Jake Gets Jacked

Jake O’Leary has had a tough time at the felt, battling uphill all day, and has finally succumbed in unfortunate fashion. He took a shot at chipping up with pocket jacks, getting it in preflop in good shape versus a…

Suboptimal?

We just saw a player raise the button to 11,100 – a casual 18.5x raise of the blinds. The Big Blind looked bemused at this excessive sizing, turning up K-Q and throwing them into the muck whilst the button gave…

Hairabedian Cut

Anthony Hairabedian just waved goodbye to the last of his current buyin’s chips. Holding Kc 6c, he went to war preflop with Imad Barka, whose Ts Tc held a significant equity advantage. Significant advantage was transformed to virtually impregnable by…

Champion Hernstrom

Mikael Hernstrom, who in his spare time likes to rock out with his band, is a regular face on the European poker circuit, travelling to events far and wide to test his skills at the felt. Normally quietly confident, this…

Akib Picks Up Value

Abdelkrim Akib, Michelle Morland and Milan Milincic just contested a pot, Akib holding position on the latter two. The board of Kd Th 6s saw Morland and Milincic check to Akib, who fired out 900. Call, call. The 5d on…

The Gold Blend

Day 1A’s field was largely comprised of local poker enthusiasts whilst today’s is also chock-full of many of the many online qualifiers to have satellited and won their way to a coveted MPNPT package. As a result the tables are…