EPT San Remo Plays Down To Final Table Today

Day 5 of the European Poker Tour San Remo gets underway later today, when the remaining 24 competitors still left in the tournament will play down to a final table of eight.
Day 4 of the €4,900 EPT event started with 64 players and Christopher McClung (pictured right) way out in front of the field with 1,202,000 in chips. By the end of the day the Canadian internet pro with $943,988 in winnings as “d0r1t0s” had managed to extend his lead even further. He finished on 3,148,000, putting himself over a million chips ahead of nearest rivals Daniel Neilson (Australia) on 2,011,000 and Mustapha Kanit (Italy) on 1,761,000.
McClung enviable position was partially due to an enormous pot played between himself holding Qh-7h and Joseph Cheong with pocket kings. After one player raised pre-flop to 41,000, McClung re-raised to 104,000 before Cheong 4-bet to 220,000. McClung then moved all-in inducing a snap-call by Cheong, who must have been feeling good at this point.
However, a Jh-4h-2c flop signalled danger which was confirmed by a Kh on the turn and a 9s on the river. Cheong then finished in 31st spot for €16,000, while McClung pulled further away from the rest of the field.
Other notable players hitting the rail on Day 4 included Tyler Bonkowski in 55th (€12,000), David Bach in 47th (€14,000), and John Duthie in 41st (€14,000).
Vanessa Selbst also bid farewell to San Remo after she was dealt Ac-Kc and committed her middling stack on a queen-high board only for her opponent Alessio Isaia to turn two pair holding Q-J. Vanessa Selbst was then eliminated in 40th place for €14,000.
Amongst the 24 players still competing, many notable names remain in contention. These include Alessio Isaia (Italy) on 1,524,000, Barny Boatman (UK) on 1,257,000, Johnny Lodden (Norway) on 1,227,000, Lex Veldhuis (Netherlands) on 877,000, Elio Fox (USA) on 377,000) and Mike McDonald (CAN) on 292,000).
Action at the Casino di San Remo will resume at 1400 CET today and will then play down to the final table, with €800,000 going to the eventual winner.

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