Main Event

Dinner Time

MarcC • Level 5: 150-300, 25 ante

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Garstick Aggression Wins The Hand

YorkshirePud • Level 5: 150-300, 25 ante

The action folded around to Gianluca Marucci in the late position and in the midst of of massage made it 700 to play. After one player folded Swiss Jonas Garstick three-bet to 1,900. This was enough to fold out the remaining active players but Marucci stuck along and made the call.

A flop that read {10-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{J-Spades} was greeted with a check from Marucci but Garstick kept his foot firmly pressed to the metal and neatly placed chips worth 2,800 in front of him. Marucci raised his eyebrows before flicking his cards back towards the dealer.

Tags: Jonas GarstickGianluca Marucci

Pollin Count

[user76023] • Level 5: 150-300, 25 ante

Claudio Pollin had fired out 1,625 on a {6-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} flop before Siyu Sha raised to 3,500 from the button. Pollin called and then check-called another 6,625 on the {8-Spades} turn. The river was the {6-Diamonds} and Pollin checked a second time, Sha thought for a minute before moving all in for 18,375.

Pollin snap-called, Sha showed {5-Hearts}{5-Spades} for flopped quads and Pollin sighed, his {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds} now no good.

Sha has 65,000 and Pollin is crippled.

Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda


Fabrizio Gonzalez and Eddie Playter had made it to the river where the board read {9-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}

Playter led for 4,200 and only called when Gonzalez raised to 11,300. The Uruguayan tabled {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts} which beat his opponent's {3-Clubs}{3-Spades} for a smaller set.

We didn't see how the betting went before but Gonzalez was annoyed and said, "Wow, I shouldn't have checked the flop." Playter agreed and said the chips could have all gone in on an earlier street.

Eddie Playter
Eddie Playter
Fabrizio Gonzalez uy
Fabrizio Gonzalez
uy 37,000

Tags: Eddie PlayterFabrizio Gonzalez

Giampieri Bets Big, Wins Big

YorkshirePud • Level 5: 150-300, 25 ante

We joined the action on a board reading {2-Clubs}{7-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} with three active players and around 6,000 in the pot. Deniz Artur was the big blind and he had checked, Attilio Donato was the player who started under the gun and he had also checked but Massimo Giampieri, in the cutoff, had massively overbet to the tune of 11,100 chips.

Artur studied Giampieri for a while before calling and leaving himself just 11,500 chips behind. Donato also made the call and it was three-handed to the {A-Diamonds} river. Artur and Donato checked to Giampieri but this time when he bet, increasing the size to 18,300, both players got out of the way and Giampieri began re-stacking his chips.

Tags: Massimo GiampieriAttilio DonatoDeniz Artur

Mitchell Getting Picked On?

Did he fold again? They say he's won the Irish Open too!
Did he fold again? They say he's won the Irish Open too!

Earlier on we noted a small hand where James Mitcell had a stab at a pot only to snap fold when an older gentleman bet on the river.

This man now has a name (Mauro Muratori) and is still pushing the British pro around. There was an under the gun limp and a call before Mitchell raised to 1,200 from late position. Muratori was sat in the big blind and four-bet to 2,700. All three players ran to the hills, or mountains as they are here.

James Mitchell gb
James Mitchell
gb 21,000 -500

Tags: James MitchellMauro Muratori

Palumbo Continues To Climb

YorkshirePud • Level 5: 150-300, 25 ante

Rocco Palumbo is up to 42,100 chips after a hand involving the unpredictable Giacomo Maisto.

It was Mihailis Morozovs who get the betting underway with a raise to 700 from the hijack seat. Next to act was Maisto and he made the call. The button folded but Palumbo squeezed from the big blind and made it 3,700 to play. Morozovs folded but Maisto, sporting a puzzled look on his face, called.

The dealer got busy putting out the {A-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{2-Spades} flop and when Palumbo checked Maisto checked behind. The turn brought the {Q-Clubs} into play and now Palumbo lead out with a bet of 4,000, which after 45 seconds thinking time Maisto called. The {10-Spades} was the river card and Palumbo went back into checking mode and Maisto checked behind.

Palumbo turned over {A-Spades}{K-Spades} for top pair and it was enough to scoop the pot as Maisto mucked his hand.

Palumbo reached the final table of San Remo earlier in this season and will be looking to go at least one better than his seventh place finish this time around.

Tags: Rocco PalumboGiacomo MaistoMihailis Morozovs