The record field of 722 players has been narrowed down to 31 after 4 days of poker (Day 1a & 1b, Day 2, Day 3) The 3 first days ended with a Russian in the lead. But that tradition came to an end yesterday and now the chip leader is Partrik Renkers from Netherlands. Renkers had a fantastic winning streak during Day 3 and today a 2.4 million stack is waiting for him at the Hilton poker room. The player in second place, Martin Finger from Germany, has about half of that stack.
Unfortunately many former EPT champs hit the rail during Day 3, Nicolas Chourity (101), LIv Boeree (83), Kent Lundmark (75), Rupert Elder (62) and Anton Wigg (33). The only surviving champ is now Mike McDonald (picture) from USA. McDonald will bring 740,000 chips today (14th place) and will have to play extremely good to be among the 9 finalists, who will fight for a first prize of amazing €775,000!