Level 6: 200-400, 50 ante
We have lost WPT Champions Club member Roberto Romanello. David Vamplew told us that just moments before the dinner break, Romanello found himself facing a 3,000 value bet on the river, on a board of Tx Tx xx xx 3x. His reaction was to move around 35,000 into the pot (leaving just 400 behind). His opponent tanked for a very long time before Romanello called the clock. Eventually, his opponent called and showed pocket treys for the full-house and Romanello mucked his hand. That hand left Romanello extremely short and despite doubling up, he was eliminated at the start of level six when he ran pocket tens into pocket aces.
Level 3: 100-200, ante
It's a shame that table 17 is going to break soon, because it is a little gem.
Seat 1: David Vamplew (33,000)
Seat 3: Roberto Romanello (36,000)
Seat 4: Samuel Chartier (42,000)
Seat 6: Guillaume Rivet (35,000)
Seat 9: Faraz Jaka (36,000)
While we were watching the action it was our WPT Champions Club member Roberto Romanello who won three consecutive pots. Here they are: -
Rivet raises to 400 in early position, his next door neighbour calls as does Romanello in the big blind. The flop is A K 3 and it is only Romanello who calls the 600 c-bet by Rivet. The turn 9 is checked through as is the Q on the river. Rivet shows 9 8 for a pair and Romanello turns over A 6 for a better pair.
The button raises to 400 and both Romanello (SB) and Chartier (BB) make the call. The action is checked through to the turn on a board of Q J 6 J, Romanello checks, Chartier bets 650, the button folds and Romanello calls. The river 2 is checked through and Romanello's pocket nines pip the pocket sevens of Chartier to the post.
The player in the hijack seat raises to 500, Romanello three-bets to 1,200 and his opponent calls. The flop is 6 6 3 and Romanello takes the pot with a 1,400 c-bet.
Level 2: 75-150, ante
Everybody's favourite Welshman, WPT Champions Club member Roberto Romanello, has been eliminated in just the second level of play. We didn't see his demise, but he was kind enough to tell us that he lost the majority of his chips in a three-bet pot holding Ax Kx v Jx Jx on a board of Kx Jx 8x 6x 6x; he was eliminated soon after. We are not sure if he plans to re-enter, as he is currently a little dazed, but we are sure as soon as the fog clears the mind we will see him back in action.