The Prague Main Event of the World Poker Tour is down to just 62 players and the man who is leading them all is British poker pro Martins Adeniya. The cash game specialist managed to quadruple his 205,000 stack to a tournament leading 849,000 and is in pole position for glory in Bohemia.
Adeniya was one of eight Brits who made it through to Day 2 but of those eight only he and Neil Lusmar made it through with chip stacks intact. He won a massive pot relatively early on in the day when he managed to induce the aggressive Swede Michael Tureniec into five-bet shove into his pocket aces and he never looked back from there on in.
Each of the players still in the tournament will return to their seats at 1400CET knowing they are in the money as the bubble burst with just three minutes left of Level 18, the scheduled finish time. The unfortunate bubble boy was Yury Gulyy who saw Thomas Frandsen open shove from the small blind with what turned out to be and Gulyy called with . The board ran out and with that the bubble had burst and everyone was guaranteed to take home €6,400 in prize money whilst Gulyy left with just another bad beat story to talk about with friends and anyone else who would listen.
Standing between Adeniya and some British WPT glory are 61 other players and amongst them are Michael “SirWatts” Watson (583,000), Jamie Rosen (383,000), former EPT Barcelona champion Kent Lundmark (303,000), Russell Carson (148,000) and the short-stacked Eugene Katchalov (47,000).
Today the plan is to play down to the final table of six regardless of how long that will take, meaning it could be a very long day for everyone involved, including yours truly who is blogging for the PartyPoker blog. Tune in tomorrow to discover if our hero has made it through to the WPT Prague final table and who he has busted out to get there.
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