€5,300 Main Event
€5,300 Main Event
Dia 4 Terminado

Timo Pfutzenreuter Leads As 17 Hopefuls Remain

• Nível 24: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante
Timo Pfützenreuter
Timo Pfützenreuter

A total of 50 players started at 12 noon for the fourth day of the PokerStars.net European Poker Tour Vienna Main Event. The plan was to play either five 90-minute levels or down to 16 players, whichever would come first. The way things started off, it looked like the latter would be the end of the day, but when it came to it, five full levels were played out and 17 players remained at at 9 p.m. local time.

Pablo Gordillo, the Spanish player who started out the day as the chip leader, continued right where he left off on Day 3. He won pots left and right, eliminating Mathias Rinnhofer in the process. Not only was he running good, he was also playing extremely well. He showed he knew how to play his cards in a hand with Julian Herold where he successfully called a big river bet with a mere pair of sixes on a dangerous board.

Former World Poker Tour Montreal winner Jonathan Roy was the second player to bust. Roy, who went deep in the EPT Prague Main Event (28th for €21,200), finished in 49th for €14,600 after his pocket tens couldn't hold up against Timo Pfutzenreuter's ace-queen. That would just be the start of it for Pfutzenreuter, who continued knocking people out. The second scalp he collected was the one of Timothy Davie.

One remarkable hand was a three-way all-in pot where no one was eliminated without it being a split. Though Michel Abecassis, Dmitry Morozov and Michael Tabarelli all survived the encounter, it wouldn't do them much good. Before the end of the day, all three were gone.

Roman Korenev wasn't feeling too well today. At least that's what we concluded after seeing him cough from time to time and take a shot of cough syrup during one of the breaks. Maybe he was getting a little ill, but a leopard can't change its spots. Korenev, who made the final table of the EPT in Berlin last year, pulled of a double check-raise. His opponent, Sebastian Trisch, was about the only one not impressed.

One-time chip leader Jozsef Olah wouldn't make it to Day 5. After hanging around with a short stack for quite some time, his luck eventually ran out. His king-ten couldn't improve against Miltiadis Kyriakides' pocket sevens and that was that.

For Dan Murariu, Day 4 was pretty successful. He won a big hand with aces versus kings, and he also kicked out Stephen Chidwick. Chidwick wasn't the only household name to be eliminated today, either. Team PokerStars Pro Marcel Lüske was sent packing early on, and so was Jude Ainsworth.

The only Team PokerStars Pro to make it to Day 5 was Johnny Lodden. The Norwegian had his ups and downs before ending the day a couple hundred thousand under average.

Just 17 players remain with Pfutzenreuter leading the way. Will Pfutzenreuter hold his ground? Or will Gordillo end up on top and become the first Spanish EPT winner? First, they'll have to fight off some more guys on Day 5, as the EPT Vienna Main Event plays down to a final table of eight. Join us again tomorrow for Day 5 of the PokerStars.net European Poker Tour Vienna at noon local time.

11Marko NeumannGermany1,096,000
13Sebastian PannyAustria498,000
14Anthony GhamrawiAustria2,790,000
16Andras KovacsHungary903,000
18Timo PfutzenreuterGermany3,837,000
21Dan MurariuRomania1,660,000
22Simeon NaydenovBulgaria2,324,000
24Frei DillingDenmark2,280,000
26Oleksii KhorosheninUkraine437,000
27Pablo GordilloSpain3,582,000
28Johnny LoddenNorway1,130,000
32Rumen NanevBulgaria1,003,000
33Patrick FaschingAustria560,000
35Mike AdamoTurks & Caicos Islands494,000
37Roman KorenevRussia967,000
38Gavin O'RourkeIreland2,071,000

Official Chip Counts At the End of the Day (Completo)

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Timo Pfutzenreuter DE
Timo Pfutzenreuter
DE 3,837,000 337,000
Pablo Gordillo ES
Pablo Gordillo
ES 3,582,000 -83,000
Anthony Ghamrawi de
Anthony Ghamrawi
de 2,790,000 890,000
Simeon Naydenov bg
Simeon Naydenov
bg 2,324,000 -76,000
Frei Dilling DK
Frei Dilling
DK 2,280,000 80,000
Gavin O'Rourke ie
Gavin O'Rourke
ie 2,071,000 163,000
Dan Murariu ro
Dan Murariu
ro 1,660,000 -340,000
[Removed:40] IT
IT 1,653,000 403,000
Johnny Lodden no
Johnny Lodden
no 1,130,000 430,000
Marko Neumann de
Marko Neumann
de 1,096,000 481,000
Rumen Nanev bg
Rumen Nanev
bg 1,003,000 63,000
Roman Korenev ru
Roman Korenev
ru 967,000 13,000
Andras Kovacs hu
Andras Kovacs
hu 903,000 -287,000
Patrick Fasching AT
Patrick Fasching
AT 560,000 238,000
Sebastian Panny AT
Sebastian Panny
AT 498,000 -239,000
Mike Adamo TC
Mike Adamo
TC 494,000 -87,000
Oleksii Khoroshenin ua
Oleksii Khoroshenin
ua 437,000 -99,000

Korenev Doubles Through Lodden

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With just three more hands to play Team PokerStars Pro Johnny Lodden lost a big chunk of his stack.

Lodden had {A-Clubs}{9-Spades} in a pre flop all in against Roman Korenev's {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts} in a button (Korenev) versus small blind (Lodden) situation.

The board completely blanked out with {4-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{5-Spades} and Lodden had to 467,000 quite a few chips.

Roman Korenev ru
Roman Korenev
ru 954,000 64,000
Johnny Lodden no
Johnny Lodden
no 700,000 -504,000

Tags: Johnny LoddenRoman Korenev

Three More Hands

• Nível 24: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

The day is almost done, just three more hands before the remaining players will bag and tag their chips.

Pfutzenreuter Rivers a Flush and Busts Harig

• Nível 24: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante
Wilfried Harig
Wilfried Harig

Timo Pfutzenreuter raised to 48,000 and from his immediate left it was Simeon Naydenov who three-bet. Wilfried Sigmund Harig moved all in from Naydenov's left for about 520,000 and quickly the action folded back to Pfutzenreuter.

Pfutzenreuter made the call and Naydenov folded immediately creating a heads-up showdown.

Pfutzenreuter: {A-Spades}{Q-Spades}
Harig: {A-Clubs}{K-Spades}

The board ran out {8-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{6-Spades}{2-Spades} and the spade on the river did it for Harig, while Pfutzenreuter is now very close to having the chip lead.

Timo Pfutzenreuter DE
Timo Pfutzenreuter
DE 3,500,000 700,000
Wilfried Sigmund Harig DE
Wilfried Sigmund Harig
DE Eliminado

Tags: Simeon NaydenovTimo PfutzenreuterWilfried Harig

Murariu Ends Metalidi's Tournament

• Nível 24: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante
Artem Metalidi
Artem Metalidi

Dan Murariu had just lost a significant pot to Anthony Ghamrawi, but right after he regained some of those chips by knocked out Artem Metalidi.

Murariu raised preflop and Metalidi moved all in for about 300,000. The action folded back to the Romanian pro and he made the call.

Murariu: {A-Spades}{Q-Clubs}
Metalidi: {Q-Hearts}{10-Clubs}

The board ran out {9-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{A-Hearts}{J-Diamonds} and Murariu knocked another player out as we're down to 18.

Dan Murariu ro
Dan Murariu
ro 2,000,000 -300,000
Artem Metalidi ua
Artem Metalidi
ua Eliminado

Tags: Anthony GhamrawiArtem MetalidiDan Murariu

The Daily EPT10 Player of the Year Update for 3-27-14

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The European Poker Tour Season 10 Player of the Year race is on, and as you know players will be able to accumulate points in all events throughout Season 10, regardless of the buy-in level. In addition, all of the Festival Events (Estrellas, UKIPT, Eureka, FPS, IPT) that combine with an EPT tour stop will be eligible for Player of the Year points. The winner of this season’s award will walk away with €50,000 in Main Event buy-ins, good for any PokerStars or Full Tilt sponsored event.

The Global Poker Index (GPI) points formula, which will be used to determine the EPT10 POY, is a bit complicated, but you can read about all the details here.

In the latest movement, Jeff Rossiter jumped to the No. 6 spot, which dropped Adrian Mateos Diaz to seventh and Mike McDonald to eighth. Likewise, David Vamplew cracked the top ten and debuted at No. 9, which dropped Jonathan Little to tenth. Ami Barer, who was previously No. 10, dropped all the way down to No. 14 after Joni Jouhkimainen, Eugene Katchalov, and Alex Bilokur moved up to 13th-11th respectively.

Here are the current top ten on the EPT10 POY Leaderboard:

Dominik Penka and Ole Schemion are both looking for the EPT10 Player of the Year title.

1Ole Schemion807.79 pts
2Vanessa Selbst762.05 pts
3Thomas Muhloecker603.43 pts
4Georgios Karakousis554.56 pts
5Dominik Panka547.34 pts
6Jeff Rossiter471.93 pts
7Adrian Mateos Diaz527.44 pts
8Mike McDonald517.44 pts
9David Vamplew492.14 pts
10Jonathan Little491.26 pts

We'll be bringing you daily updates on the Player of the Year race, so be sure to keep an eye out for those.

Tags: EPT Player of the YearEPT POYGlobal Poker IndexGPI

Lewzey And Kovacs Invited To Ambassadorial Scuffle

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Kovacs (right) tries to burn a hole in the table. Photo courtesy of the PokerStars Blog.
Kovacs (right) tries to burn a hole in the table. Photo courtesy of the PokerStars Blog.

"Mr Lewzey, with this tanking, you're really insulting us." Are the surroundings of the Hofburg Palace causing players to behave themselves a little better than usual? Maybe, maybe not… The PokerStars Blog investigates here.

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