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APT Asian Series Main Event Day 1B Live Updates Levels 1-3
- 25th May 2012
- Casino Royale, Goa
- 50K Main Event DAY 1B - Level 1 to Level 3
7.25pm Level 4: Blinds 100/200.
7.20pm Rajpal’s Gamble Has Kim Perplexed
Avinash Rajpal makes a small raise of 200 more from UTG and, with action folded around to Dennis Kim in the cutoff, he makes a huge three-bet to 3275. Rajpal calls to see the flop but as he does Kim holds out a bet of 4000 to indicate he was going to put Rajpal all-in in the dark.
Kim releases the chips as the dealer tables 9♥ 9♣ 4♠ and Rajpal quickly moves his stack in and turns over K♦ 9♦ for trip nines. Kim doesn’t show as the turn J♦ and river 2♥ land. He gives up the hand saying he had Pocket Tens but isn’t happy as his chips go to his opponent.
“How did you call a three-bet with King-Nine?” questions Kim as Rajpal grins and replies “I wanted to gamble”.
7.12pm Aggression Gets the Better of Bagai
Pranav Bagai just doubled up Prabhat Mukherjea after putting his opponent to the test on a flop of K♣ 8♥ K♠. The only problem was that Mukherjea had flopped a set of jacks with J♣ J♦ and easily met his opponent in the pot.
Bagai held just K♠ 5♥ and was reluctant to turn over his cards when Mukherjea showed. Bagai sheepishly turned them over as the dealer tabled 2♣ on the turn and 3♣ on the river to send the double up to Mukherjea but still leave his opponent with a decent stack to play with.
6.55pm Nice Read from Rattonsey
Ramandeep Gujral makes a standard preflop raise to 250 in late position. He gets a call from Sameer Rattonsey on the big blind and Antony Pereira who limped from UTG. Gujral leads out for 550 on the flop of 8♦ 2♠ Q♦ and gets a call from both players. The turn is the 6♣ and, after Rattonsey checks, Pereira bets out 1250. Gujral folds but Rattonsey wants to see a river.
The J♦ lands completing flush straight draws and Rattonsey checks before Pereira makes a bet of 1250. Rattonsey tanks for a long time and finally makes the call. Periera tables Pocket Threes and Rattonsey quickly turns over 10♦ 10♥ for the winning hand. A good read helps Rattonsey win a decent sized pot.
After Kevin Neves limps from UTG+1 and a there’s a raise to 625, Prabhat Mukherjea decides a three-bet is in order from the button while holding A♠ Q♦. Neves then ships for around 2500 before the original raiser folds.
Mukherjea asks how much but when he realises it’s not much more than his raise he makes a comfortable call. Up against the J♥ J♣ of Neves, the window card shoots Mukherjea into the lead as the dealer tables 10♠ 3♠ Q♥. The turn 8♥ adds a few more outs for Neves to a straight but the 5♣ river is as blank as they come and he bows out of the tournament.
6.40pm Level 3: Blinds 75/150
6.30pm Break Time
Players are now on their first 10-minute break of the evening.
6.20pm Bagai has the Biggest Heart
With Q♥ 2♥ 4♥ on the flop of a limped pot, Pranav Bagai calls a bet of 600 from his opponent in position. The J♥ on the turn was the action card and, as the opponent bets out 1000 chips, Bagai makes a quick raise to 2600 and gets a call.
The river is the 3♥, completing a flush on the board. Bagai stares at his opponent and announces ‘all-in’. His opponent tanks for a long time and makes the call for this tournament life. Bagai turns over A♥ 9♠ for the nut flush and his opponent mucks while saying bitterly ‘I had a flush on the flop’.
6.10pm Niranjan Hangs Himself with Huge Call
Niranjan N.S. makes a preflop raise from the hijack position and gets a quick three-bet from Amit Jain in the cutoff. Niranjan makes a huge four-bet and gets an instant shove from Jain. Niranjan makes the call and sees that his 10♦ 10♣ is in bad shape against Jain’s A♥ A♠. With the dealer tabling K♣ 5♦ 6♣ 7♥ 8♣, Niranjan is eliminated from the tournament. A♠ for Amit Jain, he scoops in a pot of 36,000 chips for an early chip lead in the tournament.
6.00pm Naming Names
With 43 players now registered, there are a number of familiar faces in the field again today. Seated are Rahul Byraju, Kishore M, Sangeeth Mohan, Harsha Barve, Jasven Saigal, Pranav Bagai, Ramandeep Singh Gujral, Fredrik Hallen, Sameer Rattonsey and You Hyun “Dennis” Kim, just to name a few. And, with registrations extended, we expect more players to keep slowly shuffling in as the day progresses.
5.45pm Level 2: Blinds 50/100
Niranjan NS raises to 175 from late position and it’s folded around to the Harshad Barve on the big blind who defends with a call. On the flop of J♣ 7♥ 10♦, Barve makes a small c-bet of 200 after the check from Niranjan and receives a quick call.
With the turn of 7♠, Barve makes another bet of 200 chips and is quickly check-raised to 3000, Niranjan looked suspiciously at his opponent but decided to call. The river 6♠ is checked by both players and, on the showdown, Barve turns over 8♠ 9♣ for the jack-high straight and win but looks disappointed for missing a value bet on the river.
5.40pm Albanetti’s Big Slick is Bigger than Sharma’s
Italy’s Francesco Albenetti has clubbed two players out of the tournament. One of them was the early victim of the previous Aces and Kings dust up, who was in the cutoff, while the other was Vipan Sharma. Action began with an early position raise to 150 and Sharma flatting in the lojack with A♦ K♥. The cutoff then moves all in for 650 before Albenetti four-bets to 1800. The initial aggressor folds before Vipan flats yet again.
On a flop of 8♣ 3♣ 6♠, action is checked to Albenetti who bets another 2700. Sharma’s response with ace-high is a shove all in. A quick call signals he’s in trouble and, while Albenetti has the same hand as Sharma, his A♣ K♣ has an added flush draw. It gets there immediately on the 6♣ turn and it’s all over. The river is an A♥ and the cutoff mucks without showing and as Sharma makes his exit.
Albenetti rakes in the pot and his stack moves up to around 21,000.
5.25pm Chabria River Raise and Takedown
Shravan Chabria makes a raise to 125 from UTG and gets a call from the cutoff and the big blind.
All the players check around the flop of 8♣ 10♦ 7♠. The turn is the 6♥, Nitish Gupta on the big blind bets out 250 chips and is quickly called by Chabria while the player in the cutoff folds.
The river is the Q♥. Gupta bets out 450 chips and is quickly raised by Chabria to 1025. Gupta tanks a bit but folds quietly.
We canhardly keep up with all the early action as on the table next to the Bullets and Cowboys crash from the previous hand, we’ve just lost our first player of the tournament. With a flop reading 5♦ 4♠ 4♦, Amil Gulati bets out 1700, Sangeeth Mohan folds and Amit Jain calls.
On the action card turn J♦, Jain is the one to bet for 2500. The response from Gulati is a shove for all his chips and Jain makes the call. When cards are flipped over, Gulati’s K♦ Q♦ is drawing dead against the flopped boat of Jain holding 5♣ 5♠.
We have a new record. It only took six minutes for us to have our first all in and call situation. It began with Finland’s Olli Virkkunen raising from the lojack to 125. His opponent in the small blind re-pops the action to 400. Virkkunen then goes for a four-bet to 975 and the response is a five-bet to 2975. The Fin then shoves for his entire 14,875 stack and gets a call.
With cards on their backs Virkkunen’s A♥ A♠ bullets have the small blind player’s K♣ K♠ outgunned in every way and when the dealer tables 5♦ 2♥ 8♥ Q♦ 7♥ he scores the early double that every player wishes for. His opponent, meanwhile, isn’t quite dead and has just 700 remaining in chips.
5.00pm Shuffle Up and Deal!
Asian Poker Tour Tournament Director Lloyd Fontillas has just announced those hallowed poker words of “shuffle up and deal” and we’re away for Day 1B of the APT Asian Series Goa Main Event! As always, the field today is still slowly making their way to the tournament area so we’ll bring an update on notable players shortly.
4.50pm Countdown to Main Event Day 1B
Tournament organisers have once again delayed the start of today’s play by one hour to compensate for the delayed flights of players getting to Goa due to runway repairs at the airport. Registrations for the Main Event will also stay open until the end of the dinner break to give those players a further chance to join the action.
The man to catch from yesterday’s Day 1A is Varun Vimal on 113,800 in chips. He was the only player to reach six figures in his stack. A field of 64 players sat down for the event and those who busted out will also have a chance to re-enter into today’s play.
We’re now just minutes away from kick-off aboard the floating Casino Royale so get set for more card-slinging action as we settle into Day 1B of the INR 50,000 buy-in APT Asian Series Goa Main Event.
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