This weekend has seen some of the country’s best poker players descend on Nottingham’ Dusk Till Dawn poker club where the £500,000 guaranteed Monte Carlo tournament is taking place. The £1,100 buy-in event has progressed to its final day where just 30 of the original 504 runners still have chips remaining, among them are plenty of heroes.
Sat proudly atop of the chip counts is Timothy Chung who is looking to add a Monte Carlo title to the £150 Deepstack he won in August 2012. Chung starts Day 3 with 1,223,000 chips and is one of only two players to sit down with more than one million chips – the other being Joseph Cahill and his 1,101,000 stack.
If ever you needed proof that good blind structures allow the cream to rise to the top in poker tournament all you need to do is look down the chip counts in this event. Doing so shows that such luminaries as Kevin Allen, Colburn “Rastafish” Tomlin, John Eames, Ben Jackson, Richard “TheClaimeer” Trigg, Mitchell Johnson, Ben Jenkins, James “Epitomised” Atkins and Dave “Devilfish” Ulliott are all still in with a chance of claiming the £120,000 first place prize!
DTD Monte Carlo Day 3 Top 10 Chip Counts
The tournament is set to resume at 13:00 and will run through until there is just one glorious victor. Each of the 30 players who return to DTD this afternoon will do so safe in the knowledge they have secured £2,500 for their efforts so far. However, they will also be aware that a final table appearance is worth £10,000 and an outright win adds £120,000 to their bankroll.
Who will be the Monte Carlo champion? Tune into U & Ireland PokerNews tomorrow to find out the answer to that very question.