EPT Budapest: The state of play

Play is progressing at a breakneck pace, with players sliding out the door like greased pigs down a fireman's pole. Among those notable fallers are William Thorson, Alan Smurfit and Denes Kalo, all of whom started with small stacks, and Pierre Husson, who was one of the overnight leaders but had a catastrophic day two. The young Frenchman suffered at the hands of Claudio Pagano earlier and could not arrest the decline.

At the other end of the ladder, the Italian Mauro Corsetti continues to occupy the spot he filled overnight: tournament chip leader. The Canadian Sorel Mizzi overtook him at one point earlier in the day, but Mizzi slipped back to about 140,000 during the last level. Corsetti has nearly 160,000; Mizzi has close to 150,000. But they're both in the sights of the PokerStars sponsored player Johnny Lodden, who is up to 140,000-odd. Then there's Annette Obrestad and Arnaud Mattern, giving the top of this tournament's chip table a formidable appearance.

We now have two loads of chip counts for you to look at: the full, official counts from the end of level 10, or these ones, which are the very latest, approximate, selected counts.

Howard Swains
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