Dia 3 Terminado
Dia 3 Terminado
Day 3 of the EPT Monte Carlo €5,300 Main Event has come to an end and 16 players are moving on to Day 4 of the flagship event of the 2022 PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) presented by Monte-Carlo Casino®.
A total of 1,073 runners turned out for the Main Event and only two tables remain from the 85 players started Day 3. The returning 16 players will play for a top prize of €939,840 from a total prize pool of €5,204,050.
Morten Hvam is the chip leader going into the penultimate Day 4 and he is followed closely by PokerStars Ambassador Ramon Colillas and bracelet winner Hugo Pingray. Nariman Yahgmai and Francky Magliocco round out the top five chip counts after Day 3.
Also alive are two PokerStars online qualifiers, Erkan Soenmez and Jussi Nevanlinna, and among the rest of the pack are Jaime Cervantes, Dragos Trofimov, Ferenc Deak, as well as bracelet winners Niall Farrell and Justin Saliba.
2022 EPT Monte Carlo €5,300 Main Event Day 3 Top Ten Chip Counts
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Day 3 Highlights
Hvam was the chip leader at the end of Day 1b and he has returned to the top after falling back from the pack on Day 2 and starting Day 3 with 465,000. He got started early and eliminated Lucas Sfez during a run that saw him get to over 2,000,000 just before the second break. The top stack scored another big hand late to cross 3,000,000 when Fausto Tantillo jammed with eights but ran into Hvam’s pocket kings.
Elsewhere in the room, Colillas was running it up at the featured table throughout the afternoon. The PokerStars Ambassador started the day in the top ten and kept pace several big hands, including a clash with Julien Martini that brought back memories of their heads-up battle in the 2019 PokerStars Players Championship, where Colillas came out on top for a $5,100,000 prize.
Colillas moved above 1,000,000 after the hand with Martini and climbed again later with a big pot against Arthur Conan, only to take the chip lead for a short time in the late stages of the day after picking up a double knockout on the featured table. The Spaniard will return in search of his first EPT title.
Ana Marquez was the last woman standing in the tournament after an impressive run that saw her bow out in 26th place for €26,230. Other players coming up short on Day 3 include Jonas Lauck, Gaelle Baumann, and bracelet winners Ole Schemion and Simone Andrian.
Day 4 on Friday
Action will pick up on Day 4 at Noon local time on Friday with 24:38 left in Level 23 with blinds at 10,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante. The plan is to play down to the final six players and return to crown a champion at Saturday’s finale. All of the action can be seen on PokerStars TV via YouTube and Twitch, with livestreaming featured on a 30-minute security delay.
Be sure to keep it with the PokerNews team throughout the rest of the week for live updates from the floor of the EPT Monte Carlo €5,300 Main Event at Monte Carlo Sporting Complex on the shores of the French Riviera.
Nicola Grieco open-shoved his last 200,000 from the button and Justin Saliba looked him up from the small blind. The big blind folded and action was heads up with Grieco at risk.
The board ran out and the nines held to eliminate Grieco from the tournament in 17th place for €41,680.
With Grieco's elimination the tournament is now down to two tables and the evening has come to an end. Stay tuned to PokerNews for a full recap and chip counts for Day 4.
Nariman Yaghmai opened to 55,000 from under the gun, Ramon Colillas called on the button, and Marc Foggin shoved in his 75,000 short stack in the big blind. Both opponents called.
The flop came and Yaghmai check-folded to a bet of 75,000 by Colillas.
Foggin was drawing dead to a chop, and the board ran out with the and to confirm Foggin's elimination in 18th place for a €36,480 payday.
Jason Wheeler raised to 60,000 from the cutoff and Marcelo Simoes three-bet to 180,000 from the button. The blinds folded and Wheeler responded with a shove for around 760,000. Simoes called and Wheeler was at risk.
The board ran out and the queens held to eliminate Wheeler from the tournament in 19th place for €36,480.
Francky Magliocco opened to 50,000 from under the gun and then called the all-in by Jacques Der Megreditchian for the last 125,000 while the blinds got out of the way.
Jacques Der Megreditchian:
The flop gave Der Megreditchian more equity with the gutshot but he missed on the turn and river to bow out in 20th place for €36,480.
With 50,000 each invested to the flop, Jussi Nevanlinna check-raised from 25,000 to 85,000 and Yannick Cardot stuck around. They checked down the turn and river and Nevanlinna tabled the for a pair of aces to win the pot.
Over on the outer tables, Morten Hvam raised to 55,000 and then called the shove by Fausto Tantillo for what appeared to be 700,000 on the button.
The board brought no help to Tantillo and as neither player held a heart on their hand, the kings remained ahead to eliminate Tantillo in 21st place for €31,280.
Out of the small blind, Niall Farrell moved all-in for the last 545,000 and was called by Nicola Grieco in the big blind.
The dominated ace got there on the board and Farrell doubled to pull ahead of Grieco.