€5,300 EPT Main Event
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€5,300 EPT Main Event
Day 3 Completed

Machado Leads, Brandstrom Seeking Back-to-Back Titles After Day 3 in EPT Barcelona Main Event

connorrichards • Level 22: Blinds 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Peterson Machado
Peterson Machado

Day 3 of the €5,300 2022 PokerStars and Barcelona©Casino European Poker Tour Main Event has wrapped up after six levels of play with 64 players remaining and Brazil's Peterson Machado out in front.

Machado, who with $10,008 in Hendon Mob live earnings is after his first major score, was one of 210 players who returned for the third day of the record-shattering Main Event and made the most of it by bagging a stack of 4,470,000. The Brazilian will be joined on Day 4 by reigning champion Simon Brandstrom, who took down the last EPT Barcelona Main Event back in 2019 for €1,290,166.

EPT Main Event End of Day 3 Top 10 Chip Counts

 RankNameChipsChipsBIG BLINDS
 1Peterson MachadoBrazil4,470,000179
 2Jordan SaccucciCanada3,250,000130
 3Kayhan MokriNorway3,000,000120
 4Emmanuel LopezArgentina3,000,000120
 5Gaelle BaumannFrance2,265,00091
 6Patrik JarosCzech Republic2,200,00088
 7Daniel MerrileesSpain2,075,00083
 8Scott MargeresonUnited Kingdom1,715,00069
 9Fabiano KovalskiBrazil1,600,00064
 10Mateus EndoBrazil1,595,00064
Simon Brandstrom
Simon Brandstrom

As Brandstrom chases another title, Kalidou Sow, who took down the EPT Prague back in 2017, will be doing the same, as will 2018 PCA champion Maria Lampropulos. Some of the former EPT and PCA champs who made Day 3 but couldn't find a bag include Chino Rheem, Sebastian Malec, Marcelo Simoes and Antonio Buonanno.

Lampropulos joins France's Gaelle Baumann as one of two women left standing at the end of Day 3 after Xuan Liu, who made poker history a decade ago by becoming the first woman to make a PCA Main Event final table, was eliminated during the last level of play when her ace-queen couldn't win a flip against the nines of Jack Salter.

Gaelle Baumann
Gaelle Baumann

Other notables who made Day 4 include the USA's Michael Wang, Argentina's Ramiro Petrone and Hungary's Gergely Kulcsar.

Those eliminated during Day 3, meanwhile, include PokerStars ambassador Benjamin Spragg, Stephen Chidwick, Leo Margets, Benjamin Diebold, Nacho Barbero, Timothy Adams, David Peters, Julien Martini and Andres Korn — a handful of whom were quick to hop into the adjacent €25,000 Single-Day High Roller II.

Day 4 will kick off on Friday, Aug 19 at noon local time on Level 23 with blinds of 10,000/25,000/25,000. Two more days will follow before a winner is named to take home the trophy, the title and the top prize of €1,714,000.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be back on-site tomorrow at the beachside Casino Barcelona to finish out coverage ahead of the crowning of the next EPT champion.

Tags: Andres KornAntonio BuonannoBenjamin DieboldChino RheemDavid PetersLeo MargetsMarcelo SimoesMaria LampropulosMichael WangNacho BarberoPeterson MachadoRamiro PetroneSebastian MalecSimon BrandstromStephen ChidwickTimothy AdamsXuan Liu

Day 4 Seat Draw By Chip Count

connorrichards • Level 22: Blinds 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
 TableSeatNameCountryChipsBIG BLINDS
 44Peterson MachadoBrazil4,470,000179
 38Jordan SaccucciCanada3,250,000130
 41Kayhan MokriNorway3,000,000120
 67Emmanuel LopezArgentina3,000,000120
 26Gaelle BaumannFrance2,265,00091
 68Patrik JarosCzech Republic2,200,00088
 63Daniel MerrileesSpain2,075,00083
 23Scott MargeresonUnited Kingdom1,715,00069
 53Fabiano KovalskiBrazil1,600,00064
 87Mateus EndoBrazil1,595,00064
 33Ramiro PetroneUruguay1,565,00063
 55Jack SalterUnited Kingdom1,565,00063
 22Baard DahlUnited Kingdom1,535,00061
 66Kalidou SowFrance1,490,00060
 14Carlos RibeiroBrazil1,480,00059
 77Andre MarquesPortugal1,450,00058
 71Maher NouiraTunisia1,430,00057
 36Sebastian ToroColombia1,415,00057
 31Jimmy GuerreroFrance1,350,00054
 16Igor YaroshevskyyUkraine1,285,00051
 64Mustafa BizTurkey1,275,00051
 32Guilherme RamalhoBrazil1,210,00048
 25Paul FischillAustria1,205,00048
 61Giuliano BendinelliItaly1,155,00046
 75Michael WangUSA1,095,00044
 58Sergi Panella NavarroSpain1,015,00041
 82Stephen KehoeIreland990,00040
 27Gergely KulcsarHungary935,00037
 65Bruno VolkmannBrazil880,00035
 35Daniel BirkmoseDenmark865,00035
 13Christian GrundtvigDenmark820,00033
 72Ryhor KarapanauLatvia820,00033
 12Jaspal BrarCanada770,00031
 21Torben SorensenDenmark740,00030
 78Noah BoekenNetherlands735,00029
 84Lois DufouleurFrance730,00029
 45Georgi SandevBulgaria720,00029
 54Simon BrandstromSweden710,00028
 43Maria LampropulosArgentina700,00028
 88Radoslav StoyanovBulgaria700,00028
 48Memeche SlimaneFrance627,00025
 62Belarmino De SouzaBrazil620,00025
 42Nikola GunchevBulgaria615,00025
 46Lucas Silva RochaBrazil610,00024
 17Ryan YuCanada605,00024
 57Enrico MoscaItaly600,00024
 74Michael PintoNetherlands580,00023
 56Bruno PegaArgentina545,00022
 18Said ChegdaneItaly520,00021
 34Ibrahim AksuTurkey510,00020
 47Martin OlaliIreland500,00020
 52Tigran HarutyunyanArmenia485,00019
 28Fredrik SkarfstadSweden460,00018
 11Wojciech SzczytkowskiPoland455,00018
 76Marco GuibertArgentina455,00018
 73Pim KuipersNetherlands420,00017
 83Valentin-Marius CristeaRomania385,00015
 24Reddy PaturUSA380,00015
 81Peter JakslandDenmark355,00014
 86Marcin HoreckiPoland345,00014
 37Guiseppe MoioItaly340,00014
 85Jerwin PascoPhilippines290,00012
 15Jelle MoeneNetherlands260,00010
 51Remigiusz WyrzykiewiczPoland225,0009

Day 4 Seat Draw by Table

connorrichards • Level 22: Blinds 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerCountryChips
11Wojciech SzczytkowskiPoland455,000
12Jaspal BrarCanada770,000
13Christian GrundtvigDenmark820,000
14Carlos RibeiroBrazil1,480,000
15Jelle MoeneNetherlands260,000
16Igor YaroshevskyyUkraine1,285,000
17Ryan YuCanada605,000
18Said ChegdaneItaly520,000
     
21Torben SorensenDenmark740,000
22Baard DahlUnited Kingdom1,535,000
23Scott MargeresonUnited Kingdom1,715,000
24Reddy PaturUSA380,000
25Paul FischillAustria1,205,000
26Gaelle BaumannFrance2,265,000
27Gergely KulcsarHungary935,000
28Fredrik SkarfstadSweden460,000
     
31Jimmy GuerreroFrance1,350,000
32Guilherme RamalhoBrazil1,210,000
33Ramiro PetroneUruguay1,565,000
34Ibrahim AksuTurkey510,000
35Daniel BirkmoseDenmark865,000
36Sebastian Toro HenaoColombia1,415,000
37Guiseppe MoioItaly340,000
38Jordan SaccucciCanada3,250,000
     
41Kayhan MokriNorway3,000,000
42Nikola GunchevBulgaria615,000
43Maria LampropulosArgentina700,000
44Peterson MachadoBrazil4,470,000
45Georgi SandevBulgaria720,000
46Lucas Silva RochaBrazil610,000
47Martin OlaliIreland500,000
48Memeche SlimaneFrance627,000
     
51Remigiusz WyrzykiewiczPoland225,000
52Tigran HarutyunyanArmenia485,000
53Fabiano KovalskiBrazil1,600,000
54Simon BrandstromSweden710000
55Jack SalterUnited Kingdom1,565,000
56Bruno PegaArgentina545,000
57Enrico MoscaItaly600,000
58Sergi PanellaSpain1,015,000
     
61Giuliano BendinelliItaly1,155,000
62Belarmino De SouzaBrazil620,000
63Daniel MerrileesSpain2,075,000
64Mustafa BizTurkey1,275,000
65Bruno VolkmannBrazil880000
66Kalidou SowFrance1,490,000
67Emmanuel LopezArgentina3,000,000
68Patrik JarosCzech Republic2,200,000
     
71Maher NouiraTunisia1,430,000
72Ryhor KarapanauLatvia820,000
73Pim KuipersNetherlands420,000
74Michael PintoNetherlands580,000
75Michael WangUSA1,095,000
76Marco GuibertArgentina455,000
77Andre MarquesPortugal1,450,000
78Noah BoekenNetherlands735,000
     
81Peter JakslandDenmark355,000
82Stephen KehoeIreland990,000
83Valentin-Marius CristeaRomania385,000
84Lois DufouleurFrance730,000
85Jerwin PascoPhilippines290,000
86Marcin HoreckiPoland345,000
87Mateus EndoBrazil1,595,000
88Radoslav StoyanovBulgaria700,000

Full End-of-Day Counts (full)

connorrichards • Level 22: Blinds 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Peterson Machado br
Peterson Machado
br 4,470,000 1,120,000
Jordan Saccucci ca
Jordan Saccucci
ca 3,250,000 675,000
Kayhan Mokri no
Kayhan Mokri
no 3,000,000 -100,000
Emmanuel Lopez ar
Emmanuel Lopez
ar 3,000,000 100,000
Gaelle Baumann fr
Gaelle Baumann
fr 2,265,000 415,000
Patrik Jaros cz
Patrik Jaros
cz 2,200,000 650,000
Daniel Merrilees gb
Daniel Merrilees
gb 2,075,000 695,000
Scott Margereson gb
Scott Margereson
gb 1,715,000 -85,000
Fabiano Kovalski br
Fabiano Kovalski
br 1,600,000 300,000
Neville Costa br
Neville Costa
br 1,595,000 425,000
Ramiro Petrone ar
Ramiro Petrone
ar 1,565,000 -55,000
Jack Salter gb
Jack Salter
gb 1,565,000 -185,000
Baard Dahl mt
Baard Dahl
mt 1,535,000 -165,000
Kalidou Sow fr
Kalidou Sow
fr 1,490,000 10,000
Carlos Ribeiro br
Carlos Ribeiro
br 1,480,000 -20,000
Andre Marques pt
Andre Marques
pt 1,450,000 680,000
Maher Nouira tn
Maher Nouira
tn 1,430,000 505,000
Sebastian Toro co
Sebastian Toro
co 1,415,000 415,000
Jimmy Guerrero fr
Jimmy Guerrero
fr 1,350,000 250,000
Igor Yaroshevskyy ua
Igor Yaroshevskyy
ua 1,285,000 506,000
Mustafa Biz tr
Mustafa Biz
tr 1,275,000 -85,000
Guilherme Ramalho br
Guilherme Ramalho
br 1,210,000 390,000
Paul Fischill at
Paul Fischill
at 1,205,000 275,000
Giuliano Bendinelli it
Giuliano Bendinelli
it 1,155,000 305,000
Michael Wang us
Michael Wang
us 1,095,000 145,000

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Play Concludes

dsalituro • Level 22: Blinds 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

Play has ended on Day 3 and the 64 surviving players are currently bagging their chips.

Stay tuned for a full recap of the day's action.

Kovalski Makes Quads to Bust Andjelic on Final Hand

dsalituro • Level 22: Blinds 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

Emmanuel Lopez raised to 40,000 from under the gun as Fabiano Kovalski on the button and big blind Vladimir Andjelic called.

The flop came {5-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} and Lopez bet another 75,000, with both opponents calling. The turn came {9-Hearts} and Andjelic got his last 120,000 in the middle as Lopez folded, but Kovalski called.

Andjelic had {6-Hearts}{5-Hearts} for trip fives, but Kovalski had made trip nines with {j-Clubs}{9-Clubs}. The river was the {9-Spades} and Kovalski finished with quads to bust Andjelic right before play ended for the night.

Emmanuel Lopez ar
Emmanuel Lopez
ar 2,900,000
Fabiano Kovalski br
Fabiano Kovalski
br 1,300,000 100,000
Vladimir Andjelic ba
Vladimir Andjelic
ba Busted

Tags: Emmanuel LopezFabiano KovalskiVladimir Andjelic

Three More Hands

dsalituro • Level 22: Blinds 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

Tournament officials have announced that tables will play three more hands before players bag up their chips for the night.

Pinto Puts Ribeiro to the Test

dsalituro • Level 22: Blinds 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

There was around 300,000 in the pot on a board of {6-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} when Michael Pinto bet 700,000 from the cutoff. Action was on Carlos Ribeiro, who had 650,000 remaining in his stack.

Ribeiro used two time bank extensions before he called, shooting up from his seat as he turned over {a-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} for two pair. Pinto showed {k-Clubs}{q-Spades} for two overcards as the river came the {7-Spades}.

Ribeiro survived and pumped his fist after earning the double up near the end of the night.

Carlos Ribeiro br
Carlos Ribeiro
br 1,500,000 1,050,000
Michael Pinto nl
Michael Pinto
nl 500,000 -780,000

Tags: Carlos RibeiroMichael Pinto

Liu Ousted by Salter

BrandonBloom • Level 22: Blinds 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Xuan Liu
Xuan Liu

Xuan Liu opened to 40,000 from middle position and Jack Salter three-bet to 115,000 on the button. Action folded back to Liu who jammed for approximately 575,000, and Salter called.

Xuan Liu: {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}
Jack Salter: {9-Spades}{9-Clubs}

Liu needed to win the race to survive, but the {10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{3-Spades} flop left her drawing thin against Salter's set and she started to get up from her seat. The {a-Clubs} turn left her drawing dead, and the meaningless {6-Diamonds} river confirmed her elimination in 67th place following a deep run.

Jack Salter gb
Jack Salter
gb 1,750,000 930,000
Xuan Liu ca
Xuan Liu
ca Busted

Tags: Jack SalterXuan Liu