Mike McDonald opened from early position for 20,000 and got a call from Sveva Libralesso in the small blind, one of two women left in the field. Mark Wagstaff from the UK was in the big blind and he raised it up to 55,000.
McDonald quickly folded and Libralesso thought it over before she too released her hand.
Day 4 of the 100th European Poker Tour event resumes today at the Casino Barcelona with Andrei Konopelko sitting at the top of the leader board with 1,451,000 chips. The 50 year old from Belarus qualified via a €530 satellite on PokerStars and is looking to spin that up to a huge pay-day.
Piotr Sowinski from Poland bagged the second biggest stack returning with 1,315,000 and in third place is EPT Berlin champion Davidi Kitai 1,200,000.
Kitai isn’t the only former EPT winner left in the field though. Still in contention are EPT Prague champion Martin Finger (1,038,000), EPT London winner Robin Ylitalo (338,000), EPT Barcelona winner Mikalai Pobal (163,000), Mike McDonald (495,000) and EPT Tallinn winner Kevin Stani (421,000).
The last Team PokerStars Pro standing is Jan Heitmann who has 953,000
Just 102 players remain from the 1496 entrants, a record for an EPT on European soil, and they are battling it out for a huge €1,261,000 first-place prize and the prestige of being crowned a European Poker Tour Champion.
The PokerNews Live Reporting team will bring you all the news from the Main Event today including the bust outs, big hands and interviews right to the end of play. The €10,000 High Roller also kicks off at 1pm and we will bring you all the coverage from that event too. Join us as the action kicks off at Noon for another exciting day of poker.