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  • EPT San Remo Final Table is Set

    Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 by Ryan

The European Poker Tour’s San Remo event featured some big time names, and quite a few excellent hands as well. The event kicked off with 837 total players, and is now down to its final eight players, the final table. While quite a few of the big named players such as Vanessa Selbst, Elio Fox, Chris McClung, Joseph Cheong, David Bach and many other weren’t able to make it this far, we still have well-known players like Kevin MacPhee and Barny Boatman in the mix; as well as six other players who have played incredibly well to get to this point. While the players were playing to get down to the final eight from nine, the last player eliminated was the Norwegian pro Johnny Lodden. As far as the prize pool goes, the 837 players buying in built up a total pool of €3,734,694, and will pay out a nice first place prize of €800,000 to the winner.

Now to take a look at the final table, the player on top is Daniel Neilson, who is a player from Australia that has built a very nice stack of 6.7 million chips. He’s not a massive chip leader though, as the Bulgarian Dimitar Danchev is not far behind with 4.43 million chips. The name Neilson may sound familiar as he actually made it into the final 100 players at the World Series of Poker Main Event back in 2010. All in all, Neilson has won over $700k in just live tournaments, and this would obviously be his largest score in his career though if he could take down the European Poker Tour San Remo event.

As far as the other remaining players go, we see Andrey Pateychuk (3.1 million chips) who is fresh off of his 15th place finish at this years’ World Series Main Event, MacPhee (1.11 million chips) who won the EPT Berlin event for $1.3 million, Boatman (2.5 million chips), Jan Bendik (3.98 million chips), Yorane Kerignard (2.15 million chips), and Rocco Palumbo (1.16 million chips). Each player who makes it into the top six will cash for over €130,000, and each player has already been guaranteed €63,000.

As far as the names we mentioned above, and the other well known poker players who didn’t make the cut into the top ten, we had a few players who came close to making the final table. Lex Veldhuis finished in 15th place in the event, while Mike McDonald came in 18th, and this years’ World Series of Poker Europe Main Event Champion Elio Fox finished in 23rd. Chris McClung who was the chip leader heading into the day finished in 14th place. Selbst and fellow PokerStars Pro John Duthie were knocked out back to back, with Duthie going home in 41st and Selbst going home in 40th. A few of the other well-known players who didn’t quite make the run to the end were Shaun Deeb (71st), Bach (47th), Cheong (31st), and Tyler Bonkowski (55th).

The final day will kick off tomorrow and the champion of the 2011 EPT San Remo event will be crowned later in the day.

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