Day 4 completed
Day 4 completed
Day 4 of the 2011 PokerStars.com EPT Prague Main Event has concluded and the official final table is set. Heading the way is Martin Finger with 5.8 million in chips. He's closely trailed by Nicolas Levi with 5.69 million.
When the day began, 31 players remained. The first player eliminated on the day was Sharon Volfer. That elimination was followed by the busting of Team PokerStars Pro Juan Manuel Pastor in 30th place. The other Team Pro still remaining, Jude Ainsworth, ran all the way down to the final two tables before he fell in 14th place.
Other notables falling short of the final table included former EPT champion Mike McDonald (27th), Australia's Jason Gray (19th) and young British superstar Chris Moorman (15th).
On the final elimination of the day, start-of-the-day chip leader Patrick Renkers was eliminated. His ninth-place finish solidified an official final table appearance for the other eight players at EPT Prague and sent everyone home from the day.
Final Table Seat Draw
|2||Guillem "Usero" Cavaller||1,405,000|
|8||Danyel "David" Boyaciyan||3,770,000|
Tomorrow, the final table will commence at 12:00 CET. It's going to be a great day of action with €775,000 up for grabs in first-place prize money. We know you want to find out who will be walking away with the title, so be sure to join us right back here at PokerNews starting at midday.
Until then, we're off to the PokerStars party. And don't worry, we'll have a drink for you!
The chip bags are out on the tables, and our finalists are tagging their stacks for the overnight soak.
We'll be back with a quick summary of the day's action in a moment.
Guillem Cavaller raised to 105,000 in early position, and Martin Finger flatted two seats over. Next door, though, Patrick Renkers squeezed in a reraise to 185,000, and that folded Cavaller out of the way. Finger wasn't going anywhere, though, and he shoved all in over the top. The call came instantly, and the two men were very close in chips as they turned over their coin flip.
Finger grabbed the lead as the dealer gave him a friendly flop, and Renkers would not be able to catch back up. The turn and river completed the board, and the Dutchman could not find any love from the Ladies. When the ~2.9-million-chip stacks were counted down, Renkers was covered by just a few chips, and he's been eliminated in ninth place.
Mads Wissing opened the pot to 100,000, and Martin Finger came along as the lone caller. The flop came , and Wissing continued out with another 130,000. Finger made a quick call, and the paired the board on the turn. The action continued with another bet of 250,000 from Wissing, and Finger once again came along without too much deliberation.
That brought them to the river, and the two were content to check it down.
At showdown, Wissing could only show up , and Finger's sent the chips to his corner. Wissing dropped more than half his stack on that hand, and he's got about 420,000 left now.
Patrick Renkers started things off with a raise to 100,000. Danyel "David" Boyaciyan flatted on the button and then Guillem Cavaller reraised all in from the big blind for 1.14 million. Everyone folded and Cavaller won the pot.
Martin Finger raised to 100,000 and Danyel "David" Boyaciyan called from the big blind to see the flop come down . Boyaciyan checked and Finger fired 100,000. Boyaciyan put in a check-raise to 260,00 and Finger made the call.
The turn was the and Boyaciyan led for 280,000. Finger called to see the river, which was the . Both players checked.
Boyaciyan tabled the for a pair of twos, but lost to Finger's .
The players are back in their chairs, they've been introduced to the crowd, and they're playing the final 11 minutes of the current level.
We're now down to our final nine players, and they've been redrawn and recombined around the final table. Well, the "last" table. It'll become the official final table when we lose one more player, and that will cue the end of Day 4. The players have stepped away for a quick break a couple minutes early again, and we'll be back to play onward in a moment.
Here's how they stack up: