Dia 3 Terminado
Dia 3 Terminado
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
|4||7||Raiden Kan||Hong Kong||101,000|
|6||7||Charles La Boissonnire||Canada||464,000|
|Willliam Batista Arruda||601,000||113,000|
|Charles La Boissonnire||464,000||112,000|
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.
The board ran out 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.
|Dzmitry Urbanovich||partypoker Sponsored Pro||160,000||-55,000|
In one of the last hands of the day Thiago Nishijima was all-in for his tournament life holding against Rhys Jones' .
The flop came which gave some hope to Nishijima, but the turn and river didn't help him and he exited late on day 3.
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.
Artem Litvinov got it all in battling in the blinds with Jakub Michalak.
Litvinov was flipping for his tournament life with the versus Michalak's and got there, making a full house on the board.
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.
The board came and Lentrodt made his exit in 47th place for €11,440.
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.
The classic race went towards the Belgian after the board ran out while all three players remain significantly short.
Picking up the action on the three-way flop , 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 turn saw Zhang bet 65,000 and Urbanovich quickly called before both checked the river.
Zhang flipped over and the pair of kings was good enough to win the pot.
|Dzmitry Urbanovich||partypoker Sponsored Pro||215,000||-40,000|