2012 PokerStars.com EPT Sanremo

Main Event
Day: 4
Event Info

2012 PokerStars.com EPT Sanremo

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
60,000 / 120,000

Main Event

Day 4 Completed

Tompkins Leads the Final 24

Level 24 : 12,000/24,000, 3,000 ante
Jason Tompkins
Jason Tompkins

The EPT9 Sanremo continued on Tuesday with Day 4 action from the Casino Sanremo. The remaining 66 players from a 797-player field returned to battle down to the final 24. It took a little over five levels of play, but eventually that number was reached with Jason Tompkins and his stack of 2,423,000 leading the way.

Tompkins got most of those chips in Level 22 when he opened from the cut-off and called when Amerigo Santoro three-bet to 74,000 from the small blind. The flop came down {8-}{5-}{4-} and Tompkins called a continuation-bet, which brought about the {3-} turn.

When faced with a 120,000 bet, Tompkins raised to 285,000 and then snap-called all in when Santoro shoved. Tompkins opened pocket eights for a set but was behind the wheel of Santoro, who held {a-}{2-}. The river came to the Irishman's rescue as it came {3-} to pair the board and give him the 2.5 million pot.

Other notables that managed to make it through to Day 5 included Thomas Gabriel, Artem Litvinov, Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Michael Benvenuti, Matt Salsberg, Micah Raskin, Jason Lavallee, Ludovic Lacay and the Day 3 and 4 chip leader, Inge Forsmo.

Not everyone was so lucky on Day 4, as Roberto Romanello (65th-€12,000), David Vamplew (62nd-€12,000), Mike Watson (59th-€12,000), Alex Roumeliotis (54th-€14,000), Day 1a chip leader Erion Islamay (52nd-€14,000) and Morten Mortensen (51st-€14,000).

Not long after, Angelo Recchia opened for 32,000 from the hijack and was met with a three-bet to 75,000 from Justin Bonomo on the button. Both blinds cleared out, Recchia four-bet to 140,000, and Bonomo made the call. When the {10-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{Q-Hearts} appeared on the flop, Recchia led out for a mediocre 65,000, and after thinking for a bit, Bonomo moved all in for 220,000. Recchia made a quick call and the cards were turned up.

Bonomo: {9-Clubs}{8-Spades}
Recchia: {K-Clubs}{K-Hearts}

Recchia held an over pair while Bonomo was drawing to a double-gutted straight draw. Unfortunately for the American, neither the {4-Diamonds} turn nor {8-Diamonds} river would complete it and his Main Event run came to an end in 36th place for €16,000. From there, Atanas Kavrakov (33rd-€16,000), Sofia Lovgren (30th-€19,000), and Isaac Haxton (26th-€19,000) all hit the rail before play came to end an for the night.

Day 5 action is set to kick off at 14:00 CET on Wednesday as the final 24 players will battle down to the final table of eight. Be sure to stay tuned for all of the action Sanremo right here on PokerNews

Tags: Jason Tompkins

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Player Chips Progress
Jason Tompkins ie
Jason Tompkins
2,423,000 -77,000
Inge Forsmo no
Inge Forsmo
2,025,000 -175,000
Ludovic Lacay fr
Ludovic Lacay
1,731,000 -69,000
EPT 1X Winner
Negjdet Avdylaj kv
Negjdet Avdylaj
1,702,000 302,000
Angelo Recchia it
Angelo Recchia
Jonas Mackoff ca
Jonas Mackoff
1,691,000 791,000
Iulian Ruxandescu ro
Iulian Ruxandescu
1,218,000 218,000
Jason Lavallee ca
Jason Lavallee
1,066,000 -134,000
Micah Raskin us
Micah Raskin
1,042,000 200,000
Adrian Piasecki pl
Adrian Piasecki
1,000,000 100,000
Amerigo Santoro it
Amerigo Santoro
1,000,000 -200,000
Matt Salsberg ca
Matt Salsberg
783,000 -93,000
Alberto Musini it
Alberto Musini
768,000 133,000
Michael Benvenuti us
Michael Benvenuti
760,000 -30,000
Giuseppe Cefalu it
Giuseppe Cefalu
715,000 -9,000
Carmelo Vasta it
Carmelo Vasta
632,000 217,000
Ismael Bojang de
Ismael Bojang
619,000 39,000
Yevgeniy Timoshenko ua
Yevgeniy Timoshenko
533,000 253,000
Imed Mahmoud tn
Imed Mahmoud
510,000 90,000
Michele Di Lauro it
Michele Di Lauro
467,000 -13,000
Artem Litvinov ru
Artem Litvinov
458,000 158,000
Thomas Gabriel us
Thomas Gabriel
342,000 -8,000
Andrea Furlanetto it
Andrea Furlanetto
293,000 -57,000
Charly Maracchione it
Charly Maracchione
260,000 -390,000

Luca Moschitta Busts To Conclude Play

Luca Moschitta
Luca Moschitta

Luca Moschitta is our 25th place finisher and his exit brings play for today to an end.

Jonas Mackoff raised from under the gun and snap called when the PokerStars Team Online member three-bet all in for a little more than 300k from the cut-off.

Mackoff: {q-Spades}{q-Clubs}
Moschitta: {9-Clubs}{9-Spades}

The final board of the day ran {10-Clubs}{2-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{7-Clubs}.

A recap of the day's play and full chip counts will be posted shortly.

Player Chips Progress
Luca Moschitta it
Luca Moschitta

Tags: Luca MoschittaJonas Mackoff

Rasin Rivers a Flush for a Double Up

We're not sure if there were any raises before, but we saw Yevgeniy Timoshenko betting 103,000 from under the gun before the flop and Micah Raskin making the call on the button. The flop went {2-Clubs} {A-Hearts} {10-Diamonds} and both players checked.

Timoshenko checked the {3-Diamonds} on the turn and so did Rasin and the dealer opened the {9-Diamonds} on the river. Timoshenko bet 240,000 and after giving it some thought Rasin moved all in for 291,000. Timoshenko had Rasin covered and made the call.

Rasin flipped {A-Diamonds} {7-Diamonds} showing the ace-high flush and Timoshenko asked if he needed to show the hand. After being told that he must do so Timoshenko unwillingly opened {A-Clubs} {10-Hearts}.

Player Chips Progress
Micah Raskin us
Micah Raskin
842,000 531,000
Yevgeniy Timoshenko ua
Yevgeniy Timoshenko
280,000 -920,000

Tags: Micah RaskinYevgeniy Timoshenko

Mahmoud Doubles

Imed Mahmoud raised from early position and it folded to Michele di Lauro on the button who announced that he was all in. It folded back to Mahmoud and he called for his tournament life.

Mahmoud: {A-Spades}{K-Spades}
Di Lauro: {A-Diamonds}{10-Spades}

The board fell {5-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}, allowing Mahmoud's hand to hold as the best hand. He doubled to about 420,000 here on the end of the day bubble.

Player Chips Progress
Michele Di Lauro it
Michele Di Lauro
480,000 -20,000
Imed Mahmoud tn
Imed Mahmoud
420,000 -250,000

Tags: Imed MahmoudMichele Di Lauro

No Comeback for Haxton

Isaac Haxton
Isaac Haxton

There was no miracle comeback for Isaac Haxton even with his lucky beer that he bought in the break.

He was in the big blind and had just 15,000 behind. Charly Maracchione raised to 50,000 from the button and Haxton called all in blind.

Maracchione: {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}
Haxton: {j-Clubs}{5-Clubs}

The board ran {q-Hearts}{10-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{5-Spades} to end his main event.

Rumour has it he jumped straight in the €10,000 High Roller event. For reporting on that event click here.

Player Chips Progress
Isaac Haxton us
Isaac Haxton

Tags: Charly MaracchioneIsaac Haxton

Taking Turns Doubling

Just prior to the break, a pot took place between Thomas Gabriel and Isaac Haxton, well two pots actually.

In the first, there was about 125,000 in the pot and a flop of {2-Clubs}{K-Spades}{J-Diamonds} when Haxton checked from the big blind and Gabriel moved all in from middle position. Haxton called off for 65,000 with {2-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}, and was well out in front against Gabriel's {K-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}. Neither the {5-Hearts} turn nor {A-Hearts} river changed a thing, and Haxton doubled.

Two hands later, action folded around to Haxton on the button and he moved all in. This time it was Gabriel calling off for 171,000 total.

Haxton: {J-Diamonds}{10-Spades}
Gabriel: {4-Hearts}{4-Spades}

The {5-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{4-Clubs} flop was great for Gabriel, and the {Q-Clubs} turn left Haxton drawing dead. The meaningless {7-Spades} was put out on the river for good measure, and Haxton was left with just 48,000.

Player Chips Progress
Thomas Gabriel us
Thomas Gabriel
350,000 45,000
Isaac Haxton us
Isaac Haxton
48,000 -102,000

Tags: Isaac HaxtonThomas Gabriel

Level: 24

Blinds: 12,000/24,000

Ante: 3,000