$1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Bounties

You do the Math

Math More's run came to and end after shoved for 30,000 with {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} and walked into an opponent holding pocket queens.

JP Kelly's seat is now filled by another soul. He never made a comeback from the recent loss.

JP Kelly gb Ude
Math More Ude

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Dodge Board

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A player in the hi-jack seat pushed his last 19,500 chips in the middle and found a caller in our chip leader Michal Polchlopek. The hi-jack player tabled {A-Hearts}{4-Spades} and Polchlopek {10-Hearts}{9-Hearts}.

On the flop of {7-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{K-Hearts}, the at risk player was playing dodge the board, as Polchlopek had flopped both a flush and gutshot straight draw. Miraculously the board bricked out {3-Spades}{J-Spades} and the players at Polchlopek's table may now think the tides are changing for our chip leader.

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Tran Doubles


Trung Tran is one of the last few bounties left in the field and that may have enticed his opponent to call Tran's all in shove holding {k-}{10-}. Tran held {a-}{10-} and when the board ran out {2-}{q-}{8-}{3-}{4-}, Tran took the double-up to survive with the bounty lanyard around his neck.

Trung Tran us 65,000 35,000

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Kelly has to Kopec One

Radoslaw Kopec is back on the up after doubling through JP Kelly with an interesting (shall we say) and aggressive play.

The two were heads-up to a {j-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} flop and Kopec checked to face a 8,600 bet from the Brit. He thought for a minute and then made a large check-raise all-in for 84,600. Kelly looked at the board and his opponent before making the call with {k-Spades}{10-Spades} for top pair.

Kopec table {a-Clubs}{q-Spades} for overs, a double-gustshot and back-door flush draw. He got instant service on the {a-Hearts} turn to claim the pot. Kelly looked perplexed at the play of his opponent and was left with 26,500.

Radoslaw Kopec 185,000 95,000
JP Kelly gb 26,500 -100,500

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From Hero to Zero

Rupert Elder had 90,000 chips not so long ago, but now he has none. He swung by and told us he lost three all-ins in-a-row. The biggest these was when he three-bet called with ace-ten versus the "crazy Japanese" player to his right, who woke up with ace-king.

Next stop for Rupert is the Main Event Day 1A tomorrow.

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Kelly's Heroes

JP Kelly tangled with the recently very active Math More and managed to get him to make a painful looking bet-fold on the river.

Kelly opened to 4,300 and was called by More on the button en route to a {6-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} flop. Kelly c-bet for 7,200 and and More called to see the {10-Diamonds}. This time Kelly checked, and called when the $10/$20 live cash game grinder bet 16,400.

The river paired the board with {8-Spades} and Kelly checked again and once more faced a 16,400 bet. The Brit took little time in testing his opponent for his final 35,000 as he check-raised all-in. More looked pained and took about five minutes to concede defeated.

JP Kelly gb 127,000 75,000
Math More 35,000

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Brkovic Ahead


Aleks Brkovic has just managed a double-up holding {a-Spades}{k-Spades} against an opponent's {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}. The board featured two kings to put Brkovic further in front as he raked in plenty of chips.

Aleks Brkovic 75,000 39,000

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