Day 3 Completed
Day 3 Completed
|Jean Sami Souleiman||670,000||363,000|
|Haykel Cherif Vidal||572,000||2,000|
|Sergio Rodriguez Sanchez||PokerStars Online Qualifier||513,000||-18,000|
|Ludovic Marguerat||PokerStars Online Qualifier||335,000||33,000|
Seat 1: Josh Prager - 141,000
Seat 2: Zoltan Szabo - 253,000
Seat 3: Haykel Cherif Vidal - 572,000
Seat 4: Marco Leonzio - 1,064,000
Seat 5: Melanie Weisner - 260,000
Seat 6: Salvatore Bonavena - 1,166,000
Seat 7: Jan Bendik - 1,846,000
Seat 8: Denis Kipnis - 912,000
Seat 1: Sergio Rodriguez Sanchez - 513,000
Seat 2: Jean Sami Souleiman - 670,000
Seat 3: Roberto Romanello - 512,000
Seat 4: Roberto Nulli - 605,000
Seat 5: Ion Pavel - 477,000
Seat 6: Andrea Ferrari - 303,000
Seat 7: Richard Toth - 680,000
Seat 8: Emiliano Bono - 371,000
Seat 1: Manuel Bevand - 849,000
Seat 2: Ludovic Marguerat - 335,000
Seat 3: Nikolay Losev - 971,000
Seat 4: Rob Hollink - 529,000
Seat 5: Kevin MacPhee - 2,096,000
Seat 6: Peter Skripka - 1,216,000
Seat 7: Marcin Horecki - 739,000
Leading the final three tables is Kevin MacPhee with a huge 2,096,000 chips, making what looks to be a very convincing bid for a second EPT title. While nearly two days were dominated by Dirk Richter, he failed to make it through another full day, along with 70 others including record-breaking Luca Pagano (who has yet again broken his record for the highest number of EPT cashes), Dermot Blain, Guillaume Darcourt, Matt Affleck and Toby Lewis.
Going through to Day 4 is an unusually tough lineup including Team PokerStars Pro Marcin Horecki (who brought the day to an end with an abrupt double elimination), Salvatore Bonavena, Rob Hollink, Roberto Romanello and of course MacPhee.
A turbulent day, which is about to be rounded off with the PokerStars Christmas party - great news for anyone not still in contention for the title (or any of the side events)!
The tournament will restart tomorrow at 12pm local time when the last three tables will play down to just one.
Last hand of the night, already down to 24 players, Rob Hollink raised to 35,000 under the gun. To his immediate left Helen Prager went all in - and in the small blind, Ion Pavel re-shoved. Roberto Romanello thought about it for a long time but ultimately folded, holding on to his cards so he could show the table at the end of the hand. Hollink folded too, and they were on their backs.
Prager: well ahead with
Flop: absolutely as entertaining as could be, coming down to make Pavel a set and Prager a straight draw
Turn: completing Prager's straight
River: making Pavel quads! Romanello showed the table , by the by.
Thus we will be returning tomorrow with 23 players, and only one Prager. Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to head to the PokerStars party...
It's ALL OVER! The same hand pitted short-stack shover Salvatore Irace vs. medium-stack re-shover Rasmus Nielsen vs. Marcin Horecki in the blind who covered them both. All in preflop, and on their backs!
The rest of the room thought they were joking when the members of that table started letting them know: "Stop! It's all over." But it wasn't quite...
|Haykel Cherif Vidal||570,000||20,000|
|Sergio Rodriguez Sanchez||PokerStars Online Qualifier||531,000||-119,000|
|Jean Sami Souleiman||307,000||17,000|
|Ludovic Marguerat||PokerStars Online Qualifier||302,000||142,000|
Once again Thomas Kremser has been proved right - this whole level came and went and we are not yet done for the day. We've only got two more players to lose, though, so be back in 15 minutes or you'll miss it.
Zoltan Szabo raised from the cutoff and Haykel Cherif Vidal in the small blind went all in. Szabo squinted at him for a few moments and then made the call.
Szabo: well ahead with
Vidal was delighted as he doubled up to around 550,000. Szabo, who's already had a very trying level in attempting to ignore the drunken ranting of tablemate Josh Prager, looked incredibly depressed as he dropped to 230,000.