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Eureka4 Rozvadov: PokerStars Qualifier Martin Meciar leads the final table

Just 24 players returned for Day 3 of the Eureka Poker Tour Main Event in Rozvadov, within six levels and without a dinner break, the final table was quickly set. Bert Geens had come into the penultimate day of this tournament with the chip lead and while his good friend Michael-David Passy also was the chip leader for most of the day, it was the Slovakian PokerStars Qualifier Martin Meciar who will be going into the final table as the one to beat.

Martin Meciar

In the last hand of the day Merciar's A♥T♦ managed to river a straight against Ismail Kalkan's A♣Q♣ on a J♣Q♦9♠9♥8♠ board for a pot worth 1.2 million in chips. This sent Meciar to the top of the chip counts as the only person above 2 million. Passy is the closest challenger with 1,890,000 but over half the table are only one double up from taking the chip lead. Five of the final eight are qualifiers online at PokerStars, ensuring that the profit they're making will be extra sweet.

The full table draw is as follows:

Seat one: Martin Meciar, Slovakia, PokerStars Qualifier - 2,200,000Seat two: Sascha Ranzinger, Germany, PokerStars Qualifier - 1,220,000Seat three: Bert Geens, Belgium - 1,035,000Seat four: Michael Eiler, Germany, PokerStars Qualifier - 720,000Seat five: Beatrix Wolfsberger, Austria, PokerStars Qualifier - 1,140,000Seat six: Michael Passy, Belgium - 1,890,000Seat seven: Christian Jambor, Germany - 935,000Seat eight: Dawid Mysiewicz, Poland, PokerStars Qualifier - 595,000

Of course, the name most players will know is former EPT winner Michael Eiler. The German also cashed at Eureka4 Vienna but is hoping that he will be the first player to do the Eureka/EPT double. With five-figure payouts for everyone remaining, here is the prize pool:

1 €93,6002 €59,0003 €42,3004 €33,3005 €26,1106 €20,4507 €15,4008 €10,700

Of all the players who were eliminated today, it's perhaps Griogre Boroica who will be hurting the most. He lost a 1.2 million pot early in the day when his kings were cracked by Dawid Mysiewicz' ace-king, crippling the Romanian in the process. But Mysiewicz suffered his own bad luck, having aces cracked by Sascha Ranzinger's tens on the bubble of the final table for a 1.5 million chip pot.

PokerStars qualifier and former EPT winner Michael Eiler will be the second shortest stack at the final table

The final table will begin tomorrow at 2pm but there will be a full list of player profiles put up beforehand. If you want to catch up with the action that happened today then check out the posts here and here for details of all today's big hands and exits.

We'll see you tomorrow as this event draws to an exciting conclusion!

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