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High-Roller

17
Apr

Max Silver Takes Down Irish Poker Open High Roller and €45,130

So, the multiply crowned High Roller veteran adds another trophy to a cabinet that must need buttresses soon.  Max Silver has nearly $5 million in live tournament winnings, and despite the lateness of the hour said that he was still “trying really hard” and would be getting up at 7:30am regardless (such is the nature of small children)… Full €2,000 High Roller Results: 1 Max Silver – €45,130 2 Benny Glaser €29,565 3 Patrice Brandt €22,565 4 Andy Black €15,170 5 Marc Macdonnell €11,280 6 Keith Johnson €28,560 7 Orjan Skommo €7,000 8 Dan Wilson €6,225 9 Ankit Ahuja €5,445...
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17
Apr

Benny Glaser Finishes in Runner-Up Spot (€29,565)

Breathing chip fumes himself, Benny Glaser was instantly all in too, moving in with Qd 3d.  Max Silver gave him a spin with 7h 4h. Flop: 3h 9h 3c.  “Spicy,” said Glaser.  Indeed. Turn: 3s. “Not so spicy,” he said.  The 8h river was academic, and Glaser had a short resurgence. The coup de grace saw Glaser pick up the mighty pocket eights, but Silver was not to be outdone – he tabled pocket jacks, to general amused incredulity.  Glaser headed to the cash desk, and there was only the matter of the trophy to be settled…
17
Apr

Patrice Brandt Eliminated in 3rd Place (€22,565)

After that game-changer of a hand, Max Silver found himself up against two very short stacks, and it was just a matter of which he’d take on all-in first.  As it was Patrice Brandt’s button, and he got to act first, it was him.  He shoved with Kc 5s, Silver reshoved with Ks Ts and an eventual King high straight is the official hand Brandt went out to.
17
Apr

Max Silver Doubles Through Benny Glaser to the Chip Lead

Benny Glaser min-raised to 80k on the button, and Max Silver flatted in the big blind. A flop: 6h 8h Qs Silver checked, and then called the 105k continuation bet from Glaser. Now a turn: 5h This time Silver led out 180k. After a pause, Glaser called. This was now turning into a pretty big pot. Time for the river card: 2d Silver spent a bit of time rearranging his chips, and then announced all in for 610k. A longer pause from Glaser this time… And then a call! Glaser: Qc-8d for two pair Silver: Th-3h for a flush Thus...
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17
Apr

Battle of the Threes and the Chip Lead Merry-go-round Keeps Spinning

Caught from a Qs Qc 3s flop, Benny Glaser led out 40k. Opponent Patrice Brandt raised to 90k; call. Turn: 5c.  Glaser check-called 92k. River: A brick-shaped 4d.  Both players checked and showed down threes for two pair, but Glaser’s was the 3c (which was accompanied by the 9c) while Brandt had 7h 3h.  This cemented Glaser as the three-handed chip leader with 1.1 million. Moments later Max Silver dealt another serious blow to Brandt’s stack, on a 2h 5s 6c 9c Ac board having hit a river with Kc Xc vs Brandt’s A-K offsuit. Brandt drops to 245k while...
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17
Apr

Andy Black Out in 4th Place (€15,170)

It’s close to 4am and our High Roller finalists are starting to tire – they’ve already requested that the next break be as short as possible instead of the regular 20 minutes, and there’s been a lot of raise-all-fold recently. Nevertheless, when you’ve got a hand, you’ve got a hand. Max Silver: raised to 60k under the gun and then called with Kh-Kd Andy Black: pushed from the button with Ad-Kc Board: 4d 2d Th 3h 8s, notable for its lack of aces. With that, the winning-est player in the field has to settle for fourth place, and we are...
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17
Apr

Black Plays the Board to Stay Alive

Things looked dicey for the early stages chip leader Andy Black just now.  He moved in for 403k over the top of a Max Silver 50k open (still at 10k/20k), but it was big blind, and chip leader, Patrice Brandt who made the call after a bit of a think. Brandt: Tc Td Black: Ah 2d. Board: 5s Js 6s….2s……..7s! Flush.  Chuckles all round; chop chop.
17
Apr

Glaser Doubles Through Black

Chips have not sat still long in this High Roller tonight.  The most recent reversal of fortune saw the biggest dip Andy Black has had for many, many levels.  He opened to 50k preflop, and in-position, 247k-stacked Benny Glazer moved in.  Black made the call, and everything was clubs: Glaser: Ac 6c Black: Jc Tc The board ran out 2c 2s 9c 2d Ad and Black dropped to 390k.
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