Two Hands Crush Gruissem
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 against Gruissem's . The board ran out to give Benefield the double up.
Then, Gruissem was involved in a three-way battle with Fabian Quoss and Reinkemeier on the 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 , 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 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 for a flopped set of sixes. Gruissem showed the 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.