£4,250 Main Event

Blain Maintains

Yardley • Level 5: 150-300, 25 ante
Dermot Blain

Team PokerStars Pro Liv Boeree opened the action for 1,000 and found some customers in the player in the small blind and Full Tilt Poker Ambassador Dermot Blain in the big blind.

The flop {8-Spades}{j-Spades}{5-Hearts} was checked around and when the {2-Diamonds} appeared on the turn the player in the small blind led out for 1,000. Blain made the call and Boeree left them to it. The river card was the {q-Spades} and when it was checked to him Blain bet 2,400. This prompted his opponent to sit up in his seat, jolted out of the lethargy the heat in the tournament room seemed to have lulled him into. Unable to find a reason to call he mucked his cards and Blain added the chips to his modest stack.

There are rarely fireworks when Blain is in a pot, especially at this stage at the tournament, but he always seems to find a way to keep his head above water and tease out little pots here and there when needed.

Player Chips Progress
Dermot Blain ie
Dermot Blain
Full Tilt
ie 26,000 -3,000

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