Day 4 Completed
Day 4 Completed
All eyes were on David Peters as he came into Day 4 of PokerStars European Poker Tour Prague Main Event with a massive chip lead, but it was Jasper Meijer van Putten who stole the show and surpassed Peters to bag the lead with 18 players left. Meijer van Putten has already locked up his best career cash but has his eyes on much more as he heads to Day 5 with 3,770,000 in chips.
Peters still has a nice stack, finishing with 2,985,000, good for third place. Marius Gierse (3,370,000) and Marton Czuczor (2,935,000) were the other contenders for the chip lead.
Meijer van Putten won a huge flip in Level 24 (15,000/30,000/5,000) when he opened for 65,000 under the gun and Anton Afanasyev on his left made it 165,000 to go. Meijer van Putten shoved all in for a little over 1 million effective, and Afanasyev called it off after a moment's thought with ace-king. Meijer Van Putten flopped a set to suck the drama out of the hand and turned his opponent dead.
Just a little before bagging time, Meijer van Putten played a huge pot against fellow big stack Andrew Hulme in a big blind versus button battle. Meijer van Putten had defended and then checked a flop. Hulme bet 95,000 and Meijer van Putten raised to 270,000. Hulme called and then called another barrel of 380,000 on the turn. The river was a and Van Putten fired a third barrel for 555,000. Hulme asked to see his stack but folded after a minute or so.
One other player making headlines was Martin Kabrhel, who ended the day as the second-shortest stack with 640,000. His tanking seemed to be wearing thin with his tablemates, and he came into a hostile environment when he moved from the feature to an outer table after a late elimination.
On one of the last hands he played, Kabrhel was tanking in the big blind after an under-the-gun open from Kiryl Radzivonau and a call from Stefan Fabian. Radzivonau called the clock and told Kabrhel he wasn't going to be afraid to call the clock every hand. Fabian also said if Kabrhel was going to tank this long, he had better be calling or raising and not folding. Kabrhel did eventually call after the clock was put on him, and then he thought awhile again after the flop. Radzivonau called the clock again after about 30 seconds. The tournament director declined to start it just yet but did warn Kabrhel that his tanking could result in a permanent clock if it kept up.
Kabrhel took exception to this, and after he bet most of his stack and won the pot, he had an animated discussion with the tournament staff. He insisted he had big decisions every time he was cutting down his chips and was thinking things over with a short stack that meant his tournament life could be on the line at any moment. Day 5 will commence with Kabrhel under the watchful eye of his tablemates and the tournament staff.
Another notable heading to Day 5 is PokerStars Team Pro Felipe Ramos, though he's the shortest stack and will have just over 10 big blinds when play resumes.
Some players falling on Day 3 included Pablo Gordillo, Maxim Lykov, Fabrice Soulier, Simon Charette, Matas Cimbolas, Benjamin Pollak, and Salvatore Bonavena. The latter was the last EPT champ left in the field and busted in 24th.
The tournament resumes with Level 26 (25,000/50,000/5,000) at noon local time on Sunday.
|1||1||Martin Kabrhel||Czech Republic||640,000|
|1||3||David Lopez Llacer||Spain||2,200,000|
|1||8||Sam Cohen||United States||2,065,000|
|2||6||Andrew Hulme||United Kingdom||2,205,000|
|2||8||Jasper Meijer Van Putten||Netherlands||3,770,000|
|3||7||David Peters||United States||2,985,000|
|Jasper Meijer van Putten||3,770,000||70,000|
|David Lopez Llacer||2,200,000||600,000|
|Felipe Ramos||GGPoker Ambassador||525,000||-450,000|
Kiryl Radzivonau opened to 90,000 under the gun and got action from Stefan Fabian in the cutoff before Martin Kabrhel took his time in the big blind. Radzivonau called a clock eventually, and the tournament director was down to 10 seconds before Kabrhel called. On the flop, Kabrhel tanked again. Radzivonau tried calling a fast clock, expressing irritation at Kabrhel's tanking. He said he was going to call the clock every time and asked the tournament director when he was allowed to call it. The tournament director said it hadn't been a reasonable time, but eventually the clock was put on Kabrhel again. He bet 250,000 just before the countdown ended and got two fast folds.
After the hand, the TD told Kabrhel he was near having a permanent clock on him.
Marius Gierse opened the action from the button for 80,000. Sergei Petrushevskii called from the small blind before Josip Vidovic announced he was all in for 555,000.
Demosthenes Kiriopoulos got his last 400,000 or so in with needing to hold against the of David Lopez Llacer. It didn't happen, as a board of meant aces and jacks were a winner for Llacer.
|David Lopez Llacer||1,600,000||525,000|
Sam Cohen opened under the gun then shoved over a three-bet from small blind Stefan Fabian
Cohen won the race as it ran out . She collected 1,040,000.
Jasper Meijer Van Putten opened in the cutoff and then checked down a board of board with Darren Delahunty, who was in the big blind. On the river, Delahunty shoved all in and Meijer Van Putten snap-called for about 400,000.
Meijer Van Putten:
The rivered set was good for the knockout, and Delahunty headed to payouts.
|Jasper Meijer van Putten||3,700,000||550,000|
David Peters raised to 85,000 from the cutoff before Marius Gierse three-bet from the button to 260,000. Kabrhel and Petroshevskii both got out of the way from the blinds before Peters called.
Peters check after the flop came out . Gierse bet 150,000 and Peters called. Peters checked again when the appeared on the turn. Gierse fired out again, this time for 250,000. This time Peters folded.
After the hand, Gierse had the most amount of chips on the table replacing former top dog Peters.
Jasper Meijer Van Putten defended his big blind from an Andrew Hulme button open and checked a flop. Hulme bet 95,000 and Meijer Van Putten check-raised to 270,000. Hulme called to see a turn, then he called another barrel of 380,000. The river made the board rife with possibility, and Meijer Van Putten bet 555,000. Hulme asked to see his opponent's stack then folded about a minute later.
|Jasper Meijer van Putten||3,150,000||905,000|