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Charalampos Kapernopoulos Leads Day 3 of EPT Loutraki

• Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante
Charalampos Kapernopoulos is our chip leader

When we started Day 3 of EPT Loutraki there were 100 players all hoping and praying that they would make it into the money. Back when the sun was shining it was Team PokerStars Pro Toni Judet who was leading the way with 288,200 chips and a certain Charalampos Kapernopoulos was not doing to badly with 174,900.

The action was hot and heavy in the first part of the day and we lost former EPT Champion Roberto Romanello and McLean Karr early doors. Romanello wasn't the only former EPT Champion plying his trade. A certain Rupert Elder was exerting his influence and he screamed into the chip lead holding over 700,000 at one point in the competition.

We then entered the bubble and it was burst in peculiar circumstances. Roman Makhlin, who we last saw cashing in EPT Barcelona in 2010, moved his last few chips into the middle and then did a runner! The expectant crowds flocked around the table but Makhlin was nowhere to be seen! He eventually returned to his seat to see his pocket kings cracked by the ace-king of Chris Lastiwka and Makhlin was christened the bubble boy.

As we headed into the final part of the day Charalampos Kapernopoulos won a monster pot while eliminating Kevin Macphee and at the same time confirmed himself as the chip leader.

38 players will return at 12.00 (CET) on Saturday where we will play down to a final table of eight players. Pokernews will bring you all of the action.

Final Standings

NameCountryChips
Charalampos KapernopoulosGreece892.500
David ElyasharIsrael503.500
Rupert ElderUK497.500
Mario PucciniGermany495.500
Pim Van RietNetherlands492.500
Frederic HebetteBelgium464.000
Zimnan ZiyardUk437.500
Panagiotis KoyloykakosGreece401.000
Andras KovacsHungary362.500
Dimitris MpinasGreece362.500
Evangelos ArmpatsisGreece315.500
Vitalijs ZavorotnijsLatvia300.500
Vasileios ChantzarasGreece271.500
Ioannis TaramasGreece270.000
Toni JudetRomania255.000
Hauke HesedingGermany241.500
Florian SchlepsAustria237.500
Jude AinsworthIreland233.000
Theofanis PoziopoylosGreece228.000
Koen De VisscherBelgium213.000
Bret WilliamsCanada199.500
Andreas PournarasGreece197.000
Pierre MothesGermany190.000
Georges YazbeckLebanon188.000
Viliyan PetleshkovBulgaria187.500
Robert CezarescuRomania180.000
Sergey SerafimovBulgaria172.500
Tobias GarpSweden170.500
Georgios GrigoropoylosGreece163.500
Fahredin MustafovBulgaria161.500
Christopher LastiwkaCanada150.000
Matthias KurtzGermany145.000
Jose Maria FelicesSpain114.000
Igal AugartenAustralia93.500
Julian HeroldGermany93.500
Stelios DrososGreece93.000
Carlos LopezSpain81.000
Grudi GrudevBulgaria49.500

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