It was yet another quick-fire day at the ISPT poker tables as we lost 78 of the 98 players that came back for Day 4. With the action moved off the field and into the Bobby Moore suite, it was qualifier Alban Juen, who, having led at the start of Day 2 and Day 3, retook the lead right at the death.
Ole Schemion, who has been on a hot streak for the last year, had begun the day as chip leader that also counted Toby Lewis and Sam Trickett amongst the biggest stacks. Schemion and Trickett were drawn on the same table and it made for some intriguing early battles, most of which were won by the German. Trickett ended up busting fairly early, donated his €3,000 prize money to the dealers and headed straight to the airport and the WSOP. Other big names who didn't make it through included Lewis, Mat Frankland, Antoine Saout and Peter Eastgate.
It was Trickett's former foes in the Nottingham poker scene, Pete Linton and Nick Hicks, who were at this point vying for the chip lead as Schemion lost several big pots, eventually falling in a flip. It looked as though Hicks would be the overall chip leader after he eliminated Amy Trodd in a 3 million chip pot with aces against kings, but then Alban's late rally right at the end just pushed him in front for Day 5.
They'll be joined by Freddy Deeb, Praz Bansi, Julian Gardner and Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliott, all still hoping for that €1 million first prize.
Tomorrow we'll be playing down to the final table from 12pm UK time. Remember to join the PokerNews Live Reporting Team for all the updates on the penultimate day of the ISPT.