The Main Event has been narrowed down from 668 entries to 30 players after 3 intensive days of play at Crown Melbourne. Raiden Kan finished Day 3 with the chip lead (1,775,000), but all eyes will be on defending champion Ami Barer (443k) and two-time AU$250k Challenge winner Phil Ivey (439k) when Day 4 kicks off.
Day 1a chip leader Vladimir Geshkenbein (EPT Snowfest winner), Day 1b chip leader Cengiz Ulusu (finished 8th in 2009 EPT Dortmund) and Day 2 chip leader Anton Wigg (EPT Copenhagen winner). All of them made deep runs in the EPT Berlin main event but unforturnately none of them were among the 8 players who battled it out on the final table on Saturday.
The final table of EPT in Prague had 3 italian players this year, Massimo Di Cicco, Francesco Cirianni and Salvatore Bonavena. And it was Salvatore who was going to be the last man standing after winning against his fellow Italian - PokerStars qualifier, Massimo Di Cicco in heads up.