Johnny Lodden bags Day 4s chip lead - EPT 2015 Grand Final
Rocky Monaco has been abuzz with the Grand Final of the European Poker Tour (EPT) for four days now. On Wednesday, 34 players returned to the poker room of Casino Royale for Day 4 battle. Only 15 of the pack would make it through the next round after five 90-minute levels of play. Johnny Lodden wrapped the day up on top of the chip count with 2,293,000 chips while the remaining survivors see an average stack of 1,120,000. With such chip advantage, the Norwegian poker player is well positioned to hit his second EPT final table. As a reminder, he finished 3rd place at the 2013 EPT Grand Final Main Event. In this upcoming battle, Lodden would have, as the tougest contender, Adrian Matos Diaz. Winner of the 2013 WSOP Europe Main Event, Diaz is ranked 3rd in the leaderboard with 1,635,000 in chips.
Day 5 is played this Thursday May 7 with a panel of high-profile players armed with more than 1 million chips. Include the likes of Markus Ross (1,815,000), Koichi Nozaki (1,582,000), Hady El Asmar (1,530,000), Muhyedine Fares (1,280,000), Ole Schemion (1,178,000) and Lyndon Basha (1,070,000). Dmitry Ivanov, Anton Astapau, Romain Paon, Christopher Frank, Jose Carlos Garcia, Juan Martin Pastor and Tom Hall are also among the title contenders in this 10,300 buy-in event. As for Pierre Neuville, Isaac Haxton, Fabrice Soulier, Jason Mercier, Mustapha Kanit, Andre Akkari, Stephen Chidwick, Scott Clements, Dario Sammartino and Connor Drinan, they all found their own run cut at the end of Day 4.
Thursday, 07 May 2015
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