MSPT Deadwood 2021 NJSCOOP 2021 MISCOOP
€5,300 Main Event
€5,300 Main Event
Day 3 Completed

Peters Trying to Cap Stellar Year With EPT Win

mnuwwarah • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
David Peters
David Peters

The final PokerStars European Poker Tour Main Event is down to just 65 runners in Prague, and it's American star David Peters who lapped the field on Day 3 of the event to build a monstrous chip lead.

Peters is eyeing his first EPT Main Event crown, though he did win a €10,000 High Roller in Malta last year for €597,000. If he's able to win, it would be a fitting end to what's been a spectacular year for Peters. He has banked a staggering $6.85 million in cashes and also bagged his first bracelet by winning a $1,500 World Series of Poker event for $412,557.

The Ohio native finished the five levels of play with 2,036,000. Nobody is within shouting distance of that, with other big stacks including Stoyan Obreshkov (1,356,000), Andrew Hulme (1,050,000), Apostolos Bechrakis (985,000), and Kyosti Isberg (960,000).

Peters entered the day with 305,000 and had that doubled in the second level. He was seated at by far the deepest-stacked table in the room, which worked to his advantage when he was able to bust Oleg Vasylchenko. Peters had called an opening raise, and Vasylchenko three-bet from the cutoff. The two saw a {9-Spades}{7-Spades}{6-Spades} flop and got stacks in with Peters' set of sevens trailing his opponent's {10-Clubs}{8-Clubs} for a flopped straight. No waiting for Peters, as he found a six on the turn to lock up the massive pot and move to almost 200 big blinds.

Another victim of the Peters show was Joseph Sabe, who provided the last boost to Peters' stack when he jammed 14 big blinds in late with deuces and had Peters wake up with tens in the blinds to bust him moments before bagging time.

Matas Cimbolas, PokerStars Team Pro Felipe Ramos, Martin Kabrhel, Maxim Lykov, Salvatore Bonavena, Simon Charette, Fabrice Soulier and Benjamin Pollak all remain in contention.

Kabrhel battled for much of the day with Philipp Gruissem, who was seated on his left. The two spent some time at the featured table and butted heads in a number of pots. Eventually, Kabrhel got the better of the German high-rolling star, but he had a stroke of good fortune to thank. The two got stacks in from late position with Kabrhel's ace-ten dominated by ace-king, but a ten-high flop doomed Gruissem.

Gruissem did get paid for his efforts as everyone who busted on Day 3 was in the money. Others making their way to payouts included [Removed:17], Ludovic Lacay, Thomas Muehloecker, Juha Helppi, Jason Wheeler, Ari Engel, Anton Wigg, PokerStars Team Pro Vanessa Selbst, and start-of-day leader Nicolas Chouity.

Action continues Saturday with five more levels of 90 minutes apiece, so come on back to PokerNews for more coverage.

End-Of-Day Chip Counts and Seat Draw (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
TableSeatNameCountryChip Count
11Janos KurtosiHungary1,026,000
12Tomas KubaliakSlovakia321,000
13Viacheslav BelyaevRussia325,000
14Roman PapacekCzech Republic128,000
16Pedro LamarcaSpain369,000
17Arne KernGermany633,000
18Karol RadomskiPoland480,000
21Aleksandr NemtcovRussia813,000
22Georges ChehadeLebanon389,000
24Demosthenes KiriopoulosCanada451,000
25Matas CimbolasLithuania448,000
26Josip VidovicCroatia301,000
27Sam CohenUSA666,000
28Christopher AndlerSweden183,000
31Friedrich MeyerGermany699,000
32Simon CharetteCanada337,000
33Anton AfanasyevRussia530,000
34Darren DelahuntyUK819,000
35Gang WangChina518,000
36Anton HrabchakUkraine775,000
37Mikolaj ZawadzkiPoland205,000
38David PetersUSA2,036,000
41Alexey RomanovRussia409,000
42Vojtech HorutCzech Republic306,000
43Konstantin UspenskiyRussia271,000
44Jukka PaloniemiFinland652,000
45Pablo GordilloSpain350,000
47Apostolos BechrakisGreece1,036,000
48Maxim LykovRussia449,000
52Salvatore BonavenaItaly343,000
53Kiryl RadzivonauBelarus830,000
54Marton CzuczorHungary897,000
55Stoyan ObreshkovBulgaria1,356,000
56Eduards KudrjavcevsLatvia355,000
57Kyosti IsbergFinland978,000
58Dejan PustoslemsekSlovenia305,000
61Tim CerkvenikSlovenia240,000
62Felipe RamosBrazil429,000
63Michiel BroskijNetherlands243,000
65Mihai ManoleRomania184,000
66Kees van BruggeNetherlands294,000
67Dick PostelNetherlands389,000
68Fabrice SoulierFrance529,000
71Viteszlav PestaCzech Republic1,025,000
72Hirokazu KobayashiJapan864,000
73Andrew HulmeUK902,000
74Benjamin PollakFrance371,000
75Josef PavelkaCzech Republic188,000
77Johan GuilbertFrance364,000
78Paul-Francois TedeschiFrance358,000
81Kayhan Mokri RoshanfekrNorway738,000
82Sergei PetrushevskiiRussia780,000
83Aleksey PonakovLatvia518,000
84Marta MunozSpain295,000
85Arnaud PeyrolesFrance183,000
86Yang ZhangChina159,000
87David Lopez LlacerSpain862,000
88Marius GierseGermany583,000
91Kent RoedNorway726,000
92Jonathan AbdellatifBelgium492,000
93Jasper Meijer Van PuttenNetherlands805,000
95Borge SandsgaardNorway504,000
96Stefan FabianRomania700,000
97Cristinel DumitruRomania504,000
98Martin KabrhelCzech Republic602,000
David Peters us 2,036,000 29,000
Stoyan Obreshkov bg 1,356,000 401,000
Apostolos Bechrakis gr 1,036,000 51,000
Janos Kurtosi hu 1,026,000 246,000
Viteszlav Pesta cz 1,025,000 125,000
Kyosti Isberg fi 978,000 18,000
Andrew Hulme gb 902,000 -148,000
Marton Czuczor hu 897,000 77,000
Hirokazu Kobayashi jp 864,000 541,000
David Lopez Llacer es 862,000 162,000
Kiryl Radzivonau by 830,000 60,000
Darren Delahunty gb 819,000 39,000
Aleksandr Nemtcov ru 813,000 113,000
Jasper Meijer van Putten nl 805,000 230,000
Sergei Petrushevskii ru 780,000 170,000
Anton Hrabchak UA 775,000 25,000
Kayhan Mokri Roshanfekr no 738,000 488,000
Kent Roed no 726,000 326,000
Stefan Fabian ro 700,000 35,000
Friedrich Meyer de 699,000 208,000
Sam Cohen us 666,000 -38,000
Jukka Paloniemi fi 652,000 -38,000
Arne Kern de 633,000 78,000
Martin Kabrhel cz 602,000 72,000
Marius Gierse at 583,000 83,000

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Bagging and Tagging

zedmaster84 • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

The tournament screen shows 65 players remaining and they are currently bagging and tagging. The full chip counts as well as a recap of today's action is to follow.

Peters Eliminates Sabe

mnuwwarah • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Joseph Sabe shoved second to act for 142,000, and action folded to David Peters, who reshoved in the small blind. The big blind folded and Peters showed down {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}. He was way ahead of Sabe's {2-Spades}{2-Diamonds}, and a board of {5-Clubs}{a-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{k-Spades} did nothing for Sabe.

David Peters us 2,007,000 562,000
Joseph Sabe lb Busted

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Gruissem Busts to Kabrhel

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Philipp Gruissem
Philipp Gruissem

The TV crew had been several times over to catch the action on the previous live stream table, mainly because Martin Kabrhel was running the show over there with plenty of table talk. He said in table chat "Philipp? I would bust him with pleasure," referring to table neighbor Philipp Gruissem.

He then raised to 22,000 from the button and Gruissem three-bet to 56,000 from the button with a stack of around 235,000. Kabrhel had that covered with 275,000 and moved all in, Gruissem called.

Philipp Gruissem: {A-Spades}{K-Clubs}
Martin Kabrhel: {A-Hearts}{10-Clubs}

"You think you gonna hit your three outer?" Kabrhel said even though he was behind and needed to improve himself. The flop fell {10-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} and Kabrhel quickly said "see?" Neither the {3-Spades} turn nor the {6-Diamonds} river improved Gruissem and he was eliminated.

Martin Kabrhel cz 530,000
Philipp Gruissem de Busted

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Van Putten Takes from Radzivonau

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Kiryl Radzivonau raised from the button and Jasper Meijer van Putten defended the big blind to check a flop of {10-Spades}{5-Hearts}{4-Clubs}. Radzivonau checked behind and van Putten then bet the {5-Diamonds} turn for 32,000, Radzivonau called.

On the {8-Clubs} river, the Dutchman fired 96,000 and received the call to show {7-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} for a straight. Radzivonau mucked and said he had pocket jacks.

Andrew Hulme also took a decent pot on a table nearby when Maxim Lykov fired a queen-high river for 105,000 and then mucked to the call of Hulme. "Do I have to show?" Hulme asked and the dealer shook his head, the cards of the Brit also went to the muck and he claimed the pot without showdown.

Andrew Hulme gb 1,050,000 415,000
Kiryl Radzivonau by 770,000 -200,000
Jasper Meijer van Putten nl 575,000 172,000

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Last Three Hands

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The clocks have been stopped and another three hands will be played before bagging and tagging.

Yan and Rudziankov Eliminated

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Towards the end of the day, a few of the shorter stacks were eliminated still and among them were [Removed:17] and Artur Rudziankov.

Yan defended his big blind against the under-the-gun raise of Viteszlav Pesta and shoved the {J-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{3-Spades} flop for a few big blinds remaining. Pesta called with {10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} and Yan only had {9-Clubs}{6-Clubs}, the {Q-Spades} turn and {J-Diamonds} river bricked.

Eduards Kudrjavcevs raised from under the gun and Rudziankov shoved for only 60,000 with the {A-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}. Kudrjavcevs Looked him up with {A-Spades}{10-Hearts} and the board came {10-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{5-Hearts}.

Viteszlav Pesta cz 900,000 234,000
Eduards Kudrjavcevs lv 600,000 30,000
[Removed:17] NZ Busted
Artur Rudziankov cz Busted

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Radzivonau Runs Good to Eliminate Chouity

zedmaster84 • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Nicolas Chouity
Nicolas Chouity

Nicolas Chouity was one of four remaining former EPT champions in the field and has just been eliminated by Kiryl Radzivonau. The latter opened to 24,000 from the cutoff and Chouity shoved in the big blind for around 260,000, Radzivonau called.

Nicolas Chouity: {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds}
Kiryl Radzivonau: {A-Clubs}{J-Spades}

The board came {10-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{9-Hearts} to complete a runner runner straight for Radzivonau and eliminate Chouity in the process.

Kiryl Radzivonau by 970,000 310,000
Nicolas Chouity lb Busted

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