World Cup of Poker: Happy to be here

A casual atmosphere on Vicky Coren's table who passes the early levels talking about the benefits of busting from the PCA in the first few levels with Lee Nelson and German player Malthe Strothmann. All seem to be in agreement that if you going to bust out early this is the place to see - the cost of defeat is nothing less than Paradise.

Strothmann is the beneficiary of the tournaments biggest pots so far. Five players saw the 5s-9h-Jd flop. Lee Nelson and Vicky Coren checked in the blinds. USA player Benjamin Zamani made it 200 which Ance Laganovska called. Strothmann was also in on it, calling on the button before the blinds mucked.

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Ance Laganovska of Latvia

The 6c on the turn saw Laganovska bet 400 which Strothmann called before Zamani too took a back seat. More betting on the Th river, Laganovska made it another 400 which her German foe re-raised to 1,300, enough to force Laganovska to fold.

"You played a good hand" he said.

"Hopefully" replied Laganovska. A big hand for the German who leaps up to more than 5,000.

Elsewhere Italian player Michele Migliore is out, so too is Canadian player Dennis Hamlyn, seen off with a queen on the river by British player Derek Morris.

Blinds up to 100-200 in level 3.

Stephen Bartley
@StephenBartley in World Cup of Poker