24 left at EPT Snowfest – Maisto leads

24 left at EPT Snowfest – Maisto leads

Thursday, 24 March 2011

The 81 players who started Day 3 at the EPT Snowfest in Austria have been whittled down to just 24 with Giacomo Maisto leading the way.

The Italian ended the day with over 1.5m chips giving him a healthy lead over Romania's Iulian Ruxandescu who was the only other player to make it into seven figures with 1.2m. Joining them in the upper echelons of the chips counts are Cristian Tardea 983,000, Hans Erlandsson 930,000, Cristian Dragomir 895,000 and former PKR Heads Up Grand Slam winner Vladimir Geshkenbein on 889,000.

Alex Kravchenko is the last of the big names still standing. The 2007 WSOP Main Event fourth placed finisher closed the day in the middle of the pack with 379,000.

British interest in the event rests with Martins Adeniya who will return with 402,000 with Ireland's last man standing, Denis Murphy nursing a short stack of 240,000.

Luca Pagano made his seemingly obligatory EPT cash but will have to wait for another final table. The Italian busted in 51st place for €6,000. EPT Copenhagen winner Michael Tureniec's hopes for back to back titles ran aground after an ill times bluff against Vladimir Geshkenbein's AK. The Swede busted in 65th for a min cash of €5,250.

The 24 returning players are all guaranteed at least €9,000 with the eventual winner walking away with €390,000.

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