2018 PokerStars EPT Prague

Patrocinado por: pokerstars
€5,300 EPT Main Event
€5,300 EPT Main Event
Dia 4 Terminado

Paul Michaelis Crushes Day 4 of the EPT Main Event

poolshir • Nível 25: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante
Paul Michaelis
Paul Michaelis

Five levels of 90 minutes each were played on Day 4 of the PokerStars European Poker Tour Prague €5,300 Main Event here in the Hilton Prague. At noon, 44 players returned to battle it out and now there are 16 players left. Germany’s Paul Michaelis takes the overnight chip lead with him as he bagged 5,315,000.

Michaelis actually started the day as one of the short stacks with 12 big blinds, and he hovered somewhere in the middle of the pack for most of the day but had an amazing last two levels going from around 1,100,000 in chips to almost quintuple that. He first doubled up through Artem Kobylynskyi with ace-king against the ace-queen of Kobylynskyi. He then eliminated Andrija Robovic with pocket kings when Robovic held pocket queens. Michaelis kept getting involved in pots, collecting more and more chips in the meanwhile, to end the day at the top of the chip counts.

Trailing Michaelis in second place in the leaderboard is Liviu Ignat with 4,550,000. During the last level of the night, Ignat scored a huge double-up against the Day 3 chip leader Konstantin Farber. Ignat held pocket kings while Farber had pocket jacks, the board didn’t provide any danger to Ignat as he doubled over for the more than 2 million in chips that he had behind. Farber managed to find a double later on and bagged 1,700,000 which are fewer chips than he started with but he’ll be happy to have survived the day.

Diego Zeiter closes the podium in third place, bagging 3,905,000 at the end of the day. Zeiter coolered Xixiang Luo when he had flopped the higher set with pocket sevens when Luo was sitting on the set of sixes. Parker Talbot collected 3,250,000 to finish in fourth place in the chip counts while Evangelos Bechrakis sealed 2,170,000 into his bag for Day 5.

Ugo Faggioli won a huge pot in the fourth level of the day when Guenter Halak shoved almost 14 big blinds after Faggioli had raised. Evangelos Bechrakis called and Faggioli shoved for almost 2 million. Bechrakis also called that shove, holding pocket queens, while Halak had pocket tens. But Faggioli was ahead as he held the rockets and didn’t give that lead up all throughout the board and took the chip lead into the last break of the night but ended up with 3,500,000 in chips.

Ugo Faggioli (L) and Guenter Halak
Ugo Faggioli (L) and Guenter Halak

Andrey Pateychuk will be going into Day 5 as the short stack with 705,000 but he probably is one of the more experienced live tournament grinders left in the field. Plus, he has also already shipped an EPT before. Pateychuk won EPT San Remo in Season 8, 2011, for €680,000 and will be looking to run his stack up for another win.

Not everyone was successful in winning their all-ins as players like Tobias Peters, Henrik Hecklen, Natalie The, Joris Ruijs, Michal Schuh and Anton Wigg were all eliminated on Sunday.

The 16 remaining players will return at noon to finish the last five minutes of Level 25 which features a small blind of 20,000, big blind of 40,000, and a big blind ante of 40,000. They will then immediately continue with Level 26 with a small blind of 25,000, big blind of 50,000, and a big blind ante of 50,000. Play is expected to continue until there are six players left but this is subject to change at the tournament director’s discretion.

The PokerNews live reporting will be there from the first shuffle up and deal until the final bag has been sealed so come back at noon, Monday, December 17, to see who will be making waves on Day 5 of the Main Event.

Tags: Andrey PateychukAndrija RobovicAnton WiggArtem KobylynskyiDiego ZeiterEvangelos BechrakisGuenter HalakHenrik HecklenJoris RuijsKonstantin FarberLiviu IgnatMichal SchuhParker TalbotPaul MichaelisTobias PetersUgo FaggioliXixiang Luo

End of Day 4 Counts

mnuwwarah • Nível 25: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante
Paul Michaelis de 5,315,000 580,000
Liviu Ignat ro 4,550,000 -20,000
Diego Zeiter ar 3,905,000 -595,000
Ugo Faggioli fr 3,500,000 -670,000
Parker Talbot ca 3,250,000 65,000
Evangelos Bechrakis gr 2,170,000 500,000
Laurynas Levinskas lt 1,900,000 255,000
Fionn MacNamara gb 1,790,000 245,000
Konstantin Farber de 1,700,000 -270,000
Serhii Holodiuk ua 1,545,000 570,000
Alexandr Merzhvinskii ru 1,365,000 305,000
Ivan Zhechev bg 1,235,000 -400,000
Artem Kobylynskyi ua 1,005,000 205,000
Carlos Branco pt 990,000 -735,000
Sergei Bagirov ru 810,000 -220,000
Andrey Pateychuk ru 705,000 -195,000

Clash of the Greeks

poolshir • Nível 25: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante
Dimitrios Michailidis (L) and Andriy Mertengren
Dimitrios Michailidis (L) and Andriy Mertengren

Dimitrios Michailidis shoved from the cutoff for 735,000 and was called by Evangelos Bechrakis in the big blind with the slightly bigger stack.

Dimitrios Michailidis: {k-Hearts}{j-Clubs}
Evangelos Bechrakis: {a-Spades}{q-Spades}

The board ran out {a-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} for Bechrakis to flop a pair of aces and improve to two pair on the river to eliminate Michailidis in 17th place for €44,920.

With five minutes left on the clock, the 16 remaining players have bagged their chips and will return at noon tomorrow, Monday, December 17, for the penultimate day of the Main Event.

The full chip counts and a recap of today's action is to follow.

Evangelos Bechrakis gr 1,670,000 -85,000
Dimitrios Michailidis gr Eliminado

Tags: Dimitrios MichailidisEvangelos Bechrakis

Zeiter Pushing Hard to the Finish

mnuwwarah • Nível 25: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

Evangelos Bechrakis defended big blind and built a pot of about 800,000 with Diego Zeiter, who raised on the button and barreled down a board of {9-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{q-Hearts}{k-Spades}. Bechrakis faced an all-in river bet and he tank-folded for his last 1 million or so.

The next hand, Zeiter again raised and got action from the big blind, this time Serhii Holodiuk. The board read {k-Clubs}{q-Spades}{6-Spades}{2-Clubs} on the turn and Holodiuk checked and called 165,000, using a time bank. On the {4-Diamonds} river, he check-folded to 450,000.

Diego Zeiter ar 4,500,000 700,000

Tags: Diego ZeiterEvangelos BechrakisSerhii Holodiuk

Farber Now Doubles Through MacNamara

poolshir • Nível 25: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

Fionn MacNamara raised from the cutoff and Konstantin Farber shoved from the button. The blinds quickly folded for MacNamara to look at Farber's stack and then make the call.

Konstantin Farber: {5-Diamonds}{5-Spades}
Fionn MacNamara: {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}

The flop came {j-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{3-Hearts} for Farber to stay ahead but MacNamara to pick up the straight draw.

The rest of the board was completed with the {2-Spades} on the turn and the {5-Clubs} on the river for Farber to make a set to double up for the 935,000 he had behind.

Konstantin Farber de 1,970,000 785,000
Fionn MacNamara gb 1,545,000 -705,000

Tags: Fionn MacNamaraKonstantin Farber

Farber Hits Nut-Flush

poolshir • Nível 25: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

Konstantin Farber raised to 90,000 from under the gun and was called by Fionn MacNamara in the big blind.

They both checked through the {10-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} on the flop and the {8-Hearts} on the turn to the {9-Hearts} on the river. MacNamara bet 80,000 and Farber flicked in a chip for the call.

"I don't think I'd get paid anyway," Farber commented while MacNamara tabled {a-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} and Farber picked up the pot with {a-Hearts}{k-Spades} for the nut-flush.

Fionn MacNamara gb 2,250,000 -125,000
Konstantin Farber de 1,185,000 380,000

Tags: Fionn MacNamaraKonstantin Farber

Ignat Hits Massive Double

mnuwwarah • Nível 25: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante
Liviu Ignat
Liviu Ignat

Liviu Ignat opened under the gun to 80,000, Konstantin Farber made it 250,000 on the button and Ignat came back with 680,000. Farber moved all in and Ignat flicked in a chip to call.

Konstantin Farber: {j-Spades}{j-Diamonds}
Liviu Ignat: {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds}

Ignat's kings held on the {6-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{2-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} board, and Farber had to send over 2,2350,000.

Liviu Ignat ro 4,570,000 1,970,000
Konstantin Farber de 805,000 -2,195,000

Tags: Konstantin FarberLiviu Ignat