EPT Barcelona: Day 1a level 3 updates

September 04, 2009

EPTLive updates from day 1a, level 3 of EPT Barcelona brought to you by Stephen Bartley, Marc Convey, Howard Swains and Rick Dacey.

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3.53pm: Straight Flushin’
Marcin Horecki bets a monster draw with 7♠ 9♠ when the flop brings a tasty looking 6♠ 8♠ J♥ but he gets no customers. He happily shows his hand and adds a small pot to his horrendously multi-coloured chip stack. Unfortunately the messy arrangement can’t hide the fact that he’s pretty much bang on his starting 30,000 stack.

3.38pm: Teltscher gathering steam
Mark Teltscher has ground his stack up to around 70,000 and it’s no secret how he’s doing it. Almost every time we’ve passed the table the opinionated Brit has been open raising and firing at pots. Freddy Deeb’s stack is slightly up but he’s making the wise decision to keep out of the way for the moment. Fingers crossed we’re there when he makes a stand.

3.24pm: Lodden passes Kings
Norweigan legend Johnny Lodden came back from the break to nurse his damaged 17,250 stack back to health. Taking adavantage of the short-handed table (poker players seem to value smoking a cigarette or using the toilet more getting their first post-break hand) Lodden fired out a couple of pre-flop raises, scooping one set of blinds, before getting involved in the somewhat sickening situation of hitting a 3-handed flop with pocket Kings on a A♦ 2♦ 2♣ flop. Lodden check called an 800 bet on the flop and a 1,200 bet from the button on the A♣ turn, which could be seen as a good. A final 2,000 on the river was enough to persuade the Team PokerStars Pro that his hand wasn’t good and flashed his Kings on passing and was shown AQ for his troubles. Lodden is down to 15k.

David Robinson in seat 2 of the same table doubled up in the second level with a flopped nut flush against a turned top pair top kicker with the Queen-high flush draw.

3.30pm: Badly timed bluff
I approached the table after the turn had been dealt giving us a K♣7♦Q♦3♣ board. The player in the small blind checked to Jesper Hougaard in the cut-off who fired a 3,200 bet in to the middle. The call was quick in coming before the 3♣ river was revealed. The small blind checked quickly to face an 8,000 bet from the Dane. He sat for a while and tapped the table in a rhythmic fashion before making the call. Hougaard knew he was beat and mucked his hand and this was confirmed when his opponent tabled Q♣10♣. Hougaard getting low on 12,500 now.

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