Main Event
Days:
2d2e3
Level:
23
Blinds:
15,000/30,000
Ante:
3,000

Hardy is Happy

MrPaulSeaton • Level 22: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

London cash game professional Dan Hardy has travelled up for the Grand Prix Main Event with his dad Tony 'The Booky' Hardy to play Day 1. While Hardy senior has got off to a slightly slow start, the younger Hardy has got off to a flyer.

Tags: Dan HardyTony Hardy

Level:
22
Blinds:
12,000/24,000
Ante:
3,000

No Barr Holds

MrPaulSeaton • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
Cohen smiles after surviving on Day 2
Cohen smiles after surviving on Day 2

Johnny Barr shoved his last 207,000 into the middle from early position with table chipleader Alan Summers attempting to isolate by coming over the top for his entire 1,700,000 stack. David Cohen in the small blind was getting a good price to put his last 273,000 chips in, and all of a sudden we had a three-way all-in. Lam Trinh looked disappointingly at his {7-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} in the big blind before quickly tossing it into the muck.

Johnny Barr {A-Spades}{9-Spades}
Alan Summers {A-Clubs}{K-Spades}
David Cohen {A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}

Everything got shaken up when the {9-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{8-Hearts} landed, giving Barr the best hand. Trinh leaped out of his seat as he would have flopped a straight. The turn {Q-Diamonds} gives Cohen a little sweat and he started chanting for a ten on the river.

The river was the {10-Spades} and while Barr turned away in disgust, Summers' face was one of disappointment throughout, while Cohen was absolutely loving life, the almost triple-up heading his way.

Alan Summers
Alan Summers
1,450,000 775,000
David Cohen gb
David Cohen
gb 820,000 820,000
Johnny Barr
Johnny Barr
Busted
Level:
21
Blinds:
10,000/20,000
Ante:
3,000

Florian Duta is Bubble Boy on Day 2d

MrPaulSeaton • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

The bubble has burst here in Nottingham at the Grand Prix Main Event, with the action happening on a {7-Spades}{6-Spades}{4-Spades} flop with Rachel Heneghan leading out for 60,000. She picked up a call from the player on the button, before Florian Duta check-shoved for his last 370,000 chips. Heneghan moved swiftly out of the way, with the player on the button making the instant call!

Duta rolled over {A-Spades}{10-Hearts} and was in desperate need of a spade versus the button's top set of sevens. The board ran out as dry as they come, with the {3-Clubs} on the turn and {2-Diamonds} on the river. That meant Florian Duta was the unfortunate bubble boy of Day 2D, with everyone else having locked up the £400 min-cash! Day 2 players now race for the biggest chip-stack they can take through to Day 3's final on Sunday.

Florian Duta ro
Florian Duta
ro Busted

Dukes Avoids Hazard

MrPaulSeaton • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Harry Dukes survives on the bubble...never in doubt (honest)!
Harry Dukes survives on the bubble...never in doubt (honest)!

That bubble was a sweaty one for a number of players!

On table 22, Kfir Ivgi opened UTG+1 to 40,000, before Harry Dukes moved all-in for his last 265,000. Ivgi made the call to put Dukes at risk. The cards remained face down while hands in progress on the other tables were completed. After the dust settled elsewhere, it was revealed that Dukes was an 80% favourite to win the hand with {Q-Clubs}{Q-Hearts} against Ivgi's {9-Hearts}{9-Spades}.

The flop wasn't compliant to Dukes' needs, giving Ivgi a full house on {9-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{8-Diamonds}. As Dukes opened up the camera on his phone to take a picture of what was to be his sick bust-out hand, he instantly turned a {Q-Spades} to put him firmly back in front and needing to fade the case nine. The {10-Clubs} was close, but no cigar, and Dukes faded the bubble bad beat.

Harry Dukes gb
Harry Dukes
gb 560,000

Wallsgrove Walks from Day 2 and Day 1!

MrPaulSeaton • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Tom Wallsgrove on his way to the second of two painful bust-outs.
Tom Wallsgrove on his way to the second of two painful bust-outs.

Tom Wallsgrove busted both his Day 2 stack and then a late registered Day 1 stack in unfortunate circumstances to say the least.

First, Tom opened with pocket aces on Day 2 of the Grand Prix UK Main Event here in Nottingham. He was three-bet by Ali Ayub and so four-bet to 100,000 with 350,000 behind. His opponent called and Wallsgrove went to the flop of {Q-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}. All the money went into the middle, with Wallsgrove's opponent holding {Q-Clubs}{2-Clubs}. the runner-runner clubs on turn and river set Wallsgrove to the registration desk.

Once he was sat in Day 1's 12noon flight (there are two more at 5pm and 9pm local time) , Wallsgrove ran a little short early on and three-bet all-in for 18,600 with {A-Clubs}{J-Clubs}. Amazingly, he was called in three spots and up against {A-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}, {A-Spades}{7-Spades} and {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}. Those pocket tens couldn't quite believe the equity they had in the hand, and held to eliminate the other three players, Wallsgrove amongst them.

"I'll hopefully play the online Day 2 tomorrow night. I think it'll finish around 2am and then it'll be possible to make it here for 12 for Day 3. that's the plan!"

Ali Ayub gb
Ali Ayub
gb 2,100,000 650,000
Tom Wallsgrove
Tom Wallsgrove
Busted
Level:
20
Blinds:
8,000/16,000
Ante:
2,000