Middleton Tops EPT Barcelona Again
Friday, 6 September 2013
Tom Middleton enjoyed another profitable at the felt yesterday after he finished top of the chip chart in PokerStars EPT Barcelona's Main Event for a second day in a row.
Having started the day on top, Tom slipped from his dominant position for most of the session but never lost touch with the top five.
Whilst many assumed Alejandro Perez would continue to dominate, Tom seemed to remain composed and as time in the final few levels ticked by he was able to retain the lead with a late surge.
In contrast to Tom's continued good fortune, a number of pros found themselves heading for the rail before they could even catch site of the final table. Indeed, after Russell Thomas became the second casualty of the day the elimination floodgates seemed to open and walking through before the close of play was such luminaries as Mike Watson(47th - €18,200), Dimitar Danchev (44th - €18,200), Christophe De Meulder (36th - €21,440) and Martin Staskzko (25th - €29,270).
By the time yesterday's session was brought to a close just 24 players were left in contention ahead of today's ultimate session which will see a final table of eight set.
EPT Barcelona Main Event End of Day 4 Chip Counts:
Tom Middleton 3,986,000
Alejandro Perez 3,300,000
Anaras Alekberovas 2,638,000
Kimmo Kurko 2,382,000
Andreas Christoforou 2,258,000
Emilio Jimenez 2,242,000
Madis Müür 2,056,000
Benoit Gury 1,940,000
Niall Farrell 1,862,000
Eduard Bhaggoe 1,637,000