When we got to the table, Tommie Janssen was seen betting 660,000 on a board of . His opponent didn’t waste too much time calling, but mucked right away upon being shown by Janssen.
10,000 / 25,000
Big Blind Ante
Robert Heidorn was leaning back in his chair a bit, far enough for us to clearly see his stack of almost six million.
We asked the details of the hand that had gotten him into that position. He explained how he had squeezed with aces and flopped top set on . His opponent, in the end, turned out to have bottom set which ended up costing him.
When we arrived, Ryan Riess was seen checking on a flop of [10d2cJs] from the small blind. The big blind checked as well and the player under the gun bet 80,000. Riess called, the big blind folded.
Riess check-called another 180,000 on the turn before they both checked the on the river. Riess showed but saw his hand land in the muck as his opponent tabled .
|Jose Ignacio Barbero||1,300,000||-600,000|
A player in middle position opened and Jack Sinclair (hijack) called before small blind Ezequiel Waigel called as well. The big blind in the hand was missing.
The flop of was checked through but the on the turn would make up for the flop’s lack of action. Waigel checked and the initial raiser bet 60,000. Sinclair called before Waigel check-raised to 235,000. The initial raiser and Sinclair both called to grow the pot considerably.
The completed the board and Waigel bet 425,000. The player in middle position called just about right away and the action was on Sinclair. He had a big grin on his face and tanked a fair bit. He looked up to the ceiling for some time, counted his chips and eventually tossed in the call.
Waigel mucked as he had gotten the clear message by now that at least one of his opponents had a ten. It turned out the initial raiser had while Sinclair showed . Waigel lost while the other two players chopped.
10,000 / 20,000
Big Blind Ante
|Jose Ignacio Barbero||1,900,000||800,000|
Right now, 106 players remain from a total field of 151 entries.
Tommie Janssen’s table was broken, so he was packing his chips and making his way to a new table. It was then that we discovered the Dutchman had a ton of them, 3.6 million to be exact.
According to Janssen, the biggest pot he won so far today was one of 1.3 million where his kings held against his opponent’s pre-flop all-in.
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