|Blinds||100,000 / 200,000|
The players are taking a short 10 minute break.
Georgios Sotiropoulos opened the button with to 250,000 and Julian Track made the call with from the big blind.
Track check called the 175,000 continuation bet Sotiropoulos made with a flopped pair on . The on the turn didn't change anything for the hands but there was going to be some action. Track checked again and saw his opponent bet 425,000. The German player, who still isn't feeling all that good, made it 1,080,000.
Sotiropoulos folded and went into the break with a big disadvantage in chips.
Wow, how is this tournament not over! Georgios Sotiropoulos, just made a very impressive fold on the river.
Pre-flop Julian Track made it 250,000 to go with and Sotiropoulos made the call with . The flop hit both players hard, Track continuation bet 185,000 and called after Sotiropoulos three-bet to 525,000 total.
On the turn Sotiropoulos fired out a bet of 875,000 and Track smooth called. The completed the board and Sotiropoulos bet again, this time 2,025,000. Track responded by moving all in and Sotiropoulos went into the tank. He had 9,000,000 back - 75 big blinds - and he made a fairly quick fold. "We're losing to a very narrow range of hands," said Dominik Nitsche. "But at the same time we're beating a very narrow range of hands. That's an excellent fold."
With for Georgios Sotiropoulos on the button/small blind and for Julian Track in the big blind, the flop was as interesting as they could come.
Track check called a 260,000 bet on the flop and another 475,000 on the turn. The river was the and Track bet out a very small 325,000. This blocker bet got raised to 1,575,000 by Sotiropoulos. Track thought for a long time and eventually folded.
From the button Julian Track made it 250,000 to go with , Georgios Sotiropoulos three-bet to 675,000 and Track responded with a four-bet to 1,400,000, call from Sotiropoulos.
On the flop Sotiropoulos checked, Track fired out a bet of 775,000 and Sotiropoulos folded.
There have been no big pots yet in heads-up play and the only pot that made it to the river ended in a chop. Which at least made James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton happy.
Here we go again, still €25,700 up for grabs!
They agreed to take €700,000 each, leaving €25,700 in the middle for the winner. Julian Track is so ill that he agreed to the even chop immediately. We'll continue in a few minutes.
During three and four handed play Stephen Chidwick had been open limping fairly frequently from various positions and he did it once more with in the small blind. Georgios Sotiropoulos then raised to 340,000 with from the big blind and Chidwick announced he was all in for 2,785,000.
As he's done fairly often at the final table Sotiropoulos took his time before calling. Chidwick was a 60% favourite to double up but the flop reduced that chance to just 13%. And it was an unlucky turn and river for the Brit as the board ran eliminating him in third place. The same place he finished in the Eureka Main Event six days ago.