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Kent Lundmark Doubles Up And Eliminates Paul Ribaud

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Kent Lundmark
Kent Lundmark

Former EPT Champion Kent Lundmark has just received a nice early Christmas present from Paul Ribaud. In fact Ribaud was so eager to hand his presents to Lundmark he didn't even wrap them. 20,000 chips - thank you very much!

Lundmark opened under-the-gun to 325 and Ribaud made it 1,350 two seats to his left. A third player called on the button before the action fell back to Lundmark who four-bet to 4,425. Paul Ribaud moved all-in, the player on the button took a side-step and Lundmark made the call.

Lundmark{A-Spades} {K-Spades}
Ribaud{A-Spades} {10-Diamonds}

Ribaud moved into an unlikely lead when the dealer gave us the flop of {10-Clubs} {5-Hearts} {3-Diamonds}, but the turn and river came to the rescue of our previous champion. The {J-Diamonds} and {Q-Clubs} giving Lundmark a straight and he was up to around 50,000 in chips. Ribaud was a goner.

Kent Lundmark se
Kent Lundmark
se 50,000 20,000
Paul Ribaud
Paul Ribaud
Ausgeschieden

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Karr Is All-In!

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McLean Karr moving all-in
McLean Karr moving all-in

McLean Karr has already moved his chips into the middle of the table, as early as level one. Here is how the hand went down:

Karr raised to 225 in early position and the player seated on the button three-bet to 675. The small blind folded and the big blind cold-called before the action returned to Karr. Karr took his time before four-betting to 2,175 and both opponents quickly called. The dealer placed {9-Diamonds} {4-Hearts} {2-Diamonds} right next to the 6,575 in the pot and the big blind checked to Karr who bet 4,875. All eyes moved onto the player on the button and he raised to 12,000. The big blind folded his hand and Karr placed his remaining chips into one huge tower and moved them across the line. The player on the button went into the tank and when he came out he decided to fold his hand.

A great start for McLean.

McLean Karr us
McLean Karr
us 46,400 16,400

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Start the Karr

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A flop of {10-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} was checked to Mclean Karr who fired out 525 and was called by the button before Elias Brussianos, who had checked the flop from the big blind, now raised to 1,300. Karr made the call and the button folded leaving us with two players to the {K-Hearts} turn. Brussianos thought long and hard before checking once more and Karr continued on with a bet of 2,275 - it was all too much for Brussianos who elected to fold handing the pot over to his compatriot.

Vamplew Loses His First Pot

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The first player to act in the hand limped from under the gun before David Vamplew raised a few seats to his left. The price was 300 and only the limper paid it, and the two of them shared a flop of {J-Spades} {8-Clubs} {3-Clubs} which they both checked. The turn was the {8-Diamonds} and the under the gun limper bet 300 and Vamplew called. The final card to be shown was the {9-Diamonds} and both players checked. The player under the gun showed {J-Diamonds} {10-Diamonds} and Vamplew mucked his cards unseen.

Tags: David Vamplew

The Early Birds

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The title is not referring to the female attendees at EPT Loutraki because at the moment there are none. Instead we are referring to the superstars of world poker who have turned up on time to play in level one.

Here is a list that includes four former EPT champions: Kent Lundmark, Roberto Romanello, Rupert Elder and David Vamplew.

Casey Kastle si
Casey Kastle
si 30,000
Rupert Elder gb
Rupert Elder
gb 30,000
Andrew Teng gb
Andrew Teng
gb 30,000
Kenny Hallaert be
Kenny Hallaert
be 30,000
Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
ie 30,000
Roberto Romanello gb
Roberto Romanello
gb 30,000
Dominik NItsche de
Dominik NItsche
de 30,000
Konstantinos Nanos gr
Konstantinos Nanos
gr 30,000
Paul Ribaud
Paul Ribaud
30,000
Paul Berende nl
Paul Berende
nl 30,000
Fernando Brito pt
Fernando Brito
pt 30,000
David Vamplew gb
David Vamplew
gb 30,000
McLean Karr us
McLean Karr
us 30,000
Pierre Neuville be
Pierre Neuville
be 30,000
Richard Toth hu
Richard Toth
hu 30,000
Shander de Vries nl
Shander de Vries
nl 30,000
Kent Lundmark se
Kent Lundmark
se 30,000
Shannon Shorr us
Shannon Shorr
us 30,000

Tags: David VamplewKent LundmarkRoberto RomanelloRupert Elder

And Off We Go!

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Seven levels planned for today which means we should be finished by around 8pm.

Level:
1
Blinds:
50/100
Ante:
0

Slight Delay

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There's a slight delay to start here in Loutraki, but we're expecting there to be 7-8 levels in total today and there will be no dinner break planned.

Welcome to Day 1a of EPT Loutraki

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Did you know that Greece has more than 2,000 islands? Did you know that over 40% of the population of Greece live in the capital Athens? Did you know that Greece enjoys 250 days of sunshine? Did you know that Greece is the leading producer of sea sponges?

We can forgive you for not knowing these facts because we have never tread on the stones of this great country. But it's time to slide your Greek travel guide out of your book case and blow the dust of the cover, because we are here, the European Poker Tour has finally arrived!

In a little over two hours time the €4,400 Main Event will commence at the Club Hotel Casino Loutraki, the first-ever EPT stop in Greece. If you have not managed to fly out here then shame on you. Instead you will have to settle for the very best live reporting coverage in the universe. The event starts at 12:00 (CET) so make sure that you are here as Pokernews brings you full coverage of the inaugural Greek event.

Did you know that Feta, which is made from goat’s milk, is the Greece’s national cheese. It dates back to the Homeric ages, and the average per-capita consumption of feta cheese in Greece is the highest in the world?

We doubt it....

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