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€5,300 EPT Main Event
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Highlights

€5,300 EPT Main Event
Day 3 Completed

Adams Takes Chip Lead into Day 4; Three Former EPT Champions Left with Chouity, Castaignon, and Michaelis

poolshir • Level 21: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
Timothy Adams
Timothy Adams

Day 3 of the 2019 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino European Poker Tour €5,300 Main Event has come to an end with Timothy Adams in the lead with 2,190,000 after six levels of play. Out of 922 entries, 107 returned to the felt at noon and in the end, 30 players managed to find a bag to tag for Day 4 tomorrow here in the Monte Carlo Bay Resort & Hotel.

Adams won a tournament here in Monte Carlo earlier this week, collecting €548,030 for his first-place finish in the €25,000 Single-Day High Roller, and is looking to add a second trophy to bring back to Canada. Trailing Adams in the chip counts is 2010 EPT Monte Carlo Grand Final champion, Nicolas Chouity who bagged 2,155,000 after spending the latter part of the day on the feature table with Day 2 chip leader, Wiktor Malinowski. Malinowski will return on Day 3 with 715,000 — despite being less than what he started with, after being down to almost 100,000 during the day he’ll be happy to have recovered somewhat.

Melika Razavi
Melika Razavi finished third in chips

Melika Razavi finished Day 3 with 2,050,000 in her bag, the only other player to have collected more than 2 million over the day. PokerNews' Valerie Cross caught up with the Iranian beauty queen during the day to ask about her tournament. Evy Kvilhaug and Alisa Sibgatova are two other women who have made it through, but with both stacks under average they’ve got some work to do on Day 4. Twenty different nationalities are represented among the 30 remaining players, promising a multi-cultural affair in the final stages.

The dubious honor of the first to be eliminated today was the PokerStars Ambassador, Ramon Colillas who started on the feature table. Colillas found pocket jacks in the small blind and four-bet shoved his last 17 big blinds in after Patrik Antonius had raised and Mikalai Vaskaboinikau had three-bet. Vaskaboinikau was the only one to make the call with pocket aces and stayed ahead throughout the board.

The runner-up to Colillas in the PokerStars Players Championship, Julien Martini was eliminated by Nicolas Chouity after starting the day as one of the chip leaders. In a three-bet pot, the flop came nine-four-deuce and Martini called a bet of Chouity, as well as a shove when the six came on the turn. Martini held nine-seven for a pair of nines while Chouity was ahead with pocket jacks and rivered an extra jack for good measure to send Martini out.

Fatima Moreira De Melo was the last PokerStars Ambassador left in the field when she shoved from the big blind after Aladin Reskallah had limped in from the small blind. De Melo’s king-nine failed to beat the ace-king of Reskallah, and the former Dutch Gold Olympic medal winner was sent to the rail in 44th place.

Paul Michaelis
Paul Michaelis - 2018 EPT Prague Champion is still in it

With four former EPT Champions in the field, the only one to be sent packing today was Antonius. Antonius won the EPT Baden Classic in 2005 and was eliminated in the last level of the night when he ran his last 356,000 into the pocket queens of Luis Medina with ace-ten. No help of the board as the Finn was sent to the rail in 35th place. Remi Castaignon and Paul Michaelis are both still in, as is Chouity. Castaignon won EPT Deauville in 2013 and Michaelis is the most recent EPT champion when he won it in Prague in December. Castaignon bagged 680,000 and Michaelis will be returning with 1,480,000. Michaelis could be the second player ever to win two EPTs but could also be the first-ever to win it back to back.

Make sure to return tomorrow, Friday, May 3, at noon as the PokerNews live reporting team will be here to bring you all the updates as the tournament plays down to the final six players.

Day 4 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayersCountryChipsBig Blinds
11Rustam HajiyevAzerbaijan1,045,00052
12Wei HuangChina130,0007
14Jorden VerbraekenBelgium1,100,00055
15James RomeroUSA1,310,00066
16Fady KamarLebanon725,00036
17Melika RazaviIran2,050,000103
18Karoly OdorHungary270,00014
      
21Mikalai VaskaboinikauBelarus695,00035
22Evy KvilhaugNorway485,00024
23Alisa SibgatovaRussia450,00023
24Ambrose TraversUK520,00026
25Bruno VolkmannBrazil1,210,00061
26Nicolas ChouityLebanon2,155,000108
27Vlado BanicevicMontenegro350,00018
28Sam GreenwoodCanada550,00028
      
31Christoph VogelsangGermany625,00031
32Remi CastaignonFrance680,00034
33Aladin ReskallahFrance1,600,00080
34Nicola GriecoItaly975,00049
36Timothy AdamsCanada2,190,000110
37Ryan RiessUSA230,00012
38Luis MedinaPortugal890,00045
      
41Manig LoeserGermany1,635,00082
42Conor BeresfordUK1,010,00051
43Massimo MoseleItaly320,00016
44Govert MetaalNetherlands790,00040
45Jack MaskillUK300,00015
46Wiktor MalinowskiPoland715,00036
47Paul MichaelisGermany1,480,00074
48Viktor KatzenbergerHungary1,255,00063

Tags: Aladin ReskallahAlisa SibgatovaEPT Monte CarloEvy KvilhaugFatima Moreira De MeloJulien MartiniLuis MedinaMelika RazaviMikalai VaskaboinikauNicolas ChouityPatrik AntoniusPaul MichaelisRamon ColillasRemi CastaignonTimothy AdamsWiktor Malinowski

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

KaleGozer • Level 21: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
Timothy Adams ca
Timothy Adams
ca 2,190,000 -110,000
Nicolas Chouity lb
Nicolas Chouity
lb 2,155,000 105,000
Melika Razavi ir
Melika Razavi
ir 2,050,000 50,000
Manig Loeser de
Manig Loeser
de 1,635,000 85,000
Aladin Reskallah fr
Aladin Reskallah
fr 1,600,000 100,000
Paul Michaelis de
Paul Michaelis
de 1,480,000 -20,000
James Romero us
James Romero
us 1,310,000 110,000
Viktor Katzenberger hu
Viktor Katzenberger
hu 1,255,000 280,000
Bruno Volkmann br
Bruno Volkmann
br 1,210,000 10,000
Jorden Verbraeken be
Jorden Verbraeken
be 1,100,000 100,000
Rustam Hajiyev az
Rustam Hajiyev
az 1,045,000 -155,000
Conor Beresford gb
Conor Beresford
gb 1,010,000 -130,000
Nicola Grieco it
Nicola Grieco
it 975,000 9,000
Luis Medina pt
Luis Medina
pt 890,000 -59,000
Govert Metaal nl
Govert Metaal
nl 790,000
Fady Kamar lb
Fady Kamar
lb 725,000 -205,000
Wiktor Malinowski pl
Wiktor Malinowski
pl 715,000 37,000
Mikalai Vaskaboinikau by
Mikalai Vaskaboinikau
by 695,000 -171,000
Remi Castaignon fr
Remi Castaignon
fr 680,000 230,000
Christoph Vogelsang de
Christoph Vogelsang
de 625,000 -275,000
Sam Greenwood ca
Sam Greenwood
ca 550,000 -350,000
Ambrose Travers gb
Ambrose Travers
gb 520,000 -306,000
Evy Kvilhaug NO
Evy Kvilhaug
NO 485,000 255,000
Alisa Sibgatova ru
Alisa Sibgatova
ru 450,000
Vlado Banicevic me
Vlado Banicevic
me 350,000 -50,000

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Day 3 Concluded

KaleGozer • Level 21: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante

Day 3 of the 2019 EPT Monte Carlo Main Event has wrapped up with 30 players making it through to the penultimate day. All chip counts and an end-of-day recap follow shortly.

Sammartino Goes Down Against Reskallah

DegenOnTour • Level 21: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
Dario Sammartino
Dario Sammartino

Vlado Banicevic raised to 35,000 from middle position and Nicola Grieco called from the next seat. Dario Sammartino then moved all in for his last 508,000 and it folded to Aladin Reskallah in the big blind. Reskallah wanted confirmation of Sammartino's stack and then he moved all in himself for over 950,000.

The other players folded and Reskallah immediately opened up {a-Hearts}{k-Spades}. He was flipping against the {j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} of Sammartino and the {a-Clubs}{6-Spades}{4-Diamonds} flop was rather favorable for Reskallah.

Sammartino wasn't able to catch up on the {7-Spades} turn and {10-Spades} river. He busted out of the tournament in 31st place.

Aladin Reskallah fr
Aladin Reskallah
fr 1,500,000 510,000
Nicola Grieco it
Nicola Grieco
it 966,000 120,000
Vlado Banicevic me
Vlado Banicevic
me 400,000 -165,000
Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
it Busted

Tags: Aladin ReskallahDario SammartinoNicola GriecoVlado Banicevic

Razavi Snags Celestino on the River

KaleGozer • Level 21: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
Ariel Celestino
Ariel Celestino

Ariel Celestino raised to 32,000 from under the gun and Melika Razavi, who had just been moved to Celestino's left, made the call. The flop came down {j-Spades}{7-Spades}{2-Diamonds} and Celestino checked. Razavi bet 66,000, Celestino check-raised all in for 315,000 and Razavi called.

Ariel Celestino: {k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}
Melika Razavi: {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}

Celestino needed to fade the aces and jacks and did so on the {8-Clubs} turn. The dealer slowly burned and turned the river and revealed the {j-Diamonds} to give Razavi the winner against one of the top GPI ranked players of the year.

Melika Razavi
Melika Razavi
Melika Razavi ir
Melika Razavi
ir 2,000,000 300,000
Ariel Celestino br
Ariel Celestino
br Busted

Tags: Ariel CelestinoMelika Razavi

Yokosawa to the Rail

KaleGozer • Level 21: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
Masato Yokosawa
Masato Yokosawa

In two steps, Japanese hopeful Masato Yokosawa's first EPT Main Event deep run came to an end. First, it was Govert Metaal that put him under pressure. Metaal had opened with {a-}{q-} and barreled a queen-high board down to the river. Yokosawa called two streets but folded the river to be left with 200,000.

Those went in shortly after with {k-Hearts}{10-Hearts} and Conor "1_conor_b_1" looked him up with {a-}{8-}. No help for Yokosawa made him the 33rd place finisher.

Conor Beresford gb
Conor Beresford
gb 1,140,000 330,000
Govert Metaal nl
Govert Metaal
nl 1,000,000
Masato Yokosawa jp
Masato Yokosawa
jp Busted

Tags: Govert MetaalMasato YokosawaConor Beresford

Sibgatova Doubles Through Michaelis

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Alisa Sibgatova
Alisa Sibgatova

Alisa Sibgatova was preflop all in for 214,000 against Paul Michaelis.

Alisa Sibgatova: {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs}
Paul Michaelis: {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}

The {9-Spades}{9-Hearts}{8-Clubs} flop and {5-Diamonds} turn kept the Russian ahead. Michaelis pointed at the board with his finger and pulled an imaginary trigger, but to no avail. The {6-Diamonds} on the river doubled Sibgatova up.

Paul Michaelis de
Paul Michaelis
de 1,300,000 165,000
Alisa Sibgatova ru
Alisa Sibgatova
ru 450,000 220,000

Tags: Alisa SibgatovaPaul Michaelis

Medina Eliminates Antonius

poolshir • Level 21: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
Patrik Antonius
Patrik Antonius

Luis Medina raised to 37,000 from the early position and Patrik Antonius shoved on the button for 356,000. The blinds quickly folded and Medina called.

Patrik Antonius: {a-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}
Luis Medina: {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds}

The board ran out {9-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} for Medina to hold with the pocket pair of queens to eliminate the 2005 EPT Baden Classic Champion in 35th place for €17,310.

Luis Medina pt
Luis Medina
pt 949,000 396,000
Patrik Antonius fi
Patrik Antonius
fi Busted

Tags: Luis MedinaPatrik Antonius