Day 4 of the EPT Vienna Main Event started today with fifty players taking their seats. The plan was to play until sixteen players remain or five levels had passed. The latter came to be the case, as after seven and a half hours of play, seventeen players are still in the hunt for the trophy and the first place prize of €816,000.
The day started off with quite a few quick eliminations, as the shortest stacks hit the rail one after the other. The first to leave the tables today was Mathias Rinnhofer at the hands of the chip leader at the start of the day, Pablo Gordillo. Then followed Jonathan Roy, Vit Blachut, and Timothy Davie.
Gordillo, who had an amazing run yesterday, continued to accumulate chips throughout the day. Although he is quite an enigma in the poker world, it doesn’t seem to represent an obstacle for the young Spaniard to lay his claim to the throne here in Vienna. It appears that Gordillo really has no interest in sharing any of his personal details with representatives of poker media as he skillfully avoids interviews while continuing to crush at the tables. When the final hand was dealt today he was no longer the chip leader, but was in a close second with 3,582,000.
He resigned the chip lead honor to Austrian Timo Pfutzenreuter, who bagged 3,837,000 at the end of the night. Pfutzenreuter had his share of luck to get where he was in the end, but some luck is always needed in poker tournaments. Should the Austrian make the final eight tomorrow, it would be the biggest cash of his career.
Other big stacks that we will be watching tomorrow include that of Anthony Ghamrawi (2,790,000), Simeon Naydenov (2,324,000), Frei Dilling (2,280,00) and Gavin O’Rourke (2,071,000). On the other end are the short stacks of Oleksii Khoroshenin, Mike Adamo and Sebastian Panny. Team Pokerstars Pro Johnny Lodden also made it through the day and is around the middle of the pack with 1,113,000.
To reach these 17 players, we first had to lose 33 of those who started the day. Apart from the players already mentioned, Marcel Luske, Anatoly Filatov, Sebastian Trisch and Marko Vukoja all landed on the sidelines.
The remaining field will take their seats once again tomorrow at noon and will play down to the final table of eight. It will be interesting to see if Gordillo makes it to the final table and continues to puzzle the poker world or if the good fortune makes him a bit more forthcoming. It is always fun to keep an eye on well-known names, so Lodden will certainly attract a lot of attention with his performance tomorrow. We are approaching the final culmination of the EPT Vienna Main Event and as the big hands go down and those less fortunate hit the rail, we’ll be bringing you timely updates to keep you in the loop.