Roberto Romanello Leads EPT Copenhagen After Day 3Published on 2010-02-19 23:53:00
1. EPT Copenhagen Down to 24.
24 of the original 423 entrants currently remain in the EPT Copenhagen main event heading into Day 4 on Saturday.
Roberto Romanello will enter Day 4 with a comfortable grip on the tournament chip lead, as he was able to finish Day 3 with a stack of around 1.4 million. Andrew Teng, who finished the day with just over a million in chips, is well behind in second place.
Peter Eastgate finished Day 3 with a healthy stack of 726k. Eastgate, who is the only recognizable name still left in the event, will be looking to make his third EPT final table in the last 4 1/2 months (2nd at EPT London in October, 8th at EPT Deauville last month).
Annette Obrestad and Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier were both sent to the rail on Friday. "ElkY" managed to finish in 40th place for a small cash of 65,000 DKK (about 8,750 Euros).
Csaba Toth, who entered Day 3 as the tournament chip leader, ended up being eliminated in 41st place.
Here are the top five chip stacks heading into Day 4 on Saturday:
1. Roberto Romanello, 1,400,000
2. Andrew Teng, 1,050,000
3. Anton Wigg, 949,000
4. Damien Fouquet, 934,000
5. Paul Szyszko, 761,000
The tournament will play down to the final table on Saturday, with the winner being crowned sometime on Sunday afternoon (local time). The winner will take home about 500k Euros, in addition to the EPT title.
2. Weak Ratings for HSP Season Six Premiere?
According to Buzzerblog, ratings for the season six premiere of High Stakes Poker were "shockingly low".
I haven't been able to confirm this news anywhere else as of yet, but this site is generally pretty accurate and reliable.
According to the site, "we've got reports that the show's sixth season debut only got a .2 rating".
I'm not sure what kind of ratings the show normally posts, but 0.2 seems like a really low number.
What's going on? This season has (by far) the most stacked line-up of any of the other seasons. Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan, two of the most popular poker players in the world, are going to appear in every episode this season. Ratings should be strong.
A.J. Benza will have a good laugh over this if the 0.2 rating is accurate. We'll try to confirm..
Source: Buzzerblog - Ratings Report: All But "Family Feud" Down
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