2011 PokerStars.it EPT San Remo

Main Event
Day: 4
Event Info

2011 PokerStars.it EPT San Remo

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
80,000 / 160,000

Main Event

Day 4 Completed

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts

Player Chips Progress
Chris McClung ca
Chris McClung
3,148,000 -502,000
Daniel Neilson au
Daniel Neilson
2,011,000 581,000
Mustapha Kanit it
Mustapha Kanit
1,761,000 431,000
Winamax Team Pro
Alessio Isaia it
Alessio Isaia
1,524,000 -716,000
Kevin MacPhee us
Kevin MacPhee
1,441,000 421,000
Barny Boatman gb
Barny Boatman
1,257,000 37,000
Johnny Lodden no
Johnny Lodden
1,227,000 39,000
Jan Bendik sk
Jan Bendik
1,211,000 -89,000
EPT 1X Winner
Andrey Pateychuk ru
Andrey Pateychuk
1,200,000 490,000
EPT 1X Winner
Dimitar Danchev bg
Dimitar Danchev
1,196,000 71,000
EPT 1X Winner
Gianluca Cedolia ca
Gianluca Cedolia
1,084,000 593,000
Andreas Samuelsson se
Andreas Samuelsson
1,070,000 485,000
Yorane Kerignard fr
Yorane Kerignard
1,018,000 332,000
Lex Veldhuis nl
Lex Veldhuis
877,000 18,000
Cristiano Guerra it
Cristiano Guerra
824,000 501,000
Angelo Tarallo it
Angelo Tarallo
798,000 -92,000
Jon Spinks gb
Jon Spinks
788,000 188,000
Rocco Palumbo it
Rocco Palumbo
594,000 364,000
Patrick Gastaldi
Patrick Gastaldi
539,000 159,000
Joni Mattila fi
Joni Mattila
470,000 -147,000
Elio Fox us
Elio Fox
377,000 -123,000
Mike McDonald ca
Mike McDonald
292,000 -316,000
EPT 1X Winner
Daniele Vesco it
Daniele Vesco
248,000 -82,000
Eli Bohbot
Eli Bohbot
186,000 -4,000

McClung Goes Wire to Wire on a Short Day 4

Level 23 : 10,000/20,000, 3,000 ante
Chris McClung
Chris McClung

Day 4 was another short one at the PokerStars.it EPT San Remo and it took less than seven hours to shrink the field from 64 players down to 24. Canada's Chris McClung came into the day atop the pack, and his lead only ballooned over the course of the four levels. At the end of the night, he's got an impressive 3,148,000 chips in his bag, and that's good enough to give him more than 150 big blinds and about a million-chip lead over his nearest challenger heading into the penultimate day.

Joseph Cheong was within striking distance to start play, and he enjoyed a good increase over the first few levels. Very late in the day, though, Cheong's chips were absorbed by McClung in a huge crusher of a pot. Before the flop, the chip leader had three-bet to 104,000 behind a Mustapha Kanit raise, and Cheong made a cold four-bet to 220,000 total. That folded Kanit, but McClung went ahead and shoved it all in, about a million effective. The call came instantly, and he snapped over his {K-Diamonds} {K-Clubs}. Not only was he in the lead, but he'd caught McClung with a very weak hand, just {Q-Hearts} {7-Hearts}. The dealer provided the kiss of death for Cheong, though, running out a {J-Hearts} {4-Hearts} {2-Clubs} {K-Hearts} {9-Spades} board to seal his demise during the last level of the night.

Joining Cheong on the rail were two of the four Team PokerStars Pros who'd survived until Day 4. Vanessa Selbst was the first to fall, unable to get much going with her middling stack. She ended up shoving with {A-Clubs} {K-Clubs} on queen-high board, and Alessio Isaia's {Q-Hearts} {J-Hearts} had turned two pair to usher one of the last remaining ladies out the door. Shortly thereafter, John Duthie -- the founder and creator of the EPT -- was eliminated with {A-Spades} {6-Spades}. He was short when he shoved, and Christopher Williamsson found {A-Hearts} {K-Spades} to tally the knockout on a {8-Clubs} {4-Clubs} {2-Diamonds} {J-Hearts} {J-Diamonds} board.

That leaves Lex Veldhuis and Johnny Lodden to carry the torch for the Team, and both of them had productive sessions on the felt, and their advance came despite the fact that they were seated next to each other for the bulk of the day. Lodden managed to double with kings against Cheong's ace-king around dinner time, and he bagged up 1,227,000 to end the day. On his left, Veldhuis seemed to be pacing himself against an active table, and after not much chip movement, he finished with 877,000 in his bag.

Other notables still in the mix include Barny Boatman, Kevin MacPhee, Mike McDonald, Alessio Isaia, and the new WSOPE Main Event champion, Elio Fox. They'll return to the Casino di San Remo at 14:00 CET on Wedesday for the playdown day.

Next stop: Final Table.

Tags: Chris McClung

Day 5 Table and Seat Draw

Level 23 : 10,000/20,000, 3,000 ante
11Eli Bohbot186,000
12Andreas Samuelsson1,070,000
13Joni Mattila470,000
14Johnny Lodden1,227,000
15Chris McClung3,148,000
16Angelo Tarallo798,000
17Alessio Isaia1,524,000
18Rocco Palumbo594,000
21Jan Bendik1,211,000
22Daniel Neilson2,011,000
23Daniele Vesco248,000
24Jon Spinks788,000
25Cristiano Guerra824,000
26Lex Veldhuis877,000
27Gianluca Cedolia1,084,000
28Kevin MacPhee1,441,000
31Andrey Pateychuk1,200,000
32Barny Boatman1,257,000
33Dimitar Danchev1,196,000
34Patrick Gastaldi539,000
35Mike McDonald292,000
36Yorane Kerignard1,018,000
37Elio Fox377,000
38Mustapha Kanit1,761,000

Drobyna Out in 25th; Time to Bag and Tag

Jon Spinks sent Richard Loth out on 26th and he just sent Denys Drobyna out in 25th with similar action.

Action folded to Spinks on the button and he open-shipped. Drobyna was the only blind in the big blind and made the call with {A-}{6-} for his last 180,000 or so. Spinks held {Q-}{10-}. A queen flopped straight away and that's all Spinks needed to win the hand and eliminate Drobyna in 25th place.

Player Chips Progress
Denys Drobyna ua
Denys Drobyna

Tags: Denys DrobynaJon Spinks

Loth Out

Action folded to Jon Spinks in the small blind and he raised all in to put the short-stacked Richard Loth all in from the big blind. Loth called with the {K-Diamonds}{10-Spades} and put himself at risk for around 150,000. Spinks held the {9-Spades}{3-Hearts}.

The board ran out {A-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{5-Clubs} and Spinks won the hand with two pair. Loth hit the rail in 26th place and there's only one more elimination to go before the end of the night.

Player Chips Progress
Jon Spinks gb
Jon Spinks
600,000 77,000
Richard Loth
Richard Loth

Tags: Richard LothJon Spinks

Turn Check-Raise from Cedolia

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

Gianluca Cedolia raised from under the gun to 45,000 and Yorane Kerignard reraised to 95,000 from the button. Action folded back to Cedolia and he made the call.

The flop came down {7-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{4-Spades} and Cedolia check-called a bet of 64,000 to see the {4-Diamonds} pair the board on the turn. Cedolia checked again and Kerignard bet 89,000. Cedolia check-raised to 216,000 with about 240,000 behind. After a minute, Kerignard folded.

Tags: Gianluca CedoliaYorane Kerignard

Fundaro Falls Down

On the turn of a {8-Hearts} {8-Clubs} {7-Hearts} {4-Clubs} board, we joined the action as Gianluca Cedolia was betting 92,000 in a three-way pot. Yorane Kerignard checked and called, but Giacomo Fundaro check-shoved for 256,000 total. Cedolia folded out of the way, but Kerignard quickly called with his covering stack, and the news was not good for the at-risk player.

Fundaro's {J-Spades} {J-Clubs} had fallen into a big hole against the {8-Diamonds} {4-Spades} of Kerignard, and the river {9-Diamonds} provided no two-out salvation.

Player Chips Progress
Giacomo Fundaro it
Giacomo Fundaro

Tags: Yorane KerignardGiacomo FundaroGianluca Cedolia

Boatman Reels in a Big Pot

Barny Boatman raised to 42,000 to open the pot, and Elio Fox three-bet to 90,000. Action came around to Etienne Archambeaud, and he shoved all in for 140,000. Boatman proceeded to reraise all in, and Fox asked for the count. It was 312,000, and the call came rather quickly to put two players at risk.

Boatman: {10-Clubs} {10-Spades}
Fox: {K-Spades} {Q-Hearts}
Archambeaud: {A-Diamonds} {4-Clubs}

The board ran out {8-Diamonds} {4-Diamonds} {2-Spades} {6-Spades} {10-Hearts}, and Boatman seemed pleased. "That'll do," he said in his understated way. He's sent Archambeaud on his way, chipping up to almost 800,000 in the process.

Player Chips Progress
Barny Boatman gb
Barny Boatman
798,000 548,000
Elio Fox us
Elio Fox
500,000 -300,000
Etienne Archambeaud
Etienne Archambeaud

Tags: Barny BoatmanElio FoxEtienne Archambeaud