European Poker Tour Grand Final: Nicolas Chouity Holds Monster Chip Lead Going into Final Table

When the final 24 players reconvened at Le Sporting Club, the curtains were firmly drawn across the sunny Monte Carlo Bay vista as there was some serious business to attend to indoors. Chip leader going into the day was young American Kevin Eyster…

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Fri, April 30th, 2010

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  • SET - In Hold'em, three of a kind where two of the cards are hole cards.
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