Dave ‘Devilfish’ Ulliot has been eliminated. Stuart Rutter and Phil Laak, who had been sitting either side of him, provided the details.
Having just lost a decent sized pot to Will Kassouf (who had successfully value-bet A-9 on a Q-9-6-5-5 board vs Ulliot’s 9-8) he then saw a three-way flop of 9♥ 8♥ 3♣ with Dag Palovic and Rory Matthews. It was checked to the latter who bet, Palovic raised and Ulliot pushed. Matthews moved out of the way and Palovic called with J♥ 10♥ against Ulliot’s dominating K♥ Q♥ . The turn was a brick 3♦ but the river was a J♣ to eliminate the former WPT winner.
Laak was soon involved in another big pot with Rory Matthews. Matthews had reraised pre-flop from the big blind against the button raise from ‘The Unabomber’ who just smooth called. Matthews checked the J♠ 8♠ 4♣ board but called a 4,000 bet before checking once more on the 2♣ turn. This time Laak was more serious, betting 10,000 and with a wry smile. Matthews folded this time.
“Give me €25 and I’ll show you my hand,” said Laak, raking in the pot.
“You’ll just show me and no-one else?” asked the Scot.
“No, I’ll have to show everyone.”
Despite this restriction, Matthews hastily took out the €25 from his wallet and passed it to Laak who flipped over Q♠ Q♦ telling everyone, “You see, you all pay €10,600 to play in this tournament and I only pay €10,575!”
We’ll keep an eye out to see if Laak auctions off more of his cards…Back to Top