GUTSHOT QUALIFIER NICK PERSAUD KO'S REIGNING CHAMP FRAZER - 06/12/2006
The Second heat of the PartyPoker.com European Open III saw reigning champion Ian Frazer back to try and retain his title. He was up against PartyPoker.com German Open runner up Thomas Bihl, Rino Mathis, Andy Miles, Nick Persaud and Nathan Lee.
GUTSHOT QUALIFIER NICK PERSAUD KO'S REIGNING CHAMP FRAZER
Ian Frazer started of conservatively, but it was Nick Persaud who was counting his lucky stars. Going all in with pocket jacks, he was called by Andy Miles who held Ad, Kd. The flop came down Ah, 7h, 6c putting Miles in the lead. the turn saw a 6h, the Gutshot man needed a Jack to stay in, it came on the river and put him up to a $130000 chips and leaving Miles devastated.
Frazer then took out the German Open runner up Thomas Bihl to try and keep his hands on the trophy.
After taking a beat Andy Miles knocked out the man from Switzerland Rino Mathis. His ace high held up against Rino’s 2, Q. This put Andy back up to $75000 chips. His fight back did not last long as Persaud knocked him out 9 hands later.
Nathan lee fought his way up to $341000 chips and looked in control. Frazer was struggling on $107000 and Persaud on $152000.
Lee and Persaud were then all in. Persaud held A, 10 and Lee 10, Q suited. The board came down 9s, 6s, Kd, 3c, 4, Persaud took the pot and took the chip lead at the same time. He now had $314000.
The very next hand it was all over, Frazer held, A, 5 off suit, Lee A, Q off suit and Persaud A, K off suit. The board came down 3c, 7d, 6s, 3s, 9s. Persaud taking the pot and the heat and knocking out Ian Frazer.
He will join Dave Gregory in Semi-Final 1.