Day 4 of the WPT Amneville Main Event has come to an end after the 19 players who returned to the Seven Casino at noon were whittled down to the final table of six. Just like yesterday, the man to catch is Scott Baumstein of the United States of America.
Baumstein will go into the six-handed final table armed with a mammoth stack of 3,910,000 chips, over 1,200,000 more than his nearest rival, local player, Adrien Allain. Baumstein obviously ran well but he also played superbly, curbing his aggression just when he needed to like when he checked behind Anders Bisgaard with on board reading to be shown .
He also showed he can make big calls too when he called a large river raise from Tony Blanchandin on a board with before he pushed the aggressive Allain around, six betting him off a pot only to show the diminutive Frenchman the monster that is ! He should certainly be entertaining when play resumes at the slightly later time of 1500 CET.
The first player to go today was Ovidiu Balaj who ran his pocket jacks into the queens of Arnaud Trouer and from then on there was a steady stream of eliminations including Arnaud Mattern who was sent packing in the most unfortunate of circumstances. He flopped a set of tens on a four-bet pot, and managed to get Allain to move all in on him with pocket aces, only for the ace of clubs to land on the turn to bust Mattern in 14th place. Yet another piece of bad luck when deep in a major tournament for Mattern, one cannot help but feel sorry for him.
He was followed to the rail by Joseph Cheong, Nesrine Kourdourli, Arnaud Morel, Sandiep Khosa, Tony Blanchandin, Guillaume Marechal and when Bisgaard busted in seventh place the final table was set.
The final six players will return to their seats at 1500 CET knowing they have locked up at least €47,700 for their efforts this week and they will also be aware they are each just five eliminations away from becoming a World Poker Tour Champion and that is worth much more than the €310,633 (plus a $25,500 seat to the WPT World Championship) that the eventual winner will pick up.
See you on Sunday but until then why not have a read through the live updates page for today’s action.
Final Table Seat Draw
Seat 1: Arnaud Trouer: 1,005,000 chips
Seat 2: Scott Baumstein: 3,910,000
Seat 3: Adrien Allain: 2,675,000
Seat 4: Jordane Ouin: 1,915,000
Seat 5: Michel Konieczny: 295,000
Seat 6: Thibaud Guenegou: 1,500,000