$25,000 Challenge



Kurganov Shows The Air Ball

[user20283] • Level 10: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante

The flop read {K-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{Q-Clubs} and Fabian Quoss check-called a 5,100-chip bet from Igor Kurganov. On the turn the {A-Clubs} showed up and both players checked.

The river brought out the {2-Clubs} and Quoss check-called 15,100. Kurganov slammed his {4-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} on the table as if he had the nuts. Quoss smiled and turned over {K-Spades}{7-Hearts} to take down the pot.

Fabian Quoss de
Fabian Quoss
de 88,000 23,000
Igor Kurganov ru
Igor Kurganov
ru 85,000 -24,000

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Karamalikis Bounces Genius

[user68268] • Level 10: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante

Chris Lee raised to 5,000 in the cutoff seat, and Jonathan Karamalikis reraised to 12,500 on the button. Action folded back to Lee, and he went into the tank for a little bit. After a minute or so, Lee looked at the dealer and announced that he was all in. Karamalikis made the quick call.

Karamalikis held the {J-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}, and Lee had the {4-Spades}{4-Diamonds}. Lee was at risk for roughly 65,000 in chips.

The flop came down {J-Spades}{9-Clubs}{8-Clubs} to give Karamalikis a set of jacks. The turn was the {7-Diamonds}, which meant Lee could chop the pot with a ten on the river. The river was the {K-Diamonds}, though, and Lee was eliminated.

Jonathan Karamalikis au
Jonathan Karamalikis
au 197,000 72,000
Chris Lee us
Chris Lee
us Ausgeschieden

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Seat Draw Final Two Tables

[user20283] • Level 10: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante
1Jonathan KaramalikisAustralia
2Brendon RubieAustralia
3Ole SchemionGermany
4Erik SeidelU.S.A.
5Niklas HeineckerGermany
6Chris LeeU.S.A.
1Fabian QuossGermany
2Mark TeltscherU.K.
3Joe HachemAustralia
4Daniel NeilsonAustralia
5Igor KurganovGermany
6Philipp GruissemGermany

Seidel Knocks Fox Out

[user20283] • Level 10: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante

Elio Fox just ended up all in preflop against Erik Seidel and the stacks of both players were almost even. Fox had 69,000 against Seidel's 72,000 and the cards were flipped on their backs.

Seidel: {7-Spades}{7-Hearts}
Fox: {A-Spades}{10-Spades}

The board ran out {4-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{3-Spades}{4-Clubs}{K-Clubs} and Fox was knocked out. There's two tables of six remaining right now and the table draw will follow shortly.

Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 142,100 80,100
Elio Fox us
Elio Fox
us Ausgeschieden

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Schemion Extends His Lead, Pritchard Eliminated

[user20283] • Level 10: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante

Ole Schemion raised to 4,800 under the gun and Jason Pritchard three-bet all in for 33,600 more. Schemion called and we got to see another all in showdown.

Schemion: {A-Clubs}{9-Clubs}
Pritchard: {7-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}

The flop brought {4-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} and Pritchard said, "Well that was a good flop," as he got up from the table and left almost right away.

The turn brought the {10-Spades} and the river the {Q-Spades} ending Pritchard's tournament run.

Ole Schemion de
Ole Schemion
de 300,000 30,000
Jason Pritchard au
Jason Pritchard
au Ausgeschieden

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Karamalikis vs Rubie part 1

[user20283] • Level 10: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante

It's common knowledge that Brendon Rubie and Jonathan Karamalikis aren't the best of friends and things could heat up today as they are seated right next to each other. Karamalikis just one the first battle between the two and we think this could be the first of many pots the two play.

The flop read {2-Clubs}{A-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} when Karamalikis bet 3,500 from the small blind and Rubie called from the big.

On the turn the {J-Hearts} hit and both players checked. The river was the {3-Diamonds} and again the action was checked again. Karamalikis showed {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs} and took down this pot.

Jonathan Karamalikis au
Jonathan Karamalikis
au 115,000 40,000
Brendon Rubie au
Brendon Rubie
au 75,000 -29,000

Tags: Brendon RubieJonathan Karamalikis

Hachem Doubles

[user68268] • Level 10: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante

Joe Hachem was all in for 41,500 with the {K-Clubs}{Q-Clubs} against the {A-Spades}{Q-Hearts} for Mark Teltscher. Although Hachem was dominated, the {J-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{4-Clubs} flop gave him a world of outs.

The turn was the {5-Clubs} to give Hachem the flush and the double before the {6-Clubs} completed the board on the river.

Joe Hachem au
Joe Hachem
au 84,000 42,000
Mark Teltscher gb
Mark Teltscher
gb 52,000 -41,500

Tags: Joe HachemMark Teltscher