25,000 and Nicolau Villa-Lobos made it 150,000 in the big blind, Negreanu folded.

Hand #169

Daniel Negreanu got a walk.

 

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Negreanu Back On Top

Negreanu back into the lead
Negreanu back into the lead

Hand #161

Nicolau Villa-Lobos raied to 100,000 and picked up the blinds and antes.

Hand #162

Daniel Negreanu raised to 100,000 and his opponent called. The flop brought 2 7 6 and both players checked. On the turn the 2 hit and Villa-Lobos bet 100,000, Negreanu called.

On the river the 7 and both players checked. Negreanu showed king-high and took down this pot.

Hand #163

Daniel Negreanu received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #164

Daniel Negreanu limped from the small blind and Nicolau Villa-Lobos checked. On the A 9 J Negreanu bet and picked up the pot.

Hand #165

Nicolau Villa-Lobos raised to 100,000 and Daniel Negreanu called. The flop brought 7 6 T and both players checked. On the turn the 8 hit and again it was checked. The river was the A and Villa-Lobos picked up the pot with a 100,000-chip bet.

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Dead Even

Hand #156

Daniel Negreanu raised to 100,000 and Nicolau Villa-Lobos called.

The flop was 7 9 8, Negreanu bet 125,000 after Villa-Lobos checked and the later called.

The turn was the T and Villa-Lobos checked again and Negreanu bet 225,000 – this time the Canadian won the pot.

Hand #157

Nicolau Villa-Lobos raised to 100,000 and Daniel Negreanu made the call.

Negreanu check-called a 125,000 bet on the A 2 9 flop.

The turn was the 5, Negreanu checked and Villa-Lobos bet 230,000 and Negreanu called again.

The river was the 2, Negreanu checked a third time and Villa-Lobos bet 375,000.

Negreanu sighed, “We got some coolers going on...”

Villa-Lobos showed J 5 for a flopped flush to win the pot.

Hand #158

Daniel Negreanu limped in the small blind and Villa-Lobos checked.

The flop was 4 A 2 and the Brazilian check-folded to a 60,000 bet.

Hand #159

Nicolau Villa-Lobos raised to 100,000 and Daniel Negreanu called.

Both players checked the 6 7 7 board.
Negreanu led out for 130,000 on the K turn and Villa-Lobos called.

The river was the T and Negreanu bet 275,000 this time. Villa-Lobos folded and Negreanu brought the stacks back to almost even.

Hand #160

Daniel Negreanu raised to 100,000 and Nicolau Villa-Lobos called.

The flop was A A 2, Villa-Lobos checked then folded to a 100,000 bet from Negreanu.

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Villa-Lobos Picks Up Chips

Closing the gap
Closing the gap

Hand #151

During the first hand of heads-up play Nicolau Villa-Lobos raised to 100,000 and Daniel Negreanu folded.

Hand #152

Daniel Negreanu raised to 100,000 and Nicolau Villa-Lobos called. The flop brought A 9 6 and both players checked.

On the turn the T hit and Villa-Lobos bet 130,000 and Negreanu called.

The river brought the 6 and Villa-Lobos bet 300,000. Negreanu stared intensely at the bet and he called.

Villa-Lobos showed 6 T and he picked up this big pot.

Negreanu is down to 3.4 million against Villa-Lobos’ 2.5 million.

Hand #153

Daniel Negreanu got a walk in the big blind.

Hand #154

Daniel Negreanu raised to 100,000 and Nicolau Villa-Lobos called. The flop brought 3 7 6 and Negreanu picked up the pot with a 100,000-chip bet.

Hand #155

Nicolau Villa-Lobos raised to 100,000 and Daniel Negreanu three-bet to 275,000 from the big blind. Villa-Lobos made the call and on the flop 3 Q 9 appeared.

Both players checked.

On the turn the 8 hit and both players checked again.

The river brought the 2 and it was checked again.

Villa-Lobos showed 4 4 and picked up the pot. Villa-Lobos now has 2.7 million versus Negreanu’s 3.2 million

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Ante
5000
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Heads Up Play Underway

Here's their chips counts starting heads up play:

Danlel Negreanu - 4,010,000

Nicolau Villa-Lobos - 1,990,000

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Philipp Gruissem Eliminated in 3rd Place (€250,000)

Phil Gruissem - 3rd place
Phil Gruissem - 3rd place

Hand #146

Philipp Gruissem raised to 100,000 on the button. Daniel Negreanu called in the small blind and Nicolau Villa-Lobos called in the big blind.

The 2 K 8 flop was checked around and Negreanu bet 175,000 on the Q turn and won the pot.

Hand #147

Daniel Negreanu raised to 100,000 on the button. Nicolau Villa-Lobos made the call in the small blind and Philipp Gruissem called in the big blind.

The flop came Q 4 3 and everyone checked.

The 6 came on the turn and it was checked to Gruissem who bet 185,000 and won the pot.

Hand #148

Nicolau Villa-Lobos raised to 100,000 from the button and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #149

Daniel Negreanu called from the small blind and Nicolau Villa-Lobos checked.

The flop was 8 Q 3, Negreanu bet 60,000 and Villa-Lobos called.

Negreanu fired a second barrel on the A turn, this time worth 130,000.

The river was the K and Negreanu bet 230,000. Villa-Lobos called and Negreanu showed Q J, which was good.

Hand #150

Daniel Negreanu raised to 100,000 on the button. Philip Gruissem moved all in and Negreanu made the call.

Gruissem: A 4

Negreanu: A J

The board came J 9 6 6 8 and Philipp Gruissem was eliminated in third leaving Negreanu with a 2:1 chip lead against Nicolau Villa-Lobos.

 

Philipp Gruissem2013 WSOP EuropeEV0725K NLH High RollerFinal TableGiron8JG3343

High rolling is what he does

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Villa-Lobos Extends His Lead

Hand #143

Phillipp Gruissem raised to 100,000 and Nicolau Villa-lobos called from the big blind. The flop brought Q T 3 and Villa-Lobos checked to Gruissem who bet 110,000 and that was enough to take down the pot.

Hand #144

Daniel Negreanu raised to 100,000 and Nicolau Villa-Lobos three-bet to 270,000 from the small blind. Everyone folded to this three-bet and the Brazilian chip leader picked up the pot.

Hand #145

Nicolau Villa-Lobos raised to 100,000 and Philipp Gruissem called from the small blind. The flop brought 4 5 J and Gruissem lead out for 125,000. Villa-Lobos raised it up to 250,000 and the action was back on Gruissem who made the call.

On the turn the T hit and Gruissem checked to Villa-Lobos who bet 325,000. Gruissem folded and Villa-Lobos extended his chip lead.

Gruissem has just 1,375,000 left and Villa-Lobos now has 2,620,000 in front of him. This is the biggest chip lead of three-handed play so far as Daniel Negreanu sits at 2,005,000.

 

Nicolau Villa Lobos 2013 WSOP EuropeEV0725K NLH High RollerFinal TableGiron8JG2

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Fast-Paced Action

Hand #138

Daniel Negreanu raised to 100,000 on the button. Nicolau Villa-Lobos raised to 270,000 and Negreanu folded.

Hand #139

Philipp Gruissem raised to 125,000 in the small blind. Daniel Negreanu made it 300,000 in the big blind and Gruissem folded.

Hand #140

Daniel Negreanu limped in and Villa-Lobos checked his option. Both players checked the A 4 J flop and the 8 turn to see the A. Negreanu bet 60,000 on the river and Villa-Lobos quickly called and won with Q 4 after Negreanu mucked.

Hand #141

Daniel Negreanu raised to 100,000 and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #142

Philipp Gruissem raised to 125,000 and Daniel Negreanu made the call in the big blind.

The flop was A J T and Gruissem bet 125,000, Negreanu made the call.

The turn card was the T, pairing the board, both players checked.

The river was the 8 and both players checked again. Negreanu won this one with A 7.

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Ante
5000
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Very Even Three-Way Battle

What it's all about.
What it's all about.

Level up: 25,000/50,000 with a 5,000 ante.

Hand #133

Daniel Negreanu got a walk in the big blind.

Hand #134

Daniel Negreanu raised to 135,000 and picked up the blinds and antes.

Hand #135

Daniel Negreanu raised to 100,000 and Philipp Gruissem called from the big blind. The flop brought A 4 5 and Gruissem checked to Negreanu who bet 125,000.

Gruissem made the call and on the turn the 8 popped up. Gruissem checked again and Negreanu checked behind.

On the river the 9 hit Gruissem checked after which Negreanu bet 225,000. Gruissem folded and Negreanu picked up this pot.

Negreanu now has 2.2 million while Gruissem dropped to 1.7 million.

Hand #136

Philipp Gruissem raised to 125,000 and Daniel Negreanu three-bet to 300,000 from the big blind. Gruissem raised all in and Negreanu immediately put his hands before his eyes.

Negreanu huffed and puffed while he counted out his stack and calling here would mean he had to risk most of his chips.

Gruissem’s all in was for 1,700,000 and Negreanu had him covered by around 500,000. After about two minutes Negreanu folded and Gruissem picked up this important hand.

All three stacks are now very even with less than a big blind difference between the biggest and the shortest stack.

Hand #137

Philipp Gruissem raised to 100,000 and Nicolau Villa-Lobos called from the big blind. The flop brought A 3 K and Gruissem won the hand with a 100,000-chip bet after Villa-Lobos has checked.

 

Daniel Negreanu2013 WSOP EuropeEV0725K NLH High RollerFinal TableGiron8JG3366 1

Negreanu in the tank

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Last Few Hands of the Level

Hand #129

Daniel Negreanu raised to 80,000 and Nicolau Villa-Lobos called.

The flop was Q J 6, Negreanu checked and Villa-Lobos bet 85,000. Negreanu called to see the 2 on the turn.

Negreanu checked and Villa-Lobos bet 140,000, Negreanu again made the call to see the K come on the river.

Both players checked and Negreanu turned over J 9 to win the pot.

Hand #130

Nicolau Villa-Lobos raised to 80,000 and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #131

Philipp Gruissem raised to 80,000 preflop on the button. Daniel Negreanu folded and Nicolau Villa-Lobos made the call.

The flop was 2 T 5, Villa-Lobos checked and Gruissem bet 85,000. The Brazilian player made the call.

The 8 came on the turn and Villa-Lobos checked again, Gruissem bet 225,000 and this time it was enough to win the pot.

Hand #132

Daniel Negreanu raised to 80,000. Nicolau Villa-Lobos folded in the small blind, Philipp Gruissem made it 235,000 in the big blind. Negreanu moved all in and Gruissem snap-folded.

Level
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David Peters Eliminated in 4th Place (€150,500)

David Peters - face says it all
David Peters - face says it all

Hand #125

Daniel Negreanu raised to 80,000 and Philipp Gruissem called from the big blind. The flop brought 5 7 8 and both players checked.

On the turn the T hit and Gruissem bet 100,000, Negreanu quickly called.

The river brought the 5 and both players checked.

Gruissem showed king-jack and mucked when Negreanu showed A 3. Negreanu picked up the pot and bumped his stack up to 1,535,000.

Hand #126

Nicolau Villas-Lobos raied to 85,000 and David Peters three-bet to 205,000. Philipp Gruissem was next to act and he went into the tank for quite a long time before deciding to cold four-bet up to 375,000.

Villa-Lobos quickly folded and Peters went into the tank.

Peters sat in silence for a while before ultimately folding his cards.

Gruissem picked up the pot and is now up to around two million chips.

Hand #127

David Peters raised to 80,000 under the gun and he picked up the blinds and antes.

Hand #128

Daniel Negreanu raised to 80,000 from the button and Nicolau Villa-Lobos three-bet to 230,000 from the small blind. David Peters four-bet all in from the big blind and Negreanu folded immediately.

Villa-Lobos snap-called and the showdown went as following.

Villa-Lobos: A Q
Peters: T T

The board ran out Q 4 7 K K and Peters was knocked out in fourth place.

Level
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Ante
5000
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Gruissem Regains the Chip Lead

Hand #120

Nicolau Villa-Lobos limped in the small blind and David Peters checked to see a J 2 A flop.

Villa-Lobos checked and Peters bet 55,000, the Brazilian called.

The turn card was the 2 and Villa-Lobos checked again, Peters bet 125,000 this time and again Villa-Lobos called.

The river was the 9 and Villa-Lobos checked for a third and final time, Peters checked behind. Villa-Lobos showed A T and Peters had A 4, the players chopped the pot.

Hand #121

Daniel Negreanu raised to 90,000 and Philipp Gruissem called in the big blind.

The flop came 8 9 Q, both players checked to see the 7 on the turn.

Gruissem bet 75,000 and Negreanu folded.

Hand #122

Philipp Gruissem limped in the small blind and Daniel Negreanu checked.

The flop was J 7 J and both players checked.

The 7 on the turn saw them both check again.

The river card was the T, Gruissem bet 40,000 and Negreanu folded.

Hand #123

Philipp Gruissem raised to 80,000 on the button and picked up the blinds and antes.

Hand #124

Daniel Negreanu raised to 80,000 on the button, David Peters in the big blind made the call.

The flop came 4 6 A, Peters checked and Negreanu bet 100,000. Peters called to see the A on the turn.

Both players checked to see the 7 on the river. Both players checked again and Peters showed 9 6 to win the pot.

Level
23
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20000/40000
Ante
5000
Average Stack
1,500,000
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Peters Now The Short Stack

David Peters
David Peters

Hand #115

David Peters raised to 80,000 and Daniel Negreanu called from the small blind. The flop brought out 2 Q 7 and both players checked. On the turn the 2 hit and Negreanu bet 110,000 and Peters folded.

Negreanu now has 1.8 million while Peters has 1.055 million remaining.

Hand #116

Daniel Negreanu raised to 90,000 and picked up the blinds and antes.

Hand #117

Daniel Negreanu raised to 90,000 and Philipp Gruissem three-bet to 255,000. Negreanu folded and Gruissem picked up the pot.

Hand #118

David Peters raised to 80,000 and Daniel Negreanu called from the big blind. The flop brought Q 8 T and Negreanu checked to Peters who picked up the pot with a 80,000-chip bet.

Hand #119

Philipp Gruissem raised to 80,000 and he wins the blinds and antes.

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23
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Ante
5000
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Villa-Lobos Changes Gears

Hand #110

Nicolau Villa-Lobos raised to 80,000 preflop, David Peters and Philipp Gruissem both folded. Daniel Negreanu moved all in from the big blind for 1,085,000 and Villa-Lobos folded.

Hand #111

David Peters raised to 80,000. Philipp Gruissem made it 175,000 on the button and won the pot.

Hand #112

Nicolau Villa-Lobos limped for 20,000 and David Peters checked. Both players checked the 7 9 7 flop.

The turn was the T, Villa-Lobos checked again and Peters bet 60,000. Villa-Lobos called to see the K on the river.

The Brazilian player fired 155,000 and Peters called. Villa-Lobos showed Q J for a rivered straight to win the pot.

Hand #113

Nicolau Villa-Lobos raised to 85,000 on the button and Philipp Gruissem made the call in the big blind.

The flop was A T 2 and both players checked.

The turn was the A and Gruissem check-folded to an 85,000 bet.

Hand #114

Nicolau Villa-Lobos raised to 85,000 and Daniel Negreanu called in the big blind.

The flop was K 6 3 and Negreanu check-called a bet of 85,000.

On the turn the Q showed up and both players checked.

The river was the 4, Negreanu checked and Villa-Lobos bet 115,000. Negreanu thought for a while and then called.

Villa-Lobos showed Q 9 for a turned pair of queens and Negreanu mucked.

Level
23
Blinds
20000/40000
Ante
5000
Average Stack
1,500,000
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4
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Negreanu Gives Us Inside Look at WSOP Player of the Year Victory

Tonight at the World Series of Poker Europe Daniel Negreanu made history by becoming the first player to ever win two WSOP Player of the Year titles, and he gave PokerListings.com an inside look at how it went down. Coming into the €25k High Roller Event Negreanu had one last chance to pull ahead in the POY race. He had to come eighth or better. We follow Negreanu on his quest and speak to him moments after he became the 2013 WSOP Player of the Year. 

 

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The First Post-Dinner Hands

Hand #105

Philipp Gruissem got a walk in the big blind. 

Hand #106

David Peters raised to 80,000 and picked up the blinds and antes.

Hand #107

David Peters raised to 80,000 and picked up the blinds and antes again.

Hand #108

Philipp Gruissem raised to 80,000 and Nicolau Villa-Lobos moved all in from the small blind. Gruissem folded showing J T and Villa-Lobos picked up the pot.

Hand #109

David Peters called from the small blind and Philipp Gruissem checked from the big blind. The flop brought 9 4 8 and Peters checked to Gruissem who checked behind.

On the turn the Q hit and Peters bet 50,000 which was called by Gruissem.

The river brought the 6 and Peters now checked to his German opponent who checked behind.

Peters showed ten-five for ten-high and Gruissem won the hand with T 6

Level
23
Blinds
20000/40000
Ante
5000
Average Stack
1,500,000
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Restart

We're back from our dinner break with our final four players.

Level
22
Blinds
15000/30000
Ante
5000
Average Stack
1,500,000
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4
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Dinner Time!

The final table set
The final table set
The remaining four players are now on a one-hour dinner break. 
Level
22
Blinds
15000/30000
Ante
5000
Average Stack
1,500,000
Players Left
4
Tables Left
1
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Last Few Hands Before Dinner

Hand #99

Nicolau Villa-Lobos got a walk.

Hand #100

Philipp Gruissem raised to 60,000 preflop and Daniel Negreanu reraised to 150,000 and Gruissem made the call.

The flop was 8 7 4, Gruissem checked and then folded when Negreanu bet 180,000.

Hand #101

Philipp Gruissem got a walk in the big blind.

Hand #102

David Peters raised to 60,000 on the button and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #103

Daniel Negreanu limped in the small blind and Nicolau Villa-Lobos checked his option.

The flop was 2 8 6, Negreanu checked and Villa-Lobos bet 35,000 which was enough to win the pot.

Hand #104

Daniel Negreanu raised to 65,000 and won the blinds and antes in the last hand of the level.

Level
22
Blinds
15000/30000
Ante
5000
Average Stack
1,500,000
Players Left
4
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Timothy Adams Eliminated 5th Place (€100,600)

Timothy Adams as the nine on the river ended his tournament
Timothy Adams as the nine on the river ended his tournament

Hand #97

Daniel Negreanu raised to 65,000 and Timothy Adams folded with very little chips left. Philipp Gruissem called from the big blind and the flop brought out 5 4 2.

Gruissem checked and Negreanu threw out 85,000. Gruissem folded and Negreanu picked up the pot.

Hand #98

Timothy Adams raised all in under the gun for 78,000 chips and Daniel Negreanu called from the big blind.

Negreanu: 9 5
Adams: Q 8

The board ran out 3 K 3 T 9 and Adams was knocked out in fifth place.

Level
22
Blinds
15000/30000
Ante
5000
Average Stack
1,500,000
Players Left
4
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Villa-Lobos Doubles Up

Villa-Lobos came back from the brink.
Villa-Lobos came back from the brink.

Hand #95

David Peters raised to 60,000 under-the-gun. Daniel Negreanu made the call on the button.

The flop was J 7 2 and Peters continued with a 90,000 bet which Negreanu called.

The turn was the 5 and both players checked.

The A came on the river putting four to a flush out there and Peters bet 125,000. Negreanu began to fiddle with his chips, pulling all number of faces.

“I hate to do it but I gotta,” said Negreanu. He made the call with A 9 and Peters quickly mucked.

Hand #96

Timothy Adams moved all in from the button and Nicolau Villa-Lobos called all in from the small blind.

Adams: K J

Villa-Lobos: A Q

The flop was 9 J 5 and Adams took the chip lead.

The 9 on the turn didn't change anything but the A on the river was greeted with cheers from a small but sizeable Brazilian contingent as 888 sponsored player Villa-Lobos doubled up to a million in chips. Adams was crippled with just 90,000 left.

Level
22
Blinds
15000/30000
Ante
5000
Average Stack
1,200,000
Players Left
5
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Peters Takes The Chip Lead

Hand #91

Philipp Gruissem raised to 60,000 and David Peters called from the big blind. The flop brought J 3 A and Peters checked to Gruissem who bet 55,000. Peters folded and Gruissem picked up the pot.

Hand #92

Timothy Adams moved all in for 555,000 and he picked up the blinds and antes.

Hand #93

David Peters raised to 60,000 from the button and he picked up the blinds and antes. 

Hand #94

David Peters raised to 60,000 and Philipp Gruissem called from the button. The flop brought 6 4 T and Peters bet 75,000. Gruissem called and on the turn the 9 showed up.

Peters checked and Gruissem bet 150,000. Peters tanked for quite a while but eventually he made the call.

The river brought the 7 and Peters checked again. Gruissem tanked for quite a while but decided to check behind. Peters showed A 9 and raked in this pot.

Peters now has 1.9 million and is the tournament chip leader as Gruissem dropped to 1.7 million. 
Level
22
Blinds
15000/30000
Ante
5000
Average Stack
1,200,000
Players Left
5
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Peters Closes on Gruissem

Peters almost smiling at winning pots
Peters almost smiling at winning pots

Hand #86

Philipp Gruissem raised to 60,000 and David Peters made the call in big blind.

The flop was A A 7 and Peters checked, Gruissem bet 55,000 which Peters quietly called.

The J came on the turn, Peters checked once more but Gruissem fired the second barrel, betting 110,000. Peters called a second time.

The river was the 3 and both players checked. Peters showed Q J and that was enough to win him the pot.

Hand #87

Daniel Negreanu raised to 65,000 and it was passed to Philipp Gruissem in the big blind who thought for a couple of minutes before pushing out a raise to 175,000. Negreanu folded without much fanfare.

Hand #88

David Peters raised to 60,000 on the button and Daniel Negreanu defended his big blind.

The flop was 5 J K and Negreanu checked, Peters bet 65,000 and 'Kidpoker' called.

The turn was the 9 and both players checked to see the A on the river. Negreanu checked once more and Peters gave up.

Negreanu showed K 8 which was enough to win the pot.

Hand #89

David Peters raised to 60,000 and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #90

David Peters raised to 60,000 from under-the-gun. Daniel Negreanu reraised to 150,000 and Peters folded.

Level
22
Blinds
15000/30000
Ante
5000
Average Stack
1,200,000
Players Left
5
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Gruissem Hits a Flush

Hand #83

Daniel Negreanu gets a walk in the big blind.

Hand #84

David Peters raised to 60,000 and he picked up the blinds and antes.

Hand #85

Philipp Gruissem raised to 60,000 and Daniel Negreanu called from the button. The flop brought 2 7 7 and Gruissem bet 50,000, Negreanu called.

The turn brought the K and Gruissem opted to put another 110,000 across the line. Negreanu quickly called and on the river the board was completed with the 4.

Gruissem stared at the board for a while before he decided to check. Negreanu checked behind and Gruissem announced he had the best hand.

“Flush,” Gruissem said as he tabled 6 9.

“It’s my favorite hand,” Gruissem said with a smile as Negreanu was a little shocked his German opponent had made a backdoor flush.

Gruissem now has 2,154,000 while Negreanu has 1,120,000 left to play with.

Level
22
Blinds
15000/30000
Ante
5000
Average Stack
1,200,000
Players Left
5
Tables Left
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Villa-Lobos Doubles Up

Villa-Lobos on the double
Villa-Lobos on the double

Hand #81

It was passed to Nicolau Villa-Lobos in the small blind who moved all in, David Peters quickly folded in the big blind and Villa-Lobos showed pocket queens.

Hand #82

Nicolau Villa-Lobos moved all in from the button for 311,000 and Philipp Gruissem gave him a spin in the big blind.

Villa-Lobos: 6 6

Gruissem: Q J

The flop was 4 8 9 and Gruissem picked up a gutshot, the 3 on the turn changed nothing.

“Nicolau just needs to dodge a queen or a jack,” said our floor announcer.

“Or a ten,” shouted Daniel Negreanu, “how long have you been doing this?”

The river was the A and the Brazilian doubled up to 662,000 and Gruissem dropped back down to 1,894,000.

Level
22
Blinds
15000/30000
Ante
5000
Average Stack
1,200,000
Players Left
5
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1
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Negreanu Adds Some More To His Stack

Level 22: 15,000/30,000 Ante 5,000

Hand #77

Philipp Gruissem gets a walk in the big blind.

Hand #78

David Peters raised to 60,000 from the button and Daniel Negreanu called from the big blind.

The flop brought 4 Q 5 and Negreanu checked to Peters who bet 65,000. Negreanu folded and Peters raked in this pot.

Hand #79

Daniel Negreanu called from the small blind and Timothy Adams checked in the big blind. The flop brought 3 A J and both players checked. On the turn the 5 hit and Negreanu bet 50,000, Adams called.

On the river the 8 hit and Negreanu bet 85,000. Adams folded and Negreanu picked up this pot.

Hand #80

Philipp Gruissem raised to 60,000 and Daniel Negreanu called from the button. The flop brought 3 8 6 and Gruissem bet 75,000. Negreanu quickly made the call and on the turn the 4 popped up.

This time Gruissem checked and Negreanu bet 110,000 within a second. Gruissem folded and dropped to 2,215,000 but he still has a big chip lead. Negreanu sits at 1,340,000 right now.

Level
22
Blinds
15000/30000
Ante
5000
Average Stack
1,200,000
Players Left
5
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Double Up For Adams

Hand #75

David Peters raised to 50,000 and Timothy Adams raised all in for 307,000. The action was folded back to Peters who made the call.

Adams: 6 6
Peters: A Q

The board ran out 3 6 A 2 7 and Adams doubled up to 658,000 chips. Peters still has 1,547,000 left after this hand.

Hand #76

Timothy Adams raised to 53,000 preflop from the button and David Peters made it 134,000 in the big blind.

Adams moved all in for 654,000 and Peters quickly folded.

 

Timothy Adams 2013 WSOP EuropeEV0725K NLH High RollerFinal TableGiron8JG3231

Adams needed that double up

Level
21
Blinds
12000/24000
Ante
4000
Average Stack
1,200,000
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Scott Seiver Eliminated in 6th Place (€74,600)

Scott Seiver - 6th place
Scott Seiver - 6th place

Hand #71

Scott Seiver raised to 52,000 from the cutoff before David Peters made it 133,000 in the small blind. Seiver quickly folded.

Hand #72

Philipp Gruissem raised to 65,000 from the small blind and Daniel Negreanu folded in the big blind.

Hand #73

Scott Seiver raised to 50,000, David Peters made the call in the cutoff.

Philipp Gruissem made it 155,000 on the button, Seiver folded and David Peters also folded.

Hand #74

Daniel Negreanu raised to 54,000 and Scott Seiver raised all in for 415,000 from the big blind.

Negreanu said, “I have suited cards, I call.”

Seiver: A J

Negreanu: K Q

The flop came 7 3 7 and Negreanu said, “That's boring.”

The turn was the 2 and Seiver was still ahead.

The Q came on the river and Negreanu eliminated Seiver in a pot worth around 800,000. Negreanu moved back over the million chip mark as a result.

Seiver’s 2013 WSOP 

This was Scott Seiver’s first cash of the series. At least he picked the highest buy in event not to brick!

Seiver made two final tables over the summer, albeit in smaller field size mixed events. His fours cashes total helped him rack up nearly $140k in cashes.

Level
21
Blinds
12000/24000
Ante
4000
Average Stack
1,200,000
Players Left
5
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Negreanu Stays Active

Hand #66

Scott Seiver raised to 52,000 and David Peters three-bet to 123,000. The action was folded back to Seiver quickly and he also decided to fold his cards.

Hand #67

David Peters raised to 50,000 and everyone folded.

Hand #68

Philipp Gruissem raised to 55,000 and Daniel Negreanu called. The flop brought out J K A and Gruissem bet 60,000.

Negreanu called and on the turn the 3 hit and Gruissem checked. Negreanu decided to take over control and he moved all in. Gruissem folded and Negreanu picked up the pot.

Hand #69

Daniel Negreanu raised to 54,000 and all players folded.

Hand #70

Daniel Negreanu raised to 54,000 and Timothy Adams moved all in for 249,000. Negreanu folded and Adams picked up some much-needed chips. Adams is still the short stack with 363,000 chips while Negreanu has 719,000 in front of him.

Level
21
Blinds
12000/24000
Ante
4000
Average Stack
1,000,000
Players Left
6
Tables Left
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The Final Six

Here's who's left and how much they're playing:

Seat 1. Timothy Adams – 237,000
Seat 2. Scott Seiver – 581,000
Seat 3. Nicolau Villa-Lobos – 424,000
Seat 4. David Peters – 1,860,000
Seat 5. Phillip Gruissem – 2,312,000
Seat 6. Daniel Negreanu – 550,000

Level
21
Blinds
12000/24000
Ante
4000
Average Stack
1,000,000
Players Left
6
Tables Left
1
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Jason Koon Eliminated in 7th Place (€63,500)

Jason Koon - 7th place
Jason Koon - 7th place

Hand #62

Daniel Negreanu raised to 54,000 and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #63

David Peters raised to 50,000 and it was passed to Villa-Lobos who moved all in from the big blind for 362,000.

Peters made the fold.

Hand #64

Philipp Gruissem raised to 55,000 and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #65

Daniel Negreanu limped for 24,000 and Jason Koon moved all in for 394,000 in the seat behind him. David Peters called from the blinds and Negreanu folded.

Peters: A A

Koon: A K

The flop was Q J 4 and Koon picked up a straight draw to give him a chance.

The 5 was a proverbial blank on the turn.

The 8 came on the river and Jason Koon was knocked out in 7th place.

Koon’s 2013 WSOP

Jason Koon is one of the premiere names in the industry now and his performances at WSOP events in 2013 have helped a lot towards his notability.

Before his seventh place finish here, Koon made two final tables, and four cashes total, over the summer in Las Vegas. That grossed him nearly $330k – not bad at all!

Level
21
Blinds
12000/24000
Ante
4000
Average Stack
1,000,000
Players Left
6
Tables Left
1
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Gruissem Chips Up More

Hand #57

Philipp Gruissem raised to 55,000 under the gun and all the other players folded.

Hand #58

Timothy Adams moved all in for 305,000 and all his opponents folded. 

Hand #59

The action was folded to Philipp Gruissem in the small blind and he raised to 65,000. Daniel Negreanu called and the flop brought 5 K A and Gruissem bet 65,000.

Negreanu quickly called and on the turn the 8 showed up. Gruissem now bet 135,000 and that was enough to take down this pot.

Gruissem now sits on 2,316,000 while Negreanu has 590,000 left.

Hand #60

Jason Koon received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #61

David Peters raised to 50,000 and all his opponents folded.

Level
21
Blinds
12000/24000
Ante
4000
Average Stack
857,143
Players Left
7
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Dinner Break Update

The players will play this level and one more before going on a one-hour dinner. That will happen at around 8.40pm CET.

The players’ huge sushi order should just about be ready by then. Seven remain at the moment, how many will be around to eat by then?

Level
21
Blinds
12000/24000
Ante
4000
Average Stack
857,143
Players Left
7
Tables Left
1
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Gruissem Over 2 Million

Hand #52

Philipp Gruissem limped in the small blind and Daniel Negreanu checked his option.

The flop was 5 3 K, Gruissem bet 25,000 and Negrenau called.

The turn was the 6 and Gruissem bet 60,000 and again Negreanu made the call.

The 8 on the river completed a possible flush and Gruissem thought for a moment before deciding to check.

Negreanu checked back.

Gruissem showed 9 8 for a rivered pair of eights and it was enough to win the pot.

“I should've raised you on the flop,” sighed Negreanu. The hand put Gruissem over the 2 million mark.

Hand #53

Scott Seiver raised to 48,000, it was passed to Jason Koon who called in the big blind.

The flop was T Q 6 and both players checked to see the 4 on the turn.

Again, the action went check-check.

The river was the J and Koon checked a third time, Seiver bet 70,000 and Koon made the call very quickly with K T to win the pot.

Hand #54

The short-stack Timothy Adams got a walk in the big blind.

Hand #55

Philipp Gruissem raised to 55,000 and won the blinds.

Hand #56

Daniel Negreanu raised to 54,000, winning the blinds and antes.

Level
21
Blinds
12000/24000
Ante
4000
Average Stack
857,143
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7
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Huge River Card For Peters

Peters doubled into second
Peters doubled into second

Hand #51

Jason Koon raised to 55,000 and Scott Seiver three-bet to 140,000 from the cutoff. David Peters moved all in from the small blind for 568,000 and Philipp Gruissem folded from the big blind immediately.

The action was now back on Koon moved all in over the top and Seiver folded.

David Peters: 8 8
Jason Koon: A K

The board ran out 6 7 A 9 8 and Peters doubled up when the river gave him a set. Koon was left behind with 276,000 while Peters now sits on 1,328,000 chips.

Level
21
Blinds
12000/24000
Ante
4000
Average Stack
857,143
Players Left
7
Tables Left
1
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Back from Break

The players are back in their seats. The cards are in the air....and now they're on the felt.
Level
21
Blinds
12000/24000
Ante
4000
Average Stack
857,143
Players Left
7
Tables Left
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Break

The players are now on a 15-minute break.
Level
20
Blinds
10000/20000
Ante
3000
Average Stack
857,143
Players Left
7
Tables Left
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Last Hands Before the Break

Hand #45

Jason Koon raised to 45,000 and Daniel Negreanu called in the big blind.

The flop was 4 6 J and Negreanu checked, Koon bet 60,000 and Negrenau called straight away. The turn was the T and both players checked.

The Q came on the river and Negreanu checked a third time, Koon thought for a moment before betting 160,000.

“That card ruined me,” said Negreanu before mucking his hand.

Hand #46

It was passed to Philipp Gruissem on the button who raised to 40,000 and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #47

Scott Seiver raised to 40,000 and it was passed around to Jason Koon in the small blind who thought for a long time before making a reraise to 150,000. Seiver folded.

Hand #48

David Peters made it 40,000 from early position, everyone folded.

Hand #49

Daniel Negreanu raised to 44,000 and it was passed to Nicolau Villa-Lobos in the big blind who made the call.

The flop was 4 9 A, Villa-Lobos checked and Negreanu bet 54,000.

“Pick one,” said Negreanu and the Brazilian player turned over a nine.

“Just top two,” said the Canadian.

Hand #50

Nicolau Villa-Lobos raised to 50,000 in the small blind. David Peters made it 110,000 in the big blind and won the pot.

Level
20
Blinds
10000/20000
Ante
3000
Average Stack
857,143
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Koon's Kings Hold Up

Koon happy to have Negreanu's chips
Koon happy to have Negreanu's chips

Hand #42

Scott Seiver limped from the small blind and Nicolau Villa-Lobos checked from the big blind.

The flop brought out 8 T 9 and both players checked.

On the turn the 6 hit and Seiver checked to Villa-Lobos who bet 30,000. Seiver made the call and on the river the Q hit.

Both players checked and Villa-Lobos’ 7 8 took down this pot.

Hand #43

The action was folded to Scott Seiver who made it 40,000 from the button. David Peters called from the big blind and the flop brought out 7 7 J and Peters checked.

Seiver checked behind and on the turn the J popped up. Peters bet 60,000 on the turn and he picked up the pot.

Hand #44

Daniel Negreanu raised to 44,000 under the gun and Jason Koon moved all in from his immediate left for 309,000. The action was quickly folded back around to Negreanu who called immediately.

Daniel Negreanu: A K
Jason Koon: K K

The board ran out T 6 6 9 T and Koon doubled up to 669,000 while Negreanu has 871,000 left.

Level
20
Blinds
10000/20000
Ante
3000
Average Stack
857,143
Players Left
7
Tables Left
1
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Sushi Anyone?

These high rollers don’t like to hang around. The earlier they finish tonight, the better for everyone.

Take 90 minutes for dinner break; are you kidding me?

All the players at the final table are into sushi. It’s brain food, right?

The current plan is for them all to order take-out sushi from a local restaurant and eat at the table after the next break.

Final Table2013 WSOP EuropeEV0725K NLH High RollerFinal TableGiron8JG3227

Table for seven please

Level
20
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10000/20000
Ante
3000
Average Stack
857,143
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7
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Gruissem Retains Chip Lead

Hand #37

Daniel Negreanu raised to 44,000 and Philipp Gruissem called in the big blind.

The flop was Q 3 6, Gruissem checked and Negreanu bet 54,000 and the chip leader made the call.

The turn card was the 7 and Gruissem checked, Negrenau checked back.

The river was the Q and Gruissem led out for 80,000 and the new Player of the Year opted to let the hand go.

Hand #38

Scott Seiver raised to 50,000 and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #39

Timothy Adams raised to 40,000 under-the-gun. Nicolau Villa-Lobos moved all in for 425,000 a couple of seats down. It was folded back round to Adams who also made the fold.

Hand #40

Scott Seiver raised to 40,000 and everyone folded.

Hand #41

Philipp Gruissem raised to 45,000 and Scott Seiver made the call in the big blind.

The flop was K 9 8, Seiver checked and then folded when Gruissem bet 55,000.

It's all still very cagey despite Erik Seidel's early exit.

Level
20
Blinds
10000/20000
Ante
3000
Average Stack
857,143
Players Left
7
Tables Left
1
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Negreanu Now Firmly in Second Place

Gruissem has Negreanu looking over his shouder
Gruissem has Negreanu looking over his shouder

Hand #32

Timothy Adams raised to 40,000 under the gun and David Peters three-bet to 92,000. The other players quickly folded back to Adams who also decided to let it one go.

Hand #33

Scott Seiver raised to 40,000 under the gun and Timothy Adams called from the big blind.

The flop brought out K 7 A and Adams checked. Seiver bet 35,000 and that was enough to take down this hand.

Hand #34

The action was folded to Philipp Gruissem who raised to 45,000 and Daniel Negreanu called from the cutoff. Scott Seiver called from the big blind and three players went to see the flop.

The flop brought out 8 K 7 and both Seiver and Gruissem checked to Negreanu. Negreanu bet 70,000 and picked up the pot.

Hand #35

Timothy Adams raised to 40,000 from the button and Nicolau Villa-Lobos raised all in from the big blind for 376,000. Adams folded and the Brazilian pro picked up the pot.

Hand #36

Daniel Negreanu raised to 44,000 from early position and David Peters called from the big blind.

The flop brought out T K J and Peters checked to Negreanu who bet 54,000. Peters gave it some thought and made the call.

On the turn we saw the 2 and Peters checked again. Negreanu grabbed chips again and fired out 144,000 this time. Peters folded his cards and Negreanu picked up another pot claiming he had a set of tens.

Negreanu is now firmly in second with 1,332,000 behind Philipp Gruissem’s 1.8 million-chip stack.

Level
20
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10000/20000
Ante
3000
Average Stack
857,143
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7
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Peters Shoves on Villa-Lobos

Hand #27

David Peters raised to 40,000 preflop and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #28

Philipp Gruissem raised to 40,000 in early position and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #29

Philipp Gruissem raised to 40,000 from under-the-gun and again everyone folded to the German.

Hand #30

Daniel Negreanu raised to 44,000 from under-the-gun, winning the blinds and antes.

Hand #31

Nicolau Villa-Lobos raised to 45,000 in the cutoff and David Peters reraised all in for 367,000 on the button.

It was passed back to Villa-Lobos who didn't fold instantly. It would cost most of the Brazilian's stack to make the call and after about four minutes, he elected to muck his hand instead.

Level
20
Blinds
10000/20000
Ante
3000
Average Stack
857,143
Players Left
7
Tables Left
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Big Double Up For Negreanu

The blinds are now 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante

Hand #26

Nicolau Villa-Lobos raised to 44,000 on the first hand in the new level and David Peters called from his immediate left. Philipp Gruissem was next to act and he called as well.

Daniel Negreanu moved all in for 476,000 from the button and both blinds folded.

Villa-Lobos folded quickly and Peters moved all in over the top. Gruissem folded and the showdown went as following.

Daniel Negreanu: A K

David Peters: T T

The board ran out A 2 9 7 Q and Negreanu secured himself of a very big double up. Negreanu now has 1,091,000 chips and that’s third behind Philipp Gruissem (1,806,000) and Scott Seiver (1,220,000). Peters was left behind with 361,000 chips.

Daniel NegreanuJason Koon2013 WSOP EuropeEV0725K NLH High RollerFinal TableGiron8JG3193

Did you see I doubled? Jason! Jason!! JASON!!!

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20
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3000
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Last Three Hands of the Level

Hand #23

Now seven-handed, it was passed to Scott Seiver who raised to 45,000 from the cutoff and won another pot.

Hand #24

Scott Seiver raised to 37,000 from the hijack and Daniel Negreanu called in the big blind.

Negreanu checked in the dark for a second time and the flop was 8 8 Q, Seiver bet 40,000 and Negreanu made it 98,000. Seiver quickly folded.

Hand #25

Nicolau Villa-Lobos raised to 35,000 from the hijack. David Peters called in the cutoff.

The flop was 7 4 J, Villa-Lobos checked and Peters made a bet of 45,000 and the Brazilian gave up the hand.

Level
19
Blinds
8000/16000
Ante
2000
Average Stack
857,143
Players Left
7
Tables Left
1
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Erik Seidel Eliminated in 8th Place (€55,400)

Wind knocked out of Seidel
Wind knocked out of Seidel

Hand #20

The action was folded to Timothy Adams who raised to 32,000 from the button. Erik Seidel gave up his small blind but Scott Seiver decided to make the call.

The flop brought out T 3 J and Adams bet 40,000 after Seiver had checked. Seiver called and on the turn the 6 popped up.

Seiver checked again and this time Adams checked behind.

The K hit on the river and Seiver checked again. Adams paused for a second and bet 68,000. Seiver folded after about ten seconds and Adams took down the pot.

Adams now sits on 654,000 while Seiver is still second in chips with 999,000.

Hand #21

The action was folded all the way to Scott Seiver in the small blind and he raised it up to 42,000. Nicolau Villa-Lobos gave up his big blind and Seiver jumped back up to over a million.

Hand #22

Erik Seidel moved all in from the cutoff for 201,000 chips and Scott Seiver called from the button. Both blinds folded and the showdown went as following.

Seiver showed A 7 and Seidel was in good shape to double up with A J.

The board rolled out 7 9 7 A 4 and Seiver eliminated Seidel in eighth place. Seidel walks away with €55,400 and just seven players remain right now. 

Seidel's WSOP Year:

That was Erik Seidel’s 8th WSOP cash of 2013 and the Europe version has been his most successful. 

He cashed once down in Melbourne at the APAC and five times over the summer in Las Vegas. All those efforts resulted in only one final table appearance though.

Here is Europe, he cashed twice and both were final tables. He cashed for €92,003 earlier in the week for his runner up finish in €2k NLHE event and followed that up today by cashing for another €55,400.

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All Quiet So Far...

Hand #15

Jason Koon raised to 36,000 from early position before David Peters made it 95,000 in the small blind. Koon quickly folded.

Hand #16

Scott Seiver raised to 38,000 from the hijack and Daniel Negreanu made the call in the big blind.

Negreanu checked the 8 T 4 in the dark and Seiver opted to check behind.

On the J turn, Negreanu led out for 31,000 and Seiver quickly folded.

Hand #17

Erik Seidel moved all in for 195,000 from early position and everyone folded.

Hand #18

Daniel Negreanu raised to 35,000 on the button and won the blinds and antes, moving himself over the 400,000 mark.

Hand #19

Scott Seiver raised to 32,000 from under-the-gun. Everyone folded and he picked up the blinds and antes.

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Small Pots

Hand #10

Scott Seiver raised to 38,000 from the under-the-gun plus one position and everyone folded. 

Hand #11

The action was folded to Jason Koon on the button and he called the big blind worth 16,000.

Timothy Adams raised to 62,000 from the small blind and both Erik Seidel and Koon opted to fold.

Hand #12

David Peters raised to 33,000 from the under-the-gun plus one position and Timothy Adams called from the button.

The flop brought out K 5 A and Peters bet 31,000. Adams folded quickly and Peters took down this pot.

Hand #13

Erik Seidel moved all in from the button for 163,000 and he picked up the blinds and antes.

Hand #14

The action was folded to Scott Seiver on the button who raised to 36,000. Nicolau Villa-Lobos and David Peters both folded from the blinds and Seiver picked up another pot.

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Negreanu and Seidel Make Big Pushes

Seidel down to a shoving stack
Seidel down to a shoving stack

Hand #5

Philipp Gruissem raised to 32,000 preflop and Daniel Negreanu moved all in yet again. This time the count was 286,000. It was passed back to Gruissem, who folded.

Hand #6

Eric Seidel moved all in from the cutoff for 161,000 and won the blinds and antes to boost his stack back over the 200,000 mark.

Hand #7

Timothy Adams raised to 32,000 and it was passed to Philipp Gruissem in the big blind who made the call.

The flop was K J 4 and Gruissem checked, Adams then opted to check behind.

The 2 came on the turn and both players checked again.

On the 2 river Gruissem checked a third time, Adams bet 45,000 and Gruissem folded.

Hand #8

Scott Seiver raised to 38,000 from the hijack, Nicolau Villa-Lobos made it 96,000 in the cutoff and everyone folded.

Hand #9

David Peters opened to 33,000 in the cutoff and Jason Koon made the call in the big blind.

The flop was 2 5 5 and Koon checked, Peters bet 24,000 and Koon folded instantly.

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Negreanu Gets Himself a Double Up

Hand #3

The button started on Jason Koon and the action was folded to him.

Koon raised to 32,000 and Timothy Adams was next to act. Adams called and Erik Seidel folded from the big blind. The flop brought 3 Q 4 and Adams lead out for 40,000.

Koon folded his cards and Adams took down this pot. Koon has 613,000 chips right now and Adams is up to 561,000.

Hand #4

The action was folded to Daniel Negreanu who moved all in for 128,000 chips from the hijack.

Erik Seidel called rom the small blind and Scott Seiver was next to act from the big blind. Seiver tanked for a bit but ultimately he folded his cards.

Erik Seidel: K J
Daniel Negreanu: A J

The flop brought out 7 K 4 and Negreanu flopped the ace-high flush. Seidel had just one pair and did not improve when the turn brough the 8 and the river the 3.

Negreanu is now up to 288,000 while Seidel has 165,000 left.

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Negreanu Chops to Survive

Negreanu happy to chop.
Negreanu happy to chop.

Hand #1

Phillip Gruissem started with the button.

The first hand was folded around to David Peters who made it 33,000 from the cutoff and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #2

Daniel Negreanu moved all in from the button for 116,000, Jason Koon tanked for a moment before making the call. Timothy Adams folded in the big blind.

Negreanu declared, “I have a straight.”

Negreanu: T 9

Koon: K Q

The flop was 8 8 6 and Negreanu picked up a gutshot which would also secure him the pot.

The turn was the 6, putting two pair on the board.

“I have so many outs! Six, seven, eight, nine, ten, ace!” exclaimed Negreanu.

The river was the 8, making a full house on the board meaning Koon and Negreanu would share the first meaningful pot of the final table.

 

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Shuffle Up and Deal

Jack Effel has introduced the final eight players, with special congratulations going to WSOP Player of the Year, Daniel Negreanu. 

Cards are back in the air!

There are 50 minutes left of level 19.

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The Gentlemen Chasing Gold

There will be a 30-minute delay on the live stream and in an unprecedented move, the players have promised not to sweat the delayed coverage to see how each other are playing, in a gentleman’s agreement.

That’s a change from other delayed stream final tables where players have had teams on the rail compiling information. It’s a refreshing move and welcomed by all.

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Delay to Proceedings

The players are being hooked up to the mics as the last fixtures to the TV set are being installed. 

Cards should be back in the air in a few minutes. 

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Final Table Player Profiles

Over the last few years, Germany’s Philipp Gruissem has dominated high roller events. Of the US$5 million in lifetime tournament results on his resume, more than $3 million has come in high roller events. His most recent success was winning the non-bracelet event AU$50,000 High Roller at the 2013 WSOP APAC, for which he claimed AU$825,000. He’s a big chip leader this afternoon as he looks for his first WSOP bracelet.

Bracelet winner Scott Seiver knows what it takes to win a high roller tournament. He won the massive $100,000 Super High Roller at the PCA this past January for more than US$2 million. Seiver has also won a WPT Championship and pretty much any other event you can think of.

Back in May of this year, Brazil’s Nicolau Villa-Lobos took home US$472,209 for winning the SCOOP Medium Main Event on PokerStars. Villa-Lobos has also had some success on the live poker scene, with his largest result being when he won the UKIPT Edinburgh Main Event for US$162,319.

Jason Koon cuts an intimidating figure at the poker table, and his record is just as fearsome. With almost $2 million in live earnings and over US$3million in online winnings to go along with it, Koon is the complete package. All that’s missing is some WSOP gold. Koon came close in 2012 when he finished 2nd in the $3,000 No Limit Holdem/Pot Limit Omaha Heads-Up Event, to go with three other WSOP final table appearances.

Another with impressive live and online records is Timothy Adams. The Canadian has over US$1 million in online earnings while his US$2 million in career earnings in live events includes a bracelet win in the $2,500 No Limit Holdem Four-Handed Event at the 2012 WSOP. His biggest cash was in the Super High Roller Event at the recent EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo where his fourth place netted €485,100.

There isn’t much poker legend Erik Seidel hasn’t accomplished in this game. He’s won eight WSOP bracelets, cashed for more than US$18 million in tournament results and is rightfully a member of the Poker Hall of Fame. He also won the first-ever $250,000 Super High Roller event for just under US$2.5 million at the 2011 Aussie Millions. This week he came very close to winning a ninth bracelet when he finished runner-up in the €2,200 No Limit Holdem event.

David Peters has amassed over US$3.6 million in career earnings and has twice come close to tasting WSOP gold. Peters finished runner up in a WSOP $1,000 No Limit Holdem event in 2012 and before that, finished fourth in a £2,500 No Limit Hold'em Six-Handed Event at the 2012 WSOPE. With results all around the globe, Peters will be looking for his largest career score and first bracelet should he win today.

Last, but certainly not least, is Canadian Daniel Negreanu who today became the first-ever two-time WSOP Player of the Year, adding another honour to one of the most decorated poker resumes in the history of the game. Negreanu won his fifth bracelet when he took down the WSOP APAC Main Event just a few months ago and will be looking to make it number six today.

 

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The Unofficial Final Table

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Final Table Starting at 4:00 PM

About 20 minutes from now the final table will start in the theater with the final eight players.

There will be a live stream of the final table with a 30-minute delay.

Right here on PokerListings there will be a hand-for-hand live blog when we return from the break.

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Joni Jouhkimainen Eliminated in 9th Place (€50,400)

Daniel Negreanu extremely happy with his WSOP POY victory
Daniel Negreanu extremely happy with his WSOP POY victory

Joni Jouhkimainen was just knocked out in ninth place locking up Daniel Negreanu’s WSOP POY victory.

“I min raise,” Jouhkimainen said with a smile as he made it 32,000 under the gun.

“How much do you have behind?” Scott Seiver said with a smile as his Finnish opponent had exactly zero chips left behind.

Seiver folded and the others did to until the action got to Philipp Gruissem in the small blind. Gruissem put in enough chips to put Daniel Negreanu all in and the Canadian quickly folded his hand.

Gruissem showed A J and Jouhkimainen tabled K 5 while he was all in for his tournament life.

“King!” Gruissem yelled to needle Negreanu just a little more.

Negreanu jumped up and down across the room as the board ran out A 8 T 4 6. Negreanu locked up his second WSOP POY while Jouhkimainen was knocked out in ninth place.

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Villa-Lobos Takes the First Pot

There has been much hilarity of Philipp Gruissem's suggestion that everyone give Joni Jouhkimainen chips just to screw over Daniel Negreanu's chances for Player of the Year.

Meanwhile Nicolau Villa-Lobos raised to 35,000 on the button and Gruissem defended in the big blind.

The flop was J 9 5 and Gruissem check-called a bet of 35,000.

On the J turn, Gruissem checked again and Villa-Lobos bet 85,000. The German tanked for a minute then gave up his hand.

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Final Nine Seat Draw

Seat 1. Timothy Adams – 510,000
Seat 2. Erik Seidel – 335,000
Seat 3. Scott Seiver – 1,100,000
Seat 4. Nicolau Villa-Lobos – 550,000
Seat 5. David Peters – 650,000
Seat 6. Phillip Gruissem – 2,100,000
Seat 7. Daniel Negreanu – 145,000
Seat 8. Joni Jouhkimainen – 38,000
Seat 9. Jason Koon – 650,000

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Break Time

Players are now on a short break for the redraw.
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Marc McLaughlin Bubbles the High Roller

Marc McLaughlin
Marc McLaughlin

It was passed around to Timothy Adams in the small blind who moved all in. Marc McLaughlin called off his stack in the big blind. The French-Canadian did so because he knew he would be out of chips before fellow short stack Joni Jouhkimainen.

McLaughlin: J 4

Adams: 8 6

The flop was 5 6 T and Adams took the lead, the 7 on the turn meant McLaughlin needed a three, eight or jack to survive.

The river was the K and McLaughlin busted on the bubble. 

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Gruissem Extends His Lead

Philipp Gruissem just raised to 25,000 from the button and Nicolau Villa-Lobos called from the big blind.

The flop brought K 8 Q and the Brazilian pro check-called 30,000.

On the turn the 4 hit and Villa-Lobos checked to Gruissem who quickly bet another 75,000.

Villa-Lobos called again and on the river the K hit. For the third consecutive time Villa-Lobos checked and Gruissem put in a big bet worth 225,000.

“Call,” Villa-Lobos said and his German opponent announced he had a full house.

Gruissem tabled K 8 and raked in this massive pot boosting his stack to 2.1 million. Villa-Lobos was left with 530,000 chips.

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Seiver Soars

Marc McLaughlin and Joni Jouhkimainen watched as the three big stacks at their table played out a pot, probably hoping for fireworks. Fuses were lit, but the display fizzled out.

Timothy Adams raised to 24,000 from under the gun and was called by Jason Koon (button) and Scott Seiver (big blind).

The flop fanned 8 6 A and Adams’ 40,000 c-bet was called by both opponents. On the T turn the action was checked to Koon who bet 105,000.

Only Seiver called to the Q river where both players checked. Koon opened Q J but Seiver took the pot with A Q.

Seiver passed a million chips, Koon dipped to 745,000.

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Geting Even Shorter

His stack is looking very 'Finn' indeed. (sorry)
His stack is looking very 'Finn' indeed. (sorry)

Marc McLaughlin is down to just 44,000 while Joni Jouhkimainen has 64,000 with the blinds about to go through him. Suffice to say, within the next eight hands, one of these players will be all in for their tournament life.

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The Battle Of The Short Stacks

Both Marc-Etienne McLaughlin and Joni Jouhkimainen are struggling to move up just one spot into the money.

McLaughlin has 70,000 chips, or just under six big blinds, while Jouhkimainen hangs on with 80,000 chips, or just over six big blinds.

For now Daniel Negreanu seems to be safe as he’s the third shortest stack left in the tournament. 

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Villa-Lobos Straightening Peters Out

Nicolau Villa-Lobos opened to 29,000 from the small blind and David Peters made the call in the big blind.

The flop was 9 T 8 and Villa-Lobos check-called a bet of 32,000 before both players checked the K turn.

On the J river, Villa-Lobos fired out a bet of 70,000 and Peters called almost instantly.

Villa-Lobos showed Q J for a flopped straight and Peters mucked his hand and paid his opponent off.

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News From Negreanu’s Table

Daniel Negreanu has a very close eye on the other table, hoping the two short stacks there will bust. When he has a good spot though, he’s not afraid to take it.

He three-bet all in and showed pocket jacks to show he wasn’t messing about. He has around 240,000.

Phillip Gruissem is trying, inevitably, is trying to boss the table.

He raised from the small blind and got Erik Seidel to fold his big blind. Gruissem flashed pocket tens.

The very next hand, Gruissem raised again. Seidel three-bet and took the pot down.

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Koon Makes Big Fold

We picked up the action on the turn when the board read 9 7 8 5 and Jason Koon bet 40,000 and Scott Seiver called.

On the river the Q hit and Koon bet 75,000. Seiver raised to 200,000 and Koon went into the tank.

“This is a really funny hand,” Koon said as he was tanking.

“I got a set,” Koon added after a few seconds.

“Oh Scott Seiver, you’re the best,” he continued as Seiver waited for Koon to make a move.

“I like the red chips, they give me confidence,” Koon finally said,” so I’m gonna pay you off in grey chips.”

Koon pulled back his red chips and threw in 75,000 in grey chips as he folded his hand.

Seiver showed J T as he thought Koon had made the call. All players handled this situation that could’ve created some debate very well.

“I owe you a show,” Koon said as he apologized repeatedly about creating confusing with pulling back his red chips.

Seiver understood Koon’s argument, but did seem a little disappointed he missed out on an additional 125,000 chips. Seiver now has around 695,000 while Koon sits at 680,000.

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Gruissem Makes Three Pair

Gruissem, poker wizard, Bond villain voice.
Gruissem, poker wizard, Bond villain voice.

Philipp Gruissem is continuing to be the most assertive player in this hand-for-hand battle. After the turn action went check-check, Gruissem fired 77,000 on the river of a 8 2 7 T 2 board with Nicolau Villa-Lobos making a quick call.

“Three pair,” said the German, tabling T 8.

Villa-Lobos asked, “Check-raise the turn?”

Gruissem nodded, “Yes, but you might have folded.”

Villa-Lobos replied, “You didn't see my hand!” 

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Staying with this Level

The end of the level has been reached but because the tournament is on the final table bubble and hand-for-hand, the players will continue to play level 18 (6,000/12,000/2,000) until a player busts.

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Villa-Lobos Takes One From Seidel

Erik Seidel raised from the button to 25,000 and Nicolau Villa-Lobos called from the small blind.

The flop brought out J 6 9 and Villa-Lobos check-called 33,000. On the turn the 3d hit and both players checked.

The river was the K and again the action was checked. Villa-Lobos showed 8 8 and took down the pot.

Seidel has around 370,000 chips left while the Brazilian pro hovers around a million in chips.

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No Breakthrough Yet

You could cut the atmosphere with a knife.
You could cut the atmosphere with a knife.

It's very tense, as expected with a €50,400 pay-jump in the offing.

Joni Jouhkimainen opened to 25,000 preflop, Scott Seiver then made it 45,000 in the next seat along.

Timothy Adams then chose to cold-call this bet on the button and Jouhkimainen folded.

The flop was 7 2 2 and Seiver quickly check-folded to a 60,000 bet from Adams.

On the other table, it's been equally tight. Philipp Gruissem is still probably the most active player but he checked down a board of K 8 5 T 3 against David Peters, the latter's 9 5 beating the German's 9 4.

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Adams Doubles on the Bubble

Timothy Adams
Timothy Adams

Timothy Adams had to pause after he gazed at his holding. Scott Seiver had put him to the ultimate test, the test for all his chips on the bubble. Adams had little choice.

The action had folded around to Seiver in the small blind. He had a big stack and the inclination to try and abuse this bubble and apply pressure to short-stacked opponents. All in. Call.

Seiver: A J

Adams: A K.

“LOL. Silly!” said Seiver the strength of their two hands in the spot they found themselves in.

The board ran 7 A 3 5 3.

The drama and suspense rolled over to another hand. Adams will be breathing easier as he takes a 510,000-chip stack forward.

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Villa-Lobos Hits a Million; Busts Kaverman

Byron Kaverman
Byron Kaverman

Nicolau Villa-Lobos raised to 25,000 from the button and it was passed to Byron Kaverman in the big blind who reraised all in.

“How much is it?” asked Villa-Lobos.

“182,000,” replied the dealer.

“Ok, I am all in,” said Villa-Lobos, making the call.

Kaverman sighed but he was ahead.

Kaverman: A 6

Villa-Lobos: K Q

The board came K Q 2 K 6 and Villa-Lobos boated up to knock out Kaverman in 11th place.

Daniel Negreanu was moved to the other table and tournament is now playing hand-for-hand.

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Two For Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu after winning a pot with pocket aces
Daniel Negreanu after winning a pot with pocket aces

Daniel Negreanu keeps fighting for a spot in the final eight and he just won two small pots to get a little closer to achieving his ultimate goal.

Negreanu won a hand by raising to 25,000 and all his opponents folded.

On the very next hand Negreanu raised to 25,000 again and Scott Seiver called from the big blind.

The flop brought Q 2 T and Seiver check-called 36,000. On the turn the 5 hit and Negreanu moved all in for 230,000 after Seiver had checked.

Seiver folded and Negreanu showed two aces.

“I just wanted you to get out!” Negreanu laughed as he kept everyone aware of the fact finishing in the Top 8 is worth a lot to him. Negreanu now sits at 360,000 chips.

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Joukmainen Doubles Through

Daniel Negreanu hardly needs to be doubling up players in his quest for the POY title, some situations need to be played out though.

Joni Joukmainen was down to his last 79,000 and in they went from the hijack. Negreanu was in the big blind and called.

Joukmainen: Q J

Negreanu: 3 3

The board ran T 9 J A 4.

That dropped Negreanu down to 263,000. He need three more players to bust before him if he’s going to claim the coveted POY crown.

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Seidel Busts Laak

Laak of chips.
Laak of chips.

Erik Seidel opened to 27,000 preflop from late position and Phil Laak moved all in from the small blind for 156,000.

Seidel began to work out the calculations and it was clear that it was close either way.

Finally after two minutes, he made the call.

Seidel: 6 6
Laak: K Q

Laak winced when the flop came down 9 2 7 and the 3 on the turn didn't help help him either. He needed some paint on the river but the 2 was not the answer he was looking for.

“Win some money guys,” said Laak as he headed off to the rail, “poker is tough...”

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Nervous Times For Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu started the day with a plethora of goals.

Another bracelet, another million dollars and another World Series of Poker Player of the Year title, that’s what’s at stake today for the Canadian super star.

All player currently left want to win that bracelet and a million dollars, but Negreanu is the only one with a very clear goal in mind, and that’s finishing at least eighth in this event.

If Negreanu finishes eighth or better he will lock up this year’s WSOP POY leader board and become the first ever two-time winner of this title.

The dynamics at Negreanu’s table are heavily influenced by the knowledge that the Canadian will try to finish in the top eight, and just know we got another great example of that.

Negreanu raised from the button to 25,000 and Jason Koon three-bet to 75,000 from the small blind. Joni Jouhkimainen was seated in the big blind with around 100,000 chips and the Finnish player folded right away.

Negreanu now had a very tough decision knowing that Koon had him well covered. Eventually Negreanu folded and Koon took down another pot.

Right now Negreanu sits at around 275,000 chips and that’s still 22 big blinds.

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Short Stacks Hanging in There

Timothy Adams and Phil Laak are two of the shortest stacks left at this point, both have shoved once on their respective tables but neither was called.

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Seidel Loses Almost Half His Stack

Erik Seidel
Erik Seidel

Philipp Gruissem raised to 25,000 preflop from the cutoff and Erik Seidel flat-called on the button.

Nicolau Villa-Lobos then three-bet to 86,000 in the small blind.

Gruissem folded but Seidel made the call to see a 7 Q 2 flop.

Villa-Lobos fired a bet of 81,000 and Seidel made the call to see the K turn

Now Villa-Lobos checked and Seidel slid out a bet of 100,000. Villa-Lobos quickly check-raised all in. Seidel's brow furrowed for a minute and he slowly slid his cards into the muck.

Level
18
Blinds
6000/12000
Ante
2000
Average Stack
500,000
Players Left
12
Tables Left
2
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Bedell Busts on First Hand

Tom Bedell
Tom Bedell

It took precisely one hand to lose our first player of the day.

Tom Bedell was second to speak and moved all in for 122,000. Scott Seiver was on the button and re-shoved to isolate. The binds duly moved out of the way.

Bedell: Q T

Seiver: A K

“At least I’m live,” said a hopeful Bedell.

The board ran J J T Q K.

Bedell was more than alive after the flop but the turn ripped life away from him.

Level
18
Blinds
6000/12000
Ante
2000
Average Stack
500,000
Players Left
12
Tables Left
2
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Shuffle Up And Deal

The cards are back in the air with the blinds at 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante. There are 13 players remaining with the average stack at 461,500 or 38 big blinds.
Level
18
Blinds
6000/12000
Ante
2000
Average Stack
461,539
Players Left
13
Tables Left
2
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Welcome to the Final Day of the €25,000 High Roller Event

Philipp Gruissem
Philipp Gruissem

Welcome back to the final day of the €25,000 High Roller event.

There are just 13 players remaining led by Philipp Gruissem who has 1,296,000 in chips. The final table itself will be played in the Casino Theatre but will not start before 4pm local time.

A lot of the focus will be on Daniel Negreanu, who needs to final table this event to win the Player of the Year race.Of course, everyone else will know that too which should create an interesting dynamic.

The blinds will start at 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante meaning several of the stacks will have to get busy very quickly.

Play starts at 1pm local time.

Table 10

Seat 1: Erik Seidel – 610,000
Seat 2: Nicolau Villa-Lobos – 527,000
Seat 3: Phil Laak – 144,000
Seat 4: David Peters – 538,000
Seat 5: Byron Kaverman – 273,000
Seat 6: Philipp Gruissem – 1,296,000

Table 11

Seat 1: Timothy Adams – 240,000
Seat 2: Marc McLaughlin – 304,000
Seat 3: Daniel Negreanu – 411,000
Seat 4: Tom Bedell – 124,000
Seat 5: Jason Koon – 702,000
Seat 6: Joni Joukmainen – 113,000
Seat 7: Scott Seiver – 770,000

 

 

Level
18
Blinds
6000/12000
Ante
2000
Average Stack
461,539
Players Left
13
Tables Left
2
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Event Name Event 8 - €25,600 High Roller
Venue Casino Barrière d'Enghien-les-Bains
Date 22 October 2013
Final Day 24 October 2013
Buy In €25,600
Entrants 80
Prize Pool €1,920,000
First Prize €725,000
Level Ante Blinds
Level 1 0 150/300
Level 2 25 150/300
Level 3 50 200/400
Level 4 75 250/500
Level 5 100 300/600
Level 6 100 400/800
Level 7 100 500/1000
Level 8 200 600/1200
Level 9 200 800/1600
Level 10 300 1000/2000
Level 11 400 1200/2400
Level 12 500 1500/3000
Level 13 500 2000/4000
Level 14 500 2500/5000
Level 15 1000 3000/6000
Level 16 1000 4000/8000
Level 17 1000 5000/10000
Level 18 2000 6000/12000
Level 19 2000 8000/16000
Level 20 3000 10000/20000
Level 21 4000 12000/24000
Level 22 5000 15000/30000
Level 23 5000 20000/40000
Level 24 5000 25000/50000
Level 25 10000 30000/60000
Level 26 10000 40000/80000
Level 27 10000 50000/100000
Level 28 15000 60000/120000
Level 29 20000 80000/160000
Level 30 30000 100000/200000

Daniel Negreanu
wins
€725,000

Event 8 - €25,600 High Roller

Top Money Finishers Prize
1. Daniel Negreanu €725,000
2. Nicolau Villa-Lobos €450,000
3. Phillip Gruissem €250,000
4. David Peters €150,500
5. Timothy Adams €100,600
6. Scott Seiver €74,600
7. Jason Koon €63,500
8. Erik Seidel €55,400
9. Joni Jouhkimainen €50,400