EPT Prague: First level casualties
I’d tried to get the word in its original German but my translation attempts failed, but it was something like “finished” and it came from the mouth of Katja Thater, out of the EPT Prague inside the first 15 minutes of the day. It was a combination of quick hands that ended her chances. Pockets tens against A-J, a race she lost, and then an all-or-nothing hail Mary play with 8-2, running up against tens.
Team PokerStars pro Katja Thater
Anthony Lellouche, who made the final table at EPT London is also out, so too Hans Eskilsson,he of 700 fame. His seat was filled by Steven Devlin, still out front as chip leader.
The redraw has welded together some interesting tables. Team PokerStars pro Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier looks across at Rob Hollink and Martin Wendt with PokerStars qualifier Sondre Mikalsen next to him.
Elsewhere the table that Steven Devlin now plays on features Florain Langman and Ken Lennaard as well as perpetual PokerStars qualifier Jose Navarro from Spain. The only thing interrupting the noise of riffling chips at this stage is the call “seat open” by the dealers, averaging about one every minute. 171 players remain.