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Fedor Holz Leads Final 17, Austria's All-Time Money Leader Josef Klinger in Second

Webjoker • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Fedor Holz
Fedor Holz

The third day of the 2015 partypoker World Poker Tour Vienna Main Event started out with 44 players and the simple goal of reaching at least 18 players. That goal was reached, but not without drama.

With 27 players getting in the money, reaching the bubble was the first hurdle to overcome.

Fedor Holz started out second in chips, but seemed motivated to get to the top spot on the leaderboard as soon as possible. He won a big pot with a backdoor flush to get up to 460,000, and didn't seem in the mood to fold much after that. He played about every hand, only to walk into aces when he had a real big hand. He couldn't suck out with his {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts} and doubled Josef Bartalos.

Ivan Luca, currently number three in the Global Poker Index Player of the Year race, wouldn't gain any ground at this stop in Vienna. He busted early on Day 3 when he ran king-jack into ace-four.

Manig Loeser lost all of his chips well before the money was reached as well, his nines didn't improve against Peter Jaksland's kings.

Artur Koren was another familiar player to bust before the paydays were handed out, his seven-nine made things exciting against Josef Klinger's aces by hitting a seven on the flop and turning a flush draw, but the river blanked and Koren hit the rail.

Jan Bendik, another regular on the international tournament circuit, wouldn't make it either. His ace-king got sucked out on by ace-queen.

The bubble loomed not much later. Arberd Lalicic finished in 29th place and with 28 players remaining, hand-for-hand play was established by the tournament director. It took well over an hour before the bubble burst. A lot of players doubled on the bubble, but Robert Schulz wouldn't be so lucky. He shoved his short stack to the middle with ace-eight and got called by Pascal Hartmann holding ace-ten. By the time the turn was on the table, Schulz was drawing to a chop. No luck came on the river and the tournament was down to 27 players and officially in the money.

After an hour dinner break, the players would fall rather quickly. Short stack Stefan Jedlicka, Niki Jedlicka's younger brother, was the first. His ace-deuce got rivered by king-nine.

Former PokerStars Caribbean Adventure champion Dimitar Danchev finished in 26th and Viktor Katzenberger finished 25th.

Start-of-the-day chip leader Dzmitry Urbanovich was next to go. The Polish prodigy finished 24th for €6,040 after a disappointing day. He got unlucky a couple of times, and his bust out was unfortunate as well. He got it in with top pair and a flush draw against the king-high flush draw of Thomas Bichon. The king on the turn meant the end of it for Urbanovich.

Michel Abecassis, one of the most experienced players left in the field, fell next. He played aggressive the entire tournament, only to get it in drawing dead with ace-king against Pascal Hartmann's ten-nine suited in a three-bet pot. The two nines on the flop and no help on the turn, meant there were no cards left in the deck to save the Frenchman.

Jens Lakemeier fell victim to Holz. The 300,000-chip pot went Holz's way this time with ace-king against nines. The board came no higher than a ten, and Lakemeier finished in 22nd place for €6,040.

Erich Kollmann, number three on Austria's all-time money list, added a small cash to his already impressive list of results. He was short the entire day, or should we say, the entire tournament. He got it in good with aces, but Bichon hit top set with his queens to sent Kollmann packing.

While Boyaciyan dodged bullets twice in a row (folding his big blind to Josef Klinger's button raise with aces, and giving Thomas Bichon with aces in the big blind a walk), he couldn't escape when he had aces himself. Jitka Seidler pushed a ton of chips with top pair into his monster, but rivered two pair to cripple the Dutchman.

Two more players busted, but Boyaciyan wouldn't be one of them. Ivan Stefanovic finished in 19th place and Danijel Jovanovic ended the tournament in 18th place.

With five levels played, tournament director Christian Scalzi stopped the tournament and brought out the bags. Seventeen players remained, and once again it was Holz in the lead. Austria's all-time money leader Klinger ended in second place, and both have more than 100 big blinds to start Day 4.

The first level to be played on Day 4 will be Level 19 (4,000/8,000/1,000). The tournament will play down from 17 to six on Day 4. Check back here at 2 p.m. local time for continuing coverage of the partypoker WPT Vienna Main Event.

TableSeatPlayerChip CountBig Blinds
281Frederik Brink Jensen192,00024
283Gaelle Baumann311,00039
284David Boyaciyan125,00016
285Konstantinos Nanos326,00041
286Jitka Seidler396,00050
287Sotirios Koutoupas152,00019
288Josef Klinger804,000101
289Andreas Freund102,00013
301Pascal Hartmann546,00068
302Vladimir Krastev158,00026
303Gerald Karlic500,00063
304Peter Jaksland369,00046
305Hans- Joachim Hein257,00032
306Fedor Holz909,000114
307Thomas Bichon772,00097
308Jan-Eric Schwippert453,00057
309Rumen Nanev217,00027

Tags: Andreas FreundArberd LalicicArtur KorenDanijel JovanovicDavid BoyaciyanDimitar DanchevDzmitry UrbanovichErich KollmannFedor HolzFrederik JensenGaelle BaumannGerald KarlicIvan LucaIvan StefanovicJan BendikJan-Eric SchwippertJens LakemeierJitka SeidlerJosef BartalosJosef KlingerKevin SchulzKonstantinos NanosManig LoeserMichel AbecassisPascal HartmannPeter JakslandRobert SchulzRuman NanevRumen NanevSotirios KoutoupasStefan JedlickaThomas BichonViktor Katzenberger

The Final Seventeen (full)

Webjoker • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Fedor Holz de
Fedor Holz
de 909,000 9,000
Josef Klinger AT
Josef Klinger
AT 804,000 354,000
Thomas Bichon fr
Thomas Bichon
fr 772,000 52,000
Pascal Hartmann de
Pascal Hartmann
de 546,000 351,000
Gerald Karlic at
Gerald Karlic
at 500,000 -110,000
Jan-Eric Schwippert de
Jan-Eric Schwippert
de 453,000 -97,000
Jitka Seidler AT
Jitka Seidler
AT 396,000 -34,000
Peter Jaksland dk
Peter Jaksland
dk 369,000 -71,000
Konstantinos Nanos gr
Konstantinos Nanos
gr 326,000 -44,000
Gaelle Baumann fr
Gaelle Baumann
Winamax Team Pro
fr 311,000 176,000
Hans- Joachim Hein DE
Hans- Joachim Hein
DE 257,000 37,000
Rumen Nanev bg
Rumen Nanev
bg 217,000 92,000
Frederik Brink Jensen DK
Frederik Brink Jensen
DK 192,000 -3,000
Vladimir Krastev AT
Vladimir Krastev
AT 158,000 73,000
Sotirios Koutoupas gr
Sotirios Koutoupas
gr 152,000 -193,000
David Boyaciyan nl
David Boyaciyan
nl 125,000 76,000
Andreas Freund at
Andreas Freund
at 102,000 -138,000

Three More Hands

Webjoker • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

Check back soon for end of day chip counts, Day 4 table draw and a recap of todays action.

Danijel Jovanovic Eliminated in 18th Place (€7,550)

Webjoker • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Daniel Jovanovic
Daniel Jovanovic

With the elimination of Ivan Stefanovic the tournament was down to 18 players. Danijel Jovanovic busted minutes later, making €7,550 for his 17th place.

Gaelle Baumann opened before the flop and Jovanovic shoved all in for 120,000 in chips (20 big blinds). Baumann made the call.

Jovanovic: {A-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}
Baumann: {A-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}

The {4-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{8-Hearts} board gave Jovanovic never any real reason for hope, and the Austrian headed for the exit.

Danijel Jovanovic AT
Danijel Jovanovic
AT Busted

Tags: Danijel JovanovicGaelle Baumann

Ivan Stefanovic Eliminated in 19th Place (€6,580)

Webjoker • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Ivan Stefanovic
Ivan Stefanovic

Ivan Stefanovic had already doubled twice today through David Boyaciyan, but now his luck had ran out.

He was all in before the flop for the few big blinds he had left and was up against Thomas Bichon.

Bichon had {3-Hearts}{3-Spades} while Stefanovic had a fighting chance with {K-Spades}{10-Clubs}.

The {K-Hearts} in the window was good news for Stefanovic, but the rest of the board would run out disastrous for him; {K-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}.

Stefanovic was eliminated in 19th place taking home €6,580. The remaining 18 players are guaranteed €7,550.

Ivan Stefanovic AT
Ivan Stefanovic
AT Busted

Tags: Ivan StefanovicThomas Bichon

Seidler Sucks Out on Boyaciyan

Webjoker • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Jitka Seidler
Jitka Seidler

Jitka Seidler was just moved and sat in the big blind on David Boyaciyan's table. The Dutch Master Classics of Poker champion opened for 12,000 and action folded to Seidler. She glanced at her cards, counted her chips, and thought about it for a bit, like she had done all day so far.

She then called, and Boyaciyan looked a bit surprised by that. "Don't be afraid," Seidler laughed while the dealer spread {9-Spades}{4-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}. "All in!" she continued like it was one sentence.

Boyaciyan double checked if he understood/heard correctly; "All in?" "Yeah!" laughed Seidler. "Ok, call" said Boyaciyan.

David Boyaciyan: {A-Hearts}{A-Clubs}
Jitka Seidler: {K-Hearts}{9-Clubs}

The bet was 198,500, not too shabby.

Things were looking good for Boyaciyan, and the {6-Hearts} on the turn was a blank. The {K-Spades} on the river wasn't however, and Seidler shouted "Yes!" while Boyaciyan started counting out chips to hand over.

"Guys! Guys!" shouted Seidler to her former table mates, "It's much better here! I just doubled through aces. With king nine!" The players at her former table, just two meters away, laughed. Seidler shouted once more "Yahoo!!" Boyaciyan wasn't laughing all that much.

Jitka Seidler AT
Jitka Seidler
AT 430,000 355,000
David Boyaciyan nl
David Boyaciyan
nl 49,000 -270,000

Tags: Jitka SeidlerDavid Boyaciyan

Erich Kollmann Eliminated in 20th Place (€6,580)

Webjoker • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Erich Kollmann
Erich Kollmann

Erich Kollmann didn't have more than twenty big blinds all day, or should we say all tournament? He was patient though, commenting in the dinner break that this must be his most patient tournament ever.

Just now he ran out of double ups and out of luck. He shoved all in under the gun for his last big blinds and action folded to Thomas Bichon in the big blind.

Bichon instantly called since he had a monster with his {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}. Kollmann had {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts} though and things were looking good again for him.

The flop came queen high with {Q-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{8-Spades}, helping Bichon get in the lead. Kollmann already got up from the table and saw the {K-Spades} pop up on the turn and {3-Diamonds} on the river.

Kollmann won't overtake Klinger as Austria's most winningest player, he settles for a small cash here in Vienna while Klinger is still in.

Erich Kollmann at
Erich Kollmann
at Busted

Tags: Erich KollmannJosef KlingerThomas Bichon

Boyaciyan Can Dodge Bullets, Baby!

Webjoker • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

Josef Klinger opened the button and the small blind folded. David Boyaciyan in the big blind thought about it for a second, and then asked "If I fold now, will you stop raising your button?" Klinger smiled and Boyaciyan folded. Klinger laughed, "I need to raise this" as he showed {A-Clubs}{A-Spades}.

The next hand action folded to Boyaciyan in the small blind. He thought again for just a bit. The last orbit Boyaciyan had raised and won Thomas Bichon's big blind. The orbit before that Boyaciyan had limped in and eventually won the pot. This time he just folded, giving Bichon a walk. And wouldn't you know it; Bichon had {A-Spades}{A-Hearts} and showed it. Lucky Boyaciyan!

David Boyaciyan nl
David Boyaciyan
nl 319,000 -1,000

Tags: David BoyaciyanJosef KlingerThomas Bichon

50 Minutes

Webjoker • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

There are fifty minutes left in the level, and the plan is to stop after that if the tournament is down to 18 players or less. If there are more than 18 players still left in the tournament, the players will go on break and come back to play down to 18. There are several shortstacks though, so it's likely 18 will be reached.