Event 3 - £10,000 No-Limit Holdem Main Event

Mark Teltscher Eliminated

From the Sportsman --

Mark Teltscher, premier talker and tournament player, has fallen silent after Stephen McNamara called his all in and proceeded to bust him. Teltscher moved in over the top of McNamara's raise preflop to 2,500, for just under 10k in total. Back to McNamara, who did every possible fiddling motion I have seen players make with their cards (sliding over and under, tweaking corners) and their chips (counting out the call, dropping them from hand to hand, counting out the stack) all the while giving Mark the mother of all staredowns. Eventually he threw the extra chips in, showing {9-Diamonds}{9-Spades}.

"Good call," said Teltscher, showing the {8-Hearts}{8-Spades}.

Flop: {A-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} "Ten, Ten!" says perverse Harry Demetriou (he'd been keeping up a good line in amusing banter with Teltscher up until this point).
Turn: {K-Clubs}
River: {10-Hearts}

And the Snapper headed for the exit, shaking his eliminator's hand and making his way through the brave spectators wedged into the entranceway to the room.

Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier Eliminated

A-Q no good!  Merde!
A-Q no good! Merde!
THE FIFTY-- Another man down here on St. James's Street. This time it was Bertrand Grospellier in a coinflip situation with his {A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs} up against T. Augdal's {9-Spades}{9-Clubs}. An ace hit the flop, but so did a nine, Augdal making his set that would hold up to eliminate ElkY.

Tags: Bertrand Grospellier

Lars Bonding Eliminated

THE FIFTY-- Seriously, we sit down to write one bustout post, only to hear "all-in and call" for the fourth time in five minutes!

This time, the bust-ee was Lars Bonding, who got his money in with {J-Diamonds}{J-Clubs} against his opponent's {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts}. {K-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{8-Spades} on the board and the Dane headed to the rail.

Tags: Lars Bonding

Johnny Flops Set, Busts Dude

Floppin Sets....
Floppin Sets....
THE FIFTY - With the board reading {2-Spades}{7-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{3-Hearts}, a player moves in for his last 8,000 or so. Johnny Chan calls, and flips over {2-Clubs}{2-Hearts}. The all in player reveals {A-Hearts}{K-Spades}, and can survive with a heart. The river is the {9-Clubs} however, and Johnny Chan builds his stack to around 43,000.

Tags: Johnny Chan

Beevering Away

The Elegance
The Elegance
Joe Beevers is slowly climbing the ladder and is now on circa 35k after taking a pot off Nikolay Losev.

Nikolay raised it to 1.4k pre-flop and Joe called from the big blind.

Flop = {3-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}

Joe checked, Nikolay bet 2.4k, Joe made it 17.4k, Nikolay folded.

Tags: Joe BeeversNikolay Losev

Alan Goehring Triples Up

Negreanu up to 62K
Negreanu up to 62K
From the Empire Casino....

On the first hand after the dinner break, Alan Goehring moved all in for his last 1,000. He was called by an unknown player and Daniel Negreanu. The flop was {A-Clubs}{4-Spades}{3-Hearts}. The unknown player bet 5,000 and Negreanu raised to 10,000. The unknown player moved all in and Negreanu quickly called.

Negreanu: {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts}
Opponent: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}
Goehring: {10-Spades}{9-Spades}

Negreanu was ahead and Goehring was on the brink on the elimination. The turn was the {6-Spades} and Goehring picked up a flush draw. The river was the {7-Spades} and Goehring came from behind to triple up. He increased his stack to 3,000.

Negreanu won the side pot and busted the unknown player. He increased his stack to 62,000.

Tags: Alan GoehringDaniel Negreanu

Andy Black Eliminated

Andy Black, in happier times
Andy Black, in happier times
THE FIFTY-- Chips are flying here in the ten minutes we've played post-dinner. Andy Black just moved the last of his chips in and was called by an opponent that rolled over tens full. Black quietly mucked his hand and hit the rail.

Tags: Andy Black

Jesse Jones Doubles Up

Jesse Jones, playing in the £2,500 H.O.R.S.E. event
Jesse Jones, playing in the £2,500 H.O.R.S.E. event
THE FIFTY-- With the board reading {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts}{9-Spades}{10-Hearts} on the turn, Jesse Jones bet out 6,000 and after a long think, T. Augdal moved all in. Jones insta-called and showed {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts} to Augdal's {A-Spades}{J-Clubs}. The river was a deuce and Jones doubled up to 48,000 in chips. Augdal was down, but not out with 16,000 remaining in his stack.

Tags: Jesse Jones

Solid Start for Jason

From the Empire...

Jason Laso has commenced post-dinner proceedings well, check-raising all-in Jon Turner's 4.2k flop bet with the board reading {K-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{5-Clubs}. A disgusted Turner folded pretty swiftly.

Tags: Jason LasoJon Turner

Betfair Adding £56,000 to Prize Pool

THE FIFTY-- It was just announced here that Betfair.com is adding £56,000 to the £3,620,000 prize pool to take the first place prize up to an even £1,000,000 pounds (that's $2,000,000 US!)

The field will play down to the money (36 players) on Friday and those 36 will return Saturday to play down to Sunday's final table.