EPT Dortmund: It’s been grand

March 11, 2009

Francesco Cirianni said “raise”, the dealer confirmed “raise.” Francesco Cirianni said “all-in”, the dealer confirmed “all-in”. Francesco Cirianni has always been an expressive sort of player, evident during his Prague campaign where he finished fifth for €166,000. Now his sense of drama remains – this is his make or break moment.

Or not. One opponent thought about it for a few moments as the Italian sat, palms flat on the table, awaiting his fate. Instead he passed and Cirianni lives a little longer.

Not so for Pavel Blatny. The Slovakian chess grand master, who switched to poker a little more than a year ago, just crashed out. On a flop of [5H]-[JD]-[2D] he called all-in behind a large bet, holding [QC]-[JH]. His opponent had him pipped though, showing [KS]-[JC] and the king held.

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