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Tom Alner In Final 14 Players As Partouche Agree To Honour The €5million Guarantee

Tom Alner

Yesterday we reported that British pro Tom Alner was in with a chance of winning a massive €1,000,000 at the Partouche Poker Tour but that amount has since increased to €1,172,850 after the organisers agreed to honour the €5,000,000 despite maintaining that amount was never meant to be set as a guarantee.

The poker community was in uproar yesterday as the Partouche Poker Tour CEO, Patrick Partouche, basically mocked the players for believing their was a €5,000,000 guaranteed prize pool in place. The Partouche brand has suffered irreparable damage as a consequence but they have tried to make amends by adding the “missing” €735,420 to the prize pool. The new final table payouts are as follows:


Just 14 players remain in the tournament, 14 players who are lead by Karen Sarkisyan and is 1,833,000 stack. Alner will start Day 4 armed with 1,110,000 chips; enough to place him ninth overall.

Other notable players include Australia's Aaron Lim, Italian high stakes cash game specialist Marcello Marigliano, Paul Tedeschi and the man-of-the-moment Dan Smith. Today should be a short day with the remaining players battling it out at the felt until the final table is set, hopefully Alner will be there and well-stacked when it is decided.

Partouche Poker Tour Seat Draw

Table 1

1Gaston Onana732,000
2Tom Alner1,110,000
3Aurangzeb Sheikh429,000
4Gomila Romero1,590,000
5Aaron Lim1,767,000
6Ole Scemion1,506,000
7Dan Smith906,000

Table 2

1Marcello Marigliano1,335,000
2Fabrice Touil1,697,000
3Karen Sarkisyan1,833,000
4Simon Ravnsbaek383,000
5Paul Tedeschi554,000
6Ramin Hajiyev1,497,000
7Daniel O'Brien1,828,000

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