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€5,300 EPT San Remo Main Event
€5,300 EPT San Remo Main Event
Day 4 Completed

Day 4 Ends: Can Anyone Slay the Dragan?

Will Dragan Galic be drinking coffee tomorrow? Coffee is for closers.
Will Dragan Galic be drinking coffee tomorrow? Coffee is for closers.
With the elimination of Pierre Neuville in 9th place, Day 4 of the 2009 European Poker Tour San Remo Main Event has come to a conclusion. It was another banner day for Dragan Galic. He tripled the number of shirts he wore versus the number of shirts each of his competitors wore while doubling his chip stack to a tournament-leading 3.098 million. By ending the day atop the leaderboard for the fourth day in a row, the giant Croatian has shown the world that he's not just a one-hit wonder.

Tomorrow, Galic will try to complete a wire-to-wire feat that we don't ever recall seeing in an EPT event and haven't witnessed anywhere else in recent memory. Yet if there's one knock on Galic, it's that he's no Mariano Rivera -- he can't close. Despite making thirteen final tables in the last two years, Galic will be going for his very first live-tournament win against six second-place finishes and two thirds.

The players that will be trying to slay the Dragan at the final table tomorrow are:

Seat 1: Kalle Niemi (641,000)
Seat 2: William Reynolds (2,531,000)
Seat 3: Alex Fitzgerald (721,000)
Seat 4: Danilo D'Ettoris (686,000)
Seat 5: Gustav Sundell (2,625,000)
Seat 6: Constant Rijkenberg (932,000)
Seat 7: Dragan Galic (3,098,000)
Seat 8: Ovidiu Balaj (625,000)

Play kicks off at 2pm local time. Join us for the conclusion of one of the largest EPT tournaments ever to see who takes home the EUR 1.5 million first-place prize!

Pierre Neuville Eliminated in 9th Place (€78,800)

Neuville - old news
Neuville - old news
Pierre Neuville, down to a mere four and a half big blinds, pushed his meager 182,000 into the middle. To his left, Gustav Sundell reraised to 400,000 and it was the beginning of the end for Neuville. And, indeed, Day 4 of this EPT.

Neuville: {K-Clubs} {10-Spades}
Sundell: {Q-Clubs} {Q-Spades}

Board: {J-Diamonds} {2-Clubs} {A-Hearts} {6-Spades} {10-Diamonds}

Ladies and gentlemen, we have our official final table.

Tags: Gustav SundellPierre Neuville

Galic Doesn't Wait

Sometimes you know when you're beat. Dragan Galic and Gustav Sundell played a raised pot that was checked all the way to the river. With the board showing {6-Spades} {10-Clubs} {2-Hearts} {4-Clubs} {J-Spades}, Galic announced a bet of 100,000 that Sundell immediately called. Galic didn't even bother to put the chips in the pot -- he just passed them directly to Sundell as he opened a stone bluff, {7-?} {8-?}. Sundell showed {3-?} {3-?} to claim the rest of the pot.

Tags: Dragan GalicGustav Sundell


Make That Four

Reynolds raised it up again, and nobody fancied taking him on.

Three in a Row for Reynolds

William Reynolds has stepped up the aggression a few notches in the last few minutes. He reraised Constant Rijkenberg from 77,000 to 217,000 to take down a pot preflop; he reraised Ovi Balaj from 90,000 to 237,000 to take down another pot, and then he won a third in a row with a single preflop raise to 72,000.

Tags: William Reynolds