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World Series of Poker Europe Main Event

  • Sep 26, '09 - Oct 01, '09
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Updates on Final Day (Oct 01, 09)

 
 

Barry Shulman Wins the 2009 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event (£ 801,603)

Barry ShulmanPenultimate Hand of the Tournament:

Daniel Negreanu had pulled back to even and taken a small lead when the biggest hand of the tournament took place. With a flop of JClub Suit8Diamond Suit5Diamond Suit sitting on the table Barry Shulman bet 300,000 and Daniel Negreanu raised to 900,000. Shulman reraised all in and Negreanu made the call. Their cards:

Negreanu: QClub SuitJDiamond Suit
Shulman: ASpade SuitAHeart Suit

Turn and River: JHeart SuitADiamond Suit

Negreanu made three jacks on the turn but it was topped when a third ace hit for Shulman on the river. Shulman doubled up to 8 million and Negreanu fell to 2 million.

Final Hand of the Tournament:

Negreanu moved the last of his chips in preflop and Shulman made the call. Their cards:

Shulman: 10Spade Suit10Club Suit
Negreanu: 4Spade Suit4Diamond Suit

Board: KDiamond Suit10Diamond Suit2Club Suit3Club SuitQDiamond Suit

Negreanu was eliminated in second place and he will take home £495,589 in prize money (making him the all-time money list leader). Shulman wins the 2009 WSOP Europe and he takes home the top prize of £801,603 along with the gold bracelet. Shulman now holds two gold bracelets for his career.

Player Tags: Daniel Negreanu,   Barry Shulman
 

Tournament Update (Level 29) -- Heads-Up Action

Blinds: 50,000-100,000 with a 10,000 ante

Players Remaining: 2 out of 334

Chip Counts:

Barry Shulman — 7,625,000
Daniel Negreanu — 2,395,000

Average Chip Count: 5,010,000

Notable Eliminations:

NONE

Big Hands:

Daniel NegreanuBarry Shulman Takes Down a Hand

Daniel Negreanu checked a board of QDiamond Suit10Spade Suit2Heart Suit and Barry Shulman bet 400,000. Negreanu made the call and the river was dealt 2Diamond Suit. Negreanu checked and Shulman moved all in. Negreanu mucked and held 3 million after the hand.

Negreanu Takes Down a Hand

Barry Shulman raised to 200,000 preflop from the big blind and the flop came AHeart Suit2Spade Suit2Club Suit. Negreanu bet 250,000 and Shulman made the call. The turn fell QClub Suit and Negreanu checked. Shulman bet 400,000 and Negreanu made the call. The river fell 5Heart Suit and both players checked. Negreanu showed down AClub SuitQDiamond Suit and Shulman mucked. Negreanu grew his stack back up to 4.4 million after the hand. Shulman held 5.6 million.

Barry Shulman Closing in on the Title

Barry Shulman and Daniel Negreanu checked a flop of JClub Suit3Heart Suit2Spade Suit. The turn fell 6Club Suit and Negreanu bet out but Shulman raised. Negreanu mucked and after the hand his stack dropped down to 2,395,000. Shulman is getting closer to his second WSOP bracelet with a chip stack worth 7,625,000.

Player Tags: Daniel Negreanu,   Barry Shulman
 

Tournament Update (Level 28) -- Barry Shulman Doubles Up to Take the Chip Lead

NOTE: The players are now on a 20-minute break until 6:50 p.m. PDT.

Blinds: 40,000-80,000 with a 10,000 ante

Players Remaining: 2 out of 334

Chip Counts:

Barry Shulman — 7,185,000
Daniel Negreanu — 2,835,000

Average Chip Count: 5,010,000

Notable Eliminations:

NONE

Big Hands:

Barry ShulmanBarry Shulman Doubles Up and Takes the Chip Lead

Daniel Negreanu raised on the button and Barry Shulman reraised. Negreanu made the call and the flop was dealt KDiamond Suit8Heart Suit6Heart Suit. Shulman bet and Negreanu raised all in. Shulman made the call and they flipped over their cards:

Negreanu: AClub SuitASpade Suit
Shulman: AHeart Suit5Heart Suit

Turn and River: 2Heart SuitADiamond Suit

Shulman doubled up on the hand to take chip lead with 7,180,000. Negreanu dropped down to 2,855,000.

Player Tags: Daniel Negreanu,   Barry Shulman
 

Tournament Update (Level 27) -- Praz Bansi Eliminated in Third Place

Blinds: 30,000-60,000 with a 10,000 ante

Players Remaining: 2 out of 334

Chip Counts:

Daniel Negreanu — 5,910,000
Barry Shulman — 4,125,000

Average Chip Count: 5,010,000

Notable Eliminations:

3: Praz Bansi — £360,887

Big Hands:

Praz BansiPraz Bansi Eliminated in Third Place (£360,887)

Praz Bansi moved all in from the button and Daniel Negreanu made the call from the small blind. Their cards:

Negreanu: ASpade SuitQDiamond Suit
Bansi: QHeart Suit2Heart Suit

Board: 8Spade Suit4Club Suit4Diamond SuitJSpade Suit6Diamond Suit

Bansi was eliminated in third place and Negreanu increased his chip lead to 6,180,000 heading into heads-up play with Barry Shulman.

 

Tournament Update (Level 27) -- Shulman Doubles Up (Twice) and Bansi Takes a Hit

Blinds: 30,000-60,000 with a 10,000 ante

Players Remaining: 3 out of 334

Chip Counts:

Daniel Negreanu — 5,500,000
Barry Shulman — 3,860,000
Praz Bansi — 820,000

Average Chip Count: 3,340,000

Notable Eliminations:

NONE

Big Hands:

Barry ShulmanBarry Shulman Doubles Up

On the deal the 2Spade Suit was exposed so Daniel Negreanu was dealt a new card and play continued. Barry Shulman raised all in for 1 million and Negreanu decided to call. Their cards:

Negreanu: AHeart SuitQSpade Suit
Shulman: JDiamond Suit10Heart Suit

Board: 10Spade Suit6Club Suit4Spade Suit10Club SuitJSpade Suit

Shulman doubles up to 2 million on the hand and Negreanu is knocked down to second place.

Bansi Takes a Hit

Praz Bansi limped on the small blind and Daniel Negreanu raised to 150,000. The flop was dealt ADiamond Suit9Heart Suit3Spade Suit and Bansi checked. Negreanu bet and Bansi called. The turn fell ASpade Suit and Bansi checked. Negreanu bet 180,000. Bansi raised to 450,000 and Negreanu made the call. The river brought the QClub Suit and Bansi bet 1.1 million. Negreanu made the call and turned over ADiamond SuitJClub Suit. Bansi turned up 5-4 for nothing but five-high. Negreanu won the hand to take back the chip lead with over 5.5 million. Bansi watched his stack fall down to 2.5 million.

Shulman Doubles Up Again

Praz Bansi raised to 150,000 and Barry Shulman made the call. The flop fell KClub Suit9Spade Suit4Club Suit and Shulman checked. Bansi bet 200,000 and Shulman raised all in. Bansi called and they flipped up their cards:

Shulman: KHeart SuitJHeart Suit
Bansi: KDiamond Suit8Spade Suit

Turn and River: 6Club Suit10Diamond Suit

Shulman won the hand to grow his stack to 3,860,000. Bansi took a big hit and now holds just 820,000.

 

Tournament Update (Level 26) -- Jason Mercier Eliminated in Fourth Place

Blinds: 25,000-45,000 with a 5,000 ante

Players Remaining: 3 out of 334

Chip Counts:

Daniel Negreanu — 4,665,000
Praz Bansi — 4,335,000
Barry Shulman — 1,035,000

Average Chip Count: 3,340,000

Notable Eliminations:

4: Jason Mercier — £267,267

Big Hands:

Barry ShulmanShulman Takes a Hit

On a flop of JDiamond Suit10Spade Suit4Spade Suit Barry Shulman checked and Praz Bansi bet 180,000. Shulman made the call and the turn fell 3Diamond Suit. Shulman checked and Banzi bet 350,000. Shulman check-raised 1,050,000 and Bansi went into the tank. Bansi reraised all in and Shulman decided to muck after a few moments of deliberation. Bansi won the hand to grow his stack to 4,335,000 and Shulman took a hit, his stack fell to 1,035,000.

Jason MercierJason Mercier Eliminated in Fourth Place (£267,267)

Daniel Negreanu raised under the gun and Barry Shulman made the call from the button. Jason Mercier moved all in and Negreanu called. Shulman got out of the way and the two remaining players flipped over their cards:

Mercier: 7Heart Suit7Diamond Suit
Negreanu: 9Club Suit9Spade Suit

Board: KHeart SuitJClub Suit3Diamond SuitQClub Suit3Spade Suit

Mercier was eliminated on the hand and Negreanu jumped into the chip lead with 4,765,000.

 

Back to the Felt

The field is back in their seats and action has begun in level 26. The blinds are now 25,000-50,000 with a 5,000 ante. Next update will go up at the end of the level.

Current chip counts:

Praz Bansi — 2,925,000
Daniel Negreanu — 2,865,000
Jason Mercier — 2,320,000
Barry Shulman — 1,925,000

 

Dinner Break

The final four players are now on dinner break until 1:20 p.m. PDT.

 

Tournament Update (Level 25) -- Action Picks Up, Down to 4 Players

Blinds: 20,000-40,000 with a 5,000 ante

Players Remaining: 4 out of 334

Chip Counts:

Praz Bansi — 2,925,000
Daniel Negreanu — 2,865,000
Jason Mercier — 2,320,000
Barry Shulman — 1,925,000

Average Chip Count: 2,505,000

Notable Eliminations:

8: Matt Hawrilenko — £87,074
7: Antoine Saout — £114,228
6: Chris Bjorin — £150,267
5: Markus Ristola — £200,367

Big Hands:

Matt HawrilenkoMatt Hawrilenko Eliminated in Eighth Place (£87,074)

Barry Shulman raised preflop and Matt Hawrilenko moved all in. Shulman made the call and they flipped over their cards:

Hawrilenko: JDiamond Suit7Heart Suit
Shulman: ADiamond SuitQClub Suit

Board: 10Heart Suit3Club Suit3Diamond Suit6Club Suit8Club Suit

Hawrilenko was eliminated in eighth place and Shulman grew his stack.

Antoine SaoutAntoine Saout Eliminated in Seventh Place (£114,228)

Antoine Saout moved all in preflop and Daniel Negreanu called. Their cards:

Negreanu: ASpade SuitQSpade Suit
Saout: 5Club Suit5Diamond Suit

Board: 10Spade Suit8Spade Suit4Club Suit2Diamond Suit7Spade Suit

Saout was eliminated in seventh place and Negreanu continued to build his stack to challenge the chip leaders.

Chris BjorinChris Bjorin Eliminated in Sixth Place (£150,267)

Chris Bjorin moved all in preflop and Daniel Negreanu made the call. Their cards:

Negreanu: ADiamond SuitQClub Suit
Bjorin: ASpade SuitJHeart Suit

Board: KDiamond Suit10Spade Suit9Diamond Suit3Club Suit9Club Suit

Bjorin was eliminated and Negreanu watched his stack climb north of 3 million.

Daniel NegreanuMarkus Ristola Eliminated in Fifth Place (£200,367)

Daniel Negreanu raised to 100,000 under the gun preflop and Markus Ristola rereaised all in. Negreanu made the call and they flipped over their cards:

Ristola: KDiamond Suit10Diamond Suit
Negreanu: AClub Suit5Club Suit

Board: QSpade Suit6Spade Suit8Heart SuitKSpade SuitAHeart Suit

Negreanu won the hand to continue a dominant stretch at the final table while Ristola was eliminated in fifth place.

 

Tournament Update (Level 24) -- James Akenhead Eliminated in Ninth Place

Blinds: 15,000-30,000 with a 4,000 ante

Players Remaining: 8 out of 334

Chip Counts:

Jason Mercier — 3,245,000
Barry Shulman — 2,037,000
Daniel Negreanu — 1,578,000
Chris Bjorin — 818,000
Praz Bansi — 654,000
Antoine Saout — 617,000
Markus Ristola — 600,000
Matt Hawrilenko — 487,000

Average Chip Count: 1,252,500

Notable Eliminations:

9: James Akenhead — £66,533

Big Hands:

Jason MercierJason Mercier Wins a Big Pot vs. Daniel Negreanu

Jason Mercier raised preflop and Daniel Negreanu made the call. The two Team PokerStars Pros then checked a flop of 9Club Suit7Diamond Suit4Spade Suit. The KSpade Suit fell on the turn and Negreanu checked. Mercier bet 220,000 and Negreanu made the call. The river fell 9Heart Suit and Negreanu checked again. Mercier bet 383,000 and Negreanu made the call. They flipped over their cards and Mercier held ASpade SuitADiamond Suit to defeat the QClub SuitQDiamond Suit that Negreanu held in the hole. Mercier jumped back out to a healthy lead of 3,734,000 with the win while Negreanu saw his stack fall to 1,112,000.

James AkenheadJames Akenhead Eliminated in Ninth Place (£66,533)

Chris Bjorin raised to 85,000 preflop and James Akenhead reraised all in for 500,000. Daniel Negreanu then reraised all in over the top of Akenhead, which induced Bjorin to fold A-J exposed. The two remaining players then revealed their hands:

Akenhead: ASpade SuitQHeart Suit
Negreanu: KHeart SuitKSpade Suit

Board: JDiamond Suit6Spade Suit4Club Suit9Club SuitQDiamond Suit

Akenhead was eliminated in ninth place and Negreanu grew his stack to 1,578,000.

 
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