Selahaddin Bedir flirted with the chip lead for most of the final table, eventually running hot at the right eliminating two of the last three players to take home $287,500 and the title in Bellagio High Roller Event #12: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em.
Bedir sent the players into the money when he eliminated Giuseppe Iadisernia with ace-jack against Iadisernia’s ace-ten to burst the money bubble and move into the chip lead for the first time at the final table, but the Turkish pro wouldn’t keep the chip lead for long.
Almost immediately after the money bubble burst, Bedir doubled up Vikenty Shegal when his ace-queen couldn’t run down the pocket jacks of Shegal. Bedir dropped to second in chips after the hand but would take back the chip lead a few hands later when he eliminated Ray Qartomy in fourth place. Bedir held pocket jacks against Qartomy’s pocket sixes, and the board ran out ace-high. Qartomy couldn’t find one of the two remaining sixes in the deck and headed to the rail to collect his $62,500 prize.
Rok Gostisa parlayed the chip lead to start the final table all the way to his fifth third place or better finish of the Five Diamond Poker Classic. The Slovenian pro finished in third place for $100,000 after running his ace-eight into the ace-king of Shegal, giving Shegal the chip lead to start heads up.
Heads-up was a back and forth affair as Bedir battled back to take the chip lead. At one point, Bedir moved into a four to one chip lead after picking off a Shegal bluff with top pair. Shegal wouldn’t go away quietly, though, and battled back to nearly dead even in chips before running his rivered straight into the turned straight of Bedir. Bedir had Shegal covered by approximately 200,000, and Shegal was sent out the door in second place for $175,000.
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|Bellagio High Roller Event #11 Results|
|Place||Player||Country||Prize||PokerGO Tour Points|
|2nd||Vikenty Shegal||United States||$175,000||105|
|4th||Ray Qartomy||United States||$62,500||38|
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Selahaddin Bedir limped, and Vikenty Shegal checked his option in the big blind.
The flop fell , Shegal checked, Bedir bet to 30,000, and Shegal check-raised to 90,000. Bedir called.
The dealer burned and turned the , and Shegal bet 175,000. Bedir called.
The river completed the board, and Shegal bet 380,000. Bedir moved all-in, having Shegal just covered, and Shegal called.
Shegal tabled for the rivered straight, but Bedir tabled for the turned straight to eliminate Shegal in second place for $175,000.
Selahaddin Bedir moved all-in, and Vikenty Shegal snap-called for 700,000 total.
“Good game,” Bedir said as he gave Shegal a fist bump and walked away from the table.
The flop fell to keep Bedir in the lead. The turn gave no help to Shegal, but when the river hit, the felt Shegal rivered a pair of kings to stay alive and double.
Vikenty Shegal opened to 70,000 and Selahaddin Bedir called.
The flop fell , and Bedir Checked. Shegal bet 55,000, and Bedir called.
The dealer burned and turned the , and Bedir checked. Shegal bet 130,000, and Bedir called.
The river completed the board, and Bedir checked. Shegal used a time extension and bet 325,000. Bedir called.
Shegal tabled for ace-queen high, but Bedir tabled for a pair of kings to collect the pot and leave Shegal under 20 big blinds.
15,000 / 30,000
Big Blind Ante
Vikenty Shegal opened to 60,000 and Selahaddin Bedir three-bet to 240,000. Shegal called.
The flop fell , and Bedir bet 190,000. Shegal called.
The dealer burned and turned the and Bedir bet approximately 325,000. Shegal mucked, and Bedir tabled as he collected the pot.
Selahaddin Bedir limped the button, and Vikenty Shegal raised to 115,000. Bedir called.
The flop fell , and Shegal bet 60,000. Bedir called.
The turn hit the felt and action checked through.
The river completed the board, and Shegal checked. Bedir bet 225,000, and Shegal called.
Bedir tabled , and Shegal tabled for a pair of deuces to collect the pot.
Rok Gostisa moved all-in for 315,000 in the small blind, and Vikenty Shegal called in the big blind.
The board ran out , and Shegal flopped a pair of kings to eliminate Gostisa in third place for $100,000.
Vikenty Shegal limped the small blind, and Selahaddin Bedir checked the big blind.
The flop and Shegal bet 25,000. Bedir raised to 85,000, and Shegal called.
The turn hit the felt, and Shegal checked. Bedir bet 200,000. Shegal called.
The river completed the board, and Shegal checked. Bedir bet 375,000 and Shegal mucked.
15,000 / 25,000
Big Blind Ante
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