Monday, December 6, 2021 11:02 PM Local Time (about 52 days and 1 hour ago)
Yosifov Leads WSOP Europe Main Event With Final Table in Sight
Just 32 players remain in the 2021 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event, all eyeing up the €1,276,712 first-place prize that awaits the winner of this record-breaking event.
The money bubble burst on Day 3, and after the dust settled it was Dimitar Yosifov who emerged as the chip leader with almost six million in chips. He is well clear of Alexander Tkatschew and Guillaume Diaz who appear to be his nearest rivals.
Diaz survived a scare late on, after holding ace-queen against the aces of Cristinel Costin. However, the board gave both players quad sevens and they chopped in sensational fashion.
The remaining players will return at 9 a.m. local time on Tuesday, December 7 to play down to six players or 10 p.m. whichever comes sooner. The final table will then play out on Wednesday, December 8 while being live-streamed on PokerGO.
2021 WSOP Europe Main Event Top 10 Chip Counts
|Rank||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|9||Josef Gulas||Czech Republic||2,970,000||74|
Other players through to Day 4 include ClubGG Qualifier Daniel Petri and GGPoker Qualifier Boris Kuzmanovic who both bagged top-ten stacks.
Notables still eyeing up the WSOP Europe Main Event crown include Jan Bednar, Stanislav Koleno, Johan Guilbert and Zhong Chen.
Day 3 Recap
Despite the tournament returning just 49 players off the money, it took almost three full levels for the bubble to burst. After no fewer than six doubles on the stone bubble — including one for defending champion Alexandros Kolonias — the bubble finally burst with the elimination of Enrico Campanile, guaranteeing the remaining players €16,500.
Early eliminations in the money included ClubGG Qualifier Robert McAdam (84th - €18,407), Simone Andrian (82nd - €18,407), defending champion Alexandros Kolonias 68th - €20,626) and Dalibor Dula (66th - €20,626).
Meanwhile, several players were growing their seven-figure stacks including Yosifov and Diaz, before a flurry of bracelet-winners left the tournament. Natural8 Ambassador Pete Chen (46th - €27,089), Ole Schemion (44th - €27,089) and Jan-Peter Jachtman (42nd - €27,089) were all eliminated, before the elimination of Davide Suriano in 38th place (€30,816) meant that a new WSOP champion would be crowned in this year's WSOP Europe Main Event.
The remaining 32 players are all guaranteed €35,709. Here are the remaining payouts.
The field will resume play at 9 a.m. local time at King's Resort, Rozvadov. Tournament officials have confirmed that the plan for the day is to play down to a final table of nine players. Stay tuned to PokerNews to keep up to date on all the action as it happens.
Monday, December 6, 2021 11:01 PM Local Time (about 52 days and 2 hours ago)
2021WSOPE Main Event Day 4 Seat Draw
|Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|38||5||Jan Bednar||Czech Republic||2,220,000||56|
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|39||3||Alexey Losev||Russian Federation||1,685,000||42|
|39||5||Josef Gulas||Czech Republic||2,970,000||74|
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|42||5||Alexander Dovzhenko||Russian Federation||1,480,000||37|
Monday, December 6, 2021 10:57 PM Local Time (about 52 days and 2 hours ago)
End-of-Day 3 Chip Counts
|Dimitar Yosifov||5,880,000||130,000 |
|Alexander Tkatschew||4,925,000||1,525,000 |
|Guillaume Diaz||4,905,000||-295,000 |
|Ioannis Chaitas||4,560,000||760,000 |
|Arthur Conan||3,675,000||1,125,000 |
|Daniel Petri||3,090,000||-10,000 |
|Boris Kuzmanovic||3,085,000||335,000 |
|Tolga Karakaya||3,000,000||200,000 |
|Josef Gulas Jr||2,970,000||370,000 |
|Athanasios Kidas||2,815,000||-385,000 |
|Fausto Tantillo||2,675,000||-525,000 |
|Peter Fritsche||2,400,000||400,000 |
|Thomas Denie||2,250,000||-350,000 |
|Jan Bednar||2,220,000||-530,000 |
|Yossi Dayan||2,075,000||-225,000 |
|Aleksandar Trajkovski||1,805,000||-195,000 |
|Alexey Losev||1,685,000||-335,000 |
|Alexander Dovzhenko||1,480,000||-415,000 |
|Stanislav Koleno||1,415,000||-585,000 |
|Brian Kamphorst||1,410,000||700,000 |
|Narcis Nedelcu||1,400,000||-1,675,000 |
|Johan Guilbert||1,380,000||680,000 |
|Bernd Werner||1,110,000||30,000 |
|Fahredin Mustafov||1,100,000||25,000 |
|Jacek Kaczmarek||865,000||40,000 |
|Zhong Chen||755,000||180,000 |
|Dawid Smolka||740,000||-410,000 |
|Bernd Gleissner||725,000||-425,000 |
|Cristinel Costin||720,000||-30,000 |
|Ilija Savevski||670,000||310,000 |
|Axel Hallay||605,000||5,000 |
|Dogan Guengoer||545,000||20,000 |
Monday, December 6, 2021 10:50 PM Local Time (about 52 days and 2 hours ago)
Day 3 Completed With 32 Remaining
The final 32 players have bagged and tagged for the night. Full counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.
Monday, December 6, 2021 10:43 PM Local Time (about 52 days and 2 hours ago)
Karakaya Upsets Hallay
Heads-up to the flop, Tolga Karakaya opted for a check-raise from 90,000 to 410,000 and Axel Hallay reluctantly called. The turn saw Karakaya with the push for 1,015,000 and Hallax sigh-called with the superior stack.
The river brought no upset for Karakaya as he doubled with his set of sevens.
|Tolga Karakaya||2,800,000||1,775,000 |
|Axel Hallay||600,000||-1,350,000 |
Monday, December 6, 2021 10:40 PM Local Time (about 52 days and 2 hours ago)
Costin Denied a Double in Cruel Fashion
Cristinel Costin raised to 60,000 and then snap-called all-in when Guillaume Diaz pushed.
Diaz pointed to the ace of diamonds but drew slim to the flop. On the turn, he had one out to chop and asked for the case seven, which he indeed received on the river!
|Guillaume Diaz||5,200,000||-100,000 |
|Cristinel Costin||750,000||70,000 |
Monday, December 6, 2021 10:33 PM Local Time (about 52 days and 2 hours ago)
The Last Five Hands
With four tables remaining, the clock has been stopped and the players will conclude another five hands for the night.
Monday, December 6, 2021 10:31 PM Local Time (about 52 days and 2 hours ago)
Late Double for Guengoer
Thomas Denie raised it up and then called the shove by table short stack Dogan Guengoer.
Both players paired up on the flop but Guengoer remained in the lead on the turn and river to double once more.
|Thomas Denie||2,600,000||-200,000 |
|Dogan Guengoer||525,000||-115,000 |
Monday, December 6, 2021 10:28 PM Local Time (about 52 days and 2 hours ago)
Kenjic Jams At the Wrong Time
Axel Hallay raised to 60,000 in the cutoff and Johan Guilbert flat-called on the button. Jovan Kenjic then jammed for 970,000 in the small blind and Hallay eventually got it in as well for 930,000, as Guilbert snap-folded.
"Fuck," Kenjic immediately gasped as he exposed the and ran right into the of Hallay. There was a mandatory sweat until the turn but the river bricked.
One hand later, Kenjic limped the button with just 10,000 behind and then called all-in when Athanasios Kidas raised out of the big blind.
The board sent Kenjic to the rail in 33rd place.
|Athanasios Kidas||3,200,000||150,000 |
|Axel Hallay||1,950,000||1,450,000 |
|Johan Guilbert||700,000||-750,000 |
|Jovan Kenjic||0||-1,850,000 |
Monday, December 6, 2021 10:24 PM Local Time (about 52 days and 2 hours ago)
Koleno Makes Big Hero Call
With over 700,000 in the pot on a completed board showing , Josef Gulas Jr bet 375,000 from under the gun. His, opponent, Stanislav Koleno, agonised over his decision.
Calling would leave him little behind so he went deep into the tank, eventually he made the call and Gulas mucked. Koleno turned over pocket tens for the win.
|Josef Gulas Jr||2,600,000||-400,000 |
|Stanislav Koleno||2,000,000||525,000 |
Monday, December 6, 2021 10:16 PM Local Time (about 52 days and 2 hours ago)
Yosifov Busts Rodrigues
Once the action folded all the way to Dimitar Yosifov in the small blind, he pushed all-in. Michael Rodrigues had around 500,000 behind and called all-in.
Rodrigues was ahead with his king-high but Yosifov got there on the to deal the final blow with a mighty pair of deuces.
|Dimitar Yosifov||5,750,000||1,070,000 |
|Michael Rodrigues||0||-740,000 |
Monday, December 6, 2021 10:13 PM Local Time (about 52 days and 2 hours ago)
Ryadi Denied an Appearance on Day 4
Thomas Denie opened the action with a raise to 65,000 in the cutoff and Karim Ryadi pushed for what appeared to be 810,000 in the small blind. Denie instantly called, which was bad news for the Belgian.
The dominated pair found no help on the runout and that spelled the end for Ryadi.
|Thomas Denie||2,800,000||900,000 |
|Karim Ryadi||0||-1,180,000 |
Monday, December 6, 2021 10:09 PM Local Time (about 52 days and 2 hours ago)
Petri Chips Up in Three-Way Action
Brian Kamphorst bet the three-way turn of for 105,000 when in the small blind and was called by Daniel Petri out of the big blind. Fausto Tantillo also called in the cutoff after some consideration and the trio then checked the on the river.
Petri tabled the for sevens and sixes, which ended up as the winning hand.
|Fausto Tantillo||3,200,000||-100,000 |
|Daniel Petri||3,100,000||1,300,000 |
|Brian Kamphorst||710,000||-540,000 |
Monday, December 6, 2021 10:07 PM Local Time (about 52 days and 2 hours ago)
Mustafov Wins Showdown Pot Against Kuzmanovic
Fahredin Mustafov defended his big blind against Boris Kuzmanovic and then led the turn for 155,000, which Kuzmanovic called. Both checked the on the river and Mustafov's for a pair of jacks won the pot.
|Boris Kuzmanovic||2,750,000||325,000 |
|Fahredin Mustafov||1,075,000||275,000 |
Monday, December 6, 2021 10:04 PM Local Time (about 52 days and 2 hours ago)
Tkatschew Takes One from Nedelcu
Narcids Nedelcu and Alexander Tkatschew saw the flop coming .
Nedelcu check-called a 120,000 bet from Tkatschew.
The turn was the and both players checked,
The river was the and Nedelcu bet 120,000. Tkatschew took some time and made it 480,000 sending Nedelcu in the tank for more than two minutes, before folding.
|Alexander Tkatschew||3,400,000||-50,000 |
|Narcis Nedelcu||3,075,000||-275,000 |
Monday, December 6, 2021 10:01 PM Local Time (about 52 days and 2 hours ago)
La Francesca Calls It Off On River
With 400,000 in the middle on the board, Guillaume Diaz bet 285,000 from the cutoff and Alessio La Francesca called on the button.
On the river, Diaz took his time before moving all-in as the larger stack. La Francesca instantly went "wow," before going deep into the tank.
A few minutes passed and La Francesca called. Diaz turned over his while La Francesca had .
|Guillaume Diaz||5,300,000||800,000 |
|Alessio La Francesca||0||-1,400,000 |
Monday, December 6, 2021 9:52 PM Local Time (about 52 days and 3 hours ago)
Riemsma Felted by Smolka
The action folded all the way to Deejay Riemsma in the small blind and he pushed all-in for 310,000. Dawid Smolka in the big blind asked for a count and made the call a few seconds later.
On the flop the hopes of Riemsma had nearly vanished and it was all over on the turn, the river didn't matter as the Dutchman departed in 37th place.
|Dawid Smolka||1,150,000||250,000 |
|Deejay Riemsma||0||-410,000 |
Monday, December 6, 2021 9:47 PM Local Time (about 52 days and 3 hours ago)
The Action Grinds to a Halt
Fausto Tantillo has taken over the lead on his table while the action has slowed down massively. Just now, Yossi Dayan opened to 65,000 and Tantillo gave him a stare down for two and a half minutes while trying to figure out the stack size of his opponent.
Tantillo then three-bet to 200,000 and Dayan tank-folded after another two minutes of consideration.
|Fausto Tantillo||3,300,000||780,000 |
|Yossi Dayan||2,300,000||300,000 |
|Alexey Losev||2,020,000||520,000 |
|Aleksandar Trajkovski||2,000,000||-150,000 |
|Alexander Dovzhenko||1,895,000||145,000 |
|Daniel Petri||1,800,000||-50,000 |
|Brian Kamphorst||1,250,000||-205,000 |
Monday, December 6, 2021 9:38 PM Local Time (about 52 days and 3 hours ago)
Dovzhenko Eliminates Suriano
Davide Suriano was all-in preflop for 450,000 against Alexander Dovzhenko who had him covered.
The board ran out and Suriano was eliminated.
|Alexander Dovzhenko||1,750,000||465,000 |
|Davide Suriano||0||-625,000 |
|Mihaita Georgita||0||-35,000 |
Monday, December 6, 2021 9:31 PM Local Time (about 52 days and 3 hours ago)
Angelov Sent to the Rail by Conan
Arthur Conan shoved from the button covering both players at the blinds and got one call from Boris Angelov in the small blind who had around 600,000.
The board ran out and Conan knocked out Angelov.
|Arthur Conan||2,550,000||1,100,000 |
|Boris Angelov||0||-825,000 |