Live updates from day four, level 27 of the EPT London Main Event event brought to you by Stephen Bartley, Marc Convey, Howard Swains, Brad Willis and Simon Young.
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Blinds: 40,000-80,000 (5,000 ante)
That’s the end of that level and players are now on a break.
2:32pm: Eastgate scoops monster
Peter Eastgate came in for a raise to 190,000 and got a call from Aaron Gustavson in the big blind. The flop came down A♣7♥3♣. Both players checked the flop. On the 6♥ turn, Gustavson checked, Eastgate bet, and Gustavson called.
The river is where things got really interesting. The 8♥ came down and Gustavson checked. Eastgate set out 400,000. Within just a few seconds, Gustavson had pushed out two stacks of orange worth one million in total. With straight and flush possibilities out there, Eastgate took a little bit, but not too long…because he had rivered a set. Even though Gustavson was the last aggressor, we never got to see his hand.
2.27pm: All in!
Nikolai Senninger moved all-in for 1,385,000 from the small blind. No takers though.
2.24pm: To the turn
Dominic Cullen opened for 185,000 which Peter Eastgate called from the button. The blinds folded and we got a flop of 8♥6♠3♦. Both checked for a K♥ turn card. Another Cullen bet, this time 200,000, enough to force Eastgate to fold.
2.20pm: Wu woes
Raymond Wu opens, making it 185,000 pre-flop. It’s folded to Rui Milhomens who re-raises all in, 2,735,000 in total. Wu thinks. Wu folds.
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1.56pm: Nice try, Martin
Rui Milhomens came in for a raise to 180,000 and Martin Gudvangen re-raised to 480,000 total. Milhomens took just five seconds to announce all-in for about 1.5 million more. Gudvangen insta-mucked.
1.55pm: Raise and take it. Watch it!
There’s been a lot of pre-flop shoving, particularly from the shorter stacked Raymond Wu, Nikolai Senninger and Dominic Cullen. Don’t forget, you can join the fun and watch all this on EPT Live.
1.40pm: Senn(inger) caught stealin’
Nikolai Senninger raised to 185,000 from the button. Raymond Wu sat in the small blind and after a second of thought for 1,140,000. It would be 955,000 to call. Senninger sat with his stuffed lion beside his chips and pondered for a couple of seconds. And then he folded.
1.35pm: Level/blind confusion
It doesn’t take much, but we’re confused. We’ve been playing for about 90 minutes today, which means we must have gone into a new level, but we don’t know when it actually happened. The players took a 15 minute break, but that didn’t seem to coincide with the end of a level, and the blinds haven’t been raised from 40,000-80,000. Ours is not to reason why, and you haven’t actually missed any hands or anything. But we’re not actually sure which numbered level we’re in. It’s either 28 or 29.
1.30pm: Karim Bannini out in eight, earning £50,100
With the blinds to 50,000-100,000, there wasn’t much question what our short-stack had to do. All-in pre-flop with his last 209,000, Karim Bannini had his K♦3♥ up against Rui Milhomens’ K♠10♠. Bannini hit his three on the J♠7♦3♠ but the spade draw got there with a 4♠ on the turn. Bannini has been eliminated in eighth place for £50,100.
Here are those counts:
Seat 1: Martin Gudvangen – 4,105,000
Seat 2: Nikolai Senninger – 2,205,000
Seat 3: Karim Bennani – 306,000
Seat 4: Raymond Wu – 1,255,000
Seat 5: Aaron Gustavson – 6,500,000
Seat 6: Dominic Cullen – 1,385,000
Seat 7: Peter Eastgate – 3,880,000
Seat 8: Rui Milhomens – 2,305,000
Eight players started the day, eight players remain. The chip counts are on the chip count page as we continue into level 29.