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Buy-In: $1,500 + $100
Prize Pool: $726,045
Entrants: 499

$1,600 No-Limit Hold'em $500K GTD

  • Mar 11, '16 - Mar 15, '16


Updates on Final Day (Mar 15, 16)


Ludovic Geilich Picks Off A Bluff

Ludovic Geilich raised to 250,000 and was called by Ed O’Connell in the small blind. The flop was ADiamond Suit5Spade Suit2Diamond Suit and both players checked.

The turn was the 6Diamond Suit and O’Connell bet 225,000. Geilich called and the river was the 4Heart Suit. O’Connell then bet 550,000 and Geilich quickly called.

O’Connell showed QClub Suit4Club Suit for a rivered pair, but Geilich held AClub Suit5Club Suit for aces up.


Ludovic Geilich Doubles Through Ed O'Connell

Ludovic GeilichLudovic Geilich raised to 250,000 from the button and Ed O’Connell made it 625,000 from the small blind.

Geilich then announced that he was all-in, eventually counting out his stack to determine that the shove was for 2,350,000.

After some thought O’Connell made the call with the 6Heart Suit6Club Suit only to have Geilich turn over the 9Diamond Suit9Heart Suit.

The board ran out 9Club Suit2Club SuitASpade Suit5Diamond SuitQHeart Suit to give Geilich a set and the double up to over 4.8 million.

Player Tags: Ludovic Geilich

Ed O'Connell Pulling Away

Ed O’Connell raised to 260,000 on the button and Jim Petzing reraised to 550,000 from the small blind. O’Connell called and the flop came down 7Spade Suit2Heart Suit2Diamond Suit.

Petzing continued with a bet of 500,000 and O’Connell raised to 1,200,000. Petzing tanked for a couple of minutes before folding, leaving himself with 3,700,000. O’Connell now has 6,400,000, while Ludovic Geilich brings up the rear with 2,300,000.

Player Tags: Jim Petzing,   Edward O'Connell

Level 30

Blinds are up to 50,000 – 100,000 with an ante of 10,000 for level 30.


Chip Counts

Rank Player Chip Count
1 Jim Petzing 7,100,000
2 Ludovic Geilich 3,600,000
3 Ed O’Connell 1,700,000

Jim Petzing Wins Yet Another Big Pot, This Time Off Ed O'Connell

Jim Petzing raised to 200,000 on the button and Ed O’Connell reraised to 550,000 from the big blind. Petzing called and the flop was 8Spade Suit8Club Suit4Diamond Suit.

O’Connell continued with a bet of 400,000 and Petzing took about 30 seconds before announcing he was all in.

O’Connell said he was blown away, completely blindsided by the move. He spent nearly three minutes in the tank before mucking his hand. Petzing then showed pocket fives, much to the surprise of O’Connell.

O’Connell now has 1,900,000 and Petzing is up to 7,100,000.

Player Tags: Jim Petzing,   Edward O'Connell

Jim Petzing Takes Down Another One

Jim PetzingJim Petzing raised to 200,000 on the button and Ludovic Geilich made it 520,000 to go from the small blind. Petzing made the call and the flop brought the KDiamond Suit10Spade Suit8Spade Suit.

Both players checked and the turn saw the 5Club Suit hit the felt. Geilich bet out 500,000 and Petzing quickly raised to 1 million.

Geilich thought for quite some time before eventually folding. Petzing showed the ADiamond Suit5Diamond Suit for a turned pair of fives as he raked in the sizable pot.

Player Tags: Jim Petzing

Jim Petzing Wins Big Pot Against Ludovic Geilich

Ed O’Connell raised to 180,000 on the button and was called by Jim Petzing in the small blind. Ludovic Geilich then three-bet to 580,000 from the big blind and O’Connell folded.

Petzing called and the flop came down ASpade SuitJHeart Suit10Spade Suit. Petzing checked and Geilich bet 345,000. Petzing then moved all in and Geilich instantly folded.

Geilich now has 5,000,000, while Petzing chips up to 4,700,000. O’Connell is the short stack with 2,700,000.

Player Tags: Jim Petzing,   Ludovic Geilich

Level 29

Players have returned to increased blinds of 40,000 – 80,000 with an ante of 10,000 for level 29,


Chip Counts At The Break

Ludovic Geilich

Rank Player Chip Count
1 Ludovic Geilich 7,100,000
2 Jim Petzing 3,300,000
3 Ed O’Connell 2,200,000
Player Tags: Ludovic Geilich
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