WSOPE Day 4 - breaktime, 19 remaining

WSOPE Day 4 - breaktime, 19 remaining

Monday, 27 September 2010

What an action packed day it has been so far. Day 4 of the World Series of Poker Europe £10,350 No Limit Hold ‘em Championship (to give it its full and somewhat pretentious title) saw 22 players return to the felt with £26,400 locked up but £830,401 a distinct possibility by tomorrow night.

The first to go was Greg Mueller, who first avoided elimination with J-J against Daniel Steinberg’s Q-Q when the board ran out A-6-6-A-6 for a split pot only to run A-Q into Bryan Powell’s A-K the very next hand. This time the deck couldn’t provide a full house and Mueller departed in 22nd place.

The hand after that, Phil Ivey picked the right side of the coin against Jani Soinula when his 4-4 triumphed against Q-J on a J-9-5-K-4 board. Soinula picked up £26,400 for his 20th place finish and not five minutes after THAT hand we thought we’d lost Arnaud Mattern. James Bord tabled A-A to the Frenchman’s Q-Q and after a jack-high board Mattern made to leave.

However, it was discovered he had 12,000 remaining in his stack having covered Bord before the hand and he was left with 1.5BBs. We expected his doom shortly after but incredibly the PokerStars Pro has managed to crawl back up to a stack touching 100,000.

After a furious first hour we’ve seen no all-ins since Mattern’s last double up and now the players are on a 20 minute break. We return with blinds at 5,000/10,000/1,000.

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