Day 3 at the European Poker Tour Prague Main event has now seen the play get right down to the business end as the field has now seen the bubble burst and the field reduced from the 189 that started the day to that of just 61 after five long hour and a half levels at the felt.
Come the end of proceedings it was Ludovic Lacay that held the chip lead after bagging up 1,700,000 and a healthy lead of more than 600k. He leads a pretty tough top ten too that includes players of the caliber of Ole Schemion, Ana Marquez and Stephen Chidwick.
Further back but still in with a shot at the title are names like Jonathan Little, Jonathan Roy, Ari Engel, Max Silver and Andrew Chen.
Made day 4 of #EPTPrague with 554,000. Average is 495k and 61 players are left. Locked up €13.2k and winner gets €889k
— Max Silver (@max_silver) December 15, 2013
Done at 112k. I got unlucky enough to river a full house on the last hand of the day. At 20% average, 12bbs at 5k/10k-1k. 61 remain.
— Jonathan Little (@JonathanLittle) December 15, 2013
There were again a large number of eliminations on Day 3 including all of the all of the remaining Team PokerStars Pros. Jonathan Duhamel, Eugene Katchalov, Henrique Pinho, Bertrand Grospellier and David Williams were the only players left representing the site at the start of the day, but throughout the course of Day 3 each of them fell.
— Jonathan Duhamel (@JonathanDuhamel) December 15, 2013
— Bertrand Grospellier (@elkypoker) December 15, 2013
They were joined on the rail by other notable names as well as we saw Martin Staszko, Amir Lehavot, Tom Alner, Paul Volpe, Dominik Nitsche and Darren Elias all falling by the wayside on Day 3. Each of them will now be considering their next move, especially with the High Roller kicking off tomorrow.
Got showered for the min cash. We are two for two in Prague and still have WPT main and high roller . OK
— paul volpe (@paulgees81) December 15, 2013
— Dominik Nitsche (@DominikNitsche) December 15, 2013
That’s about it for Day 3 but do make sure you come back to see the action from Day 4 tomorrow in which the players play down in order to get ever closer to that EPT Prague Main Event final table. Additionally the High Roller will be starting too, which we will also be following closely.
The Current Top Ten
1st) Ludovic Lacay – 1,700,000
2nd) Julian Track – 1,187,000
3rd) Lasell King – 1,075,000
4th)Vit Blachut – 1,050,000
5th) Ole Schemion – 1,030,000
6th) Ihar Soika – 957,000
7th) Ciaran Burke – 889,000
8th) Ana Marquez – 870,000
9th) Stephen Chidwick – 869,000
10th) Georgios Sotiropoulos – 839,000
Prize Pool In Euros
10th – 11th) 54,900
12th – 13th) 49,200
14th – 15th) 44,300
16th – 17th) 39,400
18th – 20th) 34,500
21st – 23rd) 29,600
24th – 27th) 24,900
28th – 31st) 21,200
32nd – 39th) 18,400
40th – 55th) 15,600
56th – 61st) 13,200