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

Hastings Topples Seidel

• Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

Brian Hastings begin his match with Erik Seidel at about a 2:1 chip disadvantage, but he quickly overcame that deficit. And now, he's advanced.

On the final hand, Hastings raised the button, and Seidel defended to see a {2-Spades} {5-Spades} {9-Hearts} flop. Action! Seidel checked, then raised from 9,000 to 24,000. Hastings was undeterred, though, reraising to what looked like 56,000. Seidel proceeded to move all in for just about 200,000 total, and Hastings made the call to put him to the test. No surprise to most, Seidel was in front.

Seidel: {2-Hearts} {5-Hearts}
Hastings: {J-Diamonds} {9-Spades}

Two pair had Seidel poised for a big double, and the turn {10-Spades} put him one card away. Despite the gentle nature in which the dealer placed the river card, it struck like a bolt of lightning. The {J-Clubs} dropped onto the felt, and Seidel could only shake his head and shake the hand of his defeater.

Hastings is moving on with 572,000 chips.

Tagovi: Brian HastingsErik Seidel