€8,500 Cannes Main Event

Day 3 Completed, Final Table Set

Sunrise at the END of Day 3...
With the shocking fall of Gus Hansen, we have reached our final table of eight, signaling the end of play for Day 3.

Cards went into the air some 15 hours ago with 48 players vying for a seat at the final table. Among those who failed to make it all the way to the end were Scotty Nguyen, Arnaud Mattern, young guns Noah Schwartz and Patryk Hildebranski, both Robert and Michael Mizrachi, as well as start-of-the day chip leader Patrice Sitbon, who ran into big troubles early on.

It's anybody's game tomorrow, and whoever it is that does manage to outwit and outlast the rest of his table mates will take home a cool €1,000,000 -- or $1,426,645 USD.

The chip counts heading into the final table are as follows:

Claudio Renaldi: 749,000
Michael Abecassis: 375,000
Jean Philippe Rohr: 750,000
Philippe Narboni: 1,456,000
Antonin Tesseire: 541,000
Stephane Bazin: 2,387,000
[Removed:133]: 1,102,000
Alain Roy: 2,225,000

Play is scheduled to begin a bit later at 4:00pm local time tomorrow, and we hope you'll join us then as we crown the first ever Partouche Poker Tour Grand Champion!