Team PokerStars Pro Katja Thater has busted out of the PokerStars.com EPT San Remo. She got her stack of 5,000 all-in with pocket tens, but didn’t count on running into pocket kings. With a king on the flop, and another player admitting that he folded a ten it was all over for Katja.
PokerStars qualifier Brandon Schaefer did his tournament chances no harm in a pot that took him past 20k. There was already a sizeable pot with the board reading J-3-A-T-4 with three diamonds, when Brandon re-raised a bet. He got the call, showed K-Q of diamonds, and took the pot.
Whilst things have not gone so well for Katja the remaining Team PokerStars players strive on. Raymond Rahme has boosted his stack from 6k to over 11k whilst Dario slowly increases his stack which now measures 18k.
At the other end of the hall, past PokerStars Passport winner Dustin Mele on 16,500 is Luca Pagano, working on catching the chip leader Isaac Baron reportedly up to 60k. Luca has close to 50k though, not far behind and way ahead of most. So much for having other things on his mind.
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