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• Nivo 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Pascal Lefrancois
Pascal Lefrancois

Pascal Lefrancois had what looked like a four-bet of 105,000 in front of him when we reached the table, and Adrian Bussman re-raised him to 240,000. Lefrancois made the call, the flop came {q-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{9-Hearts}, and Bussman led out for 185,000. Lefrancois called.

The turn was the {10-Spades}, both players knuckled, and the {7-Hearts} completed the board. Bussman checked again, Lefrancois slid forward 315,000, and Bussman unhappily folded.

Pascal Lefrancois ca
Pascal Lefrancois
ca 2,536,000 832,000
Adrian Bussman SE
Adrian Bussman
SE 1,205,000 -455,000

Oznake: Pascal LeFrancoisAdrian Bussman

Timex Busts Olofsson, Flirts With 3M

• Nivo 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Mike McDonald Grabs Hold of More Precious Chips
Mike McDonald Grabs Hold of More Precious Chips

Picking up with the action on a board of {2-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}, Erik Olofsson checked over to Mike "Timex" McDonald who moved forward a bet of 100,000. Olofsson called to see a river and the dealer produced the {10-Hearts}.

Olofsson checked over to Timex once again, and the EPT champion moved forward a tower of green T25,000 chips which was a bet of enough to put Olofsson all in. Olofsson pondered for a bit and eventually decided to call off his final 260,000.

McDonald showed the {K-Clubs}{10-Clubs} for a rivered pair of tens. Olofsson slapped {J-Spades}{9-Spades} on the felt for a losing pair of nines, shook McDonald's hand, and made an exit from the tournament area. McDonald raked in yet another massive pot, bringing his stack to 2.935 million.

Mike McDonald ca
Mike McDonald
ca 2,934,000 744,000
Erik Olofsson
Erik Olofsson

Oznake: Erik OlofssonMike McDonald

Srinivasan Busts Ribero

• Nivo 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Jorge Ribeiro made it 35,000 to go from under the gun only to have Shyam Srinivasan three-bet to 91,000 from the next seat over. One by one, cards were kicked into the muck around the table until the action came back to Ribeiro. He announced a four-bet ship all in for 670,000 and Srinivasan called.

Ribeiro: {A-Spades}{J-Clubs}
Srinivasan: {Q-Hearts}{Q-Spades}

Srinivasan was in the lead with two ladies and stayed that way on the {J-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{8-Diamonds} flop. Despite flopping top pair, Ribeiro was unable to improve further as the turn and river brought the {K-Hearts} and the {8-Clubs}, respectively. Srinivasan dragged in the massive pot and now has about 2.27 million in chips.

Shyam Srinivasan ca
Shyam Srinivasan
ca 2,270,000 1,008,000
Jorge Ribeiro br
Jorge Ribeiro
br Izpadel

Oznake: Jorge RibeiroShyam Srinivasan

Ribeiro Finds Jacks; Doubles

• Nivo 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Jude Ainsworth raised in the hijack seat, Jorge Ribeiro moved all in for 292,000 more on his direct left, and the action folded to the Irishman, who called.

Ainsworth: {7-Hearts}{7-Clubs}
Ribeiro: {j-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}

The dominant hand held up as the board ran out {10-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}, and Ribeiro doubled to 650,000 chips. Ainsworth fell to 555,000.

Jorge Ribeiro br
Jorge Ribeiro
br 650,000 145,000
Jude Ainsworth ie
Jude Ainsworth
ie 555,000 -680,000

Oznake: Jorge RibeiroJude Ainsworth

Edberg Busts, Teska Folds Out of Turn

• Nivo 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Kristoffer Edberg - Eliminated
Kristoffer Edberg - Eliminated

Kristoffer Edberg moved all in for 270,000 in early position, and as the action folded to the blinds, Roger Teska (big blind) folded out of turn. Mike McDonald called in the small blind, and the two hands were tabled.

Edberg: {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}
McDonald: {9-Diamonds}{9-Spades}

The dealer spread {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}, giving Edberg straight and counterfeit outs, but he found no help on the turn ({6-Spades}) or the river ({3-Spades}).

Edberg hit the rail, and McDonald, who is vying to be the first ever two-time EPT Main Event champion, chipped up to 2.19 million.

Mike McDonald ca
Mike McDonald
ca 2,190,000 390,000
Kristoffer Edberg se
Kristoffer Edberg
se Izpadel

Oznake: Roger TeskaKristoffer EdbergMike McDonald

Loni Harwood Falls

• Nivo 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Loni Harwood - Eliminated
Loni Harwood - Eliminated

World Series of Poker bracelet winner Loni Harwood has fallen in 28th place. She was all in and at risk with {A-Clubs}{7-Clubs} on a {9-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{A-Diamonds} board. Unfortunately for Harwood, she was up against Fabian Ortiz's {4-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} for a set of fours. The turn and river came {k-Diamonds} and {J-Diamonds}, ensuring that Harwood would be sent to the rail.

Loni Harwood us
Loni Harwood
us Izpadel

Oznake: Loni HarwoodFabian Ortiz

Baron Over a Million

• Nivo 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Jeremy Wray raised out of the hijack seat, Isaac Baron defended his big blind, and the flop came {q-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{6-Spades}. Baron check-called a bet of 30,000, and the turn was a third diamond - the {a-Diamonds}.

Baron checked, Wray tossed forward 40,000, and Baron slid out a check-raise to 110,000. Wray considered the bet for a minute or so, then slid his cards into the muc.

Isaac Baron us
Isaac Baron
us 1,025,000 269,000
Jeremy Wray
Jeremy Wray
306,000 -220,000

Oznake: Isaac BaronJeremy Wray

The Daily EPT10 Player of the Year Update (1-11-14)

Chad_Holloway • Nivo 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

The European Poker Tour Season 10 Player of the Year race is on, and as you know players will be able to accumulate points in all events throughout Season 10, regardless of the buy-in level. In addition, all of the Festival Events (Estrellas, UKIPT, Eureka, FPS, IPT) that combine with an EPT tour stop will be eligible for Player of the Year points. The winner of this season’s award will walk away with €50,000 in Main Event buy-ins, good for any PokerStars or Full Tilt sponsored event.

The Global Poker Index (GPI) points formula, which will be used to determine the EPT10 POY, is a bit complicated, but you can read about all the details here.

Here are the current top ten on the EPT10 POY Leaderboard (last updated January 2, 2014):

Thomas Muhlocker
Thomas Muhlocker

1Thomas Muhlocker350.68 pts
2David Benefield321.18 pts
3Ole Schemion311.62 pts
4Jeff Rossiter258.92 pts
5Joao Barbosa257.14 pts
6Kenny Hallaert253.87 pts
7Nicolau Pacheco Villa-Lobos251.08 pts
8Jonathan Duhamel243.35 pts
9Timothy Adams222.31 pts
10Frederik Brink Jensen209.90 pts

We'll be bringing you daily updates on the Player of the Year race, so be sure to keep an eye out for those.

Oznake: EPT Player of the YearEPT POYGlobal Poker IndexGPI

Three Streets of Value for Panka

• Nivo 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Dominik Panka
Dominik Panka

The action folded to Dominik Panka, who min-raised to 32,000 on the button. Robert Auer defended his big blind, the flop fell {3-Spades}{a-Spades}{q-Hearts}, and Auer checked. Panka continued for 32,000, Auer called, and the turn was a third spade - the {4-Spades}.

Auer checked, Panka fired a second bullet worth 72,000, and Auer called.

The {8-Clubs} completed the board, Auer checked a third and final time, and Panka emptied the chamber, betting 165,000. Auer once again called, then mucked when Panka showed {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs} for top two pair.

Dominik Panka pl
Dominik Panka
pl 765,000 273,000
Robert Auer at
Robert Auer
at 545,000 -334,000

Oznake: Dominik PankaRobert Auer