Tournois Live 2
Event #14: €10,350 Main Event No-Limit Hold'em
Jours

Sammartino devant à 14 left, 45 blindes au Day 5 pour Martini

SandraBarbour • Niveau 25: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
Dario Sammartino

After another six ninety minute levels, play has halted for Day 4 of the 2019 World Series of Poker Europe €10,350 Main Event.

Day 6 saw a total of 42 players return to the tables of the King’s Resort in Rozvadov, all with the hopes of retaining their shot at the €1,133,678 top prize. However, the field was whittled down to only 14 hopefuls at the end of the night.

The remaining group will return on Wednesday October 30th at 12 p.m. local time to continue their quest for the victory.

Dario Sammartino is the favorite heading into Day 5 with 7,430,000. He started the day second in chips and took over the chip lead when he took down a monster pot after flopping a set of tens in a three-way all in preflop to eliminate both Alex Foxen (26th place - €26,986) who held ace-nine and Georgios Vrakas (25th place - €26,986) who had king-queen suited.

The Italian poker professional has $9,545,240 in live earnings at the WSOP. He has a lot of experience being at the final tables of the biggest poker tournaments of the world. Earler this year, he reached five WSOP final tables including the final table of the WSOP Main Event where he finished as the runner-up for $6,000,000. He might top his year by making the final table of the WSOPE as well and by claiming his first bracelet.

“After making the final table of the WSOP Main Event, I now believe that everything is possible. The tournament is really long and there are a lot of good players left, but I will play my game and see what happens. I feel very calm,” commented Dario at the end of the day.

Indeed, the stakes are high as many notables remain in contention including five bracelet winners.

Anthony Zinno
Anthony Zinno

David “ODB” Baker closely follows Sammartino with 7,305,000 and Anthony Zinno sits in third (6,950,000). Zinno and Baker both claimed their second bracelets this summer and will be going for their third one.
Baker started Day 4 as one of the shorter stacks but he caught fire during the last two levels of the night. He managed to double up through Sammartino with trip queens against Sammartino’s flush draw and kept building till the end of the day.

Furthermore, Sammartino, Zinno, and Baker have a shot at heating up the Player of the Year race if they win the tournament.

Other champions still in the Main Event include bracelet winners Rifat Palevic, Julien Martini, and Jan-Peter Jachtmann

Palevic is fourth in the counts (5,160,000). He has an impressive resume with over $600,000 in WSOP earnings but this will be his first cash of the year.

Martini also bagged a healthy stack of 4,520,000. Martini already had a decent shot at adding more gold to his collection this series but finished 5th in Event #10: €25,500 Mixed Games Championship. He will try to breakthrough this time.

Jachtmann will be returning with 2,835,000. Jachtmann grabbed his first bracelet seven years ago in a $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha event and will try to grab his first bracelet in a No-Limit Hold’em event.

The other players who still have a shot at winning the Main Event are Anh Do (4,175,000), Claas Segebrecht (3,920,000), Daniel Rezaei (3,675,000), Christian Rudolph (1,875,000), Alexandros Kolonias (1,835,000), Marek Blasko (1,635,000), Jakob Madsen (1,460,000), and Mykola Kostyrko (1,425,000).

SeatTable 38Chip CountBig BlindsSeatTable 40Chip CountBig Blinds
2Daniel Rezaei3,675,000361Dario Sammartino7,430,00074
3Alexandros Kolonias1,835,000182Christian Rudolph1,875,00019
4Jakob Madsen1,460,000153Anh Do4,175,00042
5Julien Martini4,520,000454Jan-Peter Jachtmann2,835,00028
6Anthony Zinno6,950,000705Rifat Palevic5,160,00052
7David "ODB" Baker7,305,000736Marek Blasko1,635,00016
8Claas Segebrecht3,920,000398Mykola Kostyrko1,425,00014

Day 4 Action

The eliminations were fast at the beginning of the day as multiple players got their chips in early with the hope of scoring an early double to continue their Main Event journey. Sevens players were eliminated during the first level of the day but action slowed after it.

Some of the big names who returned today but couldn't secure a deeper run include Martin Kabrhel, Dragos Trofimov, and Gianluca Speranza.

Kabrhel was the second elimination of the day. Kabrhel needed to find a spot to double up and open-shoved with ace-ten only to get called by Sergio Ruiz who woke up with kings. The board was of no help to Kabrhel and he headed to the payout desk in 41st place for €20,424.

Trofimov also hit the rail during the first couple of levels. He was all in for his last twenty big blinds with jacks against Christian Rudolph who also had jacks. However, Rudolph flopped a flush draw and got there on the river, sending Trofimov to the exit in 28th place for €26,986.

Gianluca Speranza who was the runner of the WSOPE Main Event in 2017, was aiming for the victory this time but couldn't make it. He pushed his last 22 bigs with jacks and got called by Daniel Rezaei who was ahead with queens, and couldn't improve. He finished in 35th place for €23,238.

The final two tables were reached a couple of minutes into the last level of the night. Michal Lubas was eliminated in 16th place (€38,638). Lubas needed to find a spot to double up and he shoved with ace-jack only to get snapped by Zinno who had queens. Zinno improved his hand to set queens, ending's Lubas run.

Felix Schulze was the last elimination of the night (15th place - €38,638). He busted with ace-queen against Zinno's tens.

All remaining 14 players will return to the tournament area tomorrow at noon local time to fight for their spot at the final six. Action will resume at Level 26 which features a small blind of 50,000, big blind of 100,000 with a 100,000 big blind ante. The PokerNews live reporting team will be there to provide all the action.

Tags: Alex FoxenAnh DoAnthony ZinnoChristian RudolphClaas SegebrechtDaniel RezaeiDario SammartinoDavid BakerDragos TrofimovFelix SchulzeGianluca SperanzaJakob MadsenJulien MartiniMarek BlaskoMartin KabrhelMichael LubasMykola KostyrkoRifat PalevicSergio Ruiz