WSOP Europe ME: Bickley leads, reigning champ still in

The €10,350 WSOP Europe Main Event started on November 4th generating 529 entries.

The total prize pool of the event hit €5,025,500 divided between 80 players. The field reached the money on day 3 with all the remaining players locking up €15,131. Many notable players are still fighting for the title and the top prize of €1,115,207. Reigning WSOPE Main Event champion Kevin MacPhee is still in the game. He managed to build up a healthy stack of 653,000 chips. Other well known players such as Jack Salter or Rainer Kempe are sitting on huge stacks with the former bagging 1,396,000 and the latter 1,254,000 while famous Twitch streamer Parker "Tonkaaaap" Talbot sitting on 434,000. Picking up pocket kings in the cutoff against Oleh Haisiuk's middle-position openshove helped Talbot when his hand held against his opponent's ace-ten.

Jack Salter still in

However, the main character of the day was an unknown player from the UK, Robert Bickley, who is leading the field with 1,431,000. In the very last hand of the day Robert picked up a nice pot against Germany's Philipp Gruissem. Gruissem opened from middle position to 23,000 only to get four-bet by Bickley. After some time Phillipp announced all-in holding KdTc and Bickley took no time to call with his Ac Kc. The board didn't help Gruissem as he was already drawing dead after the turn on the Ad6c2h As 5d board.

Chipleader Robert Bickley

The most unlucky man of the day title goes to Spanish Javier Zarco, who busted in 81st place as the bubble boy after putting all of his remaining 11 blinds in the middle. Altough he was probably unhappy with the result he at least made 80 people happy in the process. Belgian poker doyen Pierre Neuville, German high rollers Dominik Panka and Stefan Shillhabel, Brazil's Vivian Saliba also reached the money amongst others.

Day 4 will start on Wednesday with the blind level of 6,000/12,000/2,000 with at least €20,175 guaranteed for all the players.