Just a few minutes remain to see out Day 1a but still bursting with energy is Maximos Pertsinidis after he trebled his stack with Aces in the final few hands.
The boisterous Greek as been one of the more vocal characters in the room all day and even the eight-hour stretch has failed to dull his mood.
On this occasion his screams were in delight after limping utg with pocket rockets and seeing a raise and all-in before it was next his turn to act.
Pertsinidis moved his chips into the centre and the pre-flop raiser also called, showing QQ to better the AQ of Paraskevas Pentagiotis.
The board ran - accompanied by full commentary from Pertsinidis - 776-6-4 and prompted further scenes of celebration from the loudest man in the room!
- 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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