Dan 3 končan
Dan 3 končan
Day 3 of the 2015 European Poker Tour Barcelona €5,300 Main Event started out with excitement, as the €8,215,900 prize pool was announced. The remaining 343 players were made aware that the top 247 would reach the money, but it was the mouth-watering €1,420,500 first-place prize that had everyone's juices flowing.
Coming into Day 3, the man best positioned was Nick Petrangelo. At the end of the day, he was still alive, but had slipped back and finished on 400,000. Oleksii Khoroshenin took over as the tournament's overnight chip leader with a massive day and bagged up 1.708 million.
The Ukranian Khoroshenin has now put himself in prime position to win a second EPT title. In 2014, Khoroshenin won the EPT Vienna Main Event for €578,392.
Throughout the day, plenty of notables fell, some before the money and some after.
Those that hit the rail before a cash were Isaac Haxton, Jason Gray, David Vamplew, Lynn Gilmartin, Betrand "ElkY" Grospellier, and Max Greenwood. Then with 250 players left in the field, Jonas Lauck and Diego Ventura were eliminated to set the tournament on the official bubble.
With hand-for-hand play already underway, Anastasios Vrakas found himself all in and at risk with the against the for Dmitry Yurasov. The board ran out , and Vrakas was the tournament's official "bubble boy."
Once the money was reached, it was time for the eliminated players to begin filing in the payout line. Of those to bust with a cash were Fatima Moreira de Melo (240th - €8,800), Mike Watson (233rd - €8,800), Andras Nemeth (208th - €9,450), Tobias Peters (188th - €9,450), Hugo Pingray (182nd - €10,350), Jani Sointula (149th - €10,350), and Natalie Hof (135th - €11,500).
Another player to bust was Team PokerStars Pro Johnny Lodden, who was making his record-tying 20th cash in an EPT main event. The other player with 20 is Luca Pagano. Lodden was eliminated on the final hand of the night by Andre Akkari, who bagged up 982,000.
Two names from the remaining players that jump off the page to us are Anthony Zinno and John Juanda.
Zinno is a three-time World Poker Tour champion that won his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet this past summer. To say he's hot would be an understatement, and he continues to showcase his abilities time and time again in major events. He bagged up an impressive 949,000 in chips, thanks in large part to winning a huge flip late in the day against Nacho Barbero that busted the latter.
Juanda also finished strong as the five-time WSOP gold bracelet winner bagged 914,000 in chips. The consummate professional played a very solid game all day, regularly using position on his opponents to his advantage and constantly chipping up.
There's also Jude Ainsworth, Jason Les, Matthias de Meulder, Jens Kyllonen, Patrik Antonius, Jeremy Ausmus, and Ryan Riess amongst the final 110 remaining.
Day 4 will commence at 12 p.m. local time on Friday, when another five 90-minute levels are on the schedule. Be sure to stay tuned right here to PokerNews for continued coverage of the event as the field plays closer to a winner in the largest EPT main event in history.
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|1||2||Jaime Rueda Sampedro||Spain||236,000|
|2||3||Rafael Wantanabe Do Prado||Brazil||510,000|
|2||8||Diego Casco Del Riego||Uruguay||1,091,000|
|3||4||Joep van den Bijgaart||Netherlands||768,000|
|3||5||Mario Sanchez Cano||UK||558,000|
|3||7||David Novak||Czech Republic||109,000|
|4||6||David Gonzalez Delgado||Spain||770,000|
|5||4||Neil Van Der Merwe||UK||156,000|
|5||6||Rui Miguel Nogueira Da Silva E Sousa||Portugal||399,000|
|7||3||Abd El Mannan Qasem||Israel||315,000|
|7||5||Boghean Andrei Lucian||Romania||370,000|
|8||4||Miguel Cieri Di Pentima||Venezuela||108,000|
|9||7||Alen Bilic||Bosnia and Herzegovina||689,000|
|10||7||Matthew Volosevich||Costa Rica||1,067,000|
|11||7||Eric Jean Lescot||Belgium||401,000|
|12||1||Sergio Alonso Camunas||Spain||285,000|
|13||3||Robert Fenner||South Africa||438,000|
|13||5||Jerome Kobina Evans||Germany||301,000|
|13||8||Sebastian Barhs Malec||Poland||202,000|
|14||1||Matthias De Meulder||Belgium||300,000|
Play has ended for the night. The surviving players are bagging up their chips. Stay tuned for a recap.
Elliot Smith and Concepcion Tacoronte look down at a board of . Smith checks and Tacoronte moves all in for his last 82,000. Smith thinks for well over 90 seconds before moving out calling chips.
Both players hold a pair of jacks but Tacoronte leads with his king kicker. The finishes off the board and Tacoronte lives on. He now has about 235,000 to his name.
The number has been drawn, and each table will play three more hands before bagging and tagging for the night.
Igor Dubinskyy was caught all in for his tournament and he was up against Philipp Kober.
The board ran out and Kober hit a flush to knock out another player.
Former EPT Vienna winner Michael Eiler just doubled up to give himself another chance at making the fourth day of play. Eiler was all in for 69,000 chips and up against Pakinai Lisawad.
The board ran out and Eiler lived to fight another orbit.
Dmitry Yurasov opened for 16,000 from the cutoff and Oleksii Khoroshenin on the button made the call. Ryan Mceathron in the big blind squeezed to 48,000 and Yurasov four bet to 98,000. Khoroshenin folded and Mceathron shoved all in after some thinking. Yurasov asked for a count (it was 309,000 total) and called.
The board ran out and Mceathron made his exit. Right after that hand the table broke, and Yurasov (with now 1.1 million in chips) was finally rid of Khoroshenin (with 1.4 million in chips) on his left.
Alexander Ivarsson opened with a raise from late position only to have John Juanda come over the top with a three-bet to an unknown amount from the button. The blinds get out of the way and Ivarsson responds with a four-bet to 118,000. Juanda five-bets the action to 198,000 and Ivarsson calls.
The flop comes out and Ivarsson checks to the aggressor. Juanda continues out for 100,000 and Ivarsson thinks for about 30 seconds before letting his hand go. Juanda takes down the pot and brings his stack up to 815,000.