2019 World Series of Poker Europe

Event #14: €10,350 Main Event No-Limit Hold'em
Day: 3
Event Info

2019 World Series of Poker Europe

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
300,000 / 600,000
Players Info - Day 3
Players Left

Event #14: €10,350 Main Event No-Limit Hold'em

Day 3 Completed

Martini Tops Last 42 After Day 3; Sammartino and Zinno Among Big Stacks

Level 19 : 10,000/20,000, 20,000 ante
Julien Martini
Julien Martini

The money bubble has burst on Day 3 of the 2019 World Series of Poker Europe €10,350 Main Event and 42 players out of 541 entries in the second-biggest WSOPE Main Event remain in contention for a seven-figure payday and the coveted gold bracelet at the King's Resort in Rozvadov.

After an impressive rush to the top of the leaderboard, Julien Martini has established a comfortable lead and claimed a stack of 5,959,000 to his name, well ahead of Dario Sammartino in second place with 3,897,000.

Sammartino may become the fourth player to reach the final table of the WSOP and WSOPE Main Event in the same year after finishing runner-up to Hossein Ensan in Las Vegas. The only other players to do so previously were Ivan Demidov in 2008 followed by James Akenhead and Antoine Saout in 2009.

Felix Schulze is third in chips with 3,079,000, Jorma Nuutinen (2,822,000) and Rifat Palevic (2,800,000) round out the top five. Other big stacks and notables that will return for Day 4 are Anthony Zinno (2,381,000), Jan-Peter Jachtmann (1,879,000), Daniel Rezaei (1,852,000), David "ODB" Baker (1,019,000), Maria Lampropulos (732,000), Roberto Romanello (600,000) and Martin Kabrhel (566,000).

UK's Harry Ross won his entry to the €10,350 Main Event by finishing 2nd to Kabrhel in the €1,700 WSOP International Circuit Main Event in March 2019 and bagged up 1,628,000 after a double in the final hands of the night while Mykola Kostyrko qualfiied through a $11 step satellite on partypoker and remains in contention with a stack of 407,000.

Defending champion Jack Sinclair fell short in his bid to defend the title and bowed out in the money, but the 2017 runner-up Gianluca Speranza (1,128,000) still has the chance to go one spot better. Other notables that took home a portion of the €5,139,500 prize pool on Day 3 were Anton Morgenstern, Benjamin Pollak, Dash Dudley, Joao Vieira, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Artur Rudenkov, Jeff Madsen and Roland Israelashvili.

No Cash for Deeb, Sievers Bubbles

Rainer Kempe, Davidi Kitai, Anatoly Filatov, Christopher Frank, Aymon Hata, Orpen Kisacikoglu, and Bartlomiej Machon were all gone early on and for 2019 WSOP Player of the Year contender Shaun Deeb, Day 3 came to an end just shy of the money bubble.

The last player to leave without anything to show for was Nicolas Sievers. As one of the shortest stacks remaining, he three-bet jammed the small blind with king-jack and Vadzim Lipauka called with ace-six suited. Sievers paired a king on the turn but a third club on the river let the money bubble burst.

Nicolas Sievers Bubbles the 2019 WSOPE Main Event
Nicolas Sievers Bubbles the 2019 WSOPE Main Event

Defending Champion Sinclair Among Casualties in the Money

Once the money bubble burst, the all-in showdowns kept coming at a rapid pace and among those to run out of chips were Ghattas Kortas, Michael Sklenicka, Markus Dürnegger, Jeff Madsen, Tobias Peters, Maxim Lykov and Francesco Delfoco. Madsen had doubled through Julien Martini only to send the chips back to the Frenchman shortly after when his queens failed to crack pocket kings.

Defending champion Jack Sinclair was nursing a short stack for most of the day and lost a flip with queen-jack against the pocket sixes of Anthony Zinno, as a six on the flop left Sinclair drawing dead on the turn.

Zinno had been down to a nub in the penultimate break of the day but the final two levels vaulted the two-time WSOP bracelet winner to an above-average stack. He also won a vital flip with ace-king suited against the pocket jacks of Joao Vieira to double and busted the fellow 2019 bracelet winner soon after.

Jack Sinclair
Jack Sinclair

Late Rush for Martini and Palevic

In the final two levels of the night, Martini cemented his top spot when he won a big pot off Harry Ross with a turned straight. Several players had to hand over their stacks to the Frenchman. Paulius Vaitiekunas suffered two bad beats to go from big stack to out, and his final hand he came up second-best with ace-king against the ace-ten suited of Martini. The mixed game specialist finished his riot by sending Jacob Baumgartner to the rail with kings versus queens.

For Anton Morgenstern, the day came to a crushing end. After the departure of Benjamin Pollak, Morgenstern held the lead on the feature table but lost two pots in quick succession to Jan-Peter Jachtmann and Rifat Palevic. Both were also involved in the final hand of Morgenstern, who flopped a set of nines only to see Palevic with ace-king for top pair and top kicker hit running diamonds for a four-flush.

The final 42 players bagged up for the night and will be back for another six levels of 90 minutes each on Day 4. The action recommences at noon local time on Tuesday, October 29th, 2019, with blinds of 12,000-24,000 and a big blind ante of 24,000. As of the fourth level of the day, the PokerGO live stream gets underway and the PokerNews team will be on the floor to provide all the action from start-to-finish.

Tags: Anthony ZinnoAnton MorgensternBenjamin PollakDaniel RezaeiDario SammartinoDavidi KitaiFelix SchulzeGianluca SperanzaHarry RossJack SinclairJeff MadsenJoao VieiraJulien MartiniMaria LampropulosMartin KabrhelMykola KostyrkoNicolas SieversPaulius VaitiekunasRifat PalevicRoberto RomanelloShaun DeebVadzim Lipauka

Day 4 Seat Draw

Level 19 : 10,000/20,000, 20,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
381Rifat PalevicSweden2,800,000117
382Daan MuldersNetherlands621,00026
383Maria LampropulosArgentina732,00031
384Kristoffer RasmussenDenmark278,00012
385Anh DoCzech Republic1,282,00053
386Daniel RezaeiAustria1,852,00077
387Gianluca SperanzaItaly1,128,00047
401Alex FoxenUnited States809,00034
402Georgios VrakasGreece1,086,00045
403Pierre MothesGermany1,302,00054
404Mykola KostyrkoUkraine407,00017
405Dario SammartinoItaly3,897,000162
406Rene MuellerGermany625,00026
407Jan-Peter JachtmannGermany1,879,00078
421Christian RudolphGermany401,00017
422David “ODB” BakerUnited States1,019,00042
423Roberto RomanelloUnited Kingdom600,00025
424Philipp LuetkemeierGermany772,00032
425Felix SchulzeGermany3,079,000128
426Dragos TrofimovUnited Kingdom1,376,00057
427Michal LubasPoland1,457,00061
431Karol KonopkaPoland220,0009
432Viktor WalterGermany1,400,00058
433Charbel SalloumLebanon1,137,00047
434Saar WilfIsrael564,00024
435Claas SegebrechtGermany1,000,00042
437Enrico CamosciItaly625,00026
438Anthony ZinnoUnited States2,381,00099
441Harry RossUnited Kingdom1,628,00068
442Alexandros KoloniasGreece591,00025
444Marek BlaskoSlovakia1,041,00043
445Anas BelatikMorocco1,270,00053
446Jakob MadsenDenmark700,00029
447Abdelhakim ZoufriNetherlands357,00015
448Julien MartiniFrance5,959,000248
451Alfred KovezmanIsrael273,00011
452Vadzim LipaukaBelarus1,295,00054
453Mustafa BizTurkey820,00034
454Martin KabrhelCzech Republic566,00024
455Deniz DoganGermany1,030,00043
457Sergio RuizSpain1,457,00061
458Jorma NuutinenFinland2,822,000118

End of Day 3 Chip Counts (full)

Level 19 : 10,000/20,000, 20,000 ante

A full recap of today's action is to follow.

Player Chips Progress
Julien Martini fr
Julien Martini
5,959,000 -41,000
Day 3 Chip Leader
WSOP 4X Winner
Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
3,897,000 197,000
Felix Schulze de
Felix Schulze
3,079,000 234,000
Jorma Nuutinen fi
Jorma Nuutinen
2,822,000 -478,000
Rifat Palevic se
Rifat Palevic
2,800,000 280,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
WSOP 4X Winner
WPT 3X Winner
Jan-Peter Jachtmann de
Jan-Peter Jachtmann
1,879,000 238,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Daniel Rezaei at
Daniel Rezaei
1,852,000 32,000
Harry Ross gb
Harry Ross
1,628,000 -2,000
Michal Lubas pl
Michal Lubas
1,457,000 -268,000
Sergio Ruiz us
Sergio Ruiz
1,457,000 926,000
Viktor Walter de
Viktor Walter
Dragos Trofimov md
Dragos Trofimov
1,376,000 126,000
Pierre Mothes de
Pierre Mothes
1,302,000 202,000
Vadzim Lipauka by
Vadzim Lipauka
1,295,000 -515,000
Anh Do cz
Anh Do
1,282,000 52,000
Anas Belatik ma
Anas Belatik
1,270,000 470,000
Charbel Salloum lb
Charbel Salloum
1,137,000 2,000
Gianluca Speranza it
Gianluca Speranza
1,128,000 882,000
Georgios Vrakas gr
Georgios Vrakas
1,086,000 466,000
Marek Blasko sk
Marek Blasko
1,041,000 41,000
Deniz Dogan de
Deniz Dogan
1,030,000 -120,000
David "ODB" Baker us
David "ODB" Baker
1,019,000 39,000
WSOP 3X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Claas Segebrecht de
Claas Segebrecht
1,000,000 -40,000
Mustafa Biz tr
Mustafa Biz
820,000 -180,000

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Walter Doubles Through Rasmussen

Level 19 : 10,000/20,000, 20,000 ante
Viktor Walter
Viktor Walter

Anthony Zinno opened and Viktor Walter flat-called only to see Viktor Walter three-bet to 230,000. Zinno sent his cards into the muck and Walter then moved all in, which prompted Rasmussen to ask for a count.

The all-in was for 635,000 and Rasmussen called.

Viktor Walter: {k-Spades}{q-Spades}
Kristoffer Rasmussen: {a-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}

"That's better than expected," Rasmussen said in table chat and fell behind after the {k-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{5-Spades} flop. Nothing changed on the {8-Clubs} turn and {3-Hearts} river to let Walter double.

Player Chips Progress
Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
2,381,000 31,000
WSOP 4X Winner
WPT 3X Winner
Viktor Walter de
Viktor Walter
1,400,000 820,000
Kristoffer Rasmussen dk
Kristoffer Rasmussen
278,000 -322,000

Tags: Anthony ZinnoKristoffer RasmussenViktor Walter

Ross Doubles Through Segebrecht in Dramatic Fashion

Level 19 : 10,000/20,000, 20,000 ante
Harry Ross
Harry Ross

In the last hand of the night, Harry Ross and Claas Segebrecht got all of their chips in the middle after a couple of preflop raises. Ross was the player at risk for 794,000 but had the advantage with the superior pocket pair.

Harry Ross: {j-Spades}{j-Diamonds}
Claas Segebrecht: {8-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}

The flop of {a-Spades}{3-Spades}{2-Diamonds} changed nothing and Ross was still in prime position for a double up. However, the {8-Hearts} on the turn gave Segebrecht the lead with a set of eights. The tides turned again on the {j-Clubs} river as it was Ross' turn to hit a two outer to win the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Harry Ross gb
Harry Ross
1,630,000 790,000
Claas Segebrecht de
Claas Segebrecht
1,040,000 -1,024,000

Tags: Claas SegebrechtHarry Ross

Martini's Rampage Continues; Busts Baumgartner

Level 19 : 10,000/20,000, 20,000 ante
Jacob Baumgartner
Jacob Baumgartner

Jacob Baumgartner is another victim of Julien Martini's amazing run during Day 3. Baumgartner shoved his last 431,000 chips under the gun and Martini called from the cutoff. The rest of the table got out of their way and they went to showdown.

Jacob Baumgartner: {q-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}
Julien Martini: {k-Clubs}{k-Hearts}

Another dominating hand for Martini which held after the board ran out {8-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{2-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}, sending Baumgartner to the rail just a couple of hands before the end of Day 3.

Player Chips Progress
Julien Martini fr
Julien Martini
6,000,000 830,000
Day 3 Chip Leader
WSOP 4X Winner
Jacob Baumgartner us
Jacob Baumgartner

Tags: Jacob BaumgartnerJulien Martini

Kostyrko and Luetkemeier Double Up

Level 19 : 10,000/20,000, 20,000 ante

Dragos Trofimov opened to 40,000 from under the gun and Mykola Kostyrko shoved all in for his last 159,000 on the button. Trofimov went into the tank before calling with {a-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}. Kostyrko showed {j-Spades}{j-Clubs} and held on through the {9-Spades}{6-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{3-Clubs} runout to double up.

At another table, Anh Do moved all in on the button with two short stacks in the blinds. Philipp Luetkemeier tanked for nearly five minutes before finally sticking in his last 366,000 chips. Alfred Kovezman just now looked at his cards and also used up the tank for a couple of minutes before electing to fold.

Do turned over {k-Spades}{5-Spades} and was trailing Luetkemeier's {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}. The flop of {j-Hearts}{9-Spades}{4-Diamonds} changed nothing and the {a-Hearts} on the turn locked up the pot for Luetkemeier who also doubled up.

Player Chips Progress
Dragos Trofimov md
Dragos Trofimov
1,250,000 -255,000
Anh Do cz
Anh Do
1,230,000 -290,000
Philipp Luetkemeier de
Philipp Luetkemeier
760,000 282,000
Mykola Kostyrko ua
Mykola Kostyrko
340,000 145,000
Alfred Kovezman il
Alfred Kovezman
230,000 -50,000

Tags: Alfred KovezmanAnh DoDragos TrofimovMykola KostyrkoPhilipp Luetkemeier