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Bram Haenraets Leads the Final 25 Players into Day 5

• Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 4,000 ante
Bram Haenraets
Bram Haenraets

There were 102 players returning for Day 4 of the record-breaking European Poker Tour event here in Barcelona, but after six levels and 12 long hours, just 25 remain going into the penultimate day of the first EPT of Season 11.

The chip leader to close the day was Bram Haenraets of the Netherlands, and he is remarkably playing his first-ever live tournament, but hasn't been afraid to show a lot of aggression. At one point, Haenraets was just one card and three outs away from elimination in a massive pot against Nick Rampone. Haenraets made a huge check-raise shove on the turn of a {J-Clubs}{10-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} board with the {K-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}, but Rampone called with the {J-Spades}{10-Hearts}. The pot was worth over four million in chips and over 160 big blinds, but somehow Haenraets found the {K-Clubs} on the river to survive. Rampone was left with just one million in chips, yet managed to make it through the day, albeit as the shortest stack.

Team PokerStars Pro's hopes rested squarely on the shoulders of Jan Heitmann. The German came in with one of the larger stacks, but he ended up suffering two horrible beats.

Heitmann wasn't the only big name to fall, either, as five of the six remaining former EPT winners were all eliminated.

The only former winner left now is PokerStars sponsored player Dominik Panka, winner of the 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. The Polish youngster finished the day with 1,705,000, which was enough to put him squarely in the middle of the pack.

Others to make it through included Maximilian Senft (1,795,000), Kiryl Radzivonau (1,860,000), and Andrea Dato (2,290,000), and they did considerably better than Josh Prager, Ryan Fee, Emil Patel, Kimmo Kurko, and Vojtech Ruzicka, all of whom were casualties at some point.

Tomorrow the tournament will play down to the final table of eight. The expectation is that it will take six or seven levels to complete the task, and the PokerNews Live Reporting team will be there to bring you all the action once more from 12 p.m. local time.

Table and Seat Draw

TableSeatNameCountryChips
12Daniel DvoressCanada1.570.000
13Andrey ShatilovRussia1.390.000
14Hossein EnsanGermany3.075.000
15Maximilian SenftAustria1.795.000
16Ji ZhangGermany2.285.000
17Pawel BrzeskiPoland1.980.000
     
21Mark WagstaffUK990.000
23Mikhail RudoyRussia1.815.000
24Samuel PhillipsMexico1.045.000
26John AndressUSA710.000
27Thomas HueberAustria945.000
28Sergei PopovRussia1.255.000
     
31Gerald KarlicAustria955.000
32Slaven PopovBulgaria2.695.000
33Mikkel NielsenDenmark3.135.000
34Andrea DatoItaly2.290.000
35Mathieu ClavetCanada575.000
36Dominik PankaPoland1.705.000
38Andre LeattauGermany1.535.000
     
42Piotr SowinskiPoland4.335.000
43Benjamin Nicolas-TeboulFrance735.000
44Nick RamponeUSA520.000
46Kiryl RadzivonauBelarus1.860.000
47Bram HaenraetsNetherlands4.395.000
48Robert SchulzGermany1.240.000

While you wait for the action to return, enjoy the following video with Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier discussing his early years on the scene:

Tagovi: Bram Haenraets

End-of-Day Chip Counts (pun)

• Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 4,000 ante
Bram Haenraets NL 4,395,000 -105,000
Piotr Sowinski PL 4,355,000 255,000
Mikkel Nielsen DK 3,135,000 1,263,000
Hossein Ensan de 3,075,000 496,000
Slaven Popov bg 2,695,000 -705,000
Andrea Dato it 2,290,000 -110,000
Ji Zhang de 2,285,000 -382,000
Pawel Brzeski pl 1,980,000 16,000
Kiryl Radzivonau by 1,860,000 -733,000
Mikhail Rudoy ru 1,815,000 315,000
Maximilian Senft at 1,795,000 844,000
Dominik Panka pl 1,705,000 -332,000
Daniel Dvoress ca 1,570,000 -52,000
Andre Lettau de 1,535,000 479,000
Andrey Shatilov ru 1,390,000 150,000
Sergei Popov ru 1,255,000 105,000
Robert Schulz de 1,240,000 390,000
Samuel Phillips us 1,045,000 446,000
Mark Wagstaff GB 990,000 -570,000
Gerald Karlic at 955,000 95,000
Thomas Hueber at 945,000 92,000
Benjamin Nicolas-Teboul FR 735,000 96,000
John Andress us 710,000 10,000
Mathieu Clavet ca 575,000 -145,000
Nick Rampone us 520,000 -521,000

Last Six Hands

• Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 4,000 ante

Players will be playing six more hands then finishing for the night.

Van Gils Eliminated

• Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 4,000 ante
Pieter van Gils
Pieter van Gils

Pieter van Gils had his stack chopped down not long ago when he lost with the dreaded jacks so he must have been mightily relieved to look down and see {k-Spades}{k-Hearts} get the money in and find a call. Surely he was even happier to see he hadn’t run into aces but was up against the {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs} of Gerald Karlic.

His smile lasted less than a minute and he rapped the table as the flop {10-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{8-Clubs} shot Karlic into the lead with a flopped set. The turn {10-Clubs} and river {7-Clubs} blanked and in short order van Gils headed for the exit.

Gerald Karlic at 860,000 460,000
Pieter Van Gils NL Out

Tagovi: Robin van GilsGerald Karlic

Vlad Impaled

• Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 4,000 ante
Vladimir Novitckii
Vladimir Novitckii

On the turn of a {6-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{8-Clubs} board Vladimir Novitckii moved all in for around 650,000 over the top of a 90,000 bet from Andrea Dato. The Italian thought briefly and made the call with {10-Spades}{10-Clubs}, Novitckii showed {K-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}.

The river was the {Q-Spades} - which changed nothing and the Russian was eliminated.

Andrea Dato it 2,400,000 600,000
Vladimir Novitckii RU Out

Tagovi: Andrea DatoVladimir Novitckii

Andress Doubles Up

• Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 4,000 ante

John Adress shoved for 350,000 from under-the-gun, Gerald Karlic got a count in the big blind and then made the call.

Andress: {J-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}
Karlic: {A-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}

The board ran out {5-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{5-Spades} - Karlic mischievously pointed to the five, knowing a fourth would mean his kicker would play. Adress smiled.

The river was the {K-Spades} and Andress doubled up.

John Andress us 700,000 311,000
Gerald Karlic at 400,000 -178,000

Tagovi: John AndressGerald Karlic

It's a Fair Kop

• Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 4,000 ante
Piotr Sowinski
Piotr Sowinski

Piotr Sowinski raised to 65,000 preflop and Markku Koplimaa moved all in for about 400,000. Sowinski called instantly and turned over {K-Spades}{K-Diamonds}.

"Whoa, what a rush, ace-king, ace-king, kings..." said Koplimaa stating Sowinski's last three hands.

Koplimaa turned over {A-Spades}{J-Diamonds}.

The board came {A-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{8-Clubs}{K-Clubs} and Sowinski found his two-outer after Koplimaa had hit a three-outer. The Polish player is now on around 4 million chips.

Piotr Sowinski PL 4,000,000 1,125,000
Markku Koplimaa ee Out

Tagovi: Markku KoplimaaPiotr Sowinski

Clavet Doubles

• Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 4,000 ante

Pieter van Gils opened for 60,000 and saw Piotr Sowinski raise it up to 175,000. From the button Mathieu Clavet moved all in for 343,000. Van Gils re-shoved and Sowinski folded.

Cards on their backs and Clavet had {k-Clubs}{q-Hearts} and it could have been worse as van Gils tabled {j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}.

The board ran out {4-Spades}{7-Hearts}{k-Spades}{a-Spades}{k-Hearts} and Clavet got a double up at the expense of van Gils.

Mathieu Clavet ca 720,000 438,000
Pieter Van Gils NL 520,000 -343,000

Tagovi: Mathieu ClavetRobin van Gils

Rudoy On Wrong End Of Big Pot

• Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 4,000 ante

The flop read {4-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{5-Spades} and Slaven Popov bet 75,000. Mikhail Rudoy in the big blind came out with a check-raise to 185,000. Popov made the call and they saw a turn card {10-Spades}. Rudoy led out for 350,000 and Popov again made the call.

The river was the {3-Spades} and now Rudoy checked. A bet of 685,000 from Popov wasn’t met with a check-raise this time; it was met with a long tank and a sigh-fold.

Slaven Popov bg 4,200,000 770,000
Mikhail Rudoy ru 1,500,000 -640,000

Tagovi: Sergei PopovMikhail Rudoy