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888Live London Festival Opening Event
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Event Info

Buy-in £220
Prize Pool £120,000
Players 771

Level Info

Level 32
Blinds 150,000 / 300,000
Ante 30,000

Highlights

Highlights

Action on Table 2

Yardley • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 5,000 ante

Christopher Kyriacou has just doubled through Phi Bang Vo with Tens versus Ace-Queen.

There was then one million chips in the middle on the river of a board reading {7-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{a-Clubs} and first to act Phi Bang Vo moved all in. Action was on Ion Albu and he was risking his tournament life if he called.

“I think my ace king is not good here,” Albu said. He thought for a bit longer before letting his cards go and the discussion on how the hand played out went on a bit longer which irritated Kyriacou who is not a big fan of table strategy talk.

Phi Bang Vo GB
Phi Bang Vo
GB 3,900,000 -600,000
Vincent Anderson GB
Vincent Anderson
GB 2,400,000 -200,000
Ion Albu ro
Ion Albu
ro 1,500,000 -700,000
Christopher Kyriacou gb
Christopher Kyriacou
gb 560,000 -10,000

Tags: Ion AlbuPhi Bang Vo

Level:
25
Blinds:
30,000/60,000
Ante:
5,000

Ion Albu folds to Christopher Kyriacou Shove

Yardley • Level 24: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Ion Albu opened to 105,000 and Christopher Kyriacou moved all in for 460,000 from the button.

Back to Albu who was giving it serious thought.

"I'll show you," Kyriacou told him, "I need a double up. You don't need to show, I'll show you."

"I should never fold here." Albu said but he did.

Kyriacou as good as his word showed {a-Hearts}{k-Spades} and Albu showed his own {a-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}.

Ion Albu ro
Ion Albu
ro 2,200,000 100,000
Christopher Kyriacou gb
Christopher Kyriacou
gb 570,000 150,000

Tags: Ion AlbuChristopher Kyriacou

Robert Lim Eliminated in 15th Place

Yardley • Level 24: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Robert Lim
Robert Lim

Robert Lim was all in and had been called by Gabriel-Antonio Gusetoiu.

“He has the nuts every time, “ Lim said as he awaited his fate.

Lim: {q-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}
Gusetoiu: {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}.

The board ran out {5-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{a-Clubs}{4-Hearts}.

Gusetoiu hit a set of aces to end Lim’s tournament.

Gabriel-Antonio Gusetoiu
Gabriel-Antonio Gusetoiu
1,500,000
Robert Lim gb
Robert Lim
gb Busted

Tags: Robert Lim

Level:
24
Blinds:
25,000/50,000
Ante:
5,000

Down to Two Tables - Ion Albu Climbing

Yardley • Level 23: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Ion Albu
Ion Albu

There are just 18 players left with most of the chips on one table as Phi Bang Vo continues to lead and Vincent Anderson still has a lot and Ion Albu has just broken through the 2 million barrier for the first time.

Ion Albu ro
Ion Albu
ro 2,100,000 600,000

Tags: Ion Albu

Level:
23
Blinds:
20,000/40,000
Ante:
5,000