The number of players seems to be static in the High Roller finale, but that's because for every exit there's an entry (often by one and the same person). This level (10) is the last one for registration, however, so soon the atmosphere might be a bit more serious. Table 42
A pared-down six levels of play were fought through today as the final five-figure buy-in event of the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS UK 2020 in Nottingham began. There were 25 entries in total, leaving the lion's share of the $1,000,000 guarantee still to be accounted for. Leading the 13 players returning tomorrow
Here's how the surviving baker's dozen from Day 1 in the $10,300 High Roller Finale stack up. Their numbers are sure to be swelled by late registrants tomorrow (registration closes after four levels, at 6:30pm). Play restarts at 2pm, one hour earlier than scheduled.
Govert Metaal had dropped to a short stack of 140,000, at the 6,000/12,000 blind level. After Alexandros Kolonias opened preflop to 27,000, he moved all in next to act. It folded to Igor Kurganov in the blinds who repopped it to 257,000, ridding the pot of Kolonias. On their backs: Kurganov:
After returning with just 290,000 for Day 2 and making a sterling attempt (initially successful) to grind up a stack, the doubling of Leon Tsoukernik spelled the beginning of the end for the highly experienced Christoph Vogelsang. Never regaining a challenging stack, his last hand involved his final chips heading
A crucial double for Leon Tsoukernik, now that registration has closed and bust means bust. He saw a flop of [3s5d9c], leading out for 275,000 into Christoph Vogelsang (effective stack 790,000 total). Vogelsang put him all in, and Tsoukernik made the call, having flopped top pair with [Qc9s]. Vogelsang's [AdJc]
By far the shortest-stacked returner, Christoph Vogelsang, was almost immediately all in preflop for his last 160,000, having picked up [AcJs] in the big blind. Late position opener (and chip monster) Luke Reeves took him on with what turned out to be a dominating [asqs]. The board double paired on
With late registration still open, the starting line-up will be as follows: Table Seat Player Chips 1 1 1 2 Mikita Badziakouski 2,250,000 1 3 Kristen Bicknell 2,455,000 1 4 1 5 Preben Stokkan 2,685,000 1 6 Igor Kurganov 2,380,000 1 7 1 8 Rainer Kempe 1,085,000 2 1 Ben Heath 1,555,000 2 2 Luke Reeves 5,160,000 2 3 2 4 Joao Vieira 1,970,000 2 5 Christoph Vogelsang 290,000 2 6 2 7 Alex Foxen 2,240,000 2 8