$250,000 Challenge



Phua Hurts The Germans

[user20283] • Level 8: 6,000-12,000, 1,000 ante

The flop read {K-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{8-Spades} and Fabian Quoss checked from the small blind. Philipp Gruissem sat in the big blind and he checked as well which put the control in Paul Phua's hands. Phua bet 28,000 and both his opponents called.

On the turn the {9-Spades} peeled off and once again it was checked to Phua who bet 62,000. Quoss didn't hesitate too long and called, as did Gruissem creating three-way river action.

The river showed the {2-Spades} and both Germans checked for the third consecutive time. Phua tanked for about a minute and then announced he wanted to bet 160,000.

Quoss immediately folded his cards but Gruissem wasn't so sure. After a few minutes he made up his mind and decided to make the call. Phua quickly showed {K-Spades}{10-Clubs} and raked in this very big pot.

Paul Phua my
Paul Phua
my 736,000 441,000
Fabian Quoss de
Fabian Quoss
de 430,000 -45,000
Philipp Gruissem de
Philipp Gruissem
de 250,000 -475,000

Bloom Rivers Two Pair

[user68268] • Level 8: 6,000-12,000, 1,000 ante

From the button, Tony Bloom raised to 24,000. Sam Trickett three-bet from the big blind to 48,000, and Bloom made the call.

The flop produced the {A-Spades}{10-Clubs}{9-Spades}, and Trickett check-called a bet of 30,000 from Bloom.

The turn was the {4-Hearts}, and both players checked to see the {5-Hearts} land on the river. Trickett checked, and Bloom bet 78,000. Trickett tank-called, but couldn't beat the {A-Clubs}{5-Clubs} that Bloom held for a rivered two pair and mucked his hand.

Tony Bloom gb
Tony Bloom
gb 425,000 145,000
Sam Trickett gb
Sam Trickett
gb 370,000 -105,000

Tags: Sam TrickettTony Bloom

Small Three-Bet From Yu

[user20283] • Level 8: 6,000-12,000, 1,000 ante

Andrew Robl raised to 20,000 from the button and Winfred Yu opted to three-bet to 32,000 from the big blind. Robl made the call and folded when Yu bet 36,000 on a {Q-Clubs}{J-Hearts}{2-Hearts} flop. Robl is the short stack with 11 players left in the event.

Tags: Andrew RoblWinfred Yu

Three-Bet Does it

[user20283] • Level 8: 6,000-12,000, 1,000 ante

Erik Seidel raised to 22,000 and Fabian Quoss picked up the pot with a three-bet to 55,000. Seidel folded and Quoss picked up the pot.

One For Phua

[user20283] • Level 8: 6,000-12,000, 1,000 ante

Paul Phua raised to 23,000 under the gun and both Erik Seidel and Philipp Gruissem called. The flop came down {Q-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} and Phua picked up the pot with a 35,000-chip bet.

Tags: Erik SeidelPaul PhuaPhilipp Gruissem


Trickett and Robl Flip For it

[user20283] • Level 7: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Andrew Robl raised to 20,000 and Sam Trickett decided to move all in when it was his turn to act. Trickett's shove was for 214,000 and Robl took his time before making the call.

Robl: {A-Spades}{J-Hearts}
Trickett: {6-Clubs}{6-Hearts}

The board ran out {K-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{4-Spades}{K-Spades}{9-Clubs} and Robl was knocked down to below 20 big blinds.

Sam Trickett gb
Sam Trickett
gb 430,000 310,000
Andrew Robl us
Andrew Robl
us 177,000 -158,000

Tags: Sam TrickettAndrew Robl

Hansen Eliminated

[user68268] • Level 7: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Gus Hansen
Gus Hansen

Gus Hansen raised to 22,000 from the hijack seat, and Paul Phua made the call from the button. Richard Yong called out of the big blind, and the flop came down {6-Clubs}{4-Spades}{3-Diamonds}. Yong and Hansen checked before Phua bet 40,000. Yong called, then Hansen check-raised all in for 224,000. Phua folded, and Yong snapped.

Yong tabled the {6-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} for top set, leaving Hansen muttering to himself and shaking his head as he rolled over the {A-Spades}{A-Diamonds}.

The turn was the {9-Diamonds}, and the river was the {Q-Clubs}. Hansen couldn't find what he needed on the turn or river and was eliminated from play.

Richard Yong my
Richard Yong
my 525,000 290,000
Gus Hansen dk
Gus Hansen
dk Ausgeschieden

Tags: Gus HansenPaul PhuaRichard Yong

Get That Money

[user20283] • Level 7: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

A total of 14 players signed up for this event with four players using the option to rebuy. That created a prize pool of AU$4,500,000 which will be distributed like this.

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