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


Abishek Khaitan
Abishek Khaitan
Abishek Khaitan has just been sent into a spin, the dealer mucking his cards AFTER he'd re-raised a pre-flop raise. Of course, the floor was called, and the ruling from the TD was, "He can have his raise back, but the call must stand. The cards stay in the muck, please protect your hand in future, sir."

To say Abishek Khaitan looked slightly befuddled would be an understatement, but them are the rules.

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Table Talk: -EV

Over at the featured TV table, Daniel Negreanu took down a pot with a suspect hand and said, "If the online kids say me make that play, they'd say, 'Ewwwww! That was like so -EV!' Right, Annette?"

Annette_15 was on the rail, "Well... yeah. It was."

Tags: Annette_15Daniel Negreanu

Playing 100 Behind

Jamie Gold was just transferred from upstairs as this table has been busting itself with growing rapidity. He arrived carrying a tray of red chips, and saying, "I'm playing like a hundred behind." It's true, a secondary rack came soon and the TDs assured everyone, "He has you covered."

Daniel Zink -- 47,400
Tino Lechich -- 87,000
Bob Willis -- 49,000
Mats Gavatin -- 60,500
Tony G -- 40,700
Jamie Gold -- 130k or so
Isabelle Mercier -- 61,000

There had been a brief pause in play while the table waited to become less short-handed, but Tony G had suggested that they "play this table till there's one winner!"

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Adam Junglen Doubles Through Magnus Persson

Online poker wizard Adam Junglen
Online poker wizard Adam Junglen
Adam Junglen raised to 3,300 from UTG and Magnus Persson called from middle position. The flop was {A-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}. Junglen bet 5,500 and Persson called. The turn was the {6-Hearts}. Junglen fired out another 14,000 and Persson called. The river was the {3-Hearts}. Junglen moved all in for his remaining 16,800 and after several minutes in the tank, Persson reached into his big stack and made the call. Junglen showed the {A-Spades}{J-Clubs} for two pair while Persson frowned and mucked.

After the hand, Junglen was up to 76,000. Persson lost the chip lead, but is still stacked at a very healthy 151,000.

Tags: Adam JunglenMagnus Persson

Cool Customer

Heeeeeeeello ladies
Heeeeeeeello ladies
If you placed a cucumber in a fridge, gave it a Fonzie leather jacket and shipped it off to the North Pole, that cucumber still wouldn't be as cool as Patrik 'who needs buttons when you have a body like mine' Antonius.

Betting 8k into a {2-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{3-Spades}{J-Hearts}, my fellow model friend looked immovable as his young opponent gave him the staredown of staredowns, the Finn's poker face unlikely to crack even if you squished a custard pie into his chiseled features and tickled his tootsies with a feather duster.

In the end, his opponent made the wrong decision, calling the 18k and mucking as the former Tennis pro turned over {J-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} for a rivered top pair.

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Christian Toboc Eliminated

Christian Toboc
Christian Toboc
A short stacked Christian Toboc moves all in for his last few thousand and Mats Gavatin makes the call from the big blind.

Toboc has {K-Diamonds}{5-Spades}
Gavatin shows {A-Spades}{6-Clubs}

The window card is the {K-Spades} and Toboc jumps for joy, but it is short lasted when the flop reveals {K-Spades}{A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}. Toboc looks devasted and is eliminated from the tournament when the turn {9-Hearts} and river {3-Clubs} don't improve him.

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Pearljammer Doubles Up with Aces

Over at the feature TV table... Jon "Pearljammer" Turner raised to 4,000. Marcello Marigliano called from the small blind and Ryan Fronda called from the big blind. The flop was {K-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{6-Spades}. Both blinds checked to Turner who fired out 5,600. Marigliano folded and Fronda check-raised to put Turner all in. He quickly called.

Turner: {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}
Fronda: {A-Clubs}{K-Spades}

Turner was ahead. Annette_15 was on the rail cheering him on and asked for a deuce. Te turn was the {2-Diamonds}. The river was the {3-Hearts} and Turner doubled up. He increased his stack to almost 50,000.

Tags: Pearljammer

Dan Shak Busted By Quaaads!

Dan Shak
Dan Shak
Such was the cry around the spectator area as Dan Shak was eliminated in a two part bust out:

Part 1: He re-raised Mats Gavatin preflop in late position, but didn't expect Daniel Zink to move all in on the button. He called roughly double his total bet with his {A-Clubs}{J-Hearts} but faced {Q-Spades}{Q-Diamonds} for Zink which spiked a Queen on the flop.

Part 2: Shak moved in almost immediately following on from this, and found small blind Bob Willis shoving over the top... this got rid of caller Zink and Willis showed {6-Spades}{6-Hearts} - Shak had {3-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}. It went from bad to worse:

Flop: {6-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}
Turn: {6-Clubs}
River: {Q-Spades}

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Things Are Not O-Kay

He's a smoooooooth operator
He's a smoooooooth operator
Things are not currently okay for young poker hotshot John Tabatabai, the spiky-haired 'Kunkuwap' having dropped all the way down to 23,900 after tangling with Dominic Kay.

This is secondary information, but according to my source, John made a big river bet but swiftly mucked when Dominic made a top notch call with pocket sixes for one pair.

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Featured TV Table Update

Johnny Chan is up over 100,000 while Daniel Negreanu slipped a bit. Here are the updated chip counts...

Seat 1: Matthew McCullough - 25,000
Seat 2: Jakob Paulsen - 120,000
Seat 3: Lee Nelson - 35,000
Seat 4: Marcello Marigliano - 125,000
Seat 5: Ryan Fronda - 45,000
Seat 6: Joe Beevers - 40,000
Seat 7: Daniel Negreanu - 42,000
Seat 8: Johnny Chan - 105,000
Seat 9: Jon "Pearljammer" Turner - 35,000

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