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15:16

Patrik Antonius Wins The Group B, Heat 1
Match 1 Group B 2166

Patrik Antonius moves all-in holding and Scott Seiver calls holding .

Board: .

So Seiver started the strongest but Antonius kept his cool, as you would expect, and finished the job off.

Maximum points for Antonius (16 points and $32,000) and Seiver picks up 11 points and $22,000 for his second place finish.

15:15

Huge Hand For Antonius

Scott Seiver raises to 160,000, holding and Patrik Antonius calls with

Flop:

So Seiver flops top pair and Antonius flops a straight. The Fin bets 160,000 and Seiver calls.

Turn:

Both players check.

River:

Antonius bets 360,000, Seiver calls and Antonius wins with the higher flush. The patient approach of the Fin is paying off.

Antonius ~ 1,660,000
Seiver ~ 620,000

15:14

Seiver All-In Once More

This time is is [Ax] [5x] for Scott Seiver and Patrik Antonius folds once more.

15:13

Kings For Seiver

Scott Seiver min-raises with pocket kings but Patrik Antonius folds his trash.

15:12

Antonius Doubles Up

Patrik Antonius moves all-in holding and Scott Seiver calls holding .

Board:

Antonius flops a pair and takes the chip lead.

Antonius ~ 1,260,000
Seiver ~ 1,140,000

15:11

Antonius All-In Again

Scott Seiver limps into the pot with a rag hand, Patrik Antonius moves all-in holding and Seiver folds.

15:10

Antonius All-In

Patrik Antonius moves all-in holding and Scott Seiver folds .

15:09

Seiver All-In Again

Scott Seiver moves all-in holding and Patrik Antonius folds holding .

15:08

Seiver All-In

Patrik Antonius and Scott Seiver share a limped pot, with Antonius holding and Seiver holding . The flop is and Seiver check-raises all-in, after Antonius bets 60,000, and the Finn folds.

15:07

Antonius All-In

Patrik Antonius moves all-in with and Seiver folds.

15:02

700,000 Pot

Patrik Antonius raises to 120,000, holding and Scott Seiver calls with .

Flop:

Seiver check-calls a 80,000 Antonius bet.

Turn:

Seiver check-calls a 140,000 Antonius bet.

River:

Both players check and Seiver wins the pot.

Seiver ~ 1,710,000
Antonius ~ 600,000

14:49

Seiver Raise

Scott Seiver raises to 120,000, holding and Patrik Antonius folds .

14:57

Comeback?

Scott Seiver limps into the pot with and Patrik Antonius checks with

Flop:

Antonius leads for 80,000 and Antonius calls.

Turn:

Antonius leads for 150,000 and this time Seiver folds.

Seiver ~ 1,220,000
Antonius ~ 1,180,000

14:52

Antonius Limps With Jacks

Patrik Antonius limps into the pot with and Scott Seiver checks with .

Flop:

Both players check.

Turn:

Seiver bets 70,000 and Antonius calls.

River:

Seiver goes for another thin value bet. It is 90,000 and Antonius calls and wins the pot.

14:40

Blinds Up

The blinds are now 30,000/60,000

14:39

Antonius Picks One Up

Scott Seiver limps into the pot with and Patrik Antonius checks with .

Flop:

Antonius check-calls a 40,000 Seiver bet.

Turn:

Checkity-check.

River:

Antonius check-calls a 60,000 Seiver bet and takes down the pot.

14:38

Antonius All-In

Scott Seiver raises to 80,000, holding , Patrik Antonius moves all-in holding and Seiver folds.

14:37

Seiver The Magpie

Scott Seiver is stealing everything.

Patrik Antonius limps into the pot with , Scott Seiver raises to 120,000, holding and Antonius calls.

The action checks down to the river on a board of and Seiver wins the pot with a 100,000 bet.

14:36

A Hand For Antonius

Scott Seiver limps into the pot holding and Patrik Antonius checks with .

Flop:

Seiver bets 40,000 and Antonius calls

Turn:

Seiver checks, Antonius bets 110,000 and Seiver folds.

14:35

Seiver All-In

Patrik Antonius limps into the pot with , Scott Seiver moves all-in holding and Antonius folds.

14:33

Seiver Pulling Antonius’ Strings

Patrik Antonius limps into the pot holding and Scott Seiver checks with .

Flop:

Seiver check-calls a 40,000 Antonius bet.

Turn:

Both players check.

River:

Seiver hits another fantastic river and gets 90,000 worth of chips out of a curious and exasperated Antonius.

14:32

Seiver in Control

Patrik Antonius raises to 80,000, holding , and Scott Seiver calls with . The action checks to the turn on a board of and Seiver wins the pot with a 40,000 bet.

Scott Seiver raises with nine high trash and Patrik Antonius folds.

14:30

Antonius All-In

Patrik Antonius moves all-in (didn’t see the cards) and Seiver folds.

14:29

Nine High For Antonius

Patrik Antonius raises with nine high and Scott Seiver folds.

14:28

Seiver Wins With Trash

Scott Seiver raises to 80,000, holding and Patrik Antonius calls, holding . The flop is and a 80,000 Seiver bet does the trick.

14:27

Seiver With Fives

Scott Seiver raises with pocket fives and Patrik Antonius folds.
14:26

Antonius Breaks The Streak

Patrik Antonius limps into the pot with and Scott Seiver checks with . The actions checks to the river on a board of and Antonius takes down the pot with a 40,000 bet.

14:25

Seiver Once More

Scott Seiver raises with [Jx] [8x] and Patrik Antonius folds.

14:05

Overbet by Seiver

Patrik Antonius bets 75,000 holding and Scott Seiver calls holding . Once again the action checks down to the river on a board of and Seiver fires 210,000 into a pot of 150,000. Antonius only has queen high but he isn’t folding. He reaches for chips – stops – and for the first time today, shows a little bit of emotion when he smirks and folds.

14:22

First Blood to Seiver

Scott Seiver raises to 75,000, holding , and Patrik Antonius calls holding . The action checks all the way down to the river on a board of [4x] and Seiver hits a backdoor two pair. Antonius bets 30,000, Seiver raises to 200,000 and Antonius folds.

13:52

Antonius Eliminates Cates
Match 1 Group B 1915

Patrik Antonius makes a standard raise holding and Daniel Cates moves all-in holding . So we have a cooler situation with Cates at risk of elimination. The winner will be heads-up with Seiver.

Board:

Antonius’ hand holds up and we have our heads up confrontation. Cates takes 8 points and $16,000 to lose to Luke Schwartz playing one card Chinese poker.

13:49

Cates Doubles Up Through Antonius

Daniel Cates and Patrik Antonius have just managed to get it all-in pre flop.

Cates:
Antonius:

Board:

Antonius catches the flop, but Cates catches the all important river.

Cates ~ 550,000
Antonius ~ 580,000

13:57

Cates Moves All-In

Dan Cates moves all-in holding [Qx] [Jx] and both players fold.

13:56

Cates Doubles Up Through Seiver

Scott Seiver raises to 60,000, holding and Dan Cates moves all-in for 115 and

Flop:

Cates moves into the lead.

Turn: & River:

Cates now has 245,000 and Seiver is whittled down to 1,270,000

13:54

Seiver From The Small Blind

Scott Seiver limps in from the small blind holding and Patrik Antonius checks, in the big blind, holding . The action is checked through to the turn on a board of and Seiver wins the pot with an unchallenged turn bet.

13:34

Antonius and Cates Playing Cat and Mouse

Patrik Antonius raises to 60,000, on the button, holding and Dan Cates just calls, in the small blind, holding .

Flop:

Both players check.

Turn:

Cates decides he needs to start trying to get some value, and bets 90,000. Antonius calls with his open-ended straight draw and we move to the river.

River:

Antonius nails his straight, and this spells troubles for Cates. Cates checks, Antonius bets 235,000 and Cates is in a pickle with his under-repped hand. The clock ticks on and Cates really doesn’t know what to do. Eventually Cates calls and his eyes roll around in his head when he sees the Antonius hand.

Antonius ~ 930,000
Cates ~ 115,000

13:50

Blind on Blind

Scott Seiver and Patrik Antonius just got embroiled in a blind on blind hand. We caught the action on a flop of with Seiver holding and Antonius holding . Seiver checks to Antonius, Antonius bets 30,000, Seiver check-raises to 70,000 and Antonius folds.

13:49

Seiver All-In

Dan Cates limps in from the small blind holding and Scott Seiver moves all-in with from the small blind and Cates folds.
13:40

Cates From The Button

Dan Cates limps on the button, holding and Patrik Antonius checks with in the big blind.

Flop:

A 30,000 Cates 30,000 c-bet takes down the pot.

13:15

Pivotal Hand: Dwan v Seiver
Match 1 Group B 2051

Scott Seiver raises to 50,000, under the gun, holding , and Tom Dwan looks down and sees on the button. Dwan makes it 133,000 to play, Seiver moves all-in and Dwan makes the call. The winner of this pot is going to be the favourite to win this heat and at the moment it seems to be the jet setting Dwan.

Flop:

Seiver hits his eight and Dwan takes it remarkably well.

Turn: & River:

Dwan takes 6-points and $12,000 whilst Seiver takes 1,385,000 chips and a stranglehold on a match that he has excelled in, despite the luck factor.

13:14

Dwan Gets Aces

Dan Cates raises to 40,000, in the cutoff, holding , Scott Seiver three bets to 92,000, on the button, holding and Tom Dwan moves all-in, from the small blind, holding . Both players fold and Dwan moves into second place with 547,000 chips.

13:13

Patrik Antonius Talking About His Elimination of Ben Wilinofsky

13:09

Jungleman Takes a Bite Out of Antonius
Match 1 Group B 2094

Dan Cates makes a min-raise holding and Patrik Antonius moves all-in holding . Cates snap-calls and we have a showdown.

Cates is now up to 616,000 and Antonius is down to 479,000

13:08

ElkY Eliminated by Dwan
Match 1 Group B 2101

The action folds around to ElkY in the small blind and he moves all-in for 220,000, holding . Tom dawn is in the big blind and has the easiest call of his life, holding . ElkY’s girlfriend Catherine Hong looks on as the dealer deals his fate.

Board:

ElkY takes 5th place, 4 points and $8,000 and Dwan has 445,000 chips.

13:06

ElkY All-In

The sunglass wearing ElkY open shoves with and nobody calls.

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12:44

ElkY Gets Lucky

ElkY open shoves for 200,000 and and Dan Cates calls with . ElkY is in a world of hurt, but the the board was on hand to save his skin.

Board:

The jack on the river saving ElkY and he jokingly tells Cates he deserves it for slow-calling him.

12:58

Antonius and Cates

Patrik Antonius keeps handing Dan Cates some rope, but the Jungleman just keeps refusing it.

Antonius limps in from the small blind, holding and Cates checks in the big blind holding .

Flop:

Antonius hits another beautiful flop and he check-calls a 25,000 Cates bet.

Turn:

Antonius allows Cates to bet again and he doesn’t disappoint. He bets 60,000 and Antonius calls.

River:

Antonius hits his flush and checks, but Cates is too smart for that and also checks back.

12:57

Seiver Pressures The Blinds

The action folds around to Scott Seiver, on the button, and he moves all-in for just under one million. He moves all-in because ElkY and Tom Dwan are in the blinds and are both short stacked. ElkY mucks instantly and so does Dwan with , but until he has had a little think.

12:56

Blinds Are Up

The blinds are now $10,000/$20,000 putting Tom Dwan and ElkY into shove or fold mode.

  1. Scott Seiver, 997,000
  2. Patrik Antonius, 600,000
  3. Dan “Jungleman” Cates, 338,000
  4. Tom Dwan, 255,000
  5. Betrand “ElkY” Grospellier, 210,000

12:44

Great Play For Seiver

Patrik Antonius raises to 40,000 holding and Scott Seiver three-bets to 105,000 holding . ElkY wakes up with and recognising the fact that Seiver has hardly ever three-bet folds instantly. Antonius has other ideas and he makes the call.

Flop:

Seiver continues his assault on this pot with a 60,000 c-bet and Antonius calls.

Turn:

Once again Seiver shows the heart of a champion and bets 130,000 and this time the Finn lays down the hand.

Seiver ~ 957,000

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12:40

Cates and ElkY Clash

These pair have not played too many hands together.

ElkY raises to 32,000, from under the gun, holding and Dan Cates calls with in the small blind.

Flop:

Both players check.

Turn:

Cates bets 40,000 and a curious ElkY calls.

River:

Cates goes for a second street of value when he bets 100,000 and ElkY folds.
12:17

Chop-Chop (Again)

The players are trying their best to eliminate each other, but the poker gods have other ideas.

Scott Seiver raises to 35,000, in the cutoff, holding and Tom Dwan moves all-in for 247,000 holding . Seiver asks for a count before making the call and the board runs out to give us a split pot.

12:30

Chop-Chop

Patrik Antonius decides to get sneaky and limps in from the small blind holding and Dan Cates also gets sneaky, when he just checks, in the big blind, holding .

Flop:

The flop gives us more fireworks than Katy Perry’s breasts and the players don’t disappoint. Antonius bets 20,000, Cates bets, 50,000, Antonius bets 110,000, Cates moves all-in for 278,000 and Antonius calls. There is a 63% chance of a split pot and this is exactly what we got.

Turn: & River

12:22

Antonius Wins Another Pot

Dan Cates raises to 30,000, in first position, holding , Scott Seiver continues his modus operandi with a call next door, holding and Patrik Antonius calls, in the big blind, with .

Flop:

Antonius leads into the pack with a 50,000 bet and neither Cates nor Seiver even think about it before folding.

12:20

Seiver Calling in Position

Dan Cates raises to 30,000, in the cutoff, holding and Scott Seiver calls, on the button, holding . The flop is and Cates waves the white flag, check/folding to a 31,000 Seiver bet.

12:17

Great Flop For ElkY

ElkY raises to 32,000, from first position, holding and Tom Dwan calls, on the button off 17BB, holding .

Flop:

Just what ElkY ordered! He bets 33,000 with the intention of getting it ALL in, but Dwan folds.

12:15

Here is Tom Dwan Explaining Where He Has Been

12:11

Seiver Pressures Dwan

Tom Dwan opens up to 24,000, on the cutoff, with and Scott Seiver slams that particular door in his face with an all-in shove holding . Dwan folds and we move onto the next hand.

12:04

Timoshenko Eliminated by The Impressive Seiver

Match 1 Group B 1903

Yevgeniy Timoshenko raises to 25,000, under the gun, holding , Scott Seiver three-bets, from the small blind for 65,000, holding , Timoshenko shoves for 235,000 and Seiver calls.

Board:

Timoshenko earns 3 points and $6,000 and Seiver takes the chip lead with 710,000 chips.

11:58

Full House For Antonius

Match 1 Group B 2061

Tom Dwan raises to 24,000, on the button, holding , Patrik Antonius defends his small blind with and Dan Cates defends his big blind with .

Flop:

Antonius smashes the flop and everyone checks.

Turn:

Antonius checks once more, Cates takes a stab with a 35,000 bet, Dwan folds and Antonius calmly calls.

River:

Antonius once again checks in the hope that Cates will take another stab at the pot, but the man from the jungle checks back and Antonius wins the pot.

Antonius ~ 662,000

11:57

Chip Count Update

  1. Patrik Antonius, 579,000
  2. Scott Seiver, 507,000
  3. Dan “Jungleman” Cates, 432,000
  4. Betrand “ElkY” Grospellier, 331,000
  5. Tom Dwan, 316,000
  6. Yevgeniy Timoshenko, 235,000

11:56

Phil Laak Comment of The Day

Jesse May and Phil Laak are commentating for the TV coverage. Here is Phil Laak’s comment of the day – so far!

“Where is Vanessa Selbst?” Asks Laak

“She is out,” says May

“Out? She had so much tenacity I thought she was still hanging in there,” Says Laak

Perhaps that world record for the longest period playing cards without sleep really did some damage?


11:46

Trips For Antonius

ElkY raises to 22,000, from first position, holding , Patrik Antonius calls, on the button, holding as does Scott Seiver, in the big blind, holding .

Flop:

Seiver checks, ElkY bets 28,000 and both opponents call.

Turn:

Everyone checks

River:

Bingo for Antonius! Seiver bets 48,000, ElkY folds and after a long prolonged period of thought, Antonius raises to 102,000. Pressure right back on Seiver with his two pair and he eventually folds.

11:42

Vanessa Selbst Eliminated by Scott Seiver

Match 1 Group B 2066

Vanessa Selbst has had a torrid two days. Not only has she lost her voice, but nothing she has done has gone right for her in this first heat and Scott Seiver has just put her out of her misery.

Seiver raises to 23,000, in first position, holding , Vanessa Selbst moves all-in for 121,000, on the button, holding and Seiver calls.

Board:

Selbst was on her feet after the flop and she becomes our 7th place finisher earning herself 2-points and $4,000.

11:37

Cates Catches Trips

Dan Cates raises to 23,000, in the hijack seat, holding and Scott Seiver calls, in the cutoff, holding . Tom Dwan has the , in the big blind, but also makes the call.

Flop:

Dwan checks, Cates bets 40,000, Seiver calls and Dwan folds.

Turn:

Both players check.

River:

Cates bet 115,000 and Seiver folds.

11:34

Cold Four Bet by ElkY

Vanessa Selbst raises to 20,000, in early position, holding , Patrik Antonius three-bets to 50,000, one seat to her left, holding and Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier flies into action with the cold four bet for 185,000 in the small blind. Selbst and Antonius lay down there hands and ElkY now has 381,000.

11:30

Seiver From The Small Blind

Scott Seiver looks down and sees in the small blind. He makes a raise and ElkY folds his trash in the big blind.

11:29

Blind Battle: Jungleman v Seiver

Dan “Jungleman” Cates limps into the pot, from the small blind, holding and Scott Seiver raises to 35,000, from the big blind, holding . Cates makes the call and they head to the flop.

Flop:

Both players check.

Turn:

Cates bets 50,000 and Seiver calls.

River:

Cates checks and a 60,000 Seiver bet wins the pot.

11:27

Dwan Wins Two on The Trot

Yevgeniy Timoshenko raises to 22,000, in the hijack seat, holding and Tom Dwan three bets to 60,000, from the cutoff, holding . The silent Vanessa Selbst is on the button, with a short stack and , and she pondered a move before folding and so does Timoshenko.

Dwan ~ 344,000

11:25

Dwan Straight Into the Action

Tom Dwan gets straight into the action in the very first hand. He picks up , on the button, and raises to 24,000. Patrik Antonius defends his big blind with and the old foes move onto the first flop of the day.

Flop:

Antonius leads, with his gunshot, making it 32,000 to play and Dwan raises it up to 77,000. The Finn folds and Dwan moves over starting stack.

11:03

What Are The Rules?

So Tom Dwan has finally replaced his donkey and is at the table talking to the players and shuffling his chips. He immediately asks the players what the blinds are, what the point system means and how on earth he qualifies and accrues points?

We are sure the wizard will work it all out in a few seconds!

11:00

Welcome To More Group B Heat 1 Coverage

Good morning and welcome back to your computer screen!

In around 30-minutes time Group B, Heat 1 will resume with the blinds starting at $5,000/$10,000. The Calvin Klein underwear model, Patrik Antonious, starts as our chip leader with 547,000 chips and Dan “Jungleman” Cates is in second with 451,000. Antonius won those chips in an enthralling hand against the PartyPoker qualifier Ben Wilinofsky so please read about it in these Live Updates entitled: 22:01 Ouch!

Propping up the leaderboard is Vanessa Selbst. Selbst, who lost her voice yesterday after commentating with Jesse May, just couldn’t get anything going so let’s hope a good nights rest has changed her fortunes. Just above her in the pecking order is Tom Dwan. Dwan is so good that he didn’t even have to show up yesterday, and still outlasted Wilinofsky and out-pointed Selbst. The good news is that Dwan has finally arrived from his Wonderland and will be replacing his donkey when play resumes.

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23:08

Group B Heat 1 Ends For The Evening

The third level of play has finished and it is the end of the heat for the rest of the night. Play resumes in level four, which starts at 11:00 (CET) Thursday 5th April 2012. Here are the end of day chip stacks:

  1. Patrik Antonius, 547,000
  2. Dan “Jungleman” Cates, 451,000
  3. Scott Seiver, 412,000
  4. Betrand “ElkY” Grospellier, 316,000
  5. Yevgeniy Timoshenko, 272,000
  6. Tom Dwan, 246,000
  7. Vanessa Selbst, 161,000

23:03

Cates From Position

Patrik Antonius raises to 15,000, from the cutoff, holding and Dan Cates calls, on the button, holding . The flop is and Antonius check/folds to a 23,000 Cates bet.

22:58

Another Pot For The Finn

Scott Seiver opens up in the first position for 16,000, holding and both ElkY and Selbst call before the action falls at the pretty feet of Patrik Antonius. The Finn peels over and squeezes to 62,000 and players fold like like falling dominoes.

22:55

Check-Raise Bluff From Antonius

Yevgeniy Timoshenko raises to 15,000, in the cutoff, holding and Patrik Antonius defends his big blind with .

Flop:

Antonius checks, Timoshenko bets 18,000, Antonius check-raises to 52,000 and Timoshenko folds.

22:53

Another Button Three-Bet From Timoshenko

Scott Seiver raises to 14,000, holding and Yevgeniy Timoshenko three-bets to 36,000, on the button, holding . Vanessa Selbst is in the small blind with and considers a move before folding and Seiver quickly follows suit.

22:50

Jungleman Flops a Straight

Dan Cates raises to 15,000, in the hijack seat, holding and Scott Seiver calls, in the cutoff, holding .

Flop:

Jungleman hits the straight and bets 22,000 – Seiver calls.

Turn:

Jungleman fires a second bullet of 62,000 and Seiver folds.

22:47

Blind on Blind

ElkY limps in from the small blind holding and Yevgeniy Timoshenko checks in the big blind holding . The flop is and a 10,000 ElkY bet wins the pot.

22:44

Seiver Gets There Again

Patrik Antonius raises to 16,000, on the button, holding and Scott Seiver defends his big blind holding . Once again the action checks down to the river on a board of and Seiver makes a 26,000 value bet, but Antonius folds.

22:41

Timoshenko Three-Bets

Dan Cates raises to 15,000, under the gun, holding and Yevgeniy Timoshenko three-bets to 39,000, holding forcing a fold from Cates.

22:37

Seiver Scoops

Scott Seiver raises to 13,000, from the cutoff, holding and Yevgeniy Timoshenko calls, in the small blind, holding . The action checks down to the river on a board of , Timoshenko tries a thin value bet and Seiver makes the call with the better hand.

22:29

Cates Bluffs Timoshenko

Yevgeniy Timoshenko raises to 15,000, in the hijack seat, holding and Dan Cates calls, in the small blind, holding . The flop is and Cates check-calls a 18,000 Timoshenko bet. The turn of is checked through and we see the on the river. Cates sees an opportunity to bluff, and he bets 48,000, and Timoshenko folds the best hand.

22:22

The Blinds Are Up

We have reached the end of level 2 and here are the stacks.

  1. Patrik Antonius, 556,000
  2. Dan “Jungleman” Cates, 394,000
  3. Scott Seiver, 363,000
  4. Yevgeniy Timoshenko, 330,000
  5. Betrand “ElkY” Grospellier, 312,000
  6. Tom Dwan, 273,000
  7. Vanessa Selbst, 172,000

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

22:19

Jungleman Three-Bets Selbst Again

Vanessa Selbst raises for the fifth consecutive hand. Once again she has and once again she makes it 12,000 to play. Dan Cates three-bets, from the cutoff, holding and Selbst makes the call. The action checks down to the turn on a board of and a delayed Cates c-bet takes down the pot.

22:16

Selbst Secures One

Vanessa Selbst raises for the third consecutive hand. She has and she makes it 12,000 to play from the hijack. Scott Seiver defends, in the small blind, holding and we go to a flop.

Flop:

Checkity-check

Turn:

Seiver bets 9,000 and Selbst calls.

River:

Both players check and Selbst wins a much needed pot.

22:13

Selbst Getting Bashed About

Vanessa Selbst raises to 10,000, on the button, holding and Patrik Antonius three-bets to 26,000, from the small blind, holding and Selbst folds.

Selbst raises to 10,000 with and Dan Cates shuts her down with a 30,000 three-bet, holding .

22:27

Where is Tom Dwan?

22:08

Ben Wilinofsky Eliminated by Scott Seiver

Ben Wilinofsky puts his final 13,000 into the mixer holding and he gets called in two spots. Scott Seiver has and Yevgeniy Timoshenko calls with .

Flop:

Seiver hits top set and bets 15,000 into the side pot. Timoshenko folds and Wilinofksy needs a runner-runner straight.

Turn:

That’s it. Wilinofsky is out and the on the river is irrelevant.

22:01

Ouch!

Ben Wilinofsky raises to 12,000, in middle position, holding and Patrik Antonius three-bet to 26,000, on the button, holding .

Wilinofsky then went to call but he put too many chips into the pot by mistake. The TD made a motion and Wilinofsky had to make it a 40,000 raise. Antonius is smart enough to know that Wilinofsky didn’t mean to raise and so he moves all-in for 267,000!

Wilinofsky had all of the pressure and you knew, he knew, that Antonius was at it. You wondered whether or not Wilinofsky has the balls to make the call and he did! The Antonius face was a picture.

Flop:

Antonius hits a great flop.

Turn:

Antonius hits his flush and the brave call of Wilinofsky means nothing anymore.

River:

Antonius takes the chip lead with 540,000 and Wilinofsky is bagel hunting with 13,000.

21:53

Cagey Seiver

Scott Seiver raises to 10,000, in the hijack seat, holding and Ben Wilinofsky calls, in the small blind, with . The action is checked through to the river on a board of and Wilinofsky check-folds to a delayed 15,000 Seiver value bet.

21:45

Blinds Are Up

Level one is over, 21 hands have been played and here are the stacks.

  1. Dan “Jungleman” Cates, 373,000
  2. Yevgeniy Timoshenko, 349,000
  3. Betrand “ElkY” Grospellier, 324,000
  4. Scott Seiver, 308,000
  5. Tom Dwan, 291,000
  6. Ben Wilinofsky, 288,000
  7. Patrik Antonius, 275,000
  8. Vanessa Selbst, 192,000

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

21:43

Another Jungleman Pot

Dan Cates raises to 5,000, under the gun, holding and Vanessa Selbst defends her big blind holding .

Flop:

Cates wins the pot with a small c-bet.

21:40

Antonius Wins a Three Way Pot

Patrik Antonius raises to 6,000, in middle position, holding , Yevgeniy Timoshenko calls, in the small blind, holding and Ben Wilinofksy calls, in the big blind, holding .

Flop:

All three players check.

Turn:

Timoshenko bets 11,000 and both players call.

River:

All three players check and Antonius wins the pot.

21:37

Button Play For Seiver

Scott Seiver raises to 5,000, on the button, holding and ElkY calls, in the small blind, holding . The flop is and a 6,000 Seiver c-bets wins the pot.

21:35

Three-Bet From Antonius

Yevgeniy Timoshenko raises to 5,000, from middle position, holding and Patrik Antonius three-bets to 16,000, on the button, with and Timoshenko folds.

21:32

Timoshenko Starts Well

Yevgeniy Timoshenko’s poker-senses seem to switched on right now.

ElkY raises to 5,000, from middle position, holding and Timoshenko three-bets with 14,000, one seat to his left, holding and ElkY folds.

21:27

First Big Pot Goes to Jungleman

Vanessa Selbst raises to 5,000, under the gun, holding , Daniel Cates calls, in the hijack seat, holding and Yevgeniy Timoshenko calls in the small blind, holding .

Flop:

The action checks to Selbst who bets 11,000 and only Cates calls with his straight.

Turn:

Selbst continues her Aggression with a 36,000 bet and Cates one again calls.

River:

Selbst Hits a set and bets 56,000 and Cates makes the call.

Cates takes the early chip lead.

21:22

Cold Four Bet By Timoshenko

Dan Cates raises to 5,000, from the cutoff, holding , Scott Seiver three-bets to 14,000, on the button, holding and Yevgeniy Timoshenko cold four bets to 36,000, in the big blind, with and both players fold.

21:20

Aces for ElkY

Vanessa Selbst raises to 5,000 holding , Patrik Antonius calls holding [A2] and ElkY squeezes out a three-bet for 21,000 holding and both players fold.

21:15

ElkY action

ElkY raises to 5,000, in middle position, holding and Patrik Antonius calls, in the big blind, holding .

Flop:

Both players check.

Turn:

Antonius check/folds to a 7,000 ElkY bet.

21:12

Antonius and Timoshenko Clash

Patrik Antonius opens up the action with a 5,000 raise, holding and Yevgeniy Timoshenko calls with , on the button.

Flop:

Antonius makes a standard c-bet and Timoshenko calls.

Turn:

Antonius bets 25,000 and Timoshenko calls.

River:

Both players check and Timoshenko wins his first pot.

21:10

Seiver Takes The First Pot

Dan Cates raises to 7,000, holding , and Scott Seiver calls with . The pair see a flop of and Seiver calls a 7,000 Cates c-bet. The turn is the and a 21,000 Seiver bet takes the pot down when checked to.

The Premier League V is just getting better and better. The qualifying heats were scintillating, Group A, proper, was buzzing and now we have arguably the toughest group of them all. Check this out for a sick line up.

  1. Betrand “ElkY” Grospellier
  2. Yevgeniy Timoshenko
  3. Ben Wilinofsky
  4. Tom Dwan
  5. Vanessa Selbst
  6. Patrik Antonius
  7. Dan “Jungleman” Cates
  8. Scott Seiver

Tom Dwan is stuck somewhere between Macau and Vienna, and as such will miss the opening rounds, but if anyone can catch up it’s Durrrr (you just cannot get reliable private helicopters these days!)

If you would like to have a read of the rules and also check out Phil Laak’s victory in Group A Heat 1 then check out this link.

Action will commence shortly, so don’t wander too far.

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Photos courtesy of Damien Cooper

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