Main Event
Days:
2d2e3

Event Info

Buy-in £200
Prize Pool £1,028,600
Players 5143

Level Info

Level 43
Blinds 1,500,000 / 3,000,000
Ante 300,000

Highlights

Highlights

Antonis Poulengeris Eliminated in 4th Place (£50,750)

zerofive • Level 41: 1,000,000-2,000,000, 300,000 ante

Richard King min-raised from the button to 4,000,000, with Antonis Poulengeris quickly 3-betting to 14,00,000, roughly half of his stack, from the small blind. Jamie Whyte folded his big, and the action was back on King. He dwelled for around a minute, before decided to go with it, and moved all-in for 26,000,000 effective. Poulengeris made the call, resigning himself to having the second best hand, but having already pot commited himself.

King's {a-Spades}{10-Spades} had the superior kicker against Poulengeris' {a-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}. Not much changed on the {k-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{6-Spades} flop, with the {3-Hearts} turn leaving Poulengeris drawing to an 8 and only an 8. The river {5-Spades} meant it was all over, and King dragged in the pot.

Antonis Poulengeris takes home £50,750 in cash, and credits himself with a £2,200 UKPC seat.

Richard King gb
Richard King
gb 75,000,000 47,000,000
Antonis Poulengeris gb
Antonis Poulengeris
gb Busted

Richard King - Life's a Beach

MrPaulSeaton • Level 41: 1,000,000-2,000,000, 300,000 ante
Richard King has already locked up his biggest ever live poker score...can he take down the tournament?
Richard King has already locked up his biggest ever live poker score...can he take down the tournament?

During the break, we caught up with Richard King, who is looking for his first major title by winning this Grand Prix Main Event.

"I've played a lot more online, but obviously this represents my biggest score live. It's tough now, Although [Roberto] Gordonas has played really well, I've noticed him slow down a little in the last level. Jamie Whyte is an incredible player, he's really good heads-up too, so he will definitely want to get there where he'll have an edge."

King isn't just a poker player, he also owns some rather unique property. He almost literally stumbled upon the opportunity over ten years ago now.

"I was backpacking in Cambodia and came across this place called Lazy Beach. It was beautiful and completely unique, but there was no resort. It all happened very quickly. We signed a contract to start building on the area the next day. Now we own a resort and its called Lazy Beach. Look it up!"

We have and he's not bluffing. King is going to be enjoying some beach time courtesy of partypoker later this year as he's won a $10,000 package already today by reaching the final table with a Golden Chip in front of him.

Life's a beach.

Tags: Richard King

Level:
41
Blinds:
1,000,000/2,000,000
Ante:
300,000

Final Table Now On Break

zerofive • Level 40: 800,000-1,600,000, 200,000 ante

Our last four players are taking a quick break.

Everyone remaining has locked up £50,750 as well as a £2,200 UKPC seat, with Robertas Gordonas still firmly in the driving seat, boasting a third of the chips in play.

Poulengeris Is King

zerofive • Level 40: 800,000-1,600,000, 200,000 ante
Antonis Poulengeris after his latest double-up kept his Grand Prix Main Event dreams alive
Antonis Poulengeris after his latest double-up kept his Grand Prix Main Event dreams alive

Richard King ripped for 38,000,000 with action folded to him on the button, with Antonis Poulengeris putting his last 9,500,000 in from the small blind. It was a legitimate flip situation, King with the pair of {10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}, Poulengeris with the overs {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs}.

The odds were immediately stacked in Poulengeris' favour on an {a-Clubs}{j-Spades}{8-Clubs} flop. King bricked the {2-Diamonds} turn and the {9-Spades} river and the 25,000,000 chip pot was shipped over to Poulengeris.

Richard King gb
Richard King
gb 28,000,000 -16,000,000
Antonis Poulengeris gb
Antonis Poulengeris
gb 25,000,000 11,000,000

Tags: Richard KingAntonis Poulengeris

Level:
40
Blinds:
800,000/1,600,000
Ante:
200,000

Andrei Frujina eliminated in 5th place (£37,750)

MrPaulSeaton • Level 39: 600,000-1,200,000, 200,000 ante
Frujina had hope offered then snatched away from him in an epic final hand.
Frujina had hope offered then snatched away from him in an epic final hand.

Andrei Frujina exited in 5th place after he clashed with Robertas Gordonas.

The hand began when the action folded to Frujina on the button, who then opened to 2.4 million.

Gordonas, sitting in the small blind three-bet to 8m, but Frujina wasn’t finished with the hand, declaring all-in for 32m, as he chucked a chip into the middle.

Gordonas made the call, seeing his {A-Diamonds}{K-Clubs} in front of the {Q-Spades}{J-Clubs} held by Frujina.

It would be Frujina who took a commanding lead when the flop fell {J-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} but the {10-Clubs} turn, once again flipped the odds.

Frujina failed to boat up as the {9-Diamonds} fell on the river, meaning we lose him in fifth place.

Robertas Gordonas
Robertas Gordonas
141,000,000 61,700,000
Andrei Frujina
Andrei Frujina
Busted

Tags: Andrei Frujina

Tomas Fara Eliminated in 6th Place (£27,450)

zerofive • Level 39: 600,000-1,200,000, 200,000 ante

Tomas Fara found himself down to his last 8 big blinds and found a good spot to shove, under the gun, for 10,000,000. Richard King re-shoved on the button for 32,000,000, with the blinds getting out the way.

Richard was King by name and {k-Spades}{k-Clubs} by nature, with Fara's {a-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} in big trouble, and at risk. The {7-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds} didn't offer much help to Fara, although the {5-Diamonds} turn did give him a flush draw. The river bricked as hard as rivers can, with the {3-Spades} coming down and sending Fara to the rail.

Thomas Fara takes home £27,450 in cash, plus a £2,200 UKPC seat!

Richard King gb
Richard King
gb 44,000,000 -2,800,000
Tomas Fara cz
Tomas Fara
cz Busted

Tags: Tomas Fara

Level:
39
Blinds:
600,000/1,200,000
Ante:
200,000

Jamie Whyte Doubles Through Antonis Poulengeris

MrPaulSeaton • Level 37: 400,000-800,000, 100,000 ante

Previously it was Whyte who provided the double-up but this time he would scoop the pot.

After Poulengeris limped the cut off for 1 million, Whyte raised to 3.2m, receiving a call from Poulengeris.

The two saw a flop of {5-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds} and after a continuation bet of 2.6m, Poulengeris once again decided to call.

The {4-Diamonds} turn brought in a potential flush but didn’t slow down Whyte, who bet again, this time 6.2m as Poulengeris committed the chips for the call.

The {A-Hearts} river paired the board, being met by a shove of 19m from Whyte and after thinking for a while, Poulengeris made the call.

Whyte quickly turned over his {J-Hearts}{J-Clubs} for a full house, which was met by a nod from Poulengeris as he showed {A-Spades}{10-Diamonds}.

Jamie Whyte
Jamie Whyte
63,000,000 35,600,000
Antonis Poulengeris gb
Antonis Poulengeris
gb 14,000,000 -31,000,000