We are now right at the serious end of business in the first European Poker Tour Main Event of Season 10 as the EPT Barcelona is now down to just the eight players that will occupy the final table later today.
The day started with 24 players and the British pro Tom Middleton holding the chip lead, a lead in which he still has over the final eight going into Day 6 today. He has 9,850,000 which allows him a gap of around 2,500,000 million over his nearest challenger Kresten Nielsen.
Day 5 also saw 16 eliminations with notable’s players Niall Farrell and Anaras Alekberovas being amongst them. They will leave the event knowing that they at least took home more than €50,000 each.
Oh well, A9<QT to get back to over 2 mil. Not to be. Thanks for all the support guys, means a lot.
— Niall Farrell (@Firaldo87poker) September 6, 2013
The final table bubble boy was Alejandro Perez after he was the shortest stack of the final nine; he was eventually eliminated when he got all of his chips into the middle with a Q-J that couldn’t out draw the A-10 of Benoit Gury. He finished in ninth place for a score of €79,000 leaving just the eight players still in with a great chance of scooping this title.
The Final Table And Chip Counts
St1) Andreas Christoforou – 2,560,000
St2) Kimmo Kurko – 2,265,000
St3) Pasi Sormunen – 3,070,000
St4) Tom Middleton – 9,850,000
St5) Eduard Bhaggoe – 1,615,000
St6) Luca Fiorini – 4,610,000
St7) Kresten Nielsen – 7,300,000
St8) Benoit Gury – 5,610,000
Remember to return for our final report on this event in which we will inform you as to whether anyone could stop the momentum of Middleton and claim a big win here in Barcelona. It is going to be a tough ask but it has happened many times before.
The Remaining Payouts
1st Place – €1,067,000
2nd Place – €625,000
3rd Place – €440,500
4th Place – €328,000
5th Place – €253,000
6th Place – €188,000
7th Place – €143,000
8th Place – €102,430