EPT Dortmund: Pop goes the bubble

March 12, 2009

It’s poker’s equivalent of labour, albeit without the intense pain, goo and a baby at the end. But the bubble, which can last minutes or hours, has burst after a relatively painless ten minutes, producing a healthy but sad bubble boy in Toby Newton.

Newton, from Holland, moved in for 11,300 with pocket sixes and was called by Claudio Cecchi with A-4. The board came A-2-T-J-8 sending Newton out for nothing.

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The bubble bursts on Toby Newton

Aside from the fact that it means the remaining 64 players will each receive financial compensation for their efforts this week there are a couple of records worth noting.

For Joao Barbosa this is a sixth cash in season five alone, an incredible record which of course includes a win in Warsaw. Not only that it means a tenth career EPT cash for Team PokerStars Pro Luca Pagano, a staggering record of consistency that few will ever top.

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One player who didn’t make it quite as far as this was PokerStars qualifier Matthew Sharkey, who spoke to the video blog team earlier today…


Watch EP Dortmund S5: Interview with Matthew Sharkey Day 2 (English) on PokerStars.tv

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