Ден 4 Приключил
Ден 4 Приключил
On Thursday, Day 4 of the PokerStars.fr European Poker Tour Season 11 Deauville Main Event drew to a close. The day began with 36 hopefuls returning to the tournament felt. After four full 90-minute levels, just 15 players remain in contention for the title, trophy, and €543,700 in first-place prize money. At the end of the day it was France's Joseph Carlino who was closest to the championship, bagging a chip lead stack of 2.757 million.
While Carlino holds the biggest stack in the room, others are hot on his heels heading into Day 5 play. Italy's Carlo Savinelli holds the second biggest stack in the room with 2.565 million. Benjamin Buhr is the only other player with a stack over two million and rounds out the top three with 2.01 million.
Also in the hunt is EPT Season 6 Berlin Main Event champion Kevin MacPhee. MacPhee is the only former EPT Main Event champion to survive Day 4 and looks to join Vicky Coren-Mitchell as the only two-time champion. MacPhee came close a few months back, finishing runner-up to Sebastian Pauli in the EPT London Main Event for £308,500. MacPhee came into Day 4 as one of the top stacks but had a relatively quiet four levels. He will have his work cut out on Day 5 as he brings a stack of 581,000, which is good for the 12th overall chip position.
Eliminations came at a rapid pace to start the day with the likes of Saoud Mnahi, Omar Dahmani, Aliaksei Boika, and Matthieu Lamagnere all hitting the rail early in the first level. Team PokerStars Pro lost its final representative in the EPT Deauville Main Event when a short-stacked Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier fell in 31st place at the hands of Joseph El Khoury. Shortly after Grospellier's elimination, fellow EPT champion Ruben Visser hit the rail as a victim of an insane double elimination. In the end, both Visser and Lucas Monnier were eliminated at the hands of David Van Den Berg.
Once the final three tables were reached, Day 2 chip leader Alex Tikhoniouk was the first player to fall. Following him to the rail were the likes of Lionel Rozenberg, Miroslav Alilovic, Sergio Aido, and Jeremy Ciup. Day 1 overall chip leader Guillaume Darcourt saw his run come an end in 19th place after two unfortunate hands. In the end, Darcourt collected €22,160 in tournament winnings.
The final two tables were reached with 70 minutes to go in the fourth level of the day. Tournament staff opted to continue play through the end of the level. During that time, the field saw one elimination which occurred during the final three hands of the night. Adrien Guyon hit the rail in 16th place after getting it in with a flush draw against Matas Cimbolas' flopped trips. Guyon did not receive a proper sweat, however, as Cimbolas instantly hit quad jacks on the turn to eliminate Guyon from play.
Here's what the chip leader, Carlino, had to say at the end of the day.
Play resumes at 12 p.m. on Friday where the field will return to play down to the final six. As always, PokerNews will be on hand to provide all of the bad beats, bust outs, big pots from the tournament floor. Until tomorrow!
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On a board of , Matas Cimbolas led out for 52,000. Adrien Guyon was on the button and he moved all in for his last 374,000. Cimbolas called and the hands were turned over.
Cimbolas was in the lead with trip jacks but Guyon was drawing live with four to a diamond flush. The nail was put in the coffin, however, after the hit the turn to give Cimbolas quad jacks. The finished the board and Cimbolas was pushed the pot.
Tournament staff has announced three more hands before bagging and tagging for the evening.
Matas Cimbolas raised to 40,000 from the cutoff and Joseph El Khoury called from the big blind. The flop came down . Two checks allowed the board to pair with the on fourth street. El Khoury checked, Cimbolas bet 55,000, and the finished off the board.
El Khoury checked once more and Cimbolas bet 90,000. El Khoury called only to muck his hand after seeing Cimbolas' for a diamond flush. With this win, Cimbolas is up to about 1.2 million in chips.
Olivier Piechaczyk was in the cutoff and he opened the action to 44,000. Massou Cohen flatted from the button only to have Julien Duveau three-bet all in for 615,000 from the small blind. Action folded back to Piechaczyk who let go of his cards as well.
Cohen went deep into the tank as the minutes ticked down the clock. After roughly four minutes, Ognyan Dimov called the clock and Cohen gave him a few agitated words before ultimately opting to kick his cards into the muck.
Olivier Piechaczyk opened for 44,000 from early position and action folded to Ognyan Dimov on the button. Dimov announced all in and Dany Parlafes showed interest right next to him. Parlafes, seated in the small blind, made the call after finding out it was 342,000 total.
The big blind folded, and so did Piechaczyk after some tanking, claiming he had folded ace-king.
The flop made Piechaczyk roll his eyes, but he must have felt some relief when the gave Dimov two pair. Parlafes still had some outs, but no eight or nine popped up on the river: . Dimov doubled!
Joseph El Khoury moved all in for 346,000 from under the gun and found a call from Benjamin Pollak in the big blind.
The board ran out , pairing El Khoury on the river and allowing him to double to 726,000