EPT Barcelona: State of play

There's been mixed fortunes for the big names in the tournament so far, with the likes of Dario Minieri bludgeoning his way out of the tournament, while Greg Raymer just doubled up his meagre short-stack courtesy of an ace flopping for his A-4 to outdraw an opponent's 10-10.

Elsewhere, Daniel Negreanu has spent four hours amassing 500 more than he started; Luca Pagano is on about 7,800 and Isabelle Mercier's finely manicured nails are scratching the felt around her 3,500 in chips.

And for shark fans: Humberto Brenes has 8,900. Chomp, chomp.


Humberto Brenes


Among the others:

Thomas Wahlroos - 22,000
Liz Lieu - 9,500
Jorge Correia - 12,000 (PokerStars qualifier)
Marc Goodwin - 10,400
Martin Wendt - 8,500
Karl Mahrenholz - 7,500
Dennis Plejdrup - 7,500 (PokerStars qualifier)
Terence Chan - 8,800
Top Ramassen - 31,000
Rolf Slotboom - 8,000
Daniel Stern - 27,000
Johnny Chan - 40,000+
Lex Veidhuis - 13,500
Alexander Stevic - 8,500
Peter Eichhardt - 6,700
Mads Anderson - 7,000
Ben Grundy - 3,000
Patrick Antonius - 15,000
Ross Boatman - 5,900
Sonny Petersen - 2,000 (PokerStars qualifier)
Marcel Luske - 8,000

We're down to 239 players from more than 270 who started today (final count and payouts are imminent). It's approaching the end of level four where the blinds are 100-200.

Brad Willis
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