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2010 World Series of Poker Europe

Friday, September 17, 2010 to Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Event #3: £3,000 No-Limit Hold’em

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  • Buy-in: £1,075
  • Prizepool: £582,000
  • Entries: 582
  • Remaining: 9


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Sunday, September 19, 2010 2:53 PM Local Time

An early position player opened to 400 and it was called by the small blind before Andrew Feldman moved in for 750 total and got called in both spots.

The flop was       and the original raiser bet the small blind off the hand with a 700 chip bet and then turned over    .

"Nine-three? That's...interesting," commented Feldman as he turned over    , holding on the   turn and   river. Feldman up to 2,250.

Sunday, September 19, 2010 2:50 PM Local Time

With a raise to 375 and flat call before him, Richard Hawes decided to make his move by pushing all in from the small blind for 3,150.

The initial raiser thought for a couple of minutes before making the call with   , leading to a showdown - after the cut-off had stepped out of the way - against Hawes'   .

The     flop brought a gutshot straight draw, which, after the   turn, duly came through on the   river to double Hawes through.

Sunday, September 19, 2010 2:45 PM Local Time

Things are going swimmingly for the Devilfish. He just beat    with    on an ensuing       board to elevate his stack to 5,000. You can't class this as a double through as his opponent was left with one 25 green chip.

Sunday, September 19, 2010 2:30 PM Local Time

Full Tilt Poker sponsored player Paul Zimbler is bemoaning his luck. He told us that he was up to 7,000 but is now back down to 2,100 after his kings were cracked. He raised to 300 and then moved all-in when an opponent three-bet to 700. His opponent called all-in with ace-queen and duly hit an ace on the flop.

Sunday, September 19, 2010 2:23 PM Local Time

The near table started out with more stories than Jackanory with Devilfish and Neil Channing on board, but the anecdotes count will dip now that Channing has hit the deck.

Down to just a bowl of rice at the time, Channing moved all in for a few hundred in the cut-off with   , but was looked up by Devilfish on the button who tabled a dominating   .

"Marvellous," sighed a disappointed Channing as an   hit the window, but it was followed by a   and   to give him outs to the straight. Despite a flush draw arriving on   turn, Channing was unable to hit as the river came the   to send him home.

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Sunday, September 19, 2010 2:19 PM Local Time

Frank Kasella looks to be the chip leader at the moment with around 15,000 having just picked up a small pot from Fabrice Soulier. The Frenchman check-called 400 on the flop of a       but then folded when facing a bet of 1,150 on the   turn.

Sunday, September 19, 2010 2:17 PM Local Time

With the rapid early structure in these events, you have win your races, but it would appear as though Rob Jarrett-Smith left his spikes at home as his    was out-gunned by   .

"I pushed 13 big blinds from the hijack," he added whilst confirming his exit, "and the guy called in the big blind."

Sunday, September 19, 2010 2:15 PM Local Time

Philip Connellier was spotted propping up the bar (not drinking, just propping) with somewhat of a dejected expression.

"I made a mistake," he revealed. "I thought I was value-betting my hand, but it turned out that I'd misread the board. After that, I was a bit rattled."

And it was a misread that ultimately cost him, as he's now added to the list of post-break casualties.

Sunday, September 19, 2010 2:08 PM Local Time

With the early exit of Chris Bjorin, Willie Tann is the only player in with a chance of making a third out of three final tables at this year's WSOPE. This dream was looking shaky but he's just doubled-up to 2,150. He was all-in on a     flop with    versus a caller's   . The    turn and river changed not a thing.

Sunday, September 19, 2010 2:03 PM Local Time

Jeff Madsen was all-in preflop with     against     but the board came           and his opponent's four flush knocked him down to just 125 in chips.

There was to be no miraculous comeback though and he was eliminated soon after.

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Sunday, September 19, 2010 2:03 PM Local Time

Neil Channing arrived with an army of players today, but he's now lost two minions as Gavin Hall followed recent casualty Owen Robinson out of the door.

Robinson's tale was a simple one, pushing all in for 1,850 over the shove of a short stack with pocket sevens, only for James Akenhead to wake up behind with jacks.

Despite Hall's demise, Channing will still be keeping a watchful eye on Robert Jarrett-Smith, current table mate Simon Mairs, and high stakes pro Richard Ashby.

Sunday, September 19, 2010 2:02 PM Local Time

John Racener opened preflop to 250 from UTG and a player in middle position raised all-in, Racener called off his stack flipping     against    .

The flop came a still-in-the-balance       as Mike Matusow told the other player, "You're the favourite..." until the   turn where he added, "now you're a dog."

But the river was neither blank nor gin card for either player as the   put a straight on board forcing them to chop it up.

Sunday, September 19, 2010 1:59 PM Local Time

Pushing all in over the button's open for a total of 1,575, Daniel Rudd found his tournament life hanging by the very thinnest of threads, his    in water hotter than the sun against   .

The Poker Gods, however, were smiling down upon the young online pro as following the     flop, a sumptuous   hit the turn to save his bacon. A bullet-less   river and the man from Grimsby was back over his starting stack.

Sunday, September 19, 2010 1:57 PM Local Time

Steve Jelinek has fallen at the hands of fellow Brit Simon Mairs. Mairs opened to 300 from late position before Jelinek, who finished 15th in the PLO event, moved all-in for 1,600. Mairs made the call with ace-queen and was racing Jelinek's pocket threes. A queen on the flop and an ace on river sealed Jelinek's fate.

Sunday, September 19, 2010 1:48 PM Local Time

Nicolas Levi looks to have been eliminated from the tournament as Nikolay Evdakov is now sitting in the Frenchman's seat.

Meanwhile Fabrice Soulier took more than a moment to push all-in on the turn of a         board with     against a bet of 1,025 from the small blind who had 700 back. But he did so regardless and was up against a slowplayed     which couldn't hit on the   river.

"I knew he was trapping me with something," declared Soulier.

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Sunday, September 19, 2010 1:45 PM Local Time

Neil Channing was all-in for his last 475 but both he and his opponent had king-queen and chopped the pot.

Sunday, September 19, 2010 1:45 PM Local Time

Joe Beevers has bitten the dust.

In a button versus big blind hand, Beevers bet 800 on the turn of a      board before moving all in for his final 1,200 with    on the   river.

In hindsight, he will be regretting the bet on the river as his opponent made the call, albeit not immediately, with    for a superior two pair.

"Good game, nice hand," complimented Beevers as he departed.

Sunday, September 19, 2010 1:39 PM Local Time

This so called luck deserted Owen Robinson. He opened to 250 to face a three-bet from Erik Seidel out of the blinds. Robinson moved all-in for 2,750 and Seidel called all-in with exactly the same stack. Robinson was in great shape with kings to Seidel's queens but a queen fell on the river to eliminate him.

Sunday, September 19, 2010 1:06 PM Local Time

Players are now on a break to discuss bad beats and smoke cigarettes.

Sunday, September 19, 2010 1:05 PM Local Time

Men "The Master" Nguyen picked a bad time to bluff Fabrizio Prete. The turn was out as an eight and he moved all-in on a gutshot draw. He soon saw the bad news as Prete called with a set of eights that held up to eliminate Nguyen.

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