The tournament has rolled into the fourth level of the day and the clock says that 151 players have registered so far. Denys Drobyna has sat down next to Zoltan Gal and former EPT Deauville champ Mortiz Kranich is back to try his luck again after busting on Day 1 of the High Roller.
It is very doubtful that Ilja Tardijn, from the Netherlands, woke up in his bed this morning thinking he was going to hit a 1 in 43,316 hand. Well, he did just that when he made a Royal Flush on the river to eliminate the first player of the day, the extremely unlucky Grzegorz Tryba.
The board ran 2♠Q♣10♣6♥J♣!
“Whoa, Royal Flush!” shouted one on their tablemates. Tryba took the defeat very well and Tardijin confirmed it was the first time he had made the hand in a live tournament. That was actually the second Royal Flush witnessed this week. Our photographer, Tomas Sacha, captured one in a satellite a couple of days ago:
Erichsen was felled by High Roller Day 1 chips leader Abbas Pahlewani. The latter flopped two pair with ten-jack but the chips went in when an ace appeared on the turn. The river was blank and Erichsen left as a giddy Pahlewani basked in his own glory. Brinkmann was down to 2,000 when he moved all in but he was unlucky to run into Marco Leopizzi.