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Urbanovich Bucks Odds, Leads EPT Dublin Main Event Final Six
Winning four events at one festival and being branded a poker "phenom" early in your career tends to set a young poker player up for a crash.
Unrealistic expectations and tournament variance seem to inevitably catch up and maintaining such a level of success is more or less impossible.
Don't tell that to Dzmitry Urbanovich.
The young Pole continued to defy convention in the EPT Dublin main event today, battling back from being a short stack in the final 16 to the chip lead heading into the final six.
His cold-blooded, aggressive-but-nonchalant style was on full display as he cruised to the biggest chip stack in the room to end the day at 5.1m chips.
Directly following him at 4.3m is the lone Irishman left in contention, beginning-of-day chip leader Patrick Clarke, who will undoubtedly have a boisterous rail spurring him on to a home soil victory tomorrow.
Jones Survives, Mateos Bounced
The other major headliner heading into Day 5 was Spain's own poker prodigy, Adrian Mateos.
Already an EPT Grand Final and WSOPE Main Event winner at just 21, Mateos had a shot at another prestigious final table before a rivered straight topped his set of sevens to end his run in 10th.
The UK's Rhys Jones held on as the short stack for the final table while fellow Brit Kuljinder Sidhu, German Gilles Bernies and Greece's Iliodoros Kamatakis round out the final six.
Final-table chip counts:
1. Dzmitry Urbanovich - 5,125,000
2. Patrick Clarke - 4,300,000
3. Kuljinder Sidhu - 3,260,000
4. Gilles Bernies - 2,735,000
5. Iliodoros Kamatakis - 1,965,000
6. Rhys Jones - 740,000
Watch a full replay of the Day 5 action now and tune in tomorrow at 2 pm local time for cards-up coverage on the live stream right here.