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Blinds: 10,000-20,000 (ante: 2,000)
7.40pm: Final table set
And with that, tomorrow’s final table is set. The following players will return for the full television treatment at 2pm tomorrow.
Tristan Clemencon, France, 1,731,000
Moritz Kranich, Germany, PokerStars qualifier, 1,434,000
Andrea Benelli, Italy, 1,195,000
Jorn Walthaus, Holland, PokerStars qualifier, 539,000
Arnaud Esquevin, France, 483,000
Jonathan Azoulay, France, 426,000
Bruno Launais, France, 402,000
Thomas Delattre, France, 233,000
Stay tuned for a full wrap of day three.
Jan Meinberg was well equipped for his most recent attempt to haul himself back into contention. He had Ad-Kd and he was all in pre-flop against Andrea Benelli, who had pocket threes. But the big slick never found the improvement it needed – the board ran out 7d-4h-Qs-6h-9s – and Meinberg departed on the final table bubble.
We’re down to nine thanks to a Q-J against A-K scrap that saw David Davaux depart in tenth place to Arnaud Esquevin. The chips went in pre-flop and the action continues around one last table… note last, not final.
7.25pm: Meinberg takes one step in right direction
Jan Meinberg got it all in with Qd-Jh and was looked up by Andrea Benelli with Ah-6h. But the flop was kind to the all in player – Jd-10s-7d – and the turn and river kind too – 5s, Qc. He doubles up to about 200,000, which is still only 10 big blinds.
7.15pm: Meinberg with mountain to climb
Jonathan Azoulay moved all-in once, he moved in twice but only on the second time did anyone call and it was Jan Meinberg, another of the short stacks, taking on the business. Azoulay showed Ad-9d but Meinberg was ahead with Ac-Ts. That was until the flop when a nine struck. But there was still hope for Meinberg, falling as it did 9s-8s-4s. The Kh and 2c on the turn and river though changed nothing. A double up for the Frenchman leaving Meinberg with less than 100,000.
7pm: With ten players left, on two tables of five, we begin level 23. A full chip count is being made, but the runaway leaders at this stage are Moritz Kranich, who has 1,500,000 and Tristan Clemencon, who has now assumed the lead, with about 1,600,000. Those two are way ahead of the pack. Check the chip counts page in a few minutes for the latest full count.