We first reported on UK Online cash game pro Ryan Spittles, who qualified for this tournament online, at the start of the day winning a pot with three streets of aggression. It seemed to go a bit quiet after that and his stack was dwindling away as the day went on. Just before the dinner break he tweeted; “15k from 30k starting here at #EPTBarcelona....not going to plan but still 50bb!” But since then he has gone on a tear. We joined him for two recent hands he played from the blinds.
Sebastian Langrock from Germany opened for 1,350 and Spittles was his only caller in the big blind. The flop was . Spittles checked and called a 1,700 bet from Langrock. The last two cards were checked down. “Ace high.” said Spittles and turned over . Langrock looked fairly upset that he hadn’t had a stab at it.
Next hand Spittles was in the small blind and was the only caller of a 1,425 bet from Spain’s Cesar Garrido. They saw a flop of and both players checked. The appeared on the turn and when Spittles checked Garrido decided to have a stab at it for 1,600. Spittles stabbed him right back to the tune of 4,200. A frustrated Garrido mucked. Spittles has built his stack up to 72,000.