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2014 EPT Season 11 Barcelona

€5,300 Main Event
Dias: 3
Event Info

2014 EPT Season 11 Barcelona

Resultados Finais
Mão Vencedora
Event Info
Informações do Nível
600,000 / 1,200,000

€5,300 Main Event

Dia 3 Terminado

Andrei Konopelko Leads EPT Barcelona Going Into Day 4

Nível 19 : 4,000/8,000, 1,000 ante
Andrei Konopelko
Andrei Konopelko

Day 3 of the PokerStars European Poker Tour Barcelona Main Event started with 292 players still in contention for that illustrious 100th EPT title and €1,261,000 first-place prize. With just payouts reserved for 239 players, 53 players would not only fall short of the accolades, but also of any cash at all.

Mizrachi, first to go
Day 1a chip leader Michael Mizrachi was the first to get all the big hopes out of his head. In the first hand of the day, he saw his hopes for an even more impressive curriculum vitae squashed when his aces got cracked by nines. The nine on the river hurt, and Mizrachi was the first sent to the rail on the third day of play.

Many more would follow before bubble time was there. Canadian EPT regular Yann Dion ran his ace-queen into ace-king, Dutch sit-n-go expert Martijn Ardon saw a big bluff fail against Timo Pfutzenreuter, and Angel Guillen and Olof Haglund didn't make any dough, either.

It didn't even take all that long before the clock was paused and the hand-for-hand process started. The bubble boy was set to not go home empty handed though, as the organization had a Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Main Event ticket worth $5,300 and custom-made electric guitar ready for the unfortunate soul to bust last before any loot was paid out.

Bubble pandemonium
What followed can only be described as a pandemonium. In a remarkable turn of events, the tournament saw six all-in situations at once, which led to some serious complications for the bubble and the tournament.

On the first table, Francois-Charles Scapula and Daniel Studer were all in and at risk against former World Series of Poker November Niner Sylvain Loosli, who called covering both players.

Scapula had the {Q-Spades}{J-Clubs}, Studer the {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}, and Loosli the {A-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}. The board came {J-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{A-Spades}{7-Clubs}, allowing for Loosli to win the pot and eliminate both short stacks, but this is where things got interesting. There was some confusion as to who was the shortest of the two stacks, but it was eventually confirmed that Scapula had just 1,000 more than Studer.

On the next table to run out an all-in hand, Farid Chati was all in on an {A-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{2-Spades}{J-Spades} board against former EPT winner Martin Finger. Chati turned over the {K-Hearts}{J-Hearts} for a king-high flush, but Finger flipped over the {5-Hearts}{4-Hearts} for a straight flush to the astonishment from all surrounding the table. That meant after two of the six showdowns, three players had been eliminated.

The third table saw Randal Flowers all in with the {A-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}. His mood had been brightened by the fact that several players had already been knocked out, guaranteeing the American some sort of prize. Philippe D'Auteuil was the one who had made the call with his {J-Spades}{J-Clubs}. The flop came {K-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{9-Hearts}, and Flowers said, "I'll take two hearts," but the turn was the {2-Spades} and the river was the {3-Spades}. That meant a fourth elimination was confirmed, with more all-in situations to play out.

The next two all-in hands — both on different tables — saw double ups for the short stacks, leaving just one more to go. Pawel Brzeski had put Richard Dubini at risk and Dubini called it off, but he had an agonizing wait while all of the other hands played out. Eventually, he was able to turn his cards over and see what he was up against, and when that time came he saw his {q-Hearts}{q-Spades} against the {k-Spades}{k-Clubs} for Brzeski. The final board was {a-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} and Dubini joined the other players eliminated on the bubble.

Five players were eliminated on the bubble, but with two of them coming from the same table, it's a very unique situation as to who would get what. The bubble was to receive a guitar and $5,300 seat in the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open $10,000,000 guaranteed event in Florida this week, so the tournament staff was left to sort out the mess.

It was decided that the five players would take the money from the first four in-the-money spots (€8,050 times four for €32,200) and divide it evenly amongst them, taking €6,440 each. Then the five would play a sit & go for the guitar and the $5,300 seat. This ruling raised some questions because it was ignoring the "bigger chip stack" rule that applies to situations in which two players bust from the table on the bubble or in the money.

In the end Francois-Charles Scapula from France beat Randal Flowers heads up to grab the guitar and the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open ticket on top of his €6,440 prize - effectively making him more than many of the players that busted after him. The Frenchman was undecided if he was to travel to Florida to play in the event, or that he would try to sell it.

Remko Rinkema talked to Live Events specialist Neil Johnson about the unique situation:

Bust outs
As usual, many players quickly busted after the bubble had burst. Niall "firaldo" Farrell, who won the FTOPS Main Event for $236,000 back in April, was one of the first to hit the payout desk que. He was getting in line behind the likes of Thomas Brader, Timo Pfutzenreuter, and David Peters, though, but all got the €8,050 min-cash for their efforts.

Ole Schemion , Martin Jacobson, Paul Vas Nunes, former EPT Barcelona winner Kent Lundmark, and former Team Pro Maxim Lykov did just slightly better, getting €8,500 for making it a tiny bit deeper.

Characters like Kitty Kuo (ace-queen into kings), Dan Shak (top pair and flush draw missed against turned flush), and a furious Sergey Frizyak (the dealer open mucked someones hand, but it was correctly ruled live anyway) also left the stage before the fifth 90-level for the day was in the books.

Where people fall, other people surge - as usual in a poker tournament. This biggest EPT on European soil event was no different. EPT Prague winner Martin Finger was one of 'em, gaining lots of chips on the bubble, and winning a big hand with... {K-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}. After calling a four bet with that potential monster, he got his opponent to put in all of his chips in betting a king high flop and turn with pocket tens.

EPT Berlin winner Davidi Kitai also had a day full of prosperity. Where the Belgian bracelet winner might not perse be known for his small ball steady grind, he today showed he was very much capable of an approach like that as well. After emptying the clip in a hand early on, where his river shove wasn't called - so we don't know if he had it or not, he mostly played small pots to get to 1.2 million.

Finger and Kitai aren't the only former EPT champs still in, though the quest to become a two-time winner has lost its glance after Vicky Coren became the first one to do it in last seasons EPT Sanremo event. EPT London winner Robin Ylitalo (338,000), EPT Barcelona winner Mikalai Pobal (163,000), Mike McDonald (495,000) and EPT Tallinn winner Kevin Stani (421,000) is also through to Day 4.

Leading the charge is Andrei Konopelko from Belarus, who gathered 1,451,000 in chips throughout the first 18 levels of the tournament. Piotr Sowinski from Poland is right on his heels with 1,315,000 in chips, and be sure not to forget about German Team PokerStars Pro Jan Heitman with a respectable 953,000 in chips.

Day 4: Main Event and $10,000 High Roller
The tournament continues noon local time August 25th, with the goal for the day being to lose as many players as possible. Last year it was Tom Middleton who lead the final 24 (and eventually win) after Day 4, so the organization will most likely try to get down to as close as possible to that number this year as well.

PokerNews will again be on sight to supply you with all the updates you can wish for, photos from all the players and important moments, and interviews with everyone thats making waves.

The Main Event won't be the only tournament in Barcelona you may expect updates from though, the €10,000 High Roller starts at 1 p.m. local time, and we'll be on board from the get go to see who manoeuvres himself in the best position to succeed Thomas Muehloecker as EPT Barcelona High Roller champion.

Souki Almost Trebles at the Death

Nível 19 : 4,000/8,000, 1,000 ante

A three-way all-in in the penultimate hand saw a big pot shipped the way of Philippe Souki.

Souki: {K-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}
Orjan Skommo: {J-Clubs}{J-Spades}
Alexander Kell: {A-Spades}{A-Hearts}

The board ran out {K-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{6-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} and Souki scooped, eliminating Skommo and doubling up through Kell at the same time.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Philippe Souki gb
Philippe Souki
600,000 450,000
Alexander Kell de
Alexander Kell
500,000 -361,000
Orjan Skommo no
Orjan Skommo

End-of-Day Chip Counts

Nível 19 : 4,000/8,000, 1,000 ante
Jogador Fichas Progresso
Andrei Konopelko by
Andrei Konopelko
1,451,000 1,004,500
Piotr Sowinski pl
Piotr Sowinski
1,315,000 65,000
Davidi Kitai be
Davidi Kitai
1,200,000 -100,000
Winamax Team Pro
EPT Main Event Champion
EPT 1X Winner
Pawel Brzeski pl
Pawel Brzeski
Martin Finger de
Martin Finger
1,038,000 248,000
EPT 1X Winner
Daniel Dvoress ca
Daniel Dvoress
1,010,000 717,500
Pedro Marques pt
Pedro Marques
973,000 423,000
Jan Heitmann de
Jan Heitmann
953,000 33,000
Alexander Kell de
Alexander Kell
861,000 574,900
John Andress us
John Andress
792,000 582,700
Marko Neumann de
Marko Neumann
742,000 212,000
Vojtech Ruzicka cz
Vojtech Ruzicka
722,000 -378,000
Thomas Hueber at
Thomas Hueber
708,000 521,000
Robert Schulz de
Robert Schulz
695,000 496,700
Rumen Nanev bg
Rumen Nanev
663,000 376,800
Andrey Shatilov ru
Andrey Shatilov
616,000 -127,000
Lars Anders Dahlin se
Lars Anders Dahlin
535,000 329,500
Julian Panchyrz de
Julian Panchyrz
497,000 243,700
Nima Ahrary de
Nima Ahrary
491,000 -49,000
Ismael Bojang de
Ismael Bojang
439,000 139,000
Benjamin Nicolas-Teboul fr
Benjamin Nicolas-Teboul
429,000 250,000
Karin Bruteig no
Karin Bruteig
405,000 -132,000
Emil Patel us
Emil Patel
350,000 -100,000
Jimmy Guerrero fr
Jimmy Guerrero
336,000 89,000
Grzegorz Mikielewicz pl
Grzegorz Mikielewicz
332,000 67,200

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Lamarca Left Behind

Nível 19 : 4,000/8,000, 1,000 ante
Jose Lamarca Capa
Jose Lamarca Capa

Piotr Sowinski is staking his claim for the chip lead after he called Day 1B chip leader Jose Lamarca's all in on the turn of a {5-Spades}{8-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} board. Lamarca showed {6-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} needing to hit because Sowinski flipped {Q-Clubs}{7-Spades}.

The Spaniard couldn't find one of his ten outs on the {K-Hearts} river and Sowinski picked up a huge pot to put him close to chip lead.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Piotr Sowinski pl
Piotr Sowinski
1,250,000 125,000
Jose Lamarca es
Jose Lamarca

Seiver's Knavish Behaviour Costs Him

Nível 19 : 4,000/8,000, 1,000 ante
Scott Seiver
Scott Seiver

Lenny Kravitz once sang, "It Ain't Over Til It's Over" and Scott Seiver just found out exactly that. He was all in with {J-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} against Marko Neumann's {6-Clubs}{6-Spades}.

The flop came {J-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} and Seiver jokingly turned Neumann's cards face down. The {10-Clubs} turn didn't change anything but the {6-Diamonds} river was greeted with some laughter, from Seiver and Neumann as much as anyone else.

Seiver was eliminated and Neumann moved back over 500,000.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Marko Neumann de
Marko Neumann
530,000 115,000
Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver

Aasmaa All In

Nível 19 : 4,000/8,000, 1,000 ante

All of Raigo Aasmaa’s chips were in the middle before the flop had been dealt. He was in possession of {8-Clubs}{8-Hearts} and he had been challenged to a race by Pedro Marques who was armed with {a-Spades}{q-Spades}.

The race got underway and Marques got off to a flying start on a flop of {q-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{2-Spades}. Nothing would stop him as the turn {3-Hearts} and river {5-Hearts} saw Aasmaa fall by the wayside.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Raigo Aasmaa ee
Raigo Aasmaa

Tags: Raigo AasmaaPedro Marques