Eureka Poker Tour, Prague: Day 2, Level 12, 13 & 14 updates, blinds 1,200-2,400, ante 300

eureka-poker-tour-thumb.jpg8.15pm: End of the level
That's the end of the level, you'll find level 15 updates in a new post which will be up very soon. -- NW

8.05pm: Jakub jilted by the ladies
Jakub Ratulowski's hopes of making a deep run in this tournament are over. Shortly after losing the big pot against David Torok, he got the last of his chips in holding pocket queens against Torok who had [K][Q] a king hit the board though to send Ratulowski to the rail. -- NW

7.50pm: The loudest yet
There have been a number of loud cheers today as players have won pots to keep them alive, the loudest yet was courtesy of David Torok. He was all-in for 69,000 holding A♦J♦ against Jakub Ratulowski's K♦Q♥. The final board read 9♣6♥2♥8♦J♥ and after the river Torok let out a huge cry of, "yes". -- NW

7.30pm: More exits
Sergey Orekhov (pictured) and Severin Schleser are amongst the latest exits, 46 remain, 36 get paid. Squeaky bum time. -- NW

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So close but yet so far for Sergey

7.15pm: A showdown!
They've been extremely rare this level but I just saw one! On a 5♣6♣[10c] flop Petar Zografov bet 7,500 into a pot of 13,00 and his lone opponent, Grzegorz Cichocki, made the call. That was all the action there was though as both players checked down the 3♦ turn and the 4♦ river, Cichocki rolled over J♥[10h] to win the pot as Zografov had ace high. -- NW

LEVEL UP: BLINDS 1,200-2,400, ante 300

7.05pm: Koska kicked down a little
Stelyan Georgiev just dented Kamil Koska's stack in one of those late position raise and re-raise who blinks first contests. From the button Georgiev raised to 4,900, Koska three-bet to 12,600 from the small blind and then Georgiev put in a four-bet to 29,600 - leaving himself about 38,000 back. It looked like Koska was considering all three options, eventually though he opted to fold. -- NW

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Stelyan Georgiev

6.50pm: Zografov new chip leader
Petar Zografov is now the chip leader. He won a pot with [A][K] against a shortish stack's [10][9] and now has around 210,000. His table just broke and he's moved his mountain of chips to the direct right of Keith Johnson. -- NW

6.40pm: Recent exits
Amongst the recent exits was Team PokerStars online member Grzegorz Mikielewicz, 50 players remain. -- NW

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Grzegorz Mikielewicz

6.30pm: Furdi fights back
Calin Furdui just took a chunk from chip leader Cristian Murgoci after making trip aces and getting paid off, he has around 150,000 whilst Murgoci has slipped to around 180,000. -- NW

6.20pm: Back from dinner
Cards are back in the air here in Prague, the bubble will likely burst (or almost be burst) in these next two levels. -- NW

LEVEL UP: BLINDS 1,000-2,000, ante 200

5.30pm: Dinner break
Players are now on a 45 minute dinner break, I've updated the chip counts page, see you in 45. -- NW

5.25pm: Koska nets nice coup
From under-the-gun+1 Kamil Koska made it 3,800 to go, he was flat called by Marius Pospiech from the hi-jack before the small blind, Jiri Stuchlik, three-bet to 10,800. Both Koska and Pospiech smooth called. The flop was 4♥7♦8♦ and Stuchlik led for 12,500, only Koska called. The [10c] turn saw Stuchlik moved all-in for 22,000 and Koska snap call.

Stuchlik: 8♠8♥ - for the flopped set
Koska: [10h][10d] - for the bigger turned set

The table let out gasps as they took in the sickness of the hand, the river was the Q♣ after that hand Koska is up to around 160,000. -- NW

5.20pm: Five bet shove from Johnson
Most of the British contingent has been eliminated but Keith Johnson is very much a factor in this tournament, he just five bet shoved all-in for around 95,000 and got Grzegorz Cichocki to release his hand. The betting was as follows, 3,800 (Johnson), 10,500 (Cichocki), 18,000 (Johnson), 38,000 (Cichocki), all-in (Johnson). -- NW

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Johnson - the UK's sole survivor

5.10pm: Towers of chips
The chip leader is still Cristian Murgoci who has trod water to stay at around 215,000, he know has Jaroslav Urban to his immediate left, the Czech player is well stacked having around 110,000. -- NW

5pm: Three way all-in
I heard the words 'all-in and call' from the dealer at table one and arrived to see a three way all-in, this was the situation:

Jérôme Brugger: A♠K♣ he was the biggest stack
Marius Culescu: A♣Q♣ he was the middle stack
Sergey Orekhov: A♥5♥ he was the shortest stack

The board of 2♥6♦5♦J♣8♠ meant that Orekhov tripled up to 63,000, Brugger took the side pot of 20,000 and Culescu was eliminated. -- NW

4.50pm: King Zog
We first noticed Bulgarian, Peter Zografov early on Day 1A when he made a nice call against Martun Hruby. He had a good Day 1A ending the day with 72,800. In the opening two and a half levels he's nearly doubled his stack as he currently has a shade under 140,000. There's a couple of bloggers following the Bulgarian's here and they tell me he's one of the best players in Bulgaria. -- NW

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Zografov - in the zone

4.40pm: Pospiech eliminates a shortstack
From the button a shortstacked Pawek Boruta moved all-in for his last 12,000 and when it folded to Marius Pospiech in the big blind he said: "Ok," and made the call. On their backs:

Pospiech: A♦8♠
Boruta: 4♣3♣

Flop: J♦6♣7♣

Boruta flopped the world, but the world was not enough as the turn and river came Q♥7♠. After the hand Pospiech said: "I hated that flop!". -- NW

4.30pm: Back in their seats
The 76 remaining players are back in their seats, leading the way at the moment is Cristian Murgoci from Romania. He has 215,000 and is the man to catch. He is the overwhelming chip leader at present, to put it into context the average stack when the bubble bursts (36 players left) will be 132,916. -- NW

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Cristian Murgoci

PokerStars Blog reporting team at Eureka Poker Tour Prague: Nick Wright. Photos courtesy of Tomas Stacha.

Nick Wright
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