UKIPT Dublin: Final table, level 31 updates (blinds 60,000-120,000, ante 15,000)

ukiptthumb.JPG10.55pm: That's a wrap (almost)
A full wrap of today's action is on the way and will be available on the blog shortly. But that's it from the last regular stop of the second season of the UKIPT. What started in Galway on December 2nd has finished in Dublin on September 12th. There's still the little matter of EPT London - nominally the Grand Final of the UKIPT - which takes place in London between September 30th and October 5th.

See you next season. -- NW

10.45pm: Oranje-boom, Joeri Zandvliet wins UKIPT Dublin
From the button Chuck Fabian raised to 300,000, Joeri Zandvliet moved all-in from the big blind and Chuck Fabian called all-in for 2,350,000. On their backs:

Fabian: A♥9♣
Zandvliet: A♠5♣

Fabian was dominating Zandvliet and looking good for a double up that would get him back in the heads-up match. The flop of 8♣4♠7♣ kept him in the lead but gave Zandvliet seven outs for his second UKIPT title.

The 4♦ also gave Zandvliet some chop outs, the river was the 5♦ to give Zandvliet the winning hand, his second UKIPT title, the trophy and a cheque for €83,500.

It was a valiant effort by Chuck Fabian but he couldn't overcome the deficit he faced going into heads-up play, still €49,600 is not a bad consolation prize.

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Joeri Zandvliet - two time UKIPT winner

10.40pm: Three-bet fold from Fabian
After Joeri Zandvliet had opened to 240,000 on the button, Chuck Fabian three-bet to 550,000 total. After about 30 seconds thought Zandvliet moved all-in and Fabian folded.

The American had won some small pots so after folding he's down to about 2,500,000. -- NW

10.30pm: Joeri Zandvliet gets some back
After Chuck Fabian opened to 300,000 on the button Joeri Zandvliet made it 685,000 total. There was a bit of confusion on Fabian's part but he eventually settled on a call.

The flop fell 7♥J♣2♣ and Zandvliet c-bet 465,000 and Fabian folded. -- NW

10.25pm: Chuck Fabian doubles through Joeri Zandvliet
From the button Joeri Zandvliet moved all-in with Q♦J♠ and Chuck Fabian called all-in with A♥5♣ for his last 1,795,000.

The flop of Q♣2♦5♦ gave Zandvliet the lead, but the 5♠ turn put Fabian back in the lead and the 7♠ river was a blank.

Fabian back up to 3,600,000, Zandvliet still leading with 7,100,000. -- NW

10.20pm: Zandvliet bringing the pain
Joeri Zandvliet is really putting the hurt on Chuck Fabian at the moment. After Fabian raised to 300,000, Zandvliet moved all-in and Fabian folded. The hand after that Zandvliet simply open shoved from the button and took the pot, Fabian has less than 20 big blinds. -- NW

10.17pm: Boring
"This is going to make for boring TV," said Chuck Fabian as he gave Zandvliet a walk. "I think they'll probably only show three hands of heads-up play," continued the American. "Maybe only one if you don't win it," said Zandvliet before adding. "Wow that sounded really arrogant."

As it stands Zandvliet has an 8,000,000 to 2,750,000 chip lead. -- NW

10.12pm: Joeri gives Chuck some of his own medicine
After Chuck Fabian raised to 300,000 on the button, Joeri Zandvliet moved all-in to put the American at risk. It's the first time the Dutchman had made this move in the heads-up play and Fabian gave him credit, folding his hand. -- NW

10.07pm: Chuck risks his bucks
On around the ninth hand of heads-up play the players took a flop for the first time, Joeri Zandvliet raising to 240,000 and Chuck Fabian making the call. On the flop of A♠5♥9♠ Fabain check-called a bet of 250,000. The 5♠ turn was checked through before Fabian moved all-in on the 8♣ river, Zandvliet turbo mucked his hand to conceed the pot. The Dutchman now has a 7,500,000 to 3,200,000 chip lead. -- NW

10.02pm: No flops as yet
The heads up match is about eight hands old and as yet the two players are yet to see a flop. Very little chip movement yet, Chuck Fabian has perhaps one back one big blind. -- NW

9.58pm: Two all-ins
The Dutchman won the first two pots, raising to 240,000 pre-flop and then getting a walk. On the third hand Joeri Zandvliet gave Chuck Fabian a walk and on the fourth Fabian moved all-in and took the pot. Even stevens right now. -- NW

9.52pm: Heads up begins
In the blue orange corner sits Joeri Zandvliet with 8,345,000 and in the ref white and blue corner sits Chuck Fabian with 2,395,000. Blinds 60,000 - 120,000 no antes in heads up play. -- NW

9.40pm: Heads up break
The players are on a short break ahead of the heads up. -- RD

9.38pm: Csire out in third (€30,700)
Robert Csire opened his button for 275,000 and Joeri Zandvliet three-bet to 2,000,000 effectively inviting Csire to play for his entire stack. Csire accepted that offer and shoved all-in for 2,800,000. Zandvliet made the automatic call to set up a pot of around 5,600,000, half the chips in play.

Csire: A♠Q♦
Zandvliet: A♥9♥

The flop was a dangerous one for Csire: J♥K♥J♣. A jack for the chop, a nine or a heart for the win. The turn was the 7♣, and the river? The 9♦. Zandvliet pulled one of those faces, the well-that-kinda-gives-me-the-pot-and-you're-not-going-to-be-happy-about-it. Csire was far from happy. He sat staring at the board fixed to his seat.

Eventually Csire stood and accepted the outstretched hand of Zandvliet and his commiserations. It was obviously a bitter blow for the Hungarian but in the fullness of time he'll be thrilled with his finish - he was down to one big blind 11 levels ago. -- RD

9.32pm: All-in and call
It's Joeri Zandvliet and Robert Csire... -- RD

9.25pm: Another walk
It's Joeri Zandvliet's turn to get a walk. Next hand. -- RD

9.20pm: Play on
Chuck Fabian gets a walk on the first hand back. -- RD

9.15pm: Three remain, two must fall
Three players are left here with Joeri Zandvliet still in pole position. The Dutchman has been in the chip lead for a good few hours now, a lead that was consolidated when he knocked out Max Silver in fourth place, but since then he's been pegged back. All to play for in these final levels of the tournament. -- RD

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Chuck Fabian, short stacked but fighting back

PokerStars Blog reporting team in Dublin (in order of fatigue): Rick Dacey (walking dead) and Nick Wright (dead and buried). Photos by Mickey May (she's a photo-snapping machine).

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