The blinds have now increased to 10,000/20,000/3,000a and it is Tobias Reinkemeier who leads Group B Heat 2. The German pro all but eliminated Phil Laak to see his own stack swell towards the 800,000 chip mark and he is now using his large stack to apply pressure to his opponents.
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 -787,000 (+671,000) 39.35 big blinds
Talal Shakerchi – 645,000 (+19,000) 32.25 big blinds
Dan Shak – 570,000 (+68,000) 28.5 big blinds
Jennifer Tilly – 404,000 (-140,000) 20.2 big blinds
Good level for
Tobias Reinkemeier – The talented German high stakes pro saw his stack swell to 787,000 thank sot him all but stacking Phil Laak when his bested Laak’s when the board ran out
Bad level for
Tony G and Phil Laak – Both Tony G and Phil Laak were eliminated during this level picking up four and three points respectively.
It was also a bad level for Jennifer Tilly who managed to lose 140,000 chips and she is now the shortest stack at the table, although she does still have 20 big blinds.
Hand of the level
The double elimination hand was the highlight of the past level.Phil Laak moved all in for 4,000 chips on the button, Tony G raised all in for 238,000 with [Ax] from the small blind and Talal Shakerchi called the all in bet with .
The flop propelled Shakerchi into an even more substantial lead in the hand, but the on the turn gave Tony G some outs to a straight. The river was no help to Tony G and he stormed off set stating “I shouldn’t have even come here today,” as he left the stage.
View from the booth
“This is a world’s first, Tony G hasn’t aid a single word since he sat down,” said Jon Scanlon just moments before Tony G busted out.
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