Friday, March 12, 2004

EPT Vienna E-WSOP Final Table Hand-by-Hand--WE HAVE A WINNER


EPT Vienna E-WSOP Champion Pascal Perrault

Pascal just took it down. A hand history is below. I'll have a full report in a bit.

Seat 1: Joachim Sanejstra, 129,500
Seat 2: Tim Ramsey, 152,500 (USA PokerStars.com online qualifier)
Seat 3: David Clayton, 287,000
Seat 4: Pascal Perrault, 641,500 (France)
Seat 5: Josh Schiffman, 197,000 (USA)
Seat 6: Simon Nowab, 301,000
Seat 7: Mika Puro,450,500 (Finland)
Seat 8: Andreas Harnemo, 821,000 (Sweden)

Payouts (Euro)

1--184,500
2--101,400
3--51,800
4--40,500
5--34,500
6--28,800
7--23,000
8--17,300

For the ease of typing, I'll be referring to all players by the first names. At 5:12pm, the players are seated, the crowd has been warmed up. Pascal and David wear dark sunglasses. The remaining players are showing their eyes. Both chip-leaders have been outfitted in the finest PokerStars shirts.

A quick word about our chip leader. His neighbor is the Artic Circle. He runs a msall internet business and at age 31 only plays poker a couple of days a week. This is the first time he's made the final table in a major event.

More about our other players as time allows.

Play to begin in mere minutes.

Blinds (5000/10000/1000)

Hand #1
Simon has the button. Mika is in the small blind. Andreas is in the big blind.
Andreas takes it with a walk.

Hand #2
Mika has the button. Andreas is in the small blind. Joachim is in the big blind.
Folded to Andreas who opens for 37,000. He picks up the blinds and antes.

Hand #3
Andreas has the button. Joachim is in the small blind. Tim is in the big blind.
Andreas raises to 41,000. Tim announces all in from the small blind. David folds. Back to Andreas who would have to call for about 111,000 more. Andreas shows an aces and folds.

Hand #4
Joachim has the button. Tim is in the small blind. David is in the big blind.
David gets it in a walk.

Hand #5
David has the button. Pascal is in the small blind. Josh is in the big blind.
Pascal rasies to 15K and Josh calls. Flop comes down with rags, Pascal bets out 30K+ and takes down the pot.

Hand #6
Pascal has the button. Josh is in the small blind. Simon is in the big blind.
Joachim announces all in. Passed around to Simon in big blinid who folds.

Hand #7
Josh has the button. Simon is in the small blind. Mika is in the big blind.
David raises to 50,000. Mika annouces raise all-in. Folded back around to the original raiser, David. David folds. Mika takes it down.

Hand #8
Simon has the button. Mika is in the small blind. Andreas is in the big blind.
Passed around to Simon on the button who raises to 35,000. Mika folded. Andreas, already in for 10,000, announces a re-raise. Simon will have to call another 60,000. Instead, he folds.

Hand #9
Mika has the button. Andreas is in the small blind. Joachim is in the big blind.
Folded to Simon who raises to 35,000. It's gotta be hard having Andreas just two his left. But everybody folded and Simon takes down the blinds and antes.

Hand #10
Andreas has the button. Joachim is in the small blind. Tim is in the big blind.
Andreas just calls from the button. Danger!... Joachim calls in SB. Tim checks.
Flop: J2J Tim bets out 25,000. Andreas folds. Joachim folds.

Hand #11
Joachim has the button. Tim is in the small blind. David is in the big blind.
Folded to Tim in small blind who raises to 30,000. David re-raises to 90,000 total. Did Tim just get caught...yes he did. He folds and David takes it down.

Hand #12
Tim has the button. David is in the small blind. Pascal is in the big blind.
Funny, even though he's on TV, Pascal is still listening to his iPod. Everyone else has given theirs up for the day.
David calls from small blind and Pascal checks.
Flop: 3QJ Pascal bets 25,000 and David calls.
Turn: 5 Check Check
River: 9 David checks, Pascal bets 30,000. David folds and Pascal picks it up.

Hand #13
David has the button. Pascal is in the small blind. Josh is in the big blind.
Drinks are distributed to the players.
Andreas raises to 37,000. Josh moves all in from big blind. Andreas folds and Josh wins.

Hand #14
Pascal has the button. Josh is in the small blind. Simon is in the big blind.
Folded to small blind where Josh moves all in for the second hand in a row.
In the big blind, Simon asks for a chip count. Josh has 203,000. Simon shows an aces, then folds.

Hand #15
Josh has the button. Simon is in the small blind. Mika is in the big blind.
Joachim moves all in and everybody folds.

Hand #16
Simon has the button. Mika is in the small blind. Anreas is in the big blind.
Simon called from the button. Andreas checked in big blind.
Flop: K35
Andreas bets 20,000. Simon calls.
Turn: 3 Check Check
River: 7 Andreas bets 40,000. Simon folds and Andreas showed 73 for a full house. Nice fold, Simon.

Hand #17
Mika has the button. Andreas is in the small blind. Joachim is in the big blind.
Andreas simply calls form the small blind. Joachim chekcs.
Flop: QQT Check Check
Turn: Jack. Andreas bets 20,000. Joachim calls.
River: 8. Andreas bets 50,000 and Joachim folds.

Hand #18
Andreas has the button. Joachim is in the small blind. Tim is in the big blind.
Tim calls from the small blind. David checks in the big blind.
Flop: QK5 Tim checks, David bets 20,000. Tim announces all-in. Ye olde check raise. David folds and Tim takes it down.

Hand #19
Tim wins a small hand uncontested while I try to figure out how the button got moved.

Hand #20
David has the button. Pascal is in the small blind. Josh is in big blind.
Joachim announces all in and takes it down.

Hand #21
Pascal has the button. Josh is in the small blind. Simon is in big blind.
From the button Pascal raises. Josh and Simon fold.

Hand #22
Josh has the button. Simon is in the small blind. Mika is in big blind.
Simoon calls in small blind and Mika checks.
Flop: 8AT. Check Check
Turn: 5 Check Check
River: 6 Simon bets the minimum, 10,000. Mika raises to 30,000. Simono calls. Mika shows 65 for runner runner two pair and wins the pot.

Hand #23
Simon has the button. Mika is in the small blind. Andreas is in big blind.
Josh announces all in. and takes it down.

Hand #24
Andreas has the button. Joachim is in the small blind. Tim is in big blind.
Mika raises to 40,000. On the button, Andreas makes it 125,000 to go. Back to Mika. Looks like he want sot call, but can't seem to make himself do it. And, in fact, he folds.

Hand #25
Joachim has the button. Tim is in the small blind. David is in big blind.
Joachim announes all in from the button. Tim asks for a count. It's 109,500. The blinds fold (although it looked like Tim really wanted to call)

Hand #26
Tim has the button. David is in the small blind. Pascal is in big blind.
Andreas raises to 40,000 and take down the pot.

Hand #27
David has the button. Pascal is in the small blind. Josh is in big blind.
Pascal riases to 30,000. Josh announces all-in. Looks like pascal got caught. In the past, he would've likely called anyway. But he's tightened up quite a bit since this time yesterday. Finally, Pascal folds and Josh takes down the pot.

Hand #28
Pascal has the button. Josh is in the small blind. Simon is in big blind.
Tim raises to 30,000. Josh moves all in from the small blind. Simon folds in BB. Tim looks unhappy and folds. Josh wins, seeming to perfect his over-the-top re-raise strategy.

Hand #29
Josh has the button. Simon is in the small blind. Mika is in big blind.
Andreas and Simon call
Flop: AA8 Checks around
Turn 3. Simon bets 30,000. Andreas calls.
River: 3 Simon checks. Andreas bets 60,000. Andreas takes it down.

*****KEY HAND Hand #30
Simon has the button. Mika is in the small blind. Andreas is in the big blind.
Pascal calls the big blind and Simon announces all in from button. Mika calls. Pascal folds.

Simon:A70
Mika: 99

Flop: 9K5--Mika flops a set
Turn: 4
River: meaningless

Simon finishes and takes home 17,300 Euro.


BLINDS GO UP TO 75/15000/1500

Hand #31
Mika has the button. Andreas is in the small blind. Joachim is in the big blind.
Uunder the gun, Tim raises to 30,000. Nobody calls and Tim wins it.

*****KEY HAND****Hand #32
Andreas has the button. Joachim is in the small blind. Tim is in the big blind.
Josh raises to 40,000, Andreas makes it 120,000. Josk moves all in. Andreas calls.

Josh: KJ clubs
Andreas: AQ clubs

Flop: A5J
Turn: 4
River: 6

Andreas win 609,000 pot

Josh Schiffman leaves in 7th place taking home 23,000 Euro.

******ANOTHER KEY HAND Hand #33
Tim has the button. David is in the small blind. Pascal is in the big blind.
David raises to 92,000
Pascal announces all in. David calls.

David has A5o
Pascal has AJ

Flop: A8T
Turn: 6
River: K

David leaves in sixth place taking home 28,800 Euro.

Hand #34
Nobody has the button. Pascal is in the small blind. Mika is in the big blind.
Joachim announces all in and wins.

Hand #35
Pascal has the button. Mika is in the small blind. Andreas is in the big blind.
Joachim announces all in and again and nobody calls.

Hand #36
Mika has the button. Andreas is in the small blind. Joachim is in the big blind.
Andreas raises to 107,500. Joachim shows a deuce and folds. Andreas shows a pair of sixes.

Hand #37
Andreas has the button. Joachim is in the small blind. Tim is in the big blind.
Pascal is under the gun and raises to 40,000. Nobody calls.

Hand #38
Joachim has the button. Tim is in the small blind. Pascal is in the big blind.
Tim raises to 107,500 and takes the pot.

****KEY HAND****Hand #39
Tim has the button. Pascahl is in the small blind. Mika is in the big blind.
Andreas raises UTG to 55,000. Tim re-raises all-in. Pascal thinks about it. He'd have to call 199,500. Pascal folds. Andreas considers it. He really want sto call. He counts out his chips, then goes back to thinking. In the background music plays from a adjoining tournament. Andreas asks,"Du you have a pair of sevens?" Finally, Andreas calls.
Eeesh. Tim, in fact, does have a pair of sevens.

Tim: 77
Andreas: A9 offsuit

Flop: 383
Turn: 2
River: A. Andreas rivers his ace to boot Tim from the tourney.

Tim Ramsey, finance man from USA, leaves in fifth place, cashing for 34,500 Euro.

Andreas is unstoppable.

CHIP COUNTS
Joachim: 127,500
Pascal: 799,000
Mika: 527000
Andreas: 1,500,000

Hand #40
Mika has the button. Andreas is in the small blind. Joachim is in the big blind.
Andreas just calls. Joachim checks his option.
Flop: 922 Check Check
Turn: 5 Andreas bets 22,000 and takes down the pot.

Hand #41
Andreas has the button. Joachim is in the small blind. Pascal is in the big blind.
Joachim moves all in and Pascal folds.

Hand #42
Joachim has the button. Pascal is in the small blind. Mika is in the big blind.
Joachim announces all in again and againn takes down the pot.

Hand #43
Pascal has the button. Mika is in the small blind. Andreas is in the big blind.
Pascal calls on the button. Mika calls in small blind. Andeas checks.

Flop: A58 with two hearts. Mika bets out and both his oppoenents fold.

Hand #44
Mika has the button. Andreas is in the small blind. Joachim is in the big blind.
Under the gun, Pascal makes it 40,000 to go. Mika re-raises from the button to 140,00. Joachim in the big blind mucks. Pascal moves all in. Mika thinks about it for a long time then folds. Pascal seems quite pleased about that.

Hand #45
Andreas has the button. Joachim is in the small blind. Pascal is in the big blind.
Mika announces all in from under the gun. and everybpdy folds.

Hand #46
Joachim has the button. Pascal is in the small blind. Mika is in the big blind.
Pascal calls form small blind and Mika checks his option
Flop: TTJ. Chk Chk
Turn: 9 Chk chk
River: 2 Pascal bets minimum 15,000. Mika folds. Pascal shows his nine.

*****KEY HANDHand #47
Pascal has the button. Mika is in the small blind. Andreas is in the big blind.
Pascal raises from the button to 35,000. Mika folds. Andreas calls.
Flop: T49. Andreas bets 40,000. Pascal folds. Andreas wins it.

Hand #48
Mika has the button. Andreas is in the small blind. Joachim is in the big blind.
Mika raises to 45,000. Andreas raises it up to 105,000 total. Joachim announces all in after a lot of thought. Mika, the initial raiser, already in for 45,000 should probably get away fromo this and does.
Andreas' bet already has Joachim covered.

Joachim: 44
Andreas: K7o

Flop: KJA
Turn: K
River: 2

Joachim is out in fourth place for 40,500 Euro and now Andreas is the becoming the table killer. Kudos to Joachim who came into today with the shortest stack and was able to hold out for fourth place.

------BREAK------

NEW CHIP COUNTS

Andreas: 1,737,500
Mika: 356,000
Pascal: 886,000

AFTER AN UNEXPECTED DINNER BREAK, WE'RE BACK

Hand #49
Andreas has the button. No small blind. Pascal is in the big blind.
Pascal wins with a walk.

Hand #50
Dead button. Pascal is in the small blind. Mika is in the big blind.
Pascal calls the big blind and Mika in the big blind says all in to take the pot.

******KEY HAND***Hand #51

Mika raises to 55,000
Pascal announces 150,000
Mika says all in. Pascal calls.

Mika shows 44
Pascal shows QQ

Flop: 885
Turn: 8
River: K

Mika is out in third for 51,800 Euro

HEADS UP PLAY BEGINS

I suppose everyone expected these Andreas and Pascal to be heads up. This should be a good match. Pascal has two very prominent gears. Hyepr-aggressive and Sorta-Tight. I'm curious to see how Pascal plays this.

Here's how the two men stack up going into the heads-up match:

Pascal: 1.2 million
Andreas: 1.9 million

HEADS UP HANDS

1--Pascal folds from small blind.
2--Andreas folds froom small blind.

3--Pascal calls from small blind. Andreas raises 40K more and Pascal calls.
Flop: 469. Andreas bets 45K. Pascal folds and Andreas takes it down

NEW BLINDS: 10K/20K/2K

4--Andreas opesn for a raise to 60K. Pascal calls.
Flop: 8KQ. Pascal checks. Anreas checks.
Turn: 7 Pascal checks and Andreas bets 35K. pascal calls.
River: 5 pascal checks. Andreas checks.
Pascal has A4 for ace high.
Andreas has 95 for a rivered little pait and the win of 190K pot.

5--Pascal calls from small blind and Andreas checks option.
Flop: 4JK Check Check
Turn: 8. Andreas checks and Pascal bets 30K. Andreas folds.

6--Andreas calls from small blind and Pascal raises to 75K total. Andreas announces re-raise and Pascal mucks before Andeas can announce how much the re-raise is.

7--Pascal calls and Andreas raises to 70K total. Pascal calls.
Flop: Q2K Check Check
Turn: 9 . Andreas bets 50K. Pascal raises to 300K. Andreas mucks a pair of sixes face up. Pascal shows J4 (aka The Jack Hammer) for no pair. Looks like "Aggressive Pascal arrived." This should be fun.

8--Andres calls from small blind and Pascal checks.
Flop: 2A6. Check Check
Turn: 7. Pascal checks. Andres bets 30K. Pascal folds. Andreas shows a 7.

9--
Flop: 324. Adreas bets 35K. Pascal calls
Turn: 6. Check Check
River: 7 Check Check

Andreas has 32 for two pair and Pascal mucks.

10--Andreas raises 40K from small blind and Pascal mucks.

BIG POT HAND---11--Pascal calls from small blind and Andreas raise to 70K. Pascal announces raise and makes it 100K more. Andreas calls.
Flop: 997. Andreas checks. Pascal bets 100K. Andreas makes it 170K more. Pascal announces all in and Andreas folds. That should be a fun hand to see on TV.

CHIPS ARE JUST ABOUT EVEN with around 1.5 million a piece.

12--In the small blind, Andreas makes it 60K to go and Pacal mucks.

13--Pascal raises form small blind to 80K and Andreas folds.

14--Andreas calls. Pascal checks
Flop:K84. Pascal checks. Andreas bets 30K. Pascal folds.

15--Pascal calls. Andreas raises to 70K and Pascal calls.
Flop: 3KA. Andreas checks. Pascal checks.
Tur: A. Andrea checks. two spades and two clubs on the board. Pascal bets 25K. Andreas calls.
River: 9 Check Check
Andreas: 44.
Pascal shows 67.
Andreas wins with aces up.

16--Andreas raises and Pascal folds.

HUGE HAND-----17--Pascal raises to 60K. Andreas calls.
Flop: 473 with two diamonds.
Andreas checks and Pascal bets 150K. Andreas announces raise and puts in 250K morre. Pascal announces all in. I love that move. He's done it to Andreas before. This time it's giving Andreas serious heartburn. He's fallen into the tank. Pascal is smirking at him and trying to chat him up. Pascal says something about having a hearrt attack. Andreas face can look like American actor Clint Eastwood when he's thinking very hard. Finally, Andreas calls.

Pascal: 99 for an overpair.
Andras has J7o for top pair.

Turn: K

River: 3

Pascal takes it down and cripples Andreas.

This might be over very quickly.

NEW CHIP COUNT (such as it is)

Andreas:246k
Pascal 2.5 million

18--Andreas folds from small blind.

19--Pascal calls and Andreas checks.
Flop: 237
Turn: J Pascal bets 20K and Andreas calls.
River: 4. Andreas checks. Pascal bets 50K. Andreas folds and Pascal shows the jack for top pair.

20--

Flop: Q56. Andreas bets 25K. Pascal announces all in. Andreas calls.
Andreas shows 76
Pascal shows 85
Turn: A
River: A

Andreas has 380K in chips.

21--Pascal calls and Andres checks.
Flop: 8JA. Andreas checks. Pascal bets and takes the pot.

22--A whole bunch of checking.
Board J669T
Andreas picks up the blinds with K-high.

23--Pascal calls and Andreas checks.
Flop: 27K. Andreas bets 30K. Pascal folds.
Andreas shows a deuce.

24--Andreas calls and Pascal checks.
Flop: 7TK
Pascal bets 20K and Andreas folds.

25--Andres raises from small blind and Pascal folds.

26--Andreas folds.

27--

pascal calls, Andreas raises, pascal moves all. andreas calls.

Andreas: KJ diamonds
Pascal: AJ spades

Flop: QQ6 with one spade
Turn: 7
River: 4

Pascal wins.
Flop