The PokerStars.com 2013 European Poker Tour Prague Main Event has only 61 players remaining and four of those players call the United Kingdom or Ireland home.
Stephen Chidwick, Max Silver, Tamer Kamel and Ciaran Burke each progressed to Day 4 of the record-breaking tournament and are now guaranteed at least €13,200 for their substantial efforts so far. By the time Day 4 is completed this amount will increase to €24,900 and the foursome will be only 23 players away from the massive €889,000 first place prize.
Burke’s 889,000 chips mean he has the largest stack of our remaining players. Burke has managed to keep tabs on the chip leaders throughout this tournament, something he hopes will continue going into Day 4.
The second best placed of our quartet is Chidwick, who starts the day with 864,000 chips at his disposal. Chidwick will be happy with his table draw as he is the largest stack and will no doubt use that fact to bully the rest of the table. He does have to contend with Eureka Poker Tour Prague champion Dimitri Holdeew – Chidwick has position on him – and the talented Canadian Sam Chariter – Chartier is short-stacked – but Chidwick is experienced enough to deal with both of these foes.
Ireland-based Brit, Max Silver has a terrible seat draw and is sure to be under the spotlight of the feature table when play commences. Silver, armed with 554,000 chips, starts the day in Seat 8 on Table 5, a table shared with the three chip leaders; Ludovic Lacay, Lasell King and Ole Schemion. At least there are plenty of chips for Silver to get his hands on!
Last, but certainly not least, is Kamel who also has a difficult starting table. Kamel and his 515,000 chips go to battle with the likes of Yury Gulyy, Jonathan Little and Ana Marquez, making Table 6 far from ideal, but Kamel is a solid player and confident individual who will be able to hold his own in this company.
As mentioned, Lacay is the overall chip leader with a colossal stack of 1,700,000. The Frenchman won the San Remo stop of the EPT on Season 9 and if he makes it through Day 4 as expected, we will not be able to help ourselves asking the question of whether the first double EPT winner will be crowned in Prague.
2013 EPT Prague Main Event Top 10 Chip Counts
Day 4 commences at 12:00 noon local time and should continue until only 24 players remain. Head over to our EPT Prague live updates pages to follow all of the action unfold in front of your eyes from this spectacular tournament.