EPT11 Grand Final: Side event updates pour le dîner
Granted, the €10,000 Main Event is the main course and the well-underway €25,000 High Roller a welcome second dish. But there's a wide selection of other side events on the menu as well today in which many players are at the tables hungrily looking to satisfy their poker appetites.
Okay, perhaps it has been a few hours since someone here at the PokerStars Blog has had his last meal. But we'd never let that cause our readers to starve for information regarding the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final.
At last check just 13 remained in the field for this second and final day of Event #54, a €1,000 NL Single Re-Entry event. Those left in that one are each hoping to scoop out the biggest €42,550 serving of the prize pool like so much ratatouille.
Rocco Palumbo (23rd, 2,110), Said Zakaria (20th, 2,300), Alexey Andreev (18th, 2,300), and Igor Khvorov (14th, 2,880) are among the cashers.
Atanas Kavrakov of Bulgaria currently enjoys the chip lead with a big stack of about 580,000, with Jonas Lauck (345,000) and Luciana Manolea (340,000) the nearest challengers.
Event #60, a €1,000 NL Deepstack tournament, got going at noon today, with 126 players entering. There are currently 39 remaining. The top 17 finishers will make the cash, with a tasty €30,750 sitting up top for the winner. That could buy a lot of pommes frites.
Over in the cash game area sit two tables' worth of players still alive in Event #62, a €500 buy-in H.O.R.S.E. event that interestingly features pot-limit betting -- not too unusual for the "H" or even the "O" rounds, perhaps, but not something you normally see for "R," "S," or "E."
From 19 starters just 13 remain, with the top four making the money and first worth 3,870 haricots verts, erm, that's euros.
And finally just a short while ago the dealers in Event #63, a €1,000 pot-limit Omaha single re-entry affair, began serving up four-card hands like slices of pizza aux quatre fromages. Just a few tables are seated so far, with Dermot Blain one of those spending the dinner hour with that group.
We'll continue keeping an eye on these events and others to see which players emerge from these fields to earn their just desserts.
Click here for a continually updated list of all side event results from the EPT11 Grand Final.
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Martin Harris is Freelance Contributor to the PokerStars Blog.