Day 4 concluded on Tuesday at the 2011 PokerStars.com European Poker Tour London Poker Festival Main Event and the tournament is down to 24 players. Leading the way is Mattias Bergstrom with 1.838 million in chips.
Neil Pearce was the last person eliminated on the day before play came to a halt. He finished in 25th place and went out at the hands of Jeremy Kottler, who bagged up 1.693 million in chips and finished in fourth place overall heading into Day 5. Pearce was all in preflop holding pocket sevens and up against the queens for Kottler. No help came on the flop, turn or river and Pearce was off to the payout desk.
Pearce wasn't the only person to go. When play began, 62 players remained. Some of those to fall on the day included Barny Boatman (57th), Jamie Rosen (49th), Daniel Neilson (45th), Marvin Rettenmaier (41st), Steven Kelly (39th) and Roberto Romanello (37th).
A couple of Team PokerStars Pros also hit the rail and those were Ana Marquez (42nd), Humberto Brenes (32nd) and Salvatore Bonavena (29th).
Bonavena was the last Team Pro to hit the rail, eliminated by Basile Yaiche. Bonavena was all in preflop with the against Yaiche's two fours. Although he flopped a king, Bonavena couldn't stave elimination as a four fell on the river to give Yaiche a winning set. There is still one Team Pro remaining in the field and that's Juan Manuel Pastor from Spain. He'll come into Day 5 with just under one million in chips at 960,000.
Also remaining are Joao Barbosa, winner of EPT Warsaw in 2008, Benny Spindler, James Mitchell, 2010 Irish Open champion, Kevin Iacofono, Martins Adeniya and Steve O'Dwyer[/b]. Sebastian Blom, brother of Viktor Blom, will be the shortest stack returning with just 59,000 in chips.
Day 5 Table and Seat Draw
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The final 24 players will return Wednesday at 1200 BST (0400 PDT) for another day of play as the tournament moves towards the final table. Once the final eight are set, play will end for the day. Be sure to return to PokerNews for all of the live coverage.
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