Main Event
Days:
2d2e3

C-c-c-c-c-combo!

[user344984] • Level 28: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Peter Craw opened this one up from the cutoff to 220,000, getting called in the small from Kfir Ivgi, and in the big from Richard King. The three players went to a {2-Clubs}{10-Spades}{7-Hearts} flop, with action checking to Craw, who c-bet 285,000. Ivgi made the call and King folded.

The {J-Hearts} landed on the turn, with Ivgi checking it over to Craw once more. Craw moved all-in for 1,450,000, and was called instantly!

Ivgi was in great shape to double-up, having called with {J-Clubs}{7-Clubs}. Craw was double-barrelling with {A-Hearts}{9-Hearts} and needed a heart or an eight to take this one away. The {5-Hearts} was there on the river to grant him the 2,800,000 pot!

Peter Craw
Peter Craw
2,800,000 2,800,000
Kfir Ivgi gb
Kfir Ivgi
gb 925,000 -175,000

Full Speed Ahead at the Grand Prix Main Event

MrPaulSeaton • Level 28: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Day 2d has seen a fun environment at every table, giving players an unforgettable experience and all the atmosphere of a party combined with a card game.

As partypoker players have proved today, when it comes to a great time at the felt, this is it!

Level:
28
Blinds:
50,000/100,000
Ante:
10,000

Four-Way All-In

[user344984] • Level 27: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
Alan Summers shortly after holding in a huge pot
Alan Summers shortly after holding in a huge pot

Lam Trinh opened a can of worms, shoving for 700,000 from the hijack position. Patricia O'sulliven picked this opportunity to move her last 505,000 into the middle and Andrei Frujina made the call as well from the small blind.

Alan Summers closed the action in the big blind also making the call, so we went four ways to a flop, with two players all-in, and around 800,000 behind in Summers' stack.

The flop of {8-Hearts}{10-Spades}{3-Diamonds} saw Frujina check, but Summers instantly moved in. Frujina asked for a count and was told it was 800,000 to call. Frujina folded, so the other cards went on their backs:

Lam Trinh {A-Hearts}{3-Hearts}
Patricia O'sulliven {10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}
Alan Summers {A-Spades}{A-Clubs}

The turn brought the {7-Hearts}, which gave O'sulliven an up-and-down draw to go with her top pair, but the {2-Diamonds} river bricked as hard as possible and all the money was sent in Alan Summers' direction. He leaped out of his chair, and screamed, "Yes! I am the champion!" before sitting back down and hugging the big pile of chips in front of him.

Meanwhile, Trinh and O'sulliven both bust, each taking away £700.

Andrei Frujina gb
Andrei Frujina
gb 3,700,000 400,000
Alan Summers
Alan Summers
3,600,000 1,250,000
Lam Trinh
Lam Trinh
Busted
Patricia O'sulliven
Patricia O'sulliven
Busted

Monye Making Ground

MrPaulSeaton • Level 27: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
Ugo Monye at the felt on Grand Prix UK Main Event Day 1
Ugo Monye at the felt on Grand Prix UK Main Event Day 1

Ugo Monye sat down on Day 1 of the Grand Prix UK Main Event with a look the determination and focus his 13-year career at Harlequins, England and the British and Irish Lions has prepared him for. However, after just a couple of levels play, he'd been busted and had to re-enter.

"I had pocket aces and raised to four times the big blind pre-flop," Monye told us at the table during a break between hands. "He called me with 6-3. And then guess what the flop is? Five...four...two. I mean, can you believe it? I wished the guy good luck and I was genuine, it's poker it happens. I mean I raised him so big pre-flop and he kept calling."

Monye shoots us the smile that along with his analysis makes him such hot property in the sporting world of television punditry.

"I'm doing OK now, and I'm glad I outlasted Fodes ([Ben Foden]. He's a great guy though."

Monye has done more than outlast Foden. He's now moving up the chipcounts and back into contention for a Day 2 berth.

Tags: Ugo Monye

Russell Betts It All

[user344984] • Level 27: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

After a sick run of hands, Russell Betts moved his last 400,000 all-in under the gun. Colin Macandrew was on hand to make the call from mid position, with everyone else ducking out the way.

Betts {a-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}
Macandrew {a-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}

Both players flopped a pair on {8-Spades}{J-Spades}{3-Clubs}, with Macandrew still way out in front. There was no help for Betts on the {Q-Clubs} turn, nor the {9-Spades} river, as he busted in 16th for £700.

Colin Macandrew
Colin Macandrew
4,900,000 1,200,000
Russell Betts gb
Russell Betts
gb Busted
Level:
27
Blinds:
40,000/80,000
Ante:
10,000

Pre-Flop Nuts

[user344984] • Level 26: 30,000-60,000, 5,000 ante

Action folded all the way round to the small blind on table 32, where Matt Eardley shoved all-in for his last seven big blinds. Russell Betts wasted absolutely no time in snapping him off with {K-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}. Eardley declared the "pre-flop nuts," before showing his {J-Clubs}{9-Clubs}.

There was an instant sweat for Betts on the {8-Hearts}{9-Spades}{4-Diamonds} flop, with Eardley taking the lead on the {J-Hearts} turn. The river bricked the {3-Hearts} and Eardley scooped a much-needed double up!

Matthew Eardley gb
Matthew Eardley
gb 1,450,000
Russell Betts gb
Russell Betts
gb 1,000,000 -900,000

It's a Five Card Board

[user344984] • Level 26: 30,000-60,000, 5,000 ante
Running to Broadway - David Cohen takes the pot on the river
Running to Broadway - David Cohen takes the pot on the river

David Cohen shoved all-in pre-flop from first position for his last 620,000, with everyone folding around to the small blind, where Andrei Frujina seemed to have a decision. After requesting a count and dwelling for a while, he flicked in the call, before Alan Summers quickly folded the big blind.

It was a coinflip, Frujina with the pair, {7-Spades}{7-Diamonds} and Cohen holding over-cards with {A-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}.

Cometh the flop, however, this was no longer a flip. Frujina took a huge equity boost on the {7-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} flop. He unfortunately made the rookie mistake of celebrating too early and, after the dealer burned and turned the {Q-Clubs}, it was no real surprise to anyone that the poker gods sent the {J-Diamonds} on the river. Observing the table, there were a few whinces and grimaces, excluding Cohen of course, who gleefully pulled in the 1,500,000 chip pot!

Andrei Frujina gb
Andrei Frujina
gb 3,300,000 -900,000
David Cohen gb
David Cohen
gb 1,500,000 680,000
Level:
26
Blinds:
30,000/60,000
Ante:
5,000