Day 3 completed
Day 3 completed
That's all she wrote for Day 3 here in Berlin for the European Poker Tour Main Event. Walking into the tournament room today were 102 hopefuls, but only 24 of them made it to the bag-and-tag portion of the night. Heading the final three tables is Marc Wright with 2.4 million in chips.
Wright was the man crushing the tournament for most of the day and seemed to be unstoppable for the most part. Right at the end of the day, he missed a big draw with the against an opponent's pocket tens after all of the money went in on the flop.
Kevin MacPhee, the Season 6 winner of the EPT Berlin Main Event, is still in contention and has advanced to Day 4 with 430,000 in chips. Our very own Lynn Gilmartin caught up with him during one of the breaks on Thursday and you can check out that interview below.
MacPhee's not the only former EPT champion hanging around, though. Both Anton Wigg and Vladimir Geshkenbein have EPT titles and finished on 973,000 and 1,053,000, respectively.
Tomorrow's penultimate day will see the final 24 whittled down to just eight, all of whom will be seated at the final table on Saturday. Everyone left is guaranteed at least €20,000 and the top prize is €825,000. Be sure to return to PokerNews tomorrow at noon local time for all of the action from the felt. We'll see you back here then.
|2||2||Cesar Garcia Domínguez||Spain||1099000|
|2||7||Jordi Riba Corrons||Spain||1265000|
|3||8||Tomas Cibak||Czech Republic||2311000|
As the all-ins were taking place on the other tables, Marc Wright was involved in one of his own versus Jordi Riba Corrons.
Corrons called a 35,000 raise in position and the two saw a flop. The chips went flying and the cards were on the their backs.
Jordi Riba Corrons:
The board ran out to miss Wright's flush. That might mean Andrew Chen is the end of day chip leader now. The counts are being verified as we write and we'll bring them to you as soon as we know.
Just moments after Mario Puccini busted Jens Kaiser in 26th place, Thomas Cibak and Simon Persson raised back and forth preflop to get all of the money in.
Cibak made it 32,000 to go before Persson reraised to 76,000. Cibak came back and made it 161,000. Then, Persson shoved all in for approximately 650,000. Cibak snapped with the to have Persson on the ropes holding the .
The board ran out and Persson fell in 25th place to officially end play for the day. We'll have complete chip counts and a recap coming for you shortly.
Jeff Hakim has just been handed a lifeline in this tournament at the expense of Eric Vuissoz. The latter opened from the hijack then called as Hakim three-bet shoved all in 129,000.
The board ran out . The kings hold and Hakim holds on.
Michiel Brummelhuis lost all but a few of his chips to his neighbour Dmitry Grinenko, and busted the very next hand.
Brummelhuis opened from the hijack and made a quick call when Grinenko three-bet all-in from one seat to the left.
The board ran to make Grinenko a flush.
Both players banged their fist on the table, but the emotional trigger behind the reaction were poles apart.
Brummelhuis only had 65,000 left and was eliminated the by Thomas Cibak. Ironically Brummelhuis found his dominated by Cibak's but he failed to come from behind.