Wednesday, 18 December 2013
A 7-bet all-in within the first five minutes of play and quad fives for a mammoth pot at the end of the session characterised a frantic day of action at the third opening flight of WPT Prague.
Having already seen 65 players make it through the first two opening days, yesterday's final cohort were keen to put on a dominant display and secure the overall chip lead heading into Day 2. Indeed, it took just five minutes for the elimination floodgates to open after Refael Daham managed to 7-bet all-in with A-Q against the pocket kings of Sebastien Garrasi. Unfortunately for Daham he wasn't rewarded for his zeal and within five cards he was out of chips and out of the door. This boom or bust mentality seemed to be everyone's approach as the session developed and by the time the likes of Ludovic Lacay and Paul Volpe had hit the rail, eight levels of play had cut the field to 92 hopefuls. Among Day 1C's success stories and able to breathe a sigh of relief at the close of play was Simon Deadman who managed to scoop 97,200. Although that haul was good enough to finish in 12th position, Simon's stack could have been somewhat healthier had Maxim Lykov's Js 9d not found a lucky river against his pocket nines. Also making through the session with a bulging stack was Kuljinder Sidhu. The British pro was able to swerve the same kind of misfortune suffered by Simon Deadman and end the day with 133,200 chips. Overall 157 of the 271 starters have made it through to Day 2 and leading the way when the session kicked off was Vasil Firsau (167,700) who managed to squeeze his was past Jason Duval (153,000) and Khazret Nebezhev (142,300).WPT Prague Main Event Day 2 Chip Counts:1 - Vasili Firsau 167,700 2 - Jason Duval 153,000 3 - Khazret Nebezhev 142,300 4 - Andrey Vlasenko 139,000 5 - Kuljinder Sidhu 133,200 6 - Ryan Spittles 125,400
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