Just like Day 1 & Day 2, Day 3 had a new chip leader when the tournament director called it a day after five 90-minute levels of play. Spain's Raul Mestre will be leading the final 39 players into Day 4 with a stack of 942,000, and not far behind him are, for example, Day 2 chip leader Lukas Berglund (867k) and Oliver Busquet (806k) who has over $4.2 million in live tournament earnings.
Another day of play has come to end at Casino Sanremo on the Italian Riviera. 115 players made it through to Day 3 of the EPT Sanremo Main Event with Lukas Berglund from Sweden bagging up the largest stack of chips.
It has been an action-filled weekend in Casino Barcelona's poker room as Day 1A, Day 1B and Day 2 of the WPT Barcelona main event have been played. The field has been narrowed down from 249 to 42 players and the money bubble will burst during Day 3 (starts at noon today). The chip leader is Anaras Alekberovas (picture) with 467,000 chips and Tahiri Hassani (434,500) and Antonio Alfaia (430,500) are not far behind.
Besides the players mentioned above, there are two players that one should look out for during Day 3: Lukas Berglund (347k), of Sweden, who won this tournament in 2011 and Steve O'Dwyer (112,000), the American poker pro who has played several EPT and WPT final tables.
254 players signed up for the WPT Baden Main Event (Day 1A: 104 & Day 1B: 150). Both starting days are in the books now and there are 131 players remaining. Day 2 starts in just about 2 hours and Kimmo Kurko (picture), from Day 1A, will sit down with the largest stack (149,700). Steve O'Dwyer is ranked 6th with 118,000 chips and Champions Club members Marvin Rettenmaier (86,000) and Lukas Berglund (78,900) are not far behind.
The money bubble will burst when 27 players remain ($8,634). The winner will take home a whopping $271,258 - about 100k more than the runner-up. Check back tomorrow for a Day 2 recap.
The WPT Barcelona Spanish Championships final table was played last Sunday. Lukas Berglund, 18, from Sweden, arrived at the final table in the middle of the field. However, it didn't take long before the young swede won a 3-way all-in and eliminated 2 players.
After that, he knocked out all of the remaining players and laid hands on the first place prize of €206,000. It was a very well-deserved win by the young swede who we probably will hear more about in the future.