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Event #26: $2,620 No-Limit Hold'em Marathon
Day 4 Completed

Roman Korenev Leads Final 16 to Day 5 of The Marathon

DegenOnTour • Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Roman Korenev
Roman Korenev

Day 4 of Event #26: $2,620 No-Limit Hold'em is in the books at the 2019 World Series of Poker. The 1,083-player field had already dwindled down to the final 52 players but after another six 100-minute levels they are down to 16 players. Roman Korenev from Russia is leading the pack with 3,125,000 but he is closely followed by Yicheng Xu (3,045,000) and Dong Sheng Peng (2,930,000) from China. The remaining players are all guaranteed $16,970 but if they survive one more elimination they will be guaranteed $21,208. Of course, all the players are eyeing that top prize of $477,401.

Day 4 Action

The day started with 52 players still in action but it didn't take too long for the first player to exit the tournament. Mario Navarro pushed his last four big blinds to the middle holding ace-seven suited. Paul Hizer had king-queen off-suit and managed to hit a flush to eliminate Navarro. He was the 52nd place finisher and took home $8,075.

Other players that failed to make Day 5 include Joseph Cheong (49th - $8,075), Anatoly Filatov (46th - $8,075), WSOP bracelet winners Ryan Leng (40th - $9,504) and Mohsin Charania (38th - $9,504), and Day 2 chip leader David Coleman (27th - $13,780). Chris Grigorian, also known as ''The Armenian Express'', had a good start of the day but he had to settle for 24th place. Grigorian ran his pocket jacks into the pocket queens of Peng and he took home $13,780.

Chris Grigorian
Chris Grigorian

WSOP Bracelet winner Preston Lee and Johan Guilbert tangled in one particular hand where Guilbert fired on all streets. Lee called with his pocket sevens on a board with two overcards and an underpair. The entire table got up on their feet and verbally admired Lee's hero call. Lee survived the day with just 640,000 while Guilbert Only has 370,000. Other players that are still in include Joe Curcio (2,710,000), Sergio Fernandez (1,615,000), Gustavo Darosamuniz (745,000), and Daniel Park (300,000).

They will continue Friday on Level 25 with the blinds at 20,000 and 40,000 and a big blind ante of 40,000. The remaining 16 players have an average stack of 44 big blinds and there will be plenty of room to play with the levels still being 100 minutes long.

The plan is to play down to the final six players and PokerNews will be there to provide live coverage.

Day 5 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon 21Joe CurcioUnited States2,710,00068
Amazon 22Johan GuilbertFrance370,0009
Amazon 23Sergio FernandezSpain1,615,00040
Amazon 24Vladimir RevniagaUnited States2,795,00070
Amazon 25Dong Sheng PengChina2,930,00073
Amazon 26Jared KoppelUnited States1,870,00047
Amazon 27Joseph LibertaUnited States1,340,00034
Amazon 28Matt RussellUnited States2,850,00071
      
Amazon 31Preston LeeUnited States640,00016
Amazon 32Gustavo DarosamunizBrazil745,00019
Amazon 33Yicheng XuChina3,045,00076
Amazon 35Roman KorenevRussia3,125,00078
Amazon 36Francis AndersonUnited States1,215,00030
Amazon 37Daniel ParkUnited States300,0008
Amazon 38Peter HongUnited States1,660,00042
Amazon 39Timothy MilesUnited States1,180,00030

Tags: Anatoly FilatovChris GrigorianDaniel ParkDavid ColemanDong Sheng PengFernandezGustavo DarosamunizJoe CurcioJohan GuilbertJoseph CheongMario NavarroMohsin CharaniaPaul HizerPreston LeeRoman KorenevRyan LengSergio FernandezYicheng Xu

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

ajlamers • Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Roman Korenev ru
Roman Korenev
ru 3,125,000 -675,000
Yicheng Xu CN
Yicheng Xu
CN 3,045,000 95,000
Dong Sheng Peng CN
Dong Sheng Peng
CN 2,930,000 -90,000
Matt Russell us
Matt Russell
us 2,850,000
Vladimir Revniaga us
Vladimir Revniaga
us 2,795,000 285,000
Joe Curcio us
Joe Curcio
us 2,710,000 -270,000
Jared Koppel us
Jared Koppel
us 1,870,000 -230,000
Peter Hong us
Peter Hong
us 1,660,000 760,000
Sergio Fernandez es
Sergio Fernandez
es 1,615,000 65,000
Joseph Liberta us
Joseph Liberta
us 1,340,000 120,000
Francis Anderson us
Francis Anderson
us 1,215,000 115,000
Timothy Miles us
Timothy Miles
us 1,180,000 -220,000
Gustavo Darosamuniz BR
Gustavo Darosamuniz
BR 745,000 -5,000
Preston Lee us
Preston Lee
us 640,000 -60,000
Johan Guilbert fr
Johan Guilbert
fr 370,000 -270,000
Daniel Park us
Daniel Park
us 300,000 -30,000

The Day is Done

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Players are bagging their chips and the remaining 16 players are set to return June 14th for Day 5. A full recap and chip counts will be posted shortly.

Vladimir Alexandrov Eliminated in 17th Place ($16,970)

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Vladimir Alexandrov
Vladimir Alexandrov

Vladimir Alexandrov opened to 65,000 in middle position and was called by Joe Curcio on his left. Vladimir Revniaga three-bet to 260,000 in the hijack and the action folded back to Alexandrov. He thought for a minute before four-bet shoving all in for 710,000. Curcio asked for a count but folded while Revniaga snap-called.

Vladimir Revniaga: {k-Spades}{k-Hearts}
Vladimir Alexandrov: {j-Spades}{j-Clubs}

Revniaga was in a dominating position with his pocket kings. The board ran out {a-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{6-Spades}{q-Spades}{3-Clubs} and Alexandrov was sent home in 17th place.

Vladimir Revniaga us
Vladimir Revniaga
us 2,510,000 895,000
Vladimir Alexandrov us
Vladimir Alexandrov
us Busted

Tags: Joe CurcioVladimir AlexandrovVladimir Revniaga

Christopher Ma Eliminated in 18th Place ($16,970)

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Christopher Ma
Christopher Ma

Joe Curcio and Christopher Ma were heads-up on the flop that fell {j-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}. Curcio led out for 75,000 from the hijack and Ma shipped all in for around 350,000 on the button. Curcio instantly called and the cards were tabled.

Joe Curcio: {q-Spades}{q-Clubs}
Christopher Ma: {j-Hearts}{10-Clubs}

Ma flopped top pair but it was no match for the pocket queens of Curcio. The {6-Spades} on the turn narrowed Ma's outs even more and the {7-Hearts} on the river sealed the deal.

Joe Curcio us
Joe Curcio
us 2,980,000 620,000
Christopher Ma us
Christopher Ma
us Busted

Tags: Christopher MaJoe Curcio

Liberta Wins a Classic Flip

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The action folded to Joseph Liberta on the button who shoved all in for 580,000. Matt Russell instantly called from the small blind and Vladimir Alexandrov folded his big blind.

Joseph Liberta: {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}
Matt Russell: {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}

The flop came {4-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{2-Spades} which favored Liberta's pocket queens. The {10-Clubs} on the turn and the {5-Clubs} on the river held form and Liberta doubled up.

Matt Russell us
Matt Russell
us 2,850,000 -650,000
Joseph Liberta us
Joseph Liberta
us 1,220,000 650,000

Tags: Joseph LibertaMatt RussellVladimir Alexandrov

Final Two Table Redraw

ajlamers • Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
SeatTable 402Chip CountTable 403Chip Count
1Vladimir Alexandrov645,000Preston Lee1,300,000
2Joe Curcio2,360,000Gustavo Darosamuniz750,000
3Johan Guilbert640,000Yicheng Xu2,950,000
4Christopher Ma510,000Sergio Fernandez635,000
5Vladimir Revniaga1,615,000Roman Korenev3,800,000
6Dong Sheng Peng3,020,000Francis Anderson1,100,000
7Jared Koppel2,100,000Daniel Park330,000
8Joseph Liberta570,000Peter Hong900,000
9Matt Russell3,500,000Timothy Miles1,400,000

Fiodor Martino Eliminated in 19th Place ($13,780)

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Fiodor Martino
Fiodor Martino

Yicheng Xu raised to 70,000 in the cutoff and Fiodor Martino shoved all in for around 740,000 in the small blind. The action was back on Xu who sigh-called to put Martino at risk.

Yicheng Xu: {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}
Fiodor Martino: {a-Clubs}{j-Spades}

The flop came {k-Spades}{9-Spades}{3-Diamonds} and Xu took a strong lead with a set of nines. The {7-Diamonds} on the turn left Martino drawing dead but Xu made quads when the {9-Diamonds} completed the board for good measure.

Yicheng Xu CN
Yicheng Xu
CN 3,100,000 700,000
Fiodor Martino it
Fiodor Martino
it Busted

Tags: Fiodor MartinoYicheng Xu