EPT London: News from the front and back

Team PokerStars Pro Alex Kravchenko just tangled in a three-way pot, notably against young Swede Jonas Molander.

Molander had raised to 4,100 from under-the-gun plus one and got calls from the button and an all-in shove from Kravchenko in the big blind. That’s normally the end of it but this time Molander pushed in behind and the button player called. A three way all-in that would change the day for at least one player.

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Alex Kravchenko in happeir times

Kravchenko showed pocket nines, the button player pocket tens and Molander A-K which, thanks to a fortuitous board, make him a back door flush, busting Kravchenko from his first EPT London.

In other news Team PokerStars Pro Barry Greenstein is up to 55,000 now thanks to his call against another players 15K push all-in. His opponent showed aces but the J-T of Greenstein’s made the straight on the 9-83-Q-2 board. He lives on. The same couldn’t be said for the other guy.

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Johannes Strassmann

  • The latest news regarding the chip lead is that PokerStars sponsored player Johannes Strassmann occupies that sacred spot, sitting behind a stack of 240,000.
  • Yellow and blue chips, worth 5K and 10K, are being introduced, but as of now it’s only Strassmann with the latter.