Watson, Rivet, Lavalle and Mackoff Advance To Day 4 of EPT Sanremo Main Event

Mike Watson

Some familiar names continue to dredge their way through the 797 entry starting field of the €5,300 EPT Sanremo Main Event, with just 66 players now remaining for Tuesday’s Day 4; Ontario’s Mike “SirWatts” Watson, Quebec’s Guillaume Rivet and Jason Lavalle as well as British Columbia’s Jonas Mackoff are a few of the notable Canadian names still in the mix.

Jason Lavalle

All of the remaining contenders are now guaranteed at least €12,000 but 800,000 euros await the winner of this one; worth more than a million dollars here back home. With Watson already bagging a million euros last week, it would be quite the follow up to make a deep run here.

Jonas Mackoff

However, it’s been a roller coaster ride so far for both Watson and Mackoff; both have chipped up to several hundred thousand or better on multiple occasion throughout this one but will be returning below average for Day 4:

@Sirwatts  “129k to end the day. Was up to 550k but some unfortunate hands occurred. Average around 360k.”

Similarly Jonas gave the following update:

@donut604 “Finished the day really short. Coming back to day 4 with 94k at 4k-8k. 60 something players left.”

Rivet also has some work to put it, but it sounds like he has a plan; @GRiver124k to start day 4, shortstacking, but it’s gonna be easier to play.”

Jason Lavalle appears to be in the best shape ofthe bunch for now, with an above average count:

@constantcolorup : “Finished day with 385k going into 4-8k/500, 68 left a bit over average, #eptswish.”

Montreal’s Marc-Andre Ladouceur also added to his EPT High Roller haul with a 91st place finish mid-way through Day 3, bagging another €10,000 to his climbing European winnings total.

Good Luck to all of them and stay tuned as we hope to cheer their way to the top!


Guillaume Rivet has been eliminated. He three-bet all-in Alberto Musini’s 8-8

Musini: 8-8   Rivet: A-10  the board ran 7-3-3-9-4




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