Well, that's your lot for Day 3. After a super-mega-high-speed rate of play, our field outdid themselves and managed to whittle themselves down to 23 runners instead of the required 24, so it looks as though tomorrow could go pretty quickly as well.
After that enormous final hand, young Greek Georgios Kapalas managed to sneak into the lead with over 1.7 million in chips. Not far behind him, though, are Marc Goodwin and Matt Lapossie -- the latter having started the day as chip leader and only just being knocked off the top spot on the last hand of the day.
Other interesting folks still in the running include ElkY and Roland de Wolfe -- whatever happens, it should be a very exciting day.
Join us back at the Casino Barcelona tomorrow from 12.30pm local time, when we will be playing right down to a final table.
While the enormous, chip-leader-creating hand that was the exit of Samer Rahman took place, the crush of the crowd was such that nobody really noticed the luckless Pontus Kers busting out at the same time on another table. Whatever happened to him, Kers takes 24th place, and will not be required to attend Day 4.
Samer Rahman isn't afraid to play big pots. Action folded to him in middle position and he opened with a raise to 30,000. The button was Georgios Kapalas reraised to 85,000. Rahman made the call.
The flop came down . Rahman was first to act and checked. Kapalas bet a hefty 110,000. Rahman stayed right along with him and made the call.
The turn brought the and again Samer checked. Kapalas reached for more chips this time and made it 175,000 to go. Rahman stared at his opponent and then made the call.
After the river fell the , Rahman pushed the last of his chips into the middle. Kapalas snap-called holding the nuts -- . Rahman rivered two pair with . Rahman was eliminated with Kapalas raking in the huge pot to put him at 1.7 million.
ElkY has dropped down to just 200,0000 after putting Ari Kolpanitzki all-in on a board with but finding Kolpanitzki holding for the flopped straight. The turn and river couldn't help the Frenchman and suddenly he's one of the short stacks.