Main Event

"I'm The New ElkY"


Ten minutes after winning a massive pot with aces, PokerStars Team Pro Arnaud Mattern was dealt pocket rockets again, and won another massive pot.

Mattern opened to 500 from early position, Robson Carlos Venturini three-bet to 1,200 near the button, and the action folded back to Mattern who four-bet to 4,400. Venturini responded by throwing out a rainbow stack of chips in the middle, Mattern moved all in, and Venturini snap-called.

Mattern: {a-Spades}{a-Hearts}
Venturini: {k-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}

The board ran out {6-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{j-Spades}{4-Clubs}{j-Clubs}, and Venturini stormed away from the table, muttering what we can only guess were "earmuff" words in Portuguese.

"I'm the new ElkY," Mattern chuckled. "This is such an easy game."

"That's ridiculous," tablemate and fellow Team Pro Liv Boeree added.

Mattern is on an absolute tear, and leads the pack with over 140,000 chips.

Arnaud Mattern fr
Arnaud Mattern
fr 147,000 51,000

Tagovi: Arnaud MatternTeam PokerStars

Jarvis Takes One Out

Picking up the action on an {A-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} flop, Matt Jarvis and David Bach checked to the third player in the hand who bet 2,800.

Only Jarvis called to see the {8-Diamonds} turn and he fired 5,100. His opponent called, landing the {K-Diamonds} on the river. Jarvis took a few moments before betting enough to cover his opponent's stack, who quickly called all in for about 20,000.

Jarvis tabled {4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}, beating his opponent's {A-Clubs}{K-Hearts} to score the knockout.

Matt Jarvis ca
Matt Jarvis
ca 70,000 36,000

Tagovi: Matt Jarvis

Mattern Flying High with Rockets


Arnaud Mattern is up to nearly 100,000 after picking up a nice pot with two aces, eventually making a full house.

There was a raise, a reraise from Nam Le on the button and then a cold four-bet to 3,900 from the small blind before action fell on Mattern in the big blind. He five-bet to 7,250. Action folded back around to the small blind and he called, leaving himself with right around 16,000 to work with heading into the flop out of position against the French Team PokerStars Pro.

The flop came down {A-Hearts}{8-Spades}{5-Diamonds} and both players checked to see the {9-Clubs} land on the turn. The small blind checked and Mattern bet extra small with a wager of 2,600. His opponent made the call.

The river completed the board, and paired it, with the {9-Spades}. The small blind checked and Mattern bet 2,950. His opponent called and watched Mattern roll over the {A-Clubs}{A-Diamonds} for aces full of nines. The small blind mucked and Mattern raked in the pot.

Arnaud Mattern fr
Arnaud Mattern
fr 96,000 11,000

Tagovi: Nam LeArnaud Mattern

Updated Chip Counts

Justin Schwartz us
Justin Schwartz
us 77,000 8,000
Ivan Demidov ru
Ivan Demidov
ru 59,000 5,000
Phil Collins us
Phil Collins
us 46,000 1,000
Joe Cada us
Joe Cada
us 44,000 -2,000
Jake Bazeley us
Jake Bazeley
us 35,000 5,000
Jean-Robert Bellande us
Jean-Robert Bellande
us 33,000
Andrew Chen ca
Andrew Chen
ca 32,000
Dan O'Brien us
Dan O'Brien
us 32,000
Christophe De Meulder be
Christophe De Meulder
be 32,000 2,000
Toni Judet ro
Toni Judet
ro 31,000
Shawn Buchanan ca
Shawn Buchanan
ca 31,000
Jonathan Little us
Jonathan Little
us 31,000 1,000
Tommy Vedes us
Tommy Vedes
us 29,000 2,000
David Williams us
David Williams
us 29,000 1,000
Josh Arieh us
Josh Arieh
us 28,000 -2,000
Mike McDonald ca
Mike McDonald
ca 28,000
Chino Rheem us
Chino Rheem
us 24,000
Ari Engel ca
Ari Engel
ca 23,000 -7,000
Amnon Filippi us
Amnon Filippi
us 22,000
Galen Hall us
Galen Hall
us 14,000

The Last Longer

[user101598] • Level 3: 100-200, 0 ante
Isildur1 crushes blackjack too.
Isildur1 crushes blackjack too.

You're probably aware that PokerStars Team Pro Viktor "Isildur1" Blom won the Super High Roller last night, banking over $1.25 million. He's also a sicko (you probably know that too), and he just booked a last longer with Harry "UgotaBanana" Kaczka.

"How much?" Blom asked Kaczka.

"Any amount that will motivate you," Kaczka responded.

The two agreed on $10,000 because that's the buy in, but they continued the negotiations away from the table, and the wager could easily be higher. Blom also added that he won $4,000 playing blackjack last night.

It's nice to be king.

Tagovi: Viktor BlomHarry Kaczka