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Day 4 Completed

Sets Power Tomas Jozonis to Huge Day 4 Lead

mnuwwarah • Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Tomas Jozonis
Tomas Jozonis

Tomas Jozonis made it look easy on Day 4 of the 2018 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo©Casino EPT €5,300 Main Event as he raced past his competitors to bag a huge chip lead with the final 16 set for a Day 5 in which they'll determine a final table.

Jozonis finished with 4,075,000, which represents more than 200 big blinds with five minutes remaining in Level 22 (10,000/20,000/20,000). The next-best stack belongs to German superstar Ole Schemion, but his 2,630,000 remains a far cry from where Jozonis sits.

Jozonis has more than $400,000 in live cashes but is known mostly for his online play, where he's banked over $3 million according to PocketFives.

Today, Jozonis simply ran hotter than the sun as he hit three sets for knockouts, two of them in huge pots.

In the first one, he busted recent WPT500 champ Gary Miller in a three-bet pot. Jozonis opened queens under the gun and got three-bet by Miller, and they saw a king-queen-four flop hit. Jozonis check-called down until he check-jammed the river, and Miller couldn't find a fold with ace-king for his last 40 big blinds after using multiple time extensions.

The second one ran out remarkably similar, with Alexis Fleur this time being the one to flop top pair with ace-king when Jozonis had a set, this time fours. Again, the Lithuanian took a check-calling line and then check-ripped on the end, with his opponent once again tank-calling.

Jozonis passed Schemion in the counts shortly after that, and the final big set of the day was a little less dramatic and certainly less necessary. This time, Jozonis opened cutoff and called a ship of 19 big blinds by Mark Demirdjian, who had ace-five offsuit. Jozonis only needed to hold with eights but flopped another set for good measure.

While Jozonis is certainly in great shape, he has plenty of extremely tough competition left. While EPT Monte Carlo does typically produce some loaded final tables, even by this event's standards the remaining 16 looks tougher than getting lunch for under €10 in Monaco.

David Peters (1,675,000), Patrik Antonius (1,505,000), Adrian Mateos (1,495,000), PokerStars Team Pro Andre Akkari (980,000), Stefan Huber (975,000), Davidi Kitai (825,000) and Josip Simunic 690,000) would all be worthy headliners on their own. Together, they make it certain the eventual champion will have earned his keep.

Andre Akkari & Ole Schemion
Andre Akkari and Ole Schemion both advanced.

Some of the less fortunate hopefuls who had dreams dashed on Day 4 included Gavin O'Rourke, Dimitar Danchev, Antoine Saout and Philipp Gruissem. Former PCA champ Danchev endured a nasty exit when he got it in on the turn fading only a flush draw and his opponent binked.

Day 5 will see a final table determined, starting at noon local time in Monaco on Thursday. Come back PokerNews for more live updates then.

EPT Main Event Day 5 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
11Stefan HuberSwitzerland975,00049
12David PetersUSA1,675,00084
13Josip SimunicAustria690,00035
14Javier FernandezSpain2,120,000106
15Krisztian GyorgyiHungary1,770,00089
16Davidi KitaiBelgium825,00041
17Nicolas DumontFrance500,00025
18Honglin JiangNew Zealand1,890,00095
      
21Ole SchemionGermany2,630,000132
22Andre AkkariBrazil960,00048
23Adrian MateosSpain1,495,00075
24Tomas JozonisLithuania4,075,000204
25Patrik AntoniusFinland1,505,00075
26Sadri SalehCanada610,00031
27Davor LaniniItaly900,00045
28Dan AbouafFrance595,00030

Tags: Tomas Jozonis

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

With 16 players remaining the clock has been stopped with some five minutes left in the level and the action for Day 5 will resume at noon local time when the event plays down to the final six. Stay tuned, as a recap of today's action is to follow.

Tomas Jozonis lt
Tomas Jozonis
lt 4,075,000 75,000
Ole Schemion de
Ole Schemion
de 2,630,000 100,000
Javier Fernandez ES
Javier Fernandez
ES 2,120,000 -80,000
Honglin Jiang nz
Honglin Jiang
nz 1,890,000 40,000
Krisztian Gyorgyi HU
Krisztian Gyorgyi
HU 1,770,000 -130,000
David Peters us
David Peters
us 1,675,000 325,000
Patrik Antonius fi
Patrik Antonius
fi 1,505,000 215,000
Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
es 1,495,000 45,000
Andre Akkari br
Andre Akkari
br 980,000 -310,000
Stefan Huber ch
Stefan Huber
ch 975,000 -225,000
Davor Lanini it
Davor Lanini
it 900,000 190,000
Davidi Kitai be
Davidi Kitai
be 825,000 95,000
Josip Simunic at
Josip Simunic
at 690,000 -130,000
Sadri Saleh sn
Sadri Saleh
sn 610,000 -190,000
Dan Abouaf fr
Dan Abouaf
fr 595,000 -85,000
Nicolas Dumont fr
Nicolas Dumont
fr 500,000 -65,000

Jiang Leaves Abouaf Short

zedmaster84 • Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Honglin Jiang
Honglin Jiang

Tomas Jozonis raised to 45,000 and was called by Adrian Mateos in the big blind. On the flop of {K-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}, Mateos checked and called a bet of 40,000 to see the {2-Clubs} turn. Mateos checked once more and called a second barrel of Jozonis for 130,000. Both ended up checking the {A-Hearts} river and Mateos announced a jack before turning over his {Q-Hearts}{J-Clubs}. Jozonis had that beat with {K-Hearts}{8-Spades} and raked in yet another pot against Mateos.

Then, it was Honglin Jiang that raised on the button to 45,000 and Dan Abouaf defended his big blind. On a flop of {J-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}, Abouaf checked and called a first barrel of 60,000 by Jiang. The {2-Hearts} on the turn brought a second flush draw and Abouaf checked. Jiang now made it 125,000 to go and Abouaf opted to check-raise to 280,000. Jiang called and the duo headed to the {4-Spades} river.

Abouaf bet 325,000 with some 210,000 behind and Jiang used one time bank extension before tossing in a single chip for the call. Abouaf turned over his {10-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} for second pair and a busted gutshot, which Jiang had beat with the {A-Hearts}{J-Hearts} for top pair.

The very next hand, Jiang raised to 45,000 from the cutoff and Abouaf called from the small blind, as did Jozonis out of the big blind. All three players checked the {10-Spades}{4-Hearts}{2-Hearts} flop. Abouaf moved all in after the {10-Hearts} turn and claimed the pot after both his opponents folded.

Tomas Jozonis lt
Tomas Jozonis
lt 4,000,000 150,000
Honglin Jiang nz
Honglin Jiang
nz 2,200,000 800,000
Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
es 1,450,000 -170,000
Dan Abouaf fr
Dan Abouaf
fr 300,000 -750,000

Tags: Adrian MateosDan AbouafHonglin JiangTomas Jozonis

Schemion Gets Three Streets of Value

KaleGozer • Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Ole Schemion
Ole Schemion

After opening {9-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} in early position the hand before, Ole Schemion kept up the aggression and raised to 45,000 under the gun with {J-Clubs}{10-Hearts}. Josip Simunic called on the button with {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}.

Schemion hit top pair on the {10-Spades}{7-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} flop and he continued 45,000. Simunic called with the second best hand.

On the {2-Diamonds} turn, Schemion loaded up another time and fired 135,000, Simunic once again came along with the call.

The {7-Diamonds} on the river brought out a smaller bet from Schemion, 105,000, and Simunic paid it off with his nines.

Ole Schemion de
Ole Schemion
de 2,530,000 490,000
Josip Simunic at
Josip Simunic
at 820,000 -280,000

Tags: Josip SimunicOle Schemion

Federico Petruzzelli Eliminated in 18th Place (€27,900)

mnuwwarah • Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Federico Petruzzelli & Gavin O'Rourke
Federico Petruzzelli & Gavin O'Rourke

Federico Petruzzelli put a little under half his stack of 170,000 in from the button and then called off the rest when Krisztian Gyorgyi shoved in the big blind.

Federico Petruzzelli: {9-Spades}{8-Clubs}
Krisztian Gyorgyi: {k-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}

The board ran out {10-Spades}{5-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{a-Spades}, and Petruzzelli busted when neither played improved.

Krisztian Gyorgyi HU
Krisztian Gyorgyi
HU 1,900,000 200,000
Federico Petruzzelli it
Federico Petruzzelli
it Busted

Tags: Federico PetruzzelliKrisztian Gyorgyi