We can't be sure when the money went in, but it truthfully doesn't matter when it happened. Whenever it was, it was still pretty sick. We only caught up at the end of the hand, walking up to see Attila Polner with out in front of him and Andrey Subbotin with what had been the dominating .
It seems likely that Polner committed his last ~24,000 after the flop, but again, we can't be sure. What we can be sure of is that the turn was an absolute dagger to Subbotin. The one-outer struck, and he could not find his own one-out redemption as the river brought the blank .
Subbotin has been dashed down to about 14,000 with that bad beat, and Polner has doubled his way well back above the chip average.
Team PokerStars Pro Marcin Horecki was pitted against young superstar Chris Moorman on this hand when we picked up the action on the flop. Horecki had checked and Moorman bet 2,650. Horecki made the call.
Fourth street was the and Horecki checked. Moorman bet 5,250 and Horecki called.
The river completed the board with the . Horecki took a minute or two and then fired 5,525. Moorman fired back with a raise to 18,075. Moorman had exactly 20,000 behind after he raised the river. Horecki gave it up and Moorman won the pot.
Well, Raffaele Gerbi has essentially surrendered. With a flight booked for 8:00 PM (less than two hours from now), Gerbi has been in double-up-or-go-home mode for a couple orbits now. He was finally down to just 1,350 when the time came to leave. Without much fanfare, Gerbi stood up, gathered his things, and headed off to catch a taxi.
He had 1,350 chips left when he departed, but that's already been blinded down under 500. Good game, sir.
Some second-hand information from our Dutch colleagues regarding the fate of Leo Armino. This pot began with the under-the-gun player raising and Armino calling one seat over. Next door to them, Steve O'Dwyer squeezed in another raise to 3,000 total, and Philip Verboven cold-called in the small blind. That folded the initial raiser, but Armino was reaching for reraising chips. He made it 12,000 total, O'Dwyer shoved in with his covering stack, Verboven folded pocket tens, and Armino called off his remaining stack with ace-king. O'Dwyer rolled over the ol' ace-ace, and a nine-high board did nothing to save Armino's tournament life.
We're waiting for O'Dwyer to stack up before we can count him down, but it looks like he's recovered his losses to climb back to about 75,000.
Luke Schwartz has just found a double up of his own. He was down to his last 12,100 chips, and the he found in the pocket cued his all-in shove. Martin Staszko was unlucky enough to wake up with , and the board shipped the double to Schwartz.
We picked up the action on a flop, heads up with about 2,000 in the pot. The exact action wasn't clear because of the odd moment we joined the hand, but we do know that Staszko ended up calling off what was essentially still a starting stack with on the monster draw. O'Dwyer had flopped a set with , but he was still only a 2:1 favorite.
That's a hit for Staszko, improving him to the flush and leaving O'Dwyer in need of a card. He needed the board to pair on the river to send Staszko packing, but the was a swing and a miss.
It looks like O'Dwyer is back down around 45,000 after a hot start, while Staszko moves up close to 70,000.
Tristan Clemencon opened to 750, and he found calls from both Martins Adeniya and Dmitry Nemirovsky. The three of them took a flop, and Clemencon knocked the table. Adeniya took his cue to bet 1,025 at the pot, and Nemirovsky called. Clemencon snuck in a check-raise to 4,125 total. Now Adeniya was the only one to call, and they two went heads up to the turn. Clemencon bet 7,575, and Adeniya snap-called to bring the river. Clemencon only had about 10,000 chips left, and he went ahead and reluctantly shoved them in. Another quick call from Adeniya, and the cards were on their backs.
Clemencon's two pair were inferior to Adeniya's, and he was forced to slide the rest of his chips across the felt. The two men, both EPT regulars, shared a quick conversation after the hand in which Adeniya admitted he didn't think Clemencon was that strong, and Clemencon conceded that he made a mistake somewhere along the way too.
Clemencon's EPT Prague is done here on Day 1, and Adeniya will use his chips to climb to about 55,000 or so.