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

Brian Powell Eliminated in 6th Place (€54,810)

Brian Powell - 6th place

Well, nevermind on that 'passing chips back and forth' thing.

In the last hand, Roger Hairabedian opened to 25,000, and Brian Powelll three-bet to 65,000. After a short pause Hairabedian moved all in, and Powell called off his last ~290,000 total to put himself at risk. The news was not good.

Showdown
Hairabedian: {A-Diamonds} {K-Spades}
Powell: {K-Diamonds} {J-Diamonds}

The {3-Spades} {5-Diamonds} {A-Spades} flop drew a loud reaction from the French rail that had begun to fill in, and their man now had a commanding lead two cards from the semifinals. The turn {J-Hearts} gave Powell at least some hope, but he couldn't find the two-outer on the {10-Diamonds} river.

So it's Hairabedian who's through to tomorrow's semifinal where he and Michael Mizrachi will play a deep heads-up match.

Chips Count
Roger Hairabedian fr 1,251,000 351,000
Brian Powell us Busted

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