14:07

Dan Cates Wins Group B Heat 4
Group B, Heat 4 3561
Dan Cates moves all-in holding and Vanessa Selbst calls with .

Board:

So Dan Cates finishes off the heads-up battle holding quads and a very disappointed Selbst leaves the tournament area. Cates finishes at the top of the tree and Tom Dwan has him to thank as he creeps into the playoff spots. Spare a thought for Vanessa Selbst who needed to win this event to secure her spot and came so close and played so well.

Here are the final league standings

  1. Jungleman – 38 pts (Q)
  2. Patrik Antonius – 32 pts (Q)
  3. Scott Seiver – 30 pts (Q)
  4. Yevgeniy Timoshenko – 29 pts (P)
  5. Tom Dwan – 28 pts (P)
  6. Vanessa Selbst – 23 pts (E)
  7. ElkY – 18 pts (E)
  8. Ben Wilinofsky – 2 pts (E)

14:03

Cates Takes a Commanding Lead

Selbst limps with , Cates raises to 120,000 with and Selbst calls.

Flop:

A critical flush draw versus top pair. Cates leads out for 80,000, Selbst raises, Jungleman moves all-in and Selbst calls. This is a flip for Tom Dwan’s and Vanessa Selbst’s Premier League futures.

Turn:

Cates takes the lead and Selbst has very few outs

River:

Cates wins the pot and Selbst is left with chip dust. The emotion is etched all over face and she really has to dig deep to keep her composure. She has played so amazingly well the entire tournament, needed the win to survive and got so close.

14:02

Dan Cates raises to 80,000 holding , Vanessa Selbst raises to 220,000 holding and Cates folds.

Selbst ~ 1,260,000
Cates ~ 1,100,000

14:01

Selbst raises to 80,000 holding and Cates calls with .

Board: [2x]

Selbst bets 70,000 and Cates Folks.

13:59

Cates Doubles Up

Vanessa Selbst raises with , Cates moves all-in holding and Selbst calls.

Board:

In a flutter of a few eyelashes Cates has the lead again.

Cates ~ 1,260,000
Selbst ~ 1,080,000

13:52

Selbst Doubles Up

Dan Cates limps holding , Vanessa Selbst raises to 95,000 holding and Cates calls.

Flop:

Selbst bets 70,000, Cates counts out a 150,000 check-raise and moves it across the line and Selbst calls.

Turn:

Selbst checks, Cates moves all-in and Selbst calls. Selbst is just about to double up in this crucial heads up encounter.

River:

Selbst Hits her flush and now has the chip lead.

Selbst ~ 1,720,000
Cates ~ 620,000

13:51

Selbst raises to 60,000 holding and Cates folds his trash.

13:50

Heads Up Action: Vanessa Selbst v Dan Cates

Dan Cates ~ 1,530,000
Vanessa Selbst ~ 825,000

13:48

Tom Dwan Eliminated by Dan Cates

The demise of Tom Dwan ends with the following hands:

Dan Cates:
Vanessa Selbst:
Tom Dwan:

Board:

Tom Dwan is out and is not very happy with Dan Cates. As he leaves the table he explains to Cates that his call with ace-king was an incorrect play given the circumstances at the time. He feels that Cates had no reason to get involved as he and Selbst tried to battle it out for that last spot.

Despite Dwan’s dressing down he needs Cates to beat Selbst to secure his play off spot. Antonius, Seiver and Cates are through automatically and Timoshenko is through to the playoffs where he will play either Selbst or Dwan. If Cates wins the HU then Dwan will play Timoshenko and if Selbst wins she will play the Ukranian.

13:47

Dwan Doubles Up

The blinds play themselves, Vanessa Selbst has and Tom Dwan has .

Board:

Dwan is still in but is very short.

13:46

Huge Clash: Dwan v Cates

Tom Dwan moves all-in, on the button, holding and Dan Cates calls, in the small blind, holding [Kx].

Board:

The best possible scenario for Selbst. Dwan is down to 6,000 in the big blind and he is visibly astonished that Cates has made the call.

13:45

Selbst All-In

Selbst moves all-in holding [4x] [3x] and Tom Dwan folds.

13:44

Split Pot

Tom Dwan moves all-in from the button holding and Dan Cates calls in the big blind holding the same hand!

Board:

The spoils are shared. Dwan believes he got very lucky and made a mistake and Selbst needs more oxygen! This is tension personified.

Selbst ~ 919,000
Dwan ~ 721,000
Cates ~ 700,000

13:43

Patrik Antonius Eliminated by Tom Dwan

Patrik Antonius moves all-in holding and Tom Dwan calls with .

Board:

Antonius is out, but does make the final table. We are three-way and if Dan Cates goes out next Vanessa Selbst will be out of the Premier League. Selbst desperately needs Tom Dwan out of this heat to stand any chance of going through.

Current League Standings.

  1. Patrik Antonius – 32 pts (Q)
  2. Scott Seiver – 30 pts (Q)
  3. Yevgeniy Timoshenko – 29 pts (Q)
  4. Jungleman – 22 pts (P)
  5. Tom Dwan – 20 pts (P)
  6. ElkY – 18 pts (E)
  7. Vanessa Selbst – 12 pts (E)
  8. Ben Wilinofsky – 2 pts (E)

13:33

Tom Dwan All-In

Tom Dwan moves all-in with pocket treys and everyone folds.

13:32

Cates Doubles Up Through Selbst

Dan Cates and Vanessa Selbst have just gotten it all in and Selbst is way behind holding versus the of Cates.

Board:

Cates doubles up to 760,000 and Selbst now has 889,000

13:28

Yevgeniy Timoshenko Eliminated by Tom Dwan

Vanessa Selbst raises to 40,000 holding , Tom Dwan moves all-in holding and Yevgeniy Timoshenko wakes up with – for his shrapnel – and makes the call. Selbst folds, TImoshenko sees his hand and realises he has made a mistake.

Board:

Timoshenko is out and Seiver and Antonius are the two people benefiting more than most. Patrik Antonius has been so tight, but it has worked out for him and he has now secured a seat at the final table.

Current League Standings.

  1. Scott Seiver – 27 pts (Q)
  2. Yevgeniy Timoshenko – 29 pts (Q)
  3. Patrik Antonius – 26 pts (Q)
  4. Jungleman – 22 pts (P)
  5. Tom Dwan – 20 pts (P)
  6. ElkY – 18 pts (E)
  7. Vanessa Selbst – 12 pts (E)
  8. Ben Wilinofsky – 2 pts (E)

13:27

Tom Dwan All-In

Tom Dwan moves all-in holding [Tx] [2x] and everyone folds.

13:26

Selbst Strategy

The action folds to Yevgeniy TImoshenko in the small blind holding . He has a 15,000 small blind in the pot with 17,000 behind and decides to call, just leaving 2,000 behind. Vanessa Selbst checks and the flop is , Timoshenko bets 2,000 and Selbst folds. The reason for the Selbst fold is because she believes she has a better chance of winning by keeping Timoshenko in the competition.

13:23

Blinds Are Up

The blinds are now $15,000/$30,000

12:51

Break Time

The players are on a ten-minute break

12:50

Timoshenko Forced to Play

Yevgeniy Timoshenko has had a quiet shift. He raise/folded with pocket kings earlier this session, but has not played a single hand since. He has found himself in the big blind with only 11,000 chips. Vanessa Selbst makes the raise with and Timoshenko has and a whole lot of problems.

“This is the biggest half-big blind pot I have ever played,” says Timoshenko.

Board:

Timoshenko gets a lifeline and continues to survive in this heat.

12:49

Selbst All-In

Vanessa Selbst moves all-in holding and everyone folds.

12:48

Dwan All-In

Tom Dwan moves all-in with [3x] [2x] and everyone folds.

12:47

Selbst Has Never Felt so Lonely
Group B, Heat 4 3594

Patrik Antonius folds pocket eights, Vanessa Selbst raises to 40,000, on the button, holding and Tom Dwan moves all-in, from the small blind, holding and Selbst calls.

There is not one person seated at this table rooting for Selbst, they all need Dwan to win this pot. Selbst’ entire Premier League hopes are on the line.

Flop:

Dwan is still ahead.

Turn:

More outs for Selbst with the spades.

River:

Selbst Hits a flush and disappoints everyone at the table as she takes charge once more.

12:46

Timoshenko Tough Fold

Yevgeniy Timoshenko folds pocket sixes, Vanessa Selbst moves all-in with a suited ace and everyone folds.

12:45

Selbst Raises Again

Vanessa Selbst raises to 40,000, under the gun, holding

12:39

Shift Change in This Heat; Dwan Doubles Up

Vanessa Selbst raises all-in, from the cut-off, holding and Tom Dwan picks up on the button. Dwan has a long hard think about his decision before eventually making the call. Dwan explains that he has to make the call because Selbst is going to continue to chip dump to the smaller stacks and he could eventually be blinded out.

Board:

Dwan moves up to 1,176,000 and Selbst command of this heat is over – she is down to 585,000.

12:38

Selbst All-In

Vanessa Selbst moves all-in holding [Jx] [2x] and everyone folds.

12:37

Scott Seiver is Eliminated by Vanessa Selbst

Vanessa Selbst raises to 40,000 holding and Scott Seiver has to call in the big blind for 25,000 holding .

Board:

Seiver is guaranteed at least a playoff place but will have a sweat to see if he will get an automatic qualification place. Yevgeniy Timoshenko is also guaranteed a playoff place after the elimination of Scott Seiver.

Current Standings

  1. Scott Seiver – 30 pts (Q)
  2. Patrik Antonius – 26 pts (Q)
  3. Yevgeniy Timoshenko – 25 pts (Q)
  4. Jungleman – 22 pts(P)
  5. Tom Dwan – 20 pts (P)
  6. ElkY – 18 pts (E)
  7. Vanessa Selbst – 12 pts (E)
  8. Ben Wilinofsky – 2 pts (E)

12:33

Dwan With Queens

Vanessa Selbst raises to 40,000, in the cutoff, holding and Tom Dwan moves all-in holding [Qx] [Qx]. Everyone folds and Dwan shows the table.

12:32

Seiver Folds [Ax] [7x]

Scott Seiver folds [Ax] [7x] for only 25,000 chips. This is how strategic this game is getting folks.

12:31

Antonius Triples Up
Group B, Heat 4 3497

Patrik Antonius moves all-in, from the cutoff, holding , Scott Seiver calls, on the button, holding
and Vanessa Selbst calls, in the blinds, holding

Antonius is at risk of elimination here.

Board:

Antonius hits a set and Seiver is left with just 25,000 chips! Antonius is up to 238,000 with that lifeline.

12:27

Blinds Are Up

The blinds are now $10,000/$20,000

  1. Vanessa Selbst 1,109,000
  2. Tom Dwan 563,000
  3. Dan “Jungleman” Cates 440,000
  4. Yevgeniy Timoshenko 111,000
  5. Scott Seiver 101,000
  6. Patrik Antonius 76,000

12:16

Selbst Takes Another Pot

Vanessa Selbst raises to 30,000 and everyone folds.

12:15

Tom Dwan Finds Aces Again!

Vanessa Selbst raises to 30,000, in early position, holding and Tom Dwan looks down to see pocket aces for the third time in just a few short minutes. He moves all-in from the cutoff and Selbst tank/folds.

“How many times can you have them. It’s so obvious you have had them three in a row,” says Selbst.

12:14

Tom Dwan All-In

Tom Dwan moves all-in with [8x] [4x] and everyone folds.

12:13

Cute Play By Selbst

Patrik Antonius moves all-in for 38,000 holding and Vanessa Selbst moves all-in holding .

Board:

Antonius doubles up and Selbst tells the table she made the move to actually double Antonius up.

“You played it how you were supposed to play it,” says Antonius.

12:12

Seiver folds ace-queen suited

Scott Seiver folds , Vanessa Selbst raises to 35,000, in the small blind, holding and Tom Dwan folds the big blind.

Seiver will not play a hand until Antonius is out!

12:11

Dwan FInds Aces Again

Tom Dwan picks up pocket aces, under the gun, and moves all-in resulting in five folds.

12:10

Selbst All-In

Vanessa Selbst moves all-in holding and everyone folds.

12:09

Dwan Finds Aces

Vanessa Selbst raises to 30,000 holding and Tom Dwan moves all-in with pocket aces and everyone folds.

12:08

Dwan All-In

Tom Dwan moves all-in, from the button, holding and everyone folds.

12:07

Cates Finds Another Hand and Doubles Up

Vanessa Selbst raises to 30,000, on the button, holding [Kx] , Dan Cates three-bets, in the big blind, holding , Selbst moves all-in and Cates calls.

Board:

Cates moves up to 462,000; Selbst is down to 1,163,000.

12:06

Jungleman All-In

Dan Cates moves all-in with and everyone folds.

12:02

Jungleman Puts Himself in a Spot

Dan Cates raises to 30,000, in early position, holding and Vanessa Selbst calls, in the big blind, holding .

Flop:

Selbst check-calls a 40,000 Cates bet.

Turn:

Selbst Checks, Cates bets 75,000, Selbst moves all-in and Cates looks like a Bulldog chewing a wasp.

“This may be the worse fold ever,” says Cates before mucking his hand.

12:00

Seiver Doubles Up

Vanessa Selbst raises to 30,000, under the gun, holding , Scott Seiver moves all-in, from the small blind, holding , Yevgeniy Timoshenko folds [Ax] [Kx] in the big blind and Selbst calls.

Board: Qc]

Seiver doubles up and Patrik Antonius is heading for serious trouble.

11:51

Selbst Raises

Vanessa Selbst raises to 30,000, in the hijack seat, holding and everyone folds.

11:50

Dwan Moves All-In

Tom Dwan moves all-in with six high and everyone folds.

11:49

Selbst All-In

Vanessa Selbst moves all-in holding pocket sixes and everyone folds.

11:48

Seiver Folds Pocket Nines

Seiver folds pocket nines and Vanessa Selbst moves all-in with [Kx] [7x] and everyone folds.

11:47

Seiver All-In

Scott Seiver moves all-in with [Ax] [Tx] and everyone folds.

11:46

Dwan All-In

Tom Dwan moves all in with a suited ace and everyone folds.

11:45

ElkY Eliminated in 7th place
Group B, Heat 4 3507

Vanessa Selbst moves all-in holding , Dan Cates moves all-in holding and Elky moves all-in holding . A huge moment in this heat.

Flop:

Jungleman hits a set, ElkY hits two-pair and Selbst is drawing dead.

Turn: & River:

ElkY is out and has 18pts, leaving his Premier League V hopes in a precarious situation. Cates now has 376,000 with Selbst on 1,270,000

Current Standings

  1. Scott Seiver – 27 pts (Q)
  2. Patrik Antonius – 26 pts (Q)
  3. Yevgeniy Timoshenko – 25 pts (Q)
  4. Jungleman – 22 pts (P)
  5. Tom Dwan – 20 pts (P)
  6. ElkY – 16 pts (E)
  7. Vanessa Selbst – 12 pts (E)
  8. Ben Wilinofsky – 2 pts (E)

11:40

Selbst All-In

Vanessa Selbst moves all-in with and everyone folds.

11:39

Chip Standings

  1. Vanessa Selbst 1,316,000
  2. Tom Dwan 415,000
  3. Yevgeniy Timoshenko 192,000
  4. Betrand “ElkY” Grospellier 175,000
  5. Dan “Jungleman” Cates 118,000
  6. Patrik Antonius 104,000
  7. Scott Seiver 80,000

11:38

Timoshenko Folds Queens

Yevgeniy Timoshenko lays down pocket queens before Selbst moves all-in holding [Tx] [9x] and everyone folds.

11:37

Selbst All-In

Vanessa Selbst moves all-in holding and everyone folds.

11:36

Dwan Open Shoves; Selbst Has a Tough Decision

Tom Dwan moves all-in, under the gun, with , Yevgeniy Timoshenko folds [Jx] [Jx] and Vanessa Selbst wakes up with in the big blind!

“This is the dumbest spot ever,” says Selbst as she checks out the league table, “Sick spot,” says Selbst before mucking her hand.

11:35

Tough Folds

Vanessa Selbst moves all-in with , Patrik Antonius folds & Scott Seiver folds [5x] [5x].

11:34

Selbst All-In

Selbst moves all-in holding [Jx] [Tx] and everyone folds including Tom Dwan with . Then she moves all-in with and everyone folds.

11:33

Selbst Folds!

Vanessa Selbst actually folds a hand, Tom Dwan moves all-in and everyone folds.

11:32

Selbst All-In

Vanessa Selbst moves all-in holding & and everyone folds.

11:31

Walk For Selbst

Of course she gets a walk.

11:30

Selbst All-In

Selbst moves all-in with , everyone folds, and she shows her cards.

11:29

Timoshenko Folds Pocket Kings

Yevgeniy Timoshenko raises to 25,000, under the gun, holding and Vanessa Selbst picks up a piece of paper and checks out the point scores. She decides that Timoshenko will have a difficult decision even calling with pocket aces and therefore moves all-in with [8x] [7x]. Timoshenko now stops in his tracks and studies the tables as well before folding pocket kings.

11:27

Sign O The Times

Vanessa Selbst Open shoves in middle position holding and everyone folds.

11:26

Wilinofsky Eliminated in 8th Place
Group B, Heat 4 3447

PartyPoker qualifier Ben Wilinofsky has the unfortunate mantle of finishing last in three out of his four heats. His conqueror was Vanessa Selbst and this is how the action went down.

Selbst raises to 50,000, in the hijack seat, holding and Ben Wilinofsky jams, in the next seat, holding . The bet is for 283,000 and Selbst snap calls.

Flop:

The first card on the flop was the queen and Selbst went white. The ace soon followed and the spades are also good for her.

Turn: & River:

Selbst has a commanding chip lead and is about to play havoc.

11:25

Timoshenko Folds Pocket Jacks

ElkY bets 20,000, under the gun, holding , Yevgeniy Timoshenko folds pocket jacks in the hijack seat and Ben Wilinofsky calls, on the button, with .

The action checks down to the river on a board of and ElkY takes down the pot.

Note the strategy of Timoshenko’s fold due to the stack sizes of other players and the need to gain points for qualification.

23:04

The End of The Night

The action has ended for the night and the two players who have shown the most play have found themselves at the top of the leaderboard. We resume tomorrow at 11:00 (CET) where this game will continue. In the meantime here are the chip counts

  1. Vanessa Selbst 863,000
  2. Tom Dwan 400,000
  3. Ben Wilinofsky 303,000
  4. Yevgeniy Timoshenko 247,000
  5. Betrand “ElkY” Grospellier 180,000
  6. Dan “Jungleman” Cates 163,000
  7. Patrik Antonius 134,000
  8. Scott Seiver 110,000

23:03

Wilinofsky and Selbst Three and Four Betting Again

Vanessa Selbst raises to 20,000, on the button, holding , Ben Wilinofsky three-bets to 50,000, in the small blind, holding but Selbst four-bets to 90,000 and Wilinofsky folds.

23:02

Timoshenko Plays a Pot

Ben Wilinofksy raises to 20,000, in early position, holding and Yevgeniy Timoshenko shuts him down with a 45,000 three-bet holding pocket aces in the big blind.

23:01

Antonius Plays a Pot

Patrik Antonius picks up pocket queens and Ben Wilinofsky and Vanessa Selbst decide that this is the only round they are going to fold! Antonius picks up the blinds.

23:00

The Blinds Are Up

The blinds are now $5,000/$10,000

  1. Vanessa Selbst 833,000
  2. Tom Dwan 410,000
  3. Ben Wilinofsky 338,000
  4. Yevgeniy Timoshenko 227,000
  5. Betrand “ElkY” Grospellier 180,000
  6. Dan “Jungleman” Cates 163,000
  7. Scott Seiver 125,000
  8. Patrik Antonius 124,000

22:59

Dwan Slow Plays Aces Once More

Ben Wilinofsky raises to 12,000, in the hijack seat, holding and Tom Dwan once again just calls with from the cutoff.

Flop:

Wilinofsky bets 14,000 and Dwan calls.

Turn:

Wilinofsky bets 42,000 and Dwan calls.

River:

Wilinofsky checks and Dwan bets 102,000 to win the pot.

22:58

A Pot For Wilinofsky

Vanessa Selbst raises to 12,000, in early position, holding , Ben Wilinofsky calls next door with and Tom Dwan makes it a threesome, on the button, with .

Flop:

Selbst bets 23,000 and both players call.

Turn:

Selbst Checks, Wilinofsky bets 52,000 it is enough to win the pot.

22:51

Back to Back Seiver Shoves

Scott Seiver moves all-in with pocket tens and everyone folds (including Ben Wilinofsky with pocket sevens).

Scott Seiver moves all-in with and everyone folds.

22:50

Dwan Wins With Treys

Tom Dwan raises to 16,000, in early position, holding and Vanessa Selbst defends her big blind holding .

Flop:

Dwan wins the pot with a standard c-bet.

22:47

Current Chip Stacks

  1. Vanessa Selbst 890,000
  2. Tom Dwan 358,000
  3. Ben Wilinofsky 324,000
  4. Yevgeniy Timoshenko 230,000
  5. Betrand “ElkY” Grospellier 189,000
  6. Dan “Jungleman” Cates 172,000
  7. Patrik Antonius 130,000
  8. Scott Seiver 107,000

22:45

Another Amazing Hand Involving Selbst and Wilinofsky

Vanessa Selbst raises to 11,000, in early position, holding , Ben Wilinofsky three-bet to 21,000, in the next seat, holding , Selbst four-bets to 62,000 and Wilinofsky calls.

Flop:

Selbst Checks, Wilinofsky bets 43,000 into a pot of 130,000, Selbst check-raises to 115,000 and Wilinofsky folds.

22:35

Check Out The River Action

Ben Wilinofsky raises to 12,000, in the hijack seat, holding , Tom Dwan calls, in the cutoff, holding , Dan Cates calls, on the button, holding and Patrik Antonius calls in the big blind holding .

Flop:

Wilinofsky c-bets to 17,000 when checked to, Dwan calls and everyone else folds.

Turn:

Both players check.

River:

Wilinofsky bets 38,000, Dwan calls and we don’t know who looks the more confused when the pot is handed to Wilinofsky.

22:33

Wilinofsky Causes ElkY Grief

Ben Wilinofsky raises in the cutoff holding and ElkY defends his big blind holding .

Flop:

ElkY check-calls a 15,000 Wilinofsky bet.

Turn:

ElkY check-calls a 38,000 Wilinofsky bet.

River:

Wilinofsky’s hand is good, but this pot isn’t over yet. ElkY checks and Wilinofsky believes he needs to turn his hand into a bluff. He bets 69,000 and ElkY folds.

22:26

Dwan Moves Up a Gear

Scott Seiver raises to 12,000, in middle position, holding , Ben Wilinofsky calls, on the button, holding and Tom Dwan moves up a gear when he moves all-in from the small blind holding forcing both opponents to fold.

22:25

Wilinofsky Picks Up a Hand!

Vanessa Selbst raises to 12,000, on the button, holding and Ben Wilinofsky wakes up with in the small blind. He three-bets to 34,000 but Selbst folds.

22:20

Dwan Wins The Blinds

Tom Dwan raises with and takes the blinds.
22:13

Selbst Is Class

Patrik Antonius bets 12,000, in the cutoff, holding and Vanessa Selbst defends her big blind holding .

Flop:

Selbst Leads for 15,000 and Antonius calls.

Turn:

Selbst Checks, Antonius bets 35,000 and Selbst check-raises to 75,000 to win the pot.

Selbst ~ 791,000
Antonius ~ 145,000

22:12

Selbst Continues To Shine

Vanessa Selbst raises to 13,000, under the gun, holding and Tom Dwan calls a few seats over holding .

Flop:

Selbst bets 25,000 and Dwan calls.

Turn:

Selbst bets 45,000 and Dwan folds.

22:11

Antonius All-In

Ben Wilinofsky raises to 30,000, in early position, holding , ElkY calls, on the button, holding and Patrik Antonius takes the pot down with a three-bet jam holding .

22:10

Another One-Two From Wilinofsky

Ben Wilinofsky raises with trash in late position (twice) and takes the blinds.

22:09

Wilinofsky From The Small Blind

Vanessa Selbst raises to 15,000, on the button, holding and Ben Wilinofsky calls, in the small blind, holding .

Flop:

Wilinofsky takes the betting lead and Selbst folds instantly.

22:09

Dwan Loosens Up

Tom Dwan raises in first position holding and everyone folds.

“Wow, this is easy,” says Dwan.

22:06

The Blinds Are Up

The blinds are now $3,000/$6,000

  1. Vanessa Selbst 688,000
  2. Tom Dwan 430,000
  3. Betrand “ElkY” Grospellier 279,000
  4. Yevgeniy Timoshenko 245,000
  5. Ben Wilinofsky 238,000
  6. Dan “Jungleman” Cates 202,000
  7. Patrik Antonius 181,000
  8. Scott Seiver 137,000

22:04

Dwan Hides His Aces

Ben Wilinofsky raises to 11,000, under the gun, holding , Tom Dwan calls in the next seat holding and Vanessa Selbst calls, in the big blind, holding .

Flop:

All three players check.

Turn:

Selbst bets 22,000, Wilinofsky folds and Dwan calls.

River:

Selbst bets 30,000 and Dwan calls and takes down the pot.

22:03

Wilinofsky Takes The Blinds

Ben Wilinofsky raises to 11,000, in early position, holding and everyone folds.

21:44

Selbst Takes The Blinds

Vanessa Selbst raises with pocket sevens and everyone folds.

21:43

Selbst and Wilinofsky Again

Yevgeniy Timoshenko open folds , Vanessa Selbst raises to 10,000, in the hijack seat, holding , Ben Wilinofsky three-bets to 28,000, in the cutoff, holding , Selbst four-bets to 70,000 and Wilinofsky calls.

Flop: 2c]

Selbst bets 65,000 and Wilinofsky calls.

Turn:

Selbst moves all-in and Wilinofsky gives a little bit of Hollywood before mucking his hand.

Selbst ~ 739,000
Wilinofksy ~ 243,000

21:42

Selbst Takes The Blinds

Vanessa Selbst raises to 10,000, on the button, holding and takes the blinds.

21:41

Wilinofksy From The Big Blind

Vanessa Selbst limps into the pot from the small blind holding and Ben Wilinofsky checks in the big blind holding .

Flop:

Selbst bets 5,000 and Wilinofsky calls.

Turn:

Selbst check-folds to a 13,000 Wilinofsky bet.

21:40

Set Over Set: Seiver v Selbst
Group B, Heat 4 3446

Scott Seiver limps on the button holding , Selbst raises to 14,000, in the big blind, holding and Seiver calls.

Flop:

Set over set, and Seiver is surely going to be exiting this competition? Selbst bets 15,000 and Seiver just calls.

Turn:

Both players check.

River:

Selbst Checks, Seiver bets 30,000, Selbst check-raises to 95,000 and Seiver goes into the tank. This guy just seems to have senses straight out of the Spiderman school of biology. In the end Seiver calls and Selbst takes in a pot.

Selbst ~ 612,000
Seiver ~ 143,000

21:38

Selbst Finds Aces

Vanessa Selbst raises to 10,000, under the gun, holding and Ben Wilinofksy calls, one seat to her left, holding .

Flop:

Both players check.

Turn:

Selbst check/calls a 17,000 Wilinofsky bet.

River:

Both players check and Selbst takes down the pot.

21:15

Break Time

The players are on a ten-minute break.

21:14

ElkY Three-Bets From The Button

Ben Wilinofsky raises to 11,000, in middle position, holding and ElkY three-bets to 31,000, on the button, holding and Wilinofsky folds.

21:13

Cates All-In

Vanessa Selbst raises to 10,000, in middle position, holding , Ben Wilinofsky three-bets to 22,000, in the hijack seat, holding and Dan Cates cold four bet jams for 170,000 holding and both players fold.

21:12

Wilinofsky One/Two

Ben Wilinofsky raises with and and wins the blinds both times.

21:11

Wilinofsky and Antonius Clash

Dan Cates raises to 10,000, under the gun, holding , Patrik Antonius calls a few seats to his left holding and Ben Wilinofsky three-bets to 34,000, in the small blind, holding . Cates folds and Antonius makes the call.

Flop:

Wilinofsky bets 26,000 into a pot of 82,000 and Antonius calls.

Turn:

Wilinofsky slows down in the face of some opposition for once. He checks his cards once more and then bets 52,000 and Antonius finally folds.

21:10

Wilinofsky Three-Bet

ElkY raises to 10,000, in middle position, holding , Yevgeniy Timoshenko calls holding on the button and Ben Wilinofsky three-bets to 34,000, in the small blind, holding . Both ElkY and Timoshenko muck their hands and Wilinofsky takes down another pot.

21:09

Wilinofsky and Selbst Clash Again

Vanessa Selbst limps with in first position, Ben Wilinofsky raises to 8,000, holding next door and Selbst calls.

Flop:

Both players check.

Turn:

Selbst check/folds to a 15,000 Wilinofsky bet.

21:08

ElkY With The Kings

Vanessa Selbst raises to 10,000, in early position, holding , Ben Wilinofsky calls, one seat to her left, holding and ElkY wins the pot with a 33,000 three-bet, on the button, holding pocket kings.

21:07

Wilinofsky Bounces Back

Ben Wilinofsky raises to 10,000, in the hijack seat, holding and Dan Cates calls holding .

Flop:

Wilinofsky wins the pot with a c-bet.

21:06

Selbst Makes a Statement to Wilinofksy

Vanessa Selbst raises to 10,000, in the hijack, holding and Ben Wilinofksy three-bets, from the cutoff, holding . Back to Selbst and she tells Wilinofsky that she has had enough of this by moving all in and Wilinofksy folds.

21:05

Blinds Are Up

The blinds are now $2,000/$4,000

  1. Vanessa Selbst 446,000
  2. Tom Dwan 336,000
  3. Ben Wilinofsky 311,000
  4. Scott Seiver 279,000
  5. Yevgeniy Timoshenko 276,000
  6. Betrand “ElkY” Grospellier 264,000
  7. Patrik Antonius 259,000
  8. Dan “Jungleman” Cates 199,000

21:05

Great Double Barrel From Selbst

Dan Cates raises to 5,000, from early position, holding , Patrik Antonius calls, in mid-position, holding and Vanessa Selbst three-bets to 20,000, on the button, holding . Cates makes the call and Antonius makes the tight fold.

Flop:

Cates check/calls a 30,000 Selbst bet.

Turn:

A great turn card for Selbst and she takes down the pot with a 77,000 bet once checked to.

21:00

Selbst With Two Pair

Scott Seiver limps with and three players follow suit until Ben Wilinofsky raises in the big blind holding . Three players head to the flop after Timoshenko and Selbst make the call.

Flop:

Selbst Checks with , Wilinofsky bets 17,000, Timoshenko folds and Selbst calls. That’s the end of the action as the & are checked through and Selbst wins the pot.

20:56

ElkY On The Button

Vanessa Selbst raises to 6,000, in early position, holding and ElkY calls on the button.

Flop:

Selbst bet 8,000 and ElkY calls.

Turn:

Both players check.

River:

Selbst Checks, Elke bets 17,000 and Selbst Folds.

20:50

Another Wilinofsky Pot

Vanessa Selbst raises to 6,000, in middle position, holding , Ben Wilinofsky attempts to raise but somehow screws it up. Matt Savage says it’s a call and so Wilinofsky is in the pot with in the hijack, Dan Cates calls, on the button, holding as does Patrik Antonius, in the big blind, holding .

Flop:

Wilinofsky bets 17,000 when checked to and takes down the pot.

20:47

Wilinofksy Three-Bet

Yevgeniy Timoshenko raises to, 6,000 holding and Ben Wilinofsky shuts him down with a three-bet holding a pair of deuces.

20:45

Wilinofsky Flops Another Set

ElkY raises to 6,000, in early position, holding , Ben Wilinofsky calls, in the small blind, holding as does Tom Dwan, in the big blind, holding .

Flop:

Wilinofsky flops top set again and overbites the pot. He bets 31,000 into a pot of 18,000 and only ElkY calls.

Turn:

Wilinofsky bets 61,000 and ElkY folds.

20:40

Another Over-bet by Wilinofsky

Ben Wilinofsky raises to 6,000, under the gun, holding , Dan Cates calls, in mid-position, holding and Vanessa Selbst calls, in the small blind, holding .

Flop:

Wilinofksy bets 31,000 into a pot of 19,000 for the second time and everyone folds.

20:39

Wilinofksy Wins a Pot

Ben Wilinofsky raises to 6,000, in early position, holding and ElkY calls, on the cutoff, holding .

Flop:

A Wilinofsky c-bet for 11,000 takes down the pot.

20:34

Dwan Has Wilinofsky’s Number

Ben Wilinofsky raises to 6,000, in the cutoff, holding , Tom Dwan calls, on the button, holding and ElkY calls in the small blind holding .

Flop:

ElkY checks, Wilinofsky bets 34,000 into a pot of 19,000, Dwan calls and ElkY folds. That was the end of the action as the & were checked through and Dwan wins the pot.

20:33

Three On The Trot

Scott Seiver raises to 4,000, under the gun, holding , Vanessa Selbst three-bets to 8,000, in the cutoff, holding and Seiver calls.

Flop:

Seiver check-folds to a 6,000 Selbst bet.

20:28

Selbst Takes Down a Three-Bet Pot

Dan Cates raises to 5,000, under the gun, holding , Patrik Antonius three-bets to 21,000, two seats to his left, holding and Vanessa Selbst cold-calls, on the button, holding .

Flop:

The play checks to Selbst and a 26,000 bet takes down the pot.

20:26

Selbst With Sevens

Dan Cates raises to 5,000, in mid-position, holding , Patrik Antonius calls, in the cutoff, holding as does Vanessa Selbst, in the small blind, holding [7x] [7x].

Flop: [9x] [6x] [5x]

Selbst bets 11,000 and both players fold.

20:08

Play Has Started

Play has started and the updates will follow in 15-minutes

20:21

Dwan Wins Hand Number One

Ben Wilinofsky raises to 5,000, in early position, holding and three players called, including Tom Dwan, in early, position, holding .

Flop:

Wilinofsky bet 15,000, Dwan calls and everyone else folds.

Turn:

Both players check.

River:

Wilinofsky check-folds to a Tom Dwan feint.

Congratulations to Mathew Frankland, Sam Trickett and Tony G. The trio have just made it through to the Premier League V final after a simply stunning Group A finale. Phil Laak and Andy Frankenberger will battle it out in a best of three heads-up encounters to secure the last seat that Group A has to offer. The last match was an amazing poker experience and if you haven’t already checked out the live updates then you should do.

At around 20:15 (CET) we will do it all again when Group B completes its series of four heats. If Group A is the barometer then this evening should be a wonderful experience. In the meantime here are the current Group B standings.

Current Group B Standings

  1. Scott Seiver – 27 pts (Q)
  2. Patrik Antonius – 26 pts (Q)
  3. Yevgeniy Timoshenko – 25 pts (Q)
  4. Jungleman – 22 pts (P)
  5. Tom Dwan – 20 pts (P)
  6. ElkY – 16 pts (E)
  7. Vanessa Selbst – 12 pts (E)
  8. Ben Wilinofsky – 2 pts (E)

What does Luke Schwartz think about the Group B players?

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