Updates from day 4, level 20&21 of UKIPT Galway, brought to you by Rick Dacey.
Level 23: blinds 10,000/20,000 (2000)
3.50pm: Lefew is big chip leader
It’s a 15 minute break and the purple 500 chips are being coloured up. We’ve done a chip count which can be found by clicking here and what you’ll see is that American Ben Lefew has taken a big chip lead after felting Cat O’Neill with a flopped set. Marrow is the only other player to break the 1m mark.
4.02pm: Vinny Cosgrove is out in 7th for €13,000
Graydon raises (again!) and Cosgrove shoves all-in from the big blind hoping to get a fold. Graydon calls and shows a dominating A♦ 5♦ to Cosgroves 5♥ 7♦. Once BIGMICKG flops two pair Cosgrove knows its the end of his tournament but €13,000 should soften the blow.
4.17pm: The Internet kids get at it
Graydon raises to 55,000 on the cut-off and is 3-bet by McFadgen on the button to 140,000. Graydon replies by moving all-in for an additional 450,000 on top. McFadgen grimaces, pauses and tosses his hand into the muck. Don’t mess with Big Mick!
Previous to that Ben Lefew check called Parkinson on the flop with a small pocket pair to win a nice pot.
4.26pm: Paul Dooley is out in 6th place for €17,000
Dooley shoves twice on the bounce and is called by Graydon on the second attempt. He tables K♦ 9♥ to Graydon’s pocket Tens and fails to connect with the board. Dooley takes a bow and Graydon stack up another 230,000.
4.45pm: Marrow rips a big pot away from Graydon
Parkinson raises to 45,000 and Marrow calls on the button. Graydon squeezes from the small blind to 155,000 and just Marrow calls. Big Mick leads the 8♦ 3♦ 8♥ flop and Marrow instantly annouces that he’s all-in. Graydon unhappily folds losing some 350,000 in the hand. It’s looking like Marrow has edged ahead with the chip lead.
Level 24: blinds 12,000/24,000 (3000)
5.05pm: Play gets cagey as Marrow and Padraig take a wander
You’d think that when there’s €125,000 on the line you’d want to be in your seat ready to pick up Aces or Kings, not so for Marrow and Parkinson who have both wandered off a couple of times – maybe it’s something to do with all those pints of Guinness!
5.18pm: Marrow makes a) a soul read or b) a crazy pass
Graydon raises to 55,000 under the gun and Marrow calls. Graydon continues his aggression on the K♠ A♦ 6♥ flop and Marrow folds an Ace face up. Is it an incredble pass or an incredulous one? You decide.
5.30pm: Playing every pot
Paul Marrow is getting involved in every pot – and every conversation. Lefew raises to 60k under the gun and is called on the button by Marrow. The American check-folds the A♠ 8♠ 5♦ flop and Marrow shows 8♥ 3♣!
5.39pm: Pocket fours no good for chip leader
Lefew raises on the button to 60,000 and Marrow folds pocket fours face up on the big blind. Lefew looks very confused as to why he wouldn’t call. The Brit limps in the next hand and value bets Graydon for 65,000 on the river with a turned two-pair.
5.53pm: Graydon doubles up through Marrow
Graydon raises under the gun to 60,000 and is called in the big blind by Marrow. Both players check the to the turn 2♠ 10♠ 9♣ K♣. Graydon then bets 110,000 and is called by Marrow. A blank 6♥ comes on the river and Graydon moves all-in after being checked to. Marrow tank calls the 312,000 shove with T3 to Graydon’s AK. Graydon is on around 1 million.
5.56pm: Parkinson and Lefew get it in
Lefew shoves all-in on Parkinson and gets a call. The Irishman has pocket Jack which hold against Lefew’s 7’s. Parkinson is 1.2m.
5.56pm: Weeeeeeee! Lefew wins monster 2.2m pot from Marrow
The hand started calmy enough with Graydon raising under the gun to 60,000 which was called by Lefew on the button and Marrow in the big blind. Marrow led the 5♦ 8♥ 7♦ flop with a small stack of blue 10k chips. Graydon passed but Lefew made it 150,000. Marrow announced all-in and was snap called by Lefew with a set of 7’s. Marrow was drawing really thin with Q♠ 5♠ and had no Christmas present from the turn and river. Marrow has a huge 2.2m chip lead and Marrow is down to 335,000. It’s an unfortunate turn of fortunate for Paul Marrow, but the Brit still has chips and a lot of heart.