Hall, Kassouf Headline as 888Live Barcelona Down to 25

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Kassouf in contention (Photo: Fabian Grubler)

A field of 609 players has been whittled down to 25 and they'll find a winner at 888Live Barcelona today.

GPI Female Player of the Year Cate Hall leads the pack as they head in to the final day. 

Last year’s WSOP sensation Will Kassouf is also in contention with a Top 10 stack.

The 888poker “Make It Big” festival is on its last leg and we’re looking forward to the “Battle of the Solicitors."

25 Instead of Nine

The plan was to play down to a final table yesterday but with three tables still running at 2 AM the organizers decided to call it a night and give the players a 12-hour break.

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Cate Hall (Photo: Fabian Grubler)

This could mean we’re up for a long final day but then there are quite a few shortstacks in the field. Day 2 saw most of the big names fall yesterday, with Stacy Matuson holding her own the longest.

The American who will now be forever connected to “that nine-high-like-a-boss hand at the WSOP," went on the wildest ride of her poker career, swinging back and forth between 10 and 100 blinds, before it finally ended in 55th place.

Will Kassouf Take It Down?

When most of the players just longed for play to end after a gruelling day it was Hall who took the reins and started surging through the field.

Putting smaller stacks to the test and relentlessly exerting pressure she eventually managed to build the largest stack of all and is now the player to beat.

On the next table Matuson’s nemesis Will Kassouf was on a similar rollercoaster as his American counterpart but never lost all his chips. Instead, he ended the day on a high and finished within the Top 10 of the chip counts.

Kassouf and Hall have been drawn to sit at different tables today but with just three tables still active it’s only a question of time until the “Royal Clash” will happen.

Check back to the PokerListings news section to find out who prevailed. Watch the feature table live stream featuring Kassouf below:

888poker “Make it Big” Main Event 2017 Top 10

1

Cate Hall

US

2,467,000

2

Marco Regonaschi

Italy

2,150,000

3

Do Chung Tran

Germany

1,237,000

4

Jaakko Wilska

Finland

1,069,000

5

Alessio Sardone

Italy

975,000

6

Luigi Shehadeh

Italy

964,000

7

Stefan Eriksson

Sweden

958,000

8

Jonas Kannosto

Finland

925,000

9

William Kassouf

UK

902,000

10

Carlos Garcia Rodriguez

Spain

810,000

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