We’re back with our updates of the partypoker Premier League 7 here in the wonderful city of Montreal. Yesterday we saw Jeff Gross win the first heat after what is officially now known as being the longest session of poker in Premier League history!

Talk is cheap

But to take part in this game each player will need to cough up a respectable $125,000 to enter.  One of the reasons why the Premier League is know the poker world over as being one of the most revered poker events. There’s no live stream this time around but don’t worry you’ll be able to find out all the  news right here on the partypoker blog.

Heat 2 comprises of the following players:

THURS 21/11/2013 – Heat 2
2 JONATHAN DUHAMEL
4 DANIEL CATES
6 JASON KOON
7 DAN SHAK
8 PHIL LAAK
9 BRIAN RAST
10 VANESSA SELBST
12 SCOTT SEIVER

Current League Standings

NO. PLAYER POINTS HEATS PLAYED
6 JASON KOON 17 2
4 DANIEL CATES 16 2
1 JEFF GROSS 14 1
12 SCOTT SEIVER 11 2
11 DAN COLMAN 11 1
2 JONATHAN DUHAMEL 9 1
5 SOREL MIZZI 7 1
3 ANTONIO ESFANDIARI 5 1
9 BRIAN RAST 6 2
8 PHIL LAAK 3 1
10 VANESSA SELBST 1 1
7 DAN SHAK 0 1

The Action

Final Hand 228: Koon wins heat 2! (Koon 14 points, Seiver 11 points)

Koon  

Seiver  

Flop: 

Koon wins heat 2 with top pairs A-8 vs Q-8.

For much of the night, Koon has sat silently in the background while most of the other players were battling it out. It wasn’t until he became a short stack at risk of elimination with five men remaining that he started to actually play. The patient man endured and picks up 14 points, putting him in a good position in the Premier League VII going forward.

Hand 183: Duhamel out by Koon (9 Points)

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Duhamel  

Koon  

Both men all in.

Flop      

Duhamel is out after an amazing night of play.

We are now heads-up Seiver vs. Koon

Seat 2 Scott Seiver      1,395,000
Seat 8 Jason Koon      1,005,000

 Jungleman out (7 Points)

The old story of being severely short stacked caused us to lose Daniel Jungleman Cates. We are 3-handed now.

Seat 2 Scott Seiver          995,000
Seat 8 Jason Koon          965,000
Seat 5 Jonathan Duhamel          445,000

Hand 166: Jungleman Strikes Back

Seiver  

Jungleman  

Seiver goes all in pre-flop and Cates calls with pocket queens.

Flop     

The Jungleman wins the big pot.

Hand 160: Rast wants out (5 Points)

Rast goes all in pre-flop with average cards. Seiver calls.

Seiver  

Rast  

Flop      

Rast is out in 5th place in tonight’s heat.

Hand 139: Duhameltdown

Jungleman   Duhamel   Jungleman goes all in and Duhamel calls. Jungleman wins with higher card and takes huge pot and knocks down Jonathan chips to about half and is the new chip leader.

Hand 132

Koon comes out of his cocoon. He has waited over 100 hands before making a move. He picks up the blinds on a couple of back to back all-in hands with no takes. He is the short stack.

Hand 119: Laaked Out (3 Points)

  Duhamel  Laak Laak raises to 41k and Duhamel reraises to 107k. Laak is talking a lot as he tries to decide what to do. Laak is going all in and Duhamel follows. Flop       Phil Laak is out.

Seat 5 Jonathan Duhamel          909,000
Seat 2 Scott Seiver          689,000
Seat 8 Jason Koon          340,000
Seat 1 Brian Rast          335,000
Seat 3 Daniel Cates          132,000

Duhamel just took another nice pot from Seiver. Duhamel has risen from the ashes here tonight to gain a heavy chip lead. The blinds are 10k/20k + 3k antes.

Hand 116: Laak is Back

Laak   Duhamel   Seiver   Seiver and Duhamel call, Laak raises to 125k from the button. Duhamel folds. Seiver in. The flop is    and Laak picks up a pair of rockets. He bets 51k and Seiver is thinking about it. He folds and Phil Laak picks up big pot.

Seat 5 Jonathan Duhamel          495,000
Seat 2 Scott Seiver          441,000
Seat 6 Phil Laak          406,000
Seat 1 Brian Rast          384,000
Seat 8 Jason Koon          349,000
Seat 3 Daniel Cates          330,000

Hand 113: Duhamel the comeback kid.

Duhamel   Laak   Duhamel all-in and Laak calls. Flop      Duhamel takes it. Phil’s snow goggles don’t bring him any luck.

Seat 2 Scott Seiver          572,000
Seat 5 Jonathan Duhamel          443,000
Seat 1 Brian Rast          406,000
Seat 8 Jason Koon          379,000
Seat 3 Daniel Cates          368,000
Seat 6 Phil Laak          237,000

Hand 104: All in Jonathan

Duhamel   Jungleman   Duhamel all-in and Cates calls. Flop      Jonathan Duhamel is making a comeback.

Hand 103: Staying Alive

Koon   Duhamel   Duhamel all-in and Koon too. Flop      Duhamel picks up a flush draw on the river.

Hand 99: Jungleman hurts Duhamel

Duhamel   Jungleman   Duhamel raises to 60k and Cates jams all in from the short stack. Duhamel calls. Flop  Jungleman swings the pot with a pair of bullets. Duhamel is left with one big blind he will be all in next hand.

Hand 97: Scott the ReSeiver

Koon   Laak   Duhamel   Seiver   A series of bets. Flop comes    giving Seiver top pair. Koon and Laak fold. Duhamel raises to 128k with the straight draw. Seiver goes all in and Duhamel snap folds. Seiver picks up the 291k pot and regains the chip lead.

Seat 2 Scott Seiver          750,000
Seat 1 Brian Rast          379,000
Seat 8 Jason Koon          371,000
Seat 6 Phil Laak          348,000
Seat 5 Jonathan Duhamel          277,000
Seat 3 Daniel Cates          271,000

Koon   Laak   Duhamel   Seiver   A series of bets. Flop comes    giving Seiver top pair. Koon and Laak fold. Duhamel raises to 128k with the straight draw. Seiver goes all in and Duhamel snap folds. Seiver picks up the 291k pot and regains the chip lead.

Seat 2 Scott Seiver          750,000
Seat 1 Brian Rast          379,000
Seat 8 Jason Koon          371,000
Seat 6 Phil Laak          348,000
Seat 5 Jonathan Duhamel          277,000
Seat 3 Daniel Cates          271,000

Hand 90 Jungleman doubles on Duhamel

Jungleman   Duhamel   Jungleman goes all in pre-flop from the SB and Duhamel calls from BB. Flop      Jungleman picks up a nice pot to stay alive.

Seat 5 Jonathan Duhamel          501,000
Seat 2 Scott Seiver          500,000
Seat 1 Brian Rast          438,000
Seat 8 Jason Koon          411,000
Seat 6 Phil Laak          284,000
Seat 3 Daniel Cates          262,000

During the lunch break we recorded an interview with Phil Laak, Daniel ‘Jungleman’ Cates, Jonathan Duhamel and Brian Rast, stay tuned! OffCamera2590px Players are on dinner break after 84 hands. The blinds are now 6k/12k +2k antes.

Hand 83 Jungleman hanging by a vine

Jungleman    Duhamel   Flop      Series of bets and Jungleman goes all in on the river. Duhamel snap calls and Cates is crippled. Duhamel is the new chip leader.

Seat 5 Jonathan Duhamel          756,000
Seat 1 Brian Rast          476,000
Seat 8 Jason Koon          443,000
Seat 2 Scott Seiver          404,000
Seat 6 Phil Laak          215,000
Seat 3 Daniel Cates          107,000

Chip counts after 80 hands of play:

Seat 8 Jason Koon          576,000
Seat 3 Daniel Cates          493,000
Seat 1 Brian Rast          402,000
Seat 5 Jonathan Duhamel          366,000
Seat 2 Scott Seiver          343,000
Seat 6 Phil Laak          221,000

Hand 67: K is for Koon

Koon : Seiver   Flop     Seiver bets 32k post flop already holding a flush. Koon has trip kings. Koon raises to 78k. Seiver calls. Turn  Koon goes all-in. Seiver calls. River : Koon, on the verge of elimination got saved by a full house on the river. Takes a huge pot and swaps the chip lead with Seiver.

Seat 8 Jason Koon          588,000
Seat 3 Daniel Cates          572,000
Seat 2 Scott Seiver          421,000
Seat 5 Jonathan Duhamel          340,000
Seat 1 Brian Rast          282,000
Seat 6 Phil Laak          198,000

Selbst out (1 Points)

The action is unfolding a little faster than last night. Dan Shak has already been eliminated by the Jungleman. Scott Seiver is the current chip leader with 761,000 chips, nearly 250k more chips than 2nd place Cates. The blinds are 4k/8k +2k antes. Vanessa Selbst just got eliminated in an all-in situation against Brian Rast.

Shak Attacked (0 Points)

Direct from the Playground Poker in Montreal, Canada Heat 2 is underway for the Premier League VII. The action is now well underway for this pre-recorded for television feature table.

An early casualty here was the previous Premier League Champion Dan Shak being quickly eliminated from play. Shak’s poket Ace’s just couldn’t hold up against Jungleman making a two pair of K9 when the flop came. Now with about 43 hands played, here’s how the chips are stacked.

JONATHAN DUHAMEL 328000
DANIEL CATES 621500
JASON KOON 313000
DAN SHAK OUT
PHIL LAAK 160000
BRIAN RAST 254500
VANESSA SELBST 197500
SCOTT SEIVER 522000

The blinds are midway at the 2k/4k level.

Heat 2 in pictures:

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