|2||2||Cesar Garcia Domínguez||Spain||1099000|
|2||7||Jordi Riba Corrons||Spain||1265000|
|3||8||Thomas Cibak||Czech Republic||2311000|
Daily ArchivesApril 19th, 2012
|5||Jordi Riba Corrons||1,265,000|
|9||Cesar Garcia Domínguez||1,099,000|
There was an all-in on every table and the clock was stopped with 45:41 left in Level 22 at Blinds 8,000-16,000 / Ante 2,000, but ultimately it was the confrontation between Thomas Cibak and Simon Persson that would finish the action on Day 3. Two premium hands clashed and it was the logical consequence, Perssson though won’t be happy about the outcome:
Cibak raised to 32k and Persson 3-bet to 76k, followed by the 4bet top 161k of Cibak and the 5-bet shove of the Swede for ~ 650,000 in Chips. Persson was in bad shape with 10♣ 10♠ and was behind against Q♥ :Q♣, the Board A♦ 9♥ 2♠ 4♠ 6♠ didn’t bring any movement either and Day 3 was officially done. We are still waiting for the final Chip Counts and the Chipleader will most likely be Marc wright:
Michiel Brummelhuis opened the action from the Hijack and called the all-in of his fellow neighbor Dmitry Grinenko, after the Russian went all-in for 277k. The Dutch was ahead preflop with A♠ Q♣, but Grinenko completed a Flush on the River of a 2♥ J♦ 5♥ 9♦ J♥ and left his opponent behind with 64,000 Chips. Only one hand later, the remaining stack went in with 8♠ 7♣ and Thomas Cibek knocked him out with 9♠ 7♠.
Jens Kaiser followed shortly after in 26th place by the hands of Mario Puccini in a battle of the Germans. Kaiser was all-in with A♠ 6♠ and Puccini made the call with A♣ J♠, the Board 5♦ 3♥ Q♥ 7♣ K♥ showed no mercy and awarded the pot to the finalist of EPT Loutraki.
We have 27 players left right now and level 21 at Blinds 6,000-12,000 / Ante 1,000 has been completed, soon we will switch to 8,000-16,000 / Ante 2,000 and we are getting closer to the end of Day 3. Jan Heitmann won’t be returning to the table again after the break, as he has been eliminated in level 21 after getting his last 150,000 Chips in with J♥ 9♥.
Jasper Wetemans opened the action with a min-raise to 24,000 before the German went all-in and he was called by an Ace Rag: A♣ 4♥. The Flop 4♣ 8♦ K♥ was no help, but the J♦ on the Turn brought some delight. It didn’t last for long though, because the A♠ appeared on the River and sent him on the rail for 17,500€ in 29th place.
The top 10 Chip Counts after level 21 can be found below:
|4||Cesar Garcia Domínguez||1,310,000|
Everything seems to go the (w)right way on Day 3 of the EPT Berlin Main Event so far, especially when you check the River with the second nut flush and someone shoves into you with bottom pair. Kenny Hicks reraised to 66k after Wright opened the hand with a raise to 26k. On the Flop J♥ Q♥ 6♦ the Brit check-calls 72k and repeated it for another 132k on the Turn 10♦. The River 3♦ delivered his flush and again he checked only for Kenny Hicks to go all-in with A♣ 6♣. Thank you kindly … 3 Mio in Chips now!
Sebastian Winkler was just sent to the rail by fellow German Heinz Kamutzki, who seemed to have developed a habit of cracking overpairs as of lately. This time though, he three-bet out of the Small Blind after Winkler opened from the Cutoff … and moved all-in with J♣ Q♣. Kamutzki held A♣ A♦ (is that even allowed?) and on the Turn Winkler was already drawing dead. As an added incentive for the new 970,000 in Chips he can also enjoy the feature table now with William Thorson, Andrew Chen, Kevin MacPhee and Anton Wigg.
After his previous double-up and the knock-out shortly after versus Paul Vas Nunes, Daniel Pidun added another step to his comeback story after he found a victim in Marc Radgen. After a preflop 3bet, the stacks went in the middle for the following showdown:
Pidun: J♠ J♦
Radgen: A♠ 10♦
The Board 6♠ Q♠ J♣ 5♦ 8♦ saw no Ace or funny straight and Pidun is from zero to hero and now up to 900k in Chips! Vladimir Geshkenbein crippled Cengiz Ulusu and the Chipleader from Day 2 was soon after sent to the straight as well. Geshkenbein raised to 25k preflop and Ulusu made the call in the Big Blind before the next barrel of beyne was check-called on the Flop 8♦ A♠ 6♥.
On the Turn 10♠ 155k get check-called once again and the River 2♠ does not scare away Ulusu, who for the third time check-calls 297k … Geshkenbein shows 10♣ 10♥ for the set and Ulusu was left with 50k, which he soon after trippled up. But that would not last for long … .
From Under The Gun, he went all-in for about 200k and was called by Cesar Garcia Domínguez:
Usulu: K♠ 9♠
Domínguez: 8♣ 8♦
The dealer spread out the following Board: 10♠ 6♣ 4♦ 5♣ 7♣ – 13,000€ for the Day 2 Chipleader and we are down to 30.
Okay, we have only been joking with heinz Kamutzki just before the end of the last break but he actually indeed doubled up at Blinds 6,000-12,000 / Ante 1,000. His Pocket Nines were good against Ace-Jack when none of the two overcards showed up on either street and he was up to 900,000 in Chips. Just recently though he lost some of the new stack to Chipleader Marc Wright in the seat next to him.
From under the gun, the German opened the action and only Wright wanted to see all community cards until the River of a Q♥ 9♠ 4♠ 6♣ 7♣ Board and Wright bet 88k into a pot of almost the same size. The curiosity got the better out of the German and he announced the call, only moments later his British opponent flipped over 7♦ 7♥ for a set on the River and he is now slightly under 800,000 in Chips.
The average with 33 players left is at 677,272 Chips and Daniel-Gai Pidun scored a bounty when a short stacked opponent went all-in from the Button after the action folded to him. Pidun made the call with A♥ 9♥ and the Small Blind needed some help with Q♥ 2♦. Three hearts by the Turn guaranteed the nutflush and we had another seat open.
Level 21 has been completed and we have 36 players left for an average of 620,833 Chips, in a bit the Blinds will go up to 6,000-12,000 / Ante 1,000. In the last half an hour, Taylor Paur was sent to the rail and it is somewhat payback because in the last few hands on Day 2 he sucked out with A♦ 4♦ against the A♣ J♣ of Davidi Kitai and guess who he just lost to?
Paur was all-in for 117,000 and the Belgian looked him up with A♦ A♣. J♦ 9♥ does have some equity, but the Flop A♠ 4♠ 8♣ and the Turn 4♥ ensured that Kitai would not lose again with the better hand preflop. A meaningless Q♥ on the River completed the hand and a few minutes later all players were sent into the next 15 minute break at the end of level 20. Thomas Lamatsch also just announced that there will be no dinner break, instead we will continue until the last 24 are found.
Some Chip Counts:
- Heinz Kamutzki: 380,000
- Ismael Bojang: 280,000
- David Yan: 300,000
Why do we mention Yan? The young online qualifier made it all the way over to Berlin from New Zealand and had a 24 hour trip … now the time has come to make it really worthwhile.
The action has slowed down a bit and we have 41 players left, but Marc Wright seems to be on an incredible heater so far and just bumped his stack up to 2.3 Mio!!! The action folded to him on the Button and he raised to 22,000, Gereon Sowa three-bet to 59,000 in the Small Blind and the Brit called after the Big Blind got out of the way.
On the Flop 10♦ 5♥ 2♠ Sowa bet 52,000 and was flatted, before making it another 114,000 on the Turn 5♦ … call. The River 4♣ looked rather blank but Sowa went all-in for 450k and was snap called by Wright, who (w)rightfully did so with 6♥ .3h: for the straight. Sowa had a complete airball with A♦ K♠ and was sent to the rail.
Philipp Gruissem is gone after running his short stack and A♠ 2♠ into the A♥ K♠ of Jasper Wetemans and Will Molson was knocked out as well after his Queens were rivered by Kenny Hicks. Molson shoved for 136k from under the gun and was isolated by Hicks, the Board J♣ Q♥ 5♥ 7♦ 10♦ completed a straight and destroyed the hopes of an urgently needed double up.