EPT Dortmund: Pop goes the bubble

March 12, 2009

It’s poker’s equivalent of labour, albeit without the intense pain, goo and a baby at the end. But the bubble, which can last minutes or hours, has burst after a relatively painless ten minutes, producing a healthy but sad bubble boy in Toby Newton.

Newton, from Holland, moved in for 11,300 with pocket sixes and was called by Claudio Cecchi with A-4. The board came A-2-T-J-8 sending Newton out for nothing.


The bubble bursts on Toby Newton

Aside from the fact that it means the remaining 64 players will each receive financial compensation for their efforts this week there are a couple of records worth noting.

For Joao Barbosa this is a sixth cash in season five alone, an incredible record which of course includes a win in Warsaw. Not only that it means a tenth career EPT cash for Team PokerStars Pro Luca Pagano, a staggering record of consistency that few will ever top.


One player who didn’t make it quite as far as this was PokerStars qualifier Matthew Sharkey, who spoke to the video blog team earlier today…

Watch EP Dortmund S5: Interview with Matthew Sharkey Day 2 (English) on PokerStars.tv


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