Live Events 4
Main Event

Event Info

Buy-in €5,000
Prize Pool €1,862,400
Players 384

Level Info

Level 28
Blinds 40,000 / 80,000
Ante 5,000

Frederik Jensen Eliminated in 6th Place (€74,496)

Frederik Jensen - 6th place
Frederik Jensen - 6th place

Martin Jacobson opened preflop to 90,000 and it was passed around to Frederik Jensen in the small blind who moved all-in for 581,000 total. Some thinking on the part of the Swede before he slid his big stack of pink 25k chips into the middle to make the call.

Jacobson: {5-Spades} {5-Diamonds}
Jensen: {A-Clubs} {J-Diamonds}

In this Scandinavian batttle, the flop favoured the Swede coming {Q-Spades} {3-Hearts} {Q-Clubs} but the {10-Hearts} on the turn meant any card higher than a ten (other than a Queen) would secure Jensen a double up. The river was the {6-Hearts} though and Jacobson looked as happy as a little girl who'd just been given a pony.

Jensen shook hands with the remaining players and went to the rail to much applause.

Tags: Frederik JensenMartin Jacobson

Andrulis Nearly Goes Back to Back in the €10k

[user46392] • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 4,000 ante
Kristijonas Andrulis
Kristijonas Andrulis

The €10,000 NLH event finished not long ago - across the way, we saw Kristijonas Andrulis making a face that seemed to say, "Oh nooooo," while [Removed:283] made some happy noises in Italian.

The event drew a bijou but respectable 16 runners including Dario Minieri, Tobias Reinkemeier and William Thorson generating a €155,200 prize pool. Two places paid out, Andrulis getting €54,320 while [Removed:288] goes home with €100,880.

Andrulis looked particularly disappointed not to take the top spot - not, we suspect, so much for the extra €50k or so that might have been his, but because it would have been just lovely to win back-to-back €10k events. If you recall, he took down the €10k event at EPT Tallinn, as well as the €500 NLH side event. It's been a good month for the young Lithuanian.

Tags: Kristijonas Andrulis

Fred Frets


Frederik Jensen raised to 80,000 from the button and Toby Lewis defended in the big blind.

Both players checked the {4-Diamonds} {6-Hearts} {6-Diamonds} flop and then also the {2-Clubs} turn leading to a {10-Hearts} river. Here Lewis fired out a slightly-over-the-pot bet of 195,000 which had Jensen tanking, finally he made the call and Lewis flipped over an entirely unexpected {K-Spades} {K-Clubs}.

"Wow!" said Jensen, who dropped to about 550,000 as a result.

Tags: Frederik JensenToby Lewis


Sevens Lucky for Lee, Less Lucky for Jensen


Jason Lee made it 65,000 from the cutoff and picked up calls from both Sam Trickett and Frederik Jensen in the blinds. That rarest of things - a three-way pot.

The flop came down {6-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{7-Hearts} and it checked around to Lee who bet 82,000. Trickett passed without delay, but Jensen paused. "Seven?" he asked Lee - we presume he meant number of hundreds of thousands of chips remaining to the Floridian. "Yes," agreed Lee. Jensen raised to 215,000, Lee went all in, and Jensen called. On their backs.

Jensen: {3-Spades}{7-Spades} for trips
Lee: {7-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} for the same trips with a still mediocre but much better kicker

Turn: {10-Diamonds}

River: {5-Spades}

"You always win the coinflips," called over Scott Montgomery from the rail, "Good to know."

Lee's double up was to over 1.5 million. Jensen is back down to 850,000.

Tags: Jason LeeFrederik Jensen

Fairways And Felts Update


Team PokerStars Pro John Duthie, former Dutch national golfer Willem Vork and Joachim Selzer from Germany picked up their trophies at Solverde Casino today for a stunning performance in the first part of the €1,100 EPT Vilamoura Fairways and Felts Challenge.

The team played 11 under par at the beautiful Pinhal 72-par course – and receive a bonus 5,500 chips each (500 for each stroke under) as they now kick off the poker section of the contest. The total prize pool is €12,697 - €8,253 for first place and €4,444 for second.

The basic starting stack is 10,000 chips but all the golfers won bonus chips for their performance on the fairways. The team led by Team PokerStars Pro Pieter de Korver which included WSOP bracelet winner James Dempsey, Dutch player Roderick van Welsum and scratch golfer Eddie Tasbas from Sweden played 8 under par and get 4,000 bonus chips each.

Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu’s team shot five under so that’s 2,500 extra chips for Kid Poker, Polish Team PokerStars Pro Marcin Horecki and golf pro Tom Larsen from Norway. Friend of PokerStars Teddy Sheringham was also on the Negreanu team but as he is still in the final of the EPT Vilamoura main event, he has understandably relinquished his place in the Challenge.

With a combined handicap of 64, it’s not too surprising that the team led by Team PokerStars Pro and Challenge host JP Kelly fared the worst on the course however Kelly, PokerStars qualifier Gary Bain and chess whizz Jeff Sarwer still managed two birdies to finish two under par and receive 1,000 bonus chips each.

EPT founder John Duthie wins an extra prize - four rounds of golf at Pinhal - for playing the shot closest to the pin and Willem Vork won the same for longest drive. Three non-golfers have now joined the poker part of the tournament today (for a €840 buy-in). They are: Manuel Cadilhe, Boyan Bonev and Rumen Nanev.

Courtesy of Mad Harper at PokerStars.

Trickett's Bad Day Gets Worse


Things are just not going Sam Trickett's way, despite his continual pushing (and decent number of hands) this level. A big pot propelled Frederik Jensen up to 1,330,000 after a blind vs. blind confrontation with the young Brit. There was no great elevation preflop, and both players looked in an aloof manner at the {10-Clubs}{10-Spades}{4-Hearts} flop. Trickett, as is his M.O., bet - 50k - and he got a call from Jensen. The turn was the {9-Clubs}, and again Trickett bet, this time 105k, and again Jensen made the call. This pot was now getting juicy, and on the {K-Hearts} river Trickett had a glimpse at his neighbour's stack before betting 405k. Immediately Jensen moved in for 665k total, and Trickett called wearily, nodding as he saw his {10-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} had been cold-flopped by Jensen's {4-Spades}{4-Clubs} for the full house.

Jensen: 1,330,000
Trickett: 1,900,000

Tags: Sam TrickettFrederik Jensen

Can I Trickett? Yes You Can!


Sam Trickett opened preflop to 60,000 and Teddy Sheringham made it 150,000 in the small blind. A quick count on his opponent's stack and Trickett made the call.

The flop came {8-Hearts} {10-Diamonds} {9-Hearts} and Sheringham checked across to Trickett who checked behind. The {A-Clubs} turn saw both players check again, then on the river {7-Spades} they checked again.

Sheringham turned over {K-Hearts} {K-Diamonds} and Trickett laughed, "They're killing me today," showing {Q-Diamonds} {Q-Hearts}. The former Manchester United player wins the pot against the big Manchester United fan.

Tags: Teddy SheringhamSam Trickett