EPT San Remo: Level 20 updates

April 22, 2009

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Blinds: 5,000-10,000 (ante: 1,000)

2.55pm: Double German
After taking a hit against Contant Rijkenberg’s pocket fours, Doron Tourgman just found some of his own and doubled up. He moved in pre-flop and was called by his fellow German Ben Kang’s K♦Q♦. But the small pocket pair held up and Tourgman is fighting again.

2.50pm: Another all-in
Constant Rijkenberg moved all-in for close to 300,000. It’s already showing signs of being an action type of day. It’s folded to Doron Tourgman who calls, showing Q♠Q♥ to Rijkenberg’s 4♠4♦. Tourgman immediately deployed his PokerStars Blog One Time Chip ™, for the first and strictly last time and waits for the flop, A♥4♣2♠.


It didn’t help.

Rijkenberg lifted his arms in the air, more in relief than anything, with the 5♣K♦ on turn and river doubling him up.

2.48pm: Flying out the door
Three players have already departed: Matias Knaapinen, Fabio Mazzarello and BuLent Karsli. Knaapinen went broke to Rasmus Akerblom, shoving pre-flop with Q-9 and getting looked up by A-10. The board only helped the better hand – K-7-7-A-Q – and Knaapinen is out.

2.45pm: Akerblom moves in
Rasmus Akerblom has doubled up. He shoved with 9♣9♦ and was called by Constant Rijkenberg with A♦K♦. The flop came 5♦2♦J♠ giving Rijkenberg outs. The 8♣ turn meant an ace, king or diamond would send Akerblom home, but a J♥ kept him alive.

2.35pm: Mazzarello out
We’re an Italian down. Fabio Mazzarello moved all in from the hijack seat, his last 90,000-odd. Dennis Bejedal in the big blind insta-called with kings, which were dominant against Mazzarello’s A♥Q♣. There was no ace on the board and Mazzarello is gone.

2.20pm: Players taking their seats
The usual shenanigans are being undertaken: release forms are being signed, microphones are being wired, spectators are agitating in the lobby. Once it all settles down a bit, play will start. The starting stacks can be seen on the chip counts page and the prizewinners to date also have their own page.


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