Main Event

That's the End of Day 3; 26 Remain, Potijk Leads

• Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 1,000 ante
Geert-Jan Potijk leading the way

The PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final Main Event stormed through Day 3 and the final 26 players remain. It was a spectacular day on the felt and one that saw the bubble burst, the €100,000 Super High Roller winner make an extremely impressive deep run and Geert-Jan Potijk claim the chip lead with 1.32 million in chips.

When the day began, 130 players remained and the money line was set at 96. Due to a double elimination with one player falling at two separate tables during hand-for-hand play, Adam Levy was the bubble boy in 98th place. Andrew Badecker and Martin Finger were the two players eliminated during the same hand of hand-for-hand action and chopped up the €15,000 awarded to the first payout spot.

Six Team PokerStars Pros made the money today, but none of them made it to Day 4. Nacho Barbero, Angel Guillen, Sandra Naujoks, Max Martinez, Richard Toth and Matthias De Meulder all finished with a cash, but the dream of becoming EPT Grand Final champion is dead for this year.

Other notables eliminated on the day, but in the money, included Bryan Piccioli, Guillaume Darcourt, Erik Seidel and Griffin Benger.

Day 4 will commence at 12:00 PM local time here in Monaco. The plan is to whittle the field down to the final table of eight, so however long that takes, PokerNews will be here. Be sure to stay tuned to the action and we'll see you tomorrow.

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