2014 PokerStars.fr EPT Deauville

€5,300 Main Event
€5,300 Main Event
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Ekrem Sanioglu is the Chip Leader at the End of Day 3 of the PokerStars.fr EPT Deauville Main Event

[user252447] • Nivel 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Ekrem Sanioglu
Ekrem Sanioglu

Ekrem Sanioglu, a French amateur player, finished as the chip leader at the end of Day 3 of the PokerStars.fr European Poker Tour Deauville Main Event. He will be bringing back 1,300,000 in chips. Not afraid to play big pots against anyone, Sanioglu's fearlessness was well rewarded. He is followed closely by Team PokerStars Pro Eugene Katchalov, who was around the top of the leaderboard for most of the day and will return with 1,191,000. Katchalov is also the only Team Pro remaining. Norbert Szecsi is third with 1,184,000 in chips.

Day 3 commenced with 137 players still in contention. With 95 spots getting paid, it would be a tense first few levels. The prize pool totaled €3,355,000 with the winner looking to earn €614,000, but when play began there was still a long way to go and the immediate target for many players was simply to survive the dreaded money bubble.

Level 15 exits included Team PokerStars Pro Jan Heitmann and Friend of PokerStars Pierre Neuville. Another Team PokerStars Pro, Alex Kravchenko, lasted a bit longer, but he too failed to make it to the end of the day.

The UK's Stephen Chidwick was the unlucky bubble boy, falling with one minute of Level 16 still to play. Tobias Wagner from Germany raised and called Chidwick’s all-in shove. The British player held the {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds} against the {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts} of Wagner. After another player claimed to have folded an ace, the cards ran out {6-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{9-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} to knock Chidwick out and send the remaining players into money.

As play resumed at the start of Level 17, Szecsi was in the lead followed by Anthony Lerust and then Katchalov in third. A string of bust outs soon followed as short stacks looked to spin it up or go home happy with their €9,500 min-cash.

Alex Goulder, a PokerStars player from the UK, small-balled his way through the day, chipping up steadily. Even a table change with Alexander Lakhov directly to his left could not persuade him to change his style. He ended the day on a healthy 696,000 in chips.

PokerStars player Jamila von Perger fell in the last level of the day when her {q-Spades}{q-Clubs} went up against the {a-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} of Chun Ho Law. Von Perger couldn’t believe her luck on the flop and her frustration showed as the cards ran out {10-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{7-Clubs}{4-Hearts}. Another German, Artur Koren, also fell late when his with {a-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} clashed against Szecsi’s {j-Hearts}{j-Spades}. The board came out {9-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{7-Spades}{5-Diamonds}.

Play resumes on Thursday at 12 p.m. local time when 41 players will return. Follow all the stories, chip counts, and bust outs right here at PokerNews, and follow the action live on the feature table at PokerStars.tv as we head into the final three days of the tournament looking to crown a new PokerStars.fr EPT Deauville champion.

Taguri: Alex GoulderAlex KravchenkoDeauvilleEkrem SaniogluEPTEugene KatchalovJamila Von PergerJan HeitmannNorbert SzecsiPierre NeuvillePokerStarsStephen ChidwickTobias Wagner

Table Draw for Day 4 of the PokerStars.fr EPT Deauville Main Event

• Nivel 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
111Alexander GoulderUK696,000
113Michel PomaretFrance277,000
114Norbert SzecsiHungary1,184,000
115Sotirios KoutoupasGreece1,129,000
116Gheorghe GradinaruRomania574,000
117Eugene KatchalovUkraine 1,194,000
118Aurelien SoutchkovFrance486,000
121Zimnan ZiyardUK339,000
122Bahram ChobinehIran492,000
123Anthony LerustFrance837,000
124Marko LaineFinland 296,000
125Sebastien LapeyreFrance167,000
126Carlo De BenedittisFrance 289,000
128Jonathan AbdellatifBelgium121,000
151Ekrem SaniogluFrance1,300,000
152Alessio IsaiaItaly291,000
153Florian RibouchonFrance415,000
154Eli HeathUK642,000
156JP KellyUK544,000
157Jean-Yves MalherbeBelgium250,000
158Dimitri HoldeewGermany774,000
161Chun Ho LawUK135,000
162Alain AlezraFrance217,000
163Rustem MuratovRussia378,000
164Jeffrey HakimLebanon323,000
165Konstantin ToloknoRussia684,000
167Ondrej VinklarekCzech Republic251,000
168Oliver PriceUK397,000
171Dario SammartinoItaly528,000
172Kamel BoukhalfaFrance628,000
174Jose Carlos GarciaPoland328,000
175Jean Maurice Roger MonturyFrance59,000
176Javed AbrahamsUK375,000
177Miha GabricSlovenia474,000
178Erkan YildirimGermany 319,000
182Tatu MaenpaaFinland926,000
183Ludovic GeilichUK408,000
184Andrew SweeneyIreland775,000
185Tobias WagnerGermany 341,000
187Mustapha AmaoucheFrance231,000
188Alexandre AmielFrance143,000

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (complet)

Webjoker • Nivel 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Ekrem Sanioglu fr 1,300,000 275,000
Eugene Katchalov ua 1,194,000 94,000
Norbert Szecsi hu 1,184,000 349,000
Sotirios Koutoupas gr 1,129,000 328,000
Tatu Maenpaa FI 926,000 -44,000
Anthony Lerust FR 837,000 27,000
Andrew Sweeney IE 775,000 75,000
Dimitri Holdeew de 774,000 374,000
Alexander Goulder GB 696,000 262,000
Konstantin Tolokno RU 684,000 605,000
Eli Heath GB 642,000 322,000
Kamel Boukhalfa fr 628,000 75,000
Gheorghe Gradinaru us 574,000 137,000
JP Kelly gb 544,000 265,000
Dario Sammartino it 528,000 -42,000
Bahram Chobineh ir 492,000 242,000
Aurelien Soutchkov FR 486,000 36,000
Miha Gabric si 474,000 -24,000
Florian Ribouchon fr 415,000 64,000
Ludovic Geilich gb 408,000 66,000
Oliver Price gb 397,000 74,000
Rustem Muratov ru 378,000 143,000
Javed Abrahams gb 375,000 20,000
Tobias Wagner de 341,000 -59,000
Zimnan Ziyard gb 339,000 259,000

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Pedersen Falls

• Nivel 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Anders Pedersen is the latest player to hit the rail before the end of the day. All-in with {A-Clubs}{K-Diamonds} he looked good for a double up against Konstantin Tolokno's {A-Spades}{Q-Spades} but the poker gods had other ideas and the board came {J-Spades}{J-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{5-Spades}{7-Spades} to give the Russian the pot.

Anders Pedersen NO Eliminat

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Four More Hands

Webjoker • Nivel 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

And then the tournament is done for the day. We'll be right back with an extensive recap of the day and chip counts.

The Tournament is Free of Dutch Guys

Webjoker • Nivel 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Joep van den Bijgaart just busted with {K-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds} against Dario Sammartino's {8-Spades}{8-Clubs} on an {A-Spades}{6-Spades}{7-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} board. With the departure of van den Bijgaart there are no longer players in the tournament from The Netherlands. There is a player who speaks Dutch though; Belgian Jonathan Abdellatif is still in possession of chips.

Dario Sammartino it 570,000 85,000
Joep van den Bijgaart nl Eliminat

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Three-Way All In!

Webjoker • Nivel 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Tatu Maenpaa
Tatu Maenpaa

Jose Carlos Garcia opened to 17,000 from the hijack and Miha Gabric shoved all in for 155,000 right next to him in the cutoff. Next to him Tatu Maenpaa was seated on the button with 640,000 and he announced all in as well. But that sure wasn't the end of it. Luca Moschitta in the small blind had a decision and eventually announced all in as well. The big blind and initial raiser Garcia (showing the {A-Diamonds}) both folded and a three way all in was at hand.

Miha Gabric (shortest stack with 155,000): {A-Spades}{K-Spades}
Tatu Maenpaa (middle stack with 640,000): {K-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}
Luca Moschitta (big stack having everybody covered): {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}

The {A-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} guaranteed Gabric the triple up. Maenpaa was still in the lead for the 970,000 big side pot. The {6-Hearts} on the turn was a blank and so was the {7-Spades} on the river. Two happy players, one not so much.

Tatu Maenpaa FI 970,000 175,000
Miha Gabric si 498,000 374,000
Luca Moschitta it 100,000 -260,000

Taguri: Tatu MaenpaaMiha GabricLuca Moschitta