Live updates from day four, level 31 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: 60,000-120,000 (10,000 ante)
5.50pm: Cor blimey, guvnor
You may not know it (especially if you’re reading this from abroad) but those cheeky folk in East London have their own dialect, known as Cockney Rhyming Slang. We put our Team Pros to the test to see if they knew what on earth this Cockney was talking about…
5.45pm: Dinner break
Before the heads up play, we’re taking a one-hour dinner break. The counts are:
Aaron Gustavson: 1,404,500
Peter Eastgate: 7,895,000
5.40pm: Nikolai Senninger out in third, earning £285,000
We have a huge pot and we have lost a player. Nikolai Senninger raises to 275,000 from the button and Aaron Gustavson re-raised from the small blind. It looks for a moment as though Peter Eastgate wants to come along too, but he folds, Senninger calls, and it’s heads up to a 3♦7♥Q♥ flop. On that, Gustavson bets 1,140,000 and Senninger calls. The turn is 9♣ and Gustavson moves all in, which covers Senninger. We were all expecting a fold, but Senninger surprises everyone with a call. He instantly winces, though, as his 8♥8♣ are behind to Gustavson’s Q♦10♠. The river is 10♣ and that’s not good enough. Senninger is gone.
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5.34pm: To the river
On a flop of 9♦K♥3♥ Gustavson bet 150,000 which Senninger raised to 490,000 before Gustavson called. The turn came K♣ and both players checked. It was the same again on the A♠ river card. Gustavson showed 10♦9♣ to take it down.
5.20pm: Another video
Rui Milhomes was also grabbed by the video blog team after he was eliminated. He said this:
5.17pm: More re-raising
Gustavson opens for 240,000. Eastgate emerges re-raising again, up to 795,000. Senninger asks how much Eastgate has, gets a rough estimate and calls. They both check the J♠Q♣5♣ flop for a 10♠ turn. Eastgate bet another 825,000 and Senninger folded.
5.10pm: Family pot
Peter Eastgate, under-the-gun and on the button, raises to 275,000 and both blinds come along. The flop is 8♣7♥K♥ and after Nikolai Senninger checks, Aaron Gustavson bets 575,000. That’s good enough.
5pm: Big hand brewing
Nikolai Senninger opened for 275,000 which Peter Eastgate re-raised to 795,000. Senninger called for a 8♥2♣8♠ flop. Now Eastgate added another 835,000 to things and Senninger called that too. Now a 10♦ on the turn. With 3,350,000 in the middle already Eastgate checked, while Senninger bet a smallish looking 775,000. Eastgate thought about it, leaned over to get a better look at his opponent, but passed and now trails Senninger and Gustavson.
4.55pm: Wu speaks
We lost Raymond Wu earlier, making a final table on his debut on the EPT. Here’s what he had to say.
4.50pm: Three-handed chip counts
Aaron Gustavson, USA, 9,165,000
Peter Eastgate, Denmark, 7,650,000
Nikolai Senninger, Germany, 5,115,000
4.45pm: Martin Gudvangen out in fourth, earning £227,000
Nikolai Senninger finishes off what he started and ousts Martin Gudvangen from the tournament. The Norwegian moves his final 1,100,000 in pre-flop and Senninger instantly calls. No wonder: Senninger has A♥Q♣ and Gudvangen has A♦3♣. The flop comes K♠9♥6♥ and Gudvangen is down to only two outs when the turn is 2♥. He misses on the river and that’s that.
4.40pm: Five million dollar man
Aaron Gustavson raises to 275,000 and Nikolai Senninger reraises to 600,000, which Gustavson calls. It’s already a sizeable pot when the flop comes 9♠3♦10♠. Senninger checks, Gustavson bets 775,000 and Senninger calls again. The turn is 4♣ and after Senninger checks, Gustavson now bets 2 million. Phew. Senninger dwells but folds and gives up the five million chip pot.
Gustavson goes into the chip lead with more than 9,000,000.
4.37pm: Dominic Cullen out in fifth, earning £173,000
The last Englishman in EPT London has fallen. Dominic Cullen had been running out of time and several all-ins later he got a call from Aaron Gustavson, after 240,000 pre-flop bet. Cullen showed A♠10♠ to Gustavson’s familiar looking 8♣8♥. But Cullen’s hopes crashed on the 4♠5♥8♦ flop. No miracle draw came on the Q♥K♠ turn and river and Cullen busts in fifth place.
4.30pm: Cullen and Eastgate
Cullen opens for 240,000 which Peter Eastgate calls. The flop comes 5♦9♦Q♦ which Cullen checks before Eastgate bets 325,000. Cullen folds.
4.25pm: Cullen’s one move, twice
Cullen shoves but gets no takers so tries it again on the next hand. Same result. Up to 1,810,000 though.
That was a terrific last level for Nikolai Senninger. Well might he smile:
These are the stacks.
Peter Eastgate, 7,610,000
Nikolai Senninger, 5,180,000
Martin Gudvangen, 1,480,000
Aaron Gustavson, 6,230,000
Dominic Cullen 1,440,000