Norbert Berent has enjoyed a great rail of support during this EPT Main Event, but it hasn't helped him a bit in the end. He is very unlucky to be walking out of the door.
Hand 1: At The Double
It all started so well for the Polish player, who has already cashed twice since being here in Barcelona. He got all of chips into the middle with and toppled when the board came . That put him up to 1.1m, but in the next crucial hand he was to lose a lot of it.
Hand 2: Disaster on the Turn
Norbert's slide down bust-out mountain begun in the second hand. He was all-in pre-flop, calling it off against Konstantin Puchkov's all-in move for 525,000 with . Berent was in great shape, flipping over and hoping the board paid him off and busted another opponent.
The flop of was safe enough, but the turn of sent Berent out of his chair in disgust. The river helped not a bit.
Hand 3: Flipping Unreal
After Puchkov called an opening bet from another player of 65,000, Berent got his 213,000 stack into the middle with and was called only by Puchkov (again). This time, it was a flip, as Puchkov had been trapping with . The first card out was an ace on the board of with a couple of those ironic nines looking at him again. It's to his credit that Berent, a powerful personality at the table, shook everyone's hand and walked away in quiet anguish. He looked ready to run through the wall itself on the way out.