The numbers being able to enjoy the weekend sun has been rising by the hour in San Remo these past few days as the European Poker Tour (EPT) stop enters its penultimate day later on today. A Chilean now based in Norway, Nicolas Yunis, leads the field of 24 heading into day six and has a healthy lead over the field with the only stack that has topped two million chips (2,281,000). The Chilean is being pursued by a pack that includes the last two remaining members of Team PokerStars Pro, Joe Cada, and the only former EPT champion amongst the field Max Lykov. The top eight going into today’s play is as follows:
Nicolas Yunis – 2,281,000
Rupert Elder – 1,894,000
Luigi Pignataro – 1,796,000
Max Lykov – 1,722,000
Joe Cada – 1,619,000
Nicola Grieco – 1,615,000
Andrew Teng – 1,600,000
Massimiliano Manigrasso – 1,560,000.
Today’s field will be cut down to a final eight who will then battle it out to see who can become the heir to Liv Boeree’s EPT San Remo crown. Unfortunately the winner doesn’t get to acquire Liv’s good looks.
The World Poker Tour was also out in full force over the weekend and the Seminole Hard Rock Showdown is building towards its big finish in Hollywood, Florida. Out in front with a stack more than double that of any other player is Taylor Von Kriegenbergh. Honestly with an epic name like that how can anyone deprive him of the 4,384,000-chip count that he’s currently busting out? The remaining six players will be seated at the final table as follows:
Seat 1: Abbey Daniels – 2,192,000
Seat 2: Tommy Vedes – 1,570,000
Seat 3: Allen Bari – 1,984,000
Seat 4: Taylor Von Kriegenbergh – 4,384,000
Seat 5: Curt Kohlberg – 655,000
Seat 6: Justin Zaki – 2,197,000.