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EPT Barcelona Main Event: Belgian Young Gun Out In Front After Day 3

Tags: Anthony Chimkovitch, EPT Barcelona, Jason Mercier.
Posted on 26 August 2016 by "T".

Anthony Chimkovitch, from Belgium, had an incredible run on Day 3 of the EPT Barcelona Main Event. The 23-year-old showed the experience of a long-time pro and managed to turn 144k in chips into a massive stack of 1.8 million! Chimkovitch was the first player to cross the 1 million chip mark, eliminating players such as US pro Chance Kornuth (close to $4.5 million in tourney earnings) along the way.

A total of 294 players returned for Day 3 on Thursday but only 98 of them will return today for another day of battle. The biggest names still in the competition include Jason Mercier (1,006,000), Bryn Kenney (728,000), Byron Kaverman (442,000), Jason Koon (424,000) and Eugene Katchalov (215,000).

Start of Day 3 chip leader Nicolas Chouity will also return today. The Lebanese poker pro won the EPT Monte Carlo Main Event in 2010 and now has the chance to join Victoria Coren in the history books as the second player ever to win two EPT Main Event titles. Unbelievely enough, Chouity is not the only former Main Event winner left in the competition -  Jason Mercier, Michael Eiler, Kent Lundmark and Ronny Kaiser will also be competing for a second Main Event title! 

You will find a final table recap here in the news section on Monday morning. Happy weekend, everyone! 

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5 comments on "EPT Barcelona Main Event: Belgian Young Gun Out In Front After Day 3 "

 doubletop77726/08/2016 08:06:01 GMT
There are still a few very big names left in and it will be very interesting to see how today plays out. To see Jason Mercier's name still there must send a few shivers down the spines of the players left in
 DaCapo7126/08/2016 08:57:42 GMT
The EPT Barcelona was the most famous station on the EPT poker series, because Barcelona is a great City. And it was interesting to see, which guy will win the main Event this year. And the chip leader at the final table wasn´t ever the winner of the tourney Blink
 Tony_MON7ANA28/08/2016 17:56:49 GMT
Anthony Chimkovitch got really unlucky when Alexandru Baron's pocket tens spiked a set against his pocket aces in Day 4. Anthony finished 20th for €49,170 in Day 5. Not too bad for a €5,300 investment.
Good luck to all the remaining players.
 pochui28/08/2016 18:59:31 GMT
so glad to hear that not any young gun but young gun named Anthony Chimkovitch is/was in the lead after day 3 in the ept barcelona main event. this just emphasises the fact that not just old guns can hold the chip lead in a massive tourney in day 3, young guns do have some hope as well.
 godoy01/05/2018 03:56:53 GMT
Nicolas Chouity as the chip leader of this tournament and a dream to reach the diua 3 being the first and a very difficult achievement to achieve and with this has a huge advantage to be able to drive the tournament

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