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You could tell by Chris Brammer's face that it was just one of those days at the office. He came in third in chips and busted 33rd.
The in-form Brit's final scene saw him four-bet all in from the button after Sergio Aido Espina had opened from under the gun whilst the table was short-handed. Espina snapped off the raise.
The board ran .
Brammer was led off to get his money as his table broke with 32 players remaining.
We are down to under 35 players here at EPT Prague so it is looking to be a fast day!
Martin Hanowski opened to 25,000 in early position, Enrico Tau three-bet to what looked like 68,000 on his direct left, and the action folded to Glen Cymbaluk, who moved all in for 211,000 from the small blind.
"Let's see if they changed to aces," Hanowski joked, looking at his hand one last time before folding.
Tau examined Cymbaluk's stack, then called.
There was a queen in the window of the flop, and a second queen - the - fell on the turn. Only one of the two remaining jacks in the deck would save Cymbaluk on the river, and it wasn't to be as the completed the board.
The Canadian Cowboy is eliminated, while Tau, who started the day with just over six big blinds, now has 680,000 chips.
It's been a heck of a level for Mariusz Klosinski, who started Level 21 with 300K. He's now got 1.3 million! Shortly after doubling through Marian Kulifaj and then eliminating him, Klosinski has scored two more eliminations.
It happened when action folded to Rami Hajiyev in the cutoff and he moved all in for 175,000. Dominik Paus then moved all in over the top for 441,000 from the button, and Klosinski, who had them both covered, unexpectedly moved all in from the small blind. The big blind folded and the cards were turned up.
Paus seemed to be shell shocked while Hajiyev seemed resigned to his fate. All three players were on their feet as the put down the flop. Klosinski hit his set to to essentially lock up the hand, and after the was put out on the turn followed by the on the river, both Hajiyev and Paus were escorted to the payout desk.
Poker may be a cut throat business but in among the dwindling field and a few players looking out for others. Read on at the PokerStars Blog.
Breaking into seven figures doesn't necessarily mean you're going to win the tournament. But as players bagged up last night, there was a race to be in the select group that had more than a million in chips. Jeff Sarwer came up short; Sotirios Koutoupas was the right side. But PokerStars Blog discovers why no one believed him.
Mariusz Klosinski was all in and at risk for his last 213,000 on a board of . His dominated Marian Kulifaj's , and Klosinski held as the turn and river came , respectively.
A few hands later, the roles were reversed, and Kulifaj was all in and at risk preflop against Klosinski.
The flop was an interesting one, and while the on the turn gave Klosinski a pair, he could still win with any club, or king.
The on the turn did not improve his hand enough however, and he was eliminated.
Chris Brammer is down to 470,000 chips, thanks in part to a clash with David Boyaciyan that did not go exactly to the Brit's plan.
Brammer opened to 28,000 in the hijack and Boyaciyan called from the cutoff and it was heads up to the all heart flop. Brammer checked the flop and Boyaciyan checked behind.
The turn brought the into play and after checking his cards, Brammer tested the water with a 72,000 bet. Boyaciyan was not convinced though, and he raised to 150,000. Brammer called.
The on the river saw Brammer check and Boyaciyan check behind. Boyaciyan turned over and Brammer looked in shock as he mucked his hand.
Aleh Plauski and Mads Amot were heads up on a board of . Plauski fired a bet of 115,000 into a pot of around 130,000, and Amot tank-called.
The completed the board, and Plauski assembled three towers of blue T5,000 chips, then double-fisted them across the betting line. Amot quickly called the 300,000-chip bet, and Plauski flipped over for a set of deuces.
Amot flashed , then tossed his cards into the muck.
Plauski now sits with over 2 million chips, while Amot dropped down to around 550,000.