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2015 WPT Vienna Main Event Day 4: Krastev Leads Tough Final Table

Vladimir Krastev

With Day 5 of the 2015 partypoker World Poker Tour Vienna Main Event currently underway, let's take a look back at Day 3.

At the start of the day, Fedor Holz was the man to catch — topping the remaining 17 players with 909,000 in chips. Holz got as high as 1.2 million early, but that was about the only success he had on Day 3. As the day wore on, he kept slipping, before eventually bowing out in 11th place for €10,650. He was finally done in by Vladimir Krastev and the {A-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}. Holz and his {A-Clubs}{6-Hearts} couldn't come from behind to find the double up he needed to stay alive.

As for Krastev, he had himself a spectacular day on the felt. After starting 14th in chips with 26 big blinds, Krastev worked his way through the pressure-filled Day 3 to end with the chip lead above the final six competitors. He finished Day 3 with 99 big blinds and 2.379 million in chips — well ahead of Konstantinos Nanos' second-place stack of 1.386 million (58 big blinds).

WPT Vienna Final Table

SeatPlayerChipsBig Blinds
1Vladimir Krastev2,379,00099
2Thomas Bichon593,00025
3Konstantinos Nanos1,386,00058
4Andreas Freund521,00022
5Sotirios Koutoupas1,327,00055
6Gaelle Baumann382,00016

Pascal Hartmann was another play to leave Monday's action short of the final table, and he proved to be the final table "bubble boy" after busting in seventh place. Again, it was Krastev who did the deed, and he did so in stunning fashion.

Both Hartmann and Krastev tabled a version of {A-}{K-}. Hartmann was suited with hearts, and Krastev was suited with diamonds. After the {9-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} flop, Krastev improved his position with a flush draw. The dealer made quick work of things by landing the {3-Diamonds} on the turn to give Krastev the winning flush, and the river completed the board with the {J-Clubs}. Hartmann earned €24,500.

Behind Krastev and Nanos on the leaderboard were Sotirios Koutoupas (1.327 million), Thomas Bichon (593,000), Andreas Freund (521,000), and Gaelle Baumann (382,000). Baumann will be the short stack to start the final table, but 16 big blinds isn't totally unmanageable.

All together, this final table boasts over $4.76 million in live tournament earnings combined. Nanos, Koutoupas, Bichon, and Baumann each have over $800,000 in live earnings and are very accomplished players. The stage for a great final table has been set, and you can follow along with the live action by clicking here.

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