The following takes place to the sound of Peter Hedlund chatting in the background.
Ben Kang’s EPT record is one of frustration, with a single cash since his high water mark in Poland two seasons ago where he finished 11th. Frustrating for the Berliner as he tends to tear through side events, such as the one here 12 months ago, and who regularly cashes in tournaments across Europe and North America.
Right now he has a decision on his hand but by the look on his face the decision is already made. On a board already showing 3♥K♣3♣ 6♣ Kang’s opponent bumped it up to 1,200 when the K♠ hit the river, immediately prompting Kang to ask if he’d show if he folded. The king has ruined it for Kang. “How I hate the river cards” he says, laughing a slightly sinister laugh before folding. Kang down to 9k.
Elsewhere Greg Raymer is picking up a few chips in the aftermath of Gregor Larsson’s savaging of his table. Fossilman still hovers around the 7k mark though as the break approaches.
STOP PRESS: In what must have been the first hand back from the break Greg Raymer is eliminated and now to be seen chatting on the rail.