Annette Obrestad was in the big blind and involved in a three-bet pot with Daniel Jarosch. The flop was and Obrestad led out for 4,500. Jarosch made the call and they went to the turn card .
Obrestad checked and Jarosch bet 7,500 which was near to a third of his remaining stack. I was about a minute before Obrestad twirled her in the air for all to see and folded. Jarosch showed his and teased her, “You’re such a nit.”
Marcello Marigliano had made an early position raise and had got to the river against big blind Ivan Soshnikov. The final board read and Soshnikov led out for 3,300. Marigliano raised him up to 8,300 and it took Soshkinov a couple of minutes to make the call. It looked like he wasn’t expecting to see the of Marigliano but that was the winning hand and he mucked his cards.
On the same table is Team PokeStars Pro Jonathan Duhamel whose stack has taken a bit of a beating.
Timo Pfutzenreuter made a deep run in the EPT Vienna event last season (5th for €203,900), and made a final table at the WSOP this year as well. He's reading a book again, and he's active at the table again.
Just now we saw him check from the big blind on a board. His opponent, Dutchman Tony Broekhof, bet 3,200 and Pfutzenreuter check raised to 11,000. Broekhof made the call in position.
The river was the and Pfutzenreuter bet out 18,150. Broekhof thought about it for a little bit, and eventually called.
"Straight" said the German player, showing in the proces.
The European Poker Tour's team of tournament directors is second to none and only tinkers with established rules as and when absolutely necessary. This week in Barcelona, the EPT has introduced a new rule concerning when a stack is considered to be in play at the start of the day. In what can only be described as a pretty long and boring — but nonetheless important — post, PokerStars Blog explains the new approach.
Niall Farrell has been having a tough day, not much seems to have been working out for him, but he pulled out one of his moves not long ago.
Farrell opened for 700 from the cut-off, got called by the button and the small blind, and then big blind Daniel Ghionoiu raised it up to 2,250. Farrell made it 11,700 and it was back on Ghionoiu who wanted to know if Farrell was all in? He wasn’t, there were a few thousand behind.
“Almost.” Farrell replied. “In case you turn over too quickly.”