Event #1: €2,700 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em

Phil Hellmuth Eliminated in 24th Place (€4,887)

Phil Hellmuth - 24th Place
Phil Hellmuth - 24th Place

From the small blind, Phil Hellmuth raised to 3,600. Then, Roberto Romanello reraised to 10,600 from the big blind.

"All right, I'm all in," said Hellmuth.

"I call," quickly came the response from Romanello.

Romanello turned over the {A-Spades}{Q-Clubs} and Hellmuth the {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}.

"Wow, you called off 50,000 with ace-queen off," commented Hellmuth. "Unreal!"

The flop came down {J-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} and Hellmuth's tens stayed in front. The turn was the {6-Clubs} and that also kept Hellmuth in the lead, but did give Romanello some additional outs to a flush. When the river hit with the {8-Clubs} to deliver Romanello's flush, Hellmuth's gasket blew.

"Unbelievable!" cried Hellmuth. "This guy finally gets it in with me and calls off 50,000 with ace-queen off."

"It was standard, Phil," replied Romanello.

"Standard?!?! Yeah, standard for a guy who hasn't won any tournaments!" fired back Hellmuth. All Romanello could do was laugh.

The stacks were officially counted down and Romanello's 59,500 had Hellmuth covered, who had roughly 42,000. Hellmuth collected his things quickly and stormed off, but not before stopping off to talk to Brandon Cantu and let him know what happened.

"This guy called off 50,000 with ace-queen," Hellmuth complained to Cantu. "And then said it was standard! Yeah, standard like Durrrr! Jeesh, these guys are all so bad!"

Hellmuth mumbled a bit more to himself as he exited the room, while Romanello was busy stacking up his chips with a big smile on his face. For his finish, Hellmuth toom home €4,887.

Roberto Romanello gb 104,000 58,000
Phil Hellmuth us Välja kukkunud

Märksõnad: Brandon CantuPhil HellmuthRoberto Romanello

Hellmuth Raised Off On River


From the cutoff seat, Romain Chauvassagne raised to 3,500. Phil Hellmuth was the only player to make the call, and he did so out of the big blind. The flop then came out {J-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} and Hellmuth checked. Chauvassagne bet 5,000 and Hellmuth quickly called.

The turn card was the {4-Clubs} and Hellmuth had checked in the dark to his opponent. Chauvassagne thought for a minute and then checked back.

The river completed the board with the {Q-Clubs} and Hellmuth led for 4,800. Chauvassagne raised to 10,000 and Hellmuth gave it up.

Romain Chauvassagne FR 68,000
Phil Hellmuth us 21,000 -23,000

Märksõnad: Romain ChauvassagnePhil Hellmuth

Metaal Doubles on First Post-Bubble Hand


After breaking a table play continued, and Govert Metaal was all in on the very first one. From middle position he moved all in for 11,700, and Sandy Denis called from the small blind.

Metaal: {7-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}
Denis: {K-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}

The board ran out {4-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{8-Spades}{7-Hearts}{10-Spades}, and Metaal doubled up. He's still one of the short stacks with 24 players remaining.

Govert Metaal nl 24,000 -13,000

Märksõnad: Govert MetaalSandy Denis

Rossiter Bubbles First Event of 2012 WSOP Europe


After a raise to 3,500 from Matan Krakow on the button, Jeff Rossiter reraised all in for about 25,000 from the small blind. Krakow made the call with the {9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} to have Rossiter and his {A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs} on the ropes.

The flop of {J-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} kept Krakow in front, as did the {7-Clubs} on the turn. Rossiter needed a club on the river, an ace or a queen, but couldn't find any of those when the {4-Hearts} landed. He was eliminated in 25th place as the official tournament bubble boy.

By busting Rossiter and the bubble, Krakow, last year's fourth-place finisher, climbed to 240,000 in chips.

Matan Krakow il 240,000 84,000
Jeff Rossiter au Välja kukkunud

Märksõnad: Matan KrakowJeff Rossiter

Hand-For-Hand Play

[user68268] • Tase 13: 800-1,600, 200 ante

The field is down to 25 players and the tournament will now go to hand-for-hand play. It's bubble time!