Live Ticker: PokerStars.com EPT High Roller Event

    • RobbieV
      RobbieV
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      Hi everyone,

      In this thread you will be able to follow Team PokerStrategy.com players and other PokerStrategy.com members live during the entire Main Event. Updates will directly be placed in this thread, along with pictures and video interview.

      We will start posting the first updates Sunday at 12:30. Hope to see you all there.
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    • EliasVeritas
      EliasVeritas
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      Hey guys!

      Guess what, Two days ago Robbie torn, twisted or sprained his ankle playing football. I don't know the exact term really but something very painful for sure.

      Because of that he won't come to London for at least one week which means I'm on my own until further notice.

      Since Barcelona was only a try out for me I didn't really feel the need to introduce myself. My name is Elias (yes that's actually my firstname, no my last name is not Veritas), I'm 20 years old and I live in Belgium. I think that's about enough. Oh yeah I also play poker online, NLHE/PLO up to $100.

      I want to thank you guys for all the support and replies we got in Barcelona, that really makes the job a lot more fun and I hope you guys continue to be interactive since I will probably be pretty lonely without Robbie helping me out.

      I'm leaving to London in 10 minutes. Travelling with eurostar since that actually gets me there faster than an airplance (considering the time you spend on the airport). See you guys there.

    • EagleStar88
      EagleStar88
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      Joined: 06.10.2008 Posts: 7,359
      Looking forward to this again, going to be great.

      Thanks in advance Elias, we all really appreciate your coverage, it's almost like being there ourselves, have fun :P

      Oh and best regards to Robbie too, hope his ankle isn't too serious.

      Best regards,


      Bart
    • CoreySteel
      CoreySteel
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      Can't wait guys!
    • Renmerb
      Renmerb
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      Joined: 26.06.2009 Posts: 152
      Good luck to all of the Poker Strategy Team and Members!!

      Will be keeping a keen eye on the event, hoping one day to play there myself!
    • EliasVeritas
      EliasVeritas
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      Sup guys? I've arrived!

      This is the second time I'm in London and I really like the city.
      The subway/underground system is really cool.
      It will basically get you everywhere you need to go.
      Everything else is also really organised here.
      I think I'll find everything I need.

      When you're on foot, green light means it's safe to cross the road, and red light
      means you can still pass the street but you will need to dodge the cars.
      This is a little bit different than Barcelona where red light meant, crossing the street is suicidal,
      and green light meant you could get to the other side alive but if a driver sees you, he will try to run you over.

      The street where I'm staying is full of foreigner stuff.
      Lots of Halal, little night shops and 1 pound "everything for everyone" stores.
      I had shoarma for dinner, seemed like the right choice.

      After that I went to bed, at 8 PM. I really would have preferred doing some fun stuff.
      Truth is I was kinda tired and I've been feeling a little sick the past few days.
      Really don't need things to get worse so I should take it easy right now.

      And ten I woke up in the middle of the night.
      Gonna watch another episode from The Wire now (I'm in love with the show).
      See you guys tomorrow for the first day of the WSOPE Main Event!

      Oh btw, the weather is really nice here. I hope it stays that way.
    • Yoghi
      Yoghi
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      Joined: 10.09.2007 Posts: 14,387
      See you in 2 days :)
    • kingdippy2008
      kingdippy2008
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      Wow Elias you summed up London really well xD

      Good luck to Team PokerStrategy and and PokerStrategy members! And thanks for the coverage Elias!

      -Jack
    • EliasVeritas
      EliasVeritas
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      Arrived at the casino. Action will start in half an hour.
    • vhallee
      vhallee
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      Gogo Elias power! :heart:
    • PokerRoad
      PokerRoad
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      Joined: 21.07.2009 Posts: 143
      Backed Jason Mercier @ 125/1 to win the event ... Go on snoopy!!! get in there my son!!!! nice roll boost if he can ship it.

      Also have 'Elky' @ 66/1 he's out today .......get it get it get it...
    • EliasVeritas
      EliasVeritas
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      Originally posted by PokerRoad

      Also have 'Elky' @ 66/1 he's out today .......get it get it get it...
      LoL, I'll try to follow him as good as I can then.


      Action will start any time. Found some of our players. Pokernoob and Trader will be playing at the same table. Pokernoob has position.

      Also many, many famous faces. Good thing camera battery is fully charged!
    • EliasVeritas
      EliasVeritas
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      Only 3 more people sitting at Pokernoob & Trader their table. Last years winner John Juanda, Scotty Nguyen and Another Asian Full Tilt Pro, I think it's David Chiu. Sick table imo! They are sitting at a semi featured table.

      Another interesting fact, the press room is seperated from the pokertables by some black curtains, and their table is right next to where I'm sitting.

      So I'm sitting here, typing and listening to: "yeah baby, take it down baby, scotty baby, hehehehe (you know the scotty laugh right)"

      Also found Allanon and Nazgul and some others as well. Gonna upload some pictures now.
    • EliasVeritas
      EliasVeritas
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      Trader...



      ... sitting next to John Juanda



      The famous pokernoob and some guy drinking water



      Very important table



      Allanon



      Nazgul
      Tables aren't as press friendly as in Barcelona and there was water standing everywhere.
      I'll try to get a better shot than this though.



      Annete Obrestad and Daniel Negreanu at the featured table



      Psychobenny



      Dennis Philips and Jennifer Harman
    • EliasVeritas
      EliasVeritas
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      "Baby" counter is at least over 30 right now. Hope this doesn't get Pokernoob or Trader on tilt.
    • EliasVeritas
      EliasVeritas
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      Just had a talk with Pokernoob, the table just got a bit sicker!
      The other Asian guy is Eric Liu by the way.

      Anyway they are now also joined by Team PokerStars Pro William Thorson and
      Yevgeniy "Jovial Gent" Timoshenko, who just won MCOOP Main Event and took home $1,715,200.

      There is one more player, wearing a bet365 logo. I'm not sure but I think I know him from the Black Member party in Hamburg.

      But anyway, sick table!

      Pokernoob also told me Trader already won a pot in a very weird hand.
      He opened and William Thorson 3bet. Thorson is sitting on Trader's left so unless Trader was on the button he was OOP.
      Anyway Trader did not give up and decided to do a little 4betting. Thorson called. Flop was 97x with a flushdraw.
      Trader bets, gets called.
      Turn trader bets, gets called.
      River completes almost every draw.
      Trader checks and Thorson checks behind.

      Trader shows AKo for Ahi and Thorson mucks his hand. Pokernoob just couldn't figure out what Thorson might have had there. He guessed the pot must've been over 20k.
    • PokerRoad
      PokerRoad
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      Great Job man keep it up ;)
    • Yoghi
      Yoghi
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      Jesper Hougaard?

      That would be really sick
    • EliasVeritas
      EliasVeritas
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      Originally posted by Yoghi
      Jesper Hougaard?

      That would be really sick
      It's him!

    • EliasVeritas
      EliasVeritas
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      This is what I saw when I arrived at the table. So I moved a bit closer and was relieved to see there was still a chipstack at pokernoob's seat.



      That's better!



      Trader is surrounded by pro's



      That's a better shot from Nazgul!



      Guess who else is on the Featured Table