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Main Event Day 3 Live Blog

22
Apr

Trueick Story

Thomas Gallagher opened to 250k and it folded all the way around to Alan Trueick in the big blind, who shoved for a shade under 1.3 million. A quick call later, they turned their cards over: Gallagher: 9s-9h Trueick: same suits, better pair – Js-Jh Board: As 5s 3s Ts 6h Trueick is now up to 2.6 million; Gallagher could afford the loss, and is still well above average on 6.5 million.
22
Apr

Ken Yau Chi gets absolutely coolered, out in 13th place (€14,000)

David Crilly had just doubled up to 4M with pocket aces when it folded to Ken Yau Chi in the small blind. Chi raised it up 200k, 2.5 big blinds. Crilly shipped it all, for 1.6 million effective. Chi could not call faster, he held Ts Tc. Unbelievably, Crilly had aces again, As Ad. The pot was 3.7 million, another big spot for both players. The flop came out Qs 2s 4d, offering no hope for Chi at this point. The turn was the 5h and the river the 3c. There was nothing the man could do in all worlds,...
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22
Apr

Outer Table More of a Shovefest than the London Underground at Rush Hour

The only thing is, we haven’t seen a face-up card.  It looks like Alan Trueick (pictured) and Dave Masters might have had some kind of side wager on who could go all-in preflop uncalled the most in Level 29.  Spoiler alert: it’s a tie.  Both four times, a mixture of open jamming late spots and three-betting all-in at the expense of tablemates Andreas Wiborg and Max Silver.  The last three eliminations have come from the televised table (they’ll pop up on the blog in due course). Line-up of non-featured table: Dave Masters Sami Agel Alan Trueick Andreas Wiborg Thomas Gallagher
22
Apr

Nikolaos Papamakarios out 14th (€14,000)

It folded to Nicolaos Papamakarios in the small blind, who completed with 40k for 80k total. The big blind, Raymond Wheatley  made a big raise, to 350k. It was time for Papamakarios to make his move, and he did so, all-in for something like 2M. Wheatley called fast as lightning. Because he had Ac Ah. The pot was exactly 4 million chips big. Papamakarios would need a lot of help. Kd Qs 8s flop. Backdoor spades at least for the man from Greece was his only hope. Turn Jc. So we have four outs for a chop, with one of...
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22
Apr

John Finnighan-Linkins Out in 15th (€14,000)

Up on the feature table, John Finnighan-Linkins open-shoved for 1.4 million in early position. In the hijack, Jarvey Zheng made the call, and they were soon on their proverbial backs. Finnighan-Linkins: Js-Jc Zheng: Ah-Qs Board: Qh 8c 4h 5d 8d – no messing about there. With that, Finnighan-Linkins takes 15th place and €14,000, while Zheng’s stack now comprises some 11 million chips.
22
Apr

Sean Prendiville Eliminated in 16th Place (€14,000)

Drama on the livestream! Under the gun Luke Walsh opened to 160,000 with 6d 4d, defended by big blind Sean Prendiville with 5c 7c.  The interesting flop the commentators were hoping for emerged: 4h 9d 6s.  Check to Walsh, who bet 135,000.  Check-raise all in from Prendiville; call. Turn: Hit! 3c – straight for Prendiville. River: Re-hit! 4s – full house for Walsh.  Prendiville picks up €14,000. If you want to watch more of this kind of stuff, click here.
22
Apr

Bas De Laat Eliminated in 17th Place (€11,500) – Two Table Redraw

With the average now over 3.1 million (blinds 40k/80k/80k), Bas De Laat, with around 1.4 million, started off his last hand in the Main Event with a limp.  This encouraged Andreas Wiborg and Jarvey Zheng to do so too in position.  Over to big blind Steven Alper who moved all in over all of these tempting limps for 1,520,000. Back to De Laat, who stared at his 1.3 million chips left for about half a minute, before calling all-in.  The other two preflop chancers got out of the way. De Laat: Ac Tc Alper: Qc Js Safe on the 8c...
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22
Apr

Kyle Cook’d – 18th Place, €11,500

Just now on the livestream, and 20 minutes ago in real life, Kyle Cook pushed his last three and a half BBs in under the gun with 9h-6h. Sami Agel made the call in the big blind with a very similar, but crucially better hand – 9c-7c. Board: 5c 3c 6s Jc 4d The flop started out well for Cook, but the turn and river got gradually worse, and he was soon heading for the payout desk.
21
Apr

Chip Counts at Level 29

The 18 remaining Main Event players are back from the break; blinds/ante are 40k/80k/80k, chip counts are like so: Name Chips Table-Seat Weijie Jarvey Zheng 8,800,000 2-8 Thomas Gallagher 6,260,000 2-3 Luke Walsh 4,450,000 1-4 Sami Agel 4,350,000 1-8 Raymond Wheatley 4,265,000 3-7 Andreas Wiborg 3,620,000 2-7 Steven Alper 3,060,000 2-1 Nikolaos Papamakarios 2,775,000 3-2 David Masters 2,510,000 3-1 Max Silver 2,485,000 3-3 Chi Ken Yau 2,310,000 1-5 Seamus Cahill 2,065,000 3-8 Alan Trueick 1,940,000 1-7 David Crilly 1,780,000 3-5 Bas De Laat 1,775,000 2-5 Sean Prendiville 1,380,000 1-3 John Finnighan Linkins 810,000 2-2 Kyle Cook 290,000 1-1
21
Apr

Up & Down Cahill

Poor old Seamus Cahill, it seems like every time I pass by his table he’s doubling someone else up. Last time the other guy at least had the better hand, but this latest incident was particularly unfair: Cahill: As-Qs Nikolaos Papamakarios: Kd-Qd Board: the mama of all flops for Papamakarios – 3d 4d Ks 4c 9s Papamakarios doubled up to 2.8 million. Cahill, who’d just managed to grind his way back up to 3+ million after last time, looked a bit sick as he dropped back down to 2 million.
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