Poker is a game, but then there’s the game within the game. And the game within that game. And so on.
You know what we mean. And we know that you know what we mean. And you know that we do.
The games within games have been continuing in earnest today on Day 2 of the €25K High Roller, having just reached the dinner break with 32 players remaining from a big 215-entry starting field. With 31 cashing, that puts them squarely on the money bubble when they return, at which point Andrey Andreev will be coming back to the chip lead with 1,175,000.
Jacobson additionally knocked out Artem Metalidi in 33rd place, two off the money, using pocket kings to best the Ukrainian’s pocket tens. Quan Zhou and Faraz Jaka were others going out just shy of the cash, Jaka in a three-way all-in hand involving Scott Seiver and Dan Smith. In that one, Smith’s ace-queen prevailed over Seiver’s ace-king and Jaka’s pair of tens when a queen landed on the river to end Jaka’s run.
Both Smith (285,000) and Seiver (200,000) are on the short side right now, with Davidi Kitai currently 32nd of 32 with just 50,000.
Speaking of Seiver — and the river — we had a story from last night to share concerning both.
Seiver has had an excellent EPT11 Grand Final, having already won one side event in Monaco this week and final tabling both of the Super High Rollers. He also picked up a gift from Anatoly Filatov, a set of Russian nesting dolls he’s had at the table during this event.
Steve O’Dwyer came over to ask about the dolls, and as he explained Seiver pointed to each successively.
“Bluff… value… bluff,” he said, pointing to each of the raises he’d made. Was he lying or not? Only Seiver knows, the truth hidden somewhere within.
The High Roller games — and games within games — will continue into the night.
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Martin Harris is Freelance Contributor to the PokerStars Blog.