Daniel Negreanu, Jason Mercier Still Alive

Published on May 10th, 2013 3:55 pm EST

The King is drinking his tea and talking about the EPT Grand Final - MonacoDay 4 of the EPT Grand Final main event wrapped up just a few minutes ago, with Andrew Pantling emerging as the dominant chip leader heading into Day 5 on Saturday.

There are a number of very recognizable names that are still alive and well heading into Day 5. As a matter of fact, the majority of the 16 players who are still alive are very big names in the poker world. Let's look at the chip counts heading into Saturday:

Andrew Pantling, 2,248,000
John Juanda, 1,395,000
Johnny Lodden, 1,352,000
Daniel Negreanu, 1,257,000
Freddy Deeb, 1,207,000
Victor Ramdin, 1,090,000
Noah Schwartz, 1,087,000
Jason Mercier, 1,008,000
Goran Mandic, 995,000
Steve O'Dwyer, 942,000
Grant Levy, 712,000
Andrew Lichtenberger, 699,000
Clyde Tjauw Foe, 647,000
Mateusz Moolhuizen, 596,000
Vasili Firsau, 358,000
Jake Cody, 266,000

Of the 16 players who are still left in the event, five are members of "Team Pokerstars Pro".


All 16 of the players who are still alive will receive a minimum of 37,000 EUR for making it this far. The winner of the event will take home over 1.2 million EUR, while the runner-up will walk away with 842k EUR.


A few notes heading into Day 5 of this event:

-Daniel Negreanu is red-hot, having just come off of a bracelet win in the recently completed WSOP APAC main event

-speaking of Negreanu, "Kid Poker" would pass Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey and Erik Seidel on the all-time tournament money list with a cash of at least $402k USD

-John Juanda is looking to build on the best year of his career in 2012 with a win in the EPT Grand Final main event. Juanda, who has nearly $15 million in lifetime tournament cashes, earned over $3.1 million on the tournament circuit in 2012.

-a win for Andrew Pantling in this event would represent the largest cash of his live tournament career

-Johnny Lodden would more than double his career tournament cashes with a win in this event


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