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« on: March 29, 2007, 03:19:29 AM »

Welcome back to the EPT Grand Final, second start day, commencing at 2pm (1pm UK time).  Chip counts will be posted before the start of play today.

In the event of no player list turning up, which is a bit of a bummer, here are a few players I spotted. Quite a few!

Roy Brindley
Michael Greco
Arnaud Mattern
Ram Vaswani
Jan Heitman
Nick Slade
Mads Anderssen
Gunner Ostebrod
Des Jonas
Arshad Hussain
Tomas Brolin
Thomas Fougeron
Bruno Fitoussi
Dave Ulliott
Philip Hilm
Paul Testud
Osman Mustangolu
Iwan Jones
Michaela Johansson
Jeff Lisandro
Emad T
Xuyen Pham
Ian Woodley
Richard Herbert
Jim Kerrigan
Torstein Iversen
Vicky Coren
Nick Jenkins
John Kabbaj
Philip Yeh
Jeff Rogers
Richard Redmond
Joe Beevers
Phil Ivey
Chad Brown
Karl Mahrenholz
Praz Bansi
Anders Berg
Tony Chessa
Vanessa Rousso
B Cohen
Paul Linton
Jerome Bradpiece
Julian Gardner
Richard Ashby
Bjorn Glenne
JJ Hazan
Joe Hachem
Mel Judah
Surinder Sunar
Brian Townsend
Michael Keiner
Martin De Knijff
Rory Matthews
Keith Hawkins
Marcel Luske
Isabelle Mercier
Henning Granstad
Gus Hansen
Juha Helppi
Sverre Sundbo
Oscar!!!
ElkY
Kollman
Willie Tann
Jim Reid
Des Jonas
Peter Gould
Andy Black
Paul Alterman
Patrik Antonius
Marc Goodwin
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2007, 01:22:13 PM »

Here are the Survivors from start day 1A:

http://blondepoker.com/forum/index.php?topic=21926.msg446860#msg446860
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2007, 02:06:03 PM »

20 minutes in and it's already first ruling from Thomas Kremser for Antony Mackay - one of the Americans (surely) just made one of those cut-bets holding a bigger stack over the line and taking some back after he'd put a couple hundred in, as is standard in the World Series, and disallowed in the UK.  There is a yellow line round the table, but apparently it's not a betting line in the traditional sense, and that kind of bet is in fact allowed.  American 1; Tony 0.  Let's just hope the dealer doesn't call time on him...
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2007, 02:10:06 PM »

Marcel Luske is OUT already. We think he held A-x on a A-T-A-3-2 rainbow board and bet all the way and was called all the way and put in on the river by...

Yes, we don't know how this one happened either...
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2007, 02:41:08 PM »

Early bit of Mateyboy squared action. Amazing, €10k buy-in and these things still happen.



MB1 has , MB2 has

Turn:

Two Diamonds

River:

three clubs

Sometimes it's impossible to see how 300BB's can get in the middle there...
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2007, 03:23:45 PM »

Ricahrd Waters -- 14,400
Mark Pinter -- 5,300
Roy Brindley -- 14,550
Rumit Somaiya -- 14,900
Keith Hawkins -- 12,650
Isabelle Mercier -- 16,200
Nick Slade -- 23,850
Dave Ulliott -- 13,625
Ash Hussain -- 15,600
Roberto Romanello -- 9,150
Tomas Brolin -- 13,425
Marc Goodwin -- 12,325
Iwan Jones -- 10,750
Lee Nelson -- 5,525
Mickey Wernick -- 16,300
Willie Tann -- 12,850
Michaela Johansson -- 11,600
Bertrand Grospellier -- 15,300
Mohammed Hassan -- 15,000
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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2007, 03:58:28 PM »

Xuyen 'Bad Girl' Pham may well be the early chip leader after she removed all of one opponent's chips in two bites:

After she called a preflop raise with , a pleasing triple heart flop came down, and Seat 1 bet when she checked to him.  She wasted no time in check-raising, and was called.  The turn was a blank - she check-raised for a second time, and despite this show of strength, didn't dislodge Seat 1 from calling.  The river brought a fourth heart - not the ideal card by any means, and now she checked, and faced a 5,000 river bet.

Husband and railer Steve Vladar said that "she called before she could talk herself out of it," and was shown 7-4 in return... So, up to 22k in level One.

After the first break, she got involved with the same guy again, seeing a multiway flop with and hitting the ever-hoped-for set...there was a heart flush draw with it, however, and Seat 1 was still there on the turn when the flush hit.  He got his shorter stack all-in on the turn, showing for the made flush, but the board paired on the river and we had one very unhappy OutMatey.

Tablemate Casey Kastle added the colour to the end of this story, saying that the guy went bonkers when he busted and pushed over all the glasses on his table, banging the other tables on his stormy way out, breaking a lot of, I imagine, very pricey Monte Carlo tableware.
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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2007, 04:08:57 PM »

Meanwhile, I saw everyone rushing round one table, a big hand? No, Phil Helmuth has arrived. He's on the same table as Kirderf. Also playing today is former French International Footballer, Vikash Dharasoo. If you had the original Championship Manager 3, you'll remember he was a good buy as a DMRC (Defensive Midfielder Right/Centre)
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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2007, 04:10:13 PM »

Devilfish News Now:

Apparently there was quite a bit of commotion earlier when Devilfish (apparently) laid down Kings to Aces - but since I have only the faintest of hearsay to go on with that one I'll talk about a hand I saw him win instead...

Playing against Philip Hilm (we think - he had different facial hair at the last event) I saw them staring at a two hearts three diamonds flop intently after Devilfish bet 1,500.  When he got called, he asked the old, "How much you got?" one, and then stared at the turn before throwing in 4,000.  This is quite a chunky bet; Hilm dwelled for ages before eventually passing, and Ulliott showed his , for some reason.
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« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2007, 04:19:05 PM »

Casey Kastle has doubled up off early pace setter Xuyen Pham, the semi-Vladar raising from the button with K-9, only for Kastle in the small blind to call with A-9 and double up on a 9-9-3 Flop.

Bad Girl down to 17k.
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« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2007, 04:28:02 PM »

Hachem Busts With Aces:

One opponent on a Q-Q-2 rainbow flop... Joe bet 1,500, Matey raised to 4,000, Joe re-raises to 8,000, Matey moves in - Call.  Matey's A-Q was plenty good, and stayed that way...so we're one WSOP champ down in Level Two...
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« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2007, 04:42:25 PM »

Paul Alterman -- 9,875
Peter Gould -- 14,750
John Gale -- 12,275
Jim Reid -- 22,275
Andy Black -- 10,725
Nick Slade -- 32,450
Roy Brindley -- 7,100
Keith Hawkins -- 16,850
Jeff Williams -- 16,850
Aranud Mattern -- 17,500
Phil Hellmuth -- 7,875
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« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2007, 05:12:00 PM »

They are still a LOT of players left, so the chip counts are going to come in quarters. Gaps indicate a new table.

Iwan Jones -- 8,150
Andy Black -- 8,325

Cristiano Blanco -- 15,400
Nick Slade -- 25,850
Mads Anderssen -- 16,350

Ariel Adda -- 22,000
Ash Hussain -- 12,350
Jonas Molander -- 13,100
Bengt Sonnert -- 17,825

Mohammed Hassan -- 9,700
Tomas Brolin -- 24,100
Thomas Fougeron -- 13,900

Bruno Fitoussi -- 5,300

Dave Ulliott -- 23,450
Philip Hilm -- 7,925
Paul Testud -- 26,250

Roy Brindley -- 24,475

Osman Mustanoglu -- 19,950
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« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2007, 05:15:22 PM »

Spoke to the Camel in the break - he said, "I'm on 15,050.  Ran into quads and lost the minimum."  on an A-7-J board... picked up a flush draw on the turn, too, but the Jack on the river slowed him down.  If it had been the Seven, I'm sure there would have been more damage...and so's he.
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Richard Redmond is OUT - never one to sit quietly, he's one of those lots-or-no-chips players.  This time he raised one from the cutoff with A-K.  The small blind called, and the big blind re-raised to 700.  He made the pot extra big here, raising to 2,500, which meant that the later bets were of a size which could consume a stack...anyway, the big blind called, and the flop came King high.  Big blind checked, and so did Squelch - not sure what was going on here, but there appeared an Ace on the turn, which kicked off the betting which went: 5k, all-in, call rather quickly.
The big blind turned out to have Aces, and Richard was drawing dead on that enticing-looking turn card.
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« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2007, 05:15:32 PM »

Phil Ivey is OUT.

According to my secret source (anagram STEVE VLADRA), Ivey had T-6 and had reached the Turn with Antonius on a 3-5-6-T board (2 diamonds). Ivey moved all-in for 6.5k (about 10k already in the pot) only for Anonius to call for half his stack with a massive draw, .

on the River and Ivey was gone.
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