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Event Info

Buy-in £200
Prize Pool £106,920
Players 594

Level Info

Level 28
Blinds 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 15,000

Highlights

Highlights

Laurence Essa Eliminated in 3rd Place (£10,100)

zedmaster84 • Level 27: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
Laurence Essa - 3rd place
Laurence Essa - 3rd place

Christopher Gordon continued to put his two opponents under pressure and eventually grabbed 325,000 from Jesus Gracia after the Spaniard had limped and called Gordon's raise. On a flop of {5-Clubs} {4-Spades} {3-Spades} Gracia then check-folded to a continuation bet.

Soon after, Laurence Essa would move all in from the button for 1.5 million and Gordon made the call in the big blind.

Gordon: {A-Spades} {9-Spades}
Essa: {Q-Diamonds} {2-Diamonds}

"Deuce, deuce, deuce," Essa begged towards the dealer and he then changed his mind after the {5-Hearts} {9-Clubs} {6-Clubs} flop, now asking for a queen. The wish was denied as the {5-Spades} turn and {8-Hearts} river completed the board. Essa was eliminated in third place for £10,100 and we are now in heads up.

Laurence Essa GB
Laurence Essa
GB Busted

Tags: Christopher GordonJesus GraciaLaurence Essa

The Tides Are Changing

zedmaster84 • Level 27: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
Laurence Essa no longer in the lead
Laurence Essa no longer in the lead

Christopher Gordon has been playing hyperactive since play resumed and first gave up a three-bet pot against Jesus Gracia. He then four-bet shoved for 2.8 million after raising 160,000 and facing the three-bet of Laurence Essa to 450,000. Essa tank-folded.

One hand later, Gordon called a 200,000-raise of Essa to see the flop of {4-Spades} {9-Diamonds} {5-Spades}. A continuation bet of Essa for 250,000 was check-called by Gordon and the {2-Diamonds} turn would see the very fast check-raise all in of Gordon. Essa had fired a second barrel worth 500,000 and eventually called off.

"For #### sake," Essa said when spotting the {2-Hearts} {2-Clubs} of his opponent before slowly turning over his own {Q-Hearts} {Q-Clubs}. The {A-Clubs} river ended the hand and suddenly pushed Essa towards the bottom of the counts.

Christopher Gordon gb
Christopher Gordon
gb 6,685,000 3,315,000
Jesus Gracia ES
Jesus Gracia
ES 2,900,000 575,000
Laurence Essa GB
Laurence Essa
GB 1,675,000 -3,890,000

Tags: Christopher GordonJesus GraciaLaurence Essa

The Show Must Go On

zedmaster84 • Level 27: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

There are 39 minutes left at the current level and play has just resumed.

Darren Mapley Eliminated in 4th Place (£7,480)

zedmaster84 • Level 27: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
Darren Mapley - 4th place
Darren Mapley - 4th place

Exactly one orbit after the previous raise to 175,000, Darren Mapley did the exact same and again Christopher Gordon moved all in from one seat over. Laurence Essa and Jesus Gracia folded their cards and Mapley called for almost even in chips:

Mapley: {A-Hearts} {6-Diamonds}
Gordon: {K-Clubs} {Q-Clubs}

The board ran out {J-Clubs} {K-Hearts} {5-Diamonds} {J-Spades} {6-Spades} and Gordon doubled up for 1,610,000 chips, leaving Mapley with 75,000 chips behind and in the big blind the very next hand. Gracia called from the small blind and Mapley had the nut low hand {3-Diamonds} {2-Clubs}. Gracia's {Q-Clubs} {7-Clubs} stayed ahead despite some sweat for a miracle on a board of {4-Clubs} {9-Spades} {9-Hearts} {5-Diamonds} {10-Spades} and the field was reduced to the last three players.

Christopher Gordon gb
Christopher Gordon
gb 3,250,000 1,600,000
Darren Mapley GB
Darren Mapley
GB Busted

Tags: Christopher GordonDarren MapleyJesus GraciaLaurence Essa

Gordon Gathers Chips

zedmaster84 • Level 27: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Christopher Gordon open shoved for 1,325,000 chips from the small blind and stole the big blind of Laurence Essa. One hand later, Darren Mapley raised to 175,000 and again a shove of Gordon shut down all further action.

Christopher Gordon gb
Christopher Gordon
gb 1,650,000 -75,000

Gracia Showing

zedmaster84 • Level 27: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Not much post flop action yet in the new level, the only hand of relevance saw a three-bet of Jesus Gracia and the Spaniard then showed {A-Spades} {J-Spades} before raking in the pot.

Tags: Jesus Gracia

Level:
27
Blinds:
40,000/80,000
Ante:
10,000

All In and Call with an Anti Climax

zedmaster84 • Level 27: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Laurence Essa raised to 150,000 from the button and was called by Jesus Gracia from one seat over. On the {2-Spades} {5-Diamonds} {4-Spades} flop, the Spaniard check-called a bet of 325,900 and then check-raised all in after the {A-Clubs} turn.

Essa had invested 350,000 and snap-called with {K-Spades} {3-Clubs}, but it was already a guaranteed split pot against the {A-Hearts} {3-Hearts} of Essa. The meaningless {2-Hearts} river was just a formality and they chopped the pot.

Tags: Jesus GraciaLaurence Essa

Kenny King Eliminated in 5th Place (£5,620)

zedmaster84 • Level 26: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante
Kenny King - 5th place
Kenny King - 5th place

The action folded to Christopher Gordon in the small blind and he open-shoved into the big blind of short stack Kenny King. The latter called for his last seven big blinds and they tabled their cards:

Gordon: {Q-Diamonds} {7-Spades}
King: {A-Hearts} {8-Clubs}

It was all good for king until the river of a {J-Spades} {2-Hearts} {5-Spades} {9-Hearts} {Q-Hearts} board, as the final community card gave Gordon the better hand and sent King to the rail in 5th place.

Christopher Gordon gb
Christopher Gordon
gb 1,725,000 290,000
Kenny King GB
Kenny King
GB Busted

Tags: Christopher GordonKenny King