Hand #126: Kurganov opened the button with for 200,000. Cates in the small blind had and three-bet to 600,000. This forced out Richard Yong in the big blind, and Kurganov folded as well.
Hand #127: Cates opened the button with for 200,000. Colman in the big blind made the call and saw a flop with . on the flop and Colman checked. Cates bet out 200,000 and Colman instantly folded.
Hand #128: Cates opened the cutoff for 200,000 with the and one card that didn't get picked up by the RFID scanner. It was enough, all other players folded and Cates took it down. We'll never know what the other card was, but does it matter?
Hand #129: Cates got a walk in the big blind holding .
Hand #130: Colman opened under the gun with for 200,000. Yong shoved allin for 1,200,000 total from the big blind with . Colman didn't want to invest a million more, and folded.
Hand #131: Kurganov opened under the gun for 200,000 with . Cates on the button had and three-bet to 540,000. Yong folded his small blind, but Colman with in the big blind wasn't so quick to release. He thought about it for some time, and then cold four-bet to 1,180,000.
"His timing is perfect" said commentator Hartigan, "Sick move" added Stapleton. Both players folded. "I don't have enough heart" said Cates with a smile after folding.
Hand #132: Colman completed from the small blind with . Igor Kurganov in the big blind had and made it 320,000. Colman instantly folded, Kurganov took it down.
Hand #125: Daniel Colman raised to 240,000 from the button and Daniel Cates called from the big blind with the . The flop brought two checks, and the turn did the same. Cates bet 220,000 on the river, and Colman released his cards.
Hand #124: Cates opened for 200,000 under the gun with . Lo shoved 1,260,000 from the button with . Kurganov in the big blind had and made the call, Cates folded.
The flop brought a bit for both: . Igor Kurganov hit top pair but Lo flopped the flush draw. The on the turn was a red card, but not a heart. "Kurganov has just one more card to fade" said commentator Joe Stapleton.
Kurganov succeeded in that mission: on the river.
With that final card Rono Lo exited in 5th place for €493,340. The remaining four players are now guaranteed €637,600.
Hand #120: Colman on the button raised it up with . Cates in the big blind had and called. The flop came and Cates checked to Colman. Colman, the chip leader, continuation bet 325,000. Cates made the call.
The fell on the turn and Cates checked again. Colman fired a second bullet, this time 720,000. Cates folded instantly and Colman was up to 6 million just like that.
Hand #121: Rono Lo shoved allin under the gun for 1,240,000 with . Everyone folded and Lo took down the blinds and antes.
Hand #122: Kurganov opened the cutoff with for 200,000. Yong shoved allin for 1,080,000 with . Everyone, including Kurganov, folded and Yong grabbed some new much needed chips.
Hand #123: Colman got a walk in the big blind with .
Hand #113: The first hand after the break it was Igor Kurganov who raised it up to 210,000 with under the gun. He took down the blinds and antes as everyone folded.
Hand #114: The second hand after the break saw Phua shove all in for 1,280,000 under the gun. Action folded to Daniel Colman in the small blind who asked how much it exactly was. He then called and Korganov folded his big blind.
Phua showed and had to battle it out with Colman's . He still had 42% but wouldn't make his hand. The flop improved Colman but Phua did now have a gutshot. The on the turn gave him an extra card to hit, but the on the river wasn't the one he needed.
Paul Phua was eliminated in sixth place, taking home €385,000. The remaining players are now guaranteed €493,340.
Daniel Negreanu plummeted out of the top 10 of the Global Poker Index this week, and Rich and Eric discuss that along with a bit of shakeup in the 2014 GPI Player of the Year race.
The two also offer a little advice for the Fantasy Poker Manager game on Facebook. This week's "buy low" candidate is a very familiar face, and the "sell high" is a favorite of the duo with a very big price tag.
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The European Poker Tour Season 10 Player of the Year race is nearing an end, and as you know players have been accumulating 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 have been 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. As you can see, Ole Schemion is running away with it and is a near lock to lay claim to the title, especially since he just finished seventh in this event.
We'll be bringing you daily updates on the Player of the Year race, so be sure to keep an eye out for those.