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After a three-hour heads-up battle Erkut Yilmaz defeated Vincent Remmel to win the Card Player Poker Tour Atlantis $1,100 no-limit hold’em $125,000 guarantee main event for $42,665.
After trading chips and the chip lead back and forth, Remmel moved all-in for his last 430,000 and Yilmaz snap-called. Remmel showed A2 and Yilmaz turned up K5. The would-be champion picked up a pair of fives on a flop of 1053. The turn was the 10 and the 8 on the river would seal the deal with Yilmaz as the winner. He also picked up 336 Card Player Player of the Year points.
Yilmaz outlasted a field of 182 players to become the fourth CPPT champion of Season II. Remmel left with $34,467 for his efforts.
Erkut Yilmaz moved all in from the button and Remmel called off his remaining 320,000.
“I only looked at a queen,” said Yilmaz as he tabled QJ.
Remmel tabled KQ and was in great shape for a double up, though he would have been fine with losing.
“Just spike a jack and let’s all go to sleep,” said Remmel before the flop was dealt.
The dealer peeled off a flop of 432 and Yilmaz was still searching for a jack to end the tournament.
“Nope,” said Remmel. “Looks like we are going to be playing a little bit longer.”
The turn and river were both bricks and Remmel doubled up to just 670,000.
The blinds have been raised to 12,000/24,000 with a 2,000 ante.
Vincent Remmel raised to 48,000 on the button and Erkut Yilmaz three-bet to 148,000. Remmel took a few seconds before announcing he was all in.
“Did he say all in?” asked Yilmaz. “Ok, I call.”
Yilmaz tabled AK and was in great shape to double up against Remmel’s K7.
“Oops,” said Remmel. “King salmon floating up stream. Or down. I don’t know.”
The flop was Q86 and Remmel was still searching for a seven to end the tournament. The turn was the 6 and the river was the 8 and Remmel scooped the pot with ace high.
It took just over a minute to count down Yilmaz’s stack and verify that he was all in for 1,087,000. Yilmaz doubles up to 2,174,000 and Remmel slides to 584,000.
“That was a little big misstep there,” said Remmel. “Now you definitely have the chip lead.”
The players are back and the blinds have been increased to 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante.
Vincent Remmel – 1,670,000
Erkut Yilmaz – 1,084,000
Vincent Remmel limped in on the button and Erkut Yilmaz raised to 50,000 out of the big blind. Both players checked to the river as the board ran out AQ37A and Yilmaz checked again.
Remmel bet 65,000 and was check-raised to 250,000 by Yilmaz. After a few moments in the tank, Remmel called and Yilmaz tabled KQ. Remmel mucked his hand and Yilmaz scooped the pot.
Down to his last 326,000, Erkut Yilmaz moved all-in after Vincent Remmel’s 36,000 raise.
“I only looked at one card,” Yilmaz said.
“Then you probably have me out-kicked,” Remmel said as he turned over A2.
Yilmaz did indeed have him outkicked with AJ.
The board ran out Q96Q3 and Yilmaz doubled up.
Erkut Yilmaz raised to 40,000 on the button and Vincent Remmel defended his big blind. The flop was J87 and both players checked.
Remmel bet 54,000 when the Q fell on the turn and Yilmaz called. The river was the 2 and Remmel bet again, this time 154,000. Yilmaz called and mucked his hand when Remmel tabled Q8, good for two pair.
Vincent Remmel – 1,944,000
Erkut Yilmaz – 801,000
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