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European Poker Tour -- San Remo Day 3

The Money Bubble Bursts on Day 3 and the Field Shrinks to 66 Players

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Jakob Karlsson Photo Courtesy of Neil Stoddart/EPTDay 3 at the PokerStars European Poker Tour San Remo €5,000 no-limit hold’em main event saw 194 players return to the felt and the first order of business was to bust the money bubble. Cole Robinson claimed the title of bubbly boy early in the day (see hand below) when he finished in 185th place. By the end of the night just 66 remained after a brisk day of play that saw some big stacks emerge.

Most of the players holding the big stacks at the end of day 3 are from Sweden. Chip leader Jakob Karlsson (pictured left) holds 1.8 million at the top of the heap, and he is joined by countrymen Jens Thorson (1.3 million), Per Albin Linde (1,193,000), and Alexander Roumeliotis (887,000) in the top 10. Other notables in the top 10 include EPT Snowfest champion Allan Baekke (1,485,000), and Dermot Blain (1,032,000). Some big names are lurking a little further down the leader board and they include Dag Martin Mikkelsen (626,000), Nick Schulman (609,000), Liv Boeree (513,000), and Harrison Gimbel (471,000).

All of these players will return at noon local time on Monday, April 18 to play down to the final 24 on day 4 of the tournament, and you can follow along with all of the action on the PokerStars blog feed. Be sure to check back at CardPlayer.com tomorrow night for another summary of the action. Here is a look at the tournament statistics from day 3 in Italy:

Day 3 Chip Leaders:

Jakob Karlsson — 1,800,000
Kadir Karabulut — 1,577,000
Allan Baekke — 1,485,000
Dmitry Stelmak — 1,443,000
Jens Thorson — 1,300,000
Per Albin Linde — 1,193,000
Michael Piper — 1,182,000
Dermot Blain — 1,032,000
Alexander Roumeliotis — 887,000
Thang Duc Nguyen — 870,900

Notable Day 3 Cashes:

68 – Chris Bjorn, Italy, €13,000
70 – Steve Gross, USA, €13,000
73 – Steven van Zadelhoff, Holland, €13,000
77 – Thomas Bichon, France, Team PokerStars Pro, €13,000
84 – Daniel Shak, USA, €10,500
91 – Peter Hedlund, Sweden, €10,500
95 – Bertrand Grospellier, France, Team PokerStars Pro, €10,500
100 – Jason Mercier, USA, Team PokerStars Pro, €10,500
113 – Arnaud Mattern, France, Team PokerStars Pro, €9,000
122 – Sebastian Ruthenberg, Germany, Team PokerStars Pro, €9,000
123 – Matthew Gianetti, USA, €9,000
140 – Quinn Do, USA, €9,000
162 – Jose Barbero, Argentina, Team PokerStars Pro, €7,500
163 – Danny Ryan, USA, €7,500
168 – David Sands, USA, €7,500
171 – Jude Ainsworth, Ireland, Team PokerStars Pro, €7,500
173 – Markus Lehmann, Germany, €7,500

Hand of the Day:

Cole Robinson is the Bubble Boy

A flop of AClub Suit 10Club Suit 8Heart Suit sat on the table when Cole Robinson decided to move all in on a short stack. Michael Piper made the call and they flipped over their cards:

Robinson: 10Heart Suit 8Club Suit
Piper: ASpade Suit AHeart Suit

The turn and river changed nothing and Robinson was eliminated on the money bubble. Piper won the hand and he played strong on day 3 to finish in the top 10 in chips at the end of the night.

Remaining Payout Structure:

1 – €1,250,000
2 – €750,000
3 – €420,000
4 – €345,000
5 – €270,000
6 – €210,000
7 – €150,000
8 – €90,000
9-10 – €63,500
11-12 – €50,000
13-14 – €40,000
15-16 – €35,000
17-24 – €30,000
25-32 – €26,000
33-40 – €22,000
41-48 – €19,000
49-64 – €16,000
65-66 – €13,000