Epic Poker League Plays Down To Final Table

The Epic Poker League is currently playing its second Main tournament of season one at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
However, the popularity of the competition was been questioned after a Pro/Am preliminary qualification satellite failed to raise enough funds to cover the price of the nine Main Event entries worth $20,000 each.
This disappointing lack of interest was then confirmed after the Main Event attracted just 97 of the 200 players eligible for the tournament.
Nevertheless, with a $20,000 buy-in and the EPL adding an extra $400,000 to the prize pool now worth $2,301,200, a healthy $762,410 top prize plus an Epic Poker League Championship seat awaits the eventual winner of the competition.
Day 1 of the Main Event saw the 97 player field reduced to 50 players, while by the end of Day 2 just 23 players remained with only 19 places being paid.
Leading the way so far is French pro Fabrice Soulier, who has managed to amass a
453,500 stack, whilst eliminating such players as  Mike Sowers, Rep Porter, James Mackey, and Andrew Robl along the way.
In 2nd place is Italian pro David Paul Steicke 436,000, while US legend  Erik Seidel is finely poised in 3rd with a 353,500 chip stack.
Also still in the hunt for EPL glory are Adam Levy, Matt Glantz, Isaac Baron,
Nam Le, Dan O’Brien, Jonathan Little, Allen Bari, Sean Getzwiller, Jaime Kaplan and a short-stacked Chino Rheem.
As Day 3 gets underway at 12pm PT today, the remaining 23 competitiors will play down to a final table of eight. With the blinds soon to reach 2k/4k with a 500 ante, the top ten chip counts are as follows:
Fabrice Soulier – 453,500
David Paul Steicke – 436,000
Erik Seidel – 353,500
Nam Le – 306,000
Matt Marafioti – 302,000
Dutch Boyd – 262,000
Adam Levy – 253,500
Chris Moore – 250,000
Jaime Kaplan – 245,000
Isaac Baron – 217,500

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