Before we get to our Fantasy Poker update, let's take a moment to commiserate with one of the blog's most frequently-featured, David Pishvafar.
The German is currently beating himself up after making an early exit to the Main Event, despite the hand bearing all the hallmarks of a cooler.
Pishvafar, who has been a ParadisePoker Tour regular throughout the first three seasons and was our best-placed player on the WSOP trip in 2011, called a pre-flop raise with 33 as the first blind level drew to a close.
Two other players joined him on his dream KK3 flop and after the initial raiser led out, both David and the other villain called to see the 8 drop in the turn. A similar pattern followed, with the aggressor betting the pot to put 8,000 in the middle, though this time only the victim of our tale called.
The river 2 completed a flush on board and when his rival shoved for his remaining stack, David called only to see him roll pocket 8s. A cruel end to the day... but then we are in Greece Mr. Pishvafar. The sun is shining!
UPDATE - After careful consideration, David decided to re-enter the tournament given we're within the first three levels so Fantasy Poker followers breathe again - he lives on!
- Day 1a: 68 at the close
- Screams in the night
- A Xanthopolous falls
- Csecsetka seizes the chip lead
- The final straight
- Pavlos leads the brothers' battle
- Pics for dinner
- Espensen busts before dinner
- Bullets fire Horvath among chip leaders
- First break, first chip count
- FP update: Popular Ronnie
- Early exit (and re-entry) for Pishvafar
- Fantasy Poker door closes... 111 chase €1000
- Prop bets and mankinis
- Season 3 finale - shuffle up and deal!
- The stage is set...
- Fantasy Poker... but for €1000 cash!
- PP blog gets practical
- Party in Paradise
- Thessaloniki schedule announced
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