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Big Pot To Zhang

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

Andre Lettau opened for 250,000 and got called by Ji Zhang in the big blind. The flop was {2-Spades}{6-Clubs}{2-Clubs} and Zhang led out for 400,000. Lettau thought it over and made the call. The turn was the {9-Diamonds} and Zhang check-called a 700,000 bet from Lettau.

The river card was the {10-Diamonds} and Zhang made another check. Lettau checked behind and mucked when Zhang showed {8-Clubs}{8-Hearts}.

Ji Zhang de
Ji Zhang
de 7,020,000 1,250,000
Andre Lettau de
Andre Lettau
de 5,090,000 -1,410,000

Tagovi: Ji ZhangAndre Lettau

Phillips Pushes Shatilov Out

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

Andrey Shatilov and Samuel Phillips saw a {K-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{K-Hearts} flop together. Phillips check-called a 245,000 bet to see the {5-Hearts} on the turn. Phillips then led out for 455,000 at this point but Shatilov made the call.

The river was the {2-Clubs} and Phillips bet 685,000. Shatilov tanked for a couple of minutes but then let it go.

Samuel Phillips us
Samuel Phillips
us 6,750,000 1,150,000
Andrey Shatilov ru
Andrey Shatilov
ru 4,260,000 -1,240,000

Lettau Edges Closer To Top

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

Andre Lettau opened from the cut-off and called a three-bet of 455,000 from Hossein Ensan on the button.

The flop was {j-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{4-Spades}. Lettau check-called a bet of 265,000 from Ensan and they went to the turn {7-Diamonds}. Both players checked to see a river card {a-Hearts}. Lettau check-called a bet of 275,000 to see that Ensan had {a-Clubs}{8-Spades} but he was good with {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}.

Hossein Ensan de
Hossein Ensan
de 7,625,000 -2,175,000
Andre Lettau de
Andre Lettau
de 6,500,000 2,190,000

Tagovi: Hossein EnsanAndre Lettau

Popping Bottles

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

Kiryl Radzivonau opened to 245,000 from early position and it was passed to Slaven Popov on the button who moved all in for 2.18 million. Passed back to Radzivonau and the Belarussian called after about ten seconds.

Popov: {4-Hearts}{4-Clubs}
Radzivonau: {A-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}

The flop came {A-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}, Radzivonau made top pair but Popov flopped a set. The {7-Clubs} left Radzivonau drawing dead and Popov doubled up to over 4 million after the {2-Spades} river.

Kiryl Radzivonau by
Kiryl Radzivonau
by 5,500,000 -2,180,000
Slaven Popov bg
Slaven Popov
bg 4,700,000 2,500,000

Tagovi: Kiryl RadzivonauSlaven Popov

Popov Doubles

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

Andrey Shatilov opened for 240,000 from early position and Slaven Popov moved all in for 950,000. Shatilov made the call.

Popov had {a-Hearts}{j-Clubs} and Shatilov turned over his {k-Diamonds}{k-Spades}. Once more the short stack was in against kings.

The cards ran out {9-Clubs}{a-Spades}{10-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}. The flop shot Popov in front and he stayed there to the river to double up.

Andrey Shatilov ru
Andrey Shatilov
ru 5,500,000 -635,000
Slaven Popov bg
Slaven Popov
bg 2,200,000 2,082,000

Tagovi: Slaven PopovAndrey Shatilov

The Camera Never Lies…

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

…but it doesn't always tell the full story. PokerStars Blog takes a close look at a fascinating hand on the secondary feature table. Joe Stapleton called it "weird", but that's not even the half of it.

Popov All In

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

Slaven Popov open shoved for 960,000 and Ji Zhang called.

Popov held {k-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} and Zhang practically had the same with {k-Clubs}{q-Clubs}.

The cards ran out {3-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{j-Hearts}{6-Spades}{9-Diamonds} and they chopped the pot.

Tagovi: Ji ZhangSlaven Popov

Phillips Clubs Ensan?

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

Hossein Ensan opened to 240,000 preflop, Andrey Shatilov made the call on the buton and Samuel Phillips called in the big blind.

The flop came {Q-Clubs}{K-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}, Phillips checked to Ensan and the chip leader be 345,000. Shatilov folded but Phillips called to see the {4-Clubs} on the turn. Phillips now led out for 635,000 on the turn and Ensan folded.

Hossein Ensan de
Hossein Ensan
de 9,800,000 -485,000
Samuel Phillips us
Samuel Phillips
us 5,600,000 495,000

Tagovi: Hossein EnsanSamuel Phillips

Haenraets Hits Unlikely Double Up

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

Andrey Shatilov opened for 240,000 under the gun and short stack Bram Haenraets to his left moved all in for 865,000. Slaven Popov asked for a count and moved all in for 1,925,000. Now it was Shatilov who asked for a count but folded.

The cards were on their backs and Haenraets had made his move with {8-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}. He was up against the powerhouse of {k-Spades}{k-Hearts}.

The flop was an improbable {9-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{10-Clubs} and the turn an unbelievable {j-Clubs}. Only a queen could stop him more than doubling up and the river was the {10-Hearts}.

Bram Haenraets NL
Bram Haenraets
NL 1,900,000 975,000
Slaven Popov bg
Slaven Popov
bg 1,180,000 -865,000

Tagovi: Bram HaenraetsSlaven Popov

Unofficial Final Table

• Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante
SeatNameChips
1Ji Zhang5,770,000
2Kiryl Radzivonau7,680,000
3Slaven Popov2,045,000
4Andre Lettau4,310,000
5Hossein Ensan10,285,000
6Andrea Dato2,730,000
7Andrey Shatilov6,135,000
8Bram Haenraets925,000
8Samuel Phillips5,105,000
Hossein Ensan de
Hossein Ensan
de 10,285,000 85,000
Kiryl Radzivonau by
Kiryl Radzivonau
by 7,680,000 800,000
Andrey Shatilov ru
Andrey Shatilov
ru 6,135,000 110,000
Ji Zhang de
Ji Zhang
de 5,770,000 50,000
Samuel Phillips us
Samuel Phillips
us 5,105,000 -520,000
Andre Lettau de
Andre Lettau
de 4,310,000 100,000
Andrea Dato it
Andrea Dato
it 2,730,000
Slaven Popov bg
Slaven Popov
bg 2,045,000 260,000
Bram Haenraets NL
Bram Haenraets
NL 925,000 -280,000