2022 888poker XL Winter Series
Main Event
Days:
Main Event
Day 3 completed

Wright Leads Final 24 in Berlin

donpeters • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Marc Wright
Marc Wright

That's all she wrote for Day 3 here in Berlin for the European Poker Tour Main Event. Walking into the tournament room today were 102 hopefuls, but only 24 of them made it to the bag-and-tag portion of the night. Heading the final three tables is Marc Wright with 2.4 million in chips.

Wright was the man crushing the tournament for most of the day and seemed to be unstoppable for the most part. Right at the end of the day, he missed a big draw with the {A-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} against an opponent's pocket tens after all of the money went in on the {9-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} flop.

Kevin MacPhee, the Season 6 winner of the EPT Berlin Main Event, is still in contention and has advanced to Day 4 with 430,000 in chips. Our very own Lynn Gilmartin caught up with him during one of the breaks on Thursday and you can check out that interview below.

MacPhee's not the only former EPT champion hanging around, though. Both Anton Wigg and Vladimir Geshkenbein have EPT titles and finished on 973,000 and 1,053,000, respectively.

Tomorrow's penultimate day will see the final 24 whittled down to just eight, all of whom will be seated at the final table on Saturday. Everyone left is guaranteed at least €20,000 and the top prize is €825,000. Be sure to return to PokerNews tomorrow at noon local time for all of the action from the felt. We'll see you back here then.

Tags: Marc Wright

Day 4 Table and Seat Draw

donpeters • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerCountryChips
11Florian DohnertGermany1270000
12Dmitry GrinenkoRussia391000
13Anton WiggSweden973000
14Bahadir KilickeserGermany1114000
15Marc WrightUK2400000
16Andrey ZaichenkoRussia278000
17Heinz KamutzkiGermany663000
18[Removed:284]Germany 325000
     
21Jeffrey HakimUSA272000
22Cesar Garcia DomínguezSpain 1099000
23Kevin MacPheeUSA430000
24Eric VuissozSwitzerland 365000
25Andrew ChenCanada 1827000
26Daniel PidunGermany906000
27Jordi Riba CorronsSpain 1265000
28Mario PucciniGermany 953000
     
31Jasper WetemansNetherlands490000
32Pratyush BuddigaUSA1110000
33David KahanBelgium330000
34Davidi KitaiBelgium946000
35Andreas VlachosGreece1140000
36Ismael BojangGermany227000
37Vladimir GeshkenbeinRussia1053000
38Tomas CibakCzech Republic2311000

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

donpeters
Marc Wright
Marc Wright
2,400,000
Tomas Cibak cz
Tomas Cibak
cz 2,311,000 751,000
Andrew Chen ca
Andrew Chen
ca 1,827,000 -442,000
Florian Dohnert
Florian Dohnert
1,270,000 345,000
Jordi Riba Corrons
Jordi Riba Corrons
1,265,000 165,000
Andreas Vlachos gr
Andreas Vlachos
gr 1,140,000 -66,000
Bahadir Kilickeser
Bahadir Kilickeser
1,114,000 529,000
Pratyush Buddiga us
Pratyush Buddiga
us 1,110,000 80,000
César García
César García
1,099,000 -211,000
Vladimir Geshkenbein ru
Vladimir Geshkenbein
ru 1,053,000 53,000
Anton Wigg se
Anton Wigg
se 973,000 162,000
Mario Puccini de
Mario Puccini
de 953,000 258,000
Davidi Kitai be
Davidi Kitai
be 946,000 -34,000
Daniel Pidun de
Daniel Pidun
de 906,000 61,000
Heinz Kamutzki de
Heinz Kamutzki
de 663,000 66,000
Jasper Wetemans nl
Jasper Wetemans
nl 490,000 -20,000
Kevin MacPhee us
Kevin MacPhee
us 430,000 -191,000
Dmitry Grinenko ru
Dmitry Grinenko
ru 391,000 -159,000
Eric Vuissoz ch
Eric Vuissoz
ch 365,000 85,000
David Kahan be
David Kahan
be 330,000 69,000
[Removed:284]
[Removed:284]
325,000 -250,000
Andrey Zaichenko ru
Andrey Zaichenko
ru 278,000 -72,000
Jeff Hakim lb
Jeff Hakim
lb 272,000 87,000
Ismael Bojang at
Ismael Bojang
at 227,000 -43,000

Wright's Card Marc'd

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As the all-ins were taking place on the other tables, Marc Wright was involved in one of his own versus Jordi Riba Corrons.

Corrons called a 35,000 raise in position and the two saw a {9-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} flop. The chips went flying and the cards were on the their backs.

Wright: {a-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}
Jordi Riba Corrons: {10-Hearts}{10-Spades}

The board ran out {q-Spades}{9-Hearts} to miss Wright's flush. That might mean Andrew Chen is the end of day chip leader now. The counts are being verified as we write and we'll bring them to you as soon as we know.

Marc Wright
Marc Wright
2,400,000 -770,000
Jordi Riba Corrons
Jordi Riba Corrons
1,100,000 604,000

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Kaiser and Persson Eliminated

donpeters

Just moments after Mario Puccini busted Jens Kaiser in 26th place, Thomas Cibak and Simon Persson raised back and forth preflop to get all of the money in.

Cibak made it 32,000 to go before Persson reraised to 76,000. Cibak came back and made it 161,000. Then, Persson shoved all in for approximately 650,000. Cibak snapped with the {Q-Clubs}{Q-Hearts} to have Persson on the ropes holding the {10-Spades}{10-Clubs}.

The board ran out {A-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{2-Spades}{4-Spades}{6-Spades} and Persson fell in 25th place to officially end play for the day. We'll have complete chip counts and a recap coming for you shortly.

Jens Kaiser
Jens Kaiser
Busted
Simon Persson se
Simon Persson
se Busted

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Pass the Dutchie to the Left Hand Side

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Michiel Brummelhuis lost all but a few of his chips to his neighbour Dmitry Grinenko, and busted the very next hand.

Brummelhuis opened from the hijack and made a quick call when Grinenko three-bet all-in from one seat to the left.

Grinenko: {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts}
Brummelhuis: {a-Spades}{q-Clubs}

The board ran {2-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} to make Grinenko a flush.

Both players banged their fist on the table, but the emotional trigger behind the reaction were poles apart.

Brummelhuis only had 65,000 left and was eliminated the by Thomas Cibak. Ironically Brummelhuis found his {8-Spades}{7-Clubs} dominated by Cibak's {9-Spades}{7-Spades} but he failed to come from behind.

Dmitry Grinenko ru
Dmitry Grinenko
ru 550,000 295,000
Michiel Brummelhuis nl
Michiel Brummelhuis
nl Busted

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Chip Counts At The End Of Level 21 (full)

YorkshirePud
Marc Wright
Marc Wright
3,170,000 1,190,000
Andrew Chen ca
Andrew Chen
ca 2,269,000 596,000
Tomas Cibak cz
Tomas Cibak
cz 1,560,000 260,000
César García
César García
1,310,000 70,000
Andreas Vlachos gr
Andreas Vlachos
gr 1,206,000 140,000
Pratyush Buddiga us
Pratyush Buddiga
us 1,030,000 70,000
Vladimir Geshkenbein ru
Vladimir Geshkenbein
ru 1,000,000 480,000
Davidi Kitai be
Davidi Kitai
be 980,000 350,000
Florian Dohnert
Florian Dohnert
925,000 325,000
Simon Persson se
Simon Persson
se 850,000 -85,000
Daniel Pidun de
Daniel Pidun
de 845,000 70,000
Anton Wigg se
Anton Wigg
se 811,000 156,000
Mario Puccini de
Mario Puccini
de 695,000 -205,000
Kevin MacPhee us
Kevin MacPhee
us 621,000 -179,000
Heinz Kamutzki de
Heinz Kamutzki
de 597,000 -373,000
Bahadir Kilickeser
Bahadir Kilickeser
585,000 247,000
[Removed:284]
[Removed:284]
575,000 -79,000
Jasper Wetemans nl
Jasper Wetemans
nl 510,000
Jordi Riba Corrons
Jordi Riba Corrons
496,000 -119,000
Jens Kaiser
Jens Kaiser
450,000 100,000
Andrey Zaichenko ru
Andrey Zaichenko
ru 350,000 -300,000
Eric Vuissoz ch
Eric Vuissoz
ch 340,000 -45,000
Michiel Brummelhuis nl
Michiel Brummelhuis
nl 340,000 -85,000
Ismael Bojang at
Ismael Bojang
at 270,000 -10,000
David Kahan be
David Kahan
be 261,000 -89,000

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