• Winners by : November 1, 2015

    Cream rises to the top. The three players pictured here came together and between them accumulated 5 trophies.Ed Pastol won the Turbo, Ben Cade won the Main Event and the Mega stack whilst Jonathan Abdellatif won the Omaha Event and the High Roller.True champions and a nice bunch of guys. Well played gents....

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  • Heads up lasts one hand! by : November 1, 2015

    Is one hand a record for a WPT Main Event? It looks that way.Ben Cade and Mark Lifman thought they were hooking each other with raise reraise all in. Cade opened, Lifman reraised, Cade came over the top and Lifman moved all in saying ” you know I don’t like messing around, I’m all in.” Cade called and Lifman excitedly turned over AK. Cade showed KK!Nothing of any consequence happened after that other than everyone thinking it was all set ...

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  • Aaron becomes the short stack. by : November 1, 2015

    In a strange twist of fate, long time chip leader Aaron Overton is now the short stack. Not by much, but he does have the least amount of chips as we look at the end of the tournament.And whilst writing this, he got even shorter! At showdown Ben Cade showed two pairs and Aaron mucked but not after he had given up about 500k in chips including 300k to see the two pairs.Cade 2,065,000Lifman 1,310,000Overton 490,000On break. when we return ...

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  • Java goes for Coffee by : November 1, 2015

    Nothing exciting to report at this stage… Some sparring but no moves of any real magnitude.Nipun Java is not allowing players to push him around and is shoving his short stack at any sniff of weakness. This proved to be his undoing as all of his chips are going to Ben Cade. Cade had K K and Java A J. The community cards were all rags and Cade is back whilst Java goes to the cash desk to claim his ...

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  • Cade’s luck turns by : November 1, 2015

    12,000/24,000-4,000 av 1,012,500Lifman asked Java for a count whilst the other two players were in the hand and then teased him by calling him the official short stack… These two players have declared that they are starting to get bored so we may well see some action from them.And action we saw. Cade and Lifman went to teh flop after some strong pre-flop betting. The flop came 6 7 8 all diamonds. Lifman bet out for 140k and was re-raised ...

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  • Cade in the ascendancy by : November 1, 2015

    The four players were pretty even and consequently near the chip average of 1M each after the exit of the last lady but a few hands later, Overton again took the chip lead by taking nearly 300k from Java. Overton completed his flush on the river after turning a straight and flush draw. Java mucked.Cade takes about 150k off Lifman on a rag flop. Lifman alleged that he made a big lay down.A few hands later, Cade takes chips off Overton ...

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  • The Dominated Lady by : November 1, 2015

    Diana Svensk moved all in for her last 350,000 and was called by Nipun Java. She showed the Q 10 and Java the Q A. The community cards didn’t even produce a scare and Diana Svensk ends in 5th place taking home R273,640.We are four handed and the pretty much down and out Java from earlier now has over 1M chips. ...

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  • Lifman bullies Overton and everyone else by : November 1, 2015

    Ben Cade opened with a bet to 45k which Lifman smooth called. Overton came over the top for another 100k. Cade let go and Lifman shoved for another 600k. Overton tanked for a few minutes but eventually let go. The thoughts from the rail was that Overton probably had Jacks or tens but probably no bigger otherwise he would have called and Lifman was probably at A Q or A K.Lifman has now raised three hands in a row with ...

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  • Red Aces everywhere by : November 1, 2015

    The Aces are coming but they aren’t working!In the very first hand after dinner, Java raised from the button and got no action. He showed the two red Aces.A few hands later Diana Svensk and Mark Lifman managed to get all the chips in on a Jack high flop, all hearts. Lifman showed Q J of spades and Svensk the two red Aces again, for an over pair and the nut flush draw cutting out some of Lifman’s outs. The Qd ...

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  • Dinner break by : November 1, 2015

    In the last hand before dinner, Diana could not keep the momentum going and gave some chips up to Nipun Java.The chip counts at dinner:Aaron Overton 1,343,000Ben Cade 901,000Diana Svensk 766,000Nipun Java 589,000mark Lifman 388,000back at 20:40...

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