$25,000 PokerStars NL Hold'em Players Championship

Shakerchi Shoots to the Top

• Level 7: 400-800, 800 ante

Julian Parm Ann raised to 1,800 from mid-position and was called by Talal Shakerchi in the cutoff. Eric Sfez was sitting in the big blind and decided to three-bet to 9,200 which both Parm Ann and Shakerchi called.

The flop came {2-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{4-Clubs}, Sfez bet 17,000 and Parm Ann quickly folded. Shakerchi made the call without much hesitation.

The turn brought them the {5-Spades}, Sfez shoved for around 50,000 and Shakerchi snap-called.

Eric Sfez: {j-Hearts}{j-Clubs}
Talal Shakerchi: {2-Spades}{2-Clubs}

Sfez held the overpair but Shakerchi had flopped a set. Only another jack could save Sfez but the {9-Clubs} on the river completed the board and meant the end of Sfez's tournament life.

Talal Shakerchi gb 260,000 60,000
Eric Sfez fr Ausgeschieden

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