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Alex Hendriks Leads Baker’s Dozen into MPNPT Bratislava Main Event Final Day

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  • A total of 13 players remain in the MPT Poker Tour Bratislava Main Event with the winner guaranteed €30,000.

Day 2 of the €550 MPN Poker Tour Bratislava Main Event coincided with the Bratislava marathon, a different sort of endurance test than that faced by the 106 returning poker players. Now just 13 remain, with their hopes pinned on an MPNPT title and the €30,000 top prize that accompanies it. In the lead is Alex Hendriks with 1,145,000, closely followed by Day 1a’s chip leader Danijel Kucurski.

It was a hard fight around the bubble, culminating in the elimination of Georgios Drakakis in 46th place. He received a surprise consolation entry into the next MPNPT stop at Sunny Beach, Bulgaria on July 5-8, which softened the blow of missing out on a €900 min-cash.

Finishing in the money, but shy of making the final day were Ian Simpson and Mantas Urbonas (42nd and 40th, for €900), Day 2 entrants Dara O’Kearney and Dara Davey (taking home €1,200 for 26th and 22nd respectively), and Monika "HeyMonia" Zukowicz (16th for €1,600). MPNPT Tallin champion Keimo Suominen saw his hopes of another final table fail after he busted in 14th place for €2,000.

Suominen may have been the longest lasting player wearing the Paf qualifier logo, but the prize (a package for the next MPNPT stop worth €1,500 courtesy of Paf) went to Jari Hurri, who was playing his original buy-in. The Betsson Group’s last-longer, also awarding a package, is still up in the air, with three players left in contention.

A total prize pool of €159,565 was generated by a 329-entry field, representing dozens of nationalities and every sort of player from the professional to the local recreational poker enthusiast. Click here for a review of Day 2 and payouts from the Main Event thus far.

Play resumes at 13:00, with live streaming beginning at 13:30 to allow for the cards-up delay. Watch on Twitch or the MPN Poker Tour Facebook page. In addtion, any major action will be recapped at the live mpnpokertour.com blog.

Main Event Day 3 Players

PlayerCountryQualifierTableSeatChips
Daniel CamusBelgium 11378,000
Jussi MattilaFinland 13454,000
Danijel KucurskiBosnia-HerzegovinaBetsson141,056,000
Johannes Park SkekDenmark 151,035,000
Colin GuthrieUnited Kingdom 161,100,000
Andy HillsUnited KingdomGrosvenor17552,000
Dominik DessetDenmark 19436,000
      
Jan NogaCzech Republic 211,023,000
Will DoreyUnited KingdomBetsafe23540,000
Sebastian RebhanGermanyBetsson241,007,000
Dmitri ZatsikEstoniaOlyBet25638,000
Alex HendriksNetherlands 271,145,000
Sebastian LangrockGermany 29531,000

Side events kicked into high gear on Saturday, with three tournaments catering for all tastes – the two-day €150 Slovakia Poker Cup, the €330 MPNPT Bounty event, and the €40 All-in or Fold tournament for those who preferred a quick poker fix before heading out into the city to enjoy weekend Bratislava. The Slovakia Poker Cup attracted 128 entries and will award the winner €4,279 today, from a total prize pool of €16,141. Alternatively, the Cash Game Festival, running in harmonious parallel with the MPNPT this week, provided around the clock cash action with a stream of its own.

All side event entrants receive a free LIVE Fish Party ticket, which awards a three-handed turbo shot at prizes ranging from MPNPT merchandise to the Jackpot – a €1,500 MPNPT package for an upcoming stop on the tour. More information can be found at the Media Desk.

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