Day 3 was an action-filled day of poker as the field of 235 players was narrowed down to 79 players in just five 90-minute levels of play. At the beginning of Day 3, Pablo Tavitian held the lead and was looking to be the first player ever to win both an LAPT and an EPT, however, the Argentinian pro's dream won't come true this time as he was sent packing already in 127 place for €10,000.
Tom Middleton (picture) will lead the remaining 79 players into the fourth day of tournament with 1,030,000 in chips. Other players who bagged up big stacks at the end of Day 3 were Kevin Vandersmissen (970,000), Niall Farrell (912,000),Thomas Butzhammer (827,000) and Andreas Christoforou (825,000).
The possibility of a first-ever two-time EPT Main Event champion still remain, because not less than three former EPT Main Event champs made it through Day 3: Kent Lundmark (2010 EPT Barcelona champ), Dimitar Danchev (2013 PCA champ) and Mikalai Pobal (2012 EPT Barcelona champ). Lundmark will bring 501k into Day 4, Danchev 376k in chips and defending champion Pobal only a stack of 71k. It will be interesting to see how the poker gods will treat the trio during Day 4!