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Main Event Day 3 Live Blog

21
Apr

Kevin Fitzpatrick out in 25th (€9,250)

Chi Ken Yau had opened the pot to 100k and Kevin Fitzpatrick shoved next to act for about 10 big blinds. The play was six handed at this point, we were just on the cusp of redrawing for the final three tables. On their backs — it was Ac Kd for Yau and Kc Qd for Fitzpatrick. The board ran out ten high (Tc 3s 8d, 6d, 2d) and that was that. Fitzpatrick shook people’s hands and made his way out gracefully.
21
Apr

The unfortunate demise of Conor Phelan (26th — €9,250)

The stakes are getting higher. We’re playing 25k/50k/50k now. And we have 500k chips in play. And boy were they in play this next hand. First hand back from dinner break, Conor Phelan raised in the cutoff to 100k and Weijie Zheng called on the button. The flop came Ac 3c 9d. Phelan continuation bet 100k and was raised to 250k. He took his time and called. The turn was the Kc. Phelan checked, Zheng bet 375k, and Phelan called. The river was the 5s. Zheng has been very aggressive this tournament and it has been working for him. So...
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21
Apr

Mitch Johnson Wins PLO 6-Max (€9,120)

Congratulations to Mitch Johnson, who beat a 99-strong field to take down the €350 PLO 6-Max! Here are the full payouts: 1 Mitch Johnson – €9,120 2 Andrew – Grimason – €5,625 3 Thomas Carr – €4,255 4 Sami Sidia – €2,890 5 Niko Heggelmann – €2,130 6 Filip Aleksic – €1,670 7 Joe Beevers – €1,065 8 Alan Kelleher – €1,065 9 Daniel Tighe – €1,065 10 Richard Wild – €760 11 Pierre-Olivier Jandaud – €760
21
Apr

Full chip counts at dinner break

Pos. Player Chips Seat 1 SILVER MAX 5,200,000 2-4 2 CAHILL SEAMUS 3,400,000 3-7 3 ZHENG WEIJIE 3,200,000 7-7 4 GEE CHRISTOPHER 2,875,000 1-2 5 FARRELL NIALL 2,675,000 2-3 6 SBRZESNY BODO 2,625,000 1-7 7 PRICE KEVIN 2,500,000 3-8 8 DE LAAT BAS 2,400,000 2-1 9 MASTERS DAVID 2,400,000 1-1 10 AGEL SAMI 2,100,000 7-5 11 PRENDIVILLE SEAN 2,100,000 3-4 12 PHELAN CONOR 2,075,000 7-6 13 WALSH LUKE 2,000,000 1-4 14 WIBORG ANDREAS 1,960,000 3-2 15 FINNIGHAN LINKINS JOHN 1,780,000 2-5 16 GLASER BENNY 1,560,000 3-3 17 ALPER STEVEN 1,520,000 2-8 18 FITZPATRICK KEVIN 1,350,000 7-4 19 YAU CHI KEN...
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21
Apr

Linkins Makes Farrell Say, “Ueaahhch” Twice in Consternation

John Linkins just played an interesting pot in position against Niall Farrell.  He opened to 80,000 (2bb) and Farrell checked how much his opponent was playing (around 1.1 million), then made the call. Flop: As Jd 7d.  A fairly swift check-call from Farrell of another 80,000. Turn: Kc.  Check to Linkins again, who bet 230,000 this time.  A moderate dwell period and another call. River: 3h: Bricktastic.  Farrell checked, and Linkins moved all-in.  “Ueaahhhch,” sighed Farrell, and then went through quietly mumbled scenarios as he analysed the situation.  “Flopped two pair.  Missed flush draw?  Shove A-Q there, but do you...
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21
Apr

Sami Agel and Weijie Zheng engage in hand for hand combat

Blood is being drawn across table 7. When we redraw for 24 players we would hate to see a budding rivalry, between Sami Agel and Weijie Zheng, broken up. Zheng is two to the left of Agel, and was recently spotted attacking his big blind with a preflop raise that led to a Th 8c 6d flop, which went check-check. On the turn Jh, Agel checked again and Zheng bet 125k. Agel check-raised to 380k. Zheng called. The river paired the board, Tc. If either had the nuts on the turn, they did not have it now. Agel cut out...
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21
Apr

Wheatley: the Man to Beat(ley)?

Raymond Wheatley has doubled again, this time to an over-average (2 million) stack.  Caught from the turn, with a million chips already in the middle, Max Silver was facing an all-in bet worth 540,000 on a board of Qs 7c 7d 8h.  Counting out the call, Silver tortured himself for a little while (and possibly Wheatley, too) by nearly pushing it forward with one finger, then halting.  Finally he called, showing Qd Td, behind to Wheatley’s pocket kings.  Silver takes a hit, but is still on over 4.2 million.
21
Apr

Sean Prendiville making legendary plays

We got to this one on the river. It looks like Sean Prendiville was in the big blind and Weijie Zheng had opened the pot in early position. The board was Ad 6s Qs, Qh, Ts. Prendiville checked and Zheng bet 250k. After some thinking, Prendiville raised to 850k. Zheng looked at this wager for a while. Then he said ‘raise’ quietly (too quietly for some to hear, there was a bit of ambient noise about) before pushing forward two towers of 25ks with some reds atop them across the line. Then Zheng went back to his stack to try...
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