2014 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final

€10,600 Main Event
Days: 3

Troyanovskiy Piles Pressure on Kovalski

Level 18 : 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

Vladimir Troyanovskiy opened for and was three-bet from the small blind by Fabiano Kovalski. The big blind folded and Troyanovskiy made the call.

They saw a flop of {9-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{6-Hearts}. Kovalski continued for 35,000 and was raised by Troyanovskiy to 86,000. Kovalski thought for a while before making the call leaving 140,000 behind.

The turn was the {k-Clubs} and both players checked. A river card {8-Spades} saw another check from Kovalski and a bet of 112,000 from Troyanovskiy who cut out what it would cost him. It would leave him with just 40,000 if he called and lost. Call he did though and Troyanovskiy showed {a-Hearts}{4-Hearts} for an ace high missed flush draw. Kovalski was good with the {k-Diamonds}{k-Hearts} set.

That was a big pot to put a dent in the once chip leaders stack.

Player Chips Progress
Vladimir Troyanovskiy ru
Vladimir Troyanovskiy
480,000 -200,000
Fabiano Kovalski br
Fabiano Kovalski
286,000 142,900

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