After one hour and fifty minutes on the bubble a huge three-way all-in just occurred on the feature table, leading to the bubble bursting, one player having a monster stack and another being almost felted.
It folded to Dominik Panka on the button he raised to 16,000, Ramin Hajiyev three-bet to 41,000 from the small blind and Michael Tureniec then moved all-in for 301,000 total. Back on Panka he moved all-in for 264,000 and Hajiev called all-in behind for 245,000.
It was a massive cooler and the 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure champion looked set for a massive triple up and the board kept the Pole in front, boosted him to 779,000, left Tureniec with just 37,000 and burst the bubble as it eliminated Hajiyev. Everyone left in is now guaranteed €18,000.
Michael Tureneic found himself in a difficult position in this hand in part because he unluckily ran up against two opponents holding monsters. But he also made a choice to try to apply pressure on a couple of players with stacks nearly equal to his rather than wait to challenge a shorter-stacked opponent. Read more about this hand and the strategy involved on Learn.PokerNews in "Lessons from EPT10 Deauville: Picking Targets to Pressure."
Albert Daher has gone from being at risk of elimination to one of the chip leaders in short order.
He opened to 16,000 from under-the-gun+1 and Davidi Kitai flat called on the button. Daher then fired three barrels on the board, Kitai called bets of 16,000, 30,000 and 87,000 respectively but mucked when Daher showed . After that hand Daher is up 650,000 whilst Kitai is down to 575,000
We've just had the first showdown at the feature table for quite some time and PCA10 champion Dominik Panka was the one stacking the chips.
Pre-flop Panka raised to 16,000 from the hijack and Jon Spinks defended from the small blind. Both players checked the flop, the fell on the turn, Spinks bet 23,000 and Panka smooth called. The completed the board, both players checked with Panka showing to win the pot, whilst Spinks had .
Under the gun Martin Schleich opened with a min raise to 16,000. Right next to him sat Rasmus Agerskov who was getting shorter and shorter. He shoved all in for his last 57,000 and after all other players folded, action was back on EPT Barcelona winner Schleich.
Schleich made the call and turned over . Agerskov had the perfect hand to take ace-nine to battle; .
The flop gave Schleich some outs but the on the turn and on the river both missed him.