PokerStars Festival Marbella: One Team Pro and one former champ still in with 37 left

Just over half of the 76 players who returned for Day 3 of the PokerStars Festival Marbella Main Event have now been eliminated, so it seems like the perfect time to bring you an update on the goings on.

They're down to 37 players right now, and the man out in front is Juan Carlos Lopez. He's amassed a big stack worth 1.8 million, while nearing him at the top of the counts are Fabrizio Privitena with 1.47 million and Diogo Veiga with 1.25 million.


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Lopez leads

Meanwhile, Team PokerStars Pro Fatima Moreira de Melo is doing rather well too. She's up to 850K right now, and joining her in the remaining field is her good friend Leo Margets, who currently sits with 410K.


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Fatima puts her feet up

Sat next to Margets is a man familiar to many both here in Marbella and around the poker world. Ludovic Geilich took down the UKIPT Marbella Main Event back in 2013, and he's still in with a shot at winning another title here. He was on 140K not long ago, but has just doubled up to 380K after he won a race with ace-jack against pocket tens.


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Ludo lurking

EPT6 Copenhagen champ Anton Wigg is still alive with 420K, as is the last ever Eureka Main Event winner, Hubert Matuszewski with 350K.

During the course of the day we've lost another former Marbella champ, 2016 UKIPT winner Jonathan Schuman, as well as EPT13 Barcelona Sebastian Malec.

Play continues as they try and get to a final table. Stay tuned to see who makes it.


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Jack Stanton is a freelance contributor to the PokerStars Blog.

Jack Stanton
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