Level 4 has ended and it is Talal Shakerchi has reclaimed the chip lead. Igor Kurganov has mounted a charge up the leader board and currently finds himself in second place. The blinds going into Level 5 are 6,000/12,000 with a running ante of 2,000.
The players chip stacks are as below. The +/- figure in brackets is their profit/loss since the end of the last level and the big blind figure is how many they have for the current level.
Talal Shakerchi –693,000 (+134,000) 57.75 big blinds
Igor Kurganov – 468,000 (+218,000) 39 big blinds
Tobias Reinkemeier – 424,000 (-172,000) 35.33 big blinds
Dan Shak –341,000 (+61,000) 28.4 big blinds
Jason Mercier – 293,000 (-12,000) 24.4big blinds
Tony G –181,000 (-60,000) 15 big blinds
Good level for
Igor Kurganov – The Russian chipped up significantly during Level 4 and has put himself in a great position to win big points.
Talal Shakerchi – After reclaiming the chip lead again, we would expect Talal Shakerchi to keep on top of the standings.
Bad level for
Jennifer Tilly – Seventh place was only good for two points and Tilly would have much preferred a deeper run. She played well but the cards just weren’t with her again today.
Hand of the level
The hand that had the biggest repercussions was Jennifer Tilly’s exit hand. Tilly was down to 97,000 at the 4,000/8,000/1,000a level and she open-shoved with . Talal Shakerchi called with and Tilly was a decent favourite to double up.
“There’s a crisp £20 note for you dealer if you give me an ace,” said Tilly as the dealer fanned out the ace-less flop. The turn was no help either and despite pleas for the , the river was the to end Tilly to th rail.
View from the booth
Now the flop’s out of the way that’s good for Jennifer. That’s where he had the biggest juice surge!” – Phil Laak as Jennifer Tilly’s hand stays ahead of Talal Shakerchi’s on the flop.
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