Just one day of poker separates the final 16 players in the 2014 EPT San Remo Main Event from a final table, and Jordan Westmorland did quite a bit on Day 4 to give himself a tremendous chance of being one of those final eight.
Westmorland, the last American standing in the San Remo Main Event, nearly quintupled his stack in the playdown from 39 to 16, bagging 3,074,000 for a commanding chiplead. Day 3 chipleader Raul Mestre had a strong day of his own, almost doubling his stack to 1,776,000 by the end of play Friday to put himself in second going into Day 5.
They’re followed by Finnish pro Jorma Nuutinen (1,564,000), with Italians Giacomo Fundaro (1,460,000), Andrea Benelli (1,340,000) and Bruno Stefanelli (1,044,000) occupying three of the next four spots in the chip counts. Lukas Berglund (1,088,000) rounds out the seven stacks of over 1 million.
There are two Brits, two Team PokerStars pros and one former EPT champion remaining in the San Remo Main Event field, though one player in particular ticks all three boxes. Vicky Coren finds herself in the bottom five stacks after Day 4 with 535,000, but her spirits are high after grinding through a tough run of cards.
Prize money currently at €22,575! I wish I had more chips (550k, average 1m) but what the hell, I’ll have fun WINNING THOSE TOMORROW.
— Victoria Coren M. (@VictoriaCoren) April 18, 2014
While everyone is guaranteed at least €22,575 for making it this far, the final 16 have their eyes on the €476,100 and the title. Stephen Chidwick has had a number of deep runs in big events over the last few years, including a third place finish at EPT Prague back in December. He’ll start Saturday in the middle of the pack, eyeing another chance for a signature win that’s been lacking from his live tournament career. Alex Kravchenko’s career highlights include a WSOP bracelet and a fourth place finish in the WSOP Main Event, both of which happened in 2007, and he’ll look to get one step closer to a second major title by making it through Day 5.
Other than Westmorland, only two non-Europeans remain among the final 16 – Jeff Hakim, who originally hailed from Lebanon, and Ariel Celestino of Brazil.
Day 5 will resume at 12 pm Saturday in San Remo (6 am EST), and they’ll play as long as it takes to get down to a final table. The action will be livestreamed without hole cards on Saturday, and with hole cards on an hour at the final table on Sunday.
2014 EPT San Remo Main Event – End of Day 4 Chip Counts
- Jordan Westmorland – 3,074,000
- Raul Mestre – 1,776,000
- Jorma Nuutinen – 1,564,000
- Giacomo Fundaro – 1,460,000
- Andrea Benelli – 1,340,000
- Lukas Berglund – 1,088,000
- Bruno Stefanelli – 1,044,000
- Andrija Martic – 954,000
- Stephen Chidwick – 833,000
- Alex Kravchenko – 743,000
- Andreas Goeller – 693,000
- Vicky Coren – 535,000
- Emmanuel Pariset – 465,000
- Jeff Hakim – 422,000
- Ariel Celestino – 376,000
- Vincenzo Scarcella – 344,000
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