2019 PokerStars.es EPT Barcelona

€5,300 EPT Main Event
Day: 3
Event Info

2019 PokerStars.es EPT Barcelona

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
200,000 / 400,000

€5,300 EPT Main Event

Day 3 Completed

Braco Leads 48 Survivors on Day 3; Shorr Hot on His Heels

Level 22 : 10,000/20,000, 20,000 ante
Pasquale Braco
Pasquale Braco

The record-breaking 2019 PokerStars EPT Barcelona €5,300 EPT Main Event is one step closer to crowning a champion at Casino Barcelona as Day 3 concluded with 48 players out of 1,988 entries remaining.

With the lion's share of the €9,641,800 prize pool still up for grabs, all those that bagged and tagged for the night have already locked up €25,650 for their efforts, but all eyes are firmly set on the top prize of €1,659,000.

Leading the field after Day 3 is Pasquale Braco with 2,800,000 and the Italian comes fresh off a deep run in the record-breaking €1,100 National in which he finished in 11th place. Second in chips is Shannon Shorr with 2,515,000 followed by Diego Falcone (2,310,000), while several other players such as Simon Brandstrom (2,300,000), Ut Tam Vo (2,275,000), Jonas Ten Cate (2,240,000) and Jerry Odeen (2,135,000) are all closely bunched together.

Three further hopefuls are seeking a repeat victory at the current festival in Barcelona as €2,200 National High Roller champion Alexander Ivarsson (1,585,000), €1,100 National champion Markku Koplimaa (455,000) and €100,000 High Roller winner Sergi Reixach (430,000) all bagged up chips, too.

Kimmo Kurko, Alexander Ivarsson and Stefan Jedlicka
Kimmo Kurko, Alexander Ivarsson and Stefan Jedlicka

Also included in the mix for Day 4 are former EPT Main Event runner-ups Kimmo Kurko (1,655,000), Marton Czuczor (1,195,000), Anton Siden (745,000) and 2016 Dublin third-place finisher Kully Sidhu (1,715,000), as well as big names such as Stefan "mindgamer" Jedlicka (1,815,000), Timothy Adams (1,275,000), Isaac Haxton (1,205,000), Ben Farrell (1,020,000), and Gaelle Baumann (500,000) who all have plenty of experience deep in big tournaments at their disposal.

Many other big names were unable to make it through another day and headed to the payout desk on Day 3. Jeremy Palvini and Lukas Zaskodny were ousted in a three-way all-in when Thiago Signorelli Viana turned a set of nines. Pete Chen and Ema Zajmovic also failed to make it to the first break and the second level kicked off with the elimination of Fatima Moreira De Melo. The last remaining PokerStars ambassador ran with ace-king into the pocket aces of Alen Alencar over on the feature table.

Fatima Moreira De Melo
Fatima Moreira De Melo

The last former EPT Main Event champion in the field, 2018 Sochi winner Arsenii Karmatckii, saw his hopes of a second title vanish when his last few big blinds disappeared with ace-king versus queen-six suited. The 2019 EPT Monte-Carlo finalists Viktor Katzenberger and Nicola Grieco, as well as Gianluca Speranza followed soon after.

The biggest pots of the tournament so far came in the fourth level of the day. Jean Ferreira found himself on the wrong end of a cooler with kings against the aces of Rui Sousa and headed to the payout desk despite flopping a king. And the rise of Shannon Shorr to become one of the biggest stacks was a result of a clash with Ioannis Zachmanidis when Shorr flopped trips nines with nine-seven suited.

Alex Foxen departed before the dinner break, too, and the action didn't slow down in the final two levels of the night either as the field was reduced further at a rapid pace. Andres Korn, Aymon Hata and Harry Lodge were ousted in the penultimate level. Among the last to bust were Griffin Benger, Bruno "Kool Shen" Lopes, Molly Mossey and Zhen Cai.

Benger missed out on a pay jump and ended up second-best with king-ten suited against pocket jacks, Lopes found no help with king-nine against ace-ten and Mossey lost a flip with ace-king against jacks. Just before bagging and tagging, the same fate also awaited for Cai in the final hands of the night when he couldn't get there with Big Slick against the jacks of Jiayuan Liu.

Griffin Benger and Zhen Cai
Griffin Benger and Zhen Cai bust late on Day 3

The action for Day 4 is set to resume at 12 p.m. noon local time and at least four and up to six 90-minute levels will be played with the goal to reach at least the final two tables, with a dinner break after the fourth level if needed. Blinds will resume at 10,000-25,000 with a big blind ante of 25,000.

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Day 4 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
11Jonas Ten CateNetherlands2,240,00090
12Markku KoplimaaEstonia455,00018
13Michal SchuhCzech Republic1,240,00050
14Steve BerdahFrance365,00015
15Isaac HaxtonUnited States1,205,00048
16Anton SidenSweden745,00030
17Rui SousaPortugal1,340,00054
18Yunye LuChina1,300,00052
21Alen AlencarBrazil750,00030
22Bartlomiej MachonPoland2,030,00081
23Kully SidhuUnited Kingdom1,715,00069
24Jerry OdeenSweden2,135,00085
25Balakrishna Reddy PaturUnited States1,220,00049
26Marian MikUkraine565,00023
27Kelvin KerberBrazil775,00031
28Pasquale BracoItaly2,800,000112
31Ut Tam VoFrance2,275,00091
32Rodrigo Marques CarmoPortugal750,00030
33Johan StorakersSweden1,670,00067
34Johnny NedvedBelgium1,975,00079
35Adam JonssonSweden845,00034
36Ben FarrellUnited Kingdom1,020,00041
37Leandro BustilloArgentina840,00034
38Jiayuan LiuChina1,480,00059
41Simon MattssonSweden390,00016
42Shannon ShorrUnited States2,515,000101
43Simon BrandstromSweden2,300,00092
44Naor SlobodskoyIsrael650,00026
45Jorge RamellaUruguay530,00021
46Gaelle BaumannFrance500,00020
47Felipe SalgadoBrazil595,00024
48Alexander IvarssonSweden1,585,00063
51Sabo CeylanSweden600,00024
52Giovani TorrePortugal650,00026
53Robert HeidornGermany1,005,00040
54Luiz Duarte Ferreira FilhoBrazil780,00031
55Kimmo KurkoFinland1,655,00066
56Sahil ChuttaniIndia1,170,00047
57Joe MouawadLebanon1,955,00078
58Rodrigo De Barros SemeghiniBrazil390,00016
61Stefan JedlickaAustria1,800,00072
62Sergi ReixachSpain430,00017
63Denys ChufarinUkraine1,255,00050
64Diego FalconeBrazil2,310,00092
65Ryhor KarapanauBelarus1,520,00061
66Cyril Monbrun-MassotFrance860,00034
67Timothy AdamsCanada1,275,00051
68Marton CzuczorHungary1,195,00048

Tags: Alex FoxenAlexander IvarssonAnton SidenArsenii KarmatckiiBen FarrellEma ZajmovicFatima Moreira De MeloGriffin BengerIsaac HaxtonJean FerreiraKimmo KurkoKully SidhuMarkku KoplimaaMarton CzuczorMolly MosseyNicola GriecoPasquale BracoSergi ReixachShannon ShorrStefan JedlickaTimothy AdamsViktor KatzenbergerZhen Cai

End-of-Day 3 Counts (full)

Level 22 : 10,000/20,000, 20,000 ante

More to follow.

Player Chips Progress
Pasquale Braco it
Pasquale Braco
2,800,000 -25,000
Day 3 Chip Leader
Shannon Shorr us
Shannon Shorr
2,515,000 -275,000
Diego Falcone br
Diego Falcone
2,310,000 35,000
Simon Brandstrom se
Simon Brandstrom
2,300,000 -500,000
EPT 1X Winner
Ut Tam Vo fr
Ut Tam Vo
2,275,000 25,000
Jonas ten Cate nl
Jonas ten Cate
2,240,000 565,000
Jerry Odeen se
Jerry Odeen
2,135,000 -560,000
Bartlomiej Machon pl
Bartlomiej Machon
2,030,000 330,000
Johnny Nedved be
Johnny Nedved
1,975,000 25,000
Joe Mouawad lb
Joe Mouawad
1,955,000 355,000
Stefan Jedlicka at
Stefan Jedlicka
1,815,000 135,000
Kully Sidhu gb
Kully Sidhu
1,715,000 -245,000
Johan Storakers se
Johan Storakers
1,670,000 450,000
Kimmo Kurko fi
Kimmo Kurko
1,655,000 500,000
Alexander Ivarsson se
Alexander Ivarsson
1,585,000 -290,000
Ryhor Karapanau by
Ryhor Karapanau
1,520,000 -650,000
Jiayuan Liu cn
Jiayuan Liu
1,480,000 180,000
Rui Sousa pt
Rui Sousa
1,340,000 40,000
Yunye Lu cn
Yunye Lu
Timothy Adams ca
Timothy Adams
1,275,000 -255,000
Denys Chufarin ua
Denys Chufarin
1,255,000 -345,000
Michal Schuh cz
Michal Schuh
1,240,000 -60,000
Balakrishna Patur us
Balakrishna Patur
1,220,000 10,000
Isaac Haxton us
Isaac Haxton
1,205,000 -410,000
Marton Czuczor hu
Marton Czuczor
1,195,000 455,000

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Day 3 Done

Level 22 : 10,000/20,000, 20,000 ante

The bags have been brought out and the chips are being stored away for the night. 48 players have made it through to Day 4 of the 2019 EPT Barcelona Main Event.

All chip counts and an end of day recap follow shortly.

Kerber Doubles Through Lu

Level 22 : 10,000/20,000, 20,000 ante
Kelvin Kerber
Kelvin Kerber

On a flop reading {9-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}, Yunye Lu was all in from the big blind and Kelvin Kerber called from middle position with his last 220,000.

Kelvin Kerber: {k-Clubs}{k-Hearts}
Yunye Lu: {10-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}

Lu had a gutshot but Kerber had a pair of kings. The {a-Hearts} turn and {5-Spades} river filled up the board, and Kerber took down the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Yunye Lu cn
Yunye Lu
1,300,000 555,000
Kelvin Kerber br
Kelvin Kerber
550,000 -500,000

Tags: Kelvin KerberYunye Lu

Cai Eliminated by Liu

Level 22 : 10,000/20,000, 20,000 ante
Zhen Cai
Zhen Cai

During the last hands of the night, Zhen Cai was all in for 375,000 and had a classic coin flip against Jiayuan Liu.

Zhen Cai: {a-Spades}{k-Clubs}
Jiayuan Liu: {j-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}

"Please let me win a flip, one time," Liu said and the {q-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{10-Spades} flop was no threat yet. Liu asked for a three and didn't mind the {4-Diamonds} turn and {3-Hearts} river run out as Cai made his way to the payout desk.

Player Chips Progress
Jiayuan Liu cn
Jiayuan Liu
1,300,000 450,000
Zhen Cai us
Zhen Cai

Tags: Jiayuan LiuZhen Cai

Vo Gets Value From Torre

Level 22 : 10,000/20,000, 20,000 ante
Ut Tam Vo
Ut Tam Vo

Giovani Torre raised to 45,000 in the hijack, Ut Tam Vo three-bet to 140,000 in the cutoff and Torre called. Torre check-called barrels of 115,000 on the {6-Hearts}{4-Spades}{2-Spades} flop and 265,000 on the {7-Hearts} turn before both players checked the {2-Hearts} on the river.

Torre showed {9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}, Vo revealed {j-Hearts}{j-Clubs} and took down a sizable pot in the twilight stages of the day.

Player Chips Progress
Ut Tam Vo fr
Ut Tam Vo
2,250,000 700,000
Giovani Torre pt
Giovani Torre
575,000 -505,000

Tags: Giovani TorreUt Tam Vo

Nedved Takes From Braco

Level 22 : 10,000/20,000, 20,000 ante

Johnny Nedved opened to 65,000 from the button and Pasquale Braco three-bet to 210,000 from the small blind. Nedved stuck around with a call.

The flop fell {8-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{3-Clubs} and Braco threw in a bet of 180,000 that Nedved called. The turn came the {k-Spades} and was checked through to the {9-Diamonds} river. Both players checked again. Braco tabled {a-Hearts}{q-Spades} for ace-high and Nedved revealed {j-Spades}{9-Spades} to win the pot with a pair of nines.

Player Chips Progress
Pasquale Braco it
Pasquale Braco
2,825,000 225,000
Day 3 Chip Leader
Johnny Nedved be
Johnny Nedved

Tags: Johnny NedvedPasquale Braco

Mossey Loses Flip to Duarte

Level 22 : 10,000/20,000, 20,000 ante
Molly Mossey
Molly Mossey

After Luiz Duarte Ferreira Filho raised from under the gun, Molly Mossey shoved all in for 185,000 and Duarte called it off.

Molly Mossey: {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}
Luiz Duarte Ferreira Filho: {j-Diamonds}{j-Spades}

It was a classic flip for Mossey's tournament life, but the {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{7-Spades} flop and the {q-Hearts} turn provided no help. Another blank followed on the river to send Mossey to the payout desk in 50th place out of a massive field of 1,988 entries.

Player Chips Progress
Luiz Duarte Ferreira Filho br
Luiz Duarte Ferreira Filho
775,000 185,000
Molly Mossey us
Molly Mossey

Tags: Luiz Duarte Ferreira FilhoMolly Mossey