EPT Barcelona: Ashby on the rise

If there's a table today to counter the feature table-elect of yesterday (EPT winners Mike McDonald and Jason Mercier) it would be along the far wall and features two WSOP bracelet winners in PokerStars Sponsored player Sebastian Ruthenberg and Irish pro Alan Smurfit. Also here is pot-limit Omaha specialist Richard Ashby, better known as "CHUFTY" online, and French actress turned poker player Alexia Portal.

Stand around here for a while and a hand is bound to break out, this one coming on a Jd-Jh-9h flop. The seat three player in the cut-off bet and was called by Ashby who then checked the deuce on the turn before the cut off player fired out 1,300, announcing it to Ashby as he did so. Ashby called without much delay.

Both players checked the seven on fifth street and turned over their cards. 9d-7h against Ashby's pocket tens. The tens were good. Richard Ashby up to more than 18,000 now.

Stephen Bartley
@StephenBartley in European Poker Tour