2011 PokerStars.com EPT Barcelona

Main Event
Days: 3
Event Info

2011 PokerStars.com EPT Barcelona

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
120,000 / 240,000

Main Event

Day 3 Completed

Put a Bow On Day 3; It's Wrapped

Level 23 : 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
Tomeu Gomila
Tomeu Gomila

Well that was quite a day of poker.

Our returning field for this Day 3 at the PokerStars.com EPT Barcelona was 141 players strong, and it was littered with dangerous players. Fortunately for those still alive, many of the sharks were harpooned over the course of the 7+ levels that we ran through today.

The Team PokerStars family began to dissolve right from the word 'go' as Ivan Demidov and Leo Fernandez were among the very first casualties of the day. Next to fall was the SportStar, tennis legend Boris Becker who was enjoying his first in-the-money finish in an EPT Main Event. It all came crashing down in 97th place, though, and Becker was joined by Benny Spindler, Rino Mathis, and Jan Skampa as those taking home mini-cashes of €8,000.

Vanessa Selbst at times looked like she might take control of this day, but her run came to a big end in the middle of the day. She got her money in good with ace-king and a shot at a huge pot, but Juan Navarrete's ace-jack got there to send her on her way with a small cash. The PokerStars Team continued to thin as Victor Ramdin, Andre Akkari, and Alex Kravchenko were also run out over the course of this brutal day.

When all the shouting was done, there were 24 players left, and it's Matthias De Meulder and Eugene Katchalov left to defend the PokerStars team. They (and the other 21 players) are chasing Tomeu Gomila and his monster stack of 2.547 million puts him a couple hundred thousand chips out in front. Other notables still in the mix include Raul Mestre, Evgeny Zaytsev, Marton Czuczor, and Sigurd Eskeland.

The penultimate day is slated for noon tomorrow, and we'll be back here as they play this thing down to a final table.

Until tomorrow, all that's left is goodnight! Oh, and your Day 4 table draw:

11Andras Kovacs251,000
12Marcos Fernandez1,699,000
13Raul Mestre2,363,000
14Tome Moreira338,000
15Jose Miguel Esteban1,169,000
16Evgeny Zaytsev1,095,000
17Martin Schleich536,000
18Juan Manuel Perez780,000
21Javier Contreras1,156,000
22Benjamin Juhasz663,000
23Marton Czuczor860,000
24Tomeu Gomila2,547,000
25Rumen Nanev397,000
26Eugene Katchalov1,452,000
27Dragan Kostic714,000
28Matthias De Meulder1376000
31Sigurd Andreas Eskeland802,000
32Saar Wilf1,999,000
33Mikel Allende826,000
34Massimilano Martinez1,795,000
35Xavier Carruggi542,000
36Anthony Picault450,000
37Isabel Clemente255,000
38Miikka Anttonen282,000

Tags: Tomeu Gomila

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Player Chips Progress
Tomeu Gomila es
Tomeu Gomila
2,547,000 247,000
Raul Mestre es
Raul Mestre
2,363,000 -317,000
Saar Wilf il
Saar Wilf
1,999,000 319,000
Massimilano Martinez
Massimilano Martinez
1,795,000 1,275,000
Marcos Fernandez es
Marcos Fernandez
1,699,000 499,000
Eugene Katchalov ua
Eugene Katchalov
1,452,000 -93,000
Matthias De Meulder be
Matthias De Meulder
1,376,000 -24,000
Jose Miguel Esteban Nieto
Jose Miguel Esteban Nieto
1,169,000 169,000
Javier Contreras
Javier Contreras
1,156,000 -289,000
Evgeny Zaytsev ru
Evgeny Zaytsev
1,095,000 335,000
Marton Czuczor hu
Marton Czuczor
860,000 -32,000
Mikel Allende
Mikel Allende
826,000 -99,000
Sigurd Andreas Eskeland no
Sigurd Andreas Eskeland
802,000 502,000
Juan Manuel Perez
Juan Manuel Perez
780,000 390,000
Dragan Kostic
Dragan Kostic
714,000 14,000
Benjamin Juhasz hu
Benjamin Juhasz
663,000 313,000
Xavier Carruggi
Xavier Carruggi
542,000 372,000
Martin Schleich de
Martin Schleich
536,000 -214,000
Anthony Picault
Anthony Picault
450,000 60,000
Rumen Nanev bg
Rumen Nanev
397,000 177,000
Tome Moreira pt
Tome Moreira
338,000 -17,000
Miikka Anttonen fi
Miikka Anttonen
282,000 -8,000
Isabel Baltazar fr
Isabel Baltazar
255,000 30,000
Andras Kovacs hu
Andras Kovacs
251,000 51,000

Magan Tier Closes Out the Day with a 25th-Place Finish

Quickly after the double up by Dragan Kostic, there was another all in just a few feet over. When the crowd moved from one table to swarm the other, it was witnessed that Miguel Magan Tier was all in preflop with the {8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} versus the {9-Spades}{9-Hearts} of Massimilano Martinez. Magan Tier was the player at risk in the hand.

The flop came down {K-Spades}{K-Clubs}{9-Clubs} and quickly silenced all hopes of a double up as Martinez smashed a full house. The turn was the {6-Spades} and the river the {3-Clubs} to complete the board.

Magan Tier was all out of chips in 25th place and the clock was quickly paused with 36 minutes left in Level 23. With the day now over and the players bagging and tagging, we'll have a complete end-of-day recap coming for you shortly.

Player Chips Progress
Miguel Magan Tier
Miguel Magan Tier

Tags: Massimilano MartinezMiguel Magan Tier

Kostic Doubles

Level 23 : 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

From under the gun, Sigurd Eskeland raised to 46,000. Play folded around to Dragan Kostic in the big blind and he moved all in for 343,000. Eskeland made the call.

Eskeland: {J-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}
Kostic: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}

The flop, turn and river ran out {A-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} to give Kostic the double up.

Tags: Dragan KosticSigurd Eskeland

Get Yer Double-Ups!

Level 23 : 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

A pair of eleventh-hour double-ups here.

First, Juan Manuel Perez Cornejo got all in for 368,000 preflop holding {K-Spades} {K-Diamonds}, and Raul Mestre called him down with the inferior {3-Spades} {3-Diamonds} (but the far superior chip stack). The board came {J-Diamonds} {8-Spades} {7-Hearts} {A-Spades} {6-Hearts}, and Cornejo found his double. Don't worry too much about Mestre for now; he's still got 2.375 million.

Moments later at another table, Rumen Nanev once again got himself all in, this time for 191,000 with the ol' {J-Diamonds} {2-Hearts}. He was the first into the pot, shoving from the small blind, and big blind Xavier Carruggi made the quick call with {K-Hearts} {Q-Spades}. Nanev would find salvation again as the board ran {7-Diamonds} {3-Spades} {2-Diamonds} {5-Spades} {7-Spades}.

We're not going anywhere just yet.

Tags: Raul MestreJuan Manuel Perez Cornejo

A Triple For Nanev

Well, Rumen Nanev has taken the first step toward getting back in this thing. First into the pot, he shoved for 64,000, and he was called in two places. The board would end up running {10-Clubs} {K-Clubs} {Q-Hearts} {8-Spades} {K-Spades}, and the two live players checked it down.

At showdown, Nanev flipped up his {Q-Diamonds} {J-Diamonds}, and both the other two sets of cards quickly hit the muck. He's still quite short, but Nanev has managed to stave off elimination for now, climbing back to 220,000.

Player Chips Progress
Rumen Nanev bg
Rumen Nanev
220,000 150,000

Tags: Rumen Nanev

Katchalov's Krazy Eights

Eugene Katchalov
Eugene Katchalov

First into the pot from middle position, Eugene Katchalov raised to 45,000, and Rumen Nanev three-bet to 140,000 on the button. When it folded back to Katchalov, he'd spend a couple minutes soaking in the tank before announcing an all in for 748,000. Nanev needed some tank time of his own, considering the call for nearly all his own chips. Finally, he mustered the gumption and committed the chips to the pot. Katchalov was at risk, and the news was not good.

Katchalov: {8-Clubs} {8-Spades}
Nanev: {10-Diamonds} {10-Hearts}

Katchalov barely reacted as the dealer dropped a {K-Diamonds} {8-Diamonds} {7-Clubs} flop on board, giving him the come-from-behind set and putting him two cards from a big double. The turn {5-Clubs} was a blank for Nanev, now needing to catch one of his own two-outers for the knockout. The river was the {5-Spades}, though, and it's Katchalov who will drag this pot. Finally, he reacted with just a small shake of his head, the dealer counting out his double to move him all the way up to 1.545 million.

For Nanev, it's a crippling blow. He's left with just 70,000 now.

Player Chips Progress
Eugene Katchalov ua
Eugene Katchalov
1,545,000 1,030,000
Rumen Nanev bg
Rumen Nanev
70,000 -875,000

Tags: Rumen NanevEugene Katchalov

Romero Finds the Winning Angle to a Two Million Stack

Level 23 : 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Bartolome Gomila Romero is up to around 2.3 million chips after he knocked out Jose Angel Latorre Marina and Simon Charette in one hand, but his victory was blighted by an angle shoot.

The action folded to Romero on the button and he put in a raise to 46,000 before Marina snap shoved for 602,000 from the small blind. The action was now on Charette and he asked for a count of the all-in. The dealer gave him a count and he had very little time to think before Romero called the clock on him. Floor man JP was in attendance and ruled against the clock calling and was given praise for his ruling by Matthias De Meulder.

This seemed to affect the tired looking Charrette and very soon after he re-shoved for around 680,000 and Romero was in waiting to make an instant call.

Romero: {k-Spades}{k-Hearts}
Marina: {k-Diamonds}{q-Spades}
Charette: {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs}

The board ran {4-Spades}{j-Hearts}{a-Spades}{4-Clubs}{3-Spades} to hand the monster pot to the Spaniard who was now being mobbed by his supporters. Charette was saying it felt like a set-up due to the way his two opponents had been playing all day, and he still had the class to say, "Nice hand" to Romero.

Tags: Bartolome Gomila RomeroJose Angel Latorre MarinaSimon Charette

Kursevich Down and Out to Mestre

Vadzim Kursevich raised to 47,000 from under the gun before Raul Mestre three-bet to 110,000 from the next seat. Action folded around the table and fell back on Kursevich. He reraised all in for about 300,000 and Mestre called.

Kursevich: {A-Hearts}{J-Hearts}
Mestre: {10-Clubs}{10-Hearts}

The board ran out {K-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs} to eliminate Kursevich and send Mestre's stack up to 2.68 million in chips.

Player Chips Progress
Raul Mestre es
Raul Mestre
2,680,000 580,000
Vadzim Kursevich by
Vadzim Kursevich

Tags: Vadzim KursevichRaul Mestre