There are only 24 of the original 1,234 starters remaining in the PokerStars.com European Poker Tour (EPT) Barcelona Main Event and it gives UK & Ireland PokerNews great pleasure to inform our reader that one of our own is the man to catch going into the penultimate day’s play.
Tom “hitthehole” Middleton started Day 3 as the overall chip leader and by the time the tournament director called time on proceedings, Middleton was still out in front. Not only is “Middy” the chip leader, his 3,986,000 stack has almost 700,000 more chips than his nearest rival, Alejandro Perez Torres (3,300,000). Although there is still some way to go in this event and there are still some very talented players among the final 24, one cannot help but wonder how epic the celebrations will be in Barcelona if Middleton goes all the way in the EPT Barcelona Main Event.
Joining Middleton on Day 4 is his fellow Brit Niall Farrell, who has been up among the chip leaders since Day 1. Farrell starts the day armed with 1,862,000 chips, which places him ninth overall. It would be spectacular if both Middleton and Farrell navigated their way to the final table and unbelievable if they could finish one-two, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves here because there are still 24 players remaining and each of them has gotten this far on merit.
Middleton will start on Table 3 Seat 1, which is sure to be the feature table thanks in part to his presence but also that of Lukas Berglund, who has a World Poker Tour Barcelona title to his name, and the man second in chips Perez Torres.
Play commences at 12:00CET and continues until the final table of eight is set. By the time Day 4 does end, each player will be guaranteed €102,430 and will be one step closer to becoming an EPT champion.
EPT Barcelona End-of-Day 4 Top 10 Chip Counts
|2nd||Alejandro Perez Torres||3,300,000|