Day 4 completed
Day 4 completed
Day 4 is complete here 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, but he 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 today and those were Ana Marquez (42nd), Humberto Brenes (32nd) and Salvatore Bonavena (29th). There is still one Team Pro remaining in the field and that's Juan Manuel Pastor from Spain.
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.
The final 24 players will return tomorrow at noon for another day of play as we move towards the final table. Once the final eight are set, play will end for the day. Be sure to return right here to PokerNews for all of the live coverage.
Day 4 has come to a close with the elimination of Neil Pearce in 25th place. He was eliminated at the hands of Jeremy Kottler. Pearce was all in preflop holding the . Kottler had the better pair with the .
The flop came down and Pearce whiffed. The turn meant Pearce could only catch a seven on the river to fill up and stay alive. The dealer dealt the out of fifth street and that was that. Pearce was eliminated and the tournament was ended for the night with about 10 minutes left in the current level.
We'll have a complete recap coming shortly.
Action folded to Basile Yaiche on the button and he raised to 500,000 to put the pressure on two of the shorter stacks in the blinds. Fowzi Baroukh and Andries Swart, in the small and big blind, repsectively, both folded and Yaiche won the pot.
Stvee O'Dwyer had been paying attention to Basile Yaiche's aggression as of late and four-bet jammed with the after opening and getting three-bet by Yaiche. This time, Yaiche had the goods and make the quick call with the . Fortunately for 'Dwyer, the board ran out and he doubled up.
Steve O'Dwyer opened with a raise to 36,000 from the cutoff seat. Joao Barbosa reraised to 96,000 from the small blind. Basile Yaiche folded from the big blind and then O'Dwyer quickly tossed his hand in as well, giving this one to Barbosa.
From the hijack seat, Per Hildebrand raised before Sebastian Blom three-bet to 75,000. The amount of Hildebrand's original raise was unknown, but he came right back over the top of Blom's reraise with a four-bet to 182,000. Blom thought for a couple minutes and then mucked his hand.
On the televised feature table, Miroslav Benes was all in with the against the for Neil Pearce. The board ran out and the two chopped up the pot.
Andries Swart raised from the cutoff seat to 34,000 and Benjamin Jenkins reraised all in from the big blind for 342,000. Swart immediately called and tabled the . Jenkins held two overs with the .
The flop, turn and river ran out and Jenkins doubled up. Swart was knocked down to about 225,000 in chips.