Day 4 Completed
Day 4 Completed
After a relatively short day here at the 2014 partypoker World Poker Tour United Kingdom Main Event in Nottingham, Matas Cimbolas will go into Sunday's final table as the chip leader after winning a couple of big pots against Luca Moschitta and eliminating the Italian at the end of the day to secure the top spot.
Just 16 players returned for the penultimate day of this event, each guaranteed a minimum of £10,200. Charlie Combes was the first player knocked out when he four-bet shoved with deuces, but was defeated by Phillip Mighall's ace-seven when the latter flopped a seven. Ben Vinson had come back as one of the bigger stacks of the day, but he went out in 13th place during a hand that also saw short-stacked Italian Stefano Garbarino knocked out.
Former chip leader of Day 1a and Day 2 — a man who also won the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event — Adrian Mateos was knocked out in 11th place. He lost with the to Sylvain Loosli's , then his last few chips went in with the against the Frenchman's , but the board ran out .
Loosli himself would bust out in 10th place, pushing the into Mighall's , and that sent all the players to just one table. It would then take over two hours before another player was knocked out, with Najib Kamand losing a flip to Moschitta. Ben Warrington then knocked out Jamie Roberts with the against the on a board to put the field on the final table bubble.
A crucial hand saw Cimbolas crippled Moschitta when he flopped a straight and rivered a flush against the Italian's aces. A hand later, Moschitta found kings against Cimbolas' queen-jack to give him some hope, but the two would continue to tangle.
Finally, Moschitta was dispatched in seventh place when he shoved for his final 450,000 with the . Cimbolas called with the and won the race on the board. Moschitta left with £32,000 for his troubles, and the remaining six players bagged up their stacks for the night.
With blinds 12,000/24,000 and a 4,000 ante for another eight minutes, this leaves the final table looking in the following order:
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Matas Cimbolas raised to 50,000 preflop and Luca Moschitta moved all in for about 450,000. The Lithuanian got a count, and, seemingly satisfied, made the call.
The flop was good for the Italian coming but the on the turn left him drawing to just two outs. The river was the giving Cimbolas two pair and the pot.
With just eight minutes left in the level, the final table has been reached. Full chip counts, table draw and a recap to follow.
The very next hand after losing almost all his stack, Luca Moschitta was in the big blind, Matas Cimbolas open-shoved in the small blind and Moschitta called instantly.
The board ran out and Moschitta doubled back up over half a million chips.
In a four-way pot, the action was checked to Luca Moschitta on a board and the Italian bet 77,000. Matas Cimbolas was the only caller.
On the turn, Cimbolas checked a second time and Moschitta bet 190,000. Cimbolas thought for a minute then decided to check-raise to 540,000. Moschitta tanked for a minute then made the call.
The river was the and Cimbolas bet 662,000. Moschitta spent more time deliberating but finally called. The Lithuanian showed for a flopped straight that had rivered a flush. Moschitta flashed aces into the muck.
Antoine Saout and Phillip Mighall saw a flop where both players checked, Mighall then led out for 67,000 on the turn and Saout made the call. The river was the and Mighall bet 120,000. Saout shrugged and made the call.
Mighall tabled but had to share the pot with Saout's .
Ben Warrington raised to 50,000 preflop from late position and Jamie Roberts moved all in for 391,000 behind him. Warrington made a quick call.
The board was and Roberts couldn't find an ace or king and was knocked out in 8th position. The tournament is now just one elimination away from the official final table.
Jamie Roberts shoved for 400,000 from under-the-gun, everyone folded.
Patrick Leonard opened to 50,000 from the cutoff but received no callers. He showed and was a bit sad.
Antoine Saout received a walk.
Najib Kamand opened to 55,000 from the hijack before Luca Moschitta shoved from the big blind. Kamand made the call for his tournament life.
The board came and Moschitta's remarkable comeback from a short stack continued. Kamand was knocked out in 9th place. Two more exits and then the final table will be set.
Patrick Leonard opened to 50,000 preflop before Ben Warrington made it 120,000 in the seat next to him. Leonard folded face up and Warrington showed in return.