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EPT Barcelona 2018 - Day 2 Highlights

EPT Barcelona 2018 - Day 2 Highlights
on your feet and a big bass lines I'm already it's an invasion problem I'm a good shape hello everyone and welcome to the PokerStars European Poker Tour back where it all began

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back in 2004 and here we are at the 15th iconic EPT

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main event and it's a milestone the biggest main event in EPT history with more than 1,900 total entries hello everyone I'm James Hartigan alongside benjamin Spragg good afternoon James we've got Joe down on the floor sprockie we're here for five days at casino

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with coverage of the main event kicking things off here on day two following it through days three four and five to the final table on Sunday 12:30 Central European summer time is when we start every single day and we are a live experience we want you guys to get involved the best way to do that is on Twitter use the hashtag PokerStars TV use the hashtag EPT

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as well we are of course on Facebook we live stream on Twitch and on YouTube and of course we have Instagram as well now before play gets underway here on day two of BBC

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main events there is the small matter of awarding a platinum pass to the Polka stars No Limit Hold'em players championship and we are very excited about this event which will be taking place as part of pc8 2019 we expect it to be the biggest $25,000 by an event in poker history with money being contributed to the prize port by stars eight million of that is these platinum passes...
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these packages that we're giving away live and online throughout the year plus an extra 1 million added to first place there are 320 platinum passes in total more than 300 seats being won in live events and in online festivals great opportunities around the world and opportunities here in

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where 10 passes are being given away number 5 is in progress and Joe staples is on the floor for the final hand of the crazy pineapple challenge king queen is not going to be three jacks neither is pocket threes Jack eight and Jack nine this looks like an absolute Pipper the nine plays looks like this Platinum pass right here is going to Eric Lenoir get that one two there you go a little bit of excitement to start the day I am sweating already let's get the main event going huh so congratulations to Erica Flynn wha winner of the Platinum pass here at the start of day two of the EPT

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main event so back in your seats people because we're going to get the action started at level 11 of the EPT main is about to begin and these are the chip leaders coming in today - we have a former EPT champ then we'll and Oscar you won in Berlin back in 2011 he is second in chips coming into the day just behind Antony Jim Kovac and Calabi so one of our platinum pass winners is 10th and chips overall now we think we've got around 750 players remaining we haven't got the final stat we don't know the final number of entries we're not hundred percent sure how many...
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players remain we'll get those stats as soon as we do what we do know is this is our feature table lineup headlined by another former EBG champion benny spindler who won in London in 2011 haven't seen Benny on the turf for a while we got andre Akari from Team Pro Andre of course had a deep run in

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last year made the final table and we have William casue who might make our lives easy because if he just gets up to his usual antics we won't have to say anything supply is currently 800 1600 a reminder we are playing with the big blind ante which is also 1600 and Kossuth folding under the gun round to Benny Spindler and there's King jet and suited this is the hand he's gonna want to get involved with now cause my comments there all right and wilkinson look guys get involved here about said there's a raise to three thousand four hundred and bolita Celgard oh that's pocket fours in the cutoff he's gonna flap around to Ali Tariq in the big Queen four of hearts he passes looks like we're going heads up to the flop and one of the fours gun you won't know it starred as Chancellor flopping asset significantly yeah who cares I'll just do it anyway unbelievable the set of force for Salgado and flush and straight draws for benny spindler and it's almost a flip forty-three percent equity for Spindler it's currently behind and with that kind of board sprague you my question was going to be is how fast should sell guard Oh play this...
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very quickly I would imagine it's supported where he's gonna want to raise some of his drawers when you have a hand like pocket force and your opponent just has so many hands they can continue it's a case and building the pot as quickly as possible because even if Benny Spindler has a king queen has probably gone nowhere and what you don't want is let's say against the king queen you don't want the nine of diamonds to fall all the ace of diamond assist some of their action killers as well I would imagine we see Ray's spinless II bet is five thousand your parents happen to be in Africa yeah my dad one for yourself God Oh okay friends still go there after year yeah has raised it up made it 14500 my found their old enough you just have so much equity it's very hard for learning at stakes we could easily see him move all in try and get it in against maybe a dominating draw I'll play do that this year thank you to the turns which is the up and up King of Hearts the Benny now with top pair to go with all those draws not really the way you want to improve it but Salgado improves to a spot so guard is very happy with you know gonna improve to a lot of two pair combinations team Queens in King tends to worried about the ace Jack Jack 9 of diamonds a sensational Jack of Diamonds continued on the flop would imagine he's looking to build value on the pot as well as get value from hands like King Jack that are gonna call again ace Queen probably...
not going anywhere just yet so what kind of bet sizing do you go for when you've got there it is you go all-in yeah put Benny all-in excuse me yes oh god oh betting enough to force Benny to cool off his remaining 50k reminder shot-clock not in play until later today when we get one table off the money problem for Benny Spindler trying to find hands his opponent would Bluff with now it is possible that sometimes Salgado from the cutoff has a suited ace that plays his way let's say it's like ace 9 of diamonds that raised his flop and then shoves turn he's improved against a hand like that but he has to be confident I guess that cigar dough's capable of not only raising the flop but also jamming the turn close to three minutes now all in to coal for Benny Spindler early hate in the spot and lately regretting the line he took on the flop it really is a gross spot to have a hand where you are pretty sure that you're beat but you kind of have to call anyway like that's awful and just to clarify registration is now closed so this event did have single reentry but you had to use that either on day one a day 1b or before play started on day two now when you're eliminated that's it it's over which is why benny spindler is nearly four minutes into the tank tonight okay shrug of the shoulders a car there it is Benny calls all in and he is at risk of elimination here and he is behind 33 percent equity looking to improve to a straight or a flush on...
the river otherwise we lose one of the 20 former EPT champions who began day 2 here in

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he'll be sad to see his king in his jak not live you would have liked to be up against the Queen 10 but it is the pocket fours to pair or trips won't be good the river is the ace of diamonds gets there both ways Benny Spindler gets the double up and will now be the second biggest stack at our feature table 86 big blinds bad news for every other player horrible news for Philippe Salgado has dropped below the 50 book line mark cruel game did nothing wrong got all the chips in with the set heartbreaking river card so the latter end of the level points still 800 1600 I started with a raise from Alphonse under the gun consumed with Queens in the big blind a short stack on 3-way I'm gonna make sure I don't miss with my hand yeah with one two does indeed have to caught and will be a big favorite in the okay I'm waiting for the got two outs yeah anyone else father nice thanks.thanks got ya buddy here they put extra one in there Joker The Joker's in there a brick brick brick followed by brick brick thank you please double up thank you I hasten so there is a nice but club on the town like 7up Lux on the sand in there okay ten o'clock bond rates and a club John must be nice thing it's black but no Club no soon though the little boys just things one peanuts anyone else about thing no one else emptied running point high like a bar so William Kossuth eliminated...
from the EP

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main events how far is it back home I was at the home for the Wilkinson a bit to the 11th of the year 200,000 fights anyone know anyone know Salgado and de Metis in the blinds Andre Akari will be first to speak they announced the end of the level expect a mass exodus from the room all the brown suit Alfonse qualifier has ace three off in passes many Spindler one of our former EPT champs pocket nines in the hijack think it's raised braggy at 3,600 and circa with the 8 on the button it'll be getting involved comes in for the court has position Salgado and small also going to play what does Philippe a pocket for us well it spares all around pocket pours didn't exactly work out well the last time now put on to missus getting a great price but has an absolutely rubbish hand and has decided to move all in and I've no idea why he just did that Wow excuse me guys he's got two cards that no one else has so there's that who says people just take the break and they just want to you know they're gonna play tighter because the breaks coming I'm thinking he's probably considering a speculative coal because of the pot odds he's getting I never thought in a million years he just shot from the peg with six three off but now he gets to realizes full equity jams which is probably nearly eight percent and you'd think I had like six three needs to see five cards it probably needs to see something more like ten yeah eight or nine I...
was thinking don't try this at home folks benny spindler makes the call I think Benny Spindler has elected to yes just coal I wonder whether he's reshelving there but no he just calls and two folds so dimittis at risk with six three dominated by benny spindler nines meats you have four nuts no sir you have six three off a couple of falls in the muck gonna be harder for him to make a straight edge which I guess is kind of where he needs to be lots of sixes and three stealth shrimp threes on the floor I am hooked on a feeling I am high I'm believing that I will flop trip trees Oh sick her would have turned a full house and he stayed in the hand no clubs for either played Benny Spindler needs in nine or dimittis is doubling up more than with six three off buland and an ace river will seal the deal well an unorthodox play but it's a strange old game we're joined on PokerStars TV by someone who didn't really want to be joined by today because we were hoping you'd make a deep run in the

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main event sadly didn't get beyond the first love of the day Daniel Negreanu therefore welcome to the poem thanks if your bad kicking you know Fred now but he'll be back right he's back next level you know how I feel like whenever Daniel doesn't make a deep run an EPT stop I feel like the EPT is my house that I'm throwing a party and if Daniel keeps coming and doesn't have a good time that he's gonna eventually stop and every time you...
go out early when he's I'm like oh man I hope Daniels like keeps coming the banister you have a strange mind I feel like that's not hard and told that but yeah wouldn't I wouldn't make that leap there you know there's more to do here than just play poker we are in

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after all there's a little bit rainy outside but aside from that you know there's beaches and clubs and all kinds of stuff that I've done no no and I wouldn't no human being this is a pretty horrible spot for Andre Kerry by the way he has hit top pair but Alphonse has got two pair Andre does not have a lot of chips and I don't think he's gonna be able to get away from this akari was the preflop aggressor Alfons defended his big blind and he's leading here no it's a check raise a carry continued for 5k Alphonse Chet raises to 13,500 you're right it is a tough spot for Akari to get away because there's a couple clubs there and that's like the mean what are the check raising hands that are like value here right it's hard to put the guy on eight you know two pair so it's not sets then you know you got to think you're eight might be good against some flush draws and stuff but no matter what hey Andrea Andre doesn't like the situation at all I have an eight well you know there's a few straight draws as well straights and flushes he's going for it all in from Andre the call from Karim Alphonse and Andre looking for a seven...
according to the 2014

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Main Event champion it is always coming seven well he has more outs to he could have backdoor straights become King King Jack Jack lots of interesting turn cards we can see here outside of the seven there's anything all right as I said okay yep let's have a cig some 5 or 7 and then Andres gonna double up 10 outs for Andre akari he needs to hit on the river he does not hit and we lose Andre akari from our feature table Andre sorry to lose you there from the table always a shame to lose Andre Perry but you've had a great week here so far you had a bit of success earlier this week against some football styles I could change you know like I could win the main event and let Neymar wins the charity event but what's funny what's funny what was that charity where's the money going for that event it was a great event like we play just with friends and playing poker in

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and helping children so the money goes to Institute's to name our institute it has a huge operation Brazil helping like more than 4,000 people and the other part of the money goes to the right to play so it's an organization that's helping a lot of children's we also really happy one so when you plan for charity you're absolutely smashing everyone and winning everything but when it comes to the main event it just not getting a run of luck you need no actually today I didn't play with I was not about lucky I play hands in my opinion...
pretty bad one is Jack that I should bless the river and a dealer and another hand that I could Bluff the river as well and I didn't so now when you play bad poker happens so confirmation that we are gonna have a new feature table for the next level here on day two we've given some air time to one former EPT champion benny spindler we've got another one coming up to the main stage and you can see him now in all his handsome gorgeousness Patrik Antonius attention main event players we have a confirmed prize pool for you we had 1931 enters into the EPT main events generates in total prize pool of nine million three hundred sixty-five thousand three hundred and fifty euros will be paid in two hundred and ninety six places 296 will be going home with eight thousand one hundred and fifty and the winner of EPT main event

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will be going home with 1 million six hundred eleven thousand five hundred and of course cross the platinum pass so I'd like you to enjoy the rest of your tournament and good luck to everybody thank you and sixty-seven connection will start with Patrick Antonius under the gun he likes what he sees pocket jacks the jam jar I love it I wasn't sure if you're gonna say it to olveda Hind sir who's got nine three of clubs that goes in the muck and some calls with the Tenace suited mr. Payne Ian picks up ace king I would imagine that we were gonna see a squeeze here given how close he was to put in many chips at the 86 in the previous...
hand what are your thoughts on the call with the 10-8 fencing I think it's a little bit dicey given how shallow he is if you're a little bit deeper you might want to be looking to play pots in position with some pseudo hands and Tony is from under the gun is probably not the player that I would look to get involved with about 50 big blinds deep here so could be a very interesting spot for Antonius if he is to face the tree bad very unlikely to be an all-in unless of course is the Antonius the fact that he just doesn't want to play at a position I'll count the nutty chips maybe he is gonna go all-in so three raised from Stepanian with the ace king 21000 is the size of his 3bet Patrick Antonius has a hundred and twenty-eight K behind quite a tricky spot when you get the fifty big blinds in usually going to be up against ace king Queens kings and aces but of course it could be a bluff I'd imagine we see a call more often than not unless these players of course in the last few levels have a little bit of history this table could have been together for some time one thing we know is that Antonius is not going to be folding this here with ten eight of Spades but maybe it feels like he's priced in now heads up to the flop flop is king high Antonius out flopped so penny and got to be delighted with that flop almost impossible for him to be losing them unless Antonius has slowed played aces don't imagine that he ever has pocket sixes pocket twos and just no...
two pair combinations available he's got to be thinking now what's the best way that he can get all the chips into the middle I'd imagine on this board that he wants to probably be see about him pretty small if he's gonna bad hands like tens jacks that he occasionally squeezes he's gonna want to see about ace queen for about 30 percent Tony's just has a mandatory call here on the flop and nothing else Wow don't doubt the jam jars do not doubt the jam jars I do not see a world in which Antonius does not get a double up now 89,000 behind 89,000 in the fall this is a turn that there's going to be some more bluffs on ace Queens ace 10 maybe some diamond combination so we might just see the show of absolute king card for Antonius turning the set he's Patrik Antonius you're not and the irony is if that turn card have been a deuce or an ace that face would still look the same he does not give much away at all I wonder what all his experience does he still ever get the flutter you know he just have to turn the jack in an EPT main eventer if it's just another day at the office we've got a 90 K part Antonius has bet 28,000 leaving himself 60 K behind the play here it's gonna be just coal not a whole lot you need to protect against think if Antonius had a hand like ace queen of diamonds or maybe a Stein of diamonds that floated he's not gonna take this isin on the turn so you don't really need to worry about the flush outs...
Stepanian shops and Antonius has called on their backs and the river card is irrelevant stop a naeun is drawing dead Patrick Antonius is gonna double up here how it's possible Vladimir is that he's Patrick Antonius and you're not deuce on the river and Patrick Antonius is now playing a stack of 267 K he's got more than a hundred big blinds he's second and chips at this table now so this is our new feature table for the next level and these are the two faces that you will recognize Chris Morman and John John Durr who won the main event here in

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three years ago John Dhawan of raising under the Gunn ace king offsuit tens Buffalo so let's see some fireworks Oh steady on that while it upholds the king Jack I fall in that trap every time call behind with King Jack there and then one of two things happen I have to fold when somebody jams behind me or I just miss the flop completely and then half the full lighting chips on fire smile like cash games and that's why other people like me playing cash in imagine they do eight six three two diamonds tens doing a okay don't you wonder staring intently at the board and there is opponent can't be too happy with the ace of the King below so reaching for chips you wander with it even a back door flush draw here still gonna make the call and I think it's reasonable below so flattening versus under the gun open he's still gonna have hands Broadway suited connect suited hands maybe some suited...
connectors like 9 10 and that is an ace on the turn for John jawanda who checks again over to his opponent but check calling flop with ace king you know he's still gonna be ahead of those king queens king jack suit it's 9:10 suit it's not an outrageous peel and it might pay dividends below so certainly not gonna like the ace once he's been check called janja wanders range for opening under the guns probably fairly tight as it is and a lot of his pairs will bet the flop so his check all range full of those a size it does indeed get pop controlled to a 7 river did you say full of those eyes full of those eight eyes Oh she wanted just one of those players I find it ridiculous the intimidating I was I was about to say I don't even think he's trying to be like some players that are some players try and fail some players try and succeed I think he just has that air about him agreed and I think it comes from just a presence like not only his accomplishments in the game but just the way he looks at the board and looks at the players he's very calm and his mannerisms puts kind of intense as well I think the ridiculous weight loss also makes him a little more terrifying considering he wasn't fat to begin with anyone that has like that sort of control over their body just sort of really intimidates me as well it's 15,000 at the river and if a low so will correctly make the lay down just in case you needed to be reminded of where these players are at...
no one at this table in the immediate danger zone not super safe for Ellen Goldberg and Chris Mormon Veloso fair to middling and then we start getting up into the comfortable stacks jawanda mo odd Davies and Merida and Lin that's what they're playing for we're a long way from those top ten spots we are not too far from that min cache you see at the bottom there though 8150 for the 5300 euro buy-in that's your men cash so a profit of just under 3000 euros which we will almost certainly be reaching before the end of play today and of course Jo for some of our players the min cash a lot more profit yeah there and as qualifiers yeah I was in for you know your five euros your 10 euros satellite salutely running all the time and this is what we spoke about like Goldberg at the moment 20 big blinds Chris moment 25 big wines you lose a little insignificant seemingly insignificant part you down to 15 bigs and then you kind of have to shove some hands and you're at risk before this bubble bursts so we're gonna maybe see those guys take it a little steady John jawanda raising with the two eights and Lin coming in with the ACE and the three allen iverson 129 asked will the featured table rotate again today I'm gonna answer that question with another question do you think that's the real Allen Iverson I would imagine so we had one month or in early oh yeah no Juan's a huge fan watches the screens cop dreams council football oh yeah and now Allen...
Iverson the soccer player yeah no Allen Iverson he's not he's a basketball player it's gotta be him I would imagine so I don't think people with dissolute sighs yeah who would just sign up as Allen Iverson Johanna's eight still the best hand continued flop and when decided to take a turn bottom pair able the bet this board pretty fearless Lee no over cards John Jacobs Twitter says while you've missed a trick there Veloso fair to middling didn't you mean Veloso so so yes I did yes I did mean below so so so and it is on the river for Lin is gonna improve him to the best hand John jawanda there's that intimidating stir he can't be too happy though check check ace three takes it 312 remaining in the field here at EPT

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John Wanda with the ace Jack suited he'll try again very frustrating hand for him last time eight Chen Lin rivering that ace to scooper not insignificant pot I don't think either player did anything to wrong calling twice with a three not so bad are you gonna get barreled when you're in the big blind you've got to stick around with some mediocre hands do you know to catch the ACE do you that's a poker lesson to you but if you're going to catch it if you're gonna yeah if you're gonna try and win at least old Joe check fold Stapleton over you actually recently offered a spot amongst some monks weren't you on a kind of your activity at the poker table they were impressed by your...
noncombatant yes they learn from me janja Wanda this time has his ace and will continue against the ten three of Hearts which might peel preflop will peel again four red cards and he'll needs five for a flush picks up three additional eights a deuce will make him a straight janja Wanda now with a flush draw of his own you know judge dredd says I am the law I am the law at the poker table with the law stands for loosen week you don't really hear much about that architect but that's me very loose very weak judge jury and check folder shut out to Milan soccer the chap who says smokey is the worst player on the switch cool wouldn't want to be that guy you know I want to be swaggy 23000 chips called again and all of a sudden we've a bit of a pot here mo ad won't be happy to see a brick six river he's out of position with ten high Towanda's all right with it Chris Martin your friends estates any idea how Kevin Hart is doing yeah he's one of the top entertainers in the world he's doing fine he's a very rich man he is andhe looking for the three straits can't get it from the 10 high but he will ship another part and not an insignificant one either we're gonna take a last look at the chip count here we're saying goodbye to these guys they're all gonna continue playing we're just not going to see them at the feature table anymore which means we're probably gonna have world famous bubble coverage featuring Patrick...
Antonius and Issel der attention main event players and dealers some tournament information for you we're going to continue with the shot clock formats until the finish of this event so once again players we will continue with a shot clock formats the continuation of this tournament each player each player is going to receive six 30-second time bank cards so dealers if he could please pass out those time bank cards right now six to each player so we are still at the two thousand four thousand blind level remember the player in the big blind also posts the ante of four thousand on behalf of the table Danny tang first to act under the gun King nine of diamonds he's got a thirty big blind stack is this optimistic Randy I think that he's aware with his stack size he should he's known to be he should be pretty tight here so because he's from he's under the gun it's a strongest position this looks insanely strong he figures I can just do this once in a while because it's the bubble is only gonna be for so long and then just play normal half there so it's kind of on those spots where it's a small risk that's likely to work well we saw Victor fold ace three of diamonds it's now round two Andres Sharon off who's got ace jack my schirra table some players will hold a jack here yeah he does hold a jack because he sees it under gonna raise to get a lot of better hands to fold so actually I just working out pretty effective illegal Wang...
here ace Queen off soon the big blind small blind we still got care to act in the bag I would think normally this might be a call by Ausmus I was gonna say that maybe all ends a pretty strong play here I like this play he gets the red triangle of death and it looks like kick has a decision yeah you gotta just fold this here don't you Randy the thing is I would call I think you're supposed to 21 big blinds look it depends on how important is for you to make the money right sorry if caching is your is it is Horton see you have to pull there correct if you're reading the situation and you opponent why he's gonna lay it down oh no he's laying down a time back he's wisely thinking about it yes it's a tough spot oh man the thing is like you know your opponent it's probably gonna shove on there like tens while stuff makes the call no don't turn him over yet just wait the play to conclude every other table does not want to tango so just to confirm kkeok has called all in at the feature table after Wang shoved from the small blind his fate will be decided shortly but we are just checking what's happening in the rest of the room because we are close the bubble Orleans will not be dealt out in case they affect other people's decisions no other hands in progress so we're going to deal this out the cards are on their backs and it is erased the jacks of Medicare against the ace queen of housing Wang like tapas versus paia for anyway since one...
of these two hands is a slight mathematical advantage I went to waiting ice on the flop don't say no jack got all the chips at this table we did see ice Jack folded pray so we know that key acts down to one out part outside additional I'll cover your heart jack or a heart needed for key actor survive it's the four of spades so he is eliminated and that will take us down to 298 Jack couldn't fold the jacks and now he is gonna yak thank you for your attention we are 298 remain in those 296 in the price pool so we're going to continue hand for hand hotman our chip I think we just found your dears ladies and gentlemen and our chair okay so we're gonna see the floor please are we gonna see their cards Thank You Toby so Ming Zhu Lacan shows two queens Ming shows two aces I don't understand why being needed the Queen's to be flipped over first coming out to could be an elimination Jack eight King Zulu Junior needs a queen and the turn can't please the turn is a six and the final card please the final card is it - we loose apply on a velocity player we're down to two hundred and ninety seven players this is the real bubble hey we're going to Papa I'm gonna ask the dealers to deal doesn't ask his son how much the answer is zero one more player to lose till we burst that bubble and make the money here at EPT

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Toby do you think two players remaining we already have a floor we have Guillen Guillen is our player we have eight...
spades on board eight of clubs and the 9 of diamonds so two more cards to come we're gonna have a showdown again you can see your cards first please he's really milking this I'm the queen of it's not very good well this could be all over on the turn running cards needed for Gian Diaz and let's see the turn card please the turn is a 10 this is a good path again Wow all right on the final card please sweat the final period is not rather a straight two nicely played a role in the money players congratulations the bubble bursts as chianti RS is eliminated in 290 seventh place the remaining 296 players have all locked up at least am in cash of eight thousand one hundred and fifty euros he are he gone bad news for Patrick Antonia's Queen high flop retro Antonius a day late yeah when you're dis short gotta just bet and just hope you've got the best hand you don't want to commit a lot of your chips just to fold it on the later street and you flop this well question is this King Queen want to raise and try get in now or does he think his opponent is making it does get it in now Antonius needs ten stay in this tournament accentuate the positive Patra enough spades and the reverse spade birthday if the positive would be trying to buy a piece of service right now really that's his best bet go to be a 1000 trick rivers the 10 mile of two pair for Antonius no wonder you move that works very quickly any city maybe don't ask for the heart so...
here's how play concluded at the feature table in some rich second and chips overall table daddy amongst these eight guys and Tony us we'll come back tomorrow with a 62 big blind stack Victor Blom is in the danger zone without 10 big blinds when the action regimes on day 3 with the blinds at 2 and 1/2 K 5 K with a 5k big blind ante but for now for me James Hartigan it's good night from

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