Spain’s Adrian Mateos will return with nearly twice the chips of his nearest competitor for the Day 3 finale of the EPT Prague €50,000 Super High Roller at King’s Casino Prague. The Super High Roller's return to the European Poker Tour drew 45 runners and generated a prize pool of €2,182,950, of which €742,200 will go to Friday’s winner.
Mateos holds a commanding lead after taking big pots and picking up eliminations all day, and he will return for the Day 3 finale in search of his fifth EPT title. He’s followed in second by Timothy Adams, who bagged just over 2,000,000 at the end of Day 2. Rounding out the final five players are Nick Petrangelo, Chris Brewer, and Orpen Kisacikoglu.
EPT Prague €50,000 Super High Roller Final Table Chip Counts
|Rank||Name||Country||Chip Count||Final Table Big Blinds|
|3||Nick Petrangelo||United States||2,100,000||53|
|4||Chris Brewer||United States||1,155,000||29|
Day 2 Action
Mateos started his run early with the elimination of Tony G, followed by taking one of the biggest pots of the night from Brewer. Mateos and Brewer battled several times as the latter set the pace early, but the Spaniard retained the edge throughout the day and Brewer will return tomorrow looking for an opportunity to climb back up the leaderboard.
Yuri Dzivielevski was the first to fall victim after the bubble burst when he made a king-high flush and ran into the ace-high flush of Mateos. The Brazilian picked up €152,810 for his sixth place finish. Elsewhere, Stephen Chidwick was a presence throughout the day, but his run came to an end when his pocket sevens ran into the pocket jacks of Adams, who will return tomorrow with the second-most chips looking for an opportunity to close the gap with Mateos.
Other notable players that came up short include Leon Tsoukernik, who registered on Day 2 but had his kings cracked by Laszlo Bujtas. Ole Schemion made a run, but he ran out of momentum and busted out to burst the money bubble.
Players will return tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. local time for the Day 3 finale. Blinds will continue in Level 17 at 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante and blinds will increase every 60 minutes until a winner is declared.
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