26 left in Monte Carlo – Potijk leads

26 left in Monte Carlo – Potijk leads

Sunday, 29 April 2012

The starting field of 665 at the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo has been whittled down to 26 with Dutch online pro Geert Jan Potijk leading the way. The cash grinder closed the day 3 with 1,320,000 chips, just ahead of Bernard Guigon and Georges Dib.

Ben Vinson is flying the flag for the UK and heads into the penultimate day fifth in the chip counts on 1,039,000. Other notables left include EPT Prague High Roller winner John Andress and EPT Deauville champion Vadzim Kursevich.

Erik Seidel was the biggest name left heading into day 3 but the Seiborg's challenge stalled in 46th. Super High Roller Justin Bonomo also made a deep run but was on the wrong end of a three way all in pot with AQ against Andrew Pantling's AK and Potijk's QQ. The ladies held to send Bonomo out in 28th and Potijk to the top of the leader board.

The remaining field are all guaranteed at least €35,000 and will play down to a final table of eight today.

The chip leaders are as follows:

1 Geert-Jan Potijk 1,320,000
2 Bernard Guigon 1,212,000
3 Georges Dib 1,118,000
4 Andoni Larrabe 1,071,000
5 Ben Vinson 1,039,000
6 Lucille Cailly 999,000
7 Pratyush Buddiga 970,000
8 Anatoly Gurtovoy 945,000
9 Sergio Castelluccio 944,000
10 Vadzim Markushevski 922,000

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Tags: EPT Grand Final, Geert Jan Potijk, Ben Vinson, Erik Seidel, Monte Carlo