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€5,300 Main Event
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Eichhardt Leads Final 36 Hopefuls Into Penultimate Day

[user20283] • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 4,000 ante
Peter Eichhardt
Peter Eichhardt

The biggest European Poker Tour main event of all time saw another exciting day of poker come and go, and it was Peter Eichhardt from Sweden who bagged up the chip lead with 4.36 million.

At the end of Day 4, there were two former champions in the hunt for their second title; Ukrainian Oleksii Khoroshenin bagged up 2.325 million, and Frederik Jensen took 2.28 million to Day 5 after making an amazing call for all his chips right before the end of the night.

The fourth day of play started with 110 players, including Team PokerStars Pros Andre Akkari (445,000) and Matthias De Meulder (840,000), both of whom managed to survive another day of poker. Akkari's best EPT main event finish was a 23rd-place result last season in Monte Carlo, while De Meulder has been in this spot before, finishing 10th in the EPT Barcelona Main Event in Season 8 for €50,000.

Top pros Jason Les, Jason Mo, Jeremy Ausmus, and Liviu Ignat were among the players that got knocked out early, while Jonas Palsgaard and Daniel Dvoress shot up the charts. Palsgaard went through some big swings and bagged up 1.9 million, while Dvoress had a rough night and finished with just 700,000.

Former EPT Dortmund champion Mike McDonald (43rd - €22,840) hit the rail on Day 4, as did Michael Eiler, who took down the EPT Vienna Main Event in Season 7. Eiler busted to Eichhardt, who held the lead the last three hours of the day.

Three-time World Poker Tour title holder and recent World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner Anthony Zinno was still in the hunt to become the fastest Triple Crown winner in history, but his run fell short in 41st place.

A big group of nationalities remained in the hunt for the title After Day 4, but Sebastian Tejada was the last American standing. The Canadians are in much better shape, with four players still contending, and that's the most of any country. The home nation of Spain, who finally broke the spell and crowned their first winner at last season's EPT Grand Final, saw Sergio Alonso Camunas hit the rail in 39th place, but still have two players in contention; David González and Mario Sánchez.

Play will resume on Saturday at 12 p.m. local time with 36 players remaining. The goal is to play down as close to six players as possible, but with the amazing structure it looks to be another very long day of poker action. All players are guaranteed €27,400 right now, but everyone has their eye set on the first-place prize of over €1.4 million.

Tags: Andre AkkariAndreas EilerAnthony ZinnoDaniel DvoressFrederik JensenIgnat LiviuJason LesJason MoJeremy AusmusJonas PalsgaardLiviu IgnatMatthias De MeulderMichael EilerMike McDonaldOleksii KhorosheninPeter EichhardtSebastian TejadaSerrgio Alonso CamunasStuart McDonald

End-of-Day Chip Counts and Seat Draw for Day 5 (full)

[user20283] • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 4,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerChips
11Shyam Srinivasan535,000
12--empty----
13Mario Sanchez Cano1,755,000
14Diego Casco Del Riego85,000
15Peter Eichhardt4,360,000
16Philipp Kober750,000
17Amir Touma3,845,000
18John Juanda395,000
    
21Victor Bogdanov1,735,000
22Roman Voronin455,000
23Steven Warburton2,150,000
24Stuart Mcdonald1,320,000
25--empty----
26Cristinel Sandu1,865,000
27Roman Korenev1,600,000
28Mikalai Vaskaboinikau655,000
    
31--empty----
32Joao Brito1,735,000
33Rui Sousa1,060,000
34Andre Akkari445,000
35Chris Walker1,800,000
36Mikhail Petrov750,000
37Rainer Kempe2,455,000
38David Gonzalez Delgado660,000
    
41Matthias De Meulder840,000
42--empty----
43Pascal Lefrancois1,925,000
44Rodney Ramalho740,000
45Oleksii Khoroshenin2,325,000
46Daniel Dvoress700,000
47Sebastian Tejada720,000
48Dominykas Karmazinas1,200,000
    
51Jonathan Abdellatif600,000
52Andreas Samuelsson740,000
53Jude Ainsworth475,000
54Frederik Jensen2,280,000
55Mario Lopez1,470,000
56Scott Margereson950,000
57Denys Shafikov3,995,000
58Jonas Palsgaard1,900,000
Peter Eichhardt se
Peter Eichhardt
se 4,360,000 960,000
Denys Shafikov ua
Denys Shafikov
ua 3,995,000 155,000
Amir Touma lb
Amir Touma
lb 3,845,000 1,878,000
Rainer Kempe de
Rainer Kempe
de 2,455,000 215,000
Oleksii Khoroshenin ua
Oleksii Khoroshenin
ua 2,325,000 625,000
Frederik Jensen dk
Frederik Jensen
dk 2,280,000 -20,000
Steve Warburton gb
Steve Warburton
gb 2,150,000 150,000
Pascal LeFrancois ca
Pascal LeFrancois
ca 1,925,000 -520,000
Jonas Palsgaard dk
Jonas Palsgaard
dk 1,900,000 857,000
Cristinel Sandu ro
Cristinel Sandu
ro 1,865,000 469,000
Chris Walker GB
Chris Walker
GB 1,800,000 650,000
Mario Sanchez ES
Mario Sanchez
ES 1,755,000 -45,000
Joao Brito PT
Joao Brito
PT 1,735,000 -65,000
Victor Bogdanov RU
Victor Bogdanov
RU 1,735,000 145,000
Roman Korenev ru
Roman Korenev
ru 1,600,000 -200,000
Mario Lopez us
Mario Lopez
us 1,470,000 -130,000
Stuart McDonald AU
Stuart McDonald
AU 1,320,000 -380,000
Dominykas Karmazinas lt
Dominykas Karmazinas
lt 1,200,000 -451,000
Rui Sousa pt
Rui Sousa
pt 1,060,000 -340,000
Scott Margereson gb
Scott Margereson
gb 950,000 -625,000
Matthias de Meulder be
Matthias de Meulder
be 840,000 -85,000
Mikhail Petrov ru
Mikhail Petrov
ru 750,000 28,000
Philipp Kober at
Philipp Kober
at 750,000 350,000
Andreas Samuelsson SE
Andreas Samuelsson
SE 740,000 118,000
Rodney Ramalho ca
Rodney Ramalho
ca 740,000 20,000

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Jensen Makes the Biggest Hero Call of The Tournament

Webjoker • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 4,000 ante
Frederik Jensen
Frederik Jensen

With just two hands to go before the end of the night, Frederik Jensen opened for 60,000 from early position. The action folded to Diego Casco Del Riego in the big blind, and he made it 180,000, Jensen called.

The flop brought {9-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}, Casco Del Riego bet 175,000 and Jensen made the call.

On the {4-Spades} turn Casco Del Riego bet another 365,000 and Jensen called once more.

The river was the {A-Spades} and Casco Del Riego shoved all in for 567,000, putting Jensen to the test for his last 449,000.

Jensen sighed, tanked for about five minutes, and then called by tossing in a single 5,000-chip.

Casco Del Riego wanted to muck, but his hand was turned over by the dealer; {10-Spades}{5-Diamonds}. Jensen turned over {8-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} and couldn't suppress a small proud smile and a silent "Yes!"

Frederik Jensen dk
Frederik Jensen
dk 2,300,000 1,060,000
Diego Casco Del Riego UY
Diego Casco Del Riego
UY 118,000 -1,282,000

Tags: Diego Casco Del RiegoFrederik Jensen

Four More Hands

[user20283] • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 4,000 ante

The day is almost done, and four more hands will be played on each table before all the chips are bagged and tagged.

Fast Gone

[user20283] • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 4,000 ante

Dietrich Fast, who was spotted folding nine-deuce with very little chips behind in the big blind, has just been knocked out. On the very next hand, in the small blind, Fast was all in for less than two big blinds, and Frederik Jensen called in the big blind. It was Mario Lopez who had raised in early position and three players went to the flop.

The flop showed {K-Hearts}{J-Hearts}{4-Hearts} and both players checked. On the turn the {7-Spades} hit and Jensen check-called 80,000.

The river was the {7-Diamonds} and both players, with chips left to bet, checked.

Jensen showed {Q-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}, and that beat Lopez's {A-Spades}{J-Diamonds} and Fast's {10-Hearts}{3-Clubs}.

Mario Lopez us
Mario Lopez
us 1,600,000 28,000
Frederik Jensen dk
Frederik Jensen
dk 1,240,000 126,000
Dietrich Fast de
Dietrich Fast
de Busted

Tags: Dietrich FastFrederik JensenMario Lopez

Brito's Set Holds in Monster Pot vs. Juanda

[user20283] • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 4,000 ante

John Juanda raised to 64,000 and Joao Brito called from the big blind to create heads up action. The flop came down {5-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{7-Clubs} and Brito checked to Juanda who bet 40,000, and the Portuguese players check-raised to 145,000.

Juanda gave it some thought before moving all in, and Sousa called right away creating a pot worth 1.8 million chips.

Brito: {7-Diamonds}{7-Spades}
Juanda: {A-Clubs}{10-Hearts}

Juanda had the nut flush draw, but the {Q-Hearts} on the turn gave Brito a full house to seal the deal. The river was the {Q-Diamonds} and Brito raked in this massive pot.

Joao Brito PT
Joao Brito
PT 1,800,000 590,000
John Juanda id
John Juanda
id 218,000 -740,000

Tags: Joao BritoJohn Juanda

Cold Five Bet Shove

Webjoker • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 4,000 ante

Oleksii Khoroshenin opened under the gun for 60,000 and his neighbor Diego Casco Del Riego three bet to 144,000. Frederik Jensen cold four bet to 325,000 from the cutoff and Mario Lopez in the small blind pushed all in for 989,000. For a minute it looked like Stuart McDonald in the big blind was thinking what to do, but it turned out he forgot he had cards and folded right after that.

Khoroshenin and Del Riego folded straight away and the decision was on Jensen. He tanked for a bit, asked the dealer to pull in the 325,000 to see how much it was to call (664,000), and cut out those chips to see how much he would have left if he called and would lose (450,000).

He eventually folded and without a flop Lopez became a lot richer.

Mario Lopez us
Mario Lopez
us 1,572,000 497,000
Frederik Jensen dk
Frederik Jensen
dk 1,114,000 -516,000

Lescot Hits the Rail

[user20283] • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 4,000 ante

Stuart McDonald raised under the gun to 60,000 and Eric Jean Lescot called from the big blind with just a few more left behind. The flop brought out {A-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} and Lescot moved all in, resulting in a quick call by McDonald.

McDonald: {A-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}
Lescot: {8-Spades}{4-Spades}

The board ran out {2-Hearts}, {Q-Hearts} and McDonald raked in the pot.

Stuart McDonald AU
Stuart McDonald
AU 1,700,000 150,000
Eric Jean Lescot be
Eric Jean Lescot
be Busted

Tags: Stuart McDonaldEric Lescot