Main Event
Days:
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Dempsey Denied

[user76023] • Level 7: 250-500, 50 ante

Just before the break, we lost James Dempsey, the bracelet and WPT winner four-bet shoved with {J-}{J-} against Jonas Garstick but the latter was holding {Q-}{Q-} and held on an unexciting board.

Tags: James Dempsey

Level:
7
Blinds:
250/500
Ante:
50

Fish and Chips

YorkshirePud

Here are a selection of chip counts from around the room.

Davide Andreoni
Davide Andreoni
175,000
Stefano Baroni
Stefano Baroni
125,000
Jose Severino pa
Jose Severino
pa 111,000 1,000
Nick Yunis cl
Nick Yunis
cl 92,800 7,800
Jonas Garstick
Jonas Garstick
66,000
Dobromir Nikov
Dobromir Nikov
62,000
Heath Herring
Heath Herring
57,200 18,200
Roberto Romanello gb
Roberto Romanello
gb 54,000 6,000
Carla Solinas
Carla Solinas
48,400
Marion Nedellec
Marion Nedellec
40,275 9,275
Rocco Palumbo it
Rocco Palumbo
it 37,000
Fabrizio Baldassari
Fabrizio Baldassari
32,075 -925
James Mitchell gb
James Mitchell
gb 25,000 4,000
Per Linde se
Per Linde
se 24,550 -9,450
Wesley Wiemes nl
Wesley Wiemes
nl 22,300
Yuri Gulyy
Yuri Gulyy
18,950
McLean Karr us
McLean Karr
us 15,900 -4,100
Alexander Dovzhenko
Alexander Dovzhenko
13,075
Casey Kastle si
Casey Kastle
si 8,700 -2,300

Break Time

[user76023] • Level 6: 200-400, 50 ante

Players are now on a 15-minute break.

Yunis and Persson at it Again

MarcC
"I'm catching you!" Yunis tells Jose Severino
"I'm catching you!" Yunis tells Jose Severino

My esteemed colleague brought you news of Simon Persson and Nick Yunis' battle not that long ago, and it's showing no signs of slowing down.

Yunis min-raised into the Swede's big blind, and he peeled to see a {10-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} flop. Persson check-called a 1,300 c-bet before both players checked the {j-Diamonds} turn.

The river fell {9-Hearts} and Persson checked again to face a 15,400 bet from the man from Chile. It was too much for him to handle and he folded.

Nick Yunis cl
Nick Yunis
cl 85,000 10,000
Simon Persson
Simon Persson
47,000 -8,000

Tags: Nick YunisSimon Persson

Linde Winz Pot After Clubbing Berthold

MarcC

Per Linde is trying to fly away from his starting stack but is only managing to hover right now.

In a break from talking to friends on the rail he raised to 1,000 from early position. Berthold Winz (big blind) and one other called to a {k-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{6-Spades} flop.

Linde continued for 1,800 and Winz was the only caller to the {6-Clubs} turn where both players checked. The river fell {4-Clubs} and Winz led for 2,300 only to snap folded when his Swedish opponent raised to 6,800.

Per Linde se
Per Linde
se 34,000 9,000

Tags: Berthold WinzPer Linde

Wiemes Takes on Lindberg

YorkshirePud • Level 6: 200-400, 50 ante

Joining the action on a {K-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} flop, Wesley Wiemes checked to his only active opponent from the small blind. That opponent was PokerStars qualifier Bjorne Lindberg who was seated in the cutoff seat so we can assume preflop went raise from Lindberg and a call from Wiemes. Anyway, Lindberg fired a bet of 950 only to see Wiemes check-raise to 2,100, a bet Lindberg was prepared to call.

The turn was the {10-Spades} and it slowed the action down because when Wiemes checked Lindberg wasted no time at all before he tapped the table and checked. The river brought the lowly {4-Clubs} into play and the action went check-check.

Wiemes turned over {A-Hearts}{10-Hearts} for a pair of tens and they were good because we never got to see Lindberg's hand and Wiemes won the pot.

Tags: Wesley WiemesBjorne Lindberg

Persson of Interest

[user76023]

Nick Yunis and Simon Persson are playing more than the odd pot against each other, suffice to say I would reckon that only one of them is going to be left standing by the end of this day.

In one hand, Yunis bet a chunky-looking 9,600 on the river of a {9-Spades}{7-Clubs}{3-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{2-Clubs} board and Persson made the call but couldn't beat the Chilean's {J-Hearts}{J-Spades}.

A couple of hands later and they were at it again, Persson check-calling bets of 1,300, 3,500 and finally 5,800 on a board of {9-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{A-Hearts}{K-Diamonds} - 'King' said Yunis, turning over {K-Spades}{7-Hearts} but Persson flipped {A-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} for aces up to win back some of the previously lost chips.

Nick Yunis cl
Nick Yunis
cl 75,000 10,000
Simon Persson
Simon Persson
55,000

Tags: Nick YunisSimon Persson

Romanello's Quads Paid Off

YorkshirePud
Roberto Romenello
Roberto Romenello

Roberto Romanello is up to 48,000 chips after having quads paid off. We were doing our rounds on the tournament floor when we noticed Romanello's increased stack size and he told us, sporting his trademark smile, that he was in a pot where there was 9,000 in the middle and he overbet shoved for 19,000 and was called. Unfortunately for the caller Romanello was sat their with four-of-a-kind threes and he scooped the pot.

Whilst we were asking the former EPT Prague champion what had happened Ramin Hajiyev piped up and asked him to tell us how the hand progressed before the shove on the river but Romanello first joked, "I was only in the pot because you were. There's value when you're in there," before telling us, "I don't care how you write it as long as the chips come to me!"

The certainly did go to Romanello and now he has a nice stack in front of him we fully expect him to become more vocal!

Roberto Romanello gb
Roberto Romanello
gb 48,000 17,700

Tags: Roberto Romanello