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Table Of Death News!

• Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

When the day started we brought you news of table 19, and its array of superstars. We lost Kenny Hallaert and Salman Behbehani earlier on in the day and the Table of Death has since broke and the players have been moved to...the new Table of Death!

Seat 4: Roberto Romanello
Seat 5: Jude Ainsworth
Seat 6: Jan Bendik
Seat 7: McLean Karr
Seat 8: The ghost of Tom Marchese

Marchese, who won a seat online and decided not to turn up, is now down to around 9,000 but he has still out-lasted over half of the field! The man is a poker superstar!

Eighters Gonna Eight


Jason Wheeler opened to 2,400 before Roussos Koliakoydakis made it 6,000 a couple of seats down. Jan Collado squeeked out a tiny four-bet to just 9,800, Wheeler folded and Koliakoydakis asked for a count on Collado's stack.

"About 24,000," was the reply.

Koliakoydakis made the call to see a {J-Spades}{8-Spades}{2-Spades} flop and checked, Collado moved all in and Koliakoydakis snap-called.

Collado: {A-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}
Koliakoydakis: {8-Clubs}{8-Hearts}

The {3-Spades} turn and {2-Clubs} river changed nothing and German, who was briefly chip leader yesterday, was out.

Jan Collado Busted

Tags: Jan Collado

Mikhail The Mouth

Mikhail Korotkikh has just received a friendly warning from the tournament officials for being a little over-exuberant, but come is supposed to be exciting...don't suppress it!

Korotkikh was down to 13,000 when he moved all-in and was called by Dimitrios Mpallas.

Korotkikh{A-Hearts} {8-Hearts}
Mpallas{A-Clubs} {10-Clubs}

Korotkikh was down and almost out when the board ran out {7-Hearts} {2-Hearts} {3-Diamonds} {J-Clubs}, but the {8-Diamonds} on the river sent him into howls of shouting and laughter. After Korotkikh counted his stack he had 36,000.

Korotkikh kept on moving all-in until eventually he was called by Sjors Harmens.

Korotkikh{A-Hearts} {A-Clubs}
Harmens{10-Clubs} {10-Diamonds}

Board: {K-Clubs} {Q-Hearts} {9-Hearts} {9-Clubs} {Q-Spades}

Korotkikh went ballistic and the tournament director pulled him up and gave him a lesson in etiquette.

Harmens was eliminated a few hands later.

Mikhail Korotkikh 78,000 34,000
Nikolaos Karaloykas 37,000 17,000
Sjors Harmens Busted

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Georgios Kapalas Doubles Up

PokerStars Greek Challenger Georgios Kapalas is hanging on by his fingernails. He moved his last 7,700 into the mixer with {K-Spades} {Q-Hearts} and was called by Stelios Rizos holding {J-Diamonds} {10-Diamonds}. The board of {Q-Clubs} {9-Hearts} {2-Clubs} {2-Hearts} {4-Hearts} confirming the Kapalas double up.

Stelios Rizos 28,000 5,000
Georgios Kapalas 16,500 3,500

Tags: Georgios KapalasStelios Rizos


David Vamplew back on Day 1.
David Vamplew back on Day 1.

David Vamplew has doubled up to 60,000 after being more than happy to get his stack in with {K-Spades}{K-Hearts} against Jason Wheeler's {9-Spades}{9-Clubs} preflop. The board of {4-Clubs}{A-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{A-Hearts}{2-Hearts} never looked like helping Wheeler who has sunk down to 40,000 as a result.

David Vamplew 60,000 30,000
Jason Wheeler 40,000

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Konstant Headaches

• Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

"Aaarghhghgghhgggggggggh," shouted Konstantionos Xystouris as though he was dying.

The reason for his chagrin?

He was holding {8-Hearts}{7-Hearts} but it was no good against Robert Cezarescu's {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts} by the river of a {7-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{J-Hearts}{Q-Hearts} board as the Romanian made a Royal Flush on the river for good measure.

Latest Chip Counts: End of Level 9 (full)

Toni Judet 251,000 70,000
Roman Makhlin 170,000 -20,000
Julian Herold 168,000 -22,000
Grudi Grudev 159,000 -1,000
Zimnan Ziyard 155,000 90,000
Andras Kovacs 155,000 94,000
Stefan Petrov 145,000 86,000
Jacques Torbey 144,000 144,000
Vitalijs Zavorotnijs 144,000 6,000
Dobromir Nikov 141,000 61,000
Ilias Zografos 141,000 -7,000
Florian Schleps 140,000 40,000
Mario Puccini 133,000 -34,000
Lukasz Grabowski 131,000 43,000
Theofanis Poziopoylos 130,000 13,000
McLean Karr 129,000 65,000
Johnny Lodden 125,000 79,000
Robert Cezarescu 119,000 51,000
Ramin Hajiyev 114,000 14,000
Marco Leonzio 113,000 16,000
Igal Augarten 113,000 17,000
Stefan Raffay 109,000 33,000
Ioannis Taramas 109,000 35,000
Kevin MacPhee 103,000 -10,000
Dimitrios Pasachidis 100,000 18,000

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