Day 4 Completed
Day 4 Completed
After another six 90-minute levels, play has halted for Day 4 of the 2019 World Series of Poker Europe €10,350 Main Event.
Day 4 saw a total of 42 players return to the tables of the King’s Resort in Rozvadov, all with the hopes of retaining their shot at the €1,133,678 top prize. However, the field was whittled down to only 14 hopefuls at the end of the night.
The remaining group will return on Wednesday October 30th at 12 p.m. local time to continue their quest for the victory.
Dario Sammartino is the favorite heading into Day 5 with 7,430,000. He started the day second in chips and took over the chip lead when he took down a monster pot after flopping a set of tens in a three-way all in preflop to eliminate both Alex Foxen (26th place - €26,986) who held ace-nine and Georgios Vrakas (25th place - €26,986) who had king-queen suited.
The Italian poker professional has $9,545,240 in live earnings at the WSOP. He has a lot of experience being at the final tables of the biggest poker tournaments in the world. Earlier this year, he reached five WSOP final tables including the final table of the WSOP Main Event where he finished as the runner-up for $6,000,000. He might top his year by making the final table of the WSOPE as well and by claiming his first bracelet.
“After making the final table of the WSOP Main Event, I now believe that everything is possible. The tournament is really long and there are a lot of good players left, but I will play my game and see what happens. I feel very calm,” commented "Super Dario" at the end of the day.
Indeed, the stakes are high as many notables remain in contention including five bracelet winners.
David “ODB” Baker closely follows Sammartino with 7,305,000 and Anthony Zinno sits in third (6,950,000). Zinno and Baker both claimed their second bracelets this summer and will be going for their third one.
Baker started Day 4 as one of the shorter stacks but he caught fire during the last two levels of the night. He managed to double up through Sammartino with trip queens against Sammartino’s flush draw and kept building till the end of the day.
Furthermore, Sammartino, Zinno, and Baker have a shot at heating up the Player of the Year race if they win the tournament.
Other champions still in the Main Event include bracelet winners Rifat Palevic, Julien Martini, and Jan-Peter Jachtmann
Palevic is fourth in the counts (5,160,000). He has an impressive resume with over $600,000 in WSOP earnings but this will be his first cash of the year.
Martini also bagged a healthy stack of 4,520,000. Martini already had a decent shot at adding more gold to his collection this series but finished 5th in Event #10: €25,500 Mixed Games Championship. He will try to breakthrough this time.
Jachtmann will be returning with 2,835,000, he grabbed his first bracelet seven years ago in a $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha event and will try to grab his first bracelet in a No-Limit Hold’em event.
The other players who still have a shot at winning the Main Event are Anh Do (4,175,000), Claas Segebrecht (3,920,000), Daniel Rezaei (3,675,000), Christian Rudolph (1,875,000), Alexandros Kolonias (1,835,000), Marek Blasko (1,635,000), Jakob Madsen (1,460,000), and Mykola Kostyrko (1,425,000).
|Seat||Table 38||Chip Count||Big Blinds||Seat||Table 40||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|2||Daniel Rezaei||3,675,000||36||1||Dario Sammartino||7,430,000||74|
|3||Alexandros Kolonias||1,835,000||18||2||Christian Rudolph||1,875,000||19|
|4||Jakob Madsen||1,460,000||15||3||Anh Do||4,175,000||42|
|5||Julien Martini||4,520,000||45||4||Jan-Peter Jachtmann||2,835,000||28|
|6||Anthony Zinno||6,950,000||70||5||Rifat Palevic||5,160,000||52|
|7||David "ODB" Baker||7,305,000||73||6||Marek Blasko||1,635,000||16|
|8||Claas Segebrecht||3,920,000||39||8||Mykola Kostyrko||1,425,000||14|
Day 4 Action
The eliminations were fast at the beginning of the day as multiple players got their chips in early with the hope of scoring an early double to continue their Main Event journey. Sevens players were eliminated during the first level of the day but action slowed after it.
Some of the big names who returned today but couldn't secure a deeper run include Martin Kabrhel, Dragos Trofimov, and Gianluca Speranza.
Kabrhel was the second elimination of the day. Kabrhel needed to find a spot to double up and open-shoved with ace-ten only to get called by Sergio Ruiz who woke up with kings. The board was of no help to Kabrhel and he headed to the payout desk in 41st place for €20,424.
Trofimov also hit the rail during the first couple of levels. He was all in for his last twenty big blinds with jacks against Christian Rudolph who also had jacks. However, Rudolph flopped a flush draw and got there on the river, sending Trofimov to the exit in 28th place for €26,986.
Gianluca Speranza who was the runner of the WSOPE Main Event in 2017, was aiming for the victory this time but couldn't make it. He pushed his last 22 bigs with jacks and got called by Daniel Rezaei who was ahead with queens, and couldn't improve. He finished in 35th place for €23,238.
The final two tables were reached a couple of minutes into the last level of the night. Michal Lubas was eliminated in 16th place (€38,638). Lubas needed to find a spot to double up and he shoved with ace-jack only to get snapped by Zinno who had queens. Zinno improved his hand to set queens, ending's Lubas run.
Felix Schulze was the last elimination of the night (15th place - €38,638). He busted with ace-queen against Zinno's tens.
All remaining 14 players will return to the tournament area tomorrow at noon local time to fight for their spot at the final six. Action will resume at Level 26 which features a small blind of 50,000, big blind of 100,000 with a 100,000 big blind ante. The PokerNews live reporting team will be there to provide all the action.
Another six levels have been completed on Day 4 of the Main Event with just 14 players remaining. The players now bagging up their chips and will return at 12 p.m. tomorrow. A full list of chip counts and a recap of the day's action will be posted shortly.
Christian Rudolph raised to 165,000 from under the gun with and Dario Sammartino defended from the big blind with . The flop came and Sammartino checked to Rudolph who made a large bet of 380,000. Sammartino just called and the paired the board on the turn.
Sammartino checked again and Rudolph checked it back to the on the river. Sammartino made his straight and led out for 1,000,000. Rudolph also hit the river with two pair and went into the tank for nearly five minutes before finally laying his hand down.
Alexandros Kolonias moved all in from the hijack for 1,015,000 and David Baker, in the big blind, went deep into the tank, then made the call.
The board ran out and Kolonias doubled up with nines and sevens.
Felix Schulze raised to 900,000 with a single T-5,000 chip behind and Anthony Zinno flat-called, the rest of the table folded.
Before the flop, Schulze had jokingly said "Maybe I should check-fold" while glancing over to the feature table. He indeed checked and Zinno bet, Schulze then called all in.
The appeared on the turn and Schulze said "I will take the six" but his wish was not granted with a blank on the river. Schulze's run ends in 15th place and he receives €38,638 for his efforts.
Anthony Zinno min-raised to 160,000 on the button and David "ODB" Baker called from the small blind, as did Claas Segebrecht in the big blind. The flop brought and Baker led for 175,000, Segebrecht folded and Zinno called.
After the turn, Baker made it 350,000 to go and Zinno folded.
Julien Martini raised to 180,000 from the button and David Baker called from the big blind.
The flop fell and Baker checked. Martini bet 120,000 abd Baker check-called.
The dealer burned and turned the that was checked through to the river. Both players checked again. David Baker showed and Martini sent his hand to the muck.
David "ODB" Baker has the biggest stack of the field, winning a recent pot against Daniel Rezaei. In the hand, Baker opened to 180,000 from the hijack and got calls from Rezaei on the button and Jakob Madsen in the big blind.
The flop came and Baker bet 250,000 after Madsen's check, getting called only by Rezaei.
Both players checked the on the turn and the on the river and Baker opened with flopped two pair to scoop the pot.