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World Series of Poker Europe Main Event -- Day 4

Jason Mercier Leads the Way at a Final Table that also includes Barry Shulman, two November Nine Finalists, and Daniel Negreanu


Barry ShulmanThe World Series of Poker Europe main event has done it once again. The lineup of professional players that have made the final table that will take place tomorrow in London have loaded the felt with interesting story lines, and excitement will run high at tomorrow. Six of the final nine players have won WSOP gold bracelets (Card Player publisher Barry Shulman (pictured right), chip leader Jason Mercier, Chris Bjorin, Praz Bansi, Matt Hawrilenko, and Daniel Negreanu), while two members that haven’t are both November Nine finalists (James Akenhead and Antoine Saout). Here is a look at what the final table will look like when the final nine take their seats tomorrow at noon local time in London:

Seat 1: Barry Shulman – 1,090,000
Seat 2: Jason Mercier – 3,198,000
Seat 3: Praz Bansi – 1,160,000
Seat 4: Markus Ristola – 784,000
Seat 5: Chris Bjorin – 518,000
Seat 6: James Akenhead – 1,398,000
Seat 7: Daniel Negreanu – 438,000
Seat 8: Antoine Saout – 701,000
Seat 9: Matt Hawrilenko – 674,000

Here is a look at the action and results from day 4 at the WSOP Europe main event:


36: David Docherty — £21,142
35: David Ulliot — £21,142
34: Oyvind Riisem — £21,142
33: Michael Fosco — £21,142
32: Steve Zolotow — £21,142
31: Tommy Pavlicek — £21,142
30: Christian Kruel — £21,142
29: Christian Harder — £21,142
28: John Kabbaj — £21,142
27: Andre Akkari — £25,918
26: Men Nguyen — £25,918
25: Yevgeniy Timoshenko — £25,918
24: Peter Gould — £25,918
23: Arnaud Mattern — £25,918
22: Liz Lieu — £25,918
21: Konstantin Buchrel — £25,918
20: Steven Fung — £25,918
19: Craig Burgess — £25,918
18: Sandor Demjan — £25,918
17: Doyle Brunson — £31,198
16: Saar Wilf — £31,198
15: Ram Vaswani — £40,481
14: Teddy Sheringham — £40,481
13: Tony Cousineau — £40,481
12: Thomas Bichon — £51,536
11: Keith Hawkins — £51,536
10: Eric Liu — £51,536

Notable Hands:

David UlliotDavid Ulliot Eliminated in 35th Place (£21,142)

David Ulliot (pictured left) moved the last of his chips into the middle against Teddy Sherigham preflop. Their cards:

Ulliot: KSpade Suit 9Spade Suit
Sheringham: ASpade Suit QClub Suit

Board: AClub Suit QSpade Suit 8Diamond Suit JDiamond Suit KClub Suit

Ulliot was the second player to hit the rail on day 4 in 35th place after the hand.

Men Nguyen Eliminated in 26th Place (£ 25,918)

Men Nguyen moved all in on a board of KDiamond Suit 10Spade Suit 7Spade Suit 9Club Suit and Daniel Negreanu made the call. Their cards:

Negreanu: 10Club Suit 10Diamond Suit
Nguyen: 10Diamond Suit 9Heart Suit

River: QHeart Suit

Negreanu won the hand to grow his stack to more than 600,000 and Nguyen was eliminated in 26th place.

Yevgeniy TimosehnkoYevgeniy Timoshenko Eliminated in 25th Place (£25,918)

Saar Wilf raised to 22,000 from the button and Thomas Bichon reraised to 75,000 from the small blind. Yevgeniy Timoshenko (pictured left) moved all in for another 99,000 from the big blind and Wilf mucked. Bichon made the call and they flipped over their cards:

Bichon: 6Club Suit 6Diamond Suit
Timoshenko: AHeart Suit KHeart Suit

Board: 9Club Suit 7Heart Suit 4Spade Suit 9Spade Suit QHeart Suit

The Card Player Player of the Year was eliminated on the hand in 25th place and Bichon won the day to grow his stack to 740,000.

Doyle BrunsonDoyle Brunson Eliminated in 17th Place (£31,198)

Daniel Negreanu raised to open the action and Doyle Brunson (pictured right) moved all in from the button. James Akenhead reraised all in and Negreanu got out of the way. Akenhand and Brunon then flipped over their cards:

Brunson: QSpade Suit 9Heart Suit
Akenhead: ASpade Suit KSpade Suit

Board: QHeart Suit 5Diamond Suit 4Diamond Suit KHeart Suit JHeart Suit

Brunson was eliminated in 17th place on the hand and Akenhead grew his stack to more than 1.2 million.

Tony CousineauTony Cousineau Eliminated in 13th Place (£40,481)

James Akenhead called a late-position raise from the button and Tony Cousineau (pictured right) moved all in from the small blind. Akenhead made the call and they flipped over their cards:

Akenhead: KDiamond Suit 9Diamond Suit
Cousineau: ADiamond Suit KSpade Suit

Board: 5Club Suit 4Club Suit 2Diamond Suit 6Diamond Suit 3Diamond Suit

James Akendhead grew his stack to more than 1.3 million after the hand and Cousineau was eliminated by the flush in 13th place.

Eric Liu Eliminated in 10th Place (£51,536)

Jason Mercier raised in early position preflop and Eric Liu reraised all in. Mercier made the call and they flipped up their cards:

Liu: QSpade Suit QDiamond Suit
Mercier: KClub Suit JClub Suit

Board: AClub Suit KSpade Suit 10Club Suit 7Diamond Suit 3Diamond Suit

Liu was eliminated in 10th place and Mercier added to his large chip lead. Day 4 ended with the conclusion of the hand. Stay tuned for chip counts and a recap of the day’s events.



over 12 years ago

I think Daniel will get 3rd or 4th and maybe win it if he gets cards. He is playing lights out these days!