Main Event

Quickly Onto Bullet Three for Franke

Jaxon • Level 8: 400-800, 800 ante

Martin "Franke" von Zweigbergk has been noticeably generating action wherever he goes. It was easy come, easy go for the chips he just accumulated on the second bullet.

A few hands later he got it all-in for 35 big blinds with {5-Spades}{4-Spades} and was called by Mikael Juhani Koistinen with {a-Spades}{10-Spades}. It was all blanks for Franke and he immediately headed back to the tournament desk to re-enter a third time.

Mikael Juhani Koistinen FI 85,000
Martin von Zweigbergk SE 30,000 -8,500

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Franke in the Dark on Bullet Two

Jaxon • Level 8: 400-800, 800 ante

Martin "Franke" von Zweigbergk busted his first bullet and all he could say was "unlucky" when he was asked by one of his friends how he busted while he was waiting to buy in again.

He got back in and was immediately in action under the gun and fired out 2,000.

"In the dark," Von Zweigbergk said a few times.

One of the players questioned him but someone else away from the table confirmed Von Zweigbergk does that from time to time and would never lie about it.

The action folded to Jaana Kindsigo in the cutoff who raised to 6,500 and Von Zweigbergk called.

Von Zweigbergk immediately declared himself all-in for 23,500. Kindsigo threw her hands in the air and folded.

"See, in the dark," said Von Zweigbergk showing the table he had {10-Clubs}{5-Hearts}.

Martin von Zweigbergk SE 38,500 5,500
Jaana Kindsigo ee 24,000

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Sipavicius Eliminated

Jaxon • Level 8: 400-800, 800 ante

Eliminations are taking place at a faster pace now that Day 1a is midway through the penultimate blind level of the day. Lithuania's Aurelijus Sipavicius was one of the handful of players to just lose all his chips.

The action folded to Sipavicius in the cutoff and he open-jammed for 11,000 and got a call from Roman Platov from the small blind.

Aurelijus Sipavicius: {a-Clubs}{q-Spades}
Roman Platov: {a-Hearts}{7-Hearts}

It was looking good for Sipavicius to find a double and he was still safe after the {a-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{2-Hearts} came on the flop. He was out of his seat and getting ready to leave after the {7-Diamonds} came on the turn to give his opponent a better two pair. The {5-Hearts} was unable to save the Lithuanian and he continued his path to the rail.

Roman Platov EE 60,000 38,000
Aurelijus Sipavicius lt Busted

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New Record for Coolbet

Jaxon • Level 8: 400-800, 800 ante
Coolbet Open
Coolbet Open

The big board is reading 121 entrants establishing a new Day 1a attendance record for the Coolbet Open Main Event. Late registration is open throughout the flight so this number is likely to grow further.

Cobb Takes Out Herkul

Jaxon • Level 8: 400-800, 800 ante
Barry David Cobb
Barry David Cobb

Madis Herkul three-bet jammed for 14,000 over an opening bet made by Barry Cobb. Cobb made the call with plenty behind.

Madis Herkul: {j-Clubs}{j-Spades}
Barry Cobb: {a-Spades}{j-Clubs}

Herkul was looking good to double up and his odds improved after the {4-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{8-Spades} came on the flop and the {3-Clubs} came on the turn. However, the {a-Clubs} spiked the river to give Cobb top pair and the dealer announced seat open.

A moment later we noticed Anders Karlsen leaving his seat and he shared he went out on a flip with {q-}{q-} against his opponent's {a-}{k-}. Karlsen said he will fire another bullet into the Main Event but not until tomorrow.

Barry Cobb GB 90,000
Madis Herkul Busted
Anders Karlsen no Busted

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Dansken Piling Up Chips

Jaxon • Level 7: 300-600, 600 ante

Jens Henrik Riis, known to his friends simply as Dansken, has been chipping up and has three-times his starting stack. This is despite that he has taken more than one unscheduled break while the action has been going on.

He just won a hand off the first Coolbet Open Main Event champion Sebastian Wahl. Riis opened to 1,500 from early position and got calls from Wahl in the small blind and Roman Platov in the big blind.

The players in the blinds checked after the {5-Spades}{7-Clubs}{10-Spades} came on the flop. Riis instantly bet 3,000 when the action was on him and Wahl commented how fast his bet was and made the call. Platov opted to fold and Riis and Wahl were going back and forth with the table talk.

Both players checked after the {7-Diamonds} came on the turn. Wahl checked again after the {8-Clubs} completed the board on the river. Riis bet 5,000 and Wahl went into the tank for more than a minute before he folded.

Wahl turned over the {a-Spades} after the hand. The random player was given permission to turn over Riis' cards and he had two-pair with {j-Hearts}{j-Clubs}.

"It was as safe as a river that could be," Riis said to Wahl after the hand.

Jens Henrik Riis DK 90,000
Sebastian Wahl fi 32,000 23,000
Roman Platov EE 22,000

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Franke in the Field

Jaxon • Level 7: 300-600, 600 ante

Sweden's Martin "Franke" von Zweigbergk is well-known in Estonia for loving poker action and his infectious laugh that can be heard from anywhere in the poker room.

Von Zweigbergk just entered the Main Event and already has 33,000 in chips. He was a bit higher before he just gave some back.

Taago Tamm opened the button for 1,500 and Von Zweigbergk called from the small blind as did Teemu Leppalahti from the big blind.

All three players checked the {3-Hearts}{4-Spades}{5-Hearts} flop before Von Zweigbergk led out for 1,500 after the {10-Diamonds} came on the turn. Lappalahti called and Tamm folded.

Von Zweigbergk led out for 1,500 again after the {a-Hearts} came on the river before Lappalahti raised to 5,000.

"So you hit!" said Von Zweigbergk before moments later tossing his hand into the muck.

Teemu Lappalahti FI 38,000
Martin von Zweigbergk SE 33,000

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Revenas Eliminates Two

Jaxon • Level 7: 300-600, 600 ante

Sirle Puustusmaa opened from early position to 1,200. An unknown player called in middle position before Tobias Revenas three-bet to 4,100 from the button. Jan Svendsen cold-called from the small blind and the other two players came along for the ride.

Svendsen checked the {4-Clubs}{3-Spades}{6-Spades} flop before Puustusmaa jammed his stack of 8,700. The unknown player called before Revenas jacked it up to 25,000. Svendsen quickly got out of the way and Puustusmaa called to create a side pot.

The unknown player checked after the {k-Hearts} came on the turn and Revenas bet 25,000 which was slightly more than his opponent had. The unknown player quickly made the call and all three players turned over their cards.

Sirle Puustusmaa {a-Hearts}{2-Hearts}
Tobias Revenas: {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds}
Unknown player: {9-Spades}{7-Spades}

Puustusmaa was drawing to a five while the unknown player needed a spade that didn't pair the board with Revenas holding top set. The {6-Diamonds} was a brick for both of Revenas' opponents and he won a monster pot while eliminating two players.

Tobias Revenas se 120,000 120,000
Jan Svendsen NO 45,000 15,000
Sirle Puustusmaa EE Busted

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