$100,000 Challenge

Robl Takes a Chunk from Kagawa


Masa Kagawa raised to 14,000 from the hijack seat, and Andrew Robl called on the button. Everyone else folded, and the flop came down {A-Spades}{10-Spades}{3-Diamonds}. Kagawa bet 15,000, and Robl called.

The turn was the {J-Hearts}, and Kagawa fired 36,000. Robl called.

The river was the {8-Spades}, and Kagawa checked. Robl took his time, and then double-fisted a bet of 141,000. Kagawa took about 45 seconds, but then gave it up.

Masa Kagawa
Masa Kagawa
610,000 8,000
Andrew Robl us
Andrew Robl
us 365,000 45,000

Tags: Andrew RoblMasa Kagawa

Yu Finds a Double


Winfred Yu had dwindled to just 31,000 when he raised the pot (25,500) from middle position. Action folded around to Chris Lee in the big blind and he reluctantly put in a three-bet, which prompted Yu to call off his last 5,500.

Lee: {K-Clubs}{5-Clubs}
Yu: {10-Spades}{10-Hearts}

Yu was ahead, and that's exactly where he stayed as the board ran out {6-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{J-Spades}{9-Spades}{3-Diamonds}. With that, Yu doubled and pulled nearly even with Lee.

Chris Lee us
Chris Lee
us 75,000 -50,000
Winfred Yu hk
Winfred Yu
hk 66,000 35,000

Tags: Winfred YuChris Lee

Masa Takes More

[user68268] • Level 9: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

Action folded to the small blind where Igor Kurganov sat, and he raised to 15,000. Masa Kagawa made the call out of the big blind, and the flop came down {A-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{10-Spades}. Kurganov fired 17,500, and Kagawa called.

The turn was the {J-Diamonds}, and Kurganov slowed down with a check. Kagawa fired 30,000, and Kurganov gave it up.

Tags: Masa KagawaIgor Kurganov


Slow Going

[user153638] • Level 8: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

The remaining nine players seem intent on making the final table of eight, at which point play will come to an end for the night. With that said, action is tight and there haven't been any notable pots since the players combined to one table.

Down To Nine

[user68268] • Level 8: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
1Dan Shak452,000
2Vanessa Selbst170,000
3Winfred Yu70,000
4Igor Kurganov228,000
5Masa Kagawa602,000
6Tobias Reinkemeier215,000
7Andrew Robl320,000
8Chris Lee125,000
9Niklas Heinecker115,000

Shak Takes Some from Kagawa


Winfred Yu opened for 11,5000 from under the gun and received call from Masa Kagawa and Dan Shak on the button and big blind respectively. Two checks on the {2-Clubs}{7-Spades}{K-Spades} flop saw Kagawa bet 18,000, only Shak called, and the {4-Clubs} appeared on the turn. Both players checked, and then Shak led out for 35,000 on the {7-Hearts} river.

Kagawa was having none of it and quickly mucked, prompting Shak to flash {2-}{2-} for a full house.

Masa Kagawa
Masa Kagawa
600,000 -26,000
Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
us 335,000 30,000

Tags: Masa KagawaDan Shak

Yu Finds the River


Vanessa Selbst raised to 11,000 from under the gun, and Winfred Yu reraised all in for 46,500 on the button. Play folded back to Selbst, and she made the call.

Selbst tabled the {A-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}, but she was behind the {J-Hearts}{J-Spades} that Yu held.

The flop came down {A-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{8-Clubs} and put Selbst in front. The turn was the {2-Clubs} to keep her in the lead, but the {J-Clubs} on the river gave Yu just what he needed to spike the double up.

Vanessa Selbst us
Vanessa Selbst
us 135,000 -35,000
Winfred Yu hk
Winfred Yu
hk 100,000 46,000

Tags: Vanessa SelbstWInfred Yu