UKIPT Brighton: Day 3, levels 24&25 (blinds 20,000-40,000, ante 4,000)
10.10pm: Seber doubles through Cibak
Bill Seber made it his standard 100,000 from the button, Jamie Burland considered playing the pot but folded. Tomas Cibak though moved all-in from the big blind, Seber quickly called. The American was at risk, all-in for 798,000.
'Fade that,' went a railbird. Indeed Cibak had just picked up a ton of outs.
'What a brick,' said the same railbird. Seber is now up to 1,600,000, Cibak still has the chiplead but its pretty close between him and Seber, Jamie Burland has about 550,000. --NW
10.05pm: Limping and shoving
Play has got a got little strange with limping and shoving and little inbetween. It can't be long until there's a shove and a call surely?
9.50pm: Sick Puppy
Tomas Cibak raised to 88,00 from the small blind and Bill Seber flat called from the big blind. The flop was where the action really started though. It was 3♠[10c]J♥ and Cibak fired out 91,000. Seber thought for a while and made it 250,000 total. Cibak now tanked...hard, he was probably in there for at least two to three minutes before he quietly announced all-in. Seber looked exasperated and began looking at how much he had left (about 760,000 by our reckoning) and in the end he folded. Cibak showed A♣K♠ as he raked the pot. Jamie Burland said, 'Nice bet Tomas, you're a sick puppy.' --NW
9.45pm: Jamie Burland bar tab news
Apparently the casino won't let him start a tab, so his friends are keeping their receipts and billing him later!--NW
9.40pm: Seber squeeze
Burland raised to 82,000 and Cibak called in the small blind and Seber shoved all-in. Both players passed. Who said the 60+ didn't know how to play? -- RD
9.30pm: Three handed play
Since the play has gone three handed we've actually seen a few flops. On the last hand Jamie Burland made it 82,000 on the button and big blind Bill Seber called. The two of them checked it all the way down on a Q♠7♠Q♥2♦7♣ board. Burland rolling over K♦9♦ which was good. --NW
9.25pm: All the chips
With nine left the final table re-draw saw Tomas Cibak drawn in the one seat, Bill Seber in the two seat and Jamie Burland in the three seat .They were all well placed at the start of the final table and of course are the final three players. With the elimination of Beauchamp they've spread out a bit and aren't crammed at one end of the table. --NW
9.25pm: Kick his ass, Cibak
Bill Seber raised to 100,000 from the button and Tomas Cibak moved all-in from the big blind. Seber took some time but then mucked his hand. Both Burland Seber are on close to 900,000 leaving Cibak with a 2m chip stack. Cibak has been really aggressive throughout and it's hard to see him not continuing in that vent. One of the shorter stacks is going to have to take a spin against him if things are going to change. -- RD
9.20pm: William Beauchamp eliminated in fourth place
On the button Bill Seber made it 100,000 to go, Jamie Burland got out the way but Will Beauchamp moved all-in for 416,000 total, Seber who had Beauchamp covered, called.
An ace on the river sent Beauchamp to the rail, albeit £18,100 richer. --NW
LEVEL UP: BLINDS 20,000-40,000
9.10pm: John Spinks is out in 5th for £15,000
John Spinks open shipped from the button with 7♣A♦ and was called by Cibak 9♦9♠ for a monster pot. The board instantly flopped a set for the nines for the second time of the final table and both have been against Spinks. That leaves the action four-handed with one Czech, two Brits and an American. -- RD
9.05pm: Raise, all-in, fold
That's a pretty accurate description of what's been happening the last orbit or two, the players seemingly taking it in turn to three-bet all-in pre-flop. --NW
9pm: Jamie Burland's bar tab
Whilst Jamie Burland is most definitely on the soft stuff at the moment his rail, which is perhaps seven members strong, are partaking in the odd drink or two whilst railing their man. One of them quipped, 'You're going to have to win it Jamie to cover the tab.' £65,400 could buy a lot of pints. --NW
8.35pm: Hand flurry
Here is a summary of a few of the most recent final table hands
Hand 1: Spinks raised to 65,000 from the button. Cibak three-bet to 159,000. Spinks passed.
Hand 2: Cibak opened for 62,000 and Seber three-bet to 150,000. Cibak wasn't interested and tossed his hand.
Hand 3: Seber raised to 75,000 and Burland raised to 204,000. Seber gave Burland a bit of a staredown and then passed.
Two hands or a hand and a light four-bet are bound to clash soon. -- RD
8.35pm: A couple of flops
We haven't seen too many flops the last couple of levels but we just saw two in quick succession. In the first hand William Beauchamp raised to 62,000 from under the gun and big blind Jamie Burland tagged along. On the 7♠K♦2♣ flop a bet of 85,000 from Beauchamp was enough to force a fold from Burland. Three hands later, Jon Spinks completed from the small blind and Tomas Cibak took a free flop of 3♦8♠9♥. Spinks check-called a bet of 33,000 before both players checked the J♠ turn. On the Q♠ river Spinks went for the triple check line and folded after Cibak fired out a bet of 56,000 -NW
8.30pm: Bill Seber doubles through Spinks
After three hands of raise and scoop the blinds we saw a big shove from Bill Seber on the cut-off. Seber pushed 356,000 across the line, which is now just 12 big blinds, and was called by Spinks.
Great flop for Seber with 9♦J♠2♠ leaving Spinks drawing very thin. A 4♣ turn and A♥ river did nothing to change the hand and Seber doubles to just over 700,000 bringing all five players within touching distance again. -- RD
8.20pm: Waseem Ahmed eliminated in sixth place
It folded round to Bill Seber on the button and he raised to 75,000. From the small blind Jamie Burland moved all-in for around 450,000 and Waseem Ahmed also moved in for 360,000. Seber folded.
Burland's cheering section started shouting 'Ace ball' as the dealer prepared to burn and turn.
Burland's rail erupted.
'Deuce, deuce,' shouted Burland's supporters.
Ahmed was eliminated winning £12,400. Burland is approaching the million chip mark. -- NW
8.15pm: Mr All-in
The first two hands after the dinner break Tomas Cibak moved all-in over the top of pre-flop opening raises taking 62,000 from Will Beauchamp and 66,000 from Jon Spinks. --NW
8.10pm: Back in their seats
The final six players are back their seats
Jonathan Spinks - 1,118,000
Tomas Cibak - 793,000
William Beauchamp - 608,000
Bill Seber - 557,000
Jamie Burland - 451,000
Waseem Ahmed - 360,000
PokerStars Blog reporting team at UKIPT Brighton: Rick Dacey and Nick Wright. Photos by Mickey May.