Anthony "The Bookie" Hardy is sick and tired of the player to his right constantly raising; he moves in for his final 26,000, with the raiser clearly committed after his initial bet of 21,000. Hardy turns over and his opponent flips . Flops comes and Hardy falls behind and never recovers with a turn of and river .
Fredrik Haugen finds the perfect time to pick up a monster. He raises from mid position to find himself reraised by Surinder Sunar. Haugen moves all in for approximately 65,000 in total, and Sunar eventually calls.
Sunar tables and Haugen flips .
Flop comes and Haugen keeps the lead.
Turn comes and Haugen wins the hand, which made the on the river a little bit of overkill.
It's difficult to get a visual count of the stacks at the moment as players are using very similar red (500) brown (5,000) and pink (10,000) chips and it's difficult to distinguish between them.
We believe the current chip leader is Surinder Sunar with over 300,000. Pascal Perrault has dropped back below 200,000 and is sitting on Sunar's right so this is possibly where the Englishman's stack has been fed from.
Players are on a half-hour break, but the two hands before saw a rash of eliminations. First, Erik Friberg scooped a monster pot when he flat-called an all-in push from a small stack in early position. Tony Phillips on the big blind then reraised all in for his remaining 65,000 and Friberg called.
The aces held and Friberg scooped a big pot.
Then Irish Open champion Marty Smyth was knocked out. UTG player minimum-raised, and Smyth and another player called.
On a flop of , and with 20,000 already in the pot, the initial raiser led out with 16,000, and the mid-position caller moved all in with . Smyth reluctantly made a value call with for his last 12,000 or so, and the preflop raiser folded. No help for Smyth and his runs at this year's London EPT comes to an end.
Anthony Lellouche raises from early position, Stig Rasmussen reraises from middle position to 13,500. Lellouche goes into the tank for two minutes then moves all in. Rasmussen announces, "This is bad, but I call," before pushing his remaining 40,000 into the middle.
Rasmussen shows .
Lellouche shows .
No help for Rasmussen and Lellouche has him well covered. Rasmussen is not happy about Lellouche's play. He walks away, shaking his head as he says, "You take a very big chance -- that was very stupid move."