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April 21-26 | Borgata | Atlantic City, New Jersey
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Morten Christensen Wins WPT Vienna (€313,390)

Level 32: 75,000-150,000, 25,000 ante


Morten Christensen Royal flush Girls

After six days of pulsating poker, WPT Vienna, has come a close and the latest WPT Champions Club member is Morten Christensen. Incredibly, Christensen becomes the fourth Danish player to win a major European title, in just a few short months, following in the footsteps of Frederik Jensen, Mickey Petersen and more recently Jannick Wrang.

Finalists

The 17-minutes of Level 25 came and went without a whimper and then our chip leader started Level 26 with a bang. Ognjen Sekularac picking up a full house with Tspade 2spade to get three streets of value from Wilinofsky and move over the 4 million mark for the first time.

Level 26 was also the time of our first elimination and the hand was not for the poker purists. Ben Wilinofsky had started to limp into the pot, from every position, when he did it holding Kdiamond Jdiamond in first position. Szecsi was seated on the button and he raised to 145,000 holding Qspade Qheart and Wilinofsky moved all-in for 1,485,000, a gesture that was called instantly by the Hungarian. So Szecsi was in great shape until the board of 8diamond 8club 2diamond Adiamond Aspade broke his heart in two and he was the first person out.

Norbert Szecsi
(Photo: Norbert Szecsi)

Into Level 27 with blinds at 25,000/50,000 and we suffered our second casualty. Konstantin Tolokno moved all-in for 945,000, under the gun, and Goswin Siemsen also moved all-in on the button. Siemsen was holding Aheart Qheart, and it dominated the Aclub Theart of Tolokno, but WPT Vienna has been the tournament of the suckouts and there was one more in store. The Tspade appeared on the flop and Siemsen was a mere spectator as the fab four played on.

Goswin Siemsen
(Photo: Goswin Siemsen)

Next we had a spate of double ups before we lost two players in quick succession to take us into our heads up finale. So long the chip leader, Ognjen Sekularac, went from the chip leader to the chip donator. Firstly, he doubled up Konstantin Tolokno, then he doubled up Morten Christensen before finally losing a huge pot to Ben Wilinofsky. That left him at the bottom of the chip counts and he exited not long after in a blind on blind cooler. It was Aheart Jheart versus the Adiamond Qheart of Tolokno and for once the strongest hand held up at showdown and Sekularac was out in 4th place.

Ognjen Sekularac
(Photo: Ognjen Sekularac)

Sekularac hadn't even reached the rail before Ben Wilinofsky was following him off the table. All the chips went into the middle on a  flop of 8club 7club 5diamond with Wilinofsky holding Tspade 9club and Christensen holding Tclub 4club. The Qclub on the turn finally bringing an end to the run-good of Wilinofsky and the three-way favourite was out.

Ben Wilinofsky
(Photo: Ben Wilinofsky)

When we headed into heads up it was Christensen who had all of the chips but Tolokno started the brighter to even the stakes a little. Back and fore they went until Christensen started to press his dominance. It was a mighty grind with not one all-in showdown until the final hand of play. Christensen raised with Aheart 8heart, Tolokno moved all-in with Kspade 8spade, Christensen called and that was - as they say - the end of that!

Morten Christensen Konstantin Tolokno
(Photo: L-R Morten Christensen & Konstantin Tolonko)

So congratulations to Morten Christensen, another Dane with a major title to his name. He secures €313,390 for the win and, of course, the seat at the WPT Finale at the Bellagio in a few months time. Commiseration to all our finalists but especially Konstantin Tolokno for coming so close to a WPT title.

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Montesino, WPT Vienna, Season X
08:55 PM, 04/15/12

Konstantin Tolokno Eliminated in 2nd Place (€191,740)

Level 32: 75,000-150,000, 25,000 ante

Konstantin Tolokno
Morten Christensen raises to 250,000, Konstantin Tolokno moves all-in and Christensen calls to hand us our first heads up all-in and call situation.

Christensen: Aheart 8heart
Tolokno: Kspade 8spade

Board: Aspade Qdiamond 9club 7heart 2spade

Tolokno's hopes were dashed by the turn and Morten Christensen becomes the latest WPT Champions Club member.!

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Morten Christensen, Konstantin Tolokno, Montesino, WPT Vienna, Season X
08:03 PM, 04/15/12

Raise/Fold by Christensen

Level 32: 75,000-150,000, 25,000 ante

Christensen raise/folds to a Tolokno shove.

Sorted In: Konstantin Tolokno, Morten Christensen, Featured Blog, Montesino, WPT Vienna, Season X
07:56 PM, 04/15/12

Christensen Gets Closer

Level 32: 75,000-150,000, 25,000 ante

Christensen limps and Tolokno checks.

Flop: Kspade Jclub 6diamond

Tolokno checks and a Christensen c-bet wins the pot.

Sorted In: Konstantin Tolokno, Morten Christensen, Montesino, WPT Vienna, Season X
07:53 PM, 04/15/12

Christensen Open Shoves

Level 32: 75,000-150,000, 25,000 ante

Christensen moves all-in and Tolokno folds.

Sorted In: Konstantin Tolokno, Morten Christensen, Featured Blog, Montesino, WPT Vienna, Season X
07:50 PM, 04/15/12

Tolokno Trying To Claw His Way Back

Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante

Tolokno raises to 260,000 and Christensen calls.

Flop: Adiamond 5heart 2diamond

Tolokno bets 200,000 and Christensen folds.

Sorted In: Konstantin Tolokno, Morten Christensen, Montesino, WPT Vienna, Season X
07:49 PM, 04/15/12

Tolokno Moves All-In Once More

Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante

Christensen raises to 250,000, Tolokno moves all-in for 1,620,000 and Christensen folds.

Sorted In: Konstantin Tolokno, Morten Christensen, Featured Blog, Montesino, WPT Vienna, Season X
07:47 PM, 04/15/12

Another Christensen Pot

Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante

Tolokno limps, Christensen raises to 250,000 and Tolokno folds.

Sorted In: Konstantin Tolokno, Morten Christensen, Montesino, WPT Vienna, Season X
07:46 PM, 04/15/12

Tolokno All-In

Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante

Christensen raises to 250,000, Tolokno moves all-in and Christensen folds.

Sorted In: Konstantin Tolokno, Morten Christensen, Featured Blog, Montesino, WPT Vienna, Season X
07:45 PM, 04/15/12

Christensen Forces Tolokno To Fold

Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante

Christensen raises to 250,000 and Tolokno calls.

Flop: Qheart Tspade 3heart

Tolokno leads for 200,000, Christensen raises to 500,000 and Tolokno folds.

Sorted In: Konstantin Tolokno, Morten Christensen, Featured Blog, Montesino, WPT Vienna, Season X
07:43 PM, 04/15/12

 

CHIPCOUNT

NameChips
1
Byron Kaverman 325,000 
2
Keith Lehr 302,000 
3
Paul Volpe 275,000 
4
Athanasios Polychronopoulos 274,000 
5
Hans Winzeler 270,000 
6
Orson Young 227,000 

Average Chip Count: 101,234
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Summary

Current Level:

10

Blinds:

800-1,600

Ante:

200

Players Remaining:

162 of 328

Time Remaining:

Blind Structure

Level Blinds Ante
1 75-150 25
2 100-200 25
3 150-300 50
4 200-400 50
5 250-500 75
6 300-600 75
7 400-800 100
8 500-1,000 100
9 600-1,200 200
10 800-1,600 200
11 1,000-2,000 300
12 1,200-2,400 400
13 1,500-3,000 500
14 2,000-4,000 500
15 2,500-5,000 500
16 3,000-6,000 1,000
17 4,000-8,000 1,000
18 5,000-10,000 1,000
19 6,000-12,000 2,000
20 8,000-16,000 2,000
21 10,000-20,000 3,000
22 12,000-24,000 4,000
23 15,000-30,000 5,000
24 20,000-40,000 5,000
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