EPT Prague: Keeping it at nine

Francesco Cirianni has just doubled up, and it's a big one. He and Fredrik Nygard got to a flop of Jd-2s-8d and there was a bet from Cirianni, a raise from Nygard and all all in push from the Italian, for 275,000 more. Nygard smelt a rat - it was clear from his face - but couldn't resist calling with the opportunity to knock out one of the medium stacks and settle this one for the night.

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Francesco Cirianni

He made the call, showed K-J for top pair, second kicker, but Cirianni had pocket aces and they held through turn and river. That brings Nygard back into the pack, and promotes Cirianni among the leaders, where he's in the company of his countryman Salvatore Bonavena and Alexiou Konstantinos of Greece.

Howard Swains
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