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Georgios Kapalas Leads Final 36, Kevin MacPhee Right on his Heels

[user196676] • Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Georgios Kapalas
Georgios Kapalas

The third day of a PokerStars EPT Main Event is traditionally the day the money is reached. Day 3 Deauville 2015 was no exception, within a couple of hours of play some left with a sad face while others celebrated. The day started with 138 players hopeful of making the money. In the end, only 87 would succeed in that endeavor.

Benjamin Pollak arrived at the table to find his bag of chips wrapped in another bag. When he opened them he discovered that he didn't have as much as he had written on the bag the night before. He thought he had 275,400, but at the start of the day he counted 267,000, a shortfall of just under three big blinds. The floor was called over and it was explained that an extra bag was sometimes used when it was felt the first one wasn't secure enough for some reason. The floor went off to investigate and came back shortly after to say there were no unaccounted for chips, and therefore nothing could be done.

That got the first bit of "excitement" out of the way. All other commotion today would come from play at the tables.

PokerStars sponsored player Dominik Panka was the first of many notables to get eliminated. His ace-king couldn't win against Pierre Peretti's queens. Team PokerStars Pro Jan Heitmann wouldn't reach the money either. He first lost a big pot to a flopped straight, and eventually lost the rest of his chips limp reraising ace-king into jacks.

EPT Berlin winner and EPT London runner up Kevin MacPhee lost some chips early on, only to bust Bernd Vogelhuber an hour later and pocket 160,000 doing so. That wasn't even the biggest pot MacPhee would win today. He made a straight flush holding eight-seven suited and got paid off by Robert Schulz to get close to 600,000 in chips. He just about doubled that in the levels that followed.

After PCA champion Dimitar Danchev busted (tens to queens), the bubble was in sight. This reduced the speed of play as people were eager to take their time and attempt to sneak into the money. At one point hands were taking so long that the tournament director decided to start hand-for-hand a bit earlier than normal.

Luciano Santos De Hollanda would bust in 89th place, not being able to outrun aces with his ace-queen suited. EPT Campione winner Jannick Wrang became the unluckiest player in the room some time later. With the cameras of the feature table buzzing around him, he made his move with ace-nine and ran his short stack into David Jaoui's pocket tens. The ten-high flop hurt Wrang and he wouldn't recover, despite picking up a gutshot on the turn. Wrang became Deauville's bubble and the 87 others celebrated.

As per usual, right after the bubble short stacks bust left and right. Some got eliminated in dramatic fashion, others quietly committed the last big blinds they saved to get into the money.

Eugene Katchalov, runner up in this event here last year, was one leaving in silent fashion. He was one of the first to go after the bubble, ending his run in 86th place (€8,810). Simon Ravnsbæk was next on the list. The Dane spend the least time in the Main Event to earn that €8,810 as he was the last player registering for the tournament at the start of Day 2.

Katchalov's good friend Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier would do much better, keeping his stack up to par for most of the day. Just the last two levels saw Grospellier slipping, losing coin flips and hands that he was originally dominating. Grospellier seemed frustrated as he ended the day with 120,000 (12 big blinds).

Romanian player Dany Parlafes catapulted into the chip lead early on when he won a huge three-way all in with aces to the fours of shorty Jerome Zerbib and the queens of fellow big stack Vadim Shlez. He busted Tobias Peters with an over pair to the Dutchman's open-ended not much later to get to 1.4 million. He ended the day with 1,220,000, just not enough for the chip lead.

Parlafes wasn't the first to get to the million mark and wasn't the one with his name on top if the final list. That honor went to Georgios Kapalas from, you guessed it, Greece. The biggest pot Kapalas won was a hand where he flopped a pair and flush draw and got it in against pocket aces. Kapalas rivered trips to bust Boutros Naim, and boost his stack considerably. Kapalas ended the day with 1,398,000, just ahead of MacPhee who collected 1,313,000.

Day 4 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChips
81Adrien GuyonFrance344,000
82Joseph El KhouryLebanon362,000
83Kevin MacPheeUSA1,313,000
84Aliaksei BoikaBelarus85,000
85Olivier PiechaczykFrance,1099,000
87Jean WangFrance65,000
88Sergio AidoSpain341,000
     
91Ognjen SekularacSerbia392,000
93Guillaume DarcourtFrance801,000
94Sameer KhuranaPoland275,000
95David JaouiFrance391,000
96Dany ParlafesRomania1,220,000
97Carlo SavinelliItaly546,000
98Alex TikhonioukIreland303,000
     
101Lucas MonnierFrance124,000
102Benjamin PollakFrance519,000
103Evangelos TsairisGreece585,000
105Benjamin BuhrFrance333,000
106David van den BergNetherlands426,000
107Massou CohenFrance156,000
108Ruben VisserNetherlands569,000
     
112Miroslav AlilovicFrance654,000
113Omar DahmaniFrance182,000
114Jeremy CiupFrance369,000
115Matas CimbolasLithuania617,000
116Daniel CarlssonSweden735,000
117Andrius BielskisLithuania425,000
118Saoud MnahiKuwait122,000
     
121Joseph CarlinoFrance372,000
122Bertrand GrospellierFrance120,000
123Matthieu LamagnereFrance155,000
124Julien DuveauFrance215,000
125Milan Tomasz RabszPoland1,005,000
126Ognyan DimovBulgaria677,000
127Georgios KapalasGreece1,398,000
128Lionel RozenbergFrance486,000

Tags: Benjamin PollakBertrand GrospellierDany ParlafesDavid JaouiDimitar DanchevDominik PankaEugene KatchalovGeorge KapalasGeorgios KapalasJan HeitmannJannick WrangKevin MacPheeLuciano Santos De HollandaPierre PerettiRobert SchulzTobias PetersVadim Shlez

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Georgios Kapalas gr
Georgios Kapalas
gr 1,398,000
Kevin MacPhee us
Kevin MacPhee
us 1,313,000
Dany Parlafes ro
Dany Parlafes
ro 1,220,000
Olivier Piechaczyk FR
Olivier Piechaczyk
FR 1,099,000
Milan Tomasz Rabsz PL
Milan Tomasz Rabsz
PL 1,005,000 440,000
Guillaume Darcourt fr
Guillaume Darcourt
fr 801,000
Daniel Carlsson se
Daniel Carlsson
se 735,000
Ognyan Dimov bg
Ognyan Dimov
bg 677,000
Miroslav Alilovic fr
Miroslav Alilovic
fr 654,000 154,000
Matas Cimbolas lt
Matas Cimbolas
lt 617,000 -33,000
Evangelos Tsairis gr
Evangelos Tsairis
gr 585,000 127,000
Ruben Visser nl
Ruben Visser
nl 569,000 -20,000
Carlo Savinelli it
Carlo Savinelli
it 546,000 -284,000
Benjamin Pollak fr
Benjamin Pollak
fr 519,000 5,000
Lionel Rozenberg FR
Lionel Rozenberg
FR 486,000 333,000
David van den Berg NL
David van den Berg
NL 426,000 143,000
Andrius Bielskis LT
Andrius Bielskis
LT 425,000 -36,000
Ognjen Sekularac rs
Ognjen Sekularac
rs 392,000 92,000
David Jaoui fr
David Jaoui
fr 391,000 -3,000
Joseph Carlino FR
Joseph Carlino
FR 372,000
Jeremy Ciup FR
Jeremy Ciup
FR 369,000 30,000
Joseph El Khoury lb
Joseph El Khoury
lb 362,000 -13,000
Adrien Guyon fr
Adrien Guyon
fr 344,000
Sergio Aido es
Sergio Aido
es 341,000
Benjamin Buhr FR
Benjamin Buhr
FR 333,000 242,700

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End-Of-Day Notables

zedmaster84 • Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Georgios Kapalas gr
Georgios Kapalas
gr 1,398,000 105,000
Kevin MacPhee us
Kevin MacPhee
us 1,313,000 13,000
Dany Parlafes ro
Dany Parlafes
ro 1,220,000 -40,000
Olivier Piechaczyk FR
Olivier Piechaczyk
FR 1,099,000 125,000
Guillaume Darcourt fr
Guillaume Darcourt
fr 801,000 101,000
Daniel Carlsson se
Daniel Carlsson
se 735,000 -135,000
Ognyan Dimov bg
Ognyan Dimov
bg 677,000 62,000
Ruben Visser nl
Ruben Visser
nl 589,000 85,000
Benjamin Pollak fr
Benjamin Pollak
fr 514,000 -1,000
David Jaoui fr
David Jaoui
fr 394,000 176,100
Joseph Carlino FR
Joseph Carlino
FR 372,000 107,000
Adrien Guyon fr
Adrien Guyon
fr 344,000 8,000
Sergio Aido es
Sergio Aido
es 341,000 21,000
Alex Tikhoniouk IE
Alex Tikhoniouk
IE 303,000 -137,000
Bertrand Grospellier fr
Bertrand Grospellier
fr 120,000 -30,000

Kapalas Turns Straight to Take Lead

zedmaster84 • Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Georgios Kapalas raised to 16,000 and was called by Ognyan Dimov on the button as well as Lionel Rozenberg tossed in the chips from the big blind as well. On the {Q-Spades} {J-Diamonds} {10-Hearts} flop the action was checked to Kapalas and he bet 27,000, which Dimov called. Rozenberg check-raised to 70,000 and still both opponents stuck around.

After the {9-Diamonds} turn, only Rozenberg check-called a 127,000-bet of Kapalas before checking the {3-Spades} river for a third time. Kapalas decided to check behind with {Q-Diamonds} {K-Hearts} for the straight whereas Rozenberg had flopped middle set with {J-Hearts} {J-Clubs}.

Georgios Kapalas gr
Georgios Kapalas
gr 1,350,000 57,000

Tags: Georgios KapalasOgnyan DimovLionel Rozenberg

Three More Hands to Go

zedmaster84 • Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

The clock has been stopped and after the next three hands, we will know how many players advance to Day 4.

Mnahi Doubles Through Dahmani

[user196676] • Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Saoud Mnahi was all in and at risk before the flop for exactly 100,000 against Omar Dahmani. The hands were exposed to find Mnhai out in front.

Mnahi: {K-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}
Dahmani: {Q-Spades}{J-Diamonds}

A run out of {4-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{5-Hearts} ensured that Mnahi's pocket kings would hold up as the best hand. He scored the double and now has about 220,000 to Dahmani's 170,000.

Saoud Mnahi KW
Saoud Mnahi
KW 220,000 32,800
Omar Dahmani FR
Omar Dahmani
FR 170,000 -148,000

Tags: Omar DahmaniSaoud Mnahi

Pollak Gets Shown an Ace

zedmaster84 • Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Benjamin Pollak
Benjamin Pollak

The {2-Spades} {A-Hearts} {Q-Diamonds} {4-Hearts} {J-Clubs} board was already complete and Sergio Aido moved all in for 160,000, which pretty much equaled the amount of chips in the middle of the table. Benjamin Pollak tanked for ages but couldn't get any read. He suspected an ace and folded, Aido showed him the {A-Clubs} {10-Diamonds}.

Benjamin Pollak fr
Benjamin Pollak
fr 515,000 85,000
Sergio Aido es
Sergio Aido
es 320,000 28,000

Tags: Benjamin PollakSergio Aido

Savinelli Raises River

[user196676] • Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

We came upon Carlo Savinelli and Milan Tomasz Rabsz looking at a completed board of {J-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}{J-Hearts}{A-Clubs}. With a full house of aces full of jacks on the board, Savinelli checked the action over to Rabsz. He cut out a bet of 75,000, sending Savinelli deep into the tank.

After just under three minutes in the tank, Savinelli came out with a check-raise to 325,000. Rabdz instantly threw his hand away and Savinelli took the pot.

Carlo Savinelli it
Carlo Savinelli
it 830,000 554,600
Milan Tomasz Rabsz PL
Milan Tomasz Rabsz
PL 565,000 -180,000

Tags: Carlo SavinelliMilan Tomasz Rabsz

Chevrier Bluffs It Off

Yardley • Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Yannick Chevrier and Matas Cimbolas faced off over a flop of {a-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{7-Clubs}.

Chevrier check-raised Cimbolas to 40,000 after a 15,000 bet and Cimbolas called. The turn card {7-Spades} saw Chevrier lead out now for 60,000 and Cimbolas made the call.

The river card was the {a-Spades} and Chevrier moved all in for a little over 100,000. Cimbolas threw in one chip to indicate a call. He didn’t really want to show but then turned over his {q-Spades}{3-Diamonds} bluff. Cimbolas had busted him with {a-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}.

Matas Cimbolas lt
Matas Cimbolas
lt 650,000 190,000
Yannick Chevrier FR
Yannick Chevrier
FR Busted

Tags: Matas CimbolasYannick Chevrier