19:57

Tom Dwan Wins The Group B Playoff
HU Dwan vs Timoshenko 3904
Yevgeniy Timoshenko moves all-in for and Tom Dwan calls with . Incredibly, Timoshenko could be going from hero to zero in just two hands.

Flop:

It’s a huge flop for Dwan.

Turn:

That’s it, Dwan has beaten Timoshenko.

River:

After being as low as 20,000 chips, Tom Dwan has clawed his way back to win a match he never looked like winning. Dwan wins the series 2 v 1 and our final table is set.

  1. Mathew Frankland 400,000
  2. Jungleman – 380,000
  3. Sam Trickett 330,000
  4. Patrik Antonius – 320,000
  5. Tony G 300,000
  6. Scott Seiver – 300,000
  7. Phil Laak 290,000
  8. Tom Dwan – 280,000

19:56

Dwan Takes The Chip Lead

Tom Dwan moves all-in holding and Yevgeniy Timoshenko calls holding .

We have a showdown that could send Timoshenko to the final and send Dwan back to Macau on his private jet.

Flop:

Dwan maintains his lead.

Turn:

Timoshenko adds an open-ended straight draw to his outs and moves over to the dealer to urge his card out of the deck.

River:

Timoshenko’s card doesn’t arrive and Dwan is now our chip leader after being as low as 20,000 chips!

Dwan ~ 126,000
Timoshenko ~ 74,000

19:55

Timoshenko gives Dwan a walk

19:54

Dwan moves all-in holding and Timoshenko folds.

19:53

Timoshenko moves all-in holding and Dwan folds .

19:52

Dwan moves all-in with [Ax] [2x] and Timoshenko folds.

19:51

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

19:50

Dwan gets a much needed walk.

19:49

Dwan moves all-in holding [Kx] [Tx] and Timoshenko also folds a king-high hand.

19:48

Dwan Doubles Up

Timoshenko puts Dwan all-in holding and Dwan calls with .

Flop:

Dwan hits top pair.

Turn:

Dwan goes further ahead.

River:

Dwan doubles up to 48,000 chips.

19:47

Dwan gives Timoshenko a walk despite having 5BB.

19:46

Timoshenko puts Dwan all-in holding and Dwan folds [6x] [5x].

19:44

Dwan moves all-in holding and Timoshenko calls with .

Flop:

Dwan manages to survive and the pair split the pot.

19:43

Timoshenko puts Dwan all-in with and Dwan folds.

Timoshenko ~ 170,000
Dwan ~ 30,000

19:42

Dwan is down to 9BB and is forced to give Timoshenko a walk.

19:41

Timoshenko moves all-in holding and Dwan folds.

19:36

Dwan calls with , Timoshenko raises to 12,000 holding and Dwan calls.

Flop:

Timoshenko bets 10,000 and Dwan calls.

Turn:

Timoshenko asks for a count before betting 15,000 into a 44,000 pot and Dwan calls.

River:

Timoshenko moves all-in and Dwan has to fold.

Timoshenko ~ 160,000
Dwan ~ 40,000

19:35

Timoshenko raises to 8,000 holding and Dwan folds.

19:34

Dwan gives Timoshenko a walk.

19:33

Timoshenko raises to 8,000 holding and Dwan folds.

19:30

Timoshenko raises to 8,000 holding and Dwan calls with .

Flop:

Both players check.

Turn:

Both players check.

River:

Both players check again and Dwan wins the absolute minimum.

Dwan ~ 83,000
Timoshenko ~ 117,000

19:29

Dwan raises to 9,000 holding and Timoshenko folds.

19:27

Dwan raises to 9,000 holding and Timoshenko folds.

19:26

Timoshenko raises to 8,000 holding and Dwan calls with .

Flop:

Both players check.

Turn:

Dwan bets 13,000 and Timoshenko calls.

River:

Both players check and Timoshenko out-kicks Dwan and takes the pot.

19:24

Dwan raises to 9,000 holding and Timoshenko calls holding .

Flop:

Timoshenko checks, Dwan bets 13,000 and Timoshenko folds.

Timoshenko ~ 108,000
Dwan ~ 92,000

19:23

Timoshenko raises to 8,000 holding , Dwan moves all-in holding for 75,000 and folds.

19:22

Dwan raises to 9,000 holding and Timoshenko folds.

19:20

Timoshenko raises to $8,000 holding and Dwan calls with .

Flop:

Both players check.

Turn:

Dwan checks and Timoshenko also checks.

River:

Dwan checks, Timoshenko bets 16,000 and Dwan has the tough decision. He reverts his gaze from Timoshenko for a rare moment and then makes the fold.

19:19

Blinds are now $2,000/$4,000

19:18

Dwan raises with [Tx] [8x] and Timoshenko folds.

19:12

Timoshenko raises to 4,000 holding and Dwan calls holding .

Flop:

Dwan checks, Timoshenko bets 4,000 and Dwan calls.

Turn:

Dwan checks and Timoshenko also checks.

River:

Both players check and Dwan wins the pot.

Timoshenko ~ 123,000
Dwan ~ 77,000

19:11

Dwan raises to 5,000 holding and Timoshenko calls holding .

Flop:

Timoshenko checks his top pair, Dwan bets 8,000 and Timoshenko calls.

Turn:

Both players check.

River:

Both players check and Timoshenko hauls in the pot.

“Bad read,” Dwan says referring to himself.

Timoshenko ~ 131,000
Dwan ~ 69,000

19:10

Timoshenko raises to 4,000 holding and Dwan passes [Kx] [4x].

19:09

Timoshenko gets a walk.

19:02

Timoshenko raises to 4,000 holding and Dwan calls holding .

Flop:

Dwan checks, Timoshenko bets 4,000, Dwan check-raises to 14,000 and Timoshenko calls.

Turn:

Both players check.

River:

Both players check and Timoshenko drags in the pot.

Timoshenko ~ 115,000
Dwan ~ 85,000

19:01

Dwan raises to 5,000 holding and Timoshenko folds.

19:00

Timoshenko raises to 4,000 holding and Dwan calls holding .

Flop:

Dwan checks, Timoshenko bets 3,000 and Dwan folds.

18:59

Timoshenko raises to 4,000 holding , Dwan raises to 12,000 holding [Tx] [7x] and Timoshenko folds.

18:58

Dwan calls with and Timoshenko checks holding .

Flop:

Dwan picks up the pot with a 3,000 bet.

18:57

Timoshenko raises to 4,000 holding and Dwan folds [7x] [2x].

18:56

Dwan raises to 5,000 holding and Timoshenko folds.

18:55

Timoshenko raises to 4,000 holding and Dwan folds.

18:53

Dwan raises to 5,000 holding and Timoshenko raises to 14,000 holding ; Dwan folds.

18:52

Timoshenko raises to and Dwan calls holding .

Flop:

Dwan checks, Timoshenko bets 4,000 with his set and Dwan folds.

18:51

Dwan raises to 5,000 holding and Timoshenko raises to 14,000 forcing a fold from Dwan.

18:50

Timoshenko raises to 4,000 holding and Dwan calls holding .

Flop:

Dwan has a huge hand and bets 8,000 but Timoshenko folds.

18:49

Dwan raises to 5,000 holding and Timoshenko folds.

18:48

Timoshenko raises to 4,000 holding and Dwan calls with .

Flop:

Both players check.

Turn:

Dwan bets 8,000 and Timoshenko folds.

18:47

Dwan raises to 4,000 holding and Timoshenko folds.

Match 2: Tom Dwan v Yevgeniy Timoshenko

18:40

Tom Dwan Wins The Second Match
HU Dwan vs Timoshenko 3826

Dwan moves all-in holding and Timoshenko calls holding .

“Good luck,” says Timoshenko.

Board:

This heads-up match is even-steven and we will shortly be playing for the final rubber.

18:40

Dwan gets a walk.

18:39

Dwan moves all-in holding and Timoshenko folds.

18:38

Timoshenko moves all-in holding and Dwan folds his trash.


18:37

Dwan moves all-in holding and Timoshenko folds.

18:36

Dwan gets a walk and he was holding .


18:35

Timoshenko gets a walk.

18:34

Timoshenko moves all-in holding and Dwan folds.

Dwan ~ 145,000
Timoshenko ~ 55,000


18:33

Timoshenko gets a walk.

18:32

Dwan calls with and Timoshenko checks with

Flop:

Dwan bets and takes the pot down.

18:31

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

18:30

Timoshenko raises to 4,000 holding and Dwan calls holding

Flop:

Both players check.

Turn:

Dwan checks, Timoshenko bets 4,000 and Dwan calls.

River:

Both players check.

“I win,” says Dwan and so he does.

18:29

Dwan raises to 5,000 holding and Timoshenko folds [Tx] [8x]

18:28

Dwan gets a walk.

18:27

Timoshenko gets a walk.

18:26

Timoshenko raises to 4,000 with and Dwan folds.

18:25

Dwan raises to 5,000 holding and Timoshenko calls holding .

Flop:

Timoshenko checks, Dwan bets 8,000 and Timoshenko releases his ace.

Dwan ~ 139,000
Timoshenko ~ 61,000

18:24

Dwan gets a walk

18:23

Dwan raises to 5,000 holding and Timoshenko calls holding .

Flop:

A Dwan bets takes the pot.

18:21

Timoshenko raises to 4,000 holding and Dwan calls holding .

Flop:

Dwan checks, Timoshenko bets 4,000 and Dwan folds.

18:20

Tom Dwan calls with and Timoshenko calls with .

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

18:19

Timoshenko raises to 5,000 holding [6x] [5x] and Dwan folds.

18:18

Dwan raises to 5,000 holding and Timoshenko folds.

18:15

Timoshenko Survives A Tough River Decision

Dwan raises to 5,000 holding and Timoshenko just calls .

Flop:

Timoshenko checks, Dwan c-bets 8,000 with his trips and Timoshenko calls with his two pair.

Turn:

Timoshenko checks, Dwan bets 21,000 and Timoshenko calls.

River:

Timoshenko checks, Dwan moves all-in and Timoshenko makes a great fold.

Dwan ~ 136,000
Timoshenko ~ 46,000

18:14

Timoshenko raises to 5,000 holding pocket deuces and Dwan folds.

18:13

Dwan raises to 5,000 holding pocket kings and Timoshenko folds.

18:12

Timoshenko raises to 5,000 holding pocket treys and Dwan folds.

18:11

Dwan raises to 5,000 holding and Timoshenko folds [Qx] [5x].

18:10

Timoshenko raises to 5,000 holding and Dwan folds his trash.

18:09

Timoshenko gets a walk.

18:08

Timoshenko raises to 5,000 holding and Dwan calls holding .

Flop:

A great flop for Dwan who leads for 8,000 and Timoshenko folds.

Match 1: Tom Dwan v Yevgeniy Timoshenko

18:04

Yevgeniy Timoshenko Wins Match One

HU Dwan vs Timoshenko 3840 

Timoshenko raises to 4,000 holding and Dwan calls with .

Flop:

Both players check their top pairs.

Turn:

Timoshenko takes the lead. Dwan checks, Timoshenko bets 6,000, Dwan moves all-in and Timoshenko calls.

River:

Timoshenko makes very quick work of the first match and Dwan has a lot of work to do.

18:03

Timoshenko gets a walk.

18:02

Dwan gets a walk.

18:01

Dwan calls with and Timoshenko checks with .

Flop:

Both players check.

Turn:

The same action ensues.

River:

Timoshenko bets 2,000 and Dwan pays him off.

Timoshenko ~ 153,000
Dwan ~ 47,000

17:55

First Blood to Timoshenko

Timoshenko raises to 5,000 holding and Dwan wakes up with and makes the call.

Flop:

Dwan bets 8,000 and Timoshenko calls.

Turn:

Dwan checks, Timoshenko bets 16,000 and Dwan calls.

River:

Timoshenko hits the full-house, Dwan checks and Timoshenko bets 22,000. Dwan thinks his hand is good and makes the call.

Timoshenko ~149,000
Dwan ~ 51,000

17:54

Dwan raises to 5,000 holding and Timoshenko folds.

17:51

The players have taken their seats so the action will start at around 18:15 (CET)

17:41

The Premier League V group stages will be reaching their climax shortly when Tom Dwan and Yevgeniy Timoshenko face off in the Group B playoff. Each player starts with 100,000 chips and they will play a best of three heads up series.

We will let you know when the players take their seats and live updates will follow fifteen-minutes thereafter.

17:06

Phil Laak Wins The Group A Playoff

HU Laak vs Frankenberger 3782

Andy Frankenberger raises to 4,000 holding and Phil Laak calls holding .

Flop:

Laak hits trips and takes a huge lead in this hand. He checks, Frankenberger bets 5,000 and Laak calls.

Turn:

Phil Laak must have a four leaf clover underneath his hat. What a card! He bets 12,000 and Frankenberger calls.

River:

Add a rabbits foot to that four leaf clover because Laak is going to win this playoff. He bets 32,000, Frankenberger moves all-in and Laak calls.

Congratulations to Phil Laak, who takes his seat in the final, and commiserations to Andy Frankenberger who came so close.


17:05

Laak is acting very erratically. He tries to raise, but drops one chip in first. He calls a string bet on himself and the TD confirms Laak is right!? The limp stands and Frankenberger checks.

Flop:

Laak bets 3,000 with , Frankenberger raises to 7,000 holding and Laak folds.

17:04

Frankenberger raises to 4,000 holding and Laak calls holding .

Flop:

Frankenberger bets 5,000, Laak makes a huge raise to 63,000 and Frankenberger has a decision for his Premier League survival. As Frankenberger takes his time. Laak starts performing and moves the rest of his chips over the line, which draws the attention of the Tournament Director. Laak’s chips are returned to him and the focus of attention returns to Frankenberger who is still deep in thought. Frankenberger folds and Laak tries to show him what he has.

“I know what you have,” says Frankenberger.

17:03

Frankenberger raises to 4,000 holding and Laak calls with , The action checks through to the river on a board of and Frankenberger calls a 7,000 Laak river bet, and they share the pot.

17:02

Frankenberger raises to 4,000 holding and Laak folds.

17:01

Laak raises to 4,000 holding and Frankenberger folds.


17:00

We join the action on a flop of and Laak check/calls a 5,000 Frankenberger bet. The turn of is checked through and we see the on the river. Laak bets 6,000 and Frankenberger folds.

16:56

Frankenberger raises and wins the blinds.

Match Number One

16:50

Phil Laak Takes a One Match Lead

Frankenberger tells Laak that his speech ruined his chances of getting any money out of him in the aces hand, and then moves all-in holding . Laak is holding and it should be a pretty standard call, but this is Phil Laak!

Laak goes into this self-talk mode and then…calls. So we have our first showdown of this heads-up match up.

Board:

Phil Laak moves into a one – nothing lead and it looks as if Laak might be getting underneath Frankenbergers skin.

16:37

Laak moves all-in with and Frankenberger folds.

16:50

Laak Finds Aces

Frankenberger raises to 10,000 holding , Laak re-raises to 20,000 holding and Frankenberger calls.

Flop:

Laak checks/calls a 15,000 Frankenberger bet

Turn:

Laak checks in the dark and Frankenberger also checks.

River:

Laak talks a lot, tells Frankenberger that he cannot call if he moves all-in and moves all-in.

“If you fold I will show you both of my cards,” says Laak.

Frankenberger makes the fold.

Laak ~ 161,000
Frankenberger ~ 39,000

16:49

Frankenberger gets a walk.

16:48

Tony G Has a Message For Erik Seidel

16:45

Laak gets a walk

16:44

Frankenberger gets a walk.

16:43

Phil Laak Doubles Up

HU Laak vs Frankenberger 3709

Frankenberger raises to 8,000 holding , Laak raises to 23,000 holding , Frankenberger all-in and Laak calls.

Flop:

A four for Frankenberger but Laak still leads.

Turn:

Laak keeps is lead.

River:

Laak not only doubles up, but he takes the chip lead.

Laak ~ 126,000
Frankenberger ~ 74,000

16:42

Laak limps with and Frankenberger checks with .

Flop:

Laak bets 6,000 and takes down the pot.

Frankenberger ~ 137,000
Laak ~ 63,000


16:39

Frankenberger moves all-in with and Laak folds


16:38

Phil Laak moves all-in holding and Frankenberger folds.

16:37

Frankenberger raises to 8,000 holding , Laak moves all-in with and Frankenberger folds.

16:36

Laak all-in for 12BB holding and Frankenberger folds.

16:32

Frankenberger mucks and Laak gets a walk.

16:28

Frankenberger gets a walk.

16:27

Frankenberger moves all-in with and Laak folds .

16:26

Frankenberger raises to 4,000 holding and Laak raises to 10,000 holding . Frankenberger believes his ace is good and moves all-in and Laak folds.

Frankenberger ~ 150,000
Laak ~ 50,000

16:18

Laak gets a walk.

16:17

Frankenberger gets a walk.

16:16

Laak gets a walk.

16:15

Laak limps with and Frankenberger checks with .

Flop:

Laak wins the pot with a 7,000 bet when checked to.

16:11

Blinds are now $2,000/$4,000

The first level is over and it very much belongs to Andy Frankenberger.

Frankenberger ~ 139,000
Laak ~ 55,000

16:10

Laak gets a walk.

16:09

Laak raises to 4,000 holding and Frankenberger calls holding .

Flop:

A 5,000 Laak c-bet wins the pot.

16:08

Frankenberger gives Laak a walk.

16:07

Laak raises with pocket aces and Frankenberger folds for the first time in this match.


16:06

Laak limps with and Frankenberger checks with [7x] [2x].

Flop:

Both players check.

Turn:

Frankenberger leads for 2,000 and Laak calls.

River:

Frankenberger check/folds to a Laak 10,000 bet.

16:05

Frankenberger limps with and Laak checks with .

The action folds down to a river on a board of and Laak bets 10,000 into 4,000 forcing Frankenberger to fold.

16:04

Frankenberger raises to 4,000 holding and Laak moves all-in for [7x] [5x]; Frankenberger folds.

16:03

Laak gives Frankenberger a walk.

16:03

Frankenberger gives Laak a walk.

16:02

We join the action on a flop of and Laak leads for 8,000 holding and Frankenberger makes the call. On the turn we see the and Laak check/calls a 10,000 Frankenberger bet. The final card is the , both players check and Frankenberger wins again.

Frankenberger ~ 161,000
Laak ~ 39,000


16:07

What is Laak Doing?

Laak raises to 4,000 holding and Frankenberger calls holding .

Flop:

Both players check.

Turn:

Frankenberger checks, Laak bets 5,000 with his straight and Frankenberger makes the call with his pair.

River:

Laak improves to a flush, Frankenberger bets 6,000 and Laak goes into a diatribe of verbal reasoning for five minutes before folding!

Even Frankenberger was telling him to shut up and stop wasting time because the bet was only 6,000!

16:06

Laak gives Frankenberger a walk.

16:05

Phil Laak raises to 5,000 holding and Frankenberger calls with .

Flop:

Both players check.

Turn:

Frankenberger leads to 5,000, Laak raises to 10,000 and Frankenberger pops it back to 20,000 and Laak folds.

16:04

Andy Frankenberger raises to 4,000 holding and Phil Laak calls with .

Flop:

Laak leads for 6,000 and Frankenberger calls.

Turn:

Laak check/folds to a 10,000 Frankenberger bet.

15:47

Phil Laak and Andy Frankenberger have just taken their seats for their best of three heads up matches. The live reports will start in fifteen-minutes time.

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