FPS Monaco: 57 return for Day 3 led by Taibi, Besalduch, Bier, Braga

We're in luxurious Monaco, a place where more than a few millionaires dwell. Speaking of, there's an exclusive group in the millionaire-club -- chip-wise, that is -- to start Day 3 of the France Poker Series Monaco Main Event here at the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final.

There are 57 players left from a massive starting field of 993, and just four of them have reached seven figures with their stacks thus far: Dean-Henri Taibi (1.325 million), Jose Besalduch (1.218 million), Romain Bier (1.198 million), and Sergio Braga (1.183 million).

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Dean-Henri Taibi

But just as is true in among the packed populace here in Monte Carlo, more millionaires will soon be coming in the FPS Monaco Main Event.

Indeed, many are already lurking in the high six-figure range just a hairpin turn away, including Umid Aghazada (960,000), Gilles Silbernagel (913,000), Muhamet Perati (899,000), and Pablo Gordillo (831,000). Meanwhile, further down in the counts sit EPT4 Prague champion Arnaud Mattern (270,000) and Le Maison Du Bluff star Abou Sy (213,000).

Today's plan here at the Monte Carlo Bay Resort and Hotel calls for those 57 to race down to just eight to set up tomorrow's final table, due to be streamed on EPT Live with cards-up coverage on a one-hour delay. Meanwhile stick close as we'll be giving detailed updates throughout the day as more players cross the one-million chip mark, with all eyeing the €177,000 prize up top for the winner.


The Monte Carlo Bay Resort and Hotel

Key FPS Monaco Main Event Facts:
- Play restarts with Level 21 (6,000/12,000/2,000)
- The tournament is scheduled to play down to the eight-handed final table
- Click here for a full list of chip counts among the 57 players starting Day 3
- The top 143 finishers are cashing; click here for an updated list of payouts

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Martin Harris is Freelance Contributor to the PokerStars Blog.