EPT10 Barcelona: Mercier talks Piqué, picture-taking, and poker
They're down to 15 now in the €10,000+€300 High Roller event. Gerard Piqué was finally ousted in 19th place, with Toby Lewis (18th), Emil Mattsson (17th), and Niklaus Teichert (16th) following the footballer to the rail.
Meanwhile Richard Yong still occupies first position in the counts, having recently become the first player to cross the 1 million-chip mark.
Piqué's run exceeded that of many top pros, including Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier with whom Piqué exchanged greetings and photos earlier in the day.
Sarah Grant recently spoke with Mercier about meeting with Piqué, about another photo exchange that happened earlier in the event involving him and LAPT6 Chile winner Pablo Tavitian, and the phenomenon of pro athletes giving poker a try.
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Martin Harris is Freelance Contributor to the PokerStars Blog.