2014 PokerStars.fr EPT Deauville

€5,300 Main Event
Day: 3
Event Info

2014 PokerStars.fr EPT Deauville

Final Results
Winner
Winning Hand
a3
Prize
€614,000
Event Info
Buy-in
€5,000
Prize Pool
€3,211,200
Entries
671
Level Info
Level
31
Blinds
60,000 / 120,000
Ante
20,000

Level: 20

Blinds: 5,000/10,000

Ante: 1,000

€5,300 Main Event

Day 3 Completed

Ekrem Sanioglu is the Chip Leader at the End of Day 3 of the PokerStars.fr EPT Deauville Main Event

Level 19 : 4,000/8,000, 1,000 ante
Ekrem Sanioglu
Ekrem Sanioglu

Ekrem Sanioglu, a French amateur player, finished as the chip leader at the end of Day 3 of the PokerStars.fr European Poker Tour Deauville Main Event. He will be bringing back 1,300,000 in chips. Not afraid to play big pots against anyone, Sanioglu's fearlessness was well rewarded. He is followed closely by Team PokerStars Pro Eugene Katchalov, who was around the top of the leaderboard for most of the day and will return with 1,191,000. Katchalov is also the only Team Pro remaining. Norbert Szecsi is third with 1,184,000 in chips.

Day 3 commenced with 137 players still in contention. With 95 spots getting paid, it would be a tense first few levels. The prize pool totaled €3,355,000 with the winner looking to earn €614,000, but when play began there was still a long way to go and the immediate target for many players was simply to survive the dreaded money bubble.

Level 15 exits included Team PokerStars Pro Jan Heitmann and Friend of PokerStars Pierre Neuville. Another Team PokerStars Pro, Alex Kravchenko, lasted a bit longer, but he too failed to make it to the end of the day.

The UK's Stephen Chidwick was the unlucky bubble boy, falling with one minute of Level 16 still to play. Tobias Wagner from Germany raised and called Chidwick’s all-in shove. The British player held the {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds} against the {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts} of Wagner. After another player claimed to have folded an ace, the cards ran out {6-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{9-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} to knock Chidwick out and send the remaining players into money.

As play resumed at the start of Level 17, Szecsi was in the lead followed by Anthony Lerust and then Katchalov in third. A string of bust outs soon followed as short stacks looked to spin it up or go home happy with their €9,500 min-cash.

Alex Goulder, a PokerStars player from the UK, small-balled his way through the day, chipping up steadily. Even a table change with Alexander Lakhov directly to his left could not persuade him to change his style. He ended the day on a healthy 696,000 in chips.

PokerStars player Jamila von Perger fell in the last level of the day when her {q-Spades}{q-Clubs} went up against the {a-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} of Chun Ho Law. Von Perger couldn’t believe her luck on the flop and her frustration showed as the cards ran out {10-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{7-Clubs}{4-Hearts}. Another German, Artur Koren, also fell late when his with {a-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} clashed against Szecsi’s {j-Hearts}{j-Spades}. The board came out {9-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{7-Spades}{5-Diamonds}.

Play resumes on Thursday at 12 p.m. local time when 41 players will return. Follow all the stories, chip counts, and bust outs right here at PokerNews, and follow the action live on the feature table at PokerStars.tv as we head into the final three days of the tournament looking to crown a new PokerStars.fr EPT Deauville champion.

Tags: Alex GoulderAlex KravchenkoDeauvilleEkrem SaniogluEPTEugene KatchalovJamila Von PergerJan HeitmannNorbert SzecsiPierre NeuvillePokerStarsStephen ChidwickTobias Wagner

Table Draw for Day 4 of the PokerStars.fr EPT Deauville Main Event

Level 19 : 4,000/8,000, 1,000 ante
TableSeatNameCountryChips
111Alexander GoulderUK696,000
113Michel PomaretFrance277,000
114Norbert SzecsiHungary1,184,000
115Sotirios KoutoupasGreece1,129,000
116Gheorghe GradinaruRomania574,000
117Eugene KatchalovUkraine 1,194,000
118Aurelien SoutchkovFrance486,000
     
121Zimnan ZiyardUK339,000
122Bahram ChobinehIran492,000
123Anthony LerustFrance837,000
124Marko LaineFinland 296,000
125Sebastien LapeyreFrance167,000
126Carlo De BenedittisFrance 289,000
128Jonathan AbdellatifBelgium121,000
     
151Ekrem SaniogluFrance1,300,000
152Alessio IsaiaItaly291,000
153Florian RibouchonFrance415,000
154Eli HeathUK642,000
156JP KellyUK544,000
157Jean-Yves MalherbeBelgium250,000
158Dimitri HoldeewGermany774,000
     
161Chun Ho LawUK135,000
162Alain AlezraFrance217,000
163Rustem MuratovRussia378,000
164Jeffrey HakimLebanon323,000
165Konstantin ToloknoRussia684,000
167Ondrej VinklarekCzech Republic251,000
168Oliver PriceUK397,000
     
171Dario SammartinoItaly528,000
172Kamel BoukhalfaFrance628,000
174Jose Carlos GarciaPoland328,000
175Jean Maurice Roger MonturyFrance59,000
176Javed AbrahamsUK375,000
177Miha GabricSlovenia474,000
178Erkan YildirimGermany 319,000
     
182Tatu MaenpaaFinland926,000
183Ludovic GeilichUK408,000
184Andrew SweeneyIreland775,000
185Tobias WagnerGermany 341,000
187Mustapha AmaoucheFrance231,000
188Alexandre AmielFrance143,000

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 19 : 4,000/8,000, 1,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Ekrem Sanioglu fr
Ekrem Sanioglu
1,300,000
275,000
275,000
Eugene Katchalov ua
Eugene Katchalov
1,194,000
94,000
94,000
PokerStars
Norbert Szecsi hu
Norbert Szecsi
1,184,000
349,000
349,000
Sotirios Koutoupas gr
Sotirios Koutoupas
1,129,000
328,000
328,000
EPT 1X Winner
Tatu Maenpaa fi
Tatu Maenpaa
926,000
-44,000
-44,000
Anthony Lerust fr
Anthony Lerust
837,000
27,000
27,000
Andrew Sweeney ie
Andrew Sweeney
775,000
75,000
75,000
Dimitri Holdeew de
Dimitri Holdeew
774,000
374,000
374,000
Alexander Goulder gb
Alexander Goulder
696,000
262,000
262,000
Konstantin Tolokno ru
Konstantin Tolokno
684,000
605,000
605,000
Eli Heath gb
Eli Heath
642,000
322,000
322,000
Kamel Boukhalfa fr
Kamel Boukhalfa
628,000
75,000
75,000
Gheorghe Gradinaru us
Gheorghe Gradinaru
574,000
137,000
137,000
JP Kelly gb
JP Kelly
544,000
265,000
265,000
Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
528,000
-42,000
-42,000
Bahram Chobineh ir
Bahram Chobineh
492,000
242,000
242,000
Aurelien Soutchkov fr
Aurelien Soutchkov
486,000
36,000
36,000
Miha Gabric si
Miha Gabric
474,000
-24,000
-24,000
Florian Ribouchon fr
Florian Ribouchon
415,000
64,000
64,000
Ludovic Geilich gb
Ludovic Geilich
408,000
66,000
66,000
Oliver Price gb
Oliver Price
397,000
74,000
74,000
Rustem Muratov ru
Rustem Muratov
378,000
143,000
143,000
Javed Abrahams gb
Javed Abrahams
375,000
20,000
20,000
Tobias Wagner de
Tobias Wagner
341,000
-59,000
-59,000
Zimnan Ziyard gb
Zimnan Ziyard
339,000
259,000
259,000
EPT 1X Winner

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Pedersen Falls

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

Anders Pedersen is the latest player to hit the rail before the end of the day. All-in with {A-Clubs}{K-Diamonds} he looked good for a double up against Konstantin Tolokno's {A-Spades}{Q-Spades} but the poker gods had other ideas and the board came {J-Spades}{J-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{5-Spades}{7-Spades} to give the Russian the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Anders Pedersen no
Anders Pedersen
Busted

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Four More Hands

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

And then the tournament is done for the day. We'll be right back with an extensive recap of the day and chip counts.

The Tournament is Free of Dutch Guys

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

Joep van den Bijgaart just busted with {K-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds} against Dario Sammartino's {8-Spades}{8-Clubs} on an {A-Spades}{6-Spades}{7-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} board. With the departure of van den Bijgaart there are no longer players in the tournament from The Netherlands. There is a player who speaks Dutch though; Belgian Jonathan Abdellatif is still in possession of chips.

Player Chips Progress
Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
570,000
85,000
85,000
Joep van den Bijgaart nl
Joep van den Bijgaart
Busted

Tags: Joep van den Bijgaart

Three-Way All In!

Level 19 : 4,000/8,000, 1,000 ante
Tatu Maenpaa
Tatu Maenpaa

Jose Carlos Garcia opened to 17,000 from the hijack and Miha Gabric shoved all in for 155,000 right next to him in the cutoff. Next to him Tatu Maenpaa was seated on the button with 640,000 and he announced all in as well. But that sure wasn't the end of it. Luca Moschitta in the small blind had a decision and eventually announced all in as well. The big blind and initial raiser Garcia (showing the {A-Diamonds}) both folded and a three way all in was at hand.

Miha Gabric (shortest stack with 155,000): {A-Spades}{K-Spades}
Tatu Maenpaa (middle stack with 640,000): {K-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}
Luca Moschitta (big stack having everybody covered): {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}

The {A-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} guaranteed Gabric the triple up. Maenpaa was still in the lead for the 970,000 big side pot. The {6-Hearts} on the turn was a blank and so was the {7-Spades} on the river. Two happy players, one not so much.

Player Chips Progress
Tatu Maenpaa fi
Tatu Maenpaa
970,000
175,000
175,000
Miha Gabric si
Miha Gabric
498,000
374,000
374,000
Luca Moschitta it
Luca Moschitta
100,000
-260,000
-260,000

Tags: Tatu MaenpaaMiha GabricLuca Moschitta