EPT Barcelona Day 3: Top 10 Includes Sahamies, Juanda, Moreira de Melo & Ziyard

At the end of Day 3 of the PokerStars EPT Barcelona, 61 players remain. Several well-known players are still in contention, and Ilari Sahamies, John Juanda, Fatima Moreira de Melo, and Zimnan Ziyard all have very big stacks.

Ilari Sahamies
Ilari Sahamies enjoys a massage
Three days at the EPT Barcelona are in the books, and the 1,082-player field is now just 61 players strong. Those 61 players are already in the money and will go home with at least €14,150, but none of them will be completely satisfied without grabbing the €1,007,550 first-place prize.

What happened on Day 3?

The top stacks - The overall chip leader heading into Day 4 is Czech Antonin Duda with 1,470,000 chips, but far greater attention is being paid to the well-known players in 3rd through 6th place.

Ilari 'Ziigmund' Sahamies is in 3rd (1,269,000), John Juanda is in 4th (968,000), Fatima Moreira de Melo is in 5th (955,000), and Zimnan Ziyard is in 6th (940,000). Lucille Cailly, the 2nd-place finisher from the Season 8 EPT Grand Final, is in 8th place (902,000).

Possible double EPT winners - The EPT is in its 9th season, and several dozen Main Events have taken place over the previous 8 seasons. However, to date no player has won more than 1 EPT title. Two former champions remain in this event and hope to change that - Zimnan Ziyard in 6th and Roberto Romanello in 19th.

Out in the money 
- Several of the best-known players who reached the money but won't be back for Day 4 include PokerStrategist Marko 'infinity1000' Neumann, Daniel Negreanu, Ana Marquez, Jake Cody, Juan Manuel Pastor, and Xuan Liu.

Day 4 will begin today at 12:00 CET.

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End of Day 3 Chip Counts

Place Name Chips
1st Antonin Duda 1,470,000
2nd Samuel Rodriguez 1,416,000
3rd Ilari Sahamies 1,269,000
4th John Juanda 968,000
5th Fatima Moreira de Melo 955,000
6th Zimnan Ziyard
7th Marcos Fernandez 926,000
8th Lucille Cailly
9th Felix Kretchmann 867,000
10th Aku Joentausta 862,000
19th Roberto Romanello 671,000
43rd Ilan Boujenah 329,000
50th Leo Margets 250,000
60th Matthias De Meulder 116,000
- Xuan Liu €11,550
- Juan Manuel Pastor €11,550
- Jake Cody €9,950
- Ana Marquez €9,950
- Daniel Negreanu €9,950
- Marko 'infinity1000' Neumann €8,400
Blinds: 4,000/8,000/1,000  |   Players: 61 (1,082)   |   Prize pool€5,247,700
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by Matt Kaufman

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  • stripofbacon


    ziig starts to cash in tourneys? what's happening with this world??
  • TheMoment


    ^ this
  • Aerox232


    ziggy is tha men.
    He crush tourneys and crush cash games too.