|Blinds||100,000 / 200,000|
The players are on a ten-minute break.
Martin Finger took one trophy (see http://psta.rs/ZvfmOr), Ankush 'pistons87' Mandavia snuck another (see http://psta.rs/UwN53k ) and David Vamplew is currently heads-up in the six-max turbo.
Jude Ainsworth and John O'Shea were among a party of six Irish players who went out on the town in Prague. After a few beers and a game of open-faced Chinese poker, they were booking high stakes boxing matches between each other. PokerStars Blog hears a cautionary tale of ale, Chinese and potential pugilism.
Sotirios Koutoupas is within touching distance of the chip lead after winning another pot.
Koutoupas opened and Ramzi Jelassi defended with a call. Both players checked the flop, but Jelassi lead out with a 300,000 bet upon the arrival of the turn. Koutoupas called and it was off to the river. Both players checked again.
Jelassi showed but he lost out to the of his Greek opponent.
A huge non showdown pot played out on the first hand of heads up play.
Ramzi Jelassi three-bet a button open from Sotirios Koutoupas and was called en route to a flop.
Jelassi continued for 575,000 and called when Koutoupas raised to 1,400,000. The turn came and Jelassi check-called a 2,250,000 bet before he checked on the river to face a shove worth 3,850,000. The Swede thought for a minute and elected to fold.
Ramzi Jelassi declined to deal at this stage so the two players will be battling for the original prizes set out in the payouts.
1st place - €835,000
2nd place - €510,000
The two remaining players have gone outside for a quick cigarette. We'll let you know if they agree a deal out in the frosty night.
Below are the current standings.
The man who refused to deal when three-handed, turning down a guaranteed payout of €415,000 had just been eliminated in third place and will leave Prague with €310,000.
Sotirios Koutoupas opened to 240,000 on the button, David Boyaciyan three-bet to 560,000 and Ramzi Jelassi cold four-bet to 1,225,000. Koutoupas folded and Boyaciyan made the unconventional play of calling.
The dealer put out the flop and Boyaciyan shipped in his stack and Jelassi wasted little time in calling!
Boyaciyan was way in front with his two pair, but the gave Jelassi outs to the flush to go with his over cards. The dealer burned a card before putting the flush completing onto the river, busting Boyaciyan and sending the tournament into heads-up.