EPT Budapest: Kravchenko in on the action

There’s action on both sides of the last break of the day. Before the break, Claudio Pagano busted out, his pocket jacks good against A-5 but not when a second five hit the flop and a third hit the turn. Obviously disappointed, papa Pagano still managed a sporting smile as he left.

Then after the break the last remaining Team PokerStars Pro Alex Kravchenko got stuck into the action, limping from under-the-gun before a raise by Englishman Robin Keston.

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Team PokerStars Pro Alex Kravchenko

Keston made it 19,000 to go which Kravchenko pondered for a while, re-arranging his chips in various ways, a ballet of sorts, that had as a finale a slow push all-in with all his chips moving across the line in perfect formation. No change of expression on the Russian’s face, just 50,000 more.

Keston bowed his head, holding his brow to think this one over. It would be a call for the majority if not all of his stack with just a few places away from the money. He thought. He folded. Kravchenko simply took his chips back, no need to re-stack, 20,000 to the good.

Kravchenko has been a solid presence in Budapest all week and spoke to the video blog team earlier today about his thoughts on day 2.

Watch EPT Budapest 08: Interview with Alex Kravchenko on PokerStars.tv