Group B, Overall Standings
Group B, Heat 2 Final Standings
Yevgeniy Timoshenko Wins Group B, Heat 2
Dan Cates limps with and Yevgeniy Timoshenko moves all-in with . Cates snaps his hand off and turns his hand over as pleased as punch.
“Shit, I thought I was trapping,” laughs Cates.
Cates becomes the most consistent Group B performer with his second place finish. He earns himself 11 points and $22,000, but congratulations to Yevgeniy Timoshenko who came from nowhere to win 16 points and $32,000.
Timoshenko pushes with and Cates folds.
Cates Limps and Wins
Dan Cates limps with and Timoshenko checks with the same hand. Cates wins it with a c-bet on a flop of
Blinds are now up to $20,000/$40,000
Timoshenko Wins Another Pot
Yevgeniy Timoshenko limps with and Cates checks with
Timoshenko wins with a 35,000 c-bet.
Dan Cates limps with and Yevgeniy Timoshenko moves all-in with forcing Jungleman to fold.
Selbst Eliminated by Timoshenko
Yevgeniy Timoshenko raises to 60,000 with and Vanessa Selbst moves all-in with . Timoshenko snap calls and we have a showdown.
Selbst is out in 3rd spot, but considering the fact she was once down to 5,000 chips, she must view this as a success. She has 8 points and $16,000.
Timoshenko ~ 1,905,000
Cates ~ 450,000
Antonius Eliminates by Timoshenko
Patrik Antonius moves all-in, on the button, holding and Yevgeniy Timoshenko also moves all-in holding . Vanessa Selbst folds pocket fives and the pair share a flop with Antonius at risk of elimination.
Antonius is out and takes with him 6 points and $12,000. His only consolation may be that he remains the leader of Group B when this match is over.
Timoshenko ~ 1,520,000
Yevgeniy Timoshenko raises to 60,000 holding and Dan Cates moves all-in holding . Timoshenko asks for a count and it is 360,000 and so he folds.
Timoshenko Limps on The Button
Yevgeniy Timoshenko limps on the button holding and Dan Cates checks in the big blind holding . The flop is and Timoshenko wins the pot with a standard c-bet.
Cates Doubles Through Antonius
Dan Cates picks up and moves all-in for 210,000. Patrik Antonius finds once more and makes the call.
Incredibly, Antonius has gone from overwhelming chip leader to short stack after being dealt ace-king consecutively.
Cates ~ 435,000
Antonius ~ 285,000
Timoshenko Takes His First Post Dinner Pot
Yevgeniy Timoshenko raises to 60,000, under the gun, holding and Patrik Antonius calls in the big blind holding .
Antonius checks, Timoshenko bets 70,000 and Antonius folds.
Timoshenko ~ 565,000
Antonius ~ 1,075,000
Seiver Can Dodge Quads Baby
Vanessa Selbst moves all-in, from the small blind, holding Qd] and Dan Cates folds in the big blind.
Dan Cates moves all-in for 210,000 holding and everyone folds.
Antonius Pressure Selbst
Vanessa Selbst raises to 60,000 holding , Patrik Antonius three-bets jams with , a smiling Yevgeniy Timoshenko folds and Selbst follows suit.
Aces For Selbst
Patrik Antonius raises to 60,000, on the button, holding and Vanessa Selbst raises to 120,000, in the big blind, holding . Antonius takes a good few minutes before making his decision, which was to fold.
Play Has Started
Play has started and we will be back reporting in fifteen minutes.
The players are on a one hour dinner break. In the meantime here are the chip counts.
ElkY Eliminated by Timoshenko
ElkY moves his final 68,000 over the line holding and Yevgeniy Timoshenko calls, in the big blind, holding .
Timoshenko moves into second place with 535,000 chips and ElkY is out. He takes 4 points and $8,000 but will be disappointed.
Brave Move By Selbst
Patrik Antonius raises to 40,000, from first position, holding , Yevgeniy Timoshenko calls holding and Vanessa Selbst calls, in the small blind, holding .
Selbst Checks, Antonius Checks, Timoshenko bets 28,000, Selbst check-raises all-in, Antonius folds and Timoshenko perks up and get’s interested. Timoshenko is thinking long and hard and out of nowhere the casino decides to blast out pop music through the speakers. Timoshenko gets a little distracted and shortly afterwards folds his hand.
Timoshenko Doubles Through ElkY
Patrik Antonius raises to 40,000, holding , Yevgeniy Timoshenko moves all-in, holding , ElkY moves all-in, holding and Antonius folds. We have a showdown with Timoshenko at risk of elimination.
Timoshenko has 514,000 chips and ElkY is down to 69,000 chips.
Daniel Cates Doubles Up
Vanessa Selbst moves all-in, in the small blind, holding and Daniel Cates goes into the tank, in the big blind, holding . Cates looks like he is going through the maths and then gives it a, “fXXk it,” motion and just pushes his chips across the line.
Cates doesn’t care if it was the right call or not. He now has 240,000 chips and Selbst is back down to 376,000.
Another Cates Mistakes
Patrik Antonius raises to 40,000, in first position, and Dan Cates looks down to see in the blinds. He goes to move his stack into the middle, in what looks like an all-in motion, but he doesn’t say all-in. Two third’s of Cates’ chips are in the middle and one third of them are still behind the line. The TD is called and makes a call that Cates made a string bet. This means that the action is a raise to 315,000 and Antonius had already made a verbal “call” believing that Cates was all-in so his action was frozen also.
Cates looks gutted. He checks, Antonius moves all-in and Cates folds. The usually composed Antonius remonstrates with the TD regarding his decision as he believes Cates move should have bend declared as all-in.
Antonius ~ 1,172,000
Cates ~ 125,000
Dan Cates moves all in for 420,000, on the button, holding and and Yevgeniy Timoshenko folds in the big blind. Cates tells the table that he misjudged his stack size when he shoved.
Cates The Blind Defender
ElkY raises to 40,000, on the button, holding and Dan Cates defends his big blind holding . The action checks down to the turn on a board of and Cates wins the hand with a 60,000 lead.
Antonius All-In From Small Blind
The action folds to Patrik Antonius in the small blind who moves all-in with and Yevgeniy Timoshenko folds in the big blind.
Blinds Are Up
We are now playing $10,000/$20,000.
Vanessa Selbst raises to 30,000, on the button, holding and Patrik Antonius forces her to fold when he shoves from the big blind holding .
Patrik Antonius raises to 30,000, from first position, holding and Vanessa Selbst three-bets to 74,000, from the small blind, holding forcing Antonius to fold.
Cates Limps to Success
Dan Cates limps on the button with and both Patrik Antonius and Yevgeniy Timoshenko call/check in the blinds.
Antonius checks, Timoshenko bets 20,000 holding , Cates calls and Antonius folds.
Cates takes down the pot after Timoshenko waves the white flag and check/folds.
Antonius Out Kicks Selbst
Vanessa Selbst raises to 30,000, on the button, holding and Patrik Antonius defends his big blind holding .
The action checks through to the river on a board of and Selbst goes for a thin value bet. The price is 25,000 and Antonius calls with the better hand.
Timoshenko Doubles Up
Yevgeniy Timoshenko moves all-in with ace rag and everyone folds. He then picks up and moves all-in for a second time. ElkY looks down at deuces and mucks, but Dan Cates wakes up with and calls.
ElkY would have made a set!
Timoshenko finds a miracle card and moves up to 337,000 chips, Cates is down to 352,000.
Tom Dwan Eliminated by Vanessa Selbst
Vanessa Selbst Opens to 30,000, in the hijack seat, holding , Tom Dwan moves all-in, in the cutoff, holding and Dwan calls.
Selbst has gone from 5,000 chips to 498,000 chips! On the other hand Dwan has been eliminated and accrues 3 points and $6,000
Antonius Applying Pressure to Cates
Patrik Antonius is a thorn in the side of Dan Cates. Cates raises to 30,000, in the cutoff, holding and Antonius shuts him down with a three-bet one seat to his left.
Remember Yevgeniy Timoshenko? Yes, he is still playing. He just raised from the small blind for 35,000, holding and ElkY forced him to fold with a shove from the big blind holding .
Then Dan Cates raises with and ElkY forces him to fold with a shove holding .
Cates From The Small Blind
Dan Cates makes it 40,000 to play, from the small blind, holding and Patrik Antonius calls, in the big blind, holding .
Cates wins the hand with a standard c-bet.
Patrik Antonius raises with trash, on the button, ElkY moves all-in with in the blinds and Antonius folds. Then Antonius raises to 33,000, in the cutoff, holding and ElkY moves all-in holding in the small blind. Antonius calls and we have a showdown.
It was a sweat for Antonius but the outcome was a split pot.
Selbst With Chips
ElkY raises to 22,000, in the hijack, holding , Vanessa Selbst three-bets to 41,000, in the cutoff, holding and ElkY folds.
Gentle Pot: ElkY v Cates
ElkY raises to 22,000, in the cutoff, holding and Dan Cates calls in the blinds holding . There is no action except when knuckles rap the felt and Cates wins the pot with two pair.
Antonius Steps on The Gas
Patrik Antonius is hitting cards and picking his spots well.
Dan Cates raises to 20,000, in the cutoff, holding , Patrik Antonius three-bets to 52,000, on the button, holding and Cates folds.
One Dream Dies And One Dream Continues
Vanessa Selbst open shoves for 94,000 holding , Ben Wilinofsky moves all-in for 185,000 and and Dan Cates calls with .
Selbst Takes 282,000, Cates now has 562,000 (after winning the side pot) and Wilinofsky is out, taking with him 2 points, $4,000 and a whole lot of problems.
The Two Big Stacks Clash
Patrik Antonius raises to 22,000, in early position, holding and ElkY calls in the cutoff holding .
Both players check.
Antonius bets 32,000 and ElkY calls.
Antonius bets 112,000 and ElkY calls.
Antonius ~ 782,000
ElkY ~ 333,000
Wilinofsky is a Miracle Man
Ben Wilinofsky has now turned 1,000 into 195,000!
Tom Dwan raises to 32,000, in the hijack seat, holding and Ben Wilinofsky moves all-in, from the cutoff, holding . Cates folds but Dwan makes the quick call.
Wilinofsky is up to 195,000 and Dwan is pegged down to 194,000.
Scott Seiver Wins The Bagel
Despite Vanessa Selbst being as low as 5,000 chips and Ben Wilinofsky being as low as 1,000 chips, it is Scott Seiver who has been eliminated in first spot.
ElkY raises to 22,000, under the gun, holding and Seiver moves all-in, one seat to his left, holding . Ben Wilinofksy folds on the button and we have a showdown.
Seiver leaves the table with nii points.
Yevgeniy Timoshenko raises to 22,000, from early position, holding , Tom dawn calls with on the button and Dan Cates calls with in the blinds.
The action folds to Dwan who shoves on the button and Cates and Timoshenko both fold.
Wilinofsky Goes From 1,000 to 100,000
Ben Wilinofsky has turned one 1,000 chip into 100,000 chips. ElkY raises to 22,000 holding and Wilinofsky moves all-in for 45,000 holding . ElkY calls and we have a showdown.
Wilinofsky hits his five and marches upwards and onwards.
Seiver Applies Pressure to Selbst
The action folds around the Scott Seiver in the small blind and he moves all-in for 127,000 holding forcing Selbst to fold in the big blind.
Ben Wilinofsky Doubles Up Again
Ben Wilinofsky moves all-in for 15,000 holding and Patrik Antonius isolates him with a 42,000 raise holding .
Wilinofksy rivers a straight and now has 45,000.
The players have been sent on a quick ten-minute break. When we resume the blinds will be $5,000/$10,000.
Wilinofsky Doubles Up Again
Ben Wilinofsky moves all-in for 4,000 holding and Dan Cates raises to isolate making it 15,000 to play holding .
Wilinofsky joins Vanessa Selbst in the new group of short stack kings and queens.
Dwan Moves All-In
Elky raises from first position holding , Tom Dwan calls, in the cutoff, holding and Patrik Antonius also calls in the blinds, holding
The action checks to Dwan who bets 33,000 and ElkY is the only caller.
ElkY checks, Dwan moves all-in and ElkY folds.
Wilinofsky Quadruples Up
Scott Seiver raises to 12,000, from the hijack seat, holding and knowing that Ben Wilinofsky is all-in behind, three-bets to 32,000, holding . Seiver folds and we have a race with six high versus five high.
Wilinofsky quadruples up!
Deja-Vu: Antonius Smashes Wilinofsky Again
Poor young PartyPoker online qualifier Ben Wilinofsky has just a chip and a chair between a second bagel!
Patrik Antonius raises to 14,000, in early position, holding and Ben Wilinofsky three-bets to 48,000, from the big blind, holding . Antonius does what Antonius does best and peels one off.
Wilinofsky bets 57,000 and Antonius calls.
Wilinofsky moves all-in for 218,000 and Antonius calls.
Wilinofsky is left with a 1,000 chips and a chair.
Queens For Selbst
Vanessa Selbst raises to 15,000, in the small blind, holding and Tom Dwan checks, in the big blind, holding .
Dwan folds to a 14,000 Selbst bet.
Selbst Doubles Up: Number 4!
Yevgeniy Timoshenko raises to 15,000 holding , Vanessa Selbst moves all-in for 53,000, holding and Timoshenko calls.
Selbst now moved from 5,000 to 106,000 and has some fold equity.
We have had quads for the third time today!
Ben Wilinofsky raises to 15,000, in middle position, holding and ElkY calls, in the small blind, holding .
Both players check.
ElkY bets 22,000 and Wilinofsky folds.
Check-Raise For Timoshenko
Yevgeniy Timoshenko raises to 15,000, in early position, holding and Tom Dwan calls, on the button holding .
Both players check.
Timoshenko check raises to 62,000 and Dwan folds, handing an additional 28,000 chips to the Ukranian.
Selbst Doubles Up For a Third Time
Tom Dwan raises to 15,000, under the gun, holding , Scott Seiver three-bets to 40,000 with , Vanessa Selbst moves all-in for 21,000 and Tom Dwan folds.
Selbst doubles up for the third time.
Antonius Light Four Bet
Patrik Antonius raises to 14,000, in the cutoff, holding , Yevgeniy Timoshenko three-bet to 33,000, on the button, holding and Antonius shuts him down with a 79,000 four-bet.
Selbst Continues to Run Good at The Wrong Time
Vanessa Selbst moves all-in for 9,000 and . ElkY picks up in the big blind and calls and Selbst gets up from her seat making herself ready for her exit interview.
Selbst Hits another set and is going to double up once more.
Turn: & River:
Selbst doubles up to 21,000.
Cates & Wilinofsky
Ben Wilinofsky raises to 15,000, in the cutoff, holding and Dan Cates calls, on the button, holding .
Cates check-calls a 21,000 Wilinofsky bet, but does so very quickly.
This time Wilinofsky folds to a 45,000 Cates bet.
Dwan Three Bet
ElkY raises to 13,000, in early position, holding , Tom Dwan three-bets to 36,000, from the cutoff, holding and ElkY folds.
Wilinofsky Three Bet
Scott Seiver raises to 12,000, on the button, holding , Ben Wilinofsky three-bets to 31,000, from the small blind, holding and Seiver folds.
Dwan Tries a Move
Dan Cates raises to 12,000, in early position, holding and Tom Dwan three-bets to 34,000, from the big blind, holding . The pair have a little stare down and Cates makes the call.
Dwan bets 41,000 and Cates calls.
Dwan check-folds to a 100,000 Cates bet.
Blinds Are Up
We have played 42 hands and the blinds are now $3,000/$6,000.
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Selbst Doubles Up
Vanessa Selbst moves all-in for 5,000, holding and Tom Dwan isolates her holding . The board runs out sweet for Selbst and she doubles up.
Straight Flush For ElkY
Vanessa Selbst is having a truly horrible Premier League V.
She raises to 10,000, in early position, holding and ElkY defends his big blind holding .
ElkY has hit the flop extremely well and there are going to be fireworks. ElkY leads for 15,000, Selbst three-bets 38,000, ElkY four-bets 77,000, Selbst five-bet jams and ElkY calls.
A great card for Selbst
ElkY hits a straight flush and moves up to 454,000. Meanwhile, Selbst is down to just 5,000 chips.
Great Play By Cates
ElkY raises to 10,000, under the gun, holding and Dan Cates defends his blind with .
Cates check-calls a 11,000 ElkY bet.
Cates bets 31,000 and ElkY folds.
Yevgeniy Timoshenko raises to 8,000, in early position, holding , Scott Seiver calls once more with , Vanessa Selbst calls, in the cutoff, with and Tom Dwan three-bets to 39,000, holding . Timoshenko folds and Seiver moves all-in prompting a smile and fold from dawn.
Quads For Antonius
Patrik Antonius raises to 10,000, in early position, holding , Scott Seiver makes a sneaky call, in the cutoff, holding & Vanessa Selbst calls, on the button, holding .
Antonius flops quads but all three players check.
Antonius bets 22,000, Seiver calls and Selbst folds.
Antonius checks to Seiver who bets 47,000 and Antonius moves all-in. So Seiver is faced with a river-raise, holding a strong hand – versus quads – for the second time! Incredibly Seiver actually snap-folds and Antonius drags in the pot.
Three Bet by Seiver
ElkY raises to 10,000, in the cutoff, holding and Scott Seiver three bets to 26,000, on the button, holding forcing ElkY to fold.
Timoshenko From The Button
Yevgeniy Timoshenko raises to 10,000, on the button, holding and Scott Seiver defends his big blind with . The action checks through to the turn on a board of and Timoshenko wins the pot with a 16,000 bet.
Wilinofsky From The Button
Ben Wilinofsky raises to 12,000, on the button, holding and both Dan Cates and Patrik Antonius call in the blinds holding trash. The action checks to the turn on a board of and Wilinofsky takes down the pot with a delayed c-bet for 25,000.
Great Pre Flop Action: Selbst Doubles Up
Patrik Antonius raises to 10,000, in early position, holding , ElkY brings out a call, from the hijack seat, holding , Vanessa Selbst moves all-in, from the button, holding , Antonius also moves all-in and ElkY is forced to fold his huge hand. The luckless Selbst looks like she is going to earn herself a bagel which would be disastrous for her Premier League V hopes.
Selbst finds a miracle
Turn: & River:
Selbst now has 250,000 and Antonius has 210,000
ElkY raises to 10,000, in the cut-off, holding , Vanessa Selbst calls, in the small blind, with and Tom Dwan calls, in the big blind, with .
The action checks through to the river on a board of , Selbst bluffs for 22,000, Dwan calls and ElkY lays down the best hand.
Great Hand: Selbst v Timoshenko
Yevgeniy Timoshenko raises to 10,000, from the cutoff, holding and Vanessa Selbst calls in the small blind holding .
Selbst Checks, Timoshenko bets 12,000 and Selbst decides to call.
Both players check.
Selbst makes her move with a 24,000 bet but Timoshenko pulls out a move of his own with a 60,000 river raise forcing Selbst to fold.
Cates Gets Paid
Vanessa Selbst raises in early position holding and Dan Cates calls, in the cutoff, holding .
A set for Cates and Selbst check-calls a 16,000 bet.
Cates goes for that second barrel. It is 48,000 and Selbst calls with her flush draw.
Tough flop for Selbst. She Checks to Cates and he bets 115,000 and Selbst calls and seems very disappointed with herself.
The Blinds Are Up
The blinds are now $2,000/$4,000
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The Sign of the Devil For Seiver
Scott Seiver raises to 6,000, from the cutoff, holding and Tom Dwan defends his small blind with .
Dwan check/folds to a 5,000 Seiver bet.
The Old Foes
Patrik Antonius raises to 5,000, in middle position, holding and Tom dawn defends his blind with .
Dwan check-calls a 9,000 Antonius bet.
Both players check.
Antonius wins the pot with a 12,000 bet.
Three Bet For Timoshenko
Dan Cates raises to 5,000, in middle position, holding , Yevgeniy Timoshenko three-bets to 14,000, from the cutoff, holding and Cates folds.
Wilinofsky Pressurises Selbst
Vanessa Selbst opens for 5,000, from middle position, holding , Ben Wilinofsky three-bets to 18,000, on the button, holding and Selbst calls.
Selbst check/calls a 23,000 Wilinofsky bet.
Selbst Leads for 46,000 and Wilinofsky folds.
Wilinofsky From The Button
ElkY raises to 5,000, from early position, holding , Ben Wilinofsky calls, on the button, holding and Dan Cates, call in the small blind, holding .
Cates checks, ElkY bets 8,000, Wilinofsky calls and Cates folds.
ElkY check/folds to a Wilinofsky double barrel.
Seiver Picks up Tens
Scott Seiver picks up , in the hijack seat, and bets 5,000, Vanessa Selbst calls, in the cutoff, holding as does Tom Dwan, on the button, holding . The action checks down to the river on a board of and Seiver cannot get a caller for his eventual value bet.
Quads For Wilinofsky
Patrik Antonius opens, in early position, holding , Scott Seiver calls with in the cutoff, Tom Dwan calls with in the small blind and Ben Wilinofsky calls with in the big blind.
A great flop for Wilinofsky but everyone checks.
Even better for the Canadian and he bets 15,000 when checked to and his only customer is Seiver.
Quads for Wilinofsky and he checks to Seiver. Seiver must surely think he is ahead and he bets 50,000. Wilinofsky raises to 130,000 and Seiver is stunned. He decides to make himself a cup of tea (yes you heard me right) and drinks it like a classic English gent as he tries to work out what the hell Wilinofsky has. He knows Wilinofsky has a queen, or nothing, but just doesn’t know which way to turn.
“I am supposed to call so badly,” Seiver whispers to himself.
Eventually Seiver makes the great fold (as so many of these players seem to do) and Wilinofsky scoops the pot.
Cold Four Bet – Selbst
ElkY raises to 5,000 holding , Scott Seiver three-bets to 13,000, on the button, holding and Vanessa Selbst cold-four bets to 37,000, from the small blind, holding and both players fold.
Timoshenko With Aces
Yevgeniy Timoshenko raises to 5,000, in the cutoff, holding and Scott Seiver defends his small blind with . The flop is and Timoshenko takes it down with a c-bet.
Trips For Seiver
Dan Cates raises from the hijack seat holding and Scott Seiver defends his big blind with .
Both players check.
Seiver bets 4,000 and Cates calls.
Seiver bets for the second time and Cates folds.
Wasted Set For ElkY
ElkY raises to 5,000, in first position, holding and five players call. The flop if a wonderful one for the Frenchman – – but amazingly nobody had a hand and ElkY took it down with a 17,000 c-bet.
Selbst With Jacks
Vanessa Selbst raises to 5,000, in the hijack seat, holding , Tom Dwan calls in the cutoff holding and Patrik Antonius also calls in the blinds with . There is no action on a board of and Selbst takes the pot.
Same Position – Different Player
Vanessa Selbst raises to 5,000, in the cutoff, holding , Ben Wilinofsky three-bets to 18,000, in the small blind, holding and Selbst folds.
Selbst Three Bet
ElkY raises to 5,000, in the cutoff, holding , Vanessa Selbst three-bets to 17,000, in the small blind, holding and ElkY folds.
It’s That Hand Again
In the first heat you will remember that Patrik Antonius busted Ben Wilinofsky holding the . Well he has just picked up the same hand, versus the same opponent but this time the consequences were not so severe.
Wilinofsky raises to 6,000, in early position, holding and Antonius calls a few seats behind with
Wilinfosky check-calls a 6,000 bet.
Antonius hits his full-house but Wilinofsky folds to a double barrel.
Group B Heat 2 Seat Draw
The players are just taking their seats, so we expect the cameras to be rolling in the next ten-minutes. Remember we have a 15-minute delay after that as well. In the meantime here is the seat draw.
Good morning poker world and welcome to the Premier League V. So what’s been happening so far?
Our first job was to fill the two qualifying seats and Mathew Frankland and Ben Wilinofsky showed how valuable satellite qualifications can be by earning themselves a $125,000 seat. In the first Group A heat it was Phil Laak who took home maximum points despite being the least aggressive player at the table. Then in the second heat, and once again it was two of the most passive players who made it to heads up – Tony G taking home maximum points after defeating Erik Seidel.
In the first Group B heat, Patrik Antonius defeated Scott Seiver to take maximum points and Heat 2 will start around 11:15-11:30 (CET). Here are the current Group B league standings.
The seat draw will follow shortly.
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