Today is the big day for the TeamParty guys. The winner of the final table will take the $100,000 seat in the Premier League main event.
Big names like Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth and JC Tran are ready for the main event alongside PartyPoker qualifier Giovanni Safina.
The question is, which of the TeamParty pros will join them?
Ian Frazer takes the $100,000 seat! Remy goes all-in with a pair of nines, Ian calls with A-5. Ace on the flop wins it for Frazer!
See pictures from the final table at PartyPoker’s official Facebook page and check out what Ian had to say about his win below:
Bodo is out! Ian went all-in with A8 and Bodo called with a pair of deuces. Great flop for Ian with 10-8-A and an even more amazing turn A knocks Bodo out in the third position.
Bodo says “I had 8 big blinds left. I had to take the 50 / 50 chance. I had to push, couldn’t wait longer with the high blinds”.
Ian Frazer says he has managed to build his stack up despite being card dead. “I’ve had three hands. I’ve had Kings, Ace King and Jacks twice. Those are my hands all day. It is a grind. You can’t raise these guys because they’ll come over the top of you. Just got to hope you can nick a chunk out of some of them and they’ll go short.”
Players are back at the table and the latest chip counts are:
- Remy Biechel 635,000
- Bodo Sbrzesny 610,000
- Ian Frazer 555,000
Felipe makes a bold shove all-in with 7-9 but gets mercilessly called by Ian Frazer and his J-Q. Ian hits J on the flop and a Q on the river to send Felipe out in 4th position. Felipe’s comments “It happens, it is poker. The hand against Remy I had to play as I did. It was just unfortunate because after that I didn’t get any cards”
Big hand. Felipe has A5 in the small blind, pushes all-in but Remy in the big blind picks up wired pair of eights and calls. No help on the board and Felipe is now a short stack.
The dragon has breathed his last flame. He got all in preflop with pocket fives, but found himself up against Remy´s Ace Jack offsuit. The flop came 10 J K. Dragan begged the dealer to peel off a 5, but there was no help as the turn and river came 4 and 3.
Mike Sexton is out. In Remy’s words: “The blinds are 5,000 / 10,000 and I have Jacks. Mike raised to 24,000. This is the third time he has raised – so I think my Jacks are the best hand because his range is very wide. I had just lost a big pot and only had 200,000 left so I wanted Mike’s chips. I think it’s a good spot for me so I push all in. He calls with QJ and the board comes 6-6-2-2-8. I’m very happy with the way I played.”
Felipe Ramos just had a good fight versus Mike Sexton. Mike raised preflop, Dragan called and Felipe called from the big blind. J-9-7 flop got some action as Mike bet, Dragan called, Felipe raised, Mike reraised, Dragan folded and Felipe ended moving all-in. After a bit of thinking Mike decided to fold and leave Felipe a chip leader with just over 500,000 chips.
Both Mike and Dragan are very short now.
Bodo and Dragan in a big pot. Bodo had 6-3 of clubs. Flop came 6-4-3 with two hearts, Bodo bet just below the pot size and Dragan called. The turn was 10 of clubs, Bodo again bet just under the pot size and Dragan called. River was 3 giving Bodo the full house. Bodo bet but got a huge reraise by Dragan. After some minutes, Bodo called and Dragan mucked his hand. Bodo is now just under 500,000 in chips.
Dragan raised from an early position, Mike reraised him from the big blind and Dragan called. Flop was 9-7-8 rainbow, Mike bet, Dragan called. Turn was 10 with the second spade, both players checked. River is 3 of spades. Mike checked, Dragan bet just above the pot size, Mike tanked and finally called. Dragan showed AK of spades and took the big pot with the flush.
“Dragon flashes his tail once again” says Ian Frazer to Dragan Galic.
I’ve spotted Felipe Ramos. Felipe’s preparation for the final was to spend 3 hours in the bathtub in his room yesterday night with a view over the Las Vegas desert. Felipe has his iPhone on today playing some of the Brazilian favourites including JQuest, Alexandre Pires and Jeito Moleque. It helps relax he says.
Also the Mojave ironing skills video has gotten him a lot of comments over Twitter, which is good. His mom was unhappy though as he never irons at home!
Remy Biechel, Bodo Sbrzesny and the second placed qualifier Miguel Proulx spent a lot of time over breakfast discussing different poker hands played over the last few days and Bodo’s hard decisions. Mike Sexton, Ian Frazer and Dragan Galic were also seen around… no sign of Felipe Ramos though…
The guys did different preparation routines for the final today. Remy Biechel went to bed early, woke up early and lost few hundreds on the video poker slots here at the M Resort. Bodo stayed in his hotel room and watched G.I. Joe. Dragan Galic was the last one to leave the bar at the PartyPoker qualifier after party yesterday.
By the way most of the big players showed up to the after party yesterday night, which meant that Party qualifiers were able to meet, greet and have a drink with their favourite poker stars.
The guys will play at the TV table today. The play is supposed to start at 12.00 as long as Ian Frazer can show up on time. These are the starting stacks:
- Felipe Ramos: 400,000 chips
- Remy Biechel: 330,000 chips
- Bodo Sbrzesny: 320,000 chips
- Ian Frazer: 300,000 chips
- Mike Sexton: 250,000 chips
- Dragan Galic: 200,000 chips