Good morning and welcome to the very best coverage of the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final. We are Pokernews and this is Day 3; the money bubble day.
There are 130 players left from an original cast of 665 and 96 of them are going to receive at least €15,000 for their troubles. But everyone will have had least one thought about what they would do if they won the first prize of €1,500,000.
Team PokerStars Pro Max Martinez had a barn-storming finish to Day 2 yesterday when he used his special powers to turn 65,000 into 456,300 chips. Mohsin Charania received the bulk of his chips as a gift from Nick Yunis and Erik Seidel…well he is Erik Seidel. Charania and Seidel starting on 413,500 and 362,200 respectively and all three of them are in with a great chance of going deep in this competition.
Joining Martinez in the hunt for a pay day are fellow Team PokerStars Pros Richard Toth, Nacho Barbero, Matthias De Meulder, Sandra Naujoks, Pius Heinz, Angel Guillen, Marcel Luske and Johnny Lodden. Also keep your eye out for the Griffin "Flush_Entity" Benger (284,100), David "Doc" Sands (281,800), Andrew Badecker (279,200), Chris Brammer (267,400) and the recent €100,000 Super High Roller winner Justin Bonomo (221,900).
The action starts at 12:00 (CET) so go on, brush your teeth and settle down in front of the laptop because it is going to be a great day of poker.