Play on the final is underway. We’re in level 23 with blinds at 10,000-20,000 (2,000 ante).
This post contains the latest action from the level, and will also include approximate chip counts throughout play. The official counts, taken at the end of each level, are on the chip count page.
10.15pm: Final hand action
The last hand before the break again yields some action. Nico Behling completes the blind but Joao Barbosa accepts his option and makes it 70,000 more. Behling calls. The flop is 8s-2d-Kd and Barbosa bets 85,000. Behling likes it too and bumps it up to 175,000, but he can’t like it as much as Barbosa, who announces all in. Fold.
That leaves Behling with 376,000 as the players go to a 15 minute break. Barbosa has 1,794,000.
10.05pm: What was that?
A flop of 2s-7h-3h and a bet of 80,000 from Behling. Barbosa thinks for a while and announces a raise. It wasn’t clear by how much because Behling had already folded.
10pm: Grinding away
The very slow progress continues, with Nico Behling taking a series of small pots and Joao Barbosa taking the only notable offering. Behling made it 51,000 pre-flop and Barbosa called. The flop came 5d-5s-6s and Barbosa sprang into action, betting 65,000. Behling called. Barbosa bet 130,000 at the 7s turn and Behling gave it up.
9.48pm: Big pot for Barbosa
On a flop of 7s-8s-6s Barbosa made it 70,000 which Behling called, adding to the pile of yellow chips already in the pot. The turn comes 9c which Barbosa bets at, 165,000 total. A long pause follows but Behling can’t bring himself to call.
9.39pm: A quick all-in
A bet of 50,000 by Behling pre-flop, raised by Barbosa to 140,000. Behling then announced he was all-in. Barbosa got out of the way.
9.32pm: Another swing to Barbosa
In a change from the advertised programme, Behling bets 60K pre-flop rather than the expected 44,000. What’s more it’s called by Barbosa. We have a hand to report. On the flop of Kd-7s-8h Behling checks to Barbosa who makes it 75,000 to go. Behling then raises, two tall towers of yellow chips worth 200,000. Barbosa counters that by moving all-in, forcing a fold from the German.
Barbosa – 1,670,000
Behling – 500,000
9.30pm: Copenhagen anyone?
This heads up is shaping up to be one of those long ones — two in Copenhagen always spring to mind in these moments, when Tim Vance played Soren Jensen on season four and Mads Andersen played Edgar Skjervold in season two. So while we wait for action, here’s a video. It’s Kara Scott’s top five final table tips:
Watch EPT Warsaw 08: Kara Scott Top Tips Final Table on PokerStars.tv
9.12pm: Current chip counts
Nico Behling — 740,000
Joao Barbosa — 1,430,000