EPT Budapest: Attacking the leader

Like the blaze of glory performed at times yesterday by Team PokerStars Pro Dario Minieri, Arnaud Mattern is displaying similar flare at his table which features Danny Ryan, Paul Testud and the last remaining Polish player Jecek Ladny. The Frenchman just won three of four pots simply by raising in late position (and once from the small blind to mix it up a little).

The table alongside is presided over by Sorel Mizzi, chip leader and punisher of mistakes, who has PokerStars sponsored player Johnny Lodden, Ionel Anton, and Team PokerStars Pro Luca Pagano for company. There’s also Micha Hoedemaker who was all-in for nearly 40,000 when I stopped by.

First Anton counted out the call, separating it from the bulk of his stack, before folding his hand instead. Not so Sorel Mizzi who did the same with his stack, separating the call, before going into the tank, rubbing his face and brow for a few moments before the clock was called on what had been a fairly pedestrian hand.

Mizzi made the call. Hoedemaker turned over Ad-Td whilst Mizzi showed 9s-9c.

The flop came 4c-Qd-Ah-Js-Ks. Hoedemaker took the pot, being congratulated by his friend Noah Boeken behind him as he raked in his new chips. A 40K bump to his stack, a 40K dent for Sorel Mizzi.

Stephen Bartley
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