EPT Dortmund: Final table in view, the last 32 begin third day

As incredible as it is to hear news of Gavin Griffin’s triumph there remains today’s issue at large – day 3 of the PokerStars EPT Dortmund at Casino Hohensyburg.

Kara Scott and the EPT's Lee Jones have a recap on yesterday's action...

Down to 32 players after a quick-step progression through the early cash payouts last night, we will play to eight today before the finalist return tomorrow with eyes firmly on the first prize of 933,600. Tournament director Thomas Kremser is about to start things going and you can follow the action live as it happens both here on the blog and on EPT Live

One name remaining stands out ahead of the rest – that of PokerStars sponsored player Marcel Luske. The Flying Dutchman whistled his way through yesterday, finishing to the tune of 123,000 chips, good for 13th place in the standings. Today he’s drawn against another big name, EPT Deauville winner and Monte Carlo Grand final runner-up in season one Brandon Schaeffer. On this day of records it’s worth remembering that Brandon almost became the first player to win two EPTs (back to back) in the very first season. Brandon is in 7th place at the start of the day with 202,300. They both form part of the first feature table of the day. But who are the names in the other 30 places?

Diego Perez Marco -- Spain -- 361,600
Michael McDonald -- Canada -- 335,700
Claudio Rinaldi -- Switzerland -- 278,700
Marco Liesy -- Germany -- 278,200
Johannes Strassmann -- Germany -- 276,400
Aniol Alcaraz -- Spain -- 216,200
Brandon Schaefer -- USA -- 202,300
Andreas Gülünay -- Germany -- 201,100
Jan Heitmann -- Germany -- PokerStars sponsored player -- 200,400
Manfred Hammer -- Germany -- 135,300
Christopher Rossiter -- UK -- PokerStars qualifier -- 129,500
Thibaut Durand -- France -- 123,200
Marcel Luske -- Netherlands -- PokerStars sponsored player -- 123,000 Peyman Mohammadzadeh -- Germany -- 114,800
Manfred Bass -- Germany -- 114,400
Daniel Ryan -- USA -- 110,400
Daniel Carter -- UK -- 105,900
Christian Harder -- USA -- PokerStars qualifier -- 101,900
Alexandar Milanov -- Bulgaria -- 96,300
Tyler Friederich -- USA -- PokerStars qualifier -- 91,600
Chabot Cyrille -- France -- 74,700
Hugo Marialva Felix -- Portugal -- 63,000
Marcel Cesarz -- Germany -- PokerStars qualifier -- 59,300
Steve Jelinek -- UK -- PokerStars qualifier -- 57,700
Jioí Kulhánek -- Czech Republic -- PokerStars qualifier -- 53,600
Bernhard Damnik -- Germany -- PokerStars qualifier -- 44,000

Andreas Sarling -- Finland -- 38,400
Torsten Haase -- Germany -- 36,800
Syikrai Istafan -- Hungary -- 32,100
Mario Kühl -- Germany -- 27,600
Raul Paez Corral -- Spain -- 25,400
Sebastian Till -- Germany -- 16,200

Yesterday eight players left with a cash finish before the close of play, including Thor Hansen who narrowly missed out on a third day of play. Each received €9,500

40th – Edwin Tournier – Netherlands – PokerStars qualifier
39th – Stefan Rotach -- Switzerland
38th – Richard Fohrenbach – United States
37th – Russell Carson – Canada – PokerStars qualifier
36th – Ramzi Jelassi -- Sweden
35th – Alexander Clauss – Germany – PokerStars qualifier
34th – Thomas Petersen – Sweden – PokerStars qualifier
33rd – Thor Hansen -- Norway

The remaining payouts are as follows...

1st -- €933,600
2nd -- €528,500
3rd -- €307,000
4th -- €234,200
5th -- €193,000
6th -- €152,000
7th -- €120,200
8th -- €85,500
9th to 10th -- €52,200
11th to 12th -- €41,100
13th to 14th -- €31,700
15th to 16th -- €22,150
17th to 24th -- €17,400
25th to 32nd -- €12,650

Stephen Bartley
@StephenBartley in EPT Dortmund