EPT Baden: Down to ten

Michael Durrer, the PokerStars qualifier from Germany, has just taken two beats and then the miserable walk to the rail.


Michael Durrer - PokerStars qualifier takes €30,000


First, it was Gunnar Rabe, the PokerStars qualifier from Sweden, who doubled through the man from Dusseldorf with ace-ten versus king-queen. Then, when it was Durrer facing Denes Kalo's king-queen, a queen flopped to outdraw ace-jack.

Durrer takes €30,000 for 12th place, but Rabe has now recovered from holding just one blue chip worth 1,000 to sit more comfortably around about 100,000.

Durrer was preceded out of the tournament by Age Spets, from Norway. He was all in pre-flop against Sebastian Ruthenberg and Vladimir Poleshchuk. Poleshchuk bet on the river and Spets didn't show what he had. He merely mucked his hand and left the television table.

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And it's all action on the television table -- which you can watch on the EPT Live feed by clicking HERE. David Sonelin, the PokerStars qualifier from Sweden, has just been eliminated by Poleshchuk.

All the money went in on the turn when and ace hit. Sonelin had made top pair, with a five kicker, but the Russian had filled a straight with his king-jack and catapulted into the chip lead. He has more than 600,000 now.

So, those eliminations in full:

11 - David Sonelin - Sweden - PokerStars qualifier - €30,000
12 - Michael Durrer - Germany - PokerStars qualifier - €30,000
13 - Age Spets - Norway - €25,700
14 - Hans Eskilsson - Sweden - €25,700
15 - Pascal Perrault - France - €19,300
16 - Peter Gould - England - €19,300
17 - Alexander Kravchenko - Russia - €12,860
18 - Hector Fuentes - Spain - €12,860
19 - Victor Goossens - Holland - €12,860
20 - Alan Smurfit - Ireland - €12,860
21 - Kalil Rahal - France - €12,860
22 - Andreas Hoivold - Norway - €12,860
23 - Jiri Vacek - Hungary - €12,860
24 - Daniel Mangas - Spain - €12,860

We play down to eight tonight. That's two more and we're done.

Brad Willis
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