Eureka4 Prague: A round with Martin Hruby

With Martin Hruby the only member of Team PokerStars Pro playing today, he was an easy choice to follow for a round. Hruby started in Seat 7 with 29,000 which was above the 26,300 average at this point. The blinds were 200/400 with a 50 ante and it looked as though only one player had been knocked from the table at this point. Unfortunately, I have not yet received a player list so it was impossible to identify Hruby's tablemates. All the other players on the table had between 10,000 and 25,000 except for Seat 6 who was already up to 40,000.

Team PokerStars Pro Martin Hruby

Hand 1:
Martin Hruby was in the small blind. Seat 5 opened to 850 and the big blind, Sergey Sergeev called to see an A♠8♦4♥ flop. Both players checked and Sergeev led out for 1,000 on the K♦ turn. Seat 5 raised to 2,700 and Sergeev called. The river was the T♠ where Sergeev check-folded to a 3,300 bet.

Hand 2:
Seat 4 raised to 800 and Sergeev called in the small blind. The flop was 6♦9♠Q♠ and Sergeev led out for 1,000 and won the pot.

Hand 3:
Seat 1 received a walk.

Hand 4:
Martin Hruby raised to 800 and Sergeev called in the seat next to him. Hruby bet 1,000 on the T♦6♠2♠ flop and Sergeev called to see the 5♠ turn. Hruby checked and Sergeev bet 3,000. Hruby got a count of Sergeev's remaining stack before electing to call.

The river was the J♣ and Hruby checked. Sergeev moved all-in and Hruby took about ten seconds before throwing in a chip to call. Sergeev turned over A♠5♣ but Hruby tabled A♣T♠ to win a substantial pot. Sergeev was eliminated.

Hand 5:
Seat 4 opened to 800 from under-the-gun and Seat 6 called. Seat 4 bet 1,500 on the A♥8♣3♥ flop and won the pot.

Hand 6:
Seat 1 raised to 800 and won the blinds and antes.

Hand 7:
Seat 1 raised to 800 and won the blinds and antes.

Hand 8:
A new player came in to Seat 8 and immediately opened to 1,000 preflop. Everyone folded.

Hand 9:
Seat 9 opened to 800 and the action was passed around to Hruby in the big blind. The Team PokerStars Pro three-bet to 2,500 and won the pot.

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As busy as it is today, it's going to be doubly busy tomorrow

In total it was a good round for Hruby, playing two hands, winning both and eliminating a player in the process - especially since the table was clearly playing (apart from Sergeev) quite tightly. Hruby ended up with about 44,000 after that round which is well above average at this point.

Tournament Update:

- 360 players out of 475 remain
- Still waiting on a confirmation of a final number of players
- The tournament is about to go on a 75-minute dinner break

Chris Hall
@PokerStars in Live