EPT Budapest: Player of the Year Pagano showing his class

There's an empty chair next to Luca Pagano and a mountain of chips in front of him. These two facts are undoubtedly connected, although it doesn't seem right to interrupt the EPT Player of the Year for details since he is clearly on a tear at the moment.

In the same recent orbit, Pagano took down three pots: an uncontested pre-flop raise pinching the blinds, then a pre-flop re-raise (adding 1,200 to an initial 450) taking that one down, then a continuation bet on a queen-high flop after the player in the small blind came along. That was enough to add another 1,000 or so and Pagano is possibly the tournament chip leader at this stage with 28,000.

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Team PokerStars Pro Luca Pagano

On the other hand, the PokerStars qualifier Dave Colclough is out, and the Team PokerStars Pros Katja Thater and Marcin Horecki are both struggling. Thater has 4,200 and 5,000. They're playing level three now, where the blinds are 75-150. The full structure is always available on the EPT website, and our chip counts page is updated throughout the day.

Howard Swains
@howardswains in European Poker Tour