€5,300 Main Event
€5,300 Main Event
Dia 3 Terminado

Money Bubble Bursts on Day 3; Abbas Moradi Leads Final 67

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Abbas Moradi
Abbas Moradi

Day 3 of the European Poker Tour Season 12 Prague Main Event – a tournament that attracted 1,044 players and created a prize pool of €5,063,400 – saw 218 players return to the Hilton Hotel on Sunday looking to make the top 151 and secure a payday.

After five 90-minute levels of play, the money bubble had burst and just 67 players were left in contention for the €921,540 first-place prize. The man best positioned to make a run at it is Canada's Abbas Moradi, who bagged the chip lead with 1.384 million.

Others who bagged big stacks were Preben Stokkan (1,175,000), Hossein Ensan (1,120,000), Vlado Banicevi (1,096,000), and Samuel Vousden (1,010,000).

Among those to fall early were Fabrice Soulier, David Vamplew, James Akenhead, EPT11 Malta champ Jean Montury, Team PokerStars Pro Chris Moneymaker, Team Online's Mickey Petersen, and EPT7 Prague champ Roberto Romanello.

Then in Level 17 (2,500/5,000/500), Spain's Jesus Muriel Gracia was automatically all in from the big blind for his last 5,000. Ukraine's Anton Sulymka called under the gun, and one by one the rest of the players got out of the way.

Gracia: {3-Spades}{2-Diamonds}
Sulymka: {a-Clubs}{10-Clubs}

Gracia was behind but drawing to two live cards. The {j-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} flop was disaster for Gracia as Sulymka made a pair of tens. The {9-Clubs} turn sealed Gracia's fate, and he left empty handed in 152nd place, thus ensuring the remaining field at least €8,910 in prize money.

From there the in-the-money-finishes began to mount including those of Vitaly Lunkin (150th - €8,910), Rainer Kempe (144th - €8,910), who notched his third EPT Main Event cash in a row, Mike "Timex" McDonald (139th - €8,910), Team PokerStars Pros Johnny Lodden (117th - €10,280) and Matthias De Meulder (74th - €11,540), EPT11 Grand Final champ Adrian Mateos (81st - €11,540), and Bryan Paris (79th - €11,540), who suffered a particularly bad beat to bust.

It happened in the last level of the night when preflop raising war resulted in Paris getting his stack of 325,000 all in way ahead of the start-of-the-day chip leader, Gleb Tremzin.

Tremzin: {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}
Paris: {a-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}

Paris was a huge favorite, but the {8-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} flop gave Tremzin a huge heart sweat. The {k-Clubs} turn wasn't what he was looking for — though it gave him two more outs — but the {6-Hearts} river was!

Among those to advance to Day 4 are Sebastian Gohr (868,000), Niall Farrell (828,000), Sam Chartier (817,000), Gavin O'Rourke (634,000), Iaron Lightbourne (550,000), Kitty Kuo (340,000), and the last Team PokerStars Pro in the field, Ivan Demidov (157,000).

Day 4 will kick off at Noon local time on Monday with the plan of playing down to the final 16 or to the end of Level 24, whichever comes faster. In addition the €10,000 High Roller will begin at 12:30 p.m. local time. The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on hand to capture the action from both events, so be sure to join us then. While you wait, check out this video to find out Jaime Staples' most awkward moment on Twitch.

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Assorted End-of-Day Chip Counts

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Abbas Moradi ir 1,384,000 317,000
Preben Stokkan no 1,175,000 535,000
Hossein Ensan de 1,120,000 50,000
Vlado Banicevic me 1,096,000 -56,000
Samuel Vousden fi 1,010,000 -150,000
Ori Miller il 1,000,000
Ivan Deyra fr 877,000 245,000
Sebastian Gohr gb 868,000 278,000
Ka Kwan Lau hk 862,000 162,000
Marc Macdonnell ie 841,000 563,000
Niall Farrell gb 828,000 228,000
Sam Chartier ca 817,000 206,000
Iliodoros Kamatakis GR 770,000 -99,000
Slaven Popov bg 757,000 33,000
Benjamin Lamprecht AT 714,000 314,000
Gleb Tremzin ru 671,000 -229,000
Gavin O'Rourke ie 634,000 -92,000
Onur Unsal cy 609,000 264,000
Iaron Lightbourne gb 550,000 245,000
Henri Jaakkola FI 504,000 54,000
Thomas Butzhammer de 409,000 109,000
Ghattas Kortas se 368,000 -22,000
Ben Dobson gb 354,000 154,000
Kitty Kuo tw 340,000 -133,000
Christopher Andler se 339,000 -281,000

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The Last 4 Hands

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Assorted chip counts and an extensive end of day recap to follow as soon as possible.

Tjauw Foe Suffers a Big Bad Beat

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Clyde Tjauw Foe
Clyde Tjauw Foe

Action folded to Clyde Tjauw Foe in the small blind and he opened for 19,000. His neighbor Slaven Popov made the call from the big blind.

The flop came {6-Spades}{9-Hearts}{Q-Hearts} and Tjauw Foe made a bet of 21,000. Popov called in position.

The {7-Spades} fell on the turn and Tjauw Foe gently tapped the table. Popov made a bet of 32,000 and Tjauw Foe thought about it for some time. He grabbed 32,000 and just mili seconds before he made the call, he grabbed two 25,000 chips and raised to 82,000 total.

Popov tanked for quite some time and eventually shoved all in for 322,000 total. Tjauw Foe set the record for the fastest call ever.

Clyde Tjauw Foe: {6-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}
Slaven Popov: {7-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}

Tjauw Foe was in good position to eliminate his opponent and just about double up, but fate had a different plan: {10-Hearts} on the river. Tjauw Foe angrily cut out 322,000 and moved them left. The Dutchman himself has about 70,000 left.

Slaven Popov bg 724,000 354,000
Clyde Tjauw Foe nl 70,000 -310,000

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De Meulder Is Done

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Matthias De Meulder
Matthias De Meulder

Team PokerStars Pro Matthias De Meulder has bust in 74th place. De Meudler had been nursing a short stack for an hour or so and pushed all-in with {K-Hearts}{10-Clubs} only to run into the {K-Clubs}{K-Spades}. The {6-Spades}{7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds} board didn't even give De Meulder a sweat and he headed to the exits, via the cashier, into the Prague night.

Matthias De Meulder be Eliminado

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Stevens Thought He Had Him But Not Him (He Was Wrong, He Had No One)

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Terence Stevens opened the button for 23,000 and small blind Shlomi Elimeleh shoved all in for 72,000. The big blind Iliodoros Kamatakis shoved over the top all in for 395,000 and action was back on Stevens.

"I really think I got him" Stevens said pointing to Kamatakis. "I don't think I got you" Stevens said to Elimeleh, "but I think I got him!"

Stevens eventually called.

Terence Stevens: {A-Spades}{Q-Spades}
Shlomi Elimeleh: {A-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}
Iliodoros Kamatakis: {A-Clubs}{K-Spades}

The board ran out {A-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{8-Spades}{4-Hearts} and Kamatakis shouted "Yes Baby! Come On!"

Iliodoros Kamatakis GR 869,000 474,000
Terence Stevens AU 395,000 -330,000
Shlomi Elimeleh il Eliminado

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Sulymka Wins a Race to Double Through Foe

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They say that in order to win poker tournaments you need to win your coinflips and that is exactly what Anton Sulymka has just done.

Sulymka was all-in for 99,000 chips with {A-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds} and Clyde Tjauw Foe sat with {8-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} in front of him, poised to bust his opponent. The door card was the {Q-Clubs} to gift Sulymka the advantage, and it was followed into view by the {2-Hearts}{6-Spades}{4-Spades}{K-Diamonds} to boost his stack past the 200,000 chip mark.

Clyde Tjauw Foe nl 380,000 -140,000
Anton Sulymka ua 210,000 -30,000

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