€5,300 Main Event
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Event Info

Buy-in €5,000
Preispool €4,340,750
Players 895

Level Info

Level 38
Blinds 300,000 / 600,000
Ante 100,000

Highlights

Highlights

Hands #123-127: Feeling Each Other Out

MarcC • Level 33: 100,000-200,000, 30,000 ante

Hand #123: Jean Montury had the button and raised and took the blinds.

Hand #124 Valentin Messina raised with queen-nine and Montury defended with queen-jack but check-folded on a {k-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} flop.

#Hand 125: Montury raised with {3-Spades}{3-Diamonds} and Messina folded.

#Hand 126: Messina raised with {j-Hearts}{2-Hearts} and Montury called with {q-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}. The flop fanned {5-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} and Messina's 400,000 bet was check-called. Both players checked the {5-Hearts} turn to head to the {10-Clubs} river where they checked again. Montury opened his hand and Messina mucked.

#Hand 127: Montury called with {3-Clubs}{2-Clubs} and Messina checked with {6-Spades}{5-Diamonds}. The flop came {q-Spades}{5-Hearts}{9-Hearts} and Montury bet 350,000 and Messina check-called. On the {6-Clubs} turn Montury bet again, for 675,000, and Messina came in check-raise to 1,750,00 to force a fold

Valentin Messina fr
Valentin Messina
fr 15,420,000 315,000
Jean Montury fr
Jean Montury
fr 11,430,000 -240,000

Tags: Jean MonturyValentin Messina

Hands #118-122: Montury Starts Well; Messina Strikes Back

zedmaster84 • Level 33: 100,000-200,000, 30,000 ante

Hand #118: Valentin Messina raised to 425,000 from the button with {7-Clubs} {5-Spades} and Jean Montury called with {J-Spades} {8-Spades}. A continuation bet of Messina was called on the {4-Clubs} {K-Spades} {10-Hearts} flop before the {J-Clubs} on the turn got checked through. After the {6-Clubs} river, Messian checked and folded to a 775,000-bet of Montury.

Hand #119: A walk for Messina.

Hand #120: Messina opened to 425,000 with {5-Diamonds} {4-Hearts} and Montury defended with the {Q-Hearts} {J-Hearts}. The {9-Clubs} {J-Clubs} {10-Hearts} flop got checked, so was the {6-Clubs} turn. On the {J-Diamonds} river, Messina again gave up and folded to a bet.

Hand #121: Montury limped with {10-Diamonds} {5-Clubs} and Messina checked his option with {5-Spades} {3-Spades}. The {9-Diamonds} {K-Hearts} {9-Spades} flop brought no action and Messina bet the {K-Spades} turn for 300,000 in order to scoop the pot.

Hand #122: Messina raised to 425,000 with {10-Hearts} {4-Clubs} and Montury defended with {6-Hearts} {5-Spades}. The {K-Diamonds} {9-Spades} {8-Spades} flop had both Frenchmen check before the {A-Diamonds} fell on the turn. Messina followed up with a bet of 425,000 and Montury mucked.

Tags: Jean MonturyValentin Messina

A Deal Has Been Struck

MarcC • Level 33: 100,000-200,000, 30,000 ante

The two players talked about wanting a deal before they headed off for dinner and one has been agreed.

Valentin Messina will be guaranteed €615,000 and Jean Montury will be guaranteed €587,000. The remaining €100,000 left in the prize pool will go to the winner.

Tags: Jean MonturyValentin Messina

Dinner Break Before Heads Up

MarcC • Level 33: 100,000-200,000, 30,000 ante

The two remaining players will take a short dinner break before battling heads up for the title. There was talk of it being 30 minutes long but may stretch a little longer.

Valentin Messina fr
Valentin Messina
fr 15,105,000 -140,000
Jean Montury fr
Jean Montury
fr 11,670,000 4,475,000

Dominik Panka Eliminated in 3rd Place (€347,300)

zedmaster84 • Level 33: 100,000-200,000, 30,000 ante
Dominik Panka - 3rd place
Dominik Panka - 3rd place

Hand #114: Jean Montury opened from the button to 415,000 with {Q-Clubs} {J-Hearts} and Valentin Messina took down the pot with a three-bet out of the small blind, holding the {Q-Diamonds} {J-Diamonds}.

Hand #115: Messina raised to 425,000 from the button with {Q-Hearts} {4-Hearts} and Dominik Panka shoved from one seat over for 4.075 million with {A-Hearts} {9-Diamonds} without getting called. Montury had the {Q-Clubs} {J-Clubs} in the big blind.

Hand #116: Unknown action.

Hand #117: Montury opened to 425,000 and Panka three-bet to 1.05 million before calling off the shove and create a coin flip scenario for his tournament life in a 10.5 million pot.

Montury: {A-Clubs} {Q-Clubs}
Panka: {9-Diamonds} {9-Clubs}

The PokerStars sponsored player had survived nine all ins yesterday and one today to stay in when he was at risk. With the {2-Diamonds} {K-Clubs} {7-Spades} flop, things were still looking good for the Pole. The {J-Diamonds} turn now gave Montury 10 outs in total and the dealer burned and turned the {10-Spades} on the river to bust Panka in third place.

Dominik Panka pl
Dominik Panka
pl Ausgeschieden

Tags: Dominik PankaJean MonturyValentin Messina

Hands #111-113: Shove From Panka

zedmaster84 • Level 33: 100,000-200,000, 30,000 ante

Hand #111: Jean Montury raised to 410,000 from the button with {K-Diamonds} {10-Clubs} and Dominik Panka moved all in for 3.295 million with {A-Spades} {10-Spades} out of the big blind. The Frenchman gave it some thought but his cards founds their way into the muck.

Hand #112: Panka limped from the small blind with {A-Clubs} {9-Clubs} and Montury checked the big blind with {3-Clubs} {2-Diamonds}. Montury paired his three on the {4-Clubs} {7-Hearts} {3-Diamonds} flop and called a bet of 200,000. On the {5-Clubs} turn, Panka led again, this time for 500,000. The semi bluff went through as his opponent mucked.

Hand #113: Panka min-raised from the button with {Q-Spades} {J-Spades} and Valentin Messina stared at his opponent before making the call out of the big blind with {Q-Diamonds} {J-Hearts}. The {2-Clubs} {7-Clubs} {6-Diamonds} flop provided no betting action and the {4-Clubs} turn saw Messina lead for 450,000, pretty much half the pot. Panka released his cards into the muck.

Valentin Messina fr
Valentin Messina
fr 15,245,000 2,705,000
Jean Montury fr
Jean Montury
fr 7,195,000 -3,605,000
Dominik Panka pl
Dominik Panka
pl 4,335,000 180,000

Tags: Dominik PankaJean MonturyValentin Messina

Hands #104-110: Montury Folds a Winner; Messina Doesn't Get Action

Chad_Holloway • Level 33: 100,000-200,000, 30,000 ante

Hand #104: Dominik Panka raised to 400,000 from the button holding the {j-Clubs}{7-Clubs} and took down the blinds and antes.

Hand #105: Valentin Messina raised to 500,000 from the small blind with the {9-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} and Panka folded his big blind.

Hand #106: Messina raised to 400,000 from the button with the {q-Spades}{8-Clubs} and Jean Montury called with the {q-Hearts}{9-Hearts} to see a flop of {7-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}. Montury check-called a bet of 350,000, the dealer burned and turned the {5-Clubs}, and again Montury checked. Messina bet again, this time 1.05 million, and Montury took his time before folding the winner.

Hand #107: Messina received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #108: Montury opened the button for 425,000 with the {a-Spades}{3-Diamonds} and Messina three-bet to 1.15 million with the {k-Spades}{j-Hearts} from the small blind. Panka folded from the big blind and then Montury followed suit.

Hand #109: Messina looked down at the {10-Clubs}{10-Spades} on the button and raised to 425,000. He didn't get any action though as both his opponents folded from the blinds.

Hand #110: Messina received a walk in the big blind.

Tags: Dominik PankaJean MonturyValentin Messina

Hands #100-103: Two Queen-high Calls by Montury

zedmaster84 • Level 33: 100,000-200,000, 30,000 ante

Hand #100: Dominik Panka limped from the small blind with {6-Diamonds} {4-Clubs} and Jean Montury checked his {Q-Hearts} {J-Clubs} in the big blind. Both the {2-Diamonds} {9-Spades} {9-Hearts} flop and the {8-Clubs} turn were checked through. Panka then min-bet the {9-Clubs} river for 200,000 and Montury made a good call with queen-high.

Hand #101: Montury raised the small blind to 415,000 with {A-Hearts} {J-Diamonds} and Valentin Messina cut out a three-bet to 975,000 with {10-Hearts} {4-Spades} from one seat over. The pattern of the day thus far indicated a large four-bet but Montury just called to see the flop of {5-Hearts} {10-Clubs} {10-Diamonds}, giving Messina trips.

Both players checked and the {2-Hearts} turn made Montury led for 475,000 chips. Messina grabbed green T-100,000 chips for a hefty raise and it was 1.475 million in total, which prompted a fold from his fellow Frenchman.

Hand #102: Messina opened to 500,000 from the small blind with {J-Clubs} {4-Hearts} and Panka shoved the big blind with {Q-Diamonds} {7-Diamonds}. There was no call.

Hand #103: Messina made it 400,000 to go on the button with {J-Spades} {9-Spades} and Montury called in the big blind with {Q-Diamonds} {9-Hearts}. On the {K-Diamonds} {3-Diamonds} {3-Spades} flop, Montury check-called a bet of 275,000 to see the {J-Clubs} on the turn. The action went check/check to see the {3-Clubs} on the river and Montury gave up the pot with a check. Messina bet 675,000 and received a second call by Montury with queen-high in short time.

Valentin Messina fr
Valentin Messina
fr 12,540,000 2,715,000
Jean Montury fr
Jean Montury
fr 10,800,000 -2,165,000
Dominik Panka pl
Dominik Panka
pl 4,155,000 170,000

Tags: Dominik PankaJean MonturyValentin Messina

Hands #95-99: Panka Trying to get Back In

zedmaster84 • Level 33: 100,000-200,000, 30,000 ante

Hand #95: Dominik Panka opened to 400,000 from the button with {J-Spades} 58s] and Jean Montury held the {A-Spades} {3-Clubs} in the small blind but opted to fold. Valentin Messina called in the big blind with {K-Clubs} {9-Spades} and the flop fell {K-Diamonds} {A-Clubs} {7-Clubs}.

Messina checked and Panka continued for 400,000 to receive a call from his French opponent to see the {10-Diamonds} appear on the turn. Again Messina checked and the Pole now bet 800,000, which represents one fourth of his remaining stack. Panka stared straight towards the dealer, showing no emotion at all behind his sunglasses while Messina glanced over at him and this resulted in a fold of the Frenchman.

Hand #96: Montury folded a king on the button and Messina limped the small blind with {2-Clubs} {2-Hearts}. Panka checked his option on the big blind with {6-Hearts} {3-Hearts} and paired up his six on the {6-Clubs} {8-Diamonds} {4-Clubs} flop. The PokerStars sponsored player bet 250,000 and won the second pot in a row, though remains the shortest stack just over 5 million in chips.

Hand #97: Messina opened to 425,000 from the button with {Q-Spades} {9-Hearts} and Montury called out of the small blind with {10-Spades} {6-Spades}. Neither player hit the {2-Diamonds} {A-Hearts} {8-Hearts} flop and Montury faced a continuation bet of 450,000 to check-fold.

Hand #98: After an interview with Messina's girlfriend, the action switched back to the table and Panka had raised to 400,000 with {J-Hearts} {8-Hearts} on the button. Montury called with {10-Clubs} {9-Clubs} and then Messina three-bet to 1.55 million with {J-Clubs} {J-Spades} to shut down all further action.

Hand #99: Montury opened to 430,000 from the button with {K-Clubs} {8-Clubs} and was called by Panka in the big blind with {7-Spades} {6-Spades}. The heads-up flop fell {6-Diamonds} {J-Clubs} {A-Clubs} and was checked through, revealing the {3-Spades} on the turn. Panka check-folded to a delayed continuation bet of the Frenchman for 555,000.

Tags: Dominik PankaJean MonturyValentin Messina

Hands #92-94: Montury Takes Over the Chip Lead

Chad_Holloway • Level 33: 100,000-200,000, 30,000 ante

Hand #92: Dominik Panka raised to 400,000 from the button with the {a-Spades}{3-Diamonds} and took down the blinds and antes.

Hand #93: Jean Montury limped from the button with the {q-Spades}{9-Hearts} and Valentin Messina did the same from the samll blind with the {k-Hearts}{j-Hearts}. Panka then checked his option with the {a-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} and all three players saw a flop of {10-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{9-Spades}. Two checks saw Montury bet 350,000 with his pair, and only Messina called to see the {A-Spades} turn. Both players checked and the {4-Hearts} completed the board on the river. Again it went check-check and Montury took down the pot with a pair of nines.

Hand #94: Messina raised to 400,000 with the {7-Clubs}{2-Hearts} from the button and Montury called from the big blind with the {k-Hearts}{10-Hearts}. When the flop came down {7-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}, Montury checked and Messina bet 450,000 with his pair of sevens. A call was made and the {J-Diamonds} turn was gin for Montury, who made Broadway. Still, both players checked and the {5-Diamonds} river put four diamonds on the board. Montury checked and Messina took a stab at it with a bet of 1.05 million.

Montury thought for a bit and then announced, "Call." Messina sheepishly showed his deuce-seven, and Montury rolled over the winner.

Jean Montury fr
Jean Montury
fr 12,965,000 2,720,000
Valentin Messina fr
Valentin Messina
fr 9,825,000 -2,740,000
Dominik Panka pl
Dominik Panka
pl 3,985,000 -55,000

Tags: Dominik PankaJean MonturyValentin Messina