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2013 PokerStars.com EPT Prague

€5,300 Main Event
Dias: 4
Event Info

2013 PokerStars.com EPT Prague

Resultado Final
Mão Vencedora
Event Info
Prize Pool
Informações sobre o nível
100,000 / 200,000

Max Silver Leads Final 22 Players in the EPT Prague Main Event

Nível 24 : 12,000/24,000, 3,000 ante
Max Silver
Max Silver

At the start of the fourth day of the PokerStars.net European Poker Tour Main Event in Prague there were only 61 players left from the 1,007 runners that began the event. The goal was to play down to 16, or make it through five full levels. After five 90-minute levels of play, the players called it quits and 22 players packed their bags with chips and hopes of eternal EPT glory.

At the beginning of the day, many supporters might have expected Ludovic Lacay to be one of the players to make the transition to the fifth day. Not only did the Frenchman and former EPT winner already have lots of experience, he also had more chips than anyone else left. But for Lacay, today was one of those days you don't want as a poker player. Everything went wrong. Lacay did everything he could, but the poker gods had a different story in mind. Instead of a tale of successful hero calls and monster bluffs, it became a nightmare full of coolers, bad beats and ill-timed bets that wouldn't have the right outcome.

Right of the bat, Lacay faced off with Lasell King where Lacay couldn't continue in a four-bet pot where the flop came king high. Not much later, Max Silver got the best of Lacay with aces versus kings. Before we knew it, Lacay was one of the medium stacks in the room as opposed to the monstrous chip leader he once was. Ori Hasson finally laid down the hammer when his nine-ten made two pair against Lacay's top pair and top kicker.

Most of that other favorites that progressed did live up to the high hopes of the fans on the rail. All eyes were on Ole Schemion at the beginning of the day and he passed with flying colors. People expected a show from the 21-year-old high roller, and he didn't disappoint.

All day long he was the center of attention at the live-streamed feature table, but he did not succumb to the pressure. He opened every other hand, raised and check-raised like his life depended on it and made light value bets like he was recording an instructional video. Schemion once more showed the world why he's on the verge to become the Global Poker Index Player of the Year. Go figure, the German youngster isn't even old enough to compete in the World Series of Poker yet, but he's about to overtake poker superstar Daniel Negreanu in the GPI POY race.

There was one person today who was able to get the best of Schemion more than once, though. Max Silver is the class example of the dream envisioned by PokerStars coming true. PokerStars thought it would be good to have local tours in as many countries as possible with tournaments that had lower buy-ins to get players ready for the big leagues. Silver did exactly that in the UKIPT and made the transition to the EPT where he is now a regular. Most players might not want to admit it, but players like Schemion can be intimidating, a player you might want to avoid and certainly not look up. Not Silver, though, who apparently couldn't wait to cross swords with his German opponent. Silver won the better half of the pots played between the two, a combination of controlled audacity, a good feel for the game and maybe a bit of run good. Silver seemed to have Schemion's game figured out and hit the right cards at the right time, too.

Stephen Chidwick is the next of the well-known names to make it to Day 5. Chidwick, who has been playing and winning online for years now, really seems to have the hang of playing live now. Last summer alone, he cashed a staggering nine times at the WSOP, and right before this EPT Prague Main Event he finished third in the Eureka Prague Main Event for €92,500. He continues his streak with a deep run here, showing a stone poker face akin to the likes of Phil Ivey and Patrik Antonius. Chidwick is no longer the young online star trying to pull the same tricks that work so well online. He has evolved to a confident live player with a death stare that would even impress Doyle Brunson.

Chidwick was playing side by side with Dimitri Holdeew. The two of them have plenty of history this week as they faced each other in the Eureka Prague Main Event. After Chidwick finished third, Holdeew won it. Now, they're back at it again

Like Chidwick, Holdeew wasn't holding back at all. He showed an agressive playing style the German group of regular players are so well known for. Holdeew might not yet be a household name, but he could very well be in two days. He has the mindset and skills of a champion, which has proved clear after seing him play days of poker at the highest level.

And then there's Andrew Chen.

The soft-spoken Canadian is making another deep run in an EPT Main Event, on track to make his fourth final table. Back in 2008, he finished third here in the Czech capital, the year Salvatore Bonavena won. Will this year be the time he can really seal the deal? He has a North American Poker Tour title to his name, but a title here would match him with his good friend, PokerStars Team Online member Mickey Petersen. Nothing would be sweeter for Chen than the trophy and those €889,000 that are awaiting the winner.

During the fourth day of an EPT, there's not only room for the succes stories you've read above. While there are people that thrive, there are others that get unlucky; outdrawn at that one super-important moment in their tournament life or looked up light by someone that wasn't supposed to be in the hand in the first place.

"Oh wow, sh*t!" we heard, for example, coming from former World Poker Tour champion Jonathan Roy as he saw his dream of becoming winning an EPT winner crushed when he ran his kings into Chidwicks aces. Or Ana Marquez, who saw her ace-king get outdrawn by ace-five. Rudi Johnsen lost aces to king jack-suited, and Jesper Winserling lost with aces to Ciaran Burke's ace-jack on a jack-high flop.

Some players are probably still shaking their heads now. Others have their chins up and are dreaming of reaching that final table.

Day 5 Table and Seat Draw

11Jorma Nuutinen1,508,000
12Nikita Nikolaev678,000
13Tomasz Kowalski764,000
14Zdravko Duvnjak874,000
15Georgios Sotiropoulos888,000
17Ole Schemion2,700,000
18Dimitri Holdeew1,200,000
21Erwann Pecheux872,000
23Ori Hasson1,758,000
24Andrew Chen1,134,000
25Sigurd Eskeland1,264,000
26Lasell King1,065,000
27Tapio Vihakas1,574,000
28Ka Kwan Lau1,350,000
31Max Silver3,987,000
32Tamer Kamel522,000
33Romain Chauvassagne603,000
34Stephen Chidwick2,084,000
35Radek Stockner1,246,000
36Ihar Soika889,000
37Artem Metalidi322,000
38Julian Track3,010,000

On the fifth day, play will finish when there's only eight players left. Level 25 (15,000/30,000/3,000) will begin 12 p.m. CET on Tuesday, Dec. 17. You can follow the action right here on PokerNews.com, both in writing and on the live stream page where PokerStars is again showing every hand of the feature table.

Silver Eliminates Pietrzak

Nível 24 : 12,000/24,000, 3,000 ante
Piotr Pietrzak
Piotr Pietrzak

Max Silver opened the hijack to 52,000 and found two callers; Stephen Chiwick in the cutoff and Piotr Pietrzak in the big blind. The Polish player checked to Silver on {A-Clubs}{2-Spades}{4-Hearts}. Silver made a 66,000 continuation bet and Chidwick made the call.

Pietrzak counted out a call, but eventually just shoved all in for 369,000. Silver wasn't all that scared and looked him up, Chidwick folded. Pietrzak had the lesser hand with {A-Spades}{9-Diamonds} since Silver had {A-Hearts}{10-Hearts}.

The {5-Clubs} on the turn opened the possibility of a chopped pot but the {5-Spades} wasn't one of those out. The last Polish player exits the tournament, 23 remain.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Max Silver gb
Max Silver
3,632,000 685,000
Piotr Pietrzak pl
Piotr Pietrzak

Tags: Max SilverPiotr Robert PietrzakStephen Chidwick


Nível 24 : 12,000/24,000, 3,000 ante
Ole Schemion can pass Kid Poker with 17th or better
Ole Schemion can pass Kid Poker with 17th or better

Back-to-back POY titles for Germany?

According to a source at the Global Poker Index, Ole Schemion can overtake Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu in the 2013 Player of the Year race with a 17th-place finish or higher in the EPT Prague Main Event.

Negreanu, who already left Prague due to poor internet, currently leads with 1130.87 points, and Schemion is in second with 1026.40 points.

Kid Poker has racked up over $3.2 million in tournament earnings in 2013, winning two more World Series of Poker gold bracelets, his second WSOP Player of the Year title, and reaching the final table of the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final.

His German counterpart has had an equally impressive 2013 campaign, banking over $1.3 million. Schemion reached two final tables at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, won three events at EPT Grand Final, reached two final tables at EPT Barcelona, and finished runner-up in a £5,000 buy-in turbo event at EPT London.

Tags: Daniel NegreanuEPTGlobal Poker IndexOle SchemionPokerStars

Tiberu-Florian Georgescu Eliminated in 27th Place (€24,900)

Nível 24 : 12,000/24,000, 3,000 ante
Tiberu-Florian Georgescu
Tiberu-Florian Georgescu

Stephen Chidwick opened to 50,000 and Sigurd Andreas Eskeland made the call. From the small blind Tiberu-Florian Georgescu shoved all in for 209,000 and Chidwick thought about it for a little bit. He then announced a raise but even before it was known how much he wanted to make it, Eskeland had already folded.

Georgescu had {10-Spades}{K-Clubs} while Chidwick tabled {A-Clubs}{9-Hearts}. The board didn't connect with anyone: {7-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{Q-Spades}{8-Spades}. Chidwick eliminated another player and got even richer.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Tiberu-Florian Georgescu ro
Tiberu-Florian Georgescu

Tags: Sigurd EskelandStephen ChidwickTiberu-Florian Georgescu

Cooler Between Track and Metalidi

Nível 23 : 10,000/20,000, 3,000 ante
Not so lucky
Not so lucky

On a {8-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} board we just saw Artem Metalidi bet out 250,000 from the big blind. His opponent, German player Julian Track in de cutoff, made the call.

The river completed the board with the {4-Clubs} and Metalidi bet out for 260,000. This is where things got really interesting. Track thought about it for some time and then all of the sudden he announced to be all in. The dealer didn't hear it correctly and neither did most of the other players at the table. Once double checked the all in triangle appeared and Metalidi asked for a count. It was 995,000 total, so 735,000 more.

Eventually he made the call and Track slammed his {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs} on the table, shouting "Yeah!" Metalidi mucked his {K-Diamonds}{7-Spades} for a worse full house and had to continue short.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Julian Track de
Julian Track
2,900,000 1,300,000
EPT 1X Winner
Artem Metalidi ua
Artem Metalidi
252,000 -838,000

Tags: Artem MetalidiJulian Track

Aces Versus Kings - Chidwick Busts Roy

Nível 23 : 10,000/20,000, 3,000 ante
Jonathan Roy
Jonathan Roy

Dimitri Holdeew opened the action with a raise to 43,000 from the cutoff but that was just the beginning. On the button it was Stephen Chidwick bumping it up to 100,000 and in the small blind Jonathan Roy wasn't so fast with making his decision. He thought about it for some time, and then cold four betted to 193,000.

Holdeew had a moment of creativity it looked like, but folded anyway. Chidwick announced all in and Roy instantly called. "Oh wow" Roy said, "Shit". Roy's reaction was understandable as his {K-Clubs}{K-Hearts} was facing the one and only better starting hand: Chidwick had {A-Hearts}{A-Clubs}.

The flop brought an ace, making Roy's only chance some rare runner runner: {A-Spades}{10-Hearts}{7-Clubs}. The {K-Diamonds} on the turn gave him one solid out for the win but the last king wouldn't come: {3-Diamonds} on the river.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
2,200,000 835,000
Jonathan Roy ca
Jonathan Roy

Tags: Dimitri HoldeewJonathan RoyStephen Chidwick

Koutoupas Calls With Ace Jack High

Nível 22 : 8,000/16,000, 2,000 ante
Koutoupas still has it
Koutoupas still has it

We caught the action on the turn as Tamer Kamal bet out 92,000 from the small blind. His opponent was EPT Prague 2012 runner up Sotirios Koutoupas who made the call.

{5-Clubs} on the river and Kamal wasn't backing down just yet. He made it 160,000 for Koutoupas to call. The Greek player had some issues with this bet, shaking his head a couple of times and thinking about it really hard.

After some time he tossed in two 10,000 chips to indicate the call. Kamel threw his {A-Spades}{10-Hearts} on the table but knew that was nog good. Before even showing his hand, Koutoupas made a small fist pump celebrating his great call. He then showed {A-Hearts}{J-Spades} and raked in the chips.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Sotirios Koutoupas gr
Sotirios Koutoupas
1,200,000 418,000
EPT 1X Winner
Tamer Kamel gb
Tamer Kamel
500,000 -417,000

Tags: Sotirios KoutoupasTamer Kamel

Ludovic Lacay Eliminated in 33rd Place (€18,400)

Nível 22 : 8,000/16,000, 2,000 ante
Ludovic Lacay
Ludovic Lacay

Viewers of the live stream have no doubt witnessed the demise of Ludovic Lacay. Today wasn't his day at all and the one time chip leader is now off to the pay out registration desk. He's still in time to sign up for the high roller, but we're unsure if he's up for that at this time.

His last hand was against Israeli Ori Hasson. Hasson had {10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} and beat Lacay's {A-Hearts}{K-Diamonds} on a {K-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{10-Clubs} board. Hasson is up to nearly a million while Lacay is probably shaking his head somewhere by now.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Ori Hasson il
Ori Hasson
996,000 -7,000
Ludovic Lacay fr
Ludovic Lacay
EPT 1X Winner

Tags: Ludovic LacayOri Hasson

Lassell King Eliminates Craig Burke and Takes the Chip Lead

Nível 21 : 6,000/12,000, 2,000 ante
Ciaran Burke
Ciaran Burke

This hand happened on the live stream and was the biggest hand of the tournament so far. From under-the-gun+2 Craig Burke opened to 24,000 from stack of 1,100,000 and Lasell King three-bet to 71,000 from the small blind from a stack of 1,300,000 and Burke made the call.

On the {2-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{q-Spades} flop King c-bet 85,000 and Burke smooth called. The {4-Hearts} fell on the turn, King didn't slow down, he fired a second barrel, this time 190,000 and again Burke called. So there was now 720,000 in the pot before the {5-Diamonds} hit the river. King Set Burke all-in for his final 780,000. Burke tanked for over four minutes, Theo Jorgensen was in the booth and thought that King's bet would make Burke lay down any queen because King had overbet the pot. He though King would bet smaller for value. But after four minutes Burke made the call, King showed {K-Spades}{K-Clubs} and Burke {A-Clubs}[Qq] and a huge 2,490,000 pot went the way of King.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Lasell King de
Lasell King
2,490,000 1,171,000
Craig Burke ie
Craig Burke

Tags: Ciaran BurkeLasell King

Martin Wiklund Eliminated by Ka Kwan Lau

Nível 21 : 6,000/12,000, 2,000 ante
Martin Wiklund
Martin Wiklund

After Ka Kwan Lau opened to 25,000 from the cut-off, Martin Wiklund three-bet to 65,000 from the small blind. Back on Lau he reached for chips and hands shaking put 115,000 over the betting line. About 20 seconds later Wiklund announced all-in - it was roughly 485,000 total - Lau re-checked his cards and then made the call.

Lau: {A-Clubs}{K-Hearts}
Wiklund: {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}

It was a classic race and it went the way of the over cards as the board ran {9-Spades}{8-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{K-Spades}{8-Clubs}.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Ka Kwan Lau hk
Ka Kwan Lau
1,595,000 435,000
Martin Wiklund se
Martin Wiklund

Tags: Ka Kwan LauMartin Wiklund