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Day 4: Muur Leads; McDonald Eyes Second Title

• Nivo 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
Madis Muur leads
Madis Muur leads

Day 4 of the 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event is in the books, and leading the remaining 20 players is Estonian Madis Muur. Madis Muur pipped Canadian Mike McDonald during the last few hands of the evening, winning a 1.7 million-chip pot off of Roger Teska and bagging 3.515 million.

This is Muur’s first season in the EPT – he qualified for the PCA, London, and Barcelona Main Events. The 27-year-old spends most of his time grinding online cash games, and has earned just over $100,000 in live tournament earnings. He can top that with an 11th-place finish or better in this event.

McDonald, winner of EPT Dortmund in Season 4, is the only remaining EPT champion, and could become the first player to ever capture two titles in the tour’s history.

McDonald was the recipient of a massive double in Level 21, when he four-bet all in for a little over a million chips holding pocket aces. Jason Helder, who flat-called a three-bet shove from Daniel Weinman, called with queens, and Weinman showed {a-Spades}{k-Hearts}. McDonald’s aces held up, vaulting him to over two million chips, and he eventually bagged 3.432 million.

Fellow Canadians Pascal Lefrancois (2,401,000) and Shyam Srinivasan (2,129,000) also ended the day on big stacks. Lefrancois eliminated Vladimir Schemelev in Level 21 with pocket kings, rocketing up to over 1.6 million chips, and Srinivasan busted Jorge Ribeiro in Level 22 holding pocket queens, moving above 2.2 million.

Also reaching the penultimate day of play are former November Niner Antoine Saout (2,432,000), UKIPT Dublin winner Max Silver (2,359,000), online legends Isaac “westmenloAA” Baron (1,556,000) and Grayson “gray31” Ramage (571,000), and UKIPT Season 3 Player of the Year Thomas Hall (1,241,000).

Among the players who fell short of Day 5 were Team PokerStars Pros Vanessa Selbst, Angel Guillen, Liv Boeree, Marcel Luske, and PokerStars Team Online member Marc-Andre Ladouceur. Selbst made the deepest run of the bunch, finishing in 42nd place after placing third in the $100,000 Super High Roller. Selbst lost a race in Level 21 with pocket tens against Jennifer Shahade’s {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}, and then Shahade hit the rail when she ran pocket jacks into pocket kings.

Boeree looked like she was going to climb back into contention, doubling up through Mark Ioli in Level 20, but a few hands later she lost a 1.2 million-chip flip to Saout and was eliminated.

Other players who failed to survive the day include Loni Harwood, Vladimir Schemelev, Matt Berkey, Matt Stout, Paul Berende, Ismael Bojang, Ty Reiman, and Tim Reilly.

Play will resume on Sunday at noon local time, where the remaining 20 players will battle until an official final table of eight is set. Be sure to stay tuned to PokerNews for up-to-the-minute updates straight from the tournament floor.

Oznake: Madis Muur

End-Of-Day Chip Counts

[user139916] • Nivo 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
Madis Muur ee
Madis Muur
ee 3,515,000 -5,000
Mike McDonald ca
Mike McDonald
ca 3,432,000 -68,000
Antoine Saout fr
Antoine Saout
fr 2,432,000 350,000
Pascal Lefrancois ca
Pascal Lefrancois
ca 2,401,000 1,000
Max Silver gb
Max Silver
gb 2,359,000 359,000
Shyam Srinivasan ca
Shyam Srinivasan
ca 2,129,000 -151,000
Fabian Ortiz ar
Fabian Ortiz
ar 2,000,000 -110,000
Isaac Baron us
Isaac Baron
us 1,556,000 530,000
Daniel Gamez GT
Daniel Gamez
GT 1,494,000 614,000
Dominik Panka pl
Dominik Panka
pl 1,474,000 -126,000
Tom Hall gb
Tom Hall
gb 1,241,000 261,000
Jorgen Sandvoll Lindebo NO
Jorgen Sandvoll Lindebo
NO 1,097,000 -23,000
Allon Allison ca
Allon Allison
ca 1,000,000 -74,000
Pal Zsibrita GB
Pal Zsibrita
GB 907,000 -165,000
Adrian Bussman SE
Adrian Bussman
SE 898,000 228,000
Roger Teska us
Roger Teska
us 874,000 -106,000
Grayson Ramage us
Grayson Ramage
us 571,000 -89,000
Kyle Sorel US
Kyle Sorel
US 528,000 -1,161,000
Robert Auer at
Robert Auer
at 522,000 93,000
Fabio Freitas br
Fabio Freitas
br 231,000 -122,000

Muur Seizes Chip Lead

• Nivo 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Madis Muur raised to 40,000 from under the the gun and Roger Teksa three-bet to 125,000 from the next seat over. The rest of the table folded back to Muur and he four-bet the action to 277,000. Teska called and the two saw a flop of {10-Clubs}{10-Spades}{9-Spades}.

Muur continued for 202,000 and Teska called. Both players checked the {7-Clubs} on fourth street and allowed the {4-Hearts} to finish off the board. Muur moved 377,000 forward for a final bet and Teska went deep into the tank. Eventually he called, but mucked his cards after being shown {Q-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds} by Muur.

Muur dragged in the pot and now sits on the chip lead as the night draws to an end. He has about 3.52 million in chips.

Madis Muur ee
Madis Muur
ee 3,520,000 1,120,000
Roger Teska us
Roger Teska
us 980,000 -420,000

Oznake: Madis MuurRoger Teska

Preflop Poker

• Nivo 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Allon Allison raised to 40,000 from the cutoff and Mike McDonald flatted from the big blind. The small blind got out of the way and Roger Teska three-bet to 200,000 from the big blind.

Allison responded to this move by four-bet shipping all in for 803,000. McDonald folded and Teska followed suit, awarding Allison the pot. He's now up to 1.074 million in chips.

Roger Teska us
Roger Teska
us 1,400,000 -530,000
Allon Allison ca
Allon Allison
ca 1,074,000 49,000

Oznake: Roger TeskaMike McDonaldAllon Allison

Jude Ainsworth Eliminated in 21st Place ($60,700)

• Nivo 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
Jude Ainsworth - 21st Place
Jude Ainsworth - 21st Place

Jude Ainsworth was first to act, and raised to 40,000. The action folded all the way to Jorgen Sandvoll Lindebo, who moved all in for effectively 365,000 in the big blind, and Ainsworth called.

Ainsworth: {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}
Lindebo: {8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}

Ainsworth picked up backdoor straight and flush draws on the {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} flop, and the {5-Diamonds} on the turn kept the flush draw alive. The river wasn't red though, nor was it paint, and the {9-Clubs} sent the Irishman packing.

He'll earn $60,700 for his efforts.

Jorgen Sandvoll Lindebo NO
Jorgen Sandvoll Lindebo
NO 1,120,000 472,000
Jude Ainsworth ie
Jude Ainsworth
ie Izpadel

Oznake: Jorgen Sandvoll LindeboJude Ainsworth

Panka Over Hall

• Nivo 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Dominik Panka popped it up to 42,000 from the cutoff and Thomas Hall called from the button. The two blinds got out of the way and the flop came down {10-Clubs}{4-Spades}{6-Clubs}. Panka continued for 59,000 and Hall stuck around with a call. Fourth street saw the {4-Clubs} pair the board and Panka decided to bet 130,000. Hall called once more.

The {Q-Hearts} was the river card and Panka slowed with a check. Hall decided to tap the table back and he mucked his cards after he saw Panka's {K-Hearts}{10-Hearts} for tens and fours. Panka raked in the pot and is now sitting on roughly 1.6 million. Hall, on the other hand, has fallen to 980,000.

Dominik Panka pl
Dominik Panka
pl 1,600,000 370,000
Tom Hall gb
Tom Hall
gb 980,000 -4,000

Oznake: Dominik PankaThomas Hall

Freitas Finds a Double

• Nivo 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Fabio Freitas was all in and at risk for his last 150,000 or so preflop holding {a-Clubs}{9-Clubs} on the feature table. Pascal Lefrancois had him at risk with {10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}, and flopped two backdoor straight draws when the dealer fanned {7-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{j-Spades}.

The {4-Spades} on the turn was a brick, eliminating both draws, and leaving Lefrancois with just six outs. The {a-Diamonds} on the river wasn't one of them, and Freitas doubled.

Pascal Lefrancois ca
Pascal Lefrancois
ca 2,400,000 -136,000
Fabio Freitas br
Fabio Freitas
br 353,000 156,000

Oznake: Fabio FreitasPascal LeFrancois

Muur Drags Big One From Bussman

• Nivo 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

The board read {6-Clubs}{K-Spades}{9-Spades}{4-Diamonds} and Madis Muur checked over Adrian Bussman who moved forward 106,000. Muur called to see the final community card.

The river was the {5-Spades} and Muur checked once again. Bussman bet 258,000 and Muur took a brief moment before announcing a call. Bussman showed {Q-Clubs}{J-Diamonds} for queen high and Muur rolled over {k-Hearts}{j-Clubs} for a pair of kings. Muur was pushed the pot and now has about 2.4 million in chips.

Madis Muur ee
Madis Muur
ee 2,400,000 511,000
Adrian Bussman SE
Adrian Bussman
SE 670,000 -535,000

Oznake: Adrian BussmanMadis Muur