Day 3 Completed
Day 3 Completed
The final table is now set for EPT Online 01: $1,050 NLHE [Arena Championship] and Swedish player Daniel “Kihlström” Kihlström is taking the biggest stack into the final day. He bagged up an amazing 170,012,665, nearly twice as many chips as the next biggest stack and will start the final table in the best position to win the $256,769 top prize.
Three other players have between 70M and 90M, including Jeiko "JEIK0" Palma with just over 74M. Among the other players to reach the final day are Guilherme "Guizãoo_" Carmo and Audrius "Stakelis24" Stakelis. Here's a look at the final table stacks and seating assignments.
The Final Table
|3||Jeiko "JEIK0" Palma||Panama||74,096,435|
|4||Daniel “Kihlström” Kihlström||Sweden||170,012,665|
|5||Guilherme "Guizãoo_" Carmo||Brazil||44,202,079|
|6||Andrey "drupa-lucker" Chernokoz||Russian Federation||39,268,132|
|7||Gustavo “MachadinhaRS” Rocha||Brazil||71,347,493|
|8||Audrius "Stakelis24" Stakelis||Lithuania||38,905,165|
The Day's Action
They got underway today at 1:05 p.m. eastern time with 71 players left in EPT Online 01: $1,050 NLHE [Arena Championship], and about seven hours later, the final nine players were set to continue on Day 4 on Thursday.
Fabio Luiz "FLBonatto" Bonatto came into Day 3 with the biggest stack, and he managed to parlay it into a pretty deep run. He ultimately ran into a bigger ace to bust in 20th place for $10,335. Daan "DaanOss" Mulders also booked a $10,335 cash for 22nd place, but Julien "Stroposoz" Achard-Stropoli made it all the way to 10th place before bubbling the final day for a score of $16,954.
The final nine players will now take a break tomorrow, and return on Thursday at 1:05 p.m. eastern to finish it out. PokerNews will be there following all the final table action on Thursday, as well as all the action in Events 06, 08, and 09 tomorrow.
Jeiko "JEIK0" Palma raised the cutoff to 2M, and "ImTheNuts1" called from the button before Julien "Stroposoz" Achard-Stropoli shoved the big blind for 26,376,599. Palma got out of the way, but "ImTheNuts1" tank-called with the biggest stack.
Julien "Stroposoz" Achard-Stropoli:
The both had suited aces, but the queen kicker for "ImTheNuts1" was the difference, and Achard-Stropoli ended their run in 10th place for $16,954.
The money went in on the flop of with both players having a nine in their hand. "ImTheNuts1" had the best kicker, and held for a big double on the final table bubble.
It was all-in three-ways with "Kihlström" covering everyone after "Barbarossa_7" opened, "Kihlström" raised, "BernardoC6" shoved, and they all called off. It was queens for "Barbarossa_7", and ace-king for "BernardoC6", but the kings of "Kihlström" held for a huge pot to bring them to the final table, and final day, bubble.
"nafnaf_funny" shoved the button for 16,854,505 and Guilherme "Guizãoo_" Carmo reshoved the small blind to isolate.
Guilherme "Guizãoo_" Carmo:
Carmo flopped a set to bring the field down to 12 left, 3 eliminations away from the end of Day 3.
"Barbarossa_7" raised the button to 1,949,999 and Jeiko "JEIK0" Palma defended the big blind to the flop. Palma check-raised the 1,599,999 bet to 3,199,998, but folded when "Barbarossa_7" shoved.
It all went in pre-flop "nafnaf_funny" raised the button to 1.935M, Guilherme "Guizãoo_" Carmo reraised to 6.75M, and "nafnaf_funny" shoved a covering stack. They had pocket tens against the ace-queen of Carmo, but Carmo connected on the turn of the board to take it down.