Dag Martin Mikkelsen Leading EPT Grand Final Heading Into Final Table

Published on May 2nd, 2009 8:39 pm EST

european poker tour - monte carloThe final tables of both the EPT Grand Final main event and the 25k High Roller event have now been set after a long day of play in Monte Carlo.

Dag Martin Mikkelsen of Norway is currently leading the EPT Grand Final main event heading into the final day of play. He will enter the final table with a stack of around 7.3 million chips, which is far more than the current second place player, Martin Woodward of the USA (4.56 million chips).

Here is how the final table will look on Sunday, courtesy of Pokerstarsblog.com:

Seat 1 - Peter Traply, Hungary, PokerStars qualifier, 4,365,000
Seat 2 - Mikhail Tulchinskiy, Russia, 3,220,000
Seat 3 - Eric Qu, France, 2,880,000
Seat 4 - Peter De Korver, Holland, PokerStars player, 2,500,000
Seat 5 - Alem Shah, Germany, PokerStars qualifier, 1,490,000
Seat 6 - Daniel Zink, Gemany, 1,865,000
Seat 7- Martin Woodward, USA, PokerStars qualifier, 4,560,000
Seat 8 - Dag Martin Mikkelsen, Norway, 7,315,000

At stake? Millions of dollars.

The winner of this event will receive more than $3 million dollars. The second and third place finishers will also walk away with over a million dollars ($1.72 million and $1.06 million dollars respectively). All eight of the final table participants are guaranteed at least $225k for making it this far.

Annette "Annette_15" Obrestad, probably the most recognizable name left in the tournament prior to Saturday's action, was eliminated in 13th place ($102k).

The High Rollers tournament also played down to the final table on Saturday.

Vanessa Rousso, Team Pokerstars Pro, will enter the final table as the chip leader, as she currently possesses a stack of around 1.25 million chips. Rousso mounted a furious comeback on Saturday, building up her stack after nearly being eliminated earlier in the day.

Here are the current chip counts:

Vanessa Rousso, 1,250,000
Tony G, 875,000
Randy Dorfman, 487,500
David Eldar, 385,500
David Steicke, 347,500
Florian Langmann, 274,500
Andrew Feldman, 202,500
William Thorson, 132,000

The winner of this event will take home over 700k Euros. All of the remaining players in the event will take home at least 60k Euros for making the final table.

We'll have another update tomorrow once the two final tables have been completed.

Source: Pokerstarsblog.com


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