EPT Monte Carlo: In the tough corner

April 30, 2009


More tough tables today after an overnight re-draw, one of which has to be Joe Hachem’s table. The Team PokerStars Pro is at one end of a table with Jan Boubli, Casey Kastle and John Tabatabai, the latter two just clashing in a sizeable pot that ha boosted Tabatabai’s prospects.

On a board already reading 6♠9♠3♦K♣ Kastle in the small blind was sat waiting for Tabatabai to respond to his 5,000 bet in the big blind, a single yellow chip. Tabatabai called for a 4♣ river card. Now Kastle ramped up the pressure, 26,000 to Tabatabai who lowered the volume on this headphones and started staring at Kastle.

“I don’t think I can fold this” he said, still staring at Kastle. He got no reply. Instead of waiting any longer he called. That’s when Kastle did reply. “Good call”, Tabatabai turning over 9♣4♥ for two pairs. That took him to 60,000 while Kastle slipped down to 25,000.

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Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier

Elsewhere Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, buoyed by his new world record perhaps, just sent Andrew Feldman to the rail, the chips going in pre-flop, kings over tens, with no improvement for the Englishman.


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