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I Need Somebody to Shove

"I would like my stack to be this big."
"I would like my stack to be this big."

It's short stack shoving time (when isn't it time to shove your short stack?) and among the shorties getting shovey are Teddy Sheringham and Fabrizio Ascari. Both were witnessed shoving their big blinds to raises from Frederik Jensen and Rob Hollink respectively; neither push found a call and they picked up the blinds and antes.

By the by, the average stack right now is around 640,000 - that's around 40 big blinds. Ascari and Sheringham have around 20 big blinds apiece.

Tags: Teddy SheringhamFabrizio Ascari

Toby Lewis Doubles to the Chip Lead

Toby Lewis
Toby Lewis

A huge preflop confrontation between Toby Lewis and the erstwhile chip leader Martin Jacobson saw the former's {Q-Clubs}{Q-Spades} race the latter's {A-Spades}{K-Clubs}. Lewis hit a set on the {Q-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} flop, but Jacobson made the broadway straight with the {10-Diamonds} turn! All change yet again for the final dose of drama as the river paired the board with the {10-Spades} giving Lewis a house, a double to 1.5 million, and the chip lead.

Tags: Toby LewisMartin Jacobson

Robert Cezarescu Eliminated in 19th Place (€11,174)


This hand took all of 30 seconds to complete, but ended Robert Cezarescu's tournament abruptly - he moved in under the gun with {7-Clubs}{7-Spades} and it folded round to big blind Marton Czuczor. He instacalled showing {A-Diamonds}{A-Spades}, the board ran out an uneventful {Q-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{2-Clubs} and Cezarescu leaves just shy of the two-table mark.

Tags: Robert Cezarescu

Chocs Away: Grzegorz Cichocki Eliminated in 20th Place (€11,774)

Grzegorz Cichocki
Grzegorz Cichocki

Grzegorz Cichocki opened to 36,000 from the cutoff and Sam Trickett moved all-in from the big blind for about 400,000, Cichocki thought for several minutes before calling for almost all his stack.

Trickett: {A-Hearts} {Q-Clubs}
Cichocki: {A-Diamonds} {9-Diamonds}

The Trickett friendly board came {6-Hearts} {J-Hearts} {6-Clubs} {4-Spades} {2-Spades} and the Brit doubled to nearly 850,000. Cichocki was left with barely a big blind but managed to double the next hand with {J-Hearts} {J-Spades} against Trickett's {A-Clubs} {6-Diamonds}.

The following hand he shoved again, called by Trickett and the big blind. The board of {10-Diamonds} {J-Spades} {4-Spades} {J-Clubs} {Q-Diamonds} was checked to the river where Trickett bet 16,000 and the big blind folded. Cichocki showed {7-Diamonds} {7-Clubs} but he'd been rivered by his foe's {K-Spades} {Q-Hearts} and was knocked out in 20th place.

Tags: Grzegorz CichockiSam Trickett

Break Time Chip Counts

Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
se 1,607,000 245,000
Sergio Coutinho pt
Sergio Coutinho
pt 890,000 255,000
Marco Leonzio it
Marco Leonzio
it 860,000 290,000
Nicolo Calia it
Nicolo Calia
it 705,000 96,000
Marton Czuczor hu
Marton Czuczor
hu 682,000 72,000
Rob Hollink nl
Rob Hollink
nl 677,000 -19,000
Tom Johansen
Tom Johansen
640,000 119,000
Toby Lewis gb
Toby Lewis
gb 636,000 136,000
Konsta Vesterinen
Konsta Vesterinen
620,000 -80,000
Frederik Jensen dk
Frederik Jensen
dk 540,000 -60,000
Jason Lee us
Jason Lee
us 505,000 -95,000
Erik Van Den Berg nl
Erik Van Den Berg
nl 486,000 -68,000
Grzegorz Cichocki pl
Grzegorz Cichocki
pl 435,000 102,000
Sam Trickett gb
Sam Trickett
gb 415,000 65,000
Guillermo Garcia
Guillermo Garcia
404,000 -286,000
Fabrizio Ascari
Fabrizio Ascari
358,000 -127,000
Teddy Sheringham gb
Teddy Sheringham
gb 345,000 -36,000
Robert Cezarescu ro
Robert Cezarescu
ro 260,000 -197,000
Dmitry Gromov ru
Dmitry Gromov
ru 220,000 -95,000
Filipa Cerqueira
Filipa Cerqueira
181,000 -46,000
Claudio Cecchi
Claudio Cecchi
170,000 2,000

Jacobson Throws His Weight Around


Martin Jacobson's giant stack casts a shadow (literally) over everyone else at Table 3. Rob Hollink just found out that the hard way that Jacobson will not be relinquishing a hand easily.

Jacobson opened to 26,000 from the cutoff before Hollink made it 63,000 on the button, Jacobson now made it 163,000 and the Dutchman and only remaining EPT champion still in the tournament was forced to give up his hand.

Tags: Martin JacobsonRob Hollink