Day 4 Completed
Day 4 Completed
Just seven players remain in this year's World Series of Poker Europe Main Event, with Czech player Josef Gulas leading the way ahead of Germany's Alexander Tkatschew.
Gulas won his seat back in October after finishing third in a €250 buy-in event at King's Resort, and now he is in pole position to pick up what would be the biggest result of his career along with €1,276,712 in prize money.
Another two King's Resort ticket winners in Stanislav Koleno and Thomas Denie are through to the final day having at least €163,434 locked up. The final table is rounded out by Johan Guilbert, Athanasios Kidas and Aleksandr Trajkovski.
2021 WSOPE Main Event Final Table
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Josef Gulas Jr||Czech Republic||20,200,000||101|
There is 45 minutes level in Level 29 with blinds of 100,000/200,000 and big blind ante of 200,000.
Action resumes in the morning with live-streamed cards up coverage and commentary on PokerGO starting as of 6.30 pm local time.
Final Table Results and Remaining Payouts
|Place||Winner||Country||Prize (in EUR)|
Day 4 Action
The action resumed with 32 players remaining and Dimitar Yosifov leading the way. ClubGG qualifier Daniel Petri shot up the ranks to put pressure on the overnight chip leader.
However, he was eliminated by Guillaume Diaz who took over as chip leader with three tables remaining as another Frenchman pulled out in front. Johan Guilbert had chipped up steadily and seemed to be in the thick of the action. Despite one hand where he tanked for over 17 minutes he sent multiple opponents to the rail.
Diaz would have two opponents double through him as his challenge faltered, with Guilbert taking over at the top of the counts. However, after Diaz and Yossi Dayan were sent to the rail in eleventh and tenth place respectively, it was Gulas held a commanding lead as the final table got underway.
There was still time for the eliminations of Brian Kamphorst and Ilija Savevski to round out the day, with play being halted for the final seven players and Gulas still in the lead.
There was no further action for the remainder of the night as seven players bagged and tagged their chips. They will return at 9 a.m. local time to play down to a winner and the live-stream action will air at 6.30 pm local time.
Thomas Denie raised to 450,000 in the hijack and Stanislav Koleno then three-bet jammed for 2,450,000 in the cutoff. Denie asked for a count and ultimately folded, mentioning in table chat he was going to wait for a better spot.
In the meanwhile, Aleksandar Trajkovski went through the blinds and has become a similar short stack as Koleno.
The pace has gone down again in the final table.
Josef Gulas Jr raised to 450,000 from middle position and Alexander Tkatschew defended his big blind.
The flop was and Tkatschew check-raised to 1,500,000 the 325,000 bet of Gulas Jr, who folded.
Josef Gulas Jr raised to 450,000 in the cutoff and was called by Stanislav Koleno in the big blind. The flop was checked by Koleno and Gulas Jr bet to win the pot right away.
Johan Guilbert then raised to 525,000 in order to win the pot uncontested. He then raised to 400,000 and folded to the shove by Thomas Denie.
Alexander Tkarschew raised to 400,000 and found only caller, Athanasios Kidas from the big blind.
The flop came and both players checked.
The turn was the and Kidas check-called 500,000 from Tkatschew.
The river was the and Kidas led for 1,300,000. Tkatschew made the quick call and took the pot with for better two pair with queens and deuces, as Kidas turned over his for fours and sevens.
The action folded all the way to Johan Guilbert in the small blind and he moved all-in as the covering stack. "How much do you have?" Ilija Savevski inquired with Stanislav Koleno, who was the only other short stack at the table.
Once Koleno confirmed it was around 3.2 million in chips for him, Savevski called all-in for around 3.6 million in the big blind.
The flop gave Guilbert the middle set and Savevski needed running cards to a straight. Among those was the turn but the river ended Savevski's run in 8th place for €125,052.
The 8 remaining players are taking their last 10-minute break of the day.