€5,300 EPT Main Event
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€5,300 EPT Main Event
Day 4 Completed

Pinto Leads Final 16 In EPT Barcelona Main Event

AndrewK47 • Level 28: Blinds 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
Michael Pinto
Michael Pinto

After four days of action-packed poker, the €5,300 2022 PokerStars and Barcelona©Casino European Poker Tour Main Event has been reduced to its final 16 challengers, surviving a record-breaking field of 2,294 entries. Making it this far means each of the remaining players will get a sizable slice of the €11,125,900 prize pool that's being awarded. Although €67,790 has been locked up by each of them already, the life-changing score of €1,714,000 awaits the winner on Sunday, August 21st.

Leading the pack is Netherlands Michael Pinto, who bagged the chip lead with 11,090,000, or 138 big blinds. Pinto was towards the bottom of the pack to start the day but caught fire when he hit a one-outer with queens against aces to bust Igor Yaroshevskyy and again when he picked up aces against jacks to eliminate Jordan Saccucci. Pinto has $18,295 life-time earnings according to The Hendon Mob, but after this impressive run will have lots more to show for.

Day 2 chip leader Kayhan Mokri finished the day in second place with a big stack of 10,620,000 and will look to put his 132 big blinds to work in the hunt for EPT gold. Rounding out the top five are Patrik Jaros (10,350,000), Scott Margereson (7,185,000) and Giuliano Bendinelli (5,885,000).

Day 5 Seat Assignments

TableSeatNameCountryChip CountBig Blinds
11Michael PintoNetherlands11,090,000138
12Scott MargeresonUnited Kingdom7,185,00089
13Tigran HarutyunyanArmenia1,065,00013
14Jimmy GuerreroFrance1,160,00014
15Neville EndoBrazil3,825,00048
16Kayhan MokriNorway10,620,000132
17Lucas Silva RochaBrazil1,045,00013
18Giuliano BendinelliItaly5,885,00073
      
21Jack SalterUnited Kingdom1,660,00020
22Maher NouiraTunisia1,745,00022
23Fabiano KovalskiBrazil4,540,00057
24Paul FischillAustria2,290,00029
25Peterson MachadoBrazil1,290,00016
26Bruno PegaArgentina1,995,00025
27Valentin-Marius CristeaRomania3,205,00041
28Patrik JarosCzech Republic10,350,000129

Action of the Day

A total of 64 players returned to their seats and the early eliminations came at a quick pace. Among those to bust were Bruno Volkmann, Michael Wang, Gaelle Baumann, and 2018 PCA Main Event champion Maria Lampropulos.

When the final three-table redraw took place it didn’t take long for an elimination when Remigiusz Wyrzykiewicz found himself all in with ace-ten and up against the ace-jack of Giuliano Bendinelli to bust in 24th. Baard Dahl hit the rail in 23rd in the exact same scenario but fell to the ace-jack of Paul Fischill.

A double-elimination took place shortly after when Margereson picked up kings and busted both Daniel Birkmose (22nd) and Emmanuel Lopez (21st) in the same hand. One hand after players returned from dinner break, Canada’s Ryan Yu fell in 20th when he was all in with queen-jack against the ace-nine of Mokri. Sebastian Toro hit the rail in 19th when he shoved with ace-nine and got looked up by chip leader Pinto with ace-jack. Martin Olali’s day ended in 18th when his ace-queen ran into the ace-king of Mokri.

The last elimination came roughly an hour later when Kalidou Sow got his kings in good against the pocket twos of Fabiano Kovalski, until the river came a deuce, ending his day in 17th place.

Day 5 will kick off on Saturday, Aug 20 at noon local time with blinds resuming at 40,000/80,000/80,000 with 80 minutes and 24 seconds left in level 28. One more day will follow before a winner is named to take home the trophy, the title and the top prize of €1,714,000.

Stay tuned to PokerNews as the live reporting team will be back to provide all the action until a winner is crowned in the EPT Barcelona €5,300 Main Event.

Tags: Baard DahlBruno VolkmannDaniel BirkmoseEmmanuel LopezFabiano KovalskiGaelle BaumannGiuliano BendinelliIgor YaroshevskyyJordan SaccucciKalidou SowKayhan MokriMaria LampropulosMichael PintoMichael WangRemigiusz WyrzykiewiczSebastian Toro

End-of-Day Chip Counts

dsalituro • Level 28: Blinds 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
Michael Pinto nl
Michael Pinto
nl 11,090,000 265,000
Kayhan Mokri no
Kayhan Mokri
no 10,620,000 480,000
Patrik Jaros cz
Patrik Jaros
cz 10,350,000 -450,000
Scott Margereson gb
Scott Margereson
gb 7,185,000
Giuliano Bendinelli it
Giuliano Bendinelli
it 5,885,000 -325,000
Fabiano Kovalski br
Fabiano Kovalski
br 4,540,000 2,320,000
Neville Costa br
Neville Costa
br 3,825,000 -25,000
Valentin Cristea ro
Valentin Cristea
ro 3,205,000 685,000
Paul Fischill at
Paul Fischill
at 2,290,000
Bruno Pega ar
Bruno Pega
ar 1,995,000
Maher Nouira tn
Maher Nouira
tn 1,745,000 -200,000
Jack Salter gb
Jack Salter
gb 1,660,000 -200,000
Peterson Machado br
Peterson Machado
br 1,290,000 390,000
Jimmy Guerrero fr
Jimmy Guerrero
fr 1,160,000 -200,000
Tigran Harutyunyan am
Tigran Harutyunyan
am 1,065,000 -485,000
Lucas Silva Rocha br
Lucas Silva Rocha
br 1,045,000 -560,000

Play Has Ended

dsalituro • Level 28: Blinds 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante

Day 4 has come to an end with 16 players remaining.

Stay tuned for a full recap of the day's action.

Kalidou Sow Eliminated in 17th Place (€67,790)

dsalituro • Level 28: Blinds 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
Kalidou Sow
Kalidou Sow

Patrik Jaros raised to 160,000 from early position and was called by Fabiano Kovalski on the button. In the big blind, Kalidou Sow reraised to 580,000 and Jaros called. Kovalski then used a time bank before shoving all in and Sow called for his last 1,660,000. Jaros got out of the way.

Kalidou Sow: {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs}
Fabiano Kovalski: {2-Spades}{2-Clubs}

Sow was a big favorite to double up as the board came {6-Clubs}{q-Spades}{6-Spades}{3-Diamonds}, but the {2-Hearts} spiked on the river and Kovalski hit his two-outer to knock out Sow in 17th place.

The remaining 16 players are now bagging up their chips for the night.

Patrik Jaros cz
Patrik Jaros
cz 10,350,000 -450,000
Fabiano Kovalski br
Fabiano Kovalski
br 4,540,000 2,320,000
Kalidou Sow fr
Kalidou Sow
fr Busted

Tags: Kalidou Sow

Pinto Keeps Building

SandraBarbour • Level 28: Blinds 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante

Mateus Endo opened to 200,000 under the gun and Michael Pinto called from the big blind.

The flop fell {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} and Pinto check-called a bet of 125,000 from Endo.

The turn was the {6-Hearts} and was checked through to the {q-Clubs} river. Both players checked again and Pinto showed {a-Spades}{7-Clubs} to win the pot with a pair of aces.

Michael Pinto nl
Michael Pinto
nl 10,825,000 300,000
Neville Costa br
Neville Costa
br 3,850,000 -340,000

Tags: Mateus EndoMichael Pinto

Margereson Jams on Fischill

BrandonBloom • Level 28: Blinds 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
Scott Margereson
Scott Margereson

Paul Fischill limped and called in the small blind against a raise by Scott Margereson in the big blind.

Fischill check-called for 200,000 on the {k-Spades}{9-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} flop, and check-called for 750,000 on the {3-Clubs} turn.

The {9-Hearts} completed the board, Fischill checked, and Margereson moved all in. Fischill was faced with a decision for his remaining stack of 2,290,000, and ultimately sent his cards into the muck to live another day.

Scott Margereson gb
Scott Margereson
gb 7,185,000 1,485,000
Paul Fischill at
Paul Fischill
at 2,290,000 -1,470,000

Tags: Paul FischillScott Margereson

Level:
28
Blinds:
40,000/80,000
Ante:
80,000

Jaros Hits Money Card

AndrewK47 • Level 28: Blinds 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
Patrik Jaros
Patrik Jaros

In a heads-up pot with roughly 700,000 in the middle on a board showing {6-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}, Peterson Machado checked in the small blind and Patrik Jaros continued for 600,000, which was called.

The river came the {7-Clubs} and Machado checked again. Jaros sized up to 1,200,000 and Machado snap-called. Jaros quickly tabled {9-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} for the nut-straight and Machado looked disgusted as he rolled over {4-Clubs}{4-Spades} for a lower straight.

Patrik Jaros cz
Patrik Jaros
cz 10,800,000 590,000
Peterson Machado br
Peterson Machado
br 900,000 -390,000

Tags: Patrik JarosPeterson Machado

Updated Chip Counts (full)

dsalituro • Level 27: Blinds 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante
Michael Pinto nl
Michael Pinto
nl 10,525,000 275,000
Patrik Jaros cz
Patrik Jaros
cz 10,210,000 2,510,000
Kayhan Mokri no
Kayhan Mokri
no 10,140,000 -360,000
Giuliano Bendinelli it
Giuliano Bendinelli
it 6,210,000 635,000
Scott Margereson gb
Scott Margereson
gb 5,700,000 -650,000
Neville Costa br
Neville Costa
br 4,190,000 1,175,000
Paul Fischill at
Paul Fischill
at 3,760,000 410,000
Valentin Cristea ro
Valentin Cristea
ro 2,520,000 70,000
Fabiano Kovalski br
Fabiano Kovalski
br 2,220,000 -920,000
Bruno Pega ar
Bruno Pega
ar 1,995,000 -305,000
Maher Nouira tn
Maher Nouira
tn 1,945,000 -5,000
Jack Salter gb
Jack Salter
gb 1,860,000 -480,000
Kalidou Sow fr
Kalidou Sow
fr 1,740,000 -760,000
Lucas Silva Rocha br
Lucas Silva Rocha
br 1,605,000 -25,000
Tigran Harutyunyan am
Tigran Harutyunyan
am 1,550,000 340,000
Jimmy Guerrero fr
Jimmy Guerrero
fr 1,360,000 -90,000
Peterson Machado br
Peterson Machado
br 1,290,000 -1,710,000