Katchalov Hunts Triple Crown with 41 Left at EPT Deauville

Eugene Katchalov
Eugene Katchalov.

Just 40 players stand between Eugene Katchalov and poker's elusive Triple Crown after the end of Day 3 at EPT Deauville today.

Coming into the day among the leaders the Team PokerStars pro more than lived up to expectations, tearing up the feature table and bagging the second-biggest stack of the remaining players.

Coming into Day 4 with 1.19 million in chips Katchalov will trail just French amateur Ekrem Sanioglu with 1.3 million when play starts tomorrow.

The remaining field has a decidedly local and European flavor with no big-name US pros left and just one PokerStars pro in Katchalov. Still, several tough outs remain for him to scoop an EPT title to go along with his WPT title and WSOP bracelet.

Kelly, Ziyard, Heath, Geilich Lead British Charge

Notables left in the field include a crew of British pros lead by Eli Heath (642,000) and JP Kelly (540,000).

Italian Dario Sammartino has a decent stack at 528,000 and Brits Ludo Geilich (408,000) and Zimnan Ziyard (339,000), an EPT title holder himself, are also still in contention.

JP Kelly
JP Kelly.
 

Day 4 action picks up at 12 noon local time and the feature-table live stream can be followed right here on PokerListings.com.

For a full rundown of the day's action, check the PokerStars blog.

The top 10 and chip counts after Day 3:


  • 1. Ekrem Sanioglu 1,300,000
  • 2. Eugene Katchalov 1,194,000
  • 3. Norbert Szecsi 1,184,000
  • 4. Sotirios Koutoupas 1,129,000
  • 5. Tatu Maenpaa 926,000
  • 6. Anthony Lerust 837,000
  • 7. Andrew Sweeney 775,000
  • 8. Dimitri Holdeew 774,000
  • 9. Alexander Goulder 696,000
  • 10. Konstantin Tolokno 684,000

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