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Main Event Day 3 Live Blog

21
Apr

Wheatley Cracks Silver’s Aces – Full Double Up

Raymond Wheatley just took a bite out of Max Silver’s stack, knocking the once chip leader under average.  Heads up to a Js Kd 6h flop, Wheatley check-raised Silver’s continuation bet.  This was called*.  On the Ts turn, Wheatley led out for 600,000 – around half his stack.  Silver put him in.  Snap. Silver: As Ac Wheatley: Kc 6c for the flopped two pair.  With the 8c river, Wheatley collected a pot worth around 4,000,000, while Silver drops to 2,700,000. *Didn’t see this part.  Thanks to Seamus Cahill for filling us in.  A piece of chocolate Easter egg for you...
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21
Apr

Meanwhile on the TV table: Benny Glaser eliminated in 21st (€11,500), Niall Farrell in 20th (€11,500)

Oh how the mighty have fallen on the feature table, it folded around to Ken Yau Chi in the small blind, who moved all-in on Glaser’s big blind. Glaser snap called with Ah Jc, but he would have to reckon with the Kc 5c of Yau Chi. The flop came Kd Qs Jh, giving both players a piece, but reversing the lead. The board bricked out 7d, 5d and with that Glaser made his exit. Shortly thereafter, Sami Agel raised under the gun to 130k, and Niall Farrell moved all-in next to act with a bit over ten big blinds....
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21
Apr

Sbrprise on the River: Bodo Sbrzesny Out in 19th (€11,500)

A bit of a wincer for Bodo Sbrzesny saw him hit the rail in 19th.  In a repeat of a few hands earlier, Weijie (we will now be calling him Jarvey, because everyone does, apparently) Zheng raised preflop to 130k and both blinds called, Sbrzesny on the big blind. Flop: As 5s Td.  Again, check, bet small, call. Turn: Jd.  Sbrzesny checked and Zheng set him all in (with just two bright orange 500k chips; Sbrzesny’s stack was only 800k by this point).  Sbrzesny thought for a while but made the call with Ad 8d – top pair and the...
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21
Apr

Christopher Gee eliminated in 22nd (€11,500)

We are now playing 30k/60k/60k, starting stack in the small blind stakes. Steven Alper opened the pot under the gun at table 2 to 140k and Christopher Gee three-bet one off the button to 400k. The lone Norwegian left in the tournament, Andreas Wiborg, cold four bet all-in to 2 million (and 15k or so). Alper ducked out of the way quickly. “You do that with ace queen and ace king too, right?” quizzed Gee, bouncing with excitement but not certain of his action. Wiborg was silent. The call came shortly after said abridged interrogation. Gee winced when he saw...
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21
Apr

Jonathan Bowers Wins the JP Masters (€28,164)

Congratulations to Jonathan Bowers, who’s won the €550 JP Masters after doing a deal three-handed. The ever-popular event attracted a whopping 365 players, 62 more than last year’s event, and paid out 47 spots. Here’s what they’ve all won: Place Name Prize Deal 1 Jonathan Bowers €36,455 €28,164 2 Savvas Sechlidis €23,130 €26,950 3 Christoph Cajochen €16,015 €20,486 4 Filip Pettersen €12,455 5 Leo Worthington Leese €8,895 6 Martin Holmes €7,205 7 Danny Freitas €5,785 8 Thomas Reilly €4,805 9 Magnus Hultgren €3,380 10 Gary Hillson Banks €3,380 11 Alan Flannery €3,380 12 Duff Charette €3,380 13 Mark Magee €2,490...
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21
Apr

De Laat Unafraid to Tangle with Chip Leader

And, it turns out, the chip leader Weijie Zheng, is not afraid to get his chips in in many different situation either.  Zheng raised just now (blinds up to 30k/60k) to 135,000 preflop, called by both blinds, De Laat in the small blind.  De Laat check-called 225,000 on the Ah 7h 4h flop, both players checked the 8h turn, and then De Laat led out for 305,000 on the 8c river.  Zheng thought about it for a short while, but threw in the call and mucked upon seeing the Kh Js in his opponent’s hand.
21
Apr

Cahill Goes Downhill

John Finnighan-Linkins pushed from the button and Seamus Cahill made the call from the big blind. Cahill: As-Qs Finneghan-Linkins: Ac-Ks Board: 4d Kc 5d 8c Ad Finneghan-Linkins doubled to 1.9 million or so, not much off the 2.46 million average. Meanwhile Cahill has slipped from second in chips at the break to merely middling-to-good – he’s on 3.2 million now.
21
Apr

Kevin Price flips out in 23rd (€11,500)

Weizie Zheng opened under the gun at a full 8-handed table and Kevin Price moved all-in for 1.13 million in late position. It was a big shove in Zheng’s estimation. He did not snap call with 9s 9d, but did eventually. Price showed Ac Jh and we were off to the races. On the 9h 4h 4s flop we were no longer at the races. The races were but a distant Joycean memory from a bygone time. Were they even a memory, or just a story we had been repeatedly told one time too many? Price was all but certainly...
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21
Apr

Patrick Clarke Busts in 24th (€11,500)

Steven Alper took on Patrick Clarke preflop when he moved in for 685,000 over the top of Alper’s raise to 115,000.  It took him a while to make the call, during which a pretty good-natured discussion of whether his shove had been a bit stringy (a couple of 100k chips slower over the line) but it really didn’t matter in the end because it was all going in no matter what for Clarke.  When Alpert made the call he must have been overjoyed to be dominating Clarke’s Qc Jc with his Kd Qs. Board: 3h Th Qd 9d 2s.  Out-kicked. ...
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21
Apr

Redraw! Weijie Zheng in the Lead

We’re down to 24 players, and the chip counts and new seat draw look like so: Name Chips Table-Seat Weijie Zheng 6,100,000 2-8 Sami Agel 4,485,000 1-8 Seamus Cahill 4,140,000 3-8 Max Silver 3,860,000 3-3 Bodo Sbrzesny 2,765,000 1-4 Luke Walsh 2,555,000 3-1 Andreas Wiborg 2,510,000 2-1 David Masters 2,500,000 3-7 Raymond Wheatley 2,400,000 2-5 Bas De Laat 2,325,000 2-7 Steven Alper 1,995,000 3-4 Christopher Gee 1,940,000 2-6 Thomas Gallagher 1,805,000 1-5 Chi Ken Yau 1,535,000 3-6 John Finnighan Linkins 1,500,000 2-4 Kevin Price 1,145,000 1-6 Benny Glaser 1,135,000 1-2 Niall Farrell 1,100,000 2-3 Alan Trueick 1,090,000 1-7 Nikolaos Papamakarios...
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