Level 16: 2,500/5,000 (5,000)
Ilyaev Raul is among the chip leaders and we think, we have an idea of how he got there. He had some luck!
Well, of course, you have to have some luck to make a deep run in any tournament. But set over set lucky, that’s quite something.
Over at Table 13, the hand began with a raise and a reraise before the flop. Gilles Todaro and Ilyaev Raul saw a flop: J♣8♠3♣. With roughly 100k in the middle already, Todaro bet, Raul moved all-in and Todaro instantly called. Showdown:
Ilyaev Raul: J♥J♦
Gilles Todaro: 8♦8♣
The setup was brutal for Todaro and neither turn (T♠), nor river (K♣) helped the Italian and he was eliminated while Raul stacks even more chips now.
Ilyaev Raul – around 700k
Gilles Todaro – 0