Nick Schulman Chip Leader of EPT Monte Carlo After Day 2Published on 2010-04-27 20:18:00
Day 2 of the EPT Monte Carlo main event has now drawn to a close, with Nick Schulman finishing the day as the tournament chip leader.
The event, which ended up with a total of 848 entrants, has a total prize pool of nearly 8.5 million EUR (or about $11.2 million USD). The eventual winner of the EPT Monte Carlo will take home 1.7 million EUR, while the runner-up will receive an even one million EUR.
The money bubble burst shortly before the end of Day 2. There are currently 116 players left in the event, with the top 128 spots paying, meaning that all of the remaining players in the tournament are guaranteed at least 15,000 EUR for making it this far.
Here are the top five chip stacks heading into Day 3:
Nick Schulman - 742,000
David Sesso - 642,500
Jean Francois Talbot - 635,000
Matt Perrins - 568,000
Sami "LarsLuzak" Kelopuro - 552,000
Some of the notable names who are still alive in the event include:
Chris Moneymaker - 457,000
Victoria Cohen - 236,500
Lex Veldhuis - 194,000
Owen Crowe - 145,000
Alex Gomes - 141,500
Mel Judah - 112,500
Kevin MacPhee - 76,000
Wednesday should be another long day of play, as the remaining 116 entrants play down to the final 24 players. Day 3 will get under way at 12:00 local time on Wednesday afternoon.
It's pretty early to start talking about such things, but Nick Schulman would have an EPT title, WPT title and World Series of Poker bracelet to his name if he were to take down this event.
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