UKIPT Coventry: Day 3, level 21 & 22 (blinds 10,000-20,000, ante 2,000)

April 11, 2010


4.35pm: Final table chip counts

Seat 1: Gilles Augustus, PokerStars player – 644,000
Seat 2: Chris Brice – 451,000
Seat 4: David Jones – 1,652,000
Seat 5: Marius Lietuvnikas, PokerStars player – 435,000
Seat 7: Dan Carter – 1,266,000
Seat 8: Paul Rigg – 550,000
Seat 10: Joe Grech – 290,000

David Jones is the new chip leader (mainly thanks to Carter’s 375,000 slip up). — RD

4.25pm: Five minutes to break
The seems to be a palpable sense of relief at the table now as no-one wanted to be one of the first players out. The money jumps are getting quite tasty now. £46,000 for the winner plus an EPT London seat. not bad.

1: £46,000 (+ an EPT London seat)
2: £29,400
3: £16,100
4: £12,700
5: £10,200
6: £8,200
7: £6,600

Lots to be won here as the players prepare to go on break. — RD

4.15pm: PokerStars qualifier Ben Dobson is out in 8th
Paul Rigg raises from the button to 60,000 and Ben Dobson moves all-in from the small blind for 286,000. Rigg calls and they’re off to the races.

Rigg: 9♦9♥
Dobson: A♦10♥

The board blanks out with 6♠5♥K♠K♣8♥ to knock out Ben Dobson in 8th place for £5,000. — RD

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Ben Dobsonout in 8th

4.15pm: Belgian betting
Gilles Augustus raises to 44,000 from the hijack and is three-bet by Chris Brice to 144,000. Augustus wastes little time in moving all-in over the top. Brice folds. — RD

4.10pm: Runners and riders…
Here’s who’s still in…

Seat 1: Gilles Augustus, PokerStars player
Seat 2: Chris Brice
Seat 4: David Jones
Seat 5: Marius Lietuvnikas, PokerStars player
Seat 7: Dan Carter
Seat 8: Paul Rigg
Seat 9: Ben Dobson, PokerStars qualifier
Seat 10: Joe Grech

Click here to take a look at our chipcount page for the latest totals, they’re approximate as we can’t get right up close to the final table, we’ll bring you a comprehensive count during the first break in 25 minutes. — NW

4pm: Weird, weird hand
In a classic bit of final table confusion Paul Rigg is left limping under the gun instead of being the big blind. The action folds to Ben Dobson who raises to isolate. Dan Carter reraises to 375,000. Rigg moves all-in for the remaining 80,000 of his stack and Dobson moves all-in. Carter eventually folds.

Dobson: A♦K♣
Rigg: 7♣2♠

The board is 8♣6♠5♠K♦ giving Rigg an 8-outer… which he duly hits with the 4♠. — RD

3.45pm: 90 minutes in…
The final table is about 90 minutes old and here’s what we’ve picked up on so far. Paul Rigg, Dave Jones and Dan Carter have been the most active players thus far – not a massive shock as they were fourth, second and first in chips coming into the final table. The tightest players at the table so far have been Chris Brice and Gilles Augustus. Action, for the most part has been cagey with most three-bets getting through and few flops being seen. The average stack is 690,000 – almost 35 big blinds. –NW

3.55pm: Marius at the double
Paul Rigg raises to 48,000 under the gun and Marius Lietuvnikas moves all-in for over 200,000 from the blinds. Rigg is left pondering his whether to make the call. He eventually does showing K♦9♦ to Lietuvnikas’ A♦J♣. The 6♥A♠3♠ flop all but saves Lietuvnikas who lightly thumps the top of his chair. Lietuvnikas is up to 430,000– RD

3.50pm: Jones is opening up
It’s another pot for David Jones. He opens to 44,000 and is called by Paul Rigg in the cut-off. Jones fires another 67,000 at the Q♦K♠2♦ flop and Rigg passes. Jones doesn’t seem to be letting chip leader Dan Carter’s position affect him too much. — RD

3.40pm: And it’s another one for Jones
Dave Jones continues to add to his stack as he’s just scooped his second big pot in the last orbit. Paul Rigg raised to 40,000 pre-flop from middle position and Dave Jones called from the big blind. This time it was Jones who was in check-call mode as he called bets of 55,000 and 125,000 on the A♠8♦10♦J♥ board. On the K♠ river Jones changed
tactics though by leading out for 284,000. After a long dwell Rigg eventually mucked. Jones is now up to close to a million. — NW

3.30m: Jones wins a big one
Dave Jones opened 36,000 from early position – his standard amount at this level – and Joe Grech called from the small blind. Grech check-called bets of 52,000 and 132,000 respectively on the 3♣K♠6s] flop and 9♦ turn. On the A♦ river Grech checked once more and Jones moved all-in for 459,000. Grech tanked for a full five minutes counting and and re-counting his stack before eventually folding, showing the K♣ in the process. — NW

LEVEL UP: BLINDS 10,000-20,000, ante 2,000

3.20pm: Mutual respect
In his pre final table interview Dan Carter mentioned that he was very happy with his table draw as he was three to the left of Dave Jones and he thought the Leeds youngster would be the player who gives him the most trouble. It seems the respect is mutual as Carter just three-bet Jones off a pot pre-flop. The two chip leaders are naturally treading carefully around each other. –NW

3.15pm: After double there’s trouble for Booth
On the very next hand….
Andrew Booth raised to 47,000 and Joe Grech bumped it up to 133,000. Booth moved all-in for 244,000 total and Grech made the call. Andrew Booth was our at risk player.

Grech: A♣Q♥
Booth: Q♦Q♠

The board was: A♠6♣8♠7♥9♦. Andrew Booth is our ninth place finisher. — NW

3.10pm: Booth doubles through Dobson
Short stack Andrew Booth shoves with A♥J♥ for 100,000 and is called with A♦Q♦ by Ben Dobson. The flop runs out 2♥ J♠ 6♣ K♥ A♣ and more then doubles Booth up to 230,000.

But he’s out the next hand in 9th place. Details to come shortly.– RD

3.10pm: Brice meets Rigg
Chris Brice raises to 38,000. Paul Rigg calls in the small blind. Brice continuation bet 70,000 into the 7♦ 4♥ A♣ flop and Rigg passes. — RD

3.05pm: Three is the magic number
Gilles Augustus open to 42,000 from the cut–off and from the small blind Dave Jones bumped it to 114,000. Augustus gave it up. So far we’ve yet to see a flop in a three bet pot at the final table. — NW

3pm: Booth all-in
A short stacked Andrew Booth moved all-in for 102,000 but received no callers. The 44,000 chips he collects have increased his stack by more than 40%. — NW

2.55pm: Active Rigg
Paul Rigg has definitely been the most active player in the opening orbit. This last hand he got the action started with a raise to 40,000 from the hi-jack and Ben Dobson called from the button. On a 9♥5♥8♦ board Rigg led out for 65,000 and was called by Dobson. A bet of 120,00 from Rigg on the 3♠ turn saw Dobson give up the pot. — NW

2.50pm: Rigg gets some back
Paul Rigg just three-bet Dan Carter’s 40,000 raise to 125,000 and chip leader Carter surrended the pot. Carter wins the next pot unopposed however.– NW

2.40pm: Carter stretches his lead
Dan Carter just moved all-in over the top of a bet from Paul Rigg on the turn. The latter spent some time in the tank before folding pocket jacks face up. — NW

2.20pm: All-in on the first hand
Ben Crellin moved all-in in from the big blind for 122,000. Joe Grech calls.

Crellin: A♠9♣
Grech: A♣Q♥

The board runs out 5♦ 3♦ 4♦ 6♦ K♣ and we have our 10th place finisher. The 19-year old wins £2,500 for his solid performance. — RD

2.20pm: We’re about to start
UKIPT Tournament director and consultant Toby Stone has just called the players to the stage here in the Lady G bar at the Coventry G Casino. The players have de-bagged their chips and are just having a few photographs taken then we’ll be underway. –NW

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Chip leader Dan Carter is sitting pretty on 1.4m

PokerStars Blog reporting team at UKIPT Coventry: Rick Dacey and Nick Wright.


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