Eureka3 Croatia: Stacks and exits as bubble approaches

The bubble is in sight here in Croatia as just 59 players remain, 40 of whom will get paid. So all in all that means at least two-thirds of the players who remain will make the money. The actual bubble is still probably a good level and a half away but thanks to the tournament staff I can give you a good idea of some of the players who won't be 'hugging the bubble'. The tournament staff did a full chip count of the (at the time) 67 remaining players. You can see the top 10 (plus selected counts below) and the full list here.

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Achilles is showing a clean pair of heels to the field

Top 10:
Bozsó Achilles Hungary  PokerStars Player 379500
Goran Mandic Croatia PokerStars Qualifier 180000
Triantafyllos Chadiroglou Greece Full Tilt Qualifier 165000

Georges Yazbeck Lebanon 163000
Oliver Mihaly Osi Hungary 160000
Gheorghe Stefan Aurelian Romania PokerStars Qualifier 140000
Dimitar Blazhev Bulgaria 138000
Vladimir Luledžija Bosnia and Herzegovina  135800
Konstantin Zlygostev Russia PokerStars Player 126000
Zeljka Kvastek Croatia PokerStars Qualifier 125000

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De Meulder's still flying the Belgian flag

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Puff of the cheeks from Palovic

Selected Chip Counts:

Dag Palovič Slovakia Team PokerStars Pro 85000
Mathias De Meulder Belgium Team PokerStars Pro 82000

Daniel Ebersold Germany 74400
Ivailo Kolarov Bulgaria Full Tilt Qualifier 62000
Petar Zografov Bulgaria  PokerStars Qualifier 33800

So as you can see Bozsó Achilles has a huge chip advantage with over double the stack of his nearest rival, whilst both Team PokerStars Pros who started the day are still in. However the same can't be said of Day 1 chip leader Christian Kolke who's gone from first to out in short order.

Other players who've joined him on the rail include: Ilija Aleksić, Marko Blažević, Aleksandras Rusinovas, Marko Tot, Dariusz Wieczorkiewicz, Kristijan Kasalo and Dimitar Aleksandrov.

The blinds have just ticked up to 1,200 - 2,400 ante 300 and the average stack is 95,900, 59 players remain.

PokerStars Blog reporting team in Croatia: Nick Wright. Photos by Ivan Dabac.

Nick Wright
@PokerStars in Eureka Poker Tour