EPT9 Prague: Day 3 mid-day update

The big news so far today has been the bursting of the bubble, which took place in the second level of the day. Rasmus Agerskov was the unfortunate one to take the fall, departing with nothing and leaving the 128 players still in the field a guaranteed €8,000.

Agerskov got his chips with with A♥8♥ but Andreas Berggren found pocket kings and gladly called. Agerskov had a straight draw on the river but came up short.

On the bubble at EPT Prague

It was a fairly long bubble, as we reported earlier but one that brought up one of poker's issues of the day.

Aside from the details of bubble play the news is that Iosif Beskrovnyy continues to extend his lead. The Russian, who was chip leader on Day 1, continues to increase his stack which right now is 947,000. Closest to him is Berggren who profited from the bubble hand, up to 690,000, while Johnny Lodden leads the remaining Team PokerStars Pros with 202,000.

Iosif Bresknovnyy picking up where he left off

Other team pros still playing included Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier until a few minutes ago when he departed, while the two former champions who started the day are now just one. Roberto Romanello, a former EPT Prague winner, is the man to follow of history is to be made this weekend.

ElkY: Out

Talent remains in the form of Team PokerStars Pro Juan Manuel Pastor, Chris Brammer, Todd Terry, Fabrice Soulier, Jeff Sarwer, Ramzi Jelassi, Shannon Shorr and Andrew Teng.

Fabrice Soulier

The same cannot be said for Ari Engel, Tom Middleton, Kent Lundmark, Pier Paolo Fabretti, Mike Watson and Stuart Ritter.

Follow hand-by-hand coverage, plus latest chip counts, in the panel at the top of the main EPT Prague page.

Stephen Bartley
@StephenBartley in European Poker Tour