Players are falling at regular intervals now, with the names of the latest prizewinners appearing on < href="/en/blog/ept-dortmund-season-5-payouts-and-prizew.html">the prizewinners page. Where else would they be?
In other tournament news, the remaining players are now being compressed into one tiny corner of the tournament room, which a side event takes over one side of the space, and the television stage the other.
The two previous EPT Dortmund winners are still in the mix: Andreas Hoivold (210,000) is now sitting next to the British PokerStars qualifier Steve Jelinek (125,000) and the new ShootingStar Florian Langmann (160,000).
Mike McDonald, meanwhile, has just been moved to the left of one of the undisputed tournament leaders, Martin Bjerring Hansen, who has about 320,000.
Also on that table is the Turkish player Cengizcan Ulusu, who is one of today’s undisputed success stories. He started the day with only 9,200 in chips but is now up to about 300,000 and is also one of our leaders.
The same applies, of course, to the Team PokerStars Pro William Thorson, who has slipped down a touch but is still looking strong with about 250,000. Thorson was sitting for a long time beside Max Pescatori today, and the video blog team caught up with them when they were both still in the mix: