EPT9 Grand Final Day 4: The Team Pros' route to the deep stages

Day four of the EPT Grand Final Main Event started today with five Team PokerStars Pros still in the field: Johnny Lodden, Daniel Negreanu, Jason Mercier, Victor Ramdin, Jake Cody and Ville Wahlbeck, plus Mickey "mement_mori" Petersen from Team Online.

There were a lot of Team Pros starting this event, that's for sure, but six from about 42 (including Sportstar and Team Onliners) is a pretty good return. And we wondered this morning how they had done it. What was these particular players' routes to the final?

Thanks to the wonders of Excel, and the similar wonders of our EPT Media Coordinator Mad Harper, we can find the answer to this question. Here's the raw data and a pictorial representation of the Team Pro players' routes to this point in the Grand Final. Statistics suggest that at least one of them should make it to the final table as well, in which case we can recalibrate and add another couple of notches on the line. (Seems like having a goof day three is the key to success on the EPT.)

(Starting stack on day one, two, three, four)
Johnny Lodden - 30,000; 47,800; 605,200; 1,232,000
Jason Mercier - 30,000; 48,200; 321,900; 746,000
Daniel Negreanu - 30,000; 88,600; 340,100; 684,000
Jake Cody - 30,000; 119,000; 223,300; 639,000
Victor Ramdin - 30,000; 134,400; 202,900; 479,000
Mickey Petersen - 30,000; 21,900; 96,600; 362,000
Ville Wahlbeck - 30,000; 30,200; 148,200; 228,000


Team Pro chip counts

At time of writing, only Ville Wahlbeck has been eliminated. He was the relative short stack and could get the spin up required, but the others are going strong, into the last 24.

A quick note on how to follow our coverage of the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final. Head to the main EPT Monaco page, where you will find hand-by-hand coverage from the tables in the panel at the top of the page, which also includes current chip counts and payouts as they happen.

Our feature coverage can be found below the panel, including the latest from the side events. And don't forget EPT Live. How could you? It's live now on PokerStars.tv