Happily Karev-er After

Aleksei Karev was in a spot of bother, all in with As-Kc preflop against Kristian Hjerkinn’s Ah-Ad and a third, shorter stacked player holding Qs-Qh. Apparently there is a small element of luck involved in this game, though. Board: Ks-7c-Kd-3s-8h “Sorry,”…

Breaking the Bank

Congratulations, everybody! We’re now at a whopping 407 entries for Day 1b, and the enthusiasm for the unlimited rebuy format (Jussi Mattila, we’re looking at you particularly) has been so overwhelming that the ATM in the hotel has run out…

A Xu-In for Pihela

A classic coinflip has doubled up Igor Pihela, his Ad-Kh out-flipping Xu Wuyong’s Qs-Qc in the most dramatic fashion possible, the board running out 2h-2s-3h-7h-Kc. Hapless Betsafe qualifier Wuyong is now right back down to his 25k starting stack and appears…

Break Time!

The last break of the evening is now in effect following the end of level 10. The players have 15 minutes to stretch their wings and prepare to mount an assault on the final two levels of the day. We’ll…

Assorted Chip Counts

The board says we’re at over 350 entries so far today, with 212 players in the field right now and another two-and-a-bit levels to play tonight – every single table in the cavernous tournament room is heaving with players, and…