Chip Counts

Level 7 has ended and Tobias Reinkemeier is really starting to show his class. The young German has more than one million chips and is combining running good with playing good, which is a deadly combination. The blinds going into Level 8 are 12,000/24,000 with a running ante of 4,000.

The players chip stacks are as below. The +/- figure in brackets is their profit/loss since the end of the last level and the big blind figure is how many they have for the current level.

Tobias Reinkemeier – 1,080,000 (+ 448,000) 45 big blinds
Dan Shak – 562,000 (-348,000) 23.4 big blinds
Talal Shakerchi – 366,000 (-132,000) 15.25 big blinds
Tony G – 392,000 (+32,000) 16.33 big blinds

Good level for

Tobias Reinkemeier – Anyone making quads, and getting paid off, deserves to be nominated for the “good level” award.

Bad level for

Dan Shak – Former commodities trader Shak lost 348,000 chips, thanks in part to being involved in the Reinkemeier quads hand.

Hand of the level

Tobias Reinkemeier makes quads! On a board, Reinkemeier led for 41,000 and was called by Dan Shak and his and Talal Shekerchi with the . The river improved Reinkemeier to quad eights and Reinkemeier expertly checked, knowing Shakerchi would not be able to resist betting. And bet he did, setting the price at 72,000. Shak folded but Reinkemeier composed himself before raising all-in. Shakerchi instantly folded and Reinkemeier scooped the pot.

View from the booth

“Talal’s put in some weird fadoodles,” – a typical Jesse May-ism!

“I lost a bet to Phil Laak! I’m such a sucker!” – Jesse May after losing a bet on whether Dan Shak was going to call Tony G’s shove.

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