2012 World Series of Poker Europe

€50,000 Majestic High Roller
Tage: 2

Two Hands Crush Gruissem

Tobias Reinkenmeier
Tobias Reinkenmeier

On back-to-back hands before the break, Philipp Gruissem's stack has been decimated down to just 25,000. The first he lost to David Benefield, and the second he lost to Tobias Reinkemeier. Here's what happened.

On the first hand, Benefield was all in preflop for 182,000 with the {K-Hearts}{10-Clubs} against Gruissem's {K-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}. The board ran out {Q-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{7-Spades}{K-Spades} to give Benefield the double up.

Then, Gruissem was involved in a three-way battle with Fabian Quoss and Reinkemeier on the {6-Spades}{4-Spades}{3-Hearts} flop. Gruissem was first and checked. That check was followed by a check from Quoss, and then Reinkemeier fired 54,000. Gruissem called, and Quoss folded.

The turn was the {Q-Hearts}, and Gruissem checked. Reinkemeier bet larger this time and wagered 78,000. Gruissem stuck right there with him and made the call to see the river.

The {A-Hearts} completed the board, and Gruissem checked. Reinkemeier moved all in for his last 225,000, and Gruissem called after letting out a big sigh and looking back at his cards one last time.

Reinkemeier turned over the {6-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} for a flopped set of sixes. Gruissem showed the {3-Spades}{3-Clubs} for a flopped set of threes, but it was a losing set. He shipped over the chips to Reinkemeier and was left with just about 25,000. Reinkemeier saw his stack shoot up to 850,000.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Tobias Reinkemeier de
Tobias Reinkemeier
850,000 560,000
David Benefield us
David Benefield
370,000 95,000
Philipp Gruissem de
Philipp Gruissem
25,000 -575,000

Tags: David BenefieldFabian QuossPhilipp GruissemTobias Reinkemeier