High Roller: Dan Colman Doubles Up Again

$25,500 High Roller No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 26: 60,000/120,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 105

Dan Colman
Dan Colman

Marvin Rettenmaier opened the button to 260,000, and Dan Colman defended his big blind.

The flop was AhTd3c. Colman checked, Rettenmaier continued for 225,000, and Colman called. The turn was the 3d, and Colman check-called another 450,000. The river was the Jc. Colman checked for a third time, and Rettenmaier bet enough to cover his opponent. Colman quickly called all in for 1,010,000 total, putting himself at risk.

Rettenmaier showed Qh9d for no pair. Colman tabled KcQs, winning the pot and doubling up with a Broadway straight.

Dan Colman – 3,930,000 (33 bb)
Marvin Rettenmaier – 6,550,000 (55 bb)

High Roller: Dan Colman Doubles Through Marvin Rettenmaier

$25,500 High Roller No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 26: 60,000/120,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 105

On the first hand of the new level, Marvin Rettenmaier shoved the button, and Dan Colman called all in for 1,095,000 in the big blind, putting himself at risk.

Rettenmaier: Ad2h
Colman: Kc7s

The board ran out Kd9s5c6s2c, and Colman doubled up with a pair of kings.

Dan Colman – 2,230,000 (19 bb)
Marvin Rettenmaier – 8,250,000 (69 bb)

High Roller: Marvin Retteinmaier Takes Control

$25,500 High Roller No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 25: 50,000/100,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 105

Dan Colman opened the button to 250,000, and Marvin Rettenmaier three-bet to 725,000 in the big blind. Colman called.

The flop was Kh4d3d. Rettenmaier continued for 550,000, and Colman called. The turn was the 8s, and Rettenmaier bet 1,125,000. Colman called again, putting almost half the total chips in play into the middle of the table. The river was the As. Rettenmaier moved all in with the bigger stack, and Colman considered for a couple minutes before surrendering his cards into the muck. Rettenmaier won the pot with no showdown, opening up a significant lead in this heads-up match.

Marvin Rettenmaier – 8,340,000 (83 bb)
Dan Colman – 2,140,000 (21 bb)

High Roller: Ray Qartomy Eliminated in 3rd Place ($291,375)

$25,500 High Roller No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 25: 50,000/100,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 105

Ray Qartomy
Ray Qartomy

After little action this level, things lit up in a hurry. Marvin Rettenmaier opened to 225,000 from the button and Ray Qartomy three-bet to 650,000 from the small blind.

Dan Colman quickly released his big blind hand and Rettenmaier took his time to think it out. He eventually moved all in and Qartomy quickly called.

Rettenmaier: AdAh
Qartomy: KdKh

It was a cooler for Qartomy then Rettenmaier hit the AsQhTh flop. Qartomy had a gutshot Broadway draw, the 7h turn took away one of his outs and the Ts river sent the pot to Rettenmaier. After counting down both stacks, Rettenmaier had Qartomy barely covered, but enough to send Qartomy out in 3rd place.

Ray Qartomy – Eliminated in 3rd place ($291,375)

Heads up counts:

Seat 1: Marvin Rettenmaier – 4,540,000 (45 bb)
Seat 5: Dan Colman – 5,960,000 (60 bb)

High Roller: New Chipleader

$25,500 High Roller No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 25: 50,000/100,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 105

For the first time at this final table, someone other than Ray Qartomy has the biggest stack.

On the first hand back from break, Dan Colman opened the button with a min-raise to 200,000, winning the blinds and antes. “New chipleader,” he said as the dealer pushed him the pot.

“I’ll let you have it temporarily,” Qartomy said.

Dan Colman – 4,100,000 (41 bb)
Ray Qartomy – 4,010,000 (40 bb)