OK, maybe "October Nine" isn't quite as catchy, but we've reached the conclusion of Day 4, and thus, our nine WSOP-E Main Event finalists have been decided. Truly a worldly event, in every sense of the word, tomorrow's final table will feature players from all over the globe including Canada, Russia, Finland, Sweden, the U.S. and the U.K.
While seasoned pros John Juanda and Daniel Negreanu will be vying for bracelets four and five respectively, all eyes will be on Ivan Demidov, member of the famed "November Nine," and now the first and only player in history to have reached the final table at both the WSOP and WSOP-E Main Events. A win tomorrow and Ivan will no doubt be thrust into the spotlight as poker's new "It boy."
Play is scheduled to recommence at 1:00 p.m. local time tomorrow afternoon and we'll be there from the first hand 'til the last river card, bringing you hand-for-hand live updates as the action unfolds direct from the tournament floor.
Join us then to find out who will seize the throne and begin his reign as the King of the World Series of Poker Europe. Until tomorrow, from the Casino at the Empire in Leicester Square, good night and good luck!
Peter Neff moved all in from the cutoff and Ivan Demidov called from the small blind.
The flop came down , eliciting an, "Ooooooh" from the crowd. Demidov needed an ace, a ten, or a heart to knock out Neff and the on the turn delivered the blow. The river was the inconsequential and Neff became our final table bubble boy, exiting in 10th place for £54,300.
Peter Neff has just lost a major pot to Scott Fischman that left him with just 62,000 in chips.
While we were unable to count the betting amounts, we can tell you that a bet (Neff), raise (Fischman), all-in (Neff) and call (Fischman) sequence led to all of the money finding its way into the middle on a flop. At the showdown, Fischman turned over a pocket pair of fives for bottom set, and cringed when Neff tabled the for an open-ended straight draw.
The on the turn was a dud for both players, but the on the river was gin for Fischman, as it gave him quads.
Fischman improved to approximately 760,000 after the hand.
John Juanda opened for 35,000 from UTG and Peter Neff called from the big blind. The flop was . Neff checked, Juanda bet 45,000 and Neff called. The turn fell the . Neff quickly checked and Juanda tanked a bit before deciding to check behind. The arrived on the river and both players checked again.
John Juanda 1,363,000
Stanislav Alekhin 1,250,000
Daniel Negreanu 1,010,000
Ivan Demidov 917,000
Robin Keston 859,000
Bengt Sonnert 421,000
Toni Hiltunen 371,000
Scott Fischman 360,000
Chris Elliott 331,000
Peter Neff 313,000