The Five Diamond World Poker Classic kicked off last week at the Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the high roller portion of the schedule is now complete following the 13th high roller tournament of the series.
The Bellagio High Roller Event #13: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em attracted a 54-entrant field that created a prize pool of $1,350,000. It would be local player Andrew Lichtenberger emerging victorious to capture his third victory and eighth cash on the PokerGO Tour presented by Guaranteed Rate for 2021.
Lichtenberger now eclipses $5.5 million in lifetime tournament earnings and sits 78th on the All-Time Money List behind Connor Drinan and ahead of Philipp Gruissem. Lichtenberger also sits in 44th place on the PokerGO Tour leaderboard with 818 points with just two qualifying events remaining in 2021.
This tournament is part of the PokerGO Tour with players earning points based on the amount they cash for. The full PokerGO Tour schedule can be found here, and the current PokerGO Tour presented by Guaranteed Rate leaderboard is available here.
|Bellagio High Roller Event #13 Payouts|
|Place||Player||Country||Prize||PokerGO Tour Points|
|1st||Andrew Lichtenberger||United States||$432,000||259|
|2nd||Ray Qartomy||United States||$283,500||170|
|4th||Elio Fox||United States||$135,000||81|
|5th||Jeremy Ausmus||United States||$108,000||65|
With roughly 320,000 in the middle and the board reading , Ray Qartomy bet out 300,000 from the big blind.
From the button, Andrew Lichtenberger used a time extension and then moved all-in for 4,800,000.
Qartomy used two time extensions before calling all-in for 1,625,000 total.
Lichtenberger tabled his for trips, and Qartomy revealed his before being eliminated in second place for a $283,500 payday.
On a flop of , Ray Qartomy checked from the big blind to Andrew Lichtenberger who bet 80,000.
Qartomy check-raised to 225,000 and Lichtenberger called as the turn landed the .
Qartomy bet out 200,000 and Lichtenberger called.
The river was the and Qartomy checked. Lichtenberger announced he was all-in for 3,185,000 and Qartomy used two time extensions before folding.
25,000 / 50,000
Big Blind Ante
Ray Qartomy limped the button and Andrew Lichtenberger raised to 150,000 from the big blind.
Qartomy responded with a reraise to 340,000 and Lichtenberger called as the flop landed .
Lichtenberger checked and Qartomy bet 375,000. Lichtenberger called as the landed on the turn, and he checked.
Qartomy bet 800,000 and Lichtenberger used a time extension before moving all-in for 1,150,000.
Qartomy called and tabled his to be trailing the of Lichtenberger. The river landed the , and Lichtenberger doubled through.
Andrew Lichtenberger limped the small blind and Ray Qartomy raised to 140,000 from the big blind.
Lichtenberger called as the flop landed . Qartomy bet 80,000 and Lichtenberger called as the turn fell the .
Qartomy checked and Lichtenberger bet 140,000. Qartomy called before both players checked the on the river.
Qartomy tabled his , and Lichtenberger revealed his to see the pot chopped up.
Selahadding Bedir limped the small blind and Ray Qartomy raised to 140,000. Bedir shoved for 1,675,000, and after using a time extension, Qartomy called.
The board ran out and Bedir was eliminated in third place.
Andrew Lichtenberger raised to 130,000 from the small blind and Selahaddin Bedir called in the big blind.
The flop landed and Lichtenberger bet out 60,000. Bedir called as the turn landed the .
Lichtenberger checked and Bedir bet 175,000. Lichtenberger called before both players checked the on the river.
Lichtenberger tabled his , but it would be Bedir’s that would earn him the pot.
Andrew Lichtenberger raised to 80,000 from under the gun and Elio Fox moved all-in from the small blind for 730,000.
Ray Qartomy shoved over the top for 1.7 million and Lichtenberger folded.
The board ran out and Fox was eliminated in fourth place.
Andrew Lichtenberger raised the button to 80,000 before Jeremy Ausmus moved all-in for 455,000.
Lichtenberger called with , and Ausmus tabled his .
The board ran out and Ausmus was eliminated in fifth place.
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