2022 888poker XL Winter Series WSOPC Rozvadov
€3,000 Main Event
Days:
€3,000 Main Event
Day 4 Completed

Juen More Time

Homer • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Alban Juen
Alban Juen

It was yet another quick-fire day at the ISPT poker tables as we lost 78 of the 98 players that came back for Day 4. With the action moved off the field and into the Bobby Moore suite, it was qualifier Alban Juen, who, having led at the start of Day 2 and Day 3, retook the lead right at the death.

Ole Schemion, who has been on a hot streak for the last year, had begun the day as chip leader that also counted Toby Lewis and Sam Trickett amongst the biggest stacks. Schemion and Trickett were drawn on the same table and it made for some intriguing early battles, most of which were won by the German. Trickett ended up busting fairly early, donated his €3,000 prize money to the dealers and headed straight to the airport and the WSOP. Other big names who didn't make it through included Lewis, Mat Frankland, Antoine Saout and Peter Eastgate.

It was Trickett's former foes in the Nottingham poker scene, Pete Linton and Nick Hicks, who were at this point vying for the chip lead as Schemion lost several big pots, eventually falling in a flip. It looked as though Hicks would be the overall chip leader after he eliminated Amy Trodd in a 3 million chip pot with aces against kings, but then Alban's late rally right at the end just pushed him in front for Day 5.

They'll be joined by Freddy Deeb, Praz Bansi, Julian Gardner and Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliott, all still hoping for that €1 million first prize.

Tomorrow we'll be playing down to the final table from 12pm UK time. Remember to join the PokerNews Live Reporting Team for all the updates on the penultimate day of the ISPT.

Official End-of-Day 4 Chip Counts (full)

YorkshirePud • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Here's how the remaining players stack up — literally.

Alban Juen fr
Alban Juen
fr 5,265,000 2,965,000
Nick Hicks gb
Nick Hicks
gb 4,785,000 185,000
Pete Linton gb
Pete Linton
gb 4,515,000 2,115,000
Jakub Michalak pl
Jakub Michalak
pl 3,475,000 1,650,000
Xavier El Fassy fr
Xavier El Fassy
fr 2,770,000 1,420,000
Gwendoline Janot fr
Gwendoline Janot
fr 2,470,000 325,000
Leigh Wiltshire
Leigh Wiltshire
2,310,000 810,000
Florian Hoeller
Florian Hoeller
2,030,000 570,000
Jean Miguel Lacerda
Jean Miguel Lacerda
1,735,000 -57,000
Dave Ulliott gb
Dave Ulliott
gb 1,700,000 300,000
Leon Louis gb
Leon Louis
gb 1,600,500 100,500
Freddy Deeb lb
Freddy Deeb
lb 1,485,000 585,000
Praz Bansi gb
Praz Bansi
gb 1,065,000 707,000
Ferhad Seyadi
Ferhad Seyadi
1,010,000 334,000
Jerome Brion fr
Jerome Brion
fr 900,000 -1,150,000
Julian Gardner
Julian Gardner
800,000 307,000
Bassam Elia
Bassam Elia
760,000 130,000
Giuseppe Stagno
Giuseppe Stagno
710,000 110,000
Neil Benardout
Neil Benardout
590,000 -1,168,000
James Sullivan
James Sullivan
355,000 -135,000

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Fished

Homer • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Dave Ulliott is the opposite of a happy bunny in springtime, joyously bouncing over a green hill in full view of the sun and a rainbow.

"But Pokernews!" you might ask, "why is that?"

The reason was that Alban Juen had fired 550,000 on the river {A-Spades}{10-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{8-Clubs} with Ulliott tanking for several minutes before making the call.

Juen showed {Q-Clubs}{2-Clubs} for a backdoor flush and Ulliott muttered several expletives as he turned over {Q-Spades}{J-Clubs} for a turned straight. Juen is now up to over 5 million.

Play is now finishing for the evening.

Juen Alban Busts Florian Schultz

Yardley • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Florian Schultz threw in his remaining chips with less than three minutes left of day 4 at the ISPT. Juen Alban had the chips to call him with and duly did so.

Shultz was in excellent shape with {J-Spades} {J-Diamonds} versus the {Q-Clubs} {J-Clubs} of Alban.

The board ran out {6-Clubs} {2-Spades} {9-Clubs} {9-Spades} {10-Clubs} and Alban’s flush sent Schultz home with €7,950 for his troubles.

Tags: Juen Alban

Louis Wins a FlippetyFlip

YorkshirePud • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Leon Louis is a heads-up sit 'n' go player who terrorises opponents under the alias "Flippetyflopuk," quite ironic then that he won a crucial 'flip.

A raise to 87,000 from Stagno was greeted by an all in shove of 786,000 from Louis and a call from Stagno. Louis' hand was the {9-Spades}{9-Hearts} and he was up against the {K-Hearts}{Q-Hearts} of Stagno. By the river the board read {7-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{8-Clubs}{5-Hearts}, doubling Louis up and leaving Stagno nursing stack that is less than a third of the average stack.

Leon Louis gb
Leon Louis
gb 1,500,000 630,000
Giuseppe Stagno
Giuseppe Stagno
600,000 -700,000

Tags: Leon LouisGiuseppe Stagno

Tikhov Terminated

YorkshirePud • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Ivan Tikhov is no longer a competitor in this tournament after being eliminated in a hand with Pete Linton.

Jakub Michalak opened from the button and Linton flat-called in the small blind. Ivan Tikhov ceased an opportunity to get his short-stack all in and he shoved from the big blind. Michalak folded but Linton called.

Linton: {K-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}
Tikhov: {A-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}

Linton came from behind when the {6-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} flop came into play and his pair of queens stayed best as the turn and river failed to improve Tikhov.

Tags: Jakub MichalakPete Linton

The Ladies Be Hating Deeb

Homer • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

It's been a bad last hour for Freddy Deeb, twice he's played raised pots where two queens have come on the flop and both time he's been the loser.

In the first hand, Deeb opened to 100,000 and was called by Gwedoline Janot to see a {Q-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} flop. Deeb checked and Janot bet 75,000 before Deeb check-raised to 300,000. Janot thought for a moment and then made the call.

The {5-Diamonds} came on the turn and Deeb checked again, this time Janot bet 350,000.

"You must have a queen, or sevens," said Deeb, mucking his hand.

A few hands later saw Deeb open the button to 90,000 and Xavier El Fassy made the call. Both players checked the {Q-Hearts}{2-Spades}{Q-Clubs} flop before El Fassy check-raised Deeb's 200,000 bet to 500,000. Deeb made the call to see the {9-Diamonds} on the river where El Fassy bet 600,000.

Deeb took a minute and made the call, El Fassy showed {2-Clubs}{2-Hearts} for a full house and Deeb flashed {K-Clubs}{Q-Spades} having flopped trips.

Freddy Deeb lb
Freddy Deeb
lb 900,000 -2,100,000

Daniel Platten is Out

Yardley • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Daniel Platten shoved his last 107,000 over the line and was called by Guiseppe Stagno in the small blind and Praz Bansi in the big blind.

They checked the flop of {9-Spades} {k-Diamonds} {10-Hearts}

The turn was the {A-Hearts} Again they both checked.

The river was the {7-Hearts}. Stagno checked and Bansi bet 100,000.

“Really? Check check and you bet the river.” Said Stagno wondering why Bansi would try to steal the pot. He called the 100,000 and got the answer.

Stagno’s top pair {A-Diamonds} {3-Diamonds} was no match for Bansi’s rivered straight with {J-Diamonds} {8-Diamonds}.

Platten mucked his cards, said "Good game." and exited with dignity.

Tags: Praz Bansi

Last Level

YorkshirePud • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

The word on the tournament floor was there would be another level played after the one currently in play. However, the official word is we will now wrap things up at the end of this level, meaning the players will be bagging and tagging in around 35 minutes.