The last time we caught up with Dmitry Yurasov he lost a chunk of chips with a fairly weak holding. Now he had got to the river of a board reading against Ismael Bojang and threw out a bet of 27,500. It didn’t look like Bojang was loving life but nevertheless he made the call.
Yurasov tabled for the flush and all Bojang could do was tap the table and count his remaining chips.
As the dust settles on what’s left of the registration desk, which currently lies in pieces after processing a record number of players in the space of 48 hours, it’s worth taking a step back to ask just what’s behind this enormous surge for EPT100.
For the record some 1,496 players walked through the tournament door, stumping up €5,000 as they did so. Taking the average height, if you laid each player on the floor, head to toe, they would stretch from the doors of Casino Barcelona to the foot of the Sagrada Familia, still leaving a few spare to reach the gift shop. That, as the PokerStars Blog reports, is more than 2.6km away.
With tables breaking all the time some players are having to readjust to ever changing dynamics. Both Scott Seiver and Niall Farrell have moved from their original tables and are now sat at the same table.
Farrell opened for 4,500 and got a call from Seiver and the player in the big blind. There was no action until the river as the cards came out . It was checked to Seiver and he used that opportunity to bet 10,500 and take it down without further fuss.
We're not entirely sure how it exactly happened, but Dominik Nitsche just wagered all of his chips on a board with from the big blind. His opponent had and wouldn't hit his straight or ace to eliminate his German foe; on the river.
We found EPT regular Paul Berende waiting in the line for this afternoon's €2,000 event. "I literally just busted," he laughed. "I got moved tables and this guy shoved for 16 big blinds and I picked up nines in the big blind and called off and he turned over aces! He shouldn't have aces there!"
Former November Niner Marc-Etienne McLaughlin has been eliminated in a huge pot. McLaughlin was check-raised on a flop by Ramin Hajiyev and made the call before moving all in on the turn with . Hajiyev called with for a full house and McLaughlin couldn't improve to a bigger full house.
The pot puts the Azerbaijani player among the chip leaders.
Dmitry Yurasov opened for 4,000 and got called by the player on his left, Pawel Brzeski. The blinds wanted no part of it so they went heads-up to a flop of .
Yurasov bet 4,000 and Brzeski called him. The turn card saw Yourasov change tack with a check-call of Brzeski’s 12,250 bet. On the river card neither player put in anymore chips and the cards were on their backs.
Yurasov’s didn’t quite match up to the of Brzeski.