Live Events 3
Main Event
Days:
2d2e3

Event Info

Buy-in £200
Prize Pool £1,028,600
Players 5,143

Level Info

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

Highlights

Highlights

Day 3 First Break

zerofive • Level 32: 120,000-240,000, 30,000 ante

Players are now taking a 15-minute break to regroup adfter a high octane start to the day.

53 players came back, with just 30 remaining after two levels of intense tournament poker. Everybody at this stage is guaranteed to take home at least £3,500 in cash, as well as a UKPC seat credit worth £2,200. The next payout jump comes with 27 left, where the prize will soar to £4,500.

Our chipleaders at the moment look to be as follows:

Robertas Gordonas
Robertas Gordonas
36,000,000 28,900,000
Stuart Fox
Stuart Fox
24,300,000 -2,200,000
Adam Maxwell ie
Adam Maxwell
ie 18,150,000 1,450,000
Andrei Frujina
Andrei Frujina
16,800,000
Ben Winsor gb
Ben Winsor
gb 13,200,000 1,300,000

Dream 4-Bet Spot

zerofive • Level 32: 120,000-240,000, 30,000 ante
Andrei Frujina victorious after a big sweat
Andrei Frujina victorious after a big sweat

Mahamed Muse opened this one up under the gun for a raise to 600,000, with Ben Winsor putting in the 3-bet to 1,600,000 from the cutoff. Andrei Frujina was on the button with the perfect cold 4-bet spot and ripped for 7,800,000. Muse seemed sceptical, but eventually folded. Winsor got himself a rough count, before sliding in a handful of pink 500k-value chips to call.

Frujina slammed his {a-Hearts}{a-Spades} over triumphantly, with Winsor showing the crushed {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}. There was a gutshot sweat for Winsor on a {10-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{2-Hearts} flop, although the {k-Diamonds} relegated those outs to chop outs. Frujina just needed to fade a king river, and did so when the {4-Diamonds} landed. Frujina leaped out of his seat and slammed his hat down victoriously as the dealer pushed 16,800,000 worth of towers towards him.

Andrei Frujina
Andrei Frujina
16,800,000 13,635,000
Ben Winsor gb
Ben Winsor
gb 11,900,000 -8,100,000

Winsor KO's Khuu

MrPaulSeaton • Level 32: 120,000-240,000, 30,000 ante
Chuck Khuu crashes out after laddering 20 places from one big blind at the start of Day 3
Chuck Khuu crashes out after laddering 20 places from one big blind at the start of Day 3

Chuck Khuu has just bust after failing to win a flip against Ben Winsor.

After Winsor opened from late position, Khuu came over the top as he shoved his last 1.1m, holding {A-Hearts}{9-Hearts}.

Windsor made the call holding {2-Spades}{2-Clubs}.

Khuu picked up more outs on the {K-Spades}{J-Hearts}{K-Hearts} flop and even more as the {10-Diamonds} turn fell.

The {4-Spades} river provided no help and Khuu exits in 33rd place.

Ben Winsor gb
Ben Winsor
gb 20,000,000
Chuck Khuu
Chuck Khuu
Busted

Tags: Chuck KhuuBen Winsor

Fox Crushing Day 3 Field

MrPaulSeaton • Level 32: 120,000-240,000, 30,000 ante
Stuart Fox is tearing apart the opposition so far...can he continue?
Stuart Fox is tearing apart the opposition so far...can he continue?

After Stuart Fox opened to 525k he was met by a three bet from the next player to act, Chao Fan Lei, to a sizing of 1.35m.

Stuart thought for a while before re-raising, making it 2.4m.

This time it was Fan Lei with the decision before eventually electing to move all-in for 6 million.

Fox didn’t need a count though making the call with his {K-Diamonds}{K-Spades}, ahead of Fan Lei’s {A-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}.

It seemed to be finished on the {K-Clubs}{4-Spades}{J-Clubs} flop as Fan Lei stood up from his chair.

He failed to hit his gunshot on the {9-Spades}{6-Diamonds} runout and Fan Lei exited in 35th for £3,500 while Fox cemented his chip lead, moving to 26.5m.

Stuart Fox
Stuart Fox
26,500,000
Chao Fan Lei
Chao Fan Lei
Busted

Crawing It Back

zerofive • Level 32: 120,000-240,000, 30,000 ante
Peter Craw on the comeback trail
Peter Craw on the comeback trail

Peter Craw has been rebuilding after a poor start, shoving his last 2,000,000 under the gun in this hand. Reza Ebrahimi in the cutoff was also short, and saw this as a great opportunity to bang his 1,200,000 stack all-in as well. In the big blind, Thomas Fara mulled it over for a few seconds before shrugging and putting his chips, too.

Craw {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}
Ebrahimi {a-Hearts}{5-Clubs}
Fara {k-Spades}{q-Clubs}

The {9-Spades}{9-Hearts}{6-Clubs} gave nobody any additional outs, with the {a-Spades} turn leaving Fara dead, and Ebrahimi drawing to just four chop outs. A dream situation for Craw, who completed the almost-triple-up when the {j-Hearts} landed on the river. That spelled the end of Ebrahimi's run in the Grand Prix UK, as he finished in 33rd for £3,500 and a £2,200 UKPC seat.

Peter Craw
Peter Craw
5,550,000 1,595,000
Tomas Fara cz
Tomas Fara
cz 2,620,000 2,620,000
Reza Ebrahimi
Reza Ebrahimi
Busted

Barnett's Done It

zerofive • Level 32: 120,000-240,000, 30,000 ante
Adam Maxwell continuing to boss the field on Day 3
Adam Maxwell continuing to boss the field on Day 3

Matthew Barnett raised to 480,000 from mid position on one of the tables currently playing just six-handed. Adam Maxwell defended from the big blind, and the pair went heads up to a flop of {A-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{7-Hearts}. Barnett made a continuation bet to the tune of 425,000, with Maxwell checkraising to 1,100,000, before Barnett shoved for his entire 4,000,000.

Maxwell made the call with {a-Spades}{2-Diamonds}, which had Barnett's {a-Diamonds}{6-Spades} drawing to just three outs. Neither the {j-Diamonds} turn or {8-Spades} river were of any help to Matthew Barnett, who finished 40th for £3,000 as well as a £2,200 UKPC seat.

Adam Maxwell ie
Adam Maxwell
ie 16,700,000 3,950,000
Matthew Barnett
Matthew Barnett
Busted

Baker Flushed Away

MrPaulSeaton • Level 32: 120,000-240,000, 30,000 ante
Matthew Baker's winning weekend in the Grand Prix UK Main Event came to an end on Day 3
Matthew Baker's winning weekend in the Grand Prix UK Main Event came to an end on Day 3

Matthew Baker has enjoyed a great weekend here at Dusk Till Dawn in Nottignham for the Grand Prix UK Main Event, but he will not make the final.

"A player in early position made it 225,000 to go and the player on the button called," Baker told us on the rail. "I called with nines but then they announced that the UKPC seat bubble had burst, so we were in the top fifty. If I'd waited a few more seconds, I would have moved all-in. The flop came {9-}{7-Hearts}{6-} and the original raiser made it 400,000. The button raised to 1.1 million and I moved all-in for 1.9m. Both of them called, then checked the {Q-Hearts} turn and {5-Hearts} river. The original raiser had {A-Hearts}{8-Hearts} so he had the open straight and backdoor nut-flush draw from the flop."

Baker may be out, but he's enjoyed a profitable weekend, having played multiple flights, He cashed for separate amounts of £2,500, £700 and £400 across two Day 2's and today's Day 3, while he also won a £2,200 seat to the UK Poker Championships right here at Dusk Till Dawn too! Not bad for a couple of days work.

Matthew Baker
Matthew Baker
Busted
Level:
32
Blinds:
120,000/240,000
Ante:
30,000

Godwin in God-Mode

zerofive • Level 31: 100,000-200,000, 30,000 ante
Charlie Godwin doubles through Jono Beck
Charlie Godwin doubles through Jono Beck

Action was folded around to Jono Beck in the cutoff, who shoved all-in, only getting it as far as partypoker player Charlie Godwin on the button. She was all-in for 1,600,000, which was not enough to cover Beck, but enough to set alarm bells off in the blinds, who both folded.

It was a flip; Godwin with the pair of {8-Hearts}{8-Spades}, Beck with the overs {k-Clubs}{10-Hearts}. That was, until the {8-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{a-Clubs} flop rolled off, leaving Beck drawing to running kings or running tens. The turn {3-Hearts} was no help at all, and Godwin grabbed herself a much-needed double after the inconsequential river-card.

Charlie Godwin gb
Charlie Godwin
gb 3,700,000 700,000
Jono Beck gb
Jono Beck
gb 800,000 800,000

The Battle Continues

zerofive • Level 31: 100,000-200,000, 30,000 ante

Paul Allen and Adam Maxwell are two local poker professionals, familiar with one another's game not only in tournaments, but also cash games here at Dusk Till Dawn. The two spent most of yesterday butting heads in big pots, and have drawn the same table again today.

It didn't take long for the two of them to begin battling again, with Allen opening Maxwell's big blind to 400,000. Maxwell made the call and the two of them took a {9-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} flop, which they both checked. It went check-check again on the {7-Spades} turn, with Allen firing a big 1,300,000 bullet on the {k-Spades} river when checked to once more.

Maxwell immediately let out a chuckle of resignation and went deep into the tank. "Did you make the nut flush, Sheldon?" he asked, referencing Paul Allen's similarity to the Big Bang Theory character Sheldon Cooper. After another 10 seconds or so, Maxwell sighed and flicked in an orange chip to signify a call.

"Nut flush," declared Allen as he tabled {a-Spades}{6-Spades}. Maxwell helicoptered his cards into the muck as Allen dragged a big pot.

Adam Maxwell ie
Adam Maxwell
ie 12,750,000 55,000
Paul Allen gb
Paul Allen
gb 7,100,000 1,650,000