Live Events 1
Main Event
Days:
Main Event
Day 3 Completed

Chip Counts, In Order of Chips this Time (full)

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Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
se 1,362,000 12,000
Marco Leonzio it
Marco Leonzio
it 778,000 16,000
Guillermo Garcia
Guillermo Garcia
766,000 16,000
Sam Trickett gb
Sam Trickett
gb 712,000 81,000
Rob Hollink nl
Rob Hollink
nl 696,000 83,000
Sergio Coutinho pt
Sergio Coutinho
pt 635,000 -56,000
Nicolo Calia it
Nicolo Calia
it 609,000 -26,000
Jason Lee us
Jason Lee
us 600,000
Erik Van Den Berg nl
Erik Van Den Berg
nl 554,000 -39,000
Tom Johansen
Tom Johansen
521,000 234,000
Fabrizio Ascari
Fabrizio Ascari
485,000 -25,000
Robert Cezarescu ro
Robert Cezarescu
ro 457,000 -17,000
Marton Czuczor hu
Marton Czuczor
hu 440,000 81,000
Toby Lewis gb
Toby Lewis
gb 396,000 23,000
Teddy Sheringham gb
Teddy Sheringham
gb 381,000 -2,000
Grzegorz Cichocki pl
Grzegorz Cichocki
pl 333,000 46,000
Dmitry Gromov ru
Dmitry Gromov
ru 315,000 -64,000
Frederik Jensen dk
Frederik Jensen
dk 301,000 72,000
Konsta Vesterinen
Konsta Vesterinen
284,000 -26,000
Filipa Cerqueira
Filipa Cerqueira
227,000 -40,000
Eliran Argelazi il
Eliran Argelazi
il 202,000 -25,000
Kevin O'Donnell us
Kevin O'Donnell
us 196,000
Claudio Cecchi
Claudio Cecchi
168,000 -58,000
Carolyn Gray
Carolyn Gray
103,000 -21,000

Day 4 Seat Draw

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Table 1
Tom Johansen (521,000)
Eliran Argelazi (202,000)
Konsta Vesterinen (284,000)
Kevin O'Donnell (196,000)
Marton Czuczor (440,000)
Robert Cezarescu (457,000)
Marco Leonzio (778,000)
Dmitry Gromov (315,000)

Table 2
Jason Lee (600,000)
Carolyn Gray (103,000)
Sam Trickett (712,000)
Sergio Coutinho (635,000)
Frederick Jensen (301,000)
Filipa Cerqueira (227,000)
Grzegorz Cichocki (333,000)
Teddy Sheringham (381,000)

Table 3
Toby Lewis (396,000)
Fabrizio Ascari (485,000)
Claudio Cecchi (168,000)
Martin Jacobson (1,362,000)
Rob Hollink (696,000)
Erik Van Den Berg (554,000)
Nicolo Calia (609,000)
Guillermo Garcia (766,000)

Jacobson Crushing as We Head into Day 4

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Martin Jacobson
Martin Jacobson

It's been another super-high-speed day of poker here in the Algarve and Martin Jacobson will be going into the final three tables of this Main Event with a frankly monstrous two-to-one chip lead over the next man.

The young Swede started the day near the top of the chip counts and after a great day, during which he knocked out Paul "Pab" Foltyn and Team PokerStars Pro JP Kelly among others, he has ended up head and shoulders above the next man. You may remember Jacobson from EPT Budapest where he finished third, or indeed from this year's WSOP where he took fourth place in a $1,500 NLH event. He's never yet managed to lift the trophy in a big live tournament, but he now has a more than decent shot at this one.

Also still in the running as players disperse into the bars and restaurants of Vilamoura are Nicolo Calia who could be looking at making back-to-back EPT finals after his seventh place finish in Tallinn, as well as dangerous young Brits Sam Trickett and Toby Lewis, Dutch legend Rob Hollink, and English international footballer and Friend of PokerStars Teddy Sheringham.

Of the players who made it to Day 3, those who fell by the wayside included Arnaud Mattern (did not cash), Luca Pagano (broke his own record with a 16th EPT cash), Andre Coimbra of PokerStars Team Online, and former chip daddy Brandon Cantu whose prediction to our own Gloria Balding that he would make the final did not, in the event, come true.

Some players may find themselves distracted tomorrow by the intriguing Fairways & Felts golf/poker tournament in the morning (Teddy Sheringham, at least, is considering playing it at 8am and then coming back for the Main Event when necessary) but the rest of us will be back here at the Casino Vilamoura at noon GMT+1 when we will be playing right down to a final table. You don't want to miss this one.

Johansen Risks Day Four Bubble

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25 players remain - when they get to 24 the day ends. This means that Tom Johansen's next day was at risk when he moved in with {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}, up against chip leader Martin Jacobson's {A-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}. He flopped a set, rivered quads, and play continued...

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Thorson No More-son

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A well-earned cigarette for Thorson
A well-earned cigarette for Thorson

We sadly missed the action, watching another player on the other side of the room dwelling up for some minutes. When we arrived at the table, William Thorson was already all in. He sighed, stood up, and looked as though he knew what was coming.

Thorson: {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}
Guillermo Garcia: {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}

"Marc, we need to keep it low," Thorson called over to one of the press up on the stage. The dealer did not oblige.

Board: {5-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{a-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{7-Clubs}

And that was that for Mr. Thorson.

Garcia meanwhile is in great shape now on 750,000.

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3 Photos of 2 People

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If you were wondering what chip monster Martin Jacobson and English international footballer Teddy Sheringham look like today, now you know.

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2 to Go (full)

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26 players remain.

Martin Jacobson is in pretty good shape to better his third place finish back at EPT Budapest - he has almost a two-to-one chip lead over the next guy.

Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
se 1,350,000 250,000
Marco Leonzio it
Marco Leonzio
it 762,000 -8,000
Sergio Coutinho pt
Sergio Coutinho
pt 691,000 141,000
Nicolo Calia it
Nicolo Calia
it 635,000 55,000
Sam Trickett gb
Sam Trickett
gb 631,000 271,000
Rob Hollink nl
Rob Hollink
nl 613,000 3,000
Jason Lee us
Jason Lee
us 600,000 125,000
Erik Van Den Berg nl
Erik Van Den Berg
nl 593,000 43,000
Guillermo Garcia
Guillermo Garcia
515,000 15,000
Fabrizio Ascari
Fabrizio Ascari
510,000 -103,000
Robert Cezarescu ro
Robert Cezarescu
ro 474,000 -6,000
Teddy Sheringham gb
Teddy Sheringham
gb 383,000 -72,000
Dmitry Gromov ru
Dmitry Gromov
ru 379,000 -21,000
Toby Lewis gb
Toby Lewis
gb 373,000 -287,000
Marton Czuczor hu
Marton Czuczor
hu 359,000 -155,000
Konsta Vesterinen
Konsta Vesterinen
310,000 -80,000
Grzegorz Cichocki pl
Grzegorz Cichocki
pl 287,000 -143,000
Tom Johansen
Tom Johansen
287,000 -113,000
Janos Toth
Janos Toth
284,000 -106,000
Filipa Cerqueira
Filipa Cerqueira
267,000 62,000
Frederik Jensen dk
Frederik Jensen
dk 229,000 -41,000
Eliran Argelazi il
Eliran Argelazi
il 227,000 152,000
Claudio Cecchi
Claudio Cecchi
226,000 6,000
William Thorson se
William Thorson
se 210,000
Kevin O'Donnell us
Kevin O'Donnell
us 196,000 -104,000

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Level:
20
Blinds:
6,000/12,000
Ante:
1,000