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2011 World Poker Tour Amneville Day 4: Baumstein Maintains Lead into Final Table

Scott Baumstein

The 2011 World Poker Tour Amneville has reached the final table after Day 4's action on Saturday. There are six players remaining and leading the way is start-of-the-day chip leader Scott Baumstein. He'll take 3.91 million in chips into the final table, good enough for nearly 1.3 million more than his closest competitor.

When the day began, 19 players returned to the felt. Ovidiu Balaj was the first player to exit and he was followed out the door by Nicolas Dervaux. Notables Jean-Philipe Rohr fell in 15th place and Arnaud Mattern in 14th. Both Rohr and Mattern were eliminated on the same hand.

According to the WPT Live Update Team, in Level 20, with the blinds at 5,000/10,000/1,000, Adrien Allain raised to 22,000 from the button. Mattern three-bet to 66,000 from the small blind, and Rohr four-bet jammed for 151,000 from the big blind. Allain called and Mattern also called.

The flop came down {10-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{2-Hearts} and Rohr was all-in awaiting his fate. Mattern led with a bet of 80,000 and Allain moved all-in. Mattern snap-called and tabled top set with {10-Hearts}{10-Spades}. Allain held {A-Hearts}{A-Spades} and Rohr, who was all-in preflop, held {J-Hearts}{J-Spades}.

Mattern had gone from worst to first, but quickly fell behind again when the {A-Clubs} landed on the turn to give Allain the best hand. The river landed with the {6-Clubs} and Allain's trip aces were the winner. He had the most chips in the hand to eliminate both of his opponents.

Another notable player who everyone had their eyes on was 2010 World Series of Poker November Niner Joseph Cheong. Cheong began the day fourth in chips, but fell in 13th place. His {A-}{K-} failed to get there against Tony Blanchandin's pocket tens after all of the money went in preflop.

The official final table for WPT Amneville was set after Anders Bisgaard fell in seventh place during Level 24. With the blinds at 12,000/24,000/4,000, Allain made it 50,000 to go and Thibaud Guenegou called from the small blind. Bisgaard reraised all-in from the big blind and Allain quickly called. Guenegou folded and showed that he was laying down pocket nines. Allain held pocket aces again and Bisgaard pocket jacks. The board of {Q-Hearts}{Q-Spades}{10-Clubs}{A-Spades}{4-Clubs} was no help to Bisgaard and he was eliminated.

Final Table Chip Counts

1Scott Baumstein3,910,000
2Adrien Allain2,675,000
3Jordane Ouin1,915,000
4Thibaud Guenegou1,500,000
5Arnaud Trouer1,005,000
6Michel Konieczny295,000

The final table will commence at 1500 CET (0600 PDT). Each of the final six players has locked up $65,618 and first place is worth $452,816. Be sure to return to PokerNews for the final table recap.

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