Eureka4 Rozvadov: Level 24-25 updates (20,000/40,000 ante 5,000)
8.37pm: Ismail Kalkan eliminated in 9th place (€8,500)
Martin Meciar opened to 80,000 from late position before Ismail Kalkan made it 160,000 in the big blind.
"How much do you have?" asked Merciar. It was around 600,000 back.
Meciar moved all in.
"Wow," said Kalkan. He tanked for several minutes before calling all in for his tournament life.
The flop came J♣Q♦9♠. "It's never easy," said Bert Geens. The 9♥ on the turn made no difference but the 8♠ river was greeted with groans. Kalkan goes out in 9th place winning €8,500 and everyone else has made the final table.
A full recap of the day's action is here.
8.25pm: Ranzinger gets lucky
PokerStars qualifier Sascha Ranzinger moved all in for 715,000 over the top of Dawid Mysiewicz' initial raise to 80,000. Mysiewicz snap-called.
The board came 8♥K♥7♥T♦Q♣ and Ranzinger managed to hit his two-outer and dodge the redraws on the river to survive. He's up to 1.5million while Mysiewicz dropped to 700,000.
As expected, it's all been very cautious with this full-ring table so far with few bets and/or flops. Sascha Ranzinger, Michael Eiler and Ismail Kalkan are the three shortest stacks, each now has less that 700,000.
8.00pm: Unofficial Final table draw
Seat Name Country Status Chips
1 Martin Meciar Slovakia PokerStars Qualifier 1,315,000
2 Sascha Ranzinger Germany PokerStars Qualifier 690,000
3 Bert Geens Belgium 855,000
4 Michael Eiler Germany PokerStars Qualifier 830,000
5 Ismail Kalkan Germany 880,000
6 Beatrix Wolfsberger Austria PokerStars Qualifier 1,185,000
7 Michael Passy Belgium 1,800,000
8 Christian Jambor Germany 1,045,000
9 Dawid Mysiewicz Poland PokerStars Qualifier 1,135,000
7.30pm: Mateusz Martewicz eliminated in 10th place (€7,050)
Mateusz Martewicz was all in preflop for his last 250,000 and he was called by Martin Meciar in the big blind. Martewicz turned over J♥T♣ but was crestfallen to find Meciar holding a dominating K♦T♠.
The board came K♠5♣8♥J♦3♣ meaning the tournament is now on the unofficial final table of nine. There will be a short delay as the redraw is made.
7.27pm: Level up
Blinds are now 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 ante.
7.25pm: Kalkan doubles again
Bert Geens opened to 60,000 from under the gun, Michael Eiler made it 151,000 in the small blind before Ismail Kalkan moved all in from the small blind for 411,000. Geens tanked for a minute before folding and Eiler sighed and made the call.
The board came 7♠8♦8♥9♣J♦ and Kalkan survived once more.
7.12pm: Wolfsberger doubles again
Beatrix Wolfsberger has doubled up again through Sascha Ranzinger. Ranzinger raised to 60,000 and Wolfsberger shoved for over 500,000 holding A♦K♥. Ranzinger called with A♠J♠ but couldn't win despite flopping a flush draw on the 8♠5♠2♦7♦8♥ board. Ranzinger has been crippled as a result.
7.07pm: Kalkan doubles up
Michael Bassy opened to 60,000 preflop and Ismail Kalkan moved all in for 192,000, Bassy slid in the call with 8♦6♦ but was disappointed to find he wasn't live against Kalkan's A♠6♥. The board came J♣T♥4♥5♠K♠ and Kalkan doubled up to over 400,000.
6.59pm: Play slowing down
With the players now on the cusp of making the final table, play has predictably slowed down. Ismail Kalkan is the man most in danger at this moment, he has a little over 200,000 and will have to make a move soon.
6.42pm: Marko Mikovic eliminated in 11th place (€7,050)
A truly brutal beat for Marko Mikovic, he shoved all in with A♥4♦ and Michael Eiler called with A♦4♥.The flop came 2♠J♦7♦ and Eiler said, "I don't want to win that way!"
"Yeah you do!" replied Bert Geens.
The T♦ on the turn gave Eiler the nut flush draw but it was the K♦ on the river that doomed Mikovic.
"That's how he won an EPT!" ribbed Geens.
6.33pm: Passy's big bluff
Michael Passy just won a big pot off Ismail Kalkan. Passy three-bet Kalkan's initial open then fired bets of 88,000, 149,000 before moving in on the river of a 2♥T♠5♦2♣9♦ board. Kalkan took five minutes to fold at the end and Passy showed him K♦Q♠.
Meanwhile Beatrix Wolfsbeger has doubled up to 520,000. She shoved for 256,000 over the top of Sascha Ranzinger's 60,000 open with K♣K♥. Ranzinger called with A♥8♦ but missed on a J♠2♣5♦2♥K♦ board.
6.25pm: Chip counts
Name Country Status Chip Counts
Michael Passy Belgium 1,545,000
Christian Jambor Germany 1,165,000
Michael Eiler Germany PokerStars Qualifier 1,130,000
Mateusz Martewicz Poland 986,000
Martin Meciar Slovakia PokerStars Qualifier 909,000
Bert Geens Belgium 900,000
Sascha Ranzinger Germany PokerStars Qualifier 736,000
Dawid Mysiewicz Poland PokerStars Qualifier 700,000
Ismail Kalkan Germany 678,000
Beatrix Wolfsberger Austria PokerStars Qualifier 305,000
Marko Mikovic Serbia 281,000
6.23pm: Level up
Welcome back for to the new update for Eureka4 Rozvadov, for the previous four levels of updates please click here. Blinds are now 15,000/30,000 with an ante of 4,000.