EPT Prague: Boeken broken but Jaspers close to the lead

Arriving today with 16,300 means there’s work to be done with relatively few options. It’s all or nothing, no time for finesse. That’s the deal Team PokerStars Pro Noah Boeken has this afternoon, sitting with less than that after nearly a full level of play thanks to the erosion effect the blinds have. Biding his time, Boeken finally found a hand to push with, a little more than 10,000.

“I’ve giving you respect” said Roger Johannessen, folding, “it’s the first hand you’ve played.”

“Exactly, I’ve been waiting all day for it.”

Fifty minutes in Boeken has stemmed the leak by at least a round of blinds, but another move can’t be far away.

After just after a level 40 players have made their way to the door. Make that 41. Noah Boeken has since left the building.

Another Dutchman has had a slightly better ride into day two. PokerStars qualifier Joris Jaspers arrived with 63,000 and now has more than 100,000 thanks to a check-raise all-in play that pushed Christophe Haller off of his hand with a flop of 2s-8c-3c already dealt.

Stephen Bartley
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