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That's the End of Day 3; 26 Remain, Potijk Leads

[user68268] • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 1,000 ante
Geert-Jan Potijk leading the way
Geert-Jan Potijk leading the way

The PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final Main Event stormed through Day 3 and the final 26 players remain. It was a spectacular day on the felt and one that saw the bubble burst, the €100,000 Super High Roller winner make an extremely impressive deep run and Geert-Jan Potijk claim the chip lead with 1.32 million in chips.

When the day began, 130 players remained and the money line was set at 96. Due to a double elimination with one player falling at two separate tables during hand-for-hand play, Adam Levy was the bubble boy in 98th place. Andrew Badecker and Martin Finger were the two players eliminated during the same hand of hand-for-hand action and chopped up the €15,000 awarded to the first payout spot.

Six Team PokerStars Pros made the money today, but none of them made it to Day 4. Nacho Barbero, Angel Guillen, Sandra Naujoks, Max Martinez, Richard Toth and Matthias De Meulder all finished with a cash, but the dream of becoming EPT Grand Final champion is dead for this year.

Other notables eliminated on the day, but in the money, included Bryan Piccioli, Guillaume Darcourt, Erik Seidel and Griffin Benger.

Day 4 will commence at 12:00 PM local time here in Monaco. The plan is to whittle the field down to the final table of eight, so however long that takes, PokerNews will be here. Be sure to stay tuned to the action and we'll see you tomorrow.

Tagovi: Geert-Jan Potijk

End of Day 3 Chip Counts (pun)

nl
Geert-Jan Potijk
nl 1,320,000 -286,000
fr
Bernard Guigon
fr 1,212,000 -143,000
Georges Dib
1,118,000 118,000
Andoni Larrabe
1,071,000 393,000
gb
Ben Vinson
gb 1,039,000 219,000
fr
Lucille Cailly
fr 999,000 -201,000
us
Pratyush Buddiga
us 970,000 -207,000
Anatoly Gurtovoy
945,000 119,000
it
Sergio Castelluccio
it 944,000 264,000
Vadzim Markushevski
922,000 48,000
us
Jason Wheeler
us 903,000 33,000
us
Mohsin Charania
us 875,000 -88,000
lb
Fady Kamar
lb 849,000 192,000
Tudor Grangure
828,000 -180,000
Alex Mostafavi
725,000 87,000
ca
Michael Dietrich
ca 719,000 -181,000
us
John Andress
us 599,000 -26,000
ca
Clayton Mozdzen
ca 571,000 -139,000
by
Vadzim Kursevich
by 546,000 175,000
br
Rodrigo Caprioli
br 525,000 -80,000
fr
Dan Abouaf
fr 448,000 250,000
bg
Dimitar Danchev
bg 447,000 59,000
us
Jesse Martin
us 438,000 -187,000
Daniel Gomez
332,000 -114,000
ca
Andrew Pantling
ca 322,000 -78,000

Pročitaj sve

Play to Conclude at the End of This Level

• Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

The tournament directors have shown some discretion to all involved and have said that play will conclude at the end of this level (roughly 15 minutes) even if we don't lose two more players.

This is just as well as the action is so dry, and understandably so as everyone is very tired.

A Quick Collection of Hands

• Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Sergio Castelluccio raised to 36,000 in the small blind and Ben Vinson called in the big blind. The flop was {Q-Clubs} {9-Spades} {5-Hearts} and Vinson took the pot with an uncontested 42,000 bet.

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Sergio Castelluccio raised to 32,000 in the cutoff, Georges Dib called in the small blind as did Amit Makhija in the big blind. The flop was {9-Hearts} {5-Hearts} {5-Diamonds} and the action checked to Castelluccio who bet 35,000. Back to Dib and he check-raised to a clean 100,000. Makhija was in one hell of a funk as he tanked for a long while before eventually making the call. Castelluccio folded and that was the end of the action. Both the {K-Hearts} and {10-Diamonds} was checked through and both players split the pot holding ace-nine.

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Vadzim Markushevski raised to 32,000 in the cutoff, Tudor Grangure three-bet to 88,000 on the button and Markushevski four-bet to 180,000 to put an end to the action.

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Fady Kamar raised to 36,000 in early position and Bernard Guigon defended his big blind. The action checked through to the river on a board of {A-Spades} {Q-Spades} {6-Clubs} {5-Diamonds} {Q-Clubs} and Kamar took the pot with {K-Hearts} {J-Spades}; Guigon tabled {K-Clubs} {9-Diamonds}.

Franck Blanc Has Been Eliminated

Jason Wheeler is a dream stealer today. His latest victim is Franck Blanc and this is how the end came for the larger than life Frenchman.

We joined the action on a flop of {8-Hearts} {8-Diamonds} {2-Hearts} between Franck Blanc and Clayton Mozdzen. Mozdzen held {10-Spades} {10-Hearts} and Blanc was chasing the flush draw holding {K-Hearts} {4-Hearts}. The heart never materialised and as Mozdzen moved up to 710,000, Blanc moved down to 235,000.

Then a few hands later Jason Wheeler opened up in 2nd position with {10-Spades} {10-Clubs} and Blanc moved all-in from the button with {K-Clubs} {Q-Hearts}. The board ran out {7-Hearts} {7-Spades} {4-Clubs} {5-Diamonds} {A-Spades} and Blanc was out. Wheeler glides up to 870,000.

us
Jason Wheeler
us 870,000
ca
Clayton Mozdzen
ca 710,000
Franck Blanc
Out

Tagovi: Clayton MozdzenFranck BlancJason Wheeler

Updated Chip Counts After Level 21 (pun)

[user68268]
nl
Geert-Jan Potijk
nl 1,606,000 54,000
fr
Bernard Guigon
fr 1,355,000 115,000
fr
Lucille Cailly
fr 1,200,000 270,000
us
Pratyush Buddiga
us 1,177,000 12,000
Tudor Grangure
1,008,000 258,000
Georges Dib
1,000,000 -25,000
us
Mohsin Charania
us 963,000 92,000
ca
Michael Dietrich
ca 900,000 -85,000
Vadzim Markushevski
874,000 -47,000
Anatoly Gurtovoy
826,000 -49,000
gb
Ben Vinson
gb 820,000 -60,000
it
Sergio Castelluccio
it 680,000 -69,000
Andoni Larrabe
678,000 85,000
lb
Fady Kamar
lb 657,000 287,000
Alex Mostafavi
638,000 -352,000
us
John Andress
us 625,000 -10,000
us
Jesse Martin
us 625,000 -178,000
br
Rodrigo Caprioli
br 605,000 430,000
Franck Blanc
575,000 300,000
us
Amit Makhija
us 480,000 -20,000
ca
Clayton Mozdzen
ca 456,000 -84,000
us
Jason Wheeler
us 452,000 -28,000
Daniel Gomez
446,000 1,000
bg
Dimitar Danchev
bg 388,000 158,000
by
Vadzim Kursevich
by 371,000 -413,000

Pročitaj sve

Level:
22
Blinds:
8,000/16,000
Ante:
2,000

Break Post

• Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 1,000 ante

The players are on a 15-minute break.

Bonomo's Double Dream Over

Justin Bonomo started the level as the short stack with 125,000 and got his way all the way up to 418,000 and then it all went very wrong.

This happened on the TV table so the details are vague. What we do know is that Bonomo shoved for 554,000 before Geert-Jan Potijk and Andrew Pantling shoved behind.

Bonomo: {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}
Potijk: {q-}{q-}
Pantling: {a-}{k-}

We didn't catch the board but it seemed to run blank.

nl
Geert-Jan Potijk
nl 1,552,000 1,015,000
ca
Andrew Pantling
ca 400,000
us
Justin Bonomo
us Out

Tagovi: Andrew PantlingGeert-Jan PotijkJustin Bonomo