Pauli Leads but Cody Still in EPT Contention

Pauli Leads but Cody Still in EPT Contention

Friday, 17 October 2014

Day 4 in London saw 36 players return for a slice of EPT Main Event glory, but after a slew of bets, bluffs and bad beats, just 16 remained at the close of play.

Leading the way at the start of the session was Jakub Mroczek and, despite not retaining his position at the top of the chip chart, he was able to make it comfortably through to the final showdown. However, while Mroczek was treading water, Jake Cody was swimming like a shark towards the top of the leaderboard.

Despite starting with one million chips less than the overall leader, the British pro was able to rake in more than two million chips by the close of play to sit just behind the new dominant force, Sebastian Pauli.

With the prospect of another EPT title gleaming on the horizon, Cody put in one of the most dominant performances yesterday, eliminating a number of players, including Sven Wendt and Zahi Harel, throughout the session to put himself in a strong position going into Day 5.

Joining Cody at the top of the leaderboard at the end of Day 4 was Germany's Pauli and Italy's Raffaele Sorrentino. Both players managed to rake in seven-figure hauls, with Pauli finishing the strongest to dethrone Mr. Cody and close the day with 2,674,000 chips.

In fact, it was Pauli that helped to bring Day 4 to an end after he eliminated Daniel Erlandsson. The Swedish pro made his last stand with Ac Kd, but despite hitting top pair on the flop, his hand was thwarted by Pauli's Jd Td after the board rolled out: As Qd 9d Kc 3h.

With no chips left to fight with, Erlandsson made a move towards the cashiers' desk to collect his £19,900 consolation prize, while the rest of the field bagged up their chips ready for today's pivotal session.

EPT London Main Event Day Top Chip Counts:

Sebastian Pauli - 2,674,000
Jake Cody - 2,291,000
Raffaele Sorrentino - 1,968,000
Artur Koren - 1,865,000
Jakub Mroczek - 1,623,000

Tags: EPT London, Jake Cody