2012 PokerStars.com EPT Barcelona

Main Event
Days: 3
Event Info

2012 PokerStars.com EPT Barcelona

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

Main Event

Day 3 Completed

Day 4 Seating Assignments and Chip Counts

Level 19 : 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
11Joao Vieira227000
12John Juanda968000
13Rodrigo Caprioli490000
14Anton Sinel500100
15Leo Margets250000
16Jens Weigel120000
17Jean-Jacques Mars340000
18Farid Chati358000
21Samuel Rodriguez1416000
22Daniel Rudd635000
23Ilan Boujenah329000
24Sean Prendiville354000
25Kevin Weiland302000
26Fatima Moreira De Melo955000
27Florian Kossler378000
28Pedro Piazuelo741000
31Andrey Zaichenko381000
32Felix Kretchmann867000
33Matthias De Meulder116000
34Konstantin Streletskiy547000
35Roberto Fernandez30000
36Roberto Romanello671000
38Morten Christensen605000
41Ben Jackson363000
42Ibon Merino Borbolla222000
43Lucille Cailly902000
44Joni Jouhkimainen435000
45Bjorn Lindberg458000
46Morten Mortensen543000
47Konstantin Uspenskiy400000
48Shahriar Soltaninassab150000
51Ugnius Simelionis295000
52Anatoly Gurtovoy740000
53Marcos Fernandez926000
54Konstantin Tolokno275000
55Jakob Moesslacher184000
56Yuri Gulyy225000
57Luis Rufas356000
58Francisco Izquierdo257000
61Mikolaj Zawadzki794000
62Antonin Duda1470000
63Ilari Sahamies1269000
64Anaras Alekberovas166000
65Waldemar Nowak283000
66Guy Thomas724000
67Roman Herold521000
71Mikalai Pobal720000
72Olvedo Heinze626000
73Elias Gutierrez Hernandez727000
74Jonathan Karamalikis677000
75Regis Burlot323000
76Saveikis Algirdas472000
77Evgeny Kharchenko174000
81Eddie Tasbas512000
82Ole Schemion762000
83Zimnan Ziyard940000
84Konstantin Puchkov197000
85Aku Joentausta862000
86Alain Roy562000
87Mauro Canavese646000

All the Duda Day... Duda Leads as 61 Make It Through Day 3

Level 19 : 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Antonin Duda
Antonin Duda

The 2012 PokerStars.com European Poker Tour Barcelona Main Event continued today as the final 207 from a 1,082-player field returned to the Casino Barcelona for Day 3 action. After five levels of play, the money bubble had burst and just 61 players remained. Leading the way into Day 4 was Antonin Duda, who bagged up 1.47 million.

Duda got the vast majority of his chips by battling Guy Bachar, the Day 1b chip leader. The latter carried his starting-flight momentum into Day 2 where continued to add to his stack, and he was trending upward early on Day 3 until he hit a major roadblock when he sent over half his chips to Duda. A short time later, Duda finished the job and sent Bachar to the payout desk in 77th place.

Long before Duda went on a tear, the field was set to lose 47 players in order to get down to the money. Barry Greenstein, Sebastian Ruthenberg and Theo Jorgensen were among the Team PokerStars Pros who left empty handed. Saar Wilf, Elisabeth Hille, Ronnie Bardah and Sam Holden joined them as other notables bounced to the rail before the money.

On the money bubble, and only a few minutes into hand-for-hand play, Australian Jonathan Karamalikis called Aliaksei Boika’s all-in bet of 37,500 from the cutoff seat. Players, media and TV crew members surrounded the table to catch the action as the hands were tabled:


The dealer burned the first card and put out the {9-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} flop — nothing for Boika. The {4-Diamonds} on the turn and {5-Spades} on the river were no good, either, and he became the official 2012 EPT Barcelona Main Event bubble boy, guaranteeing the remaining field at least €8,400.

After Boika bubbled, the eliminations came fast and furious. Team PokerStars Pros João Nunes (157th - €8,400), Angel Guillen (153rd - €8,400) and Henrique Pinho (137th - €8,400) were just a few of the players to notch min-cashes, while Daniel Negreanu (118th - €9,950), Ana Marquez (115th - €9,950) and Juan Manuel Pastor (92nd - €11,550) finished with higher pay grades.

Other in-the-money finishers included Jason Wheeler (141st - €8,400), Petter Northug (136th - €8,400), Mohsin Charania (123rd - €8,400) and Jake Cody (113th - €9,950).

While many notables failed to survive, quite a few were among those moving towards Day 4 including Day 2 chip leader John Juanda (968,000), online sensation Ilari “Ilari FIN” Sahamies (1,269,000), the 2012 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final runner-up Lucille Cailly (902,000), Day 1a chip leader Aku Joentausta (862,000), and Team PokerStars Pros Fatima Moreira de Melo (955,000) and Matthias De Meulder (116,000).

Top Ten End-of-Day 3 Chip Counts

Antonin Duda1,470,000
Samuel Rodriguez1,416,000
Ilari Sahamies1,269,000
John Juanda968,000
Fatima Moreira de Melo955,000
Zimnan Ziyard940,000
Marcos Fernandez926,000
Lucille Cailly902,000
Felix Kretchmann867,000
Aku Joentausta862,000

Day 4 of the 2012 PokerStars.com EPT Barcelona Main Event is set to kick off at 12:00 CET (06:00 EST). The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on hand at the Casino Barcelona to bring you all the hands and eliminations as they happen as the field plays down to the final 24 players.

To hold you over until tomorrow's action, check out the latest edition of The Straddle with Kristy Arnett and Lynn Gilmartin.

Tags: Antonin Duda

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Player Chips Progress
Antonin Duda cz
Antonin Duda
Samuel Rodriguez
Samuel Rodriguez
Ilari Sahamies fi
Ilari Sahamies
John Juanda id
John Juanda
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Fatima Moreira de Melo nl
Fatima Moreira de Melo
Zimnan Ziyard gb
Zimnan Ziyard
940,000 -20,000
Marcos Fernandez es
Marcos Fernandez
Lucille Cailly fr
Lucille Cailly
Felix Kretchmann
Felix Kretchmann
Aku Joentausta fi
Aku Joentausta
Mikolaj Zawadzki pl
Mikolaj Zawadzki
794,000 74,000
Ole Schemion de
Ole Schemion
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Pedro Piazuelo
Pedro Piazuelo
Anatoly Gurtovoy
Anatoly Gurtovoy
Elias Gutierrez Hernandez es
Elias Gutierrez Hernandez
Guy Thomas
Guy Thomas
Mikalai Pobal by
Mikalai Pobal
Jonathan Karamalikis au
Jonathan Karamalikis
Roberto Romanello gb
Roberto Romanello
Mauro Canavese
Mauro Canavese
Daniel Rudd gb
Daniel Rudd
Olvedo Heinze nl
Olvedo Heinze
Morten Christensen dk
Morten Christensen
Alain Roy fr
Alain Roy

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Last 5 Hands!

Level 19 : 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

The tournament clock ran down to the last 15 minutes of level 19 and was stopped. The tournament director announced that all tables will play their last five hands before the day is done.