It was United Kingdom one-two in the PartyPoker Premier League V earlier today as Mathew Frankland took maximum points and Sam Trickett finished as runner up. Both players now have their destiny in their own hands going into the fourth and final round of group matches.
Frankland was disappointed with his eighth place finish in the last round, a finish that earned him no money but more importantly no points. But now he finds himself $32,000 richer and up to 24 points, enough for third place, after defeating fellow Brit Trickett heads-up. Before this duo could battle it out one-on-one there had to be a whole host of eliminations, starting with Luke Schwartz.
Schwartz has had a torrid time at the felt in this competition after picking up only five points in three games and he is now very unlikely to qualify for the final table. His latest bust out saw him move his relatively short stack in with and Trickett made the call with . The flop was rather final and the on the turn was a tournament ender for Schwartz. Ironically the river completed a straight for "FullFlush" but it was too little too late. Seventh place and two points were not what Schwartz would have wanted.
Next to go was the round one winner Phil Laak, followed by Andy Frankenberger, the infamous Tony G then Erik Seidel, setting up a mouth-watering clash between Frankland and Trickett. The pair played some great aggressive poker before Trickett committed his stack with and Frankland woke up with a pair of black tens. The Flop came down which left Trickett drawing to a jack and only a jack but it failed to materialise as the turn and river were the and respectively and with that Frankland hauled in the maximum points and $32,000 in prize money.
Group A Round 3 Results
These results make it very interesting because any of the current top three could actually not automatically qualify for the final table! Remember, only the top three go through automatically and the fourth and fifth place finishers play a series of heads-up matches to determine who goes through.
Group A after three of four matches
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