EPT Copenhagen: Chip counts and changes at dinner

As the dinner break looms a look at the chip counts has few big swings on show, but Frenchman Nicolas Levi looks to be ahead...

Nikolas Levi – France -- 28 K
Markus Golser – Austria -- 17 K
Michael Tureniec – Sweden -- 14 K
Mads Andersen – Denmark -- 12 K
Jan-Olav Sjåvik – Norway -- 12 K
Rob Hollink – Holland -- 12 K
Gunnar Råbe – Sweden -- 12 K
Frederik Hostrup – Denmark -- 12 K
Dustin Mele – PokerStars Passport winner – United States -- 12 K
Tomas Brolin – Sweden -- 11 K
Johan Storåkers – Sweden -- 10 K
Theo Jörgensen – Denmark -- 9 K
Andy Black – Ireland -- 9 K
Micke Norinder – Sweden -- 8 K
Luca Pagano – Team PokerStars Pro – Italy -- 7 K
Christian Grundtvig – Denmark -- 7 K
Peter Hedlund – Sweden -- 7 K
Anders Berg – Norway -- 6 K
Tom McEvoy – Team PokerStars Pro -- 6 K
Casper Hansen – Denmark -- 6 K
Ramzi Jelassi – Sweden -- 6 K
Sören Kongsgaard – Denmark -- 3 K
Hans-Martin Nakkim – Norway -- 3 K
William Thorson – Sweden -- 2 K

That was then but a lot can happen in the space of a few hands. Team PokerStars Pro Tom McEvoy knows that only too well. With about 7k he found pocket queens and was all-in when he was called by A-T. Like Tony G and fellow Team PokerStars Katja Thater earlier on Tom was crushed by a wicked river – an ace, seeing him to the rail shortly before dressing for dinner.

To say William Thorsen’s exit was interesting would be missing the point – it could have won Understatement of the Year at the Scandinavian Poker Awards. It was one of those stories that take a while to tell – you want to get the mood right and throw in a couple of red herrings.

Five people limped to see the K-T-9 flop. The important bit to note was that the king and nine were spades. There was betting all over the place - a gun fight with bullets flying everywhere. The big blind bet, Thorsen called, the button made it 2,500, the small blind moved all-in, the big blind folded (perhaps he was the only one left alive to tell the tale) and Thorsen called the all-in. So did the button player who showed Q-J of spades.

The big blind showed K-T for two pairs, Thorsen pocket nines for a set. The turn changed all that and should have been called the flip. A ten of spades that made Thorsen a full house, the big blind a bigger full house and filled the straight flush for the button player. We don’t know his name just yet, but suspect he’s called Merlin.

Stephen Bartley
@StephenBartley in EPT Copenhagen