Quick Bubble At EPT Vienna

Quick Bubble At EPT Vienna

Thursday, 27 March 2014

It was a day of nerves and near misses for some inside Vienna's Hofburg Palace as the latest main event on the European Poker Tour (EPT) burst its bubble to leave just 53 players still in the race for the title and €816,000 in cash.

Day 3 began with 176 players hoping to make it to the end of the session with a healthy stack but when the betting had finished just 53 survivors were left.

Of those remaining, it was Spain's Gordillo Caballero that led the way with 2,111,000 chips just ahead of Anatoly Filatov holding 1,500,000 and Timo Pfutzenreuter with 1,065,000.

However, before the final few could celebrate their progression onto Day 4, it was a case of heartbreak for Ronny Kaiser. Despite having an EPT title in his possession and more than $1 million in prize money to his name, Kaiser couldn't make his A-K outrace the pocket eights of Artem Metalidi. Indeed, it took just two hands for the bubble to burst and Kaiser to leave empty-handed, something which was almost lost on the surviving players who barely realised the tournament was at such a crucial stage.

Also making it through Day 3 and into today's session were the likes of Jude Ainsworth with 788,000 chips, Johnny Lodden holding 477,000, Stephen Chidwick at 340,000 and Jack Salter grasping 216,000.

Day 4 will play down to a handful of tables before Day 5 gets underway on Friday and a final table is formed.

Tags: European Poker Tour, EPT, Vienna, Gordillo Caballero, Anatoly Filatov, Timo Pfutzenreuter, Ronny Kaiser, Artem Metalidi, Jude Ainsworth, Johnny Lodden, Stephen Chidwick, Jack Salter