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Event 3 - £10,000 No-Limit Holdem Main Event
Event 3 - £10,000 No-Limit Holdem Main Event
Day 2a Completed

End of Day 2a Chip Counts

Hektik
Gus Hansen 349400
Janne Lamsa 253800
Pat Scanlon 240000
Annette Obrestad 214400
Annie Duke 191700
Johannes Korsar 148400
Huseyin Yilmaz 143500
Jan Sorensen 118500
Terry Cook 117700
Sergey Feklisov 115500
Paul Ephremsen 113700
Erick Lindgren 108800
Dave Colclough 105800
Farzad Bonyadi 102300
Will Durkee 92600
Joe Le 85100
Steven van Zadelhoff 72800
Tom Dwan 70600
Amat Ashgar 69200
Hoyt Corkins 61200
Phillip Hilm 60200
John Ridge 57000
R W Stain 50700
Matthew Gilbert 50600
Sergey Rybachenko 48000
Marco Traniello 45700
Krzysztof Gluszko 44200
Jennifer Harman 42200
Vicky Coren 39500
Matthew Kay 38200
Peter Murphy 37500
Neil Pearson 32800
Jeffrey Lisandro 31100
Rehne Pedersen 26000
Gary Jones 21700
Matthew Hankins 21200
Mark McCluskey 16900
Simon Wing 12700
Phil Hellmuth 10500
Jani Sointula 5600

Choppy Choppy Chop Chop

snoopy1239
RW Stain
RW Stain
On the very last hand of the night, actor Neil Pearson (of "Drop the Dead Donkey" fame) raised to 6k from the button after Dave Colclough had limped for 1.2k in the cutoff.

R W Stain dwelt up in the big blind, before pushing all in for 48.8k. Neil only had around half that, but he still made a cracking call with {A-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}, perhaps the threat of returning as a short stack influencing his decision.

Stain flipped over {A-Clubs}{8-Spades} and started praying for an eight. However, although an eight failed to arrive, a split pot did, the {J-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{K-Spades}{6-Hearts}{Q-Spades} board meaning Pearson returns on Friday with a short stack whether he likes it or not.

Tags: Neil PearsonR W Stain

Last-Minute Bust of Chris Bjorin

Djinn
Jennifer Harman - not busted by Gus today
Jennifer Harman - not busted by Gus today
Chris Bjorin moved his short stack in preflop, giving Gus Hansen pause for thought before he called with his {A-Clubs}{10-Hearts}. Bjorin showed the live {K-Clubs}{J-Clubs}...

The board came down {4-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{5-Hearts}{2-Spades}, emphatically non-paint-y and knocked out Bjorin on the penultimate hand of the night.

Jennifer Harman remarked to Gus, "You know you've busted every player at this table..."

Tags: Chris BjorinGus Hansen

I Saw It On TV

Djinn
van Zadelhoff, last-minute doubler upper
van Zadelhoff, last-minute doubler upper
Well, technically I didn't, but some of these might be seen by a wider audience:

Steven van Zadelhoff raises to 4,200, called by Gus and Vicky.

Flop: {2-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{6-Spades}

Vicky checks, Steven bets 12k, Gus passes and Vicky raises -- Steven is now all in...

Steven: {A-Diamonds}{A-Spades}
Vicky: {9-Spades}{5-Spades}

Turn: {Q-Diamonds}
River: {J-Diamonds}

So Steven van Zadelhoff doubles up at the expense of draw-bypassed Victoria Coren.

Tags: Steven van ZadelhoffVicky Coren

Yilmaz Has Had Enough for One Day

DaveShoelace
The day could not end soon enough for Huseyin Yilmaz. After losing the huge pot to Annie Duke, the entire table has started coming over the top of him -- a lot. He looks tired and frustrated. He still has over 100k to take to Day 2, however.

At the same table, Annie Duke is very active late on and capitalising on her big stack.

Lindgren Breaks Massage Record

snoopy1239
Does anyone else's head feel heavy?
Does anyone else's head feel heavy?
Breaking news...

Erick Lindgren has just broken the head massage record after having his cerebral temple tampered with for over six hours. The masseuse has utilised a number of techniques, from the skull clamp to the sandpaper rub, but my favourite so far is the multiple karate chop, which she performed with genuine excellence.

As Jonno suggests that, "He must have a lot to think about," I believe he's simply forgotten she's there and won't be happy about the hefty bill. Whether the head massage is more expensive than any other body part, I'm unsure, but I fear that when she finally stops, Erick Lindgren's head might melt or fall off, and no one wants to see that, especially if it gets goo all over the table.

Tags: Erick Lindgren

Lamsa Not Too Far Behind

snoopy1239
Gus Hansen might be leading the way at the moment, but Janne Lamsa isn't too far behind with 275,000. Here are the rest of the chip counts from his table:

Seat 1: Sergey Feklisov -- 105,000
Seat 1: Dave Colclough -- 103,500
Seat 3: Neil Pearson -- 37,600
Seat 4: Jani Sointula -- 54,600
Seat 5: John Ridge -- 54,600
Seat 6: Phillip Hilm -- 31,600
Seat 7: R W Stain -- 49,200
Seat 8: Janne Lamsa -- 275,000
Seat 9: Gary Jones -- 34,700

Tags: Janne Lamsa