The King's Casino in Rozvadov hosted the Main Event Championship for the 2017 WSOP Europe. The final bracelet event on the schedule attracted 529 runners hoping for a final shot at a piece of bling. This year's Main Event had a €10,350 buy-in and the total prize pool exceed €5 million. Only the top 80 places got a cut. First place will win €1.1M. A min-cash was worth €15,131.
Only 135 players survived the cut at the end of Day 2. On Day 3, the money bubble popped with 80 players to go. At the end of Day 3, only 46 players were still left in the hunt for the WSOPE Main Event title, bracelet, and mega-payday.
Robert Bickley from the U.K. bagged up the most chips at the end of Day 3 with 1.4M. Only five other players passed the 1M mark. Among them... British pro Jack Salter, German pro Rainer Kempe, Michal Mrakes, Vlad Darie from Romania and two-time bracelet winner Kristen Bicknell from Canada.
Scotland's favorite son, Niall Farrell, is fresh off his €25K High Roller bracelet win and he's trying to parlay another deep run in RozVegas. Farrell bagged up a Top 10 stack at the end of Day 3 and he'll return to fight with a shade under 750K.
Among those notable names still alive... Kevin MacPhee, Mike Leah, Maria Ho, Anthony Zinno, David Peters, Evgeny Kafelnikov, Marc MacDonnell, Vishal Maini, Chi Zhang, Luis Rodriguez, Mathijs Jonkers, Norbert Madaras, Ante Varnica, Roman Herold, Andre Demidov, Mark Roberts, Chun Ho Law, Neil Ryder, and Sebastian Langrock.
Notables who cashed in the Main Event on Day 3... Philipp Gruissem, Pierre Neuville, Anatoly Filatov, Lauren Ender, Nicaky Romanello, William Kassouf, Will Liang, Leo Nash, Stefan Schillhabel, Julian Stuer, and Dmitry Yurasov.
Action for Day 4 resumes on Wednesday at noon local time.
2017 WSOP Europe - Main Event
Prize Pool: €5,025,500
Top 10 Chip Counts:
1. Robert Bickley - 1,431,000
2. Jack Salter - 1,396,000
3. Rainer Kempe - 1,254,000
4. Michal Mrakes - 1,245,000
5. Kristen Bicknell - 1,285,000
6. Vlad Darie - 1,045,000
7. Marc MacDonnell - 895,000
8. Vishal Maini - 790,000
9. Niall Farrell - 745,000
10. Chi Zhang - 699,000