WSOPE: Julien Martini leads Day 3 of the Main Event
The World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) is soon coming to standstill with its final week on the run. The mini-series has witnessed several bracelet winners ever since its commencement, King’s Casino has been packed with thrilling actions. The previous night saw the conclusion of Day 3 of the most awaited Main Event.
Grueling with action, the massive field of 541 entries saw only a bunch of 42 players leading to the final table. The prize pool of €5,139,500 was drawn to be shared among the top 82 players receiving a minimum payout of €15,089. Topping the leaderboard, Julien Martini bagging an impressive 5,959,000 chips followed by Dario Sammartino with 3,897,000 chips.
With total live earnings of over $4.2 million, Martini earned his career best-live cash of $2.94 million in PSPC PokerStars Players Championships. And yesterday he climbed at the top spot after winning a big pot off Harry Ross with a straight. The Frenchman is looking forward to grabbing the second biggest WSOP Europe Main Event gold bracelet.
Other big stacks and notables that will return for Day 4 are Anthony Zinno (2,381,000), Jan-Peter Jachtmann (1,879,000), Daniel Rezaei (1,852,000), David "ODB" Baker (1,019,000), Maria Lampropulos (732,000), Roberto Romanello (600,000) and Martin Kabrhel (566,000).
Few well-known faces ending their journey include the defending champion Jack Sinclair with a short stack lost with queen jack against Anthony Zinno’s pocket sixes, 2019 WSOPE Event #2 PLO winner Dash Dudley (48th, €20,424), Day 2 chip leader Paulius Vaiteikunas (50th, €18,330), 4-times bracelet winner Jeff Madsen (71st, €15,784) and so on.
Day 3 top 10 chip counts
- Julien Martini - 5,959,000
- Dario Sammartino - 3,897,000
- Felix Schulze - 3,079,000
- Jorma Nuutinen - 2,822,000
- Rifat Palevic - 2,800,000
- Anthony Zinno - 2,381,000
- Jan-Peter Jachtmann - 1,879,000
- Daniel Rezaei - 1,852,000
- Harry Ross - 1,628,000
- Michal Lubas - 1,457,000
The final 42 players will be back for another 6 levels on Day 4, scheduled to commence today (29 October) at 12 noon local time.
Event #15: €550 Colossus No-Limit Hold'em
With a buy-in of €550, a total of 143 players entered Day 1A of the Colossus No-Limit Hold'em and just a small chunk of 15 players were advancing to Day 2. Topping the field was Dutch player Zhong Chen with 587,000 chips followed by Yusuf Azargolu with 352,000 chips.
Day 1A top 10 chip counts
- Zhong Chen - 587,000
- Yusuf Azaroglu - 352,000
- Alessandro Laubinger - 351,000
- Aleksandr Merzhvinskii - 317,000
- Eyal Bensimhon - 265,000
- Alessio Casiraghi - 265,000
- Roland Israelashvili - 252,000
- Thomas Schulze - 238,000
- Mark Ioli - 219,000
- Oldrich Chyle - 155,000
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