EPT Budapest: How the (not so) mighty have fallen
The day three draw has provided its usual array of interesting match-ups, none more so than the positioning of the overnight chip leader Albert Iversen beside the overnight micro-stack George McKeever. And it all ended somewhat predictably for McKeever moments ago, when he founnd a hand in his shoving range and duly shoved pre-flop. Iversen, also fulfilling his pre-defined duty, reraised - making it 25,000, and isolating the all-in Irishman.
McKeever was in excellent shape when they flipped their cards. He had A-Jo against Iversen's J-Qc. And although the flop was benign - 4h-Kc-6d - the turn and river were cruel and then crueller: the 9s and 10d filling a straight for Iversen. McKeever shook hands with his adversary and wandered away to enjoy Budapest with his newly-acquired €6,384.
Elsewhere, things just got a little tougher on Alex Kravchenko’s table, at least for his opponents. The Team PokerStars Pro began today with a little more than 114,000 but has just doubled that, calling the all in of Szabolcs Attila Saskoy of Hungary. Saskoy had pushed pre-flop for a little more than Kravchenko’s stack, leaving the Russian to think over a call. When he did he pushed his stack into the pot, flipping over As-Ks to Saskoy’s Ac-7c.
Team PokerStars Pro Alex Kravchenko
The board ran 2c-2h-7h-Kd-9d and after a minute to count and compare Saskoy was left with just 5,000.