Event #7: €10,400 Main Event Championship

Slowing Down Now; Every Decision Counts

• Nivå 27: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

Hand #131: Moritz Kranich had the button. Elio Fox raised to 125,000 under the gun, and Brian Roberts three-bet to 270,000 from the big blind. Fox asked about how much he was playing (~2.6 million behind), then made the call to proceed. The dealer spread out a flop of {J-Clubs} {Q-Spades} {9-Spades}, and Roberts checked it over. Fox checked it back. The {3-Diamonds} turned, and Roberts checked again. Fox bet 275,000 now, and Roberts decided a check-raise was in order. He made it 690,000 total, and Fox folded rather quickly.

Hand #132: Chris Moorman had the button, Moritz Kranich raised to 125,000, and Elio Fox defended his big blind to proceed. The flop came {Q-Hearts} {K-Spades} {K-Diamonds}, and Fox checked to the raiser. Kranich made it 155,000 to go, Roberts called, and the {4-Clubs} filled out the board. Kranich had to fire one more bullet, and 425,000 chips coaxed a fold from Roberts.

Hand #133: Unknown action.

Hand #134: Elio Fox had the button. Chris Moorman raised to 135,000. In the big blind, Dermot Blain reraised to 300,000 straight, and Moorman studied the situation carefully. He called eventually, and the flop came {K-Spades} {2-Clubs} {6-Spades}. Blain continued out with 450,000, and Moorman gulped as he watched him act. "How much did you start the hand with?" it sounded like he asked. After a couple more minutes, he made it 905,000 total, and Blain wasted no time folding.

Hand #135: Dermot Blain had the button. Brian Roberts opened with a raise to 120,000, Elio Fox and Dermot Blain called, and it came to Chris Moorman in the big blind. He squeezed in a reraise to 415,000, and Roberts folded his hand. Fox was thinking though, and he asked Moorman how much he was playing before making another raise. It was 830,000 total, folding Blain quickly out of the way and leaving the decision on the Brit. After some time, he folded.

That five-hand series took nearly 20 minutes.

Tags: Chris MoormanDermot BlainMoritz KranichBrian Roberts