EPT Prague: River saves Hansen from drowning
A double up in the closing stages of level 18. Players are currently on a break between levels but it will be Jens Hansen who feels most relieved, doubling up through Rifat Palevic. His chips went all-in with Kc-8s against the pocket nines of Palevic who stayed ahead at the turn before a lighting strike hit the river, giving Hansen the king he needed to survive. It caused a loud “oooh” form the others at the table as Hansen squirmed in his seat.
Others before him had tried the same, pushing in, although they found no takers. Jonathan Duhamel hid behind his t-shirt which he pulled up to his nose when he moved in behind a raise from Italian player Massimo Di Ciccio. Di Ciccio scratched his head for a while as Duhamel sweated it out, but ultimately passed.
When play resumed in level 19 blinds will be 4,000-8,000 with a 1,000 ante.