Day 3 of the 2014 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final Main Event (buy-in €10,600) saw 123 players returning to the tables. After several 90-minute levels of play, the field was narrowed down from 123 to just 41 players, who will battle for a seat at the final table over the next two days.
Malte Moennig, a 27-year-old player from Cologne, Germany, who qualified for the tournament online on PokerStars, finished the day as the chip leader (1.15m). Moennig is the only player who will bring over a million chips into Day 4 and he is now guaranteed (next player to be eliminated will get 24,400 Euro) to nearly double his total tournament earnings no matter where he finishes in the tournament.
There are two Team PokerStars Pros left in the mix of players, Ville Wahlbeck (283k) and David Williams (253k), but, unfortunately, there aren't many big names left in the tournament besides them. Well, it takes lots of skill to go this deep in such a prestigious tournament as the EPT Grand Final Main Event is, so we are guaranteed to watch a very exciting final table (€1,240,000 put aside for the winner) no matter who's on it.
Check back tomorrow morning for another update.