Day 3 of the EPT Barcelona Main Event (1694 entries, the biggest EPT Main Event in history) kicked off with 343 players, but only 247 of them would receive a share of the €8,215,900 prize pool.
Several big names were among the ones who missed out on the money (including Isaac Haxton, Bertrand "Elky" Grospellier, David Vamplew, Max Greenwood) and the money bubble popped once Anastasios Vrakas was eliminated with AQ against the AK of Dmitry Yurasov (board rolled out JJ742).
Notables who fell after that were, just to mention a few, Andre Moreira (148, €10,350), Dario Sammartino (136, €11,500) Nacho Barbero (124, €11,500), and last but not least Johnny Lodden (111, €13,475). It was the Norwegian Team PokerStars Pro's 20th EPT Main Event cash, and he was the last players to be eliminated on Day 3, which lasted five 90-minute levels.
EPT Vienna Main Event winner Oleksii Khoroshenin will lead the remaining 110 players into Day 4 with a stack of 1.7 million (170 big blinds), while Thore Nordboe brings the smallest stack with just 56,000 (6 big blinds).
All the remaining players are set to take home at least €13,475 each, but of course everyone's eyes will be focused on the €1,420,500 first-place prize.
source: PokerStars Blog and PokerNews