EPT Copenhagen 2011 Day 3 Recap

Per LindeThe Day 3 of the European Poker Tour Copenhagen event saw just 73 players still remaining in the tournament return to the felt at Casino Copenhagen.

The play will reach a conclusion as soon as enough players have been eliminated from the field until three final tables of eight

players who will battle it out on the final day of the event. The action of the EPT Copenhagen final table will be broadcast on a live webcast at PokerStars.tv on Feb 26th.

After the field was narrowed down on Thursday, Day 3 of the event, it was Swede’s Per Linde who finished the day as the chip leader with 1,622,000 in chips. He had many battles against fellow Swede Joel Nordqvist. Linde has continued his recent good live results, having made a deep run at EPT Barcelona and San Remo last year, and a third place at the WPT Grand Prix de Paris that same year. The top of the leaderboard is dominated by Swedes, with Michael Tureniec also right up there with a good shot of winning it, as one of the leading stacks.

Linde received a hefty boost to his stack when his pocket kings held up against JP Kelly’s big slick. Winning that key pot increased his stack to over the million chips mark. Linde managed to still play well with a bigger stack and knocked out several of the short stacks in the process.

Other action on Day 3 included Team PokerStars Pro Florian Langmann. He played well and drastically increased his stack in the later levels of the day, with 1,304,000 chips to play with leading into Day 4, which makes him second place overall on the leaderboard.

After the second level of Day 3, the bubble finally burst, with Dennis Bjerregaard losing a classic coinflip situation, with his pocket queens losing to Ørjan Skommo’s big slick and his opponent spiked a king on the turn.

As soon as the players were already in the money, several well-known Team PokerStars Pros were resigned to the rail, including both Lodden brothers. EPT Barcelona winner Kent Lundmark was another player to eliminated, after pushing with A4 into his opponent’s AQ, which saw him exit from the tournament.

Former chip leader Michael Tureniec is also one of the players who will be playing on Friday. Tomorrow, the final table action will determine the EPT Copenhagen champion.