Max Silver Carries Chiplead into Day 5 of EPT Prague Main Event

Max Silver has the chiplead going into the penultimate day of the 2013 EPT Prague Main Event. (Tim Fiorvanti photo)

Max Silver has the chiplead going into the penultimate day of the 2013 EPT Prague Main Event. (Tim Fiorvanti photo)

The path from 61 players down to the final 22 in the 2013 EPT Prague Main Event was a long and often merciless one, but by the end of play on Day 4 it was Max Silver sitting on top of the pile.

Silver finished the night just a hair shy of 4 million, and his 3,983,000 puts him well ahead of Julian Track in second place. Ole Schemion sits in third place overnight, followed by Stephen Chidwick in fourth; other notables who made it through include Andrew Chen and Tamer Kamel. For some insight into a few of these players and their lifetime results, check out BLUFF’s report from earlier in the day.

The pace of eliminations was quick to start the day, with Jonathan Little making one of the earliest exits Monday in finishing 60th. Kevin Iacofano (55th) was close behind him, and Ari Engel couldn’t dig his way out from a short stack, going out 37th. Engel was the last American standing in the field.

Ana Marquez capped an impressive 2013 campaign with another deep run, one that ended in 35th. Despite taking the chiplead into Day 4, Ludovic Lacay couldn’t seem to get anything to go his way Monday and his tournament ended in 33rd. With Lacay’s exit, the streak of more than nine seasons without a repeat champion will continue for at least one more stop.

A pair of Canadians, Sam Chartier and Jonathan Roy, went out 28th and 27th, respectively. After a card was drawn for three hands to end the night, Anders Dahlin went out in 23rd place to mark the final elimination of the night.

While there can be some late-game theatrics regarding the 2013 BLUFF Player of the Year race in the High Roller, which got started Monday morning, Schemion can’t quite catch Daniel Negreanu, even with a win. Schemion would, however, jump to second in the standings.

Play will resume at 12 pm local time Tuesday in Prague, and they’ll play down to a final table of eight before they end for the night.

2013 EPT Prague Main Event – End of Day 4 Chip Counts

  1. Max Silver – 3,987,000
  2. Julian Track – 3,010,000
  3. Ole Schemion – 2,700,000
  4. Stephen Chidwick – 2,084,000
  5. Ori Hasson – 1,758,000
  6. Tapio Vihakas – 1,574,000
  7. Jorma Nuutinen – 1,508,000
  8. Ka Kwan Lau – 1,350,000
  9. Sigurd Eskeland – 1,264,000
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Tim Fiorvanti

Tim Fiorvanti graduated from St. John's University with a B.S. in Journalism in 2008. After several years in the industry, he started working for BLUFF in the summer of 2010. He worked his way up at BLUFF and joined full time as a Senior Writer in April of 2012. Fiorvanti now serves as the Managing Editor of BLUFF. He's a tortured Mets and Jets fan, along with several other frustrating allegiances, but he's also a two-time defending BLUFF Fantasy Football Champion.
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