EPT Barcelona: Akkari on the attack

In the shadow of its more eagerly watched feature table there forms another potential graveyard featuring Team PokerStars Pro Andre Akkari, sponsored player George Danzer, Steve Jelinek and Andreas Krause.

It was a case of the two PokerStars players locking horns a short while ago, both players checking a flop of T♦-K♣-T♠, Akkari from the big blind, Danzer from the cut off. When a 5♦ came on he turn they also checked that. Then the river, 2♦, which Akkari also checked. Danzer, thinking about it, played safe, checking and conceding the pot when the Team PokerStars Pro first showed an ace, then a three, good enough to take his stack to a credible 60,000 with a level left to play.

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Team PokerStars Pro Andre Akkari

Life no doubt remains rosy for Chino Rheem, but the Million Dollar Man has just shipped about 28,000 of his EPT chips to the PokerStars qualifier Henri Koivisto, from Finland. There was some heavy betting on the turn, which was a four, and made the board look rather tasty for anyone holding a six. It was 8-5-7-4. The river was a three, at which point the Finn tossed the remainder of his stack into the middle. Rheem went into the tank for a good long while before making the call. And lo and behold, Koivisto did have a six. Two of them. Rheem mucked.

Stephen Bartley
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