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EPT Campione Day 3: Vamplew Last Surviving Brit As Final 24 Reached

David Vamplew (Photo: Neil Stoddart / PokerStars)

The PokerStars.com European Poker Tour Campione Main Event is down to the final 24 players and amongst them is a single Brit in the shape of David Vamplew. The Scot ended the day with 747,000 chips, enough to put him in 11th place when play resumes.

When play restarted at 14:00 CET yesterday afternoon we had four Brits still in the chasing pack, each of then a former EPT champion. The first of the quartet to bust out was the former EPT San Remo champion Rupert Elder but at least he made it through to the money places, though that will be scant consolation from the former Warwick University student.

The remaining trio each had healthier stacks than Elder from the get go and we had our fingers crossed that all three would manage to progress to the final table but it just was not meant to be. Roberto Romanello busted out just before the dinner break at the hands of Balazs Botond, the latter making a huge three-bet shove over the top of Romanello's opening raise. The Welshman made the call with {A-}{Q-} and found himself up against {5-}{5-}, which held, to send Romanello home earlier than he had anticipated.

Not long after Liv Boeree joined her fellow Brits on the rail after a hero call went horribly wrong for the Team PokerStars Pro. She found herself in a hand against Olivier Busquet where he overbet shoved on the river of a board reading {6-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{K-Hearts} and as she put it "heroed off" only to discover Busquet was sat there with {K-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}. Ouch.

Vamplew had a much less exciting day than the previous day but that was to be expected because he ran so unbelievably well but Day 3 was not without its moments for the Scot. One hand in particular saw one of his opponents three or four-bet shove 35 big blinds with {8-}{3-} whilst he was sat their with {A-}{K-}, which was nice and intrepid reporting Marc "The Conv" Convey remarked "that's how you win EPTs!" Hopefully that is true and our last Brit in the EPT Campione main event can go all the way once again.

Play resumes at 14:00 CET and will continue until only the final table of eight players remain. Follow all the action on our live reporting pages but be sure to check back in here for a recap of our Vamplew and Co. got on during Day 4 of the main event.

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