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EPT High-Roller Event - Event 1

  • Sep 30, '09 - Oct 02, '09


Updates on Final Day (Oct 02, 09)


Matthew Glantz is PokerStars EPT High Roller Champion ($866,537)

Matthew GlantzOnly a few minutes into play after the break, and it’s all over.

Erik Cajelais moved all in and Matt Glantz called. Their cards were:

Cajelais: QSpade Suit JClub Suit

Glantz: ADiamond Suit 2Club Suit

Board: QHeart Suit 9Diamond Suit 5Diamond Suit AHeart Suit 4Spade Suit

At first it looked like Cajelais was going to double up through Glantz when he paired his queen, but the ace on the turn sealed his fate, and unless he takes down the main event next, he will have to be happy to take home just a WSOPE bracelet from London, and not to forget a hefty chunk of runner-up High Roller money ($521,201).

Glantz gets the best part of it however with $866,537 (£542,000) for taking over from Jason Mercier as the PokerStars _EPT High Roller champion.

Player Tags: Matthew Glantz

Role Reversal

Roles have been reversed within the first few minutes of play as Matt Glantz has taken the chip lead.

With blinds of 30,000-60,000 they both got it all in on a flop of AClub Suit ASpade Suit 3Club Suit. Glantz had the flush draw with JClub Suit 8Club Suit and Cajelais had trips with ADiamond Suit 7Heart Suit. The turn was a brick but the river was a club for the flush and Glantz now has 2,540,000.


A Glantz Down Before Dinner

After a bit of a raising war the two players were all in. Their cards were:

Erik Cajelais: AClub Suit QSpade Suit

Matt Glantz: ADiamond Suit 8Heart Suit

Board: 10Club Suit 2Club Suit 2Spade Suit KDiamond Suit QHeart Suit

Cajelais moves into the lead with more than double Glantz’ stack. Cajelais has 2,645,000 and Glantz has 1,129,000.

The players will now go on an hour dinner break.


Heads Up Chip Update

The last two remaining players have just started heads up play and their chip counts are:

Matt Glantz: 2,760,000
Erik Cajelais: 1,011,000


Eugene Katchalov Eliminated in Third Place ($308,566)

Eugene KatchalovMatt Glantz bets 120,000 from the button and Eugene Katchalov moves all in for 575,000 from the big blind. It’s 455,000 more for Glantz to call, and he does.

Katchalov: AClub Suit 3Diamond Suit

Glantz: QSpade Suit JHeart Suit

Board: ADiamond Suit ASpade Suit 10Spade Suit KHeart Suit 9Diamond Suit

Katchalov sprinted ahead on the flop but everything changed on the turn when Glantz made his straight. Katchalov goes out in third place for $308,566, and we are now heads up.

There is twenty minutes left of the level and then there will be a dinner break. We now remove the ante.

Player Tags: Eugene Katchalov

A Quick Double Up

Eugene Katchalov moves all in with Q-6 and gets a caller from Erik Cajelais who is holding K-2. The board brings a simple six and with that Katchalov doubles to 508,000.


Katchalov Doesn't Katch

Matt Glantz and Eugene Katchalov are all in with 8Diamond Suit 8Club Suit versus ADiamond Suit KClub Suit respectively. The board falls 7Diamond Suit 3Club Suit 2Heart Suit 3Diamond Suit JSpade Suit and Glantz doubles to mega chip leader with 2,215,000.

Katchalov is crippled and left with 259,000 in chips.

You can also watch the last three battle it out live via PokerStars TV feed.


Ace High Creates Chip Leader

Eugene Kachalov bets out and Erik Cajelais moves all in quickly for 671,000.

Kachalov looks like he is in pain as he considers calling. It’s 551,000 more for him to think about. He decides to go for it and flips over KDiamond Suit JSpade Suit while Cajelais shows ADiamond Suit 2Diamond Suit.

The flop brings two diamonds but nothing else of interest appears and Cajelais takes down the pot with ace-high. He now has 1,385,000 while Kachalov has 1,170,000.


Chips at a Glantz

Matthew GlantzMatt Glantz moves all in for 657,000 and Eugene Katchalov goes into the tank. He comes out the other side and calls flipping over AClub Suit 5Diamond Suit. Katchalov shows KClub Suit 9Club Suit.

The board falls 9Diamond Suit 2Spade Suit 2Club Suit KHeart Suit 8Club Suit and Glantz doubles, evening things out a bit between the three players.

Glantz: 1,320,000
Katchelov: 1,270,000
Cajelais: 1,166,000

Player Tags: Matthew Glantz

Adolfo Vaeza Eliminated in Fourth Place ($225,477)

Adolfo VaezaErik Cajelais is all in with QClub Suit 9Heart Suit versus Adolfo Vaeza and his AClub Suit 6Club Suit. The board comes 10Diamond Suit 9Diamond Suit 9Club Suit 10Club Suit QHeart Suit.

Cajelais moves up to 1,156,000 and Vaeza hits the rail in fourth place for a payday of $225,477.

Player Tags: Adolfo Vaeza
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