EPT Barcelona: Approaching the end

As the day draws to its close, there has been a rash of bustouts. Players are ambling to the rail seemingly every moment, with fewer than 120 left as I write, and probably about 110 when day is done. Among them are the World Series heroes David "Chino" Rheem and Christian Dragomir. Also gone are Sverre Sundbo, Ilari Sahamies and Erica Schoenberg.

Heading in the other direction - upwards - is Michael Murra, who might now be the chip leader. A few more details have emerged about the German: he's originally from Hamburg, but now lives in Frankfurt. He came to Barcelona primarily for a holiday, but won a live satellite last night, and hasn't looked back. He's had aces a few times, and has also cracked aces with kings. If the fortune holds, he'll be here and long time yet.

We'll be putting together an approximate end of day chip-count soon. The official count will come round some time tomorrow morning.

Howard Swains
@howardswains in European Poker Tour