Day 6 of the 2015 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino European Poker Tour (EPT) Grand Final featured the Main Event bubble. 114 people bagged chips at the end of Day 2, and with only 79 paying spots, at least 35 players would go home empty handed. 34 players still had chips in play at the end of the day.
The bubble burst in level 17 when France's Eric Sfez got his small stack in with kings against Jason Mercier's deuces. A deuce on the turn was all Mercier needed to bust Sfez and guarantee the remaining players at least €19,175. Several of the Canadians who bagged on Day 2 busted just before the bubble. Noah Vaillancourt finished just four behind Sfez in 83rd, while Ami Barer and Hani Bahna busted back to back in 85th and 86th. Other notables to bust before the cash are below.
Chipleader at the end of the day was Polish player Jose Carlos Garcia who bagged an astonishing stack of 1,710,000. The next closest player, and only other person above one million, was Connor Drinan with 1,065,000. €100,000 Super High Roller final-tablist Dario Sammartino ended the day with 827,000 while Day 2 chipleader Ole Schemion managed to bag 823,000.
The last Canadian standing is Ryan McEathron with a healthy 521,000. Other notables to move on to Day 4 include EPT Vetern Johnny Lodden (728,000), Andre Akkari (574,000), Jason Mercier (539,000), €50,000 Super High Roller winner Mustapha Kanit (213,000), and Isaac Haxton (112,000).
Thomas Popov, who was top Canadian after Day 2, bagging the fourth biggest stack, was the only other Canadian to cash, finishing in the 50th spot, collecting €23,125. Other familiar players to cash include €100,000 Super High Roller runner-up Dzmitry Urbanovich (40th — €23,125), Dimitar Danchev (54th — €23,125), Team PokerStars Pro Eugene Katchalov (64th — €20,900) and Maria Ho (69th — €20,900).
Day 7 of the EPT Grand Final will include the beginning of the €25,000 High Roller, as well as Day 4 of the Main Event. Check out EPT Live Wednesday at high noon CET for all the action. Play in the Main Event is expected to continue until 16 players are left, or the end of Level 24. Check back here with PokerNews Canada to find out the fate of our last remaining Canadian, as well as a recap of all the action.