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8.02pm: Two to the flop
Englishman Mark Dalimore led the betting, 1,200 which only Mikhail Mazwnin next to him in seat nine called. The flop came J♥ 10♥ A♥ which both checked before the 5♥ on the turn. Dalimore then added another 2,100, sending Mazwnin briefly into the tank before folding.
7.58pm: Still Karpins on about it
Vasily Fursov makes it 1,200 pre-flop under-the-gun. Sergey Karpins in the small blind thinks and calls, as does Arnaud Mattern in the big. The flop comes 9♦ 4♥ 9♥ . Karpins makes it 2,300 which forces Mattern out and Fursov too as the pot goes to Karpins.
7.55pm: Sergil’s push
Eren Sergil, the Brit we met earlier who qualified for this event using his frequent player points, has not been getting things his own way of late. He had slipped down to around 11,000 and was looking for a double up to ease his passage into day 2.
When facing a pre-flop raise of 1,725, he felt this was that chance, and re-raised all-in. His opponent mucked, and then teased out Eren’s hand by saying: “I had A-Q, what about you?”
“You were losing,” Sergil replied.
“So you had A-K?” A nod from Sergil confirmed things and on they went to the next hand.
7.40pm: When you’re hot you’re hot
Mihaylo Demidenko has extended his even further and now has a 170,000 stack. There was over 10,000 in the pot when the flop came down 8♦ 9♣ 9♠ . Demidenko was heads up and checked to his opponent who bet 3,500 before throwing in five yellow chips, a raise up to 25,000. A long think ultimately resulted in a fold and it was a good fold too as Demidenko tabled 8♣ 8♠ for a flopped full house. Tangle with this man at your peril.
7.40pm: Russian tops Miami man
A hefty five-way pot develops, led by Team PokerStars Pro Alex Kravchenko who makes it 1,600 pre-flop. He gets four callers including Daminykas Karmazinas and John Curnuto before a 6♥ 6♣ 9♣ flop. Curnuto folds in the big blind before Kravchenko makes it 4,500 to play. It’s folded back to Miami John who folds with the same irritation as the others. Kravchenko now up to 60,000.
7.35pm: Ruthless Refos
On a flop of 5♠ 2♥ 3♦ Dutch PokerStars qualifier Menno Mulder and Raoul Refos tangle in a pot. Mulder leads with 600 on the flop which Refos calls. On the 6♣ turn Mulder makes it another 1,000 and starts tapping his feet. Refos now re-raises, making it 3,400 before Mulder calls. The both check the Q♥ river. Refos shows 4♦ K♠ to take the pot, up to 46,000, leaving Mulder with 15,600.