$25,000 Challenge



Massive Double For Kurganov Through Heinecker

[user20283] • Level 12: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Igor Kurganov just leveled the playing field a little bit by doubling through chip leader Niklas Heinecker. Kurganov raised under the gun to 9,000 and Fabian Quoss called from the small blind as did Heinecker from the big blind.

The flop came down {A-Spades}{2-Clubs}{A-Clubs} and Kurganov put out a continuation bet of 12,000 and Quoss folded. Heinecker check-raised to 27,500 and Kurganov called.

On the turn the {5-Hearts} showed up and Heinecker bet 29,000 and Kurganov made the call. The river brought the {8-Clubs} and Heinecker checked to Kurganov who moved all in for 105,000. Heinecker made the call and mucked when Kurganov turned over {A-Hearts}{2-Hearts} for a flopped full house.

Igor Kurganov ru
Igor Kurganov
ru 350,000 179,000
Niklas Heinecker de
Niklas Heinecker
de 350,000 -180,000

Tags: Fabian QuossIgor KurganovNiklas Heinecker

The Big Blinds

[user20283] • Level 12: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
NameChip CountBig Blinds
Niklas Heinecker530,000132
Fabian Quoss230,00057
Daniel Neilson195,00048
Ole Schemion180,00045
Igor Kurganov171,00042
Erik Seidel128,00032
Philipp Gruissem75,00018

The Final Table Seating

[user20283] • Level 12: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

The final table has just started after Jonathan Karamalikis' bust out but only five places will be paid.

SeatNameCountryChip Count
1Igor KurganovGermany171,000
2Daniel NeilsonAustralia195,000
3Philipp GruissemGermany75,000
4Erik SeidelU.S.A.128,000
5Ole SchemionGermany180,000
6Fabian QuossGermany230,000
7Nikals HeineckerGermany530,000

Quoss Sends Karamalikis Packing

[user20283] • Level 11: 1,500-3,000, 400 ante

The flop read {2-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{K-Spades} in a very decisive hand between Jonathan Karamalikis and Fabian Quoss. The Aussie checked to the German who bet 10,000 and he was check-raised up to 70,000. Quoss moved all in for 96,400 and Karamalikis made the call.

Karamalikis: {9-Spades}{8-Spades}
Quoss: {A-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}

The board ran out {9-Hearts}, {K-Clubs} and Karamalikis was left behind with just 9,500 chips. On the very next hand he doubled through Ole Schemion but a hand later it was over for the man known as "xMONSTERxDONGx".

Karamalikis was all in from the small blind with {10-Spades}{9-Hearts} versus Quoss' {Q-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}. The board ran out {5-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} and Quoss took his final chips.

Fabian Quoss de
Fabian Quoss
de 240,000 119,000
Ole Schemion de
Ole Schemion
de 165,000 5,000
Jonathan Karamalikis au
Jonathan Karamalikis
au Ausgeschieden

Tags: Fabian QuossJonathan Karamalikis


The Germans Clash!

[user20283] • Level 11: 1,500-3,000, 400 ante

The tournament has been turned upside down after a ginormous clash between Ole Schemion and Niklas Heinecker. The latter now has more than 30% of all the chips in the tournament as we are still with nine players.

The action started off with a standard raise to 6,000 from Schemion who was called by Erik Seidel. Heinecker three-bet to 18,200 and Schemion proceeded to four-bet to 40,500. Seidel folded and Heinecker five-bet to 76,200! Schemion made the call and created a massive preflop pot.

The flop brought {K-Spades}{8-Spades}{7-Hearts} and Schemion check-called 48,500 after which the turn brought the {8-Diamonds}. Both players checked and the river was the {10-Hearts}. Schemion put Heinecker all in for 143,600 and he made the call. Schemion mucked his cards immediately and so did Heinecker who picked up the biggest pot of the tournament!

Niklas Heinecker de
Niklas Heinecker
de 560,000 285,000
Ole Schemion de
Ole Schemion
de 160,000 -235,000

Tags: Erik SeidelNiklas HeineckerOle Schemion

Hachem Gone

[user20283] • Level 11: 1,500-3,000, 400 ante

While there was a monster pot going on at the other table, we missed Joe Hachem's bust out. Daniel Neilson told us that Hachem, who was short, ended up all in with {K-}{3-} versus Igor Kurganov's {8-}{8-}. No help for Hachem from the board and he's gone in tenth place.

Igor Kurganov ru
Igor Kurganov
ru 125,000 40,000
Joe Hachem au
Joe Hachem
au Ausgeschieden

Tags: Daniel NeilsonIgor KurganovJoe Hachem

Anthony Hachem Wins $600 No-Limit Hold'em Cubed Event

[user68268] • Level 11: 1,500-3,000, 400 ante
Anthony Hachem, Joe Hachem's son, wins the $600 No-Limit Hold'em Cubed Event.
Anthony Hachem, Joe Hachem's son, wins the $600 No-Limit Hold'em Cubed Event.

The Hachem family is very, very well known around these parts in Australia, and especially when it comes to poker at Crown and the Aussie Millions. To further add to that, Anthony Hachem, son of world champion Joe Hachem, just won the $600 No-Limit Hold'em Cubed Event.

The event attracted 94 entrants and generated a prize pool of AU$117,000. For his win, Hachem took home AU$37,500. This came just hours after his Anthony's uncle, Tony Hachem, took sixth in the $2,500 Six-Handed Event for AU$30,000.

Tags: Anthony HachemJoe HachemTony Hachem