144 players of 671 entries remain after 3 action-packed days (1A, 1B and 2) of poker in Casino Barriere in France. There's a sweet €3.22 million prize pool up for grabs and the money bubble will burst when 95 players remain. A minimum cash is worth €9,500 and the eventual winner will take home €614,000, a Slyde watch, and a huge trophy!
Dario Sammartino (picture above) is the chip leader with 427,000 in chips. The Italian pro is best known for his runner-up finish in an IPT Main Event, a 19th place finish in the EPT Season 9 Grand Final, and a third-place finish earlier this week in the France Poker Series (FPS) Deauville High Roller for €63,800!
Besides Sammartino, one should keep an eye on Team PokerStars Pro Eugene Katchalov (picture on the right) during Day 3. Katchalov, from Ukraine, is currently ranked 5th with 345,700 chips and he's not only looking to take home the massive first prize but also to complete the Triple Crown! It's a long way to go, but nothing is impossible in the poker world!