€10,300 EPT High Roller
Dia 3 Iniciado
€10,300 EPT High Roller
Dia 3 Iniciado
|Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|2||6||Robert Cowen||Great Britain||166,000||10|
|2||7||Conor Beresford||Great Britain||958,000||60|
|3||7||Niall Farrell||Great Britain||512,000||32|
The PokerStars European Poker Tour Prague wraps up Wednesday with among other closing events and final tables, Day 3 of the €10,300 EPT High Roller, which sees 23 returning hopefuls chasing the €527,070 first prize.
2021 WSOP bracelet winner Andriy Lyubovetskiy leads the field with 1,272,000 chips. He'll be trying to surpass his largest-ever live score of €518,430 which he received for his bracelet win last fall.
Some of poker’s biggest names are not far behind him though, closest of which is Spanish superstar Adrian Mateos who enters the day with 1,265,000 in chips.
Among the other 22 runners in the chase for EPT glory are Conor Beresford (958,000) and Mike Watson (883,000) who made strong charges on Day 2 to vault themselves into the top five of the chip counts. Niall Farrell finds himself in the middle of the pack with 512,000 chips after dragging some key pots late on Tuesday.
|Position||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|3||Conor Beresford||United Kingdom||958,000||60|
Kenny Hallaert (333,000), Andrea Ricci (312,000) and Day 2 Chip Leader Robert Cowen (166,000) will be among the shortest stacks in the room to start the day.
Play will resume at 12:30 CET with blinds of 8,000 / 16,000 with a 16,000 big blind ante.
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Cards are in the air and play is now underway on Day 3.
Ferhat Duran raised to 35,000 from the button. Robert Cowen jammed and Duran called.
Cowen would need to come from behind to stay alive. The flop came for no help. But the turn was the to pair the jack. The river was the to confirm the double for Cowen.
Simon Lofberg raised in middle position to 32,000 and was three-bet to 90,000 by Ferhat Duran.
Lofberg called then checked a flop of . Duran continued for another 80,000. Lofberg called.
The fell on the turn, and after Lofberg checked again, Duran moved all in for a little under 400,000.
Lofberg instantly called, and he had it, showing .
Duran flashed his which was drawing dead and just tossed it into the muck. He'll collect €25,760 for his 23rd place finish.
With the win, Lofberg crosses the one million chip mark and is now among the chip leaders with 22 players remaining.
Action was on the flop that read . From the button Conor Beresford bet 120,000 and Adrian Mateos called in the hijack,
The turn was the . Beresford came with another bet, this time for 180,000. Mateos folded after a few moments to relinquish some of his chips.
At table 3, Andreas Berggren raised to 32,000 from middle position. Andriy Lyubovetskiy three-bet to 96,000 from the hijack. Niall Farrell came over the top with a four-bet jam from the cutoff. Berggren quickly folded while Lyubovetskiy thought for about 20 seconds before also tossing his cards into the muck.
Adrian Mateos continues to battle with Conor Beresford, and this time he got back his chips from their earlier duel.
First, after the duo checked the flop and turn on a board of , Beresford bet 35,000 on the river and Mateos called.
Mateos showed for a winning straight.
The very next hand on a flop of , Beresford checked from the small blind and Mateos bet 65,000 in the cutoff. Beresford called.
Beresford checked again on the turn, and this time Mateos jacked up his bet to 178,000. After some deliberation, Beresford folded.
Action was picked up on the river of a board reading . From the big blind, Renan Bruschi bet 170,000 into a pot of about 200,000. Mike Watson was in the small blind and thought for a while before he shoved forward most of his stack for a raise to about 450,000.
Bruschi folded quickly before the amount of the raise could be verified to send Watson the pot.
A couple of hands later, the board read . Watson bet 150,000 over to Simon Lofberg who folded and Watson won another decent pot to continue his upward momentum.