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

Alex Goulder Leads After Day 3 of the 2016 PokerStars EPT Dublin Main Event

MartyDerby • Nível 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Alex Goulder
Alex Goulder

Day 3 of the 2016 PokerStars European Poker Tour Dublin Main Event started with the 605-player field already diminished to just 127 hopefuls. Some 40 of those would still leave empty handed, as there were just 87 checks to be handed out.

Some of the well-known players not to make it were Carlos Chadha, Michael Wang, Nick Abou Risk, Pratyush Buddiga, Fernando Brito, and Chris Moorman.

Another player that didn't make the cut was November Niner Zvi Stern, who had started the day with a very healthy 140,000-chip stack. He called a three-bet out of position with ace-nine and front shoved all in for a couple times the pot after flopping a flush draw. Unfortunately for him, his opponent, Jean-Noel Thorel, wasn't backing down with his unimproved ace-jack high, and he called. After both the turn and river blanked, Stern made his exit.

Despite collecting a big pot there, and winning several others, Thorel would not make the money. The Frenchman, known for not giving up in pots easily, moved in with an open-end straight and backdoor flush draws, only to run in to the set of former November Niner Antoine Saout.

The bubble loomed not much later after EPT Deauville champion Ognyan Dimov made his exit in 89th place. Hand-for-hand play started with 88 players remaining, a stage that took just a little while with Sven Magirius busting out soon after it began. He was down to just four big blinds and made his move with ace-king. Brazilian player Alexandre Rivero woke up with pocket tens and put the German at risk. Rivero flopped an open-end straight draw and turned his straight to send Rivero packing.

As one might expect, with the bubble out of the way, players busted out left and right. Christoph Vogelsang, David Vamplew, and Bart Lybaert were just a couple of the players signing for a min-cash worth €9,100.

Liv Boeree signed for the same payout, as she was unable to beat ace-nine suited with pocket sevens. Her opponent flopped an ace and turned a flush on a card that gave the British PokerStars Team Pro a set. The board failed to pair on the river, and Boeree made her exit in 74th place.

Well-known French rounder Fabrice Soulier was the first to bust out in a higher pay grade, receiving €10,270 after getting rivered with ace-jack against king-queen.

Andrew Chen (nines against jacks), Mike McDonald (ace-king against jack-ten), and Anthony Zinno (ace-king cracked by king-queen) busted out not much later, also receiving €10,270.

Where some fell, others thrived, with Alex Goulder as a prime example. He ended the day as chip leader with 1.02 million in his stack, good for 102 big blinds at the start of Day 4. PokerStars Team Pro Luca Pagano (470,000) — the only player with three EPT Dublin cashes to his name already — PokerStars Team Online's Jaime Staples (241,000), and British regular Scott Margereson (642,000) also collected healthy stacks on Day 3.

Dzmitry Urbanovich will be making an appearance on Day 4 as well, though his 164,000 stack is on the low side. Same goes for two-time EPT Prague finalist David Boyaciyan (147,000), Russian karate expert Artem Litvinov (326,000), and November Niner Pierre Neuville (262,000).

Day 4 of the Main Event starts Thursday at 12 p.m. local time with another five 90-minute levels on the schedule. Besides the Main Event, the three-day €10,750 High Roller gets underway at 12:30. PokerNews.com will be on site for coverage, so check back to get updates from both big events in the Irish capital of Dublin.

In the meantime, check out Sasha Salinger's interview with then chip leader Chris Kruk.

Day 4 Table and Seat Draw

11Cathal ShineIreland291,000
12Willliam ArrudaBrazil608,000
13Adrian MateosSpain631,000
14Francisco OliveiraPortugal380,000
15Mikael JeanLebanon228,000
16Adrien AllainFrance84,000
17Gilles BerniesGermany657,000
18Or HadadIsrael191,000
21Jean-Philippe Goulet-RatelleCanada129,000
22Jiachen GongCanada362,000
23Artem LitvinovRussia326,000
25Joao BaumgartenBrazil98,000
26James AkenheadUK626,000
27Christopher KrukCanada812,000
28Matias RuzziArgentina577,000
31Patrick ClarkePortugal500,000
32Tomas MacNamaraUK564,000
34Ivan BanicCroatia785,000
35Pierre NeuvilleBelgium262,000
36Dominik PankaPoland91,000
37Luca PaganoItaly490,000
38David BoyaciyanNetherlands147,000
41Jakub MichalakPoland397,000
42Alex GoulderUK1,020,000
43Stephen MaloneIreland246,000
44Guy GoossensBelgium193,000
45Anton WiggSweden345,000
46Antoine SaoutFrance325,000
47Raiden KanHong Kong101,000
48Frank WilliamsUK881,000
51Lucas ReevesUK264,000
53Iliodoros KamatakisGreece582,000
54Nick PetrangeloUSA326,000
55Rhys JonesUK630,000
56Dzmitry UrbanovichPoland164,000
57Nikolaus TeichertGermany394,000
58Mikhail PetrovRussia489,000
61Alexandre MeylanSwitzerland251,000
62Jaime StaplesCanada241,000
63Pierre CalamusaFrance163,000
64Yang ZhangChina374,000
65Kuljinder SidhuUK613,000
66Bernardo DiasBrazil168,000
67Charles La BoissonnireCanada464,000
68Scott MargeresonUK642,000

Tags: Alex GoulderAlexandre RiveroAnthony ZinnoAntoine SaoutArtem LitvinovCarlos ChadhaChris MoormanChristoph VogelsangChristopher KrukDavid BoyaciyanDzmitry UrbanovichFabrice SoulierJaime StaplesJean-Noel ThorelLiv BoereeLuca PaganoZvi Stern

End-Of-Day Counts (Completo)

[user38873] • Nível 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Alex Goulder gb 1,020,000 53,000
Frank Williams us 881,000 -59,000
Christopher Kruk ca 812,000 -58,000
Ivan Banic hr 715,000 120,000
Gilles Bernies DE 657,000 -103,000
Scott Margereson gb 642,000 -24,000
Adrian Mateos es 631,000 -19,000
Rhys Jones gb 630,000 50,000
James Akenhead gb 626,000 82,000
Kully Sidhu gb 613,000 143,000
Willliam Batista Arruda br 601,000 113,000
Ilios Kamatakis gr 582,000 12,000
Matias Ruzzi ar 577,000 202,000
Tomas MacNamara gb 564,000 14,000
Patrick Clarke ie 500,000 -64,000
Mikhail Petrov ru 489,000 132,000
Luca Pagano it 470,000 180,000
Charles La Boissonnire CA 464,000 112,000
Jakub Michalak pl 397,000 -3,000
Nikolaus Teichert de 394,000 -111,000
Francisco Oliveira PT 380,000 80,000
Yang Zhang cn 374,000 -16,000
Jiachen Gong ca 362,000 -293,000
Anton Wigg se 345,000 154,000
Artem Litvinov ru 326,000 56,000

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Malone Doubles Through Urbanovich

[user38873] • Nível 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Dzmitry Urbanovich raised to 19,000 and Stephen Malone three-bet shoved for 143,000. Christopher Kruk asked for a count out of the big blind but Urbanovich quickly called to set up a coin flip.

Malone: {A-Spades}{10-Hearts}
Urbanovich: {7-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}

The board ran out {Q-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} and the Irishman doubled up. Malone soon after four-bet Yang Zhang from 48,000 to 109,000 and Zhang folded, claiming to have had ace-queen. Last but not least, Malone raised to 17,000 and then folded to a shove by Urbanovich in the last hand of the day.

Stephen Malone IE 230,000 115,000
Dzmitry Urbanovich pl 160,000 -55,000

Tags: Christopher KrukDzmitry UrbanovichStephen MaloneYang Zhang

Jones Busts Nishijima

will_shill • Nível 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Thiago Nishijima
Thiago Nishijima

In one of the last hands of the day Thiago Nishijima was all-in for his tournament life holding {a-Spades}{7-Spades} against Rhys Jones' {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}.

The flop came {3-Spades}{9-Spades}{9-Diamonds} which gave some hope to Nishijima, but the {5-Clubs}{9-Clubs} turn and river didn't help him and he exited late on day 3.

Rhys Jones gb 580,000 170,000
Thiago Nishijima br Eliminado

Tags: Rhys JonesThiago Nishijima

Three More Hands!

MartyDerby • Nível 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

The clock was stopped with 12:23 left in the level and a draw was conducted to see how many more hands each table would play before bagging up the chips. They drew a three.

Mateos Knocks Out Lentrodt

Webjoker • Nível 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Thomas Lentrodt made it 17,000 to go before hijack Adrian Mateos three-bet to 45,000. When the action got back to Lentrodt, he pushed all in for roughly 200,000 and Mateos made the call.

Adrian Mateos: {9-Clubs}{9-Spades}
Thomas Lentrodt: {A-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}

The board came {7-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{10-Hearts} and Lentrodt made his exit in 47th place for €11,440.

Adrian Mateos es 650,000 120,000
Thomas Lentrodt de Eliminado

Tags: Adrian MateosThomas Lentrodt

Goossens Wins Battle of Short Stacks

[user38873] • Nível 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Over on the feature table, Joao Baumgarten opened to 18,000 and Thiago Nishijima three-bet to 47,000 from the button. Guy Goossens four-bet all in for 73,000 and Baumgarten folded, Nishijima called.

Goossens: {Q-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}
Nishijima: {A-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}

The classic race went towards the Belgian after the board ran out {9-Hearts}{5-Spades}{4-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{7-Clubs} while all three players remain significantly short.

Guy Goossens be 176,000 124,000
Thiago Nishijima br 146,000 -119,000
Joao Baumgarten br 146,000 16,000

Tags: Guy GoossensJoao BaumgartenThiago Nishijima

Kings for Zhang

[user38873] • Nível 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Picking up the action on the three-way flop {Q-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{4-Hearts}, Nikolaus Teichert checked in late position and Yang Zhang bet 32,000 from the hijack. Dzmitry Urbanovich called out of the cutoff and Teichert folded. The {9-Diamonds} turn saw Zhang bet 65,000 and Urbanovich quickly called before both checked the {6-Spades} river.

Zhang flipped over {K-Clubs}{K-Spades} and the pair of kings was good enough to win the pot.

Yang Zhang cn 390,000 135,000
Dzmitry Urbanovich pl 215,000 -40,000

Tags: Dzmitry UrbanovichYang ZhangNikolaus Teichert