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EPT Barcelona: Level 28 updates

EPTLive updates from day five, level 28 of EPT Barcelona brought to you by Stephen Bartley, Rick Dacey, Marc Convey and Howard Swains.

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Blinds: 40,000-80,000 (5,000 ante)

7.15pm: Dinner!
That was the last hand of the level and we're now taking a dinner break. We'll be back in an hour for the final stages.

7.10pm: Phillips takes another million
Carter Phillps raises his button, making it 200,000. Marc Goodwin calls. The flop comes 4♦T♣2♣ and Phillips bets 210,000. Call. The turn is 8♣ and both players check and after the river comes 6♥, Goodwin check-calls Phillips' 375,000 bet. Phillips shows K-10, which is good.

7.06pm: One more to Phillips
Marc Goodwin makes up the blind and Carter Phillips raises, making it 220,000 more. Goodwin calls, but doesn't much like the A♦J♣Q♦ flop and lets it go when Phillips slides out a continuation bet. -HS

7pm: One all
We get all the way to the river on consecutive hands and they take one each. On the first, the board is 5♠3♥6♠K♠8♠ and Phillips' T♥3♠ takes it ahead of Goodwin's J♣9♥. On the second hand, Goodwin's pocket jacks stay good through a board of 5♣K♥2♣Q♦T♦ despite Phillips' flop bet. They check it down after then. -HS

6.53pm: Goodwin misses his draw
Goodwin raises pre-flop with J♦ 8♦ and is called by Carter Phillips. Goodwin overbets the pot to 600,000 on a very wet K♦ T♦ Q♥ flop. Phillips makes the call and both players check the 7♣ turn and 8♠ river. Phillips shows a paired 10 and Goodwin shows J♦ 8♦ for a monster flopped draw. --RD

6.50pm: Carter Phillips chat
The headline says it really.

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6.40pm: Delay
There's a short break as they rearrange the final table for heads up play. The stacks going into the mano-a-mano stage are:

Carter Phillips, USA, 7,800,000
Marc Goodwin, UK, 6,500,000

Here they are with understandable smiles on their faces.

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Carter Phillips



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Marc Goodwin


6.30pm: Heads up as Terrazas departs
Santiago Terrazas out in third earning €300,000
Santiago Terrazas has been knocked out by Marc Goodwin in third place in a dramatic three-way pot. Carter Phillips opened the action and was called by both Goodwin and Terrazas. Phillips c-bet 375,000 on a K♥4♣2♣ flop and was flat called by Goodwin before Terrazas check-raised all-in for 1.8m. Goodwin demanded that Terrazas call the clock on him before making the call with K♠J♣. The Spaniard showed 5♣8♣ for the flush draw. A juicy turn gave Terrazas a pair with 5♠ but the 4♠ river gave Goodwin the pot and ended hope hopes. --RD

6.20pm: Down to three as Romanian dreams are rivered
Mihai Manole out in fourth earning €250,000
Mihai Monole is out in fourth after a horrible runner-runner knock out. Marc Goodwin raises to 290,000 and Manole moves all-in. Goodwin makes the call showing a dominated A♦ 9♠ to the Romanian's A♣ T♣. The K♥ 5♠ 2♠ brought no immediate help but the K♠ on the turn gave Goodwin a huge amount of outs for the win or to chop the pot. Unfortunately for Monole it was the 4♠ that dropped putting him out in fourth for €250,000. Goodwin is on 3,845,000 in second place behind Carter Phillips with 8,305,000.--RD

6.15pm: And another voice
Here's a chat with Marc Goodwin, recorded this morning ahead of the final table. He talks about plenty of stuff, including that pot with Carter Phillps. Enjoy.


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6.10pm: Another voice
Santiago Terrazas makes it 280,000 pre-flop. Not much happens until the action gets to Marc Goodwin. He looks at his cards, then his chips, then folds. -- SB

6.05pm: Domination
With four times the chips of any other player, Carter Phillips is raising every hand. And why not? - HS

6.04pm: Goodwin frustrated by river
Marc Goodwin raises to 225,000 and is called by Carter Phillips. The American check-calls a 230,000 bet on the 2♦ K♦ 8♠ flop and another 600,000 on the 7♥ turn. Phillips checks to Goodwin one last time and Goodwin checks behind on the J♥ river voicing his frustration when Phillips shows J8 for a rivered two pair. "If you're calling 600,000 knowing that you're behind why aren't you betting when you hit?" Goodwin wants to know. He isn't told. -- RD

5.50pm: Manole on the offensive
After some raise and take it poker, we finally see a flop. Mihai Manole raises to 225,000 from the small blind and Santiago Terrazas calls from the big blind. The flop comes 9♥4♥2♦ and after Manole checks, Terrazas bets 230,000. It's a trap! Manole now moves all in for another 800,000 and the two players indulge in a spot of eyeballs, cheered on by the local crowd. Terrazas eventually flicks his cards to the muck. -- HS

5.40pm: Lapossie chats
Matt Lapossie, our seventh-placed finisher, shared his thoughts about the final table as he entered the casino this afternoon.


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5.35pm: Smith eliminated
Asa Smith, UK, out in fifth earning €200,000
First hand back after the break and Asa Smith, the short-stack, moves all in. Carter Phillips, with the opposite sized stack (ie, massive) calls. It's looking blead for Smith as his A♥3♣ is behind Phillips' A♣5♥. There are split pot possibilities but a five comes on the flop and Smith doesn't make a backdoor straight. He is out. --HS

5.25pm: Break time
Five players remain in Barcelona, but they're still all chasing Carter Phillips who has close to half the chips in play. A 10 minute break.

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