Max Silver is up to 160,000 after winning a pot against Anton Komarov. It was three-bet pre-flop with both Silver (hijack) and Komarov (cut-off) putting 13,000 in each before the flop of was dealt. On the flop Silver checked, Koarov bet 11,000 from his stack of 31,000 and Silver had a think. He uncapped his cards and peaked at them again, he left them at such an angle that you felt they were soon to be folded, but no he recapped them and placed a large stack of blue 5K chips over the betting line, to set Koarov all-in.
The Russian thought about it for a while before folding his hand, pot to Silver.
On Thursday Dmitri Holdeew won the Eureka Poker Tour Main Event, good for €226,400. He barely had time to catch his breath before playing Day 1b of the EPT Main Event on Friday. He made it through in good shape and is having an equally pleasing Day 2. He's up to 166,000 and the only player who covers him at his current table is Team PokerStars Pro David Williams who has 238,000.
With the board reading Israeli player Ori Hasson was facing a big decision. He had checked from the hijack and was facing a 102,000 bet from his neighbor, EPT Deauville runner up Walid Bou Habib who was seated in the cutoff. Hasson thought about it for some time but eventually decided against calling.
"Show the bluff" said table mate Jonathan Duhamel who was talking to Paul Volpe at the time. "No bluff" Habib replied, "I never bluff." Duhamel laughed and said to Volpe: "He wants to show". Habib couldn't restrain himself and at the last moment turned his cards up before mucking them; . "That was a pair though right?" Duhamel asked rhetorically, "that's no bluff!"
Artem Metalidi opened on the button for 3,200 and faced a three-bet from Marc-Andre Ladouceur, a member of PokerStars Team Online. The big blind folded and after eyeing his opponent Metalidi made the call. They saw a flop of . They eyed each other up a bit more before Ladouceur bet 6,500. Time for a few more coy glances from Metalidi towards his opponent, and a raise to 14,000. Metalidi didn’t like that too much and mucked.
In the last level Rhys Jones was down to just 1,300, for just 100 chips more than a single big blind. He now has over 100,000 - 62.5 big blinds - for a stunning comeback.
His latest boost came in a pre-flop cooler against Nandor Solyom, Jones four-bet all-in for 48,000 with aces and Solyom called with pocket kings. No cowboys appeared in the community cards and Jones is up to 102,00 whilst Solyom slips to 20,000.
There's a reason one of the tables gets chosen as the feature table and that's because there's one or more famous poker players on it in general. The table on the live stream just now was stacked with familiar faces. WPT winner Taylor Von Kriegenbergh, Bellagio Cup winner Shannon Shorr, long time French grinder Nicolas Levi and Partouche Poker Tour (amongst others) winner Ole Schemion are all household names for the diehard poker fan.
Two of them just got eliminated though. Von Kriegenbergh busted both Shorr and Levi in one big preflop all in. Von Kriegenbergh with had both Shorr () and Levi () covered. The board didn't improve anybody and Von Kriegenbergh was stacking chips for some time.
Eoghan O'Dea opened for 3,400 and faced an all-in from Finnish PokerStars player Markus Kivipuro for 28,000. O’Dea made the call and flipped over his against the of Kivipuro. The board ran out and Kivipuro doubled up.