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Through the years, we’ve captured memorable fingers, a lot of which have turn out to be part of poker historical past. On this column, we are going to convey you among the greatest fingers that happened throughout latter levels of the PokerStars and Barcelona© Casino European Poker Tour (EPT).
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Read Part 1 of Big Hands from EPT Barcelona here!
Maltez Runs Stone-Chilly Bluff into Martino’s Quads
Within the 2022 PokerStars EPT Barcelona €3,000 Thriller Bounty Championship, a giant hand went down early in Stage 2 (100/200/200). In an enormous pot with the board studying , Fabrice Maltez moved all in on Fiodor Martino and was snap-called.
Sadly for Maltez, he made the mistaken transfer on the mistaken time as he ran his stone-cold bluff into Martino’s quad kings and was a lot useless. The accomplished the board.
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Davies and Sorensen Chop After Each Backing Into Quads
On Day 3 of the EPT Barcelona €5,300 EPT Principal Occasion, it was Stage 17 (3,000/6,000/6,000) when Seth Davies and Torben Sorensen performed a really memorable hand at Desk 21 that ended within the two chopping with the nuts.
PokerNews picked up the motion on with Davies within the cutoff and Torensen on the button. Davies checked the flop and Torensen fired a wager of 30,000. Davies known as.
Davies checked once more on the flip and Torensen sized as much as 55,000. Davies, together with his face hid by a gray baseball cap pulled over his eyes, used a time financial institution and known as.
The river put quads on the board and Davies once more used a time financial institution as he sat stoically in his chair. Finally, he introduced “all in,” solely to get snapped off by Sorensen. Davies tabled for the stone nuts with quad sixes and an ace kicker. However holding the nuts wasn’t sufficient to earn Davies the pot as his Danish opponent additionally held the nuts with .
“That is considered one of three rivers the place I haven’t got a tough resolution,” Davies mentioned after the hand.
“It is humorous: Considered one of you is bluffing on the flip and the opposite is bluff-catching. You then each have the nuts on the river!” laughed Gergely Kulcsar from the one seat. “It is enjoyable to look at you guys.”
“It was a enjoyable hand,” agreed Davies.
Aksu Makes Kings Full as Chegdane Folds What Would’ve Been Quads
Additionally on Day 3 of the Principal Occasion, albeit in Stage 20 (6,000/12,000/12,000), there was a hand that made the desk go nuts, Ibrahim Aksu opened from the cutoff and Benjamin Pollak three-bet jammed a stack of round 350,000 from the small blind.
Mentioned Chegdane then went into the tank for over a minute within the large blind earlier than folding, whereas Aksu known as with a much bigger stack. Forward of the runout, Chegdane mentioned he made a giant laydown with jacks.
Chegdane had apparently made the best laydown and the flop got here , which might have given him a set to nonetheless be behind the set of Cowboys of Aksu. Nonetheless, the board then completed out and Chegdane stared with glazed-over eyes on the board that might’ve given him quads.
Somebody on the desk tried to seize the muck to see if Chegdane had certainly folded jacks earlier than the seller stopped them. However Chegdane’s face mentioned all of it.
“I consider him. He seems to be like he desires to kill himself!” exclaimed Giuliano Bendinelli.
In the midst of all the joy, Pollak quietly hit the rail.
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“9-six off?!” F***!”
On Day 3 of the €10,300 EPT Excessive Curler, simply 14 gamers remained in Stage 26 (25,000/50,000/50,000) when Ehsan Amiri had been dominating the desk with a collection of raises and three-bets. In a single large hand, Amiri opened from the cutoff and a fed-up Eric Rabl on the button three-bet the chip chief, who then known as.
Amiri checked on the flop of and Rabl wager 180,000. Amiri known as. Amiri checked once more on the flip and Rabl checked again.
The river introduced the and Amiri checked for a 3rd time. Rabl took a second earlier than pushing out his stack of 845,000 for an all-in wager. Amiri went into the tank and stared down his opponent behind a pair of blue-tinted sun shades. After utilizing two time banks, Amiri known as.
Rabl tabled a stone bluff with for nine-high and Amiri set free a puff that was equal components in aid and in shock earlier than he tabled for journeys, greater than sufficient to win the pot. Rabl hit the rail in 14th place for €58,350 as these on the desk tried to wrap their heads across the meltdown they’d witnessed.
“9-six off?!” F***!” Amiri exclaimed after extending his already large chip lead.
“Wow,” contributed Ramon Colillas.
Wilson on Fumes After Broadway vs Boat Collision
In the identical event with 10 gamers remaining in Stage 27 (30,000/60,000/60,000), there was a blind-versus-blind confrontation when Laszlo Molnar opened from the small blind and Andrew Wilson three-bet to 480,000 from the large blind. Molnar known as.
The flop landed and Molar checked. Wilson wager 275,000 and Molnar known as. Molnar checked once more on the flip and Wilson sized as much as 400,000. Molnar used by a time financial institution and known as.
The river introduced the and Molnar once more checked. Wilson used a time financial institution earlier than fired a 3rd barrel of 645,000, which Molnar met with a snap-call.
Wilson proudly tabled for a Broadway straight, which he certainly thought was good to win the pot. However Molnar then tabled for tens filled with queens. Wilson had flopped the nut straight with a redraw to the nut flush however Molnar boated up on the flip to go away the Brit visibly flustered and driving fumes after the gut-wrenching cooler.
Wilson’s luck could also be turning round as he doubled up his nub of 175,000 by Stefan Schillhabel a number of fingers later when his held up towards the of the German.
On the different desk, Kyriakos Papadopoulos doubled up by chip chief Ehsan Amiri when his dominated the Aussie’s .
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