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Break at Two Tables


The quiet players now have 15 minutes to congratulate themselves on making it to the last 16, and consider their strategy for making the final table. Or sit in the sun smoking.

2 Table Tango


Down to 16 players, we have no need of that pesky third table.

Table 1

Seat 1: Tom Johansen
Seat 2: Sergio Coutinho
Seat 3: Frederik Jensen
Seat 4: Sam Trickett
Seat 5: Marton Czuczor
Seat 6: Toby Lewis
Seat 7: Marco Leonzio
Seat 8: Dmitry Gromov

Table 2

Seat 1: Teddy Sheringham
Seat 2: Fabrizio Ascari
Seat 3: Jason Lee
Seat 4: Martin Jacobson
Seat 5: Rob Hollink
Seat 6: Erik van den Berg
Seat 7: Nicolo Calia
Seat 8: Guillermo Garcia

Filipa Cerqueira Eliminated in 17th Place (€11,174)

Filipa Cerqueira - 17th place
Filipa Cerqueira - 17th place

Filipa Cerqueira, newly doubled up but still woefully short, open-shoved for around 200,000 in early position and it folded right around to Sergio Coutinho in the big blind who made the call. They turned their cards over and Coutinho, hugely ahead, shook Cerqueira's hand.

Cerqueira: {5-Hearts}{5-Clubs}
Coutinho: {q-Diamonds}{q-Spades}

Board: {10-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{j-Spades}

Thus it was that the last lady standing was done in by ladies, and this is an all-male affair from here on in.

Tags: Filipa CerqueiraSergio Coutinho

Van den Berg Races His Way Back to 300k


Moving in over the top of a Martin Jacobson preflop raise, he found a caller (with {4-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}) for his {A-Hearts}{J-Clubs}. A mini fistpump when the {A-Clubs} hit the river, and another bite is taken from the start of day chip leader while the Dutch player stays alive.

Tags: Erik Van Den Berg

Konsta Vesterinen Eliminated in 18th Place (€11,174)


Konsta Vesterinen opened to 33,000 from the cutoff before Marton Czuczor 3-bet next to him to 80,000 from the button. Vesterinen then 4-bet to 213,000 and Czuczor moved all-in, Vesterinen called off the rest of his stack.

Vesterinen: {A-Hearts} {K-Clubs}
Czuczor: {Q-Diamonds} {Q-Hearts}

The pot was worth well over a million in chips and the board came {8-Spades} {4-Spades} {7-Hearts} {10-Clubs} {Q-Spades} and Czuczor took the spoils, he's up to 1.2 million in chips.

Tags: Marton CzuczorKonsta Vesterinen

Iced Berg


A simple coinflip of a double up as Guillermo Garcia was all-in and doubled up with {A-Diamonds} {K-Spades} against Erik Van Den Berg's {10-Spades} {10-Hearts} on a {A-Hearts} {8-Diamonds} {6-Hearts} {7-Hearts} {J-Spades} board.

Garcia had really been suffering before this point, everytime he opened he was getting 3-bet out of the pot, Martin Jacobson in particular picking on him. He's now back up to 500,000. Van Den Berg dropped to 160,000.

Tags: Erik Van Den BergGuillermo Garcia

Battle of the Hats

Fabrizio Ascari - hat only worn indoors
Fabrizio Ascari - hat only worn indoors

Erik van den Berg opened for 32,000 in the cutoff and Fabrizio "Mad Italian" Ascari - who we reckon had a pretty heavy night last night, as he has been almost spookily quiet so far today - flat-called in the big blind. They saw a flop.

Flop: {2-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{9-Hearts}

Ascari and his baseball cap checked, van den Berg and his orange bobble hat bet 43,000, Ascari caled again, and they were at the turn.

Turn: {a-Diamonds}

This time both players checked. River time.

River: {7-Hearts}

Ascari instantly announced all in, and after a moment he pushed his stack across the line. Van den Berg looked as though he wasn't really seriously considering it at any point, and folded in a matter of seconds.

Ascari - 500,000
Van den Berg - 450,000

By the by, there are only three hats remaining in this tournament, and curiously they are all at the same table - in addition to Ascari and van den Berg, Guillermo Garcia and his straw trilby are also seated there. Also, their table features the single largest pair of headphones in this tournament in the possession of Martin Jacobson - his white Beats by Dre are probably large enough to pass for a hat in some cultures.

Tags: Fabrizio AscariErik van den Berg

Johansen Pays a Pair


Tom Johansen raised preflop to 32k, picking up just Toby Lewis to a {K-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{Q-Hearts} flop. Lewis checked, Johansen bet (it looked like 35 but could have been 45k) and Lewis quickly called. Both players checked the {4-Hearts} turn, but on the {6-Diamonds} river Lewis bet out 62k. A minute or so passed before Johansen made the call, but mucked when he saw Lewis' {K-Spades}{8-Spades}.

Tags: Tom Johansen

Filipa Receives Fillip


Filipa Cerqueira moved all-in for about 101,000 from the small blind and big blind Teddy Sheringham made the call with {4-Clubs} {4-Hearts} raising against her {A-Hearts} {7-Clubs}.

The board came {7-Spades} {6-Diamonds} {10-Clubs} {3-Hearts} {A-Spades} allowing the only remaining lady in the tournament to double up to around 220,000. She's still very short though.

Tags: Filipa CerqueiraTeddy Sheringham

Lewis Increases Lead


Following that huge hand with Toby Lewis, former chip monster Martin Jacobson has zero chance of getting any of those chips back as Lewis was moved to Table 1 the very next hand. First hand at his new table, his chips still in racks, we found Lewis adding even more to his stack in a blind-on-blind confrontation with Marton Czuczor. The board read {q-Clubs}{a-Spades}{5-Spades}{7-Hearts}{a-Clubs} and Lewis took down the 200,000 pot with a 44,000 bet on the river.

Tags: Toby Lewis