We just witnessed WPT Champion Taylor Von Kriegenbergh lose a big pot. With action already on the turn, | was on the table and action was on Christian Nolte in the blinds. He announced allin for what turned out to be 15,275. Von Kriegenbergh made the call but would soon get the bad news. Nolte showed his and had Von Kriegenbergh in bad shape as he tabled . The American needed one of the two remaining queens in the deck to eliminate his opponent but wouldn't get so lucky. With the on the river, Von Kriegenbergh handed over the chips and continued with a still more than fine stack of 51,225.
Peter Barrable from Ireland was on the button and tried to see a cheap flop by limping, but small blind Dominik Nitsche was having none of it and raised to 1,700. Big blind Georgii Bandura made the call and Barrable thought better of the whole idea and folded. Flop came . Nitsche checked, Bandura bet 1,000 and Nitsche made the call. Nitsche turned to examine his opponent very closely as the turn card came . They both checked and a river card prompted a bet of 1,500 from Nitsche which was called. “Ace.” Said Nitsche turning over . Good enough as Bandura mucked.
ne name that keeps popping up here at the EPT Prague is Skrill – which isn’t a player, but rather an online payment solutions company that aims to evolve “the way people pay and get paid globally.” Skrill is branded throughout the venue and also have a booth where players can sign up for their popular "Last Longer Competition."
The Skrill Last Longer competition will be held at each stop on this season’s EPT, of which they’re an official sponsor. The promotion is simple – players sign up for the promotion either online (preregistration is available) or at the Skrill booth (which will be present at each stop); don a Skrill patch; and then aim to be the last man or woman standing. The last player remaining will then receive their buy-in back via their Skrill account.
While Skrill is upping the ante for Season 10 with a bigger branding initiative, this isn’t their first appearance on the EPT; as a matter of fact, they were a sponsor of Season 8 and have held previous “Last Longer” promotions.
The company’s website provides a bit more information on Skrill, which rebranded from Moneybookers back in 2010:
“Skrill has been moving money digitally since 2001. We offer online payment solutions for businesses and consumers, allowing them to pay and get paid globally. Over 36 million account holders already trust Skrill. Our customers can send and receive money worldwide in 200 countries and 40 currencies, securely and at low cost, without revealing their personal financial details. Your business will benefit from our worldwide payment network with over 100 payment options. Whether through a simple one-step integration or a fully-tailored payment solution. Whoever you are, however you like to pay or get paid, trust Skrill to make your online payments simpler, faster and safer.”
Headquartered in London, Skrill is looking to make their presence known in the poker world with a commitment to customer satisfaction through innovation and service. Not only that, they’re looking to be more than just a company by becoming a trusted and respected member of the poker community.
Players are now on a 90-minute dinner break, and so are we. The plan is to play two more levels, which means we'll finish thing up shortly after midnight local time. We'll be back shortly, so stay tuned.
Just before the dinner break Luca Pagano won a monster pot and in the process eliminated Chris Moorman.
Pagano raised to 900 from under-the-gun, both Kitty Kuo and Andrey Shaporin flat called and when it reached Chris Moorman in the big blind he raised it up to 4,200. Both Pagano and Shaporin called.
So there was already around 13,000 in the pot by the time the flop hit the felt, Moorman continued for 4,700 and both players called. On the turn Moorman moved all-in for 13,500, Pagano raised to 25,100 - which was enough to set Shaporin all-in - and the Russian then tanked before folding face-up. Moorman turned over whilst Pagano had two black jacks for a set. The river was the meaning that Shaporin would've made the flush had he stuck around.
Pagano will be glad he didn't as he's now got 110,000 and is one of the chip leaders.