A full wrap of today’s events, when we went from 24 down to nine, will be with you shortly.
Play is due to resume at 2pm tomorrow. We’ll leave you with the official end-of-day counts, which are over on the chip count page. –HS
10.05pm: Time for another break
We’re off for another 15 minutes. Another one of these, and they’ve had the equivalent of the 45-minute dinner break they wanted to postpone.
Things will start again at 10.20pm. Stick around punks. — HS
10pm: Chip leader bullied out
With Morten Guldhammer riding up and down the chip leaderboard, Francesco De Vivo has assumed the chip lead – almost by default as he hasn’t been playing many hands at all. His tightness was again indicated a moment ago when he opened to 70,000 from the cut off – one of the first times he has opened a pot – and Magnus Hansen re-raised to 215,000 from the big blind. De Vivo folded. — HS
9.50pm: Wigg whams Guldhammer
Anton Wigg, quite for a while nursing the short stack, just opened for 72,000. Morten Guldhammer raised to 172,000. Wigg then moved in and Guldhammer, rather predictably, called showing K♥6♥ to Wigg’s A♥Q♠.
The board ran 7♠8♠Q♥10♦6♦. Another Guldhammer blow, down to 1,760,000. Wigg does his stack some good, up to 1,488,000. — SB.
9.40pm: What a fold
Morten Klein limped in from under-the-gun and picked up the two blind players to go to a 3♠10♠7♥ flop. Richard Loth led for 110,000 from the big blind before Klein raised to 240,000. Guldhammer folded from the small blind but Loth moved all-in. Klein got up out of his seat and after a painful looking dwell open folded pocket aces. Loth then did him the courtesy of showing him his pocket sevens. — MC.
9.25pm: Another for Loth
Francesco De Vivo started things off with a raise to 70,000 in first position and was called by Richard Loth in the cut-off and Jesper Petersen in the big blind. The flop came J♠7♥9♠. Loth was first to bet when the action was checked to him. The amount was 135,000 and it was enough to make the other two fold. — MC.
9.20pm: Do nothing
Francesco de Vivo raised from the small blind and was called by Romanello in the big blind. The saw a flop of 10♣6♦2♠, a turn of 6♠ and a river card 4♣. On every street they checked it down. De Vivo turned over J♥J♠ to win the hand. — SB.
9.15pm: Three-betting is in the name
Roberto Romanello opened with a raise to 70,000 from early position. Magnus Hansen then made it 190,000 to go from the button. Romanello stared his opponent down but let it go. — MC.
9.10pm: Loth all-in
Richard Loth just pulled off a vital double up through Morten Guldhammer, who had just taken a chunk of his chips. Guldhammer returned them when he called Loth’s all in. Loth showed A♥K♠ to Guldhammer’s A♦7♣. The board ran K♦2♠4♦9♠3♣. — SB.
9pm: Loth left short
Get involved in a pot with Morten Guldhammer at your peril. Just ask, well, a whole host of people who tangled with him earlier and are now on the rail. Richard Loth isn’t out but is now left pretty short and will be wondering why he got involved.
Guldhammer raised and was called by Loth and Yorane Kerignard in the big blind. The flop came 5♥10♦4♥ and Gulhammer saw his 120,000 bet raised to 290,000 by Loth. Kerignard got out of the way but Guldhammer re-raised to 520,000. Loth only had 447,000 left but found a way to fold. — MC.
8.55pm: C-bet does the trick
Jesper Petersen raised to 70,000 and was called by Magnus Borg Hansen to go to a Q♣9♣2♣ flop. Hansen checked and then folded to Petersen’s 100,000 c-bet.
… resumes. Level 24 here we come.
PokerStars Blog reporting team: Stephen Bartley, Marc Convey, Howard Swains and Simon Young.