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Alejandro "Papo MC" Lococo Leads the Final Table into Day 4 of the €1,100 Eureka Main Event

MattHansen • Nivo 34: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Alejandro "Papo MC" Lococo
Alejandro "Papo MC" Lococo

Argentina’s Alejandro “Papo MC” Lococo leads the final nine players into the Day 4 finale of the €1,100 Eureka Main Event at EPT Prague. The first multi-flight event of the European Poker Tour’s return to King’s Casino Prague attracted 3,155 runners and generated a €3,028,800 prize pool. The final nine players will return on Thursday at 12 p.m. local time to fight for the top prize of €417,820.

Lococo, a PokerStars Ambassador, is fresh off his final table finish at the 2021 WSOP Main Event and the popular international MC is looking for a big score in his first EPT cash. He is followed at a distance by Jon Kyte in second and WSOP bracelet winner Alexandre Reard in third. Bartolomeo Tato and Ville Jantunen round out the top five chip counts.

€1,100 Eureka Main Event Top 10 Chip Counts

RankNameCountryChip CountFinal Table Big Blinds
1Alejandro LococoArgentina24,075,00069
2Jon KyteNorway12,825,00037
3Alexandre ReardFrance11,900,00034
4Bartolomeo TatoItaly10,300,00030
5Ville JantunenFinland8,950,00026
6Nicolas CottinChile7,250,00021
7Jakub KoleckarCzech Republic6,775,00019
8Merijn van Rooij Netherlands6,450,00018
9Yann NasserLuxembourg6,200,00018

Lococo Runs Wild

"Papo MC" went on a Day 3 tear that saw him finish at the top of the leaderboard with nearly double the chips of his closest competitor. It started early when Lococo made queens and tens to crack Jan Mach's ace-king. It was one of many eliminations that Lococo would pick up, with Firat Baltaci following closely behind after the Argentinian MC called his shove with a pair of kings. Lococo followed that up with a set of nines to eliminate Petr Kubenka, who shoved with ace-queen.

Perhaps the biggest hand of Lococo's night came when he emerged from a deep tank to call Dan Borlan with a pair of threes. Borlan turned over dust and was out the door in 13th place. Lococo finished the day strong and he will return for the final table with just over 24,000,000 chips.

Jon Kyte
Jon Kyte

Players will return at 12:00 p.m. for the Day 4 finale, and play will continue in Level 35 with blinds at 175,000/350,000 with a 350,000 ante. Each returning player is guaranteed a minimum payout of €32,860.

Remaining Payouts

PlacePrize
1€ 417,820
2€ 249,000
3€ 174,130
4€ 131,900
5€ 99,920
6€ 75,690
7€ 57,340
8€ 43,430
9€ 32,860

Be sure to keep it with the PokerNews team for updates live from Day 4 of the €1,100 Eureka Main Event and other marquee events throughout the return of EPT Prague.

Oznake: Alejandro LococoAlexandre ReardAristeidis MoschonaBartolomeo TatoDan BorlanFirat BaltaciJakub KoleckarJan MachJon KyteMathias SiljanderMaxime CostasMeir AvigalMerijn Van RooijNicolas CottinPetr KubenkaTal HerzogVille JantunenYann Nasser

End of Day 3

MattHansen • Nivo 34: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante

Day 3 has ended with nine players remaining at the final table at the end of Level 34.

Stay tuned for final table chip counts and a full recap from the PokerNews team.

Four More Hands

• Nivo 34: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante

Tournament staff has just announced that four more hands will be played before the remaining players bag up for the end of Day 3.

Cottin Gets Double Up and More

• Nivo 34: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Nicolas Cottin
Nicolas Cottin

Merijn Van Rooij raised in early position to 600,000 and got calls from Alexandre Reard in the hijack and Bartolomeo Tato in the cutoff. Nicolas Cottin responded by moving all-in in the small blind for 4.1 million. Van Rooij called for about 40% of his stack and the others folded.

Nicolas Cottin: {9-Clubs}{9-Spades}
Merijn Van Rooij: {a-Clubs}{a-Spades}

Van Rooij was poised to thin the field to eight until the dealer spread a flop of {j-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}, giving Cottin a set of nines.

The turn brought chop outs for Van Rooij with the {10-Diamonds}, but the {6-Hearts} on the river clinched the win for Cottin, boosting his stack close to the ten million chip mark.

Alexandre Reard fr
Alexandre Reard
fr 12,250,000 250,000
Bartolomeo Tato IT
Bartolomeo Tato
IT 11,050,000 -3,975,000
Nicolas Cottin cl
Nicolas Cottin
cl 9,400,000 5,025,000
Merijn van Rooij nl
Merijn van Rooij
nl 6,230,000 -8,170,000

Oznake: Alexandre ReardBartolomeo TatoMerijn Van RooijNicolas Cottin

Lococo and Kyte Resume Their Battle

• Nivo 34: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante

Alejandro Lococo and Jon Kyte haven't been afraid to mix it up with each other today, and they recently took their big stack battle to the final table.

Kyte opened in the cutoff to 650,000, to which Lococo replied with a three-bet to 2,625,000.

Kyte still wanted to play for more, as he clicked it back to Lococo for 4,850,000.

That was enough for Lococo, who after a brief pause pushed his cards toward the dealer.

Even with this loss, Lococo is still a strong chip leader at the table

Alejandro Lococo ar
Alejandro Lococo
ar 22,450,000 -1,150,000
Jon Kyte no
Jon Kyte
no 15,500,000 3,100,000

Oznake: Alejandro LococoJon Kyte

Potentially Huge Pot Ends Up Very Small

• Nivo 34: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante

What could have been a massive pot with stacks blasted in preflop became something very different as the final table got underway.

Alexandre Reard raised to 550,000 under the gun. In middle position, Yann Nasser called. The rest of the action folded around.

The dealer spread a flop of {6-Spades}{9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} and both players checked.

The {8-Diamonds} fell on the turn, and Reard put out a bet of 500,000. Nasser called.

The river brought the {10-Diamonds}, and this time Reard bet 1.2 million. After some deliberation, and with just over 3 million in his stack, Nasser just called.

The hands were revealed to some surprised looks from their tablemates.

Reard turned over {k-Diamonds}{k-Spades}.

Nasser showed {a-Spades}{a-Clubs} for the superior two pair.

A tablemate who will remain nameless exclaimed to Nasser, "What? You don't like money?"

Alexandre Reard fr
Alexandre Reard
fr 12,000,000 -2,900,000
Yann Nasser lu
Yann Nasser
lu 7,100,000 2,825,000

Oznake: Alexandre ReardYann Nasser

Nivo:
34
Slepe stave:
150,000/300,000
Ante:
300,000

Final Table Redraw

MattHansen • Nivo 33: 125,000-250,000, 250,000 ante
TableSeatNameChip Count
11Merijn Van Rooij14,400,000
12Alejandro Lococo23,600,000
13Alexandre Reard14,900,000
14Bartolomeo Tato15,025,000
15Yann Nasser4,275,000
16Nicolas Cottin4,375,000
17Ville Jantunen3,950,000
18Jon Kyte12,400,000
19Jakub Kolecker5,625,000
Alejandro Lococo ar
Alejandro Lococo
ar 23,600,000 1,700,000
Bartolomeo Tato IT
Bartolomeo Tato
IT 15,025,000 6,225,000
Alexandre Reard fr
Alexandre Reard
fr 14,900,000 3,900,000
Merijn van Rooij nl
Merijn van Rooij
nl 14,400,000 1,050,000
Jon Kyte no
Jon Kyte
no 12,400,000 -1,700,000
Jakub Koleckar cz
Jakub Koleckar
cz 5,625,000 45,000
Nicolas Cottin cl
Nicolas Cottin
cl 4,375,000 1,025,000
Yann Nasser lu
Yann Nasser
lu 4,275,000 1,475,000
Ville Jantunen fi
Ville Jantunen
fi 3,950,000 -2,245,000