Event #5: €10,400 No-Limit Hold'em (Split Format)

Event Info

Prize Pool €1,200,000
Players 125


Level 21
Blinds 6,000 / 12,000
Ante 2,000

Hairabedian Maintains a Slight Chip Lead

Hand One

Roger Hairabedian raised to 20,000 and Michael Mizrachi called. The flop had the same amount of Kings as a game of chess - {K-Spades} {K-Clubs} {6-Clubs} - Mizrachi bet 50,000 and Hairabedian folded.

Hand Two

After a passive pre flop limp and check the dealer gave us a flop with more spades on it than a grave diggers bring and buy sale - {6-Spades} {5-Spades} {3-Spades}. Hairabedian check-called a 10,000 Mizrachi bet and then we saw the spade continuity well and truly broken up with the {5-Hearts} and once again Mizrachi bet 20,000 and Hairabedian check-called. The river was the {9-Clubs} and both players wanted a free showdown and Hairabedian won the pot.

Hairabedian{7-Diamonds} {4-Clubs}
Roger Hairabedian fr 1,250,000 33,000
Michael Mizrachi us 1,140,000 -41,000

Tagovi: Michael MizrachiRoger Hairabedian

Hairabedian Likes the River Check-Raise

• Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Roger Hairabedian
Roger Hairabedian

Three hands ago, Michael Mizrachi raised to 20,000 from the button, and Roger Hairabedian called to see a flop. It came {5-Hearts} {3-Clubs} {A-Spades}, and Hairabedian check-called another 20,000. They both checked through the {4-Spades} turn, and Hairabedian checked a third time on the {7-Clubs} river. Mizrachi bet 25,000, but Hairabedian snuck in a check-raise to 90,000 total. Mizrachi double-checked his cards, then cut down his stack to see what he was working with -- about 1.1 million still. He spent a good while thinking it over, but he eventually folded. Hairabedian flashed a card; we couldn't see it, but it was more than likely a six based on Grinder's reaction. He shook his head and thew his hands up in the air with a smirk.

Two hands later, the action nearly repeated itself with Mizrachi raising to 20,000 and betting the same amount on the {A-Spades} {10-Spades} {8-Diamonds} flop. They checked through the {2-Diamonds} turn, and Mizrachi bet 40,000 on the {2-Hearts} river. Hairabedian check-raised again, this time the minimum to 80,000, and Mizrachi once again yielded.

Tagovi: Michael MizrachiRoger Hairabedian

Mizrachi Wins At Showdown

The pot was a limped one and the flop was {9-Diamonds} {6-Clubs} {3-Spades}. Michael Mizrachi bet 12,000 and Roger Hairabedian called before we saw the turn of {J-Clubs}, which both players checked. The final card was the {4-Clubs} and Mizrachi bet 48,000 and Hairabedian made a pretty quick call.


Mizrachi{5-Hearts} {2-Spades}
Hairabedian{6-Spades} {4-Hearts}

Mizrachi catching a straight on the river.

Roger Hairabedian fr 1,217,000 -41,000
Michael Mizrachi us 1,181,000 41,000

Tagovi: Roger HairabedianMichael Mizrachi

Three Streets And A Call

Michael Mizrachi bet 20,000 and Roger Hairabedian made the call. The flop was {J-Hearts} {J-Spades} {5-Hearts} and Hairabedian checked. Mizrachi set himself up for his triple barrell assault with a 15,000 bet and Hairabedian made the call. The turn was next and it was a 30,000 bet at the sight of the {K-Clubs} and once again Hairabedian check-called. The river card was the {3-Spades} and Mizrachi made a very quick bet of 90,000 and Hairabedian sat back in his chair, hands locked above his head and thought. After a few minutes he made the call and it was good.

Hairabedian{K-Hearts} {10-Hearts}
Roger Hairabedian fr 1,258,000 -40,000
Michael Mizrachi us 1,140,000 40,000

Tagovi: Roger HairabedianMichael Mizrachi

Noah Schwartz Eliminated in the Semifinals (€112,092)

Noah Schwartz - out
Noah Schwartz - out

Noah Schwartz had 223,000 chips left, and he three-bet shoved behind a Buchanan mini-raise. The call came instantly, and Schwartz's {A-Hearts} {5-Spades} was in a bad way against Bucky's {K-Hearts} {K-Diamonds}.

The {8-Hearts} {5-Hearts} {Q-Spades} flop gave Schwartz two more outs to chase down, and the turn {J-Hearts} opened up the flush possibilities, as well. The river was the black {10-Clubs}, though, and Schwartz is unable to get over the hump. He's run out of chips, and he'll head off to collect a check for €112,092 as a consolation.

Buchanan is moving on to the finals, now one match from a bracelet.

Shawn Buchanan ca 1,359,000 200,000
Noah Schwartz us Out

Tagovi: Noah SchwartzShawn Buchanan

HUGE POT for Buchanan

Shawn Buchanan - He Does Take His Hood Off...Occasionally
Shawn Buchanan - He Does Take His Hood Off...Occasionally

This pot was so important to Buchanan we even capitalised it!

Noah Schwartz made the raise to 22,000 and Shawn Buchanan unleashed a rare three-bet when he made it 47,000. If you thought the three-bet was rare then the call by Schwartz was of Dodo proportions.

Flop: {9-Clubs} {8-Clubs} {9-Hearts}

Buchanan bet 35,000 and Schwartz made the call.

Turn: {7-Clubs}

This time Buchanan checked, Schwartz bet 88,000 and Buchanan called.

River: {5-Spades}

Buchanan checked for the second time and Schwartz moved 230,000 over the line. This was 50% of his stack. Buchanan took off his hood for the first time. He turned his cap and pulled out the 230,000 from his stack of around 580,000. He was staring at Schwartz intently and then put the chips back into his stack and went to fold. Something stopped him at the last moment and he pulled the 230,000 stack back out and moved it over the line. The look on the face of Schwartz said it all, you knew the call was good!

Buchanan{10-Hearts} {9-Diamonds}

Buchanan breathed a sigh of relief when Schwartz mucked his hand. A major moment in this heads up sem-final match up.

Shawn Buchanan ca 1,159,000 377,000
Noah Schwartz us 200,000 -379,000

Tagovi: Shawn BuchananNoah Schwartz

Movin' On Up

• Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

There's been very little movement in the starting stacks. Let's get those blinds up, shall we?


Full House For Hairabedian

Full House For Roger Hairabedian
Full House For Roger Hairabedian

Roger Hairabedian bet 17,000 and Michael Mizrachi called. The flop handed to us by the dealer was {J-Diamonds} {4-Diamonds} {4-Spades} and Mizrachi bet 10,000 and Hairabedian called. The turn was the {J-Spades} and Mizrachi fired his second shot of 15,000 and once again the big man called. The last card to plant its arse on the deck was the {10-Hearts} and this time Mizrachi checked. Hairabedian was in no mood to think about this decision and he quickly made a bet of 11,000 and Mizrachi quickly called.


Hairabedian{A-Clubs} {4-Hearts}
Mizrachi{6-Clubs} {x-}
Roger Hairabedian fr 1,298,000 20,000
Michael Mizrachi us 1,100,000 -20,000

Tagovi: Roger HairabedianMichael Mizrachi

Canine Bites Mizrachi

On a {7-Spades} {9-Spades} {9-Clubs} flop, Roger Hairabedian check-called a bet of 20,000 from Michael Mizrachi, and the turn brought them the {4-Spades}. Now Hairabedian took the betting lead with 20,000 of his own chips, and Mizrachi quickly flicked the call into the pot.

The river came the {3-Hearts}, and Hairabedian wasn't slowing down now. He overbet the pot with a big stack of 120,000, and Mizrachi didn't waste much time calling him down. Cooler!

Hairabedian showed up {7-Hearts} {9-Diamonds} for the flopped full house, and Mizrachi shook his head and flashed {K-Diamonds} {9-Diamonds} as he paid off his debt. Back and forth they go, and this one gives the chip lead back to Hairabedian.

Roger Hairabedian fr 1,278,000 101,000
Michael Mizrachi us 1,120,000 -101,000

Tagovi: Roger HairabedianMichael Mizrachi