€5,300 Main Event
Dia 5 Iniciado
€5,300 Main Event
Dia 5 Iniciado
Today is the day! On the fifth day of the PokerStars.net European Poker Tour Prague Main Event 22 will be cut down to eight. Eight players will face off on the final table tomorrow, 14 will fall today.
Yesterday we started out with 61 players and Ludovic Lacay in the lead. The Frenchman couldn't do anything right the entire day and fell in a disappointing 33rd place (€18,400) after, amongst others, running kings into aces and top pair top kicker into two pair.
Others did live up to the highest of expectations. Ole Schemion showed the world one more time this year what great a player he is. With an unparalleled demeanor and table presence he made everyone at the table not to mess with him. A check raise here, three and five bet there and a constant pressure on all opponents he made sure respect was shown.
One player however, wasn't all that impressed. The respect must be there from Max Silver but fear not so much. The UKIPT champion who successfully transitioned to the big league played many pots with the German and came on top in most cases. The cooler against Lacay helped as well, but what made Max Silver the chip leader was above all incredible craftsmanship.
At 12:00 CET the tournament will commence with Level 25 (15,000/30,000/3,000). 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.
Day 5 Table and Seat Draw
|2||8||Ka Kwan Lau||1,350,000|
It folded to Jorma Nuutinen on the button, he raised it up to 60,000, Nikita Nikolaev folded from the small blind but Tomasz Kowalski was going nowhere. Instead he raised all in for around 740,000 and Nuutinen made the call.
The board came and Kowalski is the first casualty of the day.
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Pre-flop Max Silver raised to 60,000 from under-the-gun+1, Radek Stockner three-bet to 142,000 from the button and Silver called. On the flop Stockner continuation bet 162,000 and Silver called.
On the turn Silver led for 232,000 and Stockner folded.
German player Lasell King battled it out with Ole Schemion on the feature table all day yesterday. Sometimes he lost, sometimes he came out on top, but every time it was interesting to see the dynamic between the two of them.
All those battles and struggles just ended today with a bad beat as bad as they come. King got it in pre flop with jacks versus Ori Hasson's his pocket eights. "He just flopped him dead" someone on the rail said, talking about Hasson who flopped quad eights.
The deep run halted, King is not getting that €889,000 Christmas bonus and will have to settle for €29,600.
The shorties keep on falling, now it was Romain Chauvassagne who was getting eliminated.
Chauvassagne just moved to his new table and found Ole Schemion right next to him. Schemion is a pain to have on your left at any stage, but since Chauvassagne was short it wasn't that big of a problem.
Well, it became a problem anyway as Schemion called the all in from the big blind. Chauvassagne had shoved the small blind with his and was getting looked up by Schemion's . The board never gave Chauvassagne any hope and he as soon on his way to the pay out desk: .
In the preflop all in situation it was Tamer Kamel who had the best hand with . Tamel was looked up by Max Silver who had .
The 764,000 pot meant everything for Kamel, not so much for the already enormously rich Silver.
Kamel flopped top two pair on but was anything but safe. Silver gained some more outs with the on the turn and eliminated his neighbor with the on the river.
Artem Metalidi started out as one of the shortest stacks but is doing just fine so far. He doubled up first with versus Stephen Chidwick's . Metalidi was outflopped on but made sweet revenge with the on the turn and on the river.
Just now he raised preflop and was looked up by neighbor Julian Track. Metalidi bet the flop and river on after both checking the turn. Track called on the flop but gave up on the river. Life isn't all that bad for Metalidi right now.