Two Tables Left At EPT Vienna Main Event 2014 After Day 4

Johnny Lodden could be on for a first major live title

There were just five levels of play on day 4 of the EPT Vienna main event, during which time the 50 who began the day were reduced to just 17 players. Not much is known about the man who started the day as chip leader, but Pablo Gordillo showed that his ascent to the top on day 3 was no fluke by spending almost the whole of day 4 as chip leader. His starting stack of 2.11 million was increased to 3.58 million by the end of the day, although he lost his lead just as play was coming to an end for the night.

Germany’s Timo Pfutzenreuter came flying out of the blocks, eliminating two opponents in the opening level and then a further three players as the day wore on. One of those victims was Marcel Luske who had his {A-Diamonds}{A-Spades} cracked after he decided to just check call a bet having taken a flop of {10-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}. The Dutchman was happy to get it all in on the {8-Hearts} turn but the trap had been sprung too late and Pfutzenreuter’s {6-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} had already taken an unassailable lead in the hand. That pot sent the German well on the way to being one of the big stacks, and by the time his {A-Spades}{Q-Spades} managed to outdraw Wilfried Harig’s {A-Clubs}{K-Spades}right at the end of the day he had moved on to 3.83 million to become the new chip leader.

With the elimination of Luske, that left Johnny Lodden as the last remaining Pokerstars sponsored player in the tournament. He did have a good run during the start of the day, although a lost race meant that he was knocked back down to below an average stack by the time players bagged up for the night. As one of only 17 players to have made it through to play day 5 though he does stand a pretty decent chance of being the one to take home the top prize of €816,000.

Selected stacks from day 4:

Timo Pfutzenreuter (chip leader)         3,837,000 (160 BBs)

Pablo Gordillo                                         3,582,000

Simeon Naydenov                                  2,324,000

Johnny Lodden                                       1,130,000

Andras Kovacs                                           903,000

We’ll have further updates from day 5 tomorrow although there may not be much to report seeing as there will be only nine eliminations before play is paused again ahead of Saturday’s final table.

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