Hit and Run: EPT Prague Main Event Enters Day 3; Bonomo Closes in on Holz in GPI POY Rankings

The last main event of European Poker Tour enters Day 3 in Prague, while Justin Bonomo bumps up in the GPI POY Rankings. These stories and more are in today’s Hit and Run.

Nicolas Chouity Leads Last EPT Main Event Heading Into Day 3

A record 1,178 have entered the Main Event of EPT Prague, the last of the European Tour Schedule and the last under the European Tour moniker. With 231 players remaining, Nicolas Chouity holds the chip lead with 644,000 heading into Day 3. EPT Prague concludes on December 19th with the final day of the Main Event being held on December 18th.

In other WPT Prague news, Isaac Haxton took down the €25,000 buy-in Single Day High Roller for a €559,000 score. Julian Stuer finished in second with €397.550.

You can watch live courage of EPT Live below starting at 12:00 CET each day (6 AM ET):

Quick Hitters

– With his 5th place performance in the WPT Five Diamond Classic last week, Justin Bonomo has closed in on Fedor Holz in the 2016 GPI Player of the Year rankings for second place. Bonomo currently trails Holz by just over 202 points. Ankush Mandavia and Charlie Carrel both moved into the top 10 this week with strong WPT performances.

– Playing poker for a living can be very different from playing recreationally. Here are some of the considerations you need to make when deciding to take the plunge full time.

– Even the best can down years. Just ask Daniel Negreanu who is down around $300k for the year. That makes 2016 his worst year on record since 2000. Check below for more from Daniel on this subject and other topics. Always a good listen from Mr. Negreanu (h/t PokerListings).

– Casino gambling isn’t the only game where players can lose money. Take a California man who lost $1 million playing Game of War.

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