The third day of the PokerStars.fr European Poker Tour Deauville Main Event is starting at 12 p.m. local time, in 50 minutes.
137 of 671 players remain with 95 being paid. The bubble will most certainly burst today but that won't be the end of it. The min cash is €9,500 while the winner will take home €614,000 in a couple of days. It's not yet certain how many levels we'll be playing today but it's likely that the organization will decide on not having a dinner break, similar to Day 2. Levels will last 90 minutes though, instead of the 75 minute levels the players played on the first two days.
Dario Sammartino is the chip leader with 427,700 in chips. EPT Loutraki 2011 champion Zimnan Ziyard is in second with a more than respectable 392,500 in chips. Team PokerStars Pro Eugene Katchalov takes fifth on the leaderboard with 345,700 while accomplished singer, actor and bracelet winner Patrick Bruel closes off the top 10 with 277,400.
It's likely that these guys will at least make the money, but there are not many sure things in poker. Headlining the leaderboard isn't a guarantee for a good day, as was proven by Ayman Zbib who ended Day 1B as the chipleader with 181,400 but didn't make it through the first two levels on Day 2.
Get ready for some action today with the first hurdle to take being the money bubble. The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will guide you through all the big hands, failed bluffs and huge coolers.