EPT12 Barcelona: Urbanovich in charge as super high rollers head to dinner

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Can anyone stop him?

Earlier today one of the large food and drink trolleys that waiting staff wheel around the vast tournament area finally pitched up in the area where the Super High Roller final table was taking place. Steve O'Dwyer had requested a coffee some 20 minutes ago and was glad that it had arrived. Most of the players asked for water but O'Dwyer, who already had a bag of trail mix (or similar on the table), also purchased a banana as did Dzmitry Urbanovich.

A short time ago the Super High Roller went on a 75-minute dinner break and whatever the Polish phenomenon tucks into during this time will taste pretty sweet as he's got almost half the chips in play with four players remaining.

Dzmitry Urbanovich (Poland) 11,970,000
JC Alvarado (Mexico) 6,050,000
Christoph Vogelsang (Germany) 3,040,000
Sylvain Loosli (France) 2,685,000

They're all guaranteed €446,800 whilst the winner will get €1,224,000. Should Urbanovich win it wouldn't even be his largest score as he collected €1,446,600 for his runner-up finish in the EPT12 Grand Final Super High Roller.

With six players remaining Urbanovich was all but tied for the chip lead with JC Alvardao, but whilst the Mexican's chip stack has stayed static Urbanovich has put on the afterburners to stretch into the lead.

Eliminating Ivan Luca in sixth place with tens against sixes helped as did taking care of Micahel Egan in fifth (ace-jack against ace-ten), but this hasn't simply been a case of winning all-ins. He's pulled out the four-bet and the overbet from his bag of tricks. We've been here before though as Urbanovich had a large lead heads-up before being pegged back and overhauled by Erik Seidel. Will history repeat itself here or will we see a little bit more history from Urbanovich?

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Nick Wright
@PokerStars in European Poker Tour