Jorma Nuutinen opened the hijack to 100,000 with . Right next to him it was Stephen Chidwick in the cutoff who bumped the action to 225,000 with , the same hand. The button and small blind folded but Julian Track was at it again with tens in the big blind. Again he cold four betted to 650,000, this time with .
Action was right back on the Finnish player and he shoved all in for 1,810,000. Stephen Chidwick thought about it for some time but eventually folded. Action back on chip leader Julian Track who wasn't about to rush his decision. He wasn't happy with the shove and needed some time. He called in the end, but wasn't happily slamming his cards on the table like he did yesterday.
A coin flip situation again for Track and again he wouldn't get into trouble: . Nuutinen needed some runner runner but was already drawing dead after the hit the turn. The on the river was just there to make it official, Nuutinen out first on the final table.
Nuutinen has three EPT Main Event cashes to his name now, all three of them here in Prague:
From under-the-gun Zdravko Duvnjak raised to 100,000 with , Georgios Sotiropoulos called with on the button and Ka Kwan Lau did likewise from the big blind with
On the flop Duvnjak continued for 115,000 and Sotiropoulos was the only caller. On the turn Duvnjak fired again, this time for 210,000 and Sotiropoulos called. "I don't know how much I like the second barrel from him," said Eugene Katchalov in the booth. "He's betting small, 210,000 into 600,000. Maybe he's hoping to fold out two sevens, two fives or ace queen with no clubs. That's a lot of things to hope for."
The completed the board, "That's his get out of jail card," said Katchalov. Both players checked and they chopped the pot.
Max Silver opened wit under the gun to 110,000. He received calls from Chidwick with and Lau in the big blind with the other two sevens ().
All players checked the flop () and turn (). The on the river paired the board and Lau checked again. Silver dared a 90,000 bet now and just Chidwick made the call. "stevie444" had to muck though as Silver showed him the better hand with jacks and queens with a king kicker.
Georgios Sotiropoulos raised to 100,000 from the hijack with then from the button Ka Kwan Lau three-bet to 225,000 with . "Unless you're trying to induce a light four-bet I prefer to just shove here with his stack," said Eugene Katchalov.
It folded back to Sotiropoulos, "Obviously ace-jack isn't a great hand but I don't know what I'd do here. I wouldn't blame him for shoving here," said Katchalov.
That's exactly what Sotiropoulos did and Lau then called all-in for 1,075,000 total. The board doubled Lau to 2,260,000 and dropped Sotiropoulos to 3,160,000.
Ka Kwan Lau opened to 120,000 under the gun plus one with . Max Silver in the cutoff smooth called with , probably in the hopes someone would get tricky. He found a customer in Ole Schemion in the small blind who squeezed to 345,000. Kwan Lau folded, Silver made the call.
Silver called the continuation bet on as well. Schemion gave up on the turn, he check folded to Silver's 440,000 bet.
The all in triangle got another outing in a hand involving Stephen Chidwick and Georgios Sotiropoulos. It was Max Silver who got the action started, raising to 120,000 with , Stephen Chidwick flat called with from the hijack only for Georgios Sotiropoulos to three-bet to 385,000 with on the button.
Back on Silver, he folded but Chidwick did nothing of the sort, instead he moved all in for 5,695,000 and Sotiropoulos folded.
Julian Track had the chance to cold four bet from the big blind again. Chidwick had opened with and Georgios Sotiropoulos had three bet the small blind with . Track made it 1,055,000 to go with and all players folded.
The next hand Sotiropoulos opened to 120,000 with , this time from the button. Again Track made action, he raised it up to 475,000 with . No callers and without even seeing a flop Track added roughly 600,000.