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O'Dwyer, Chouity Lead EPT London Final 15
The EPT London main event is down to 15 with Steve O'Dwyer and Nicolas Chouity first and second on the leaderboard.
But while O'Dwyer, who finished second in this tournament in 2011, and Chouity, best known for winning the 2010 EPT Grand Final, have the most chips, they're certainly not the only talent left in this tournament.
Also gunning for this year's EPT London title and the £700,000 first-place prize are players like Theo Jørgensen, Chris Moorman and Ruben Visser.
This event is particularly significant for Jørgensen since he has a shot at completing poker's Triple Crown, having already won a WPT title and a WSOP bracelet.
Chris Moorman, who is also looking for his first EPT title, is staying realistic when it comes to his expectations for tomorrow.
"I just play one hand at a time, try to play my best and see what happens," Moorman told PokerListings.com after the chips were bagged.
"And if it doesn't happen, then I guess it wasn't meant to be. As long as I don't make any terrible mistake, I won't be too annoyed."
Here are the final 15 players' chip counts heading into Day 5:
- Steve O'Dwyer (United States) - 2,279,000
- Nicolas Chouity (Lebanon) - 2,124,000
- Tamer Kamel (United Kingdom) - 2,115,000
- Pasi Sormunen (Finland) - 1,834,000
- Niall Farrell (United Kingdom) - 1,581,000
- Theo Jorgensen (Denmark) - 1,474,000
- Mikhail Korotkikh (Russia) - 1,372,000
- David Colin (France) - 1,088,000
- Chris Moorman (United Kingdom) - 1,061,000
- Mantas Visockis (Lithuania) - 915,000
- Ruben Visser (Netherlands) - 827,000
- Christopher Frank (Germany) - 821,000
- Daniel Erlandsson (Swedish) - 700,000
- Bassel Moussa (Lebanon) - 685,000
- Olof Haglund (Swedish) - 453,000
Mercier, Obrestad Among Day 4 Casualties
Everyone who returned to the felt today was guaranteed to make money but when the day was done half of the field had been forced to leave short of the truly big prizes.
Headlining that group were Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier and former WSOP Europe main event champion Annette Obrestad.
Mercier bowed out in 25th place after losing a preflop all-in race with A-9 against pocket sevens.
Obrestad, meanwhile, busted thanks to a lost flip against Nicolas Chouity. The young Norwegian pro finished 23rd.
Also busted today were WSOP bracelet winner Max Greenwood (17th), youngest-ever EPT champ Mike “Timex” McDonald (20th) and online crusher Russell “rdcrsn” Carson (26th).