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Main Event Day 3 Live Blog

21
Apr

Showdown Slowdown

The last circle of the Main Event saw the still-deep players engaging in multiple skirmishes, but few showdowns were seen.  To prove that we were watching, and not just lying hungover beneath the skirts of our tables, here are some examples: Hand the first: Button Luke Walsh called an early-position open to 35,000 (blinds 6k/12k) and then Erik Ostergaard in the big blind three-bet to 80,000 (with ~220k behind).  Both folded. Hand the second: Franke von Zweigbergk opened in the cutoff (from a top ten stack) to 33,000, but folded to the big blind Mick Graydon’s jam. Hand the third:...
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21
Apr

Erik Ostergaard rocks up

“I taught it was two o’clock,” Ostergaard said by way of explanation in what sounded suspiciously like an Irish brogue. Only 35 minutes had come off the tournament clock when he found his way to table 1, seat 6. His tablemate Daniel Samson had taken advantage of his absence, having shoved all-in at least three times on the short stack since play began. It is always good to play a 10bb game with an opponent or two sitting out. We are cleaning it up a bit, but Ostergaard could be heard exhaling “fiddlesticks and dandelions.” We certainly would not have...
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21
Apr

Happy Birthday Joe Sweeney

That is what the dealer at table 8 told Joe Sweeney, appropriately in our view, after all the money got into the middle on As 9d 9h Kd board. It was Sweeney’s Ah 7h, top pair, facing the rather dominant full house, Ks 9c, of Sami Agel. We heard one of them breath all-in and the aforementioned dealer shouted out all-in and call. Cue birthday present. We arrived just in time to arrive and see the Ad hit the river. The oooommmf resonated around the table. Full house over full house. Sweeney started the day with 258k but looks near...
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21
Apr

It’s Finals Day for the JP Poker Masters and PLO 6-Max

Aside from the €1,150 Main Event and, in the case of the €350 PLO 6-Max, playing right next to it, are two Championship side events.  The aforementioned PLO is down to 29/99 runners (click here for start of day counts and live bustouts) with 11 paid: 1 €9,120 2 €5,625 3 €4,255 4 €2,890 5 €2,130 6 €1,670 7 €1,065 8 €1,065 9 €1,065 10-11 €760 Meanwhile, the €550 JP Poker Masters (located as far away from the PLO as possible, as if they might attack each other like angry terriers if allowed to get too close) is down to...
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21
Apr

Happy Easter Sunday & Main Event Day 3

The Main Event is back in action, with the remaining 96/1,807 coming back refreshed* and ready to play for serious money.  Head here (or just drop down the CHIPCOUNTS REDRAWS BUSTOUTS tab above this one) for full chip counts for those still in contention for the 2019 title. PS When we said “serious money” we meant this kind of money: 1 €300,000 2 €190,000 3 €125,000 4 €85,000 5 €63,520 6 €50,000 7 €37,500 8 €27,500 9 €21,000 10-12 €17,500 13-16 €14,000 17-24 €11,500 25-32 €9,250 33-40 €7,750 41-48 €6,500 49-64 €5,500 65-80 €4,500 81-104 €3,650
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