EPT Barcelona: Day 1b level 3 updates

September 05, 2009

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

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Blinds 100-200

4.03pm: Big name battles
Constant Rijkenberg raised from mid position and was called by Julian Thew in the cut-off before a 8♥K♥7♠ flop came down. Thew treated Rijkenberg’s 4,600 continuation bet with a raise up to 10,000. Rijkenberg tanked for a few minutes but gave the pot up to his fellow EPT champion.

A couple of tables along Daniel Negreanu and Peter Eastgate saw a limped flop from the blinds. Negreanu managed to take it down with a simple check-raise.

2.50pm: Magnificent Minieri’s monster call
Dario Minieri is one sick puppy. The Team PokerStars Pro may be known for making some big calls but this one really takes the biscuit. On a 9♣ 5♥ 4♠ 10♦ board the young Italian bets out 4,700 and is called by Frank Blumlein on the button. Dario quickly checks the K♣ river and Blumlein insta-bets 8,000 sending Dario deep into the tank claiming that the hand was ‘so weird’. After some studying and muttering that the German must be holding 67, Minieri makes the call and Blumlein turns over 3♦ 6♥ for a busted straight and Minieri shows J♦ 3♠ for Jack-high and scoops a 30,000 pot. Simple…

2.30pm: Because he Kang
Four players saw a 3♥J♥A♠ flop after there was a raise pre flop. It was checked to the aggressor in the high-jack who bet 900 and only Ben Kang in the next seat called to see the 10♠ turn. The high-jack really upped the ante here as he fired 5,100 into the pot. Kang didn’t flinch and after a short pause moved all in for 22,500. The high-jack player felt he couldn’t call and mucked A♦K♦ face-up. Kang up to 35,000 now.

3.16pm: Jani Sointula four-flushed
Finnish Jani Sointula has just been knocked out with a sickening four-flush. David Williams had opened the action under the gun to 500, was raised by the hijack with pocket Queens to 1,500, the cut-off flatted with Kings and Sointula raised two-thirds of his stack with red Kings (some 4,000). The Queens flatted the the Finn before the other Kings got it all-in. The Queens tank folded after the clock was called and Sointula turned his hand for a chop – or rather would have had the first four card not all been clubs. To be fair, he took it well.

3pm: Back from the break
This all-star field has returned from the first break of the day and action is back under way.

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