The World Poker Tour Grand Prix de Paris is edging right to the business end of proceedings as the field now sits at just 24 players, three away from the paying positions. This means things are certainly going to be interesting right at the start of Day 4.
Vasili Farsau will not have too many worries about the bubble as he sits on 756,000 chips and has the chip lead so barring a disaster he will certainly make it through. In the field behind him we still have some big names in Christina Lindley, Matt Salsberg, Kimmo Kurko, Kara Scott, Marvin Rettenmaier and Mohsin Charania, with each of them obviously still a little anxious about the bubble period.
— Christina Lindley (@lindleyloo) October 29, 2013
Bagged 218k by the way. About avg. Peaked at 306 and spewed a bit/didnt make a hand on the bubble.
— matt salsberg (@msalsberg) October 29, 2013
At least they have made it this far as other names were not quite so fortunate. Berry Greenstein, Tony G, Bryn Kenney, Vitaly Lunkin and Jake Schwartz were all bustled out of the event on Day 3.
Busted wpt Paris 15 shy of the money. 77<AA. Oh well. Gonna explore Paris for a few days and ready to get back to the states
— Jake Schwartz (@Jake11291) October 28, 2013
Greenstein will now be heading over to the Isle Of Man for the PokerStars UKIPT being held there, with him obviously hoping to fair a little bit better on his travels as he has done recently.
PokerStars is running satellites for the last stop on my European trip: http://t.co/YFi4wjj23q
— Barry Greenstein (@barrygreenstein) October 28, 2013
Day 4 will reconvene at 2.30 pm local time in Paris today and will see those 24 players that have survived so far, tackle the bubble period before being whittled down to the final table.
The Current Top Ten
1st) Vasili Firsau – 756,000
2nd) Peter Apostolou – 548,000
3rd) Jean-Noel Thorel – 458,000
4th) Kimmo Kurko – 355,500
5th) David Hu – 291,000
6th) Darko Stojanovic – 275,500
7th) Rony Halimi – 265,500
8th) Christina Lindley – 237,500
9th) Guy Halimi – 234,000
10th) Matt Salsberg – 218,500