Main Event

Event Info

Buy-in €5,000
Prize Pool €4,190,400
Players 864


Level 33
Blinds 100,000 / 200,000
Ante 30,000

Deal Collapses as Sotirious Gets Serious

• Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante

After one of the most tense deal processes we’ve seen on the tour, play continues when negotiations collapse. But Soirious now has a grudge…

Read on at the PokerStars Blog.

Jelassi Almost Mucks Winning Hand

Ramzi Jelassi and David Boyaciyan played out a small pot in the blinds and the former almost mucked the winning hand.

Boyaciyan completed the from the small blind and Jelassi checked his option. The flop came as {10-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{10-Clubs} and Boyaciyan check-called a 125,000 bet. Both players went on to check down the {q-Spades}{4-Hearts} turn and river.

Jelassi nearly mucked but the dealer prevented him. Just as well as his {k-Hearts}{4-Spades} was good for the pot.

Ramzi Jelassi se
Ramzi Jelassi
se 11,400,000 -935,000
David Boyaciyan nl
David Boyaciyan
nl 3,600,000 260,000

Tagovi: David BoyaciyanRamzi Jelassi

Boyaciyan Doubles Through Jelassi


David Boyaciyan has just doubled through Ramzi Jelassi, but he still trails his two opponents by quite some distance.

Jelassi was the player to open the betting, raising to 240,000 on the button. Boyaciyan three-bet shoved for 1,610,000 in total and Jelassi snap-called.

Jelassi: {A-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}
Boyaciyan: {J-Spades}{9-Spades}

Boyaciyan flopped two pair on the {J-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{9-Hearts} flop, but Jelassi caught up a little when the {A-Clubs} appeared on the turn. The {7-Clubs} failed to change the direction of the hand and Boyaciyan doubled up.

Ramzi Jelassi se
Ramzi Jelassi
se 12,335,000 -865,000
David Boyaciyan nl
David Boyaciyan
nl 3,340,000 1,240,000

Tagovi: David BoyaciyanRamzi Jelassi

More Woe for Boyaciyan

This level just got worse for the man from Holland after he gave up more chips to Ramzi Jelassi.

The Swede opened to 240,000 on the button and David Boyaciyan defended his big blind yet again to see a {2-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{5-Spades} flop appear. He check-called a 250,000 bet before both players checked {4-Spades} turn. The river fell {6-Clubs} and and Boyaciyan led for 525,000.

Jelassi called with {j-Hearts}{3-Hearts} beating out his opponent's {a-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}.

Ramzi Jelassi se
Ramzi Jelassi
se 13,200,000 845,000
David Boyaciyan nl
David Boyaciyan
nl 2,100,000 -1,460,000

Tagovi: David BoyaciyanRamzi Jelassi

Jelassi Wins Big Pot From Boyaciyan


Ramzi Jelassi opened on the button and then called when David Boyaciyan three-bet in the big blind.

Boyaciyan bet the {7-Spades}{k-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} flop and the {10-Diamonds} turn but he couldn't shake Jelassi off. When the {3-Diamonds} landed on the turn, Boyaciyan slowed down and checked. Jelassi checked behind and took down the pot with his pocket nines. Boyaciyan showed {5-Hearts}{5-Spades} and lost the massive pot.

Ramzi Jelassi se
Ramzi Jelassi
se 12,355,000 1,060,000
David Boyaciyan nl
David Boyaciyan
nl 3,560,000 -1,980,000

Tagovi: David BoyaciyanRamzi Jelassi

Play Resumes With No Deal

• Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante

The players weren't able to come to an agreement so, for now, play continues as planned.


Dinner Break

• Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

No final deal has been finalised as yet. They've decided to give them a one-hour dinner break to make a final decision.

Players Have 5 Mins To Finalize a Deal

[user169806] • Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Tournament director Luca Vivaldi has told the players they only have five more minutes to discuss a deal otherwise the tournament will play out with the current payout structure.

A Deal May Not Have Been Agreed!

[user169806] • Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

More drama here in Prague as David Boyaciyan has second thoughts about the deal that they agreed in principal.

They had agreed to guarantee Boyaciyan €415,000 and the other two players €500,000; then leave €90,000 extra for second and €150,000 for the eventual winner.

This means they would be paid as follows :

Name1st place2nd place3rd place
Ramzi Jelassi€650,000€590,000€500,000
Sotirios Koutoupas€650,000€590,000€500,000
David Boyaciyan€565,000€505,000€415,000

Tournament director Luca Vivaldi was about to confirm the deal but was stopped in his tracks by Boyaciyan, who said he is not happy with the deal.

Watch this space.