Table 318 has been a veritable EPT reunion this evening. It sits Fabrice Soulier, Alexander Kravchenko, Dmitry Stelmak, Ludovic Lacay, and Jason Mercier, all perennially present faces on the European circuit. Just to really set the scene even more explicitly, EPT Tournament Director Thomas Kremser is sitting over there next to Mercier as well, and it feels very strangely like an EPT event in that area of the room.
Our little European get-together has just been reduced by one, though.
Kravchenko opened the last pot with a raise, and Kremser moved all in with his short stack of about 55,000. Kravchenko quickly called, and Kremser was at risk as the cards were turned up:
"Well, I cracked aces once today..." Kremser said optimistically.
The flop was a hell of a sweat as it came out to give "T.K." his flush draw to work with. The on fourth street was a blank, though, and the on the river has sent Mr. Kremser out on the penultimate hand of Day 2.
Ever the consummate gentleman, Kremser stood and shook hands with his friends at the table, thanking them all by name. "Alexander... Jason... Lacay... It's been a pleasure playing with you. I truly enjoyed it."