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Eight remain at EPT Grand Final

TAGs: EPT, Madrid

EPT Grand Final tableThe European Poker Tour (EPT) season seven is swiftly coming to its conclusion. Day four’s count of 24 players has now been whittled down to the eight that will contest the final table and riches that come with it.

Atop the chip count going into the final table is Venezuelan Ivan Freitez (5,995,000). He is closely pursued by the final remaining Spaniard Juan Maceiras thus giving the top of the count a distinct Latino feel. Being in the lead isn’t looking like the most enviable position to be in though.

Ole-Kristian Nergard led through two days but was quickly dispatched during yesterday’s early sparring. Next was Simon Higgins whose time at the top of the count Spaniard Pedro Pellicer shot to pieces. Then you’ve probably guessed what happened next, as Pellicer himself was the next one out in 11th place.

There’s one man left in the field that does have the chance to achieve something even more remarkable than just becoming an EPT champion. Alex Gomes already has a World Series of Poker (WSOP) title to his name. In addition, he has a World Poker Tour (WPT) crown amongst his achievements. It all means the rare occurrence that is a Triple Crown could fall for only the third time ever to the Brazilian. There’s a way to go as his chip count stands at a meagre 1,670,000. In a tournament that seems to chance by the minute, he has as good a chance as any.

The final table is slated to start at 2pm CET. If players are lucky enough to remain at 9pm then a costume change may be in order due to live TV coverage of the final stages. The draw for the final table is as follows:

Seat 1 – Eugene Yanayt, USA, 2,420,000

Seat 2 – Tamas Lendvai, Hungary, 1,655,000

Seat 3 – Juan Maceiras, Spain, 3,150,000

Seat 4 – Andrey Danilyuk, Russia, 2,645,000

Seat 5 – Andrew Li, USA, 1,210,000

Seat 6 – Ivan Freitez, Venezuela, 5,995,000

Seat 7 – Torsten Brinkmann, Germany, 1,875,000

Seat 8 – Alex Gomes, Brazil, 1,670,000.

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