After four starting flights and three days of play in the €1,100 Eureka Main Event at EPT Prague, a once gargantuan field of 3,155 players has been whittled down to its final nine hopefuls. Each of them has already parlayed their initial investment of €1,100 into at least €32,860, but all eyes are on the €417,820 top prize and accompanying spadie trophy that awaits the winner at the end of the night.
Going into the final day, all eyes will be on PokerStars ambassador Alejandro "Papo MC" Lococo, who amassed a massive pile of 24,075,000 in chips on Day 3 — twice the size of his nearest challengers. Twitch streamer and rapper Lococo, a household name in Latin America with 2.7 million followers on Instagram and over 850,000 on Twitter, instantly gained worldwide poker fame by making the final table of the 2021 WSOP Main Event, ultimately finishing 7th for $1,225,000. Today, on the other side of the pond, he finds himself in a prime position to lift the trophy at the end of the night.
Norway's Jon Kyte (12,825,000) and France's Alexandre Reard (11,900,000) — who had earlier success in Prague and won a bracelet last year — round out the top three, while the rest of the final nine will have to work with 30 or fewer big blinds to try and snatch the title away from one of the big stacks.
€1,100 Eureka Main Event Final Table Chip Counts (In Chip Order)
|Rank||Name||Country||Chip Count||Final Table Big Blinds|
|7||Jakub Koleckar||Czech Republic||6,775,000||17|
|8||Merijn van Rooij||Netherlands||6,450,000||16|
Players will return at 12:00 p.m. local time for the final day, picking up the action in Level 35 with blinds at 175,000/350,000 with a 350,000 ante. The biggest-ever Eureka Main Event has drawn 3,155 entries (1,553 unique players competed), with a total prize pool of €3,028,800 divided between the top 469 finishers.
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