Event #5: €10,400 No-Limit Hold'em (Split Format)

Powell Poker

Just the tail end of a pot here, but another glimpse at the big-stacked battle going on at Table 77 between Erik Seidel and Brian Powell.

They were heads up on the river of a {5-Clubs} {3-Diamonds} {4-Diamonds} {K-Clubs} {8-Hearts} board when we approached, and Powell was the leading bettor from the small blind. He put out 17,800 -- a little more than half the pot -- and Seidel would spend a good long while thinking it over. He leaned back in his chair and stared up at the ceiling for a bit, then slipped his headphones off and took another good look. Finally, he splashed the call into the pot.

Powell tabled {K-Spades} {Q-Clubs} like it was the nuts, and it may as well have been. Seidel quietly finished paying off the bet, then slipped his cards loose and sent them into the muck.

Chips Count
Brian Powell us 280,000 7,000
Erik Seidel us 240,000 -51,000

Tags: Erik SeidelBrian Powell