Joao Simao Eliminated in 5th Place ($70,000)

From the small blind, Alex Foxen raised to 700,000. Big blind Joao Simao shoved for about 5.5 million and Foxen snap-called. Alex Foxen: [AcJd] Joao Simao: [As4d] The flop of [3s2h6s] gave Simao some outs but neither the [8c] on the turn or [8d] on the river were cards the Brazilian partypoker PRO

Jouhkimainen Finds Lucky Double

Joao Simao opened the button for 550,000 and instantly called as Joni Jouhkimainen shoved from the big blind for 3,875,000. Joao Simao: [AsQc] Joni Jouhkimainen: [ThQh] With the [Jc10d8d] flop, Jouhkimainen was in front all of the sudden. The [3d] on the turn and [3s] on the river were blanks and Jouhkimainen doubled.


Anatoly Filatov limped under the gun and Joao Simao completed from the small blind. Kahle Burns checked his big blind. The flop of [KcQcQd] saw the blinds check and Filatov bet 175,000. Simao called, Burns folded. The [Ac] on the turn had Simao check-called another 400,000 before he faced an 800,000 bet

Foxen Building

Active in the first level of the final day has been Alex Foxen, now over 13 million in chips.  He was unfazed by raising Kristen Bicknell's big blind from the small blind (to 360,000) only to find her jamming 3,000,000; he passed and moved on to raising the next hand. Big

The Finale of the High Roller Finale Starts at Noon

Seventeen top-tier players remain in the $10,300 High Roller Finale at the partypoker MILLIONS UK in the Dusk Till Dawn poker room in Nottingham. It's time for the final day of this three-day event, with just 13 players getting in the money. That means that when play gets underway at

Alex Foxen Pulls Away as Chip Leader

The first and only player to top four million chips in the High Roller Finale so far is Alex Foxen, who pushes John Duthie into second.  The field is still growing, and with two one-hour levels left of late registration, it looks like that $1,000,000 guarantee may yet be met

High Roller Finale: Chip Leaders

John Duthie has slightly extended his chip lead in the opening levels of Day 2 in the $10,300 High Roller Finale.  Creeping up on him in chips are both Alex Foxen and Kristen Bicknell (on different tables, for a change). Bicknell added a few chop-pot chips to her stack after taking