MSPT Deadwood 2021 NJSCOOP 2021 MISCOOP
€5,300 Main Event
€5,300 Main Event
Day 4 Completed

Meijer van Putten Leads With 18 Left

mnuwwarah • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Jasper Meijer Van Putten
Jasper Meijer Van Putten

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 {4-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{7-Hearts} 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 {9-Spades} turn. The river was a {5-Hearts} 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 {10-Spades}{9-Spades}{8-Spades} 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.

Tags: Jasper Meijer Van PuttenMartin Kabrhel

End of Day Chip Counts and Seat Draw

Jaxon • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
TableSeatNameCountryChip Count
11Martin KabrhelCzech Republic640,000
12Kiryl RadzivonauBelarus2,590,000
13David Lopez LlacerSpain2,200,000
14Jukka PaloniemiFinland1,100,000
15Stefan FabianRomania2,635,000
18Sam CohenUnited States2,065,000
21Marton CzuczorHungary2,935,000
23Cristinel DumitruRomania1,400,000
25Janos KurtosiHungary1,635,000
26Andrew HulmeUnited Kingdom2,205,000
27Apostolos BechrakisGreece1,515,000
28Jasper Meijer Van PuttenNetherlands3,770,000
31Marius GierseGermany3,375,000
33Sergei PetrushevskiiRussia1,945,000
34Josip VidovicCroatia705,000
35Felipe RamosBrazil525,000
36Gang WangChina1,500,000
37David PetersUnited States2,985,000
Jasper Meijer van Putten nl 3,770,000 70,000
Marius Gierse at 3,375,000 -155,000
David Peters us 2,985,000 185,000
Marton Czuczor hu 2,935,000 210,000
Stefan Fabian ro 2,635,000 115,000
Kiryl Radzivonau by 2,590,000 -20,000
Andrew Hulme gb 2,205,000 605,000
David Lopez Llacer es 2,200,000 600,000
Sam Cohen us 2,065,000 -85,000
Sergei Petrushevskii ru 1,945,000 -15,000
Janos Kurtosi hu 1,635,000 -155,000
Apostolos Bechrakis gr 1,515,000 -470,000
Gang Wang cn 1,500,000 65,000
Cristinel Dumitru ro 1,400,000 -335,000
Jukka Paloniemi fi 1,100,000 -580,000
Josip Vidovic hr 705,000 -40,000
Martin Kabrhel cz 640,000 -10,000
Felipe Ramos br 525,000 -450,000

Kabrhel's Act Wearing Thin With Radzivonau

mnuwwarah • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Martin Kabrhel & Tournament Directors
Martin Kabrhel & Tournament Directors

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 {10-Spades}{9-Spades}{8-Spades} 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.

Kiryl Radzivonau by 2,610,000 -370,000
Stefan Fabian ro 2,520,000 -115,000
Martin Kabrhel cz 650,000 220,000

Tags: Kiryl RadzivonauMartin KabrhelStefan Fabian

Darren Delahunty Eliminated in 20th Place (€34,630)

mnuwwarah • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Darren Delahunty
Darren Delahunty

Jasper Meijer Van Putten opened in the cutoff and then checked down a board of {j-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{9-Spades}{10-Spades}{3-Diamonds} 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.

Delahunty: {a-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}
Meijer Van Putten: {3-Hearts}{3-Spades}

The rivered set was good for the knockout, and Delahunty headed to payouts.

Jasper Meijer van Putten nl 3,700,000 550,000
Darren Delahunty gb Busted

Tags: Darren DelahuntyJasper Meijer Van Putten

Big Stacks Peters & Gierse Face Off

Jaxon • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Marius Gierse
Marius Gierse

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 {J-Spades}{k-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}. Gierse bet 150,000 and Peters called. Peters checked again when the {8-Diamonds} 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.

Marius Gierse at 3,350,000 415,000
David Peters us 2,800,000 -638,000

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Van Putten's Final Barrel Wins

mnuwwarah • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Jasper Meijer Van Putten defended his big blind from an Andrew Hulme button open and checked a {4-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{7-Hearts} flop. Hulme bet 95,000 and Meijer Van Putten check-raised to 270,000. Hulme called to see a {9-Spades} turn, then he called another barrel of 380,000. The river {5-Hearts} 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 nl 3,150,000 905,000
Andrew Hulme gb 1,600,000 -700,000

Tags: Andrew HulmeJasper Meijer Van Putten