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

Seidel Doubles; Victory Now Almost Certain

Erik Seidel

We say that tongue-in-cheek, of course, but Seidel does appear to be well on his way toward the final table after a big double a moment ago.

We were looking the other way during the preflop action, but the pot and the positions allow us to infer that Michael Mizrachi opened with a raise, and Seidel three-bet him in position. Heads up, they saw the dealer spread out {6-Spades} {9-Diamonds} {J-Hearts}, and Mizrachi checked it over. Seidel stacked out 24,000 into the pot, and Grinder quickly announced an all-in check-raise.

Seidel let out a mumbled curse word and a wry smirk, and he double-checked his cards to make sure before making the call for his last 139,500. Seidel was at risk, but he was well ahead.

Showdown
Mizrachi: {K-Clubs} {J-Diamonds}
Seidel: {A-Clubs} {A-Spades}

Despite his concerns, Seidel's rockets were out in front, and the turn {3-Clubs} and river {2-Hearts} kept them safe. Seidel has had a bit of tough going since the dinner break, but he's rebounded fully to put himself back in the top five.

Chips Count
Erik Seidel us 330,000 165,000
Michael Mizrachi us 128,000 -187,000

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