2017 PokerStars Festival Bucharest

Main Event
Day: 3
Event Info

2017 PokerStars Festival Bucharest

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
100,000 / 200,000

Main Event

Day 3 Completed

Anil Ozdemir Leads Ahead of PokerStars Festival Bucharest Main Event Final Day

Level 26 : 25,000/50,000, 5,000 ante
Chipleader Anil Ozdemir
Chipleader Anil Ozdemir

By the time play had concluded at the end of Day 3 of the PokerStars Festival Bucharest Main Event, just seven players remained from the 58 that started the day.

The chipleader ahead of the final day is Anil Ozdemir who was the chipleader at the start of the unofficial official final table also. He eliminated several players on his way to bagging the chip lead and 9,350,000 in chips.

SeatNameChip CountBig Blinds
1Johann Eclapier875,00015
2Patrick Bueno835,00014
4Daniel Nietrzebka2,255,00038
6Traian Bostan735,00012
7Sam Grafton6,690,000112
8Fahredin Mustafov2,300,00038
9Anil Olgun Ozdemir9,350,000156

"It's crazy," said Ozdemir after bagging, "It's my first live tournament final table.

"Well, my second. I made one in Rozvadov. But that was a small tournament. This is a big tournament for me.

"My strategy is pretty aggressive I think, and having the chip lead is the biggest weapon for me.

"It's great here in Bucharest. I have been to a lot of PokerStars tournaments like Monte Carlo and Lille."

Closely behind him is well-known British Pro Sam Grafton.

"It's an action-packed day. Very exciting. Right up until the final table. There's been a lot of big pots. I'm excited to be where I am.

"Obviously, Anil [Ozdemir] has the chiplead and he's the favourite but I'm in a strong position and I'm looking forward to playing tomorrow."

Sam Grafton

The day started with a bang with both Day 1b chipleader Stefan Fabian and Day 1a chipleader Tamas Kabatnic busting within the first level. Such was the ferocity of the action at the tables here in Bucharest, that a whopping 24 players were eliminated over the course of the first two levels of the day.

Traian Bostan soared into the chiplead midway through the day, thanks to a stunning hand against start of day chipleader. Nandor Solyom. Solyom three-bet from the small blind and Bostan cold four-bet jammed with Aces. The initial raiser folded and Solyom called with Kings! The pot was worth 2.7m and boosted Bostan to the top of the charts.

Day 2 chipleader Solyom had a difficult time thereafter, dealing with a short stack and despite doubling again, he got his remaining chips in with Aces only for them to be cracked by the Jack-Eight suited of Fahredin Mustafov.

Despite the average stack size rising to over 50 big blinds, there was no let-up in the pace of bustouts from the last two tables until the very end of the night, which means players will be returning with an average stack of 52 big blinds.

Join us tomorrow from 1 p.m. when the final seven players return to battle it out to see who takes home the €133,400 in prize money and the title of PokerStars Festival Bucharest Main Event Champion.

Tags: Anil Olgun OzdemirFahredin MustafovNandor SolyomSam GraftonStefan FabianTamas KabatnicTraian Bostan

Yuriy Kudrynskyy Eliminated in 8th Place (€12,790)

Level 26 : 25,000/50,000, 5,000 ante
Yuriy Kudrynskyy (8th - €12,790)
Yuriy Kudrynskyy (8th - €12,790)

Yuriy Kudrynskyy moved all in for 230,000 from early position. It folded to Johann Eclapier on the button who, after getting similarly short, moved all in for 240,000. Daniel Nietrzebka cold-called from the big blind putting two players at risk.

Kudrynskyy: {k-Clubs}{j-Clubs}
Eclapier: {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds}
Nietrzebka: {a-Hearts}{10-Hearts}

The board ran out {q-Spades}{5-Spades}{4-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} and Eclapier tripled up, eliminating Kudrynskyy in the process.

Player Chips Progress
Daniel Nietrzebka pl
Daniel Nietrzebka
2,650,000 -330,000
Johann Eclapier fr
Johann Eclapier
720,000 260,000
Yuriy Kudrynskyy ua
Yuriy Kudrynskyy

Tags: Daniel NietrzebkaJohann EclapierYuriy Kudrynskyy

"Nice Hand; Not Fun"

Level 26 : 25,000/50,000, 5,000 ante

The flop was {j-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{5-Hearts} and Daniel Nietrzebka checked to Fahredin Mustafov who bet 150,000. Nietrzebka then check-raised to 425,000 and Mustafov called.

Both players checked the {a-Diamonds} turn and the {10-Diamonds} river and Nietrzebka showed {q-Hearts}{10-Hearts} for a rivered pair of tens.

Mustafov showed {k-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} for a pair of jacks and took down the pot.

"Nice hand," said tablemate Sam Grafton and Mustafov muttered his approval, "Nice hand; Not fun!"

Player Chips Progress
Daniel Nietrzebka pl
Daniel Nietrzebka
2,980,000 -420,000
Fahredin Mustafov bg
Fahredin Mustafov
2,150,000 550,000

Tags: Daniel NietrzebkaFahredin MustafovSam Grafton

Razvan Cetanas Eliminated in 9th Place (€10,104)

Level 26 : 25,000/50,000, 5,000 ante
Razvan Cetanas (9th - €10,104)
Razvan Cetanas (9th - €10,104)

On a flop of {5-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{4-Spades} Razvan Cetanas checked to Anil Ozdemir who bet 300,000. Cetanas check-raised to 800,000. Ozdemir then moved all in and after some consideration Cetanas called.

Ozdemir: {8-Diamonds}{3-Spades}
Cetanas: {a-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}

The turn was the {a-Clubs} giving Ozdemir a straight, but Cetanas still had outs to a full house. The river however was the {9-Spades} and Cetanas was eliminated.

Players are now at an official final table and are taking a short break.

Player Chips Progress
Anil Olgun Ozdemir tr
Anil Olgun Ozdemir
7,600,000 1,800,000
Day 3 Chip Leader
Razvan Lucian Cetanas ro
Razvan Lucian Cetanas

Tags: Anil Olgun OzdemirRazvan Lucian Cetanas

Level: 26

Blinds: 25,000/50,000

Ante: 5,000