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€5,300 Main Event
Day 4 Completed

Ireland's Patrick Clarke Leads Final 16 Into Day 5 of EPT Dublin Main Event

MartyDerby • Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
Patrick Clarke
Patrick Clarke

Day 4 of the 2016 PokerStars European Poker Tour Dublin €5,300 Main Event was nothing less than an Emerald Isle massacre, as the field was cut down from 45 to 16 within three 90-minute levels.

The competitors played a fourth level, but no one else went broke and the final 16 will return to the Royal Dublin Society on Friday at 12 p.m. local time to play for seats in the six-handed final.

Among those who were on the wrong end of the early bloodletting were PokerStars Team Online's Jaime Staples, Team PokerStars Pro Luca Pagano, former World Series of Poker November Niners Pierre Neuville, James Akenhead, and Antoine Saout, and EPT main event winners Dominik Panka and Anton Wigg.

Headlining the final 16 are two of the most successful players over the past couple of EPT seasons, as EPT Season 11 Malta €25,000 High Roller and two-time time EPT Super High Roller runner-up Dzmitry Urbanovich joins EPT Season 11 Grand Final and 2013 WSOP Europe Main Event champion Adrian Mateos in the group.

However, it's an Irishman who sat on the top of the chip counts when the day ended, with 2014 Irish Open champion Patrick Clarke leading the charge into Day 5. Clarke got a huge chunk of chips just as play wrapped up, scooping a more-than-one-million-chip pot after making a flush on the river versus Canadian Christopher Kruk.

A solid day from German Gilles Bernies will see him return within a couple blinds off Clarke, and Greek player Iliodoros Kamatakis and Urbanovich are within striking distance as well.

The United Kingdom will bring the largest contingent into the event's penultimate day with Rhys Jones, Alex Goulder, Tomas MacNamara, and Frank Williams all making it through, although they all sit in the bottom eight with the exception of Jones.

Play will resume with blind levels at 12,000/24,000 with a 3,000 ante. They will redraw again once the nine-handed unofficial final table is reached, and although EPT final tables are eight-handed, they will play down to the final six on Friday before bagging up and coming back to play down to a winner on Saturday.

The PokerNews Live Reporting team will be on hand from start to finish Friday, so tune in then to watch this group contest for the EPT Season 12 Dublin Main Event title and the €561,900 first-place prize that comes along with it.

Don't forget that you can also follow coverage of the €10,300 High Roller on PokerNews as well.

While you're waiting for Day 5 of the EPT Dublin Main Event to kick off, check out the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast, with hosts Rich Ryan and Donnie Peters discussing Phil Galfond's op-ed, the Full Tilt-PokerStars merger, and more.

Tags: Adrian MateosAlex GoulderAntoine SaoutAnton WiggChristopher KrukDominik PankaDzmitry UrbanovichFrank WilliamsGilles BerniesIliodoros KamatakisJaime StaplesJames AkenheadLuca PaganoPatrick ClarkePierre NeuvilleRhys JonesTomas MacNamara

End-Of-Day Chip Counts (full)

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

An extensive recap of todays action to follow.

TableSeatNameCountryChips
11Kuljinder SidhuUnited Kingdom1,260,000
12Matias RuzziArgentina587,000
13Frank WilliamsUnited Kingdom275,000
14Rhys JonesUnited Kingdom1,095,000
15Adrian MateosSpain651,000
16Tomas MacNamaraUnited Kingdom812,000
17Dzmitry UrbanovichPoland1,407,000
18Alex GoulderUnited Kingdom1,012,000
     
21Christopher KrukCanada450,000
22Iliodoros KamatakisGreece1,446,000
23Ivan BanicCroatia1,062,000
24Gilles BerniesGermany2,801,000
25Jiachen GongCanada448,000
26Patrick ClarkeIreland2,950,000
27Mikhail PetrovRussia663,000
28Alexandre MeylanSwitzerland1,206,000
Patrick Clarke ie
Patrick Clarke
ie 2,950,000
Gilles Bernies DE
Gilles Bernies
DE 2,801,000 601,000
Ilios Kamatakis gr
Ilios Kamatakis
gr 1,446,000 46,000
Dzmitry Urbanovich pl
Dzmitry Urbanovich
pl 1,407,000 25,000
Kully Sidhu gb
Kully Sidhu
gb 1,260,000 297,000
Alexandre Meylan CH
Alexandre Meylan
CH 1,206,000 556,000
Rhys Jones gb
Rhys Jones
gb 1,095,000 -27,000
Ivan Banic hr
Ivan Banic
hr 1,062,000 192,000
Alex Goulder gb
Alex Goulder
gb 1,012,000 -293,000
Tomas MacNamara gb
Tomas MacNamara
gb 812,000 43,000
Mikhail Petrov ru
Mikhail Petrov
ru 663,000 -437,000
Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
Winamax Team Pro
es 651,000 -66,000
Matias Ruzzi ar
Matias Ruzzi
ar 587,000 -272,000
Christopher Kruk ca
Christopher Kruk
ca 450,000
Jiachen Gong ca
Jiachen Gong
ca 448,000 -252,000
Frank Williams us
Frank Williams
us 275,000 -523,000

Kruk Loses Big in the Last Hand of the Day

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

Patrick Clarke made it 50,000 to go and Christopher Kruk in the big blind made the call. Kruk check called a bet of 55,000 on {A-Clubs}{K-Clubs}{9-Spades}, before both players checked the {9-Hearts} on the turn. The {8-Clubs} completed the board and Kruk checked. Clarke made a hefty bet of 425,000 and Kruk made the call after some time in the tank. Clarke showed {Q-Clubs}{5-Clubs} for the rivered flush and Kruk mucked.

Patrick Clarke ie
Patrick Clarke
ie 2,950,000 630,000
Christopher Kruk ca
Christopher Kruk
ca 450,000 -520,000

Tags: Christopher KrukPatrick Clarke

Urbanovich Doubles Through Mateos

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

Dzmitry Urbanovich raised it up preflop and Adrian Mateos made the call.

Urbanovich bet the {3-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} flop, but could not shake Mateos. Then, on the {j-Spades} turn, when Urbanovich bet 165,000, Mateos shoved in.

Urbanovich snap called with the {4-Spades}{4-Hearts} set and Mateos had the {8-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} flush draw, allowing Urbanovich to double through after the {2-Spades} river brought no diamond.

Dzmitry Urbanovich pl
Dzmitry Urbanovich
pl 1,382,000 408,000
Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
Winamax Team Pro
es 717,000 70,000

Kruk Big Bets Don't Get the Job Done

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

Action folded to Christopher Kruk in the small blind and he limped in. In the big blind, Iliodoros Kamatakis checked his option and the two took a flop of {A-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}. Kruk tossed in a single 25,000-chip and Kamatakis was quick to call.

Kruk bet another 90,000 on the {9-Spades} turn. Kamatakis called and the {5-Clubs} completed the board. Kruk bet a hefty 250,000 and Kamatakis immediately cut out calling chips. He thought about it for a bit and ended up tossing them in to make the call.

"King high" admitted Kruk while showing {K-Clubs}{J-Clubs}.

Kamatakis smashed his {A-Spades}{3-Clubs} on the table and took down the sizable pot.

Ilios Kamatakis gr
Ilios Kamatakis
gr 1,400,000 565,000
Christopher Kruk ca
Christopher Kruk
ca 970,000 -930,000

Tags: Christopher KrukIliodoros KamatakisIlios Kamatakis

Clarke Gets There

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

Christopher Kruk opened the pot with a raise to 45,000 from early position and Ivan Banic in the hijack made the call. From the small blind, Patrick Clarke squeezed to 165,000 and the big blind and Kruk both folded. Banic made the call.

Both players checked on {8-Clubs}{K-Spades}{3-Clubs} and the {8-Diamonds} hit the turn. Clarke bet out 190,000 and Banic called. The {4-Clubs} on the river prompted Clarke to bet 385,000. Banic wasted not much time calling, but mucked upon seeing Clarke's {9-Hearts}{8-Hearts} for turned trips.

Patrick Clarke ie
Patrick Clarke
ie 2,320,000 620,000
Ivan Banic hr
Ivan Banic
hr 870,000 -930,000

Tags: Christopher KrukIvan BanicPatrick Clarke

Raise, Raise and Take It!

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

The number of three-bets and four-bets at the feature table has reached epic proportions. A ton of preflop action has been featured with very few flops, turns or rivers.

An example of the action came moments ago when Kuljinder Sidhu raised it up and Matias Ruzzi three-bet, making it 175,000.

Dzmitry Urbanovich then four-bet to 478,000 and both players folded, allowing Urbanovich to chip up without even seeing a flop.

Dzmitry Urbanovich pl
Dzmitry Urbanovich
pl 974,000 497,000
Matias Ruzzi ar
Matias Ruzzi
ar 859,000 -158,000

Gong Flats With Kings

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

From early position, Mikhail Petrov made it 45,000 to go. Jiachen Gong in the big blind flat called and both players checked the flop of {7-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{8-Spades}. Gong then lead out for 80,000 on the {3-Hearts} turn and Petrov called.

The {7-Hearts} completed the board and Gong bet 120,000. Petrov called instantly, but mucked upon being shown {K-Clubs}{K-Hearts}.

"You call all in?" Iliodoros Kamatakis asked.

"Yes. I had an eight. I had ace-eight." Petrov replied.

Mikhail Petrov ru
Mikhail Petrov
ru 1,100,000 -220,000
Jiachen Gong ca
Jiachen Gong
ca 700,000 250,000

Tags: Iliodoros KamatakisMikhail Petrovjiachen gong

Broadway!

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

Frank Williams made it 35,000 in the last hand before the level moved up and Adrian Mateos called. They both checked the {8-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{j-Spades} flop, but when the {a-Clubs} turn came down and Williams checked, Mateos bet 50,000.

Williams called and checked the {7-Diamonds} river. Mateos led for 175,000 and after a good minute or two in the tank, Williams shoved in. Mateos snap called with the {q-}{k-}, but the pot got chopped as Williams had the {k-}{q-} as well and both had a Broadway straight.

Tags: Adrian MateosFrank Williams