This post shows updates from level 23 of EPT Copenhagen, updated on a regular basis. The blinds are 10,000-20,000 with a 2,000 ante. Updates are brought to you by Stephen Bartley and Howard Swains.

You can find the most recent official chip count on the chip-count page. Prizewinners to date are on the prizewinners page. Today we will play down to a winner.

4.20pm — Taking aces to the break
On the final hand before the break, Jens Kyllönen and Jussi Nevanlinna have some more Finn on Finn action. Nevanlinna makes a standard opener from late position, Kyllönen repops it to 140,000 from the small blind, and Nevanlinna thinks, thinks, thinks, but then folds. Kyllönen curses his luck as he shows two red aces.

4.15pm — Hedlund
Peter Hedlund and Jens Kyllönen get to a flop of [AS]-[9S]-[9C], which both players check. The turn is [QC] and Kyllönen bets 65,000. Hedlund calls. The river is [2H] and Hedlund checks. Kyllönen checks behind, wisely as it turns out. Hedlund shows A-7 and that’s good.

4.05pm – Rasmus Nielsen, from Denmark, eliminated in sixth place for €142,870
With the action folded to Nielsen in the small blind he completes his option and then calls the bet of Langset on the big blind for a flop of [5D]-[6C]-[AD]. Nielsen checks in the dark and Langset makes it 200,000. Nielsen then moved all in and winced as Langset called immediately, showing A-K to Nielsen’s A-9. The [7H] turn gave the Dane a gutshot draw but the [KS] on the river ended his tournament.

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Rasmus Nielsen

4pm — Chip leader chips up
Anders Langset raises pre-flop to 60,000 and Peter Hedlund calls the additional 40,000 in the big blind. The flop is [4S]-[JC]-[7C] and both players check. They also check the [5D] turn and the [3H] comes on the river. Hedlund bets 60,000, Langset calls and Hedlund mucks. Langset still shows the Q-6 for the seven-high straight, and that’s more than good enough.

3.48pm — What was that? Fold?
Peter Hedlund opens the hand, making it 50,000 pre-flop. Rasmus Nielsen re-raises to 160,000 in total. It’s back on Hedlund who spends a few minutes looking serious and slightly suspicious, or as if he’s picking out which of the voices in his head is offering the best solution. He takes a sip from a glass next to him that has a plastic stirrer in it and then folds. Nielsen shows him the [3C].

3.44pm — You had me on the flop
The action is folded to Petersson in the small blind who completes the bet. Nielsen checks his option for a [JH]-[10D]-[8S] flop. Both check for a [4D] turn and check again for a [8D] river. Petersson makes it 35,000 and Nielsen passes. Petersson shows Q-9 for a flopped straight.

3.40pm–Finn on Finn, then Finn again
Jussi Nevanlinna and Jens Kyllönen get involved in a pot that gets to the flop. Nevanlinna makes it 55,000 pre-flop, his countryman calls and they see [10S]-[5H]-[AH]. Nevanlinna bets 80,000 but is then seen folding his cards and the pot going to Kyllönen, which suggests there might have been an unseen/unheard all in reraise.

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Jens Kyllonen

But no worries for Nevanlinna because he gets a bunch back on the very next hand. Petter Petersson makes it 60,000 and Nevanlinna shoves from the blinds. He has Petersson well covered and the Swede opts to lay it down. He’s looking a little short these days, with only about 200,000 left. The two Finns are possibly the most active players at this stage, with Kyllönen in particular looking solid, despite his relatively short stack.

3.30pm — Little to report
After a flop of [QH]-[AH]-[4H] Nielsen and Kyllonen check the [7D] turn and [9H] river. Nielsen shows [KS]-[9S] for a pair, good enough. It’s the first hand of any note in the level which has been dominated by hands taken down by a pre-flop raise.

3.25pm — New level
We begin a new level with the whole of the Danish internet system apparently creaking under the strain of the supremely popular EPT Live. If you’re seeing it — and you should be, because it’s on a satellite feed — then you can see more than us. Enjoy. Still, we have all this in the flesh and will continue to bring the action from Casino Copenhagen as best we can.

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