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The majority of the side events have been chopped heads-up here in Prague, but this one went three-way with Russian Alexander Babich taking the the largest slice for €28,250. The two-day tournament paid out 10 places with EPT Barcelona third-place finisher Konstantin Puchkov scoring a min-cash.
Event #27, 14-15 December
Game: NLHE 30 minute levels
Prize pool: €92,150
2. Linas Petruskevicius, Lithuania, €17,000
3. Vitaly Veltmander, Russia, €16,500
4. David Cabrera, Spain, €8,350
5. Jakub Michalak, Poland, €6,450
6. Giuliano Bendinelli, Italy, €4,600
7. Sirzat Hissou, Germany, €3,650
8. Jaspreet Panchni, UK, €2,750
9. Yujung Choi, Korea, €2,300
10. Konstantin Puchkov, Russia, €2,300
850 players returned to the Amazon Room at the Rio Casino at noon to play Day 4 of the 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event. Team Titan players, Marvin Rettenmaier, Christophe Benzimra and Alexander Debus were among the finalists seeking to finish in the money.
Level 15 – Blinds 2,000/ 4,000 ante 500
The button player opened to 10K and Marvin Rettenmaier in big blind with 6♦ 5♣
The 2 players checked the flop: 8♦ 9♣ 10♣ and on the turn, the 6♥ Marvin bet 10.5K and got called.
On the river, the 5♠ Marvin Rettenamaier made a 26.5K bet and got paid.
His opponent mucked his cards and Marvin Rettenmaier had 377K after 30 minutes of play on Day 4.
Then Marvin came to the press corner telling us “I played a crazy hand, it was so ridiculous !”.
A player raised in middle position to 9.5K and Marvin 3-bet hime to 24.5K in small blind. His adversary called and had 140K behind.
Flop: A♥ 7♥ 3♦
Marvin checked and his opponent fired a 30K bet. Marvin instantly moved all-in and his opponent called in one second. “I thought I was obviously behind with my A-10 but the guy showed pocket Kings”.
Two blanks came at the turn and river and Marvin Rettenmaier took the gift with pleasure finished the first level with a nice 530K stack.
Alexander Debus who started the day with 442,000 chips had a bad start as he fell down to 290K.
He lost a big one when he called the raise of a player in early position with Q♥ 10♥. The flop came 2-3-10 and the raiser check-called the half pot bet of Debus.
On the turn, 7, the preflop raiser bet 20.5K and the German Titan Poker qualifier made the call.
Debus checked and Debus bet 31K convinced he was holding the best hand. But his opponent instantly paid and showed Q♦ Q♠ and took it down.
The German player succeeded to come back to 390K just before the first break. With A♥ Q♥ Debus opened to 8.5K and the cut-off player 3-bet to 25K.
Debus made the call and the dealer delivered the flop: 6♠ 9♥ J♥
Alexander Debus check-raised to 68K after a bet of 26K.
Alexander Debus moved all-in for about 170K and obtained the fold from his opponent.
Christophe Benzimra arrived at noon for Day 4 with 102,000 and was up to 112,000 after 2 hours.
Level 16 – Blinds 2,500/5,000 ante 1,000 – Average 295 K for 697 left.
It was the bubble time and Christophe was card dead for 2 days. He quietly waited to get paid. He was just patient folding his hands, one after the other. He was down to 62K at that time.
After about one hour, the bubble exploded and our three Titan Poker players entered in the money.
Christophe Benzimra had 35K.
Marvin Rettenmaier enjoyed the bubble time to take some pots and had 620K.
Alexander Debus: 350K
Level 17 – Blinds 3,000/ 6,000 ante 1,000
Christophe Benzimra is eliminated in 625th place for a payout of $ 19,359. Christophe pushed all-in for 38K with pocket nines. One of his opponent insta-called with Aces and the best hand held. Christophe Benzimra spent two difficult days seeing just low cards but nevertheless succeeded to cash out in the most prestigious live tournament. Congratulations!
Alexander Debus grinded and climbed to 450K at the middle of the level when 576 players were left with an average of 357K.
Then a player opened to 14K in early position. Debus flat-called from the cut-off with A♣ Q♣ The small blind called as well and Martin Hruby moved all-in for 167K. Debus made the call and the small blind gave up.
Martin Hruby showed 8♥ 9♠
The board brought the nut flush to Debus who eliminated the Czech pro: 2♦2♣3♣9♠5♥
With this one, Debus was up to a healthy 672K and finished the level with 620K.
Unfortunately Marvin Rettenmaier lost almost all his chips in one hand. A player raised under the gun to 13 K and Marvin called in middle position as did another one just after him. Then the cut off 3-bet to 50K. Marvin Rettenmaier held A♥K♦. The cut-off player made the call and the two players were in heads-up.
Marvin Rettenmaier moved all-in on the flop :4♣3♣9♣ and his opponent decided to call with 10♣10♦
The turn and the river were 7♥ and Q♦ and Marvin Rettenmaier was down to a small 95K stack when the average was 420K.
Our German pro from Team Titan doubled up a few hands later. He was all-in preflop with Queens and was called by Jacks and won the pot to breathe a little bit with 200K.
During the last level of the day, we lost 42 players to finish the day with 378 players left for an average of 544K.
Marvin Rettenamaier finished the day with 181K while Debus ended with 455K.
Both Germans will be back at noon tomorrow for Day 5.
German Titan Poker online qualifier Alexander Debus finished the 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event in 137th position after 6 days of play. His prize was $ 54,851.
In his last hand of the tournament, Alexander moved all-in with 8♣8♠ and was faced against the K♦K♣ of John Hewitt.
The flop came: Q-8-2 giving Debus a huge advantage with his set.
Unfortunately, the river delivered the only king remaining in the deck, as one of the players of the table had folded a king pre-flop.
After his great performance in the prestigious No-Limit Holdem Championship event, in which 6,865 players participated, Alexander Debus takes home his $ 54,851 and the honor of having represented Titan Poker at the WSOP.
Congratulations to him for his deep run in this event.
Marvin Rettenamaier from Team Titan and Titan Poker’s online qualifier Alexander Debus from Germany took their seats at the start of Day 5 along with 376 other players. The action began at noon at the Rio Casino in the Amazon Poker room. The average chip stack was 544K and Marvin Rettenmaier was a bit short with 181K while Alexander Debus was better positioned with 455K.
Level 19 – Blinds 5,000/ 10,000 ante 1,000
During this first level of play on Day 5, Marvin Rettenmaier received a lot of very good hands but couldn’t win a single big pot with them. “I had Aces, Kings and AK but there was no action. I could have a million with a little bit of luck”.
He finished the level with 182K.
The first hour for his compatriot Alexander Debus was a nightmare, and he ended up losing almost half of his starting stack.
Alexander opened with 20K in hi-jack position. The cut-off player and the small blind paid.
The small blind checked and was imitated by Debus and the cut-off player.
Small blind player checked, Debus bet 32K and only the cut-off made the call.
The river came the A♣ and Debus led 56K. His opponent hesitated few seconds before calling.
Alexander Debus showed KJ but his opponent held KQ for a better kicker and won the pot.
Debus completed the level 19 with 270K.
Level 20 – Blinds 6 K/12 K ante 2 K
Marvin Rettenmaier played less than 30 minutes in this level before being eliminated. The cut-off player raised and Marvin moved all-in from the small blind. His opponent called and we saw the hands.
Marvin Rettenmaier: K♥5♥
Cut-off player: 6♠6♣
The pocket 6s held and Marvin Rettenmaier was eliminated in 266th position and won $ 40,654 for his deep run in this fantastic event.
Alexander Debus climbed to 550K after a confrontation against Tony Hachem, the brother of the 2005 world champion Joe Hachem.
Alexander raised to 24K from the button with K♦10♦ and his Australian opponent made the call from the big blind.
Tony Hachem check-raised all-in after the 32K-bet of Debus. The German qualifier from Titan Poker called.
Hachem showed K♥7♥ and Debus was favorite to win the hand. The turn was an As and the river a 9 and Debus took it down.
Level 21 – Blinds 8 K/16 K ante 2 K
Alexander Debus increased his stack to 850K
Alexander Debus won a first hand defending his big blind with A9 suited after a raise from the button player.
On a flop: A-Q-8 Alexander Debus check-called the continuation-bet of his opponent.
Then both players checked the turn, another 8.
And finally on the river, a 2, Debus bet on the river 85K and his opponent folded.
A few hands later the button player moved all-in for 125K and Debus made the call in small blind with A6 offsuited. His opponent held QJ.
The final board came A-2-3-4-3
Alexander reached the dinner-break with 865K.
Level 22 – Blinds 10 K/20 K ante 3 K
Alexander Debus bet 42K from the hi-jack and the cut-off 3-bet to 110K. Debus made the call.
Alexander Debus check-called the bet of 132K of his opponent.
Same action but for 198K.
Both players checked the river and Alexander showed pocket 7s. The cut-off mucked his hand and the German player was up to 1.4 million. Then Debus lost a big pot against Frenchman Stéphane Albertini.
Debus raised to 40K and Albertini made the call from the cut-off.
Debus bet 58K and Albertini paid the bet.
Debus bet 125K and the Frenchman again made the call.
River: 10♥ and the action was paralyzed. Check-check.
Debus lost the pot when Albertini showed J♠9♠
Alexander Debus was down to 620K when the average was 1.2 million with 148 players left.
Tte German player ended the day with 535K with an average of 1,450,000 chips and 142 players remaining.