The final table in the European Poker Tour Monte Carlo Grand Final Super High Roller has now been reached after the 37 survivors from Day 1 plus another three registrations before the start of play were cut down to just the eight that will now contest the title.
Those top eight are the only players that will leave this event with any money from the €6,015,240 prize pool. The minimum payout will be €241,000 for eighth place whilst the winner will secure €1,804,000.
The player who is currently in the best position going into the final table later today is Lo Shing Fung. The Macau businessman would have been seen as a bit of a target in this Super High Roller but after Day 2 he has almost double anyone else with 4,558,000 chips and was responsible for the elimination of PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu.
Ole Schemion and Dan Cates are his closest rivals right now whilst Olivier Busquet and Igor Kurganov will still be confident of pulling something out of the bag here.
Whilst each of the remaining players will be happy to have made the final table there are many that will be feeling the opposite today. Out of the event went Mike McDonald, Phil Ivey, Philipp Gruissem, Antonio Esfandiari, Gus Hansen and PokerStars Team Pros Jason Mercier, Vanessa Selbst, Isaac Haxton and Daniel Negreanu.
Ran AK into Ole’s AA blind vs blind for over 1.1 mill chip pot. Busto… :/ #OnToTheNextOne
— Jason Mercier (@JasonMercier) April 25, 2014
Busted the high roller. Ran terrible and played far from my best. GL to all still in.
— Vanessa Selbst (@VanessaSelbst) April 25, 2014
Busto 9th, excited for a big week of poker coming up
— Mike McDonald (@MikeMcDonald89) April 25, 2014
The action continues later today where the event will play down to a winner. Join us tomorrow to find out just who that is.
The Remaining Eight
1st) Lo Shing Fung – 4,558,000
2nd) Ole Schemion – 2,818,000
3rd) Dan Cates – 2,341,000
4th) Paul Phua – 1,785,000
5th) Daniel Colman – 1,398,000
6th) Richard Yong – 1,301,000
7th) Olivier Busquet – 1,038,000
8th) Igor Kurganov – 261,000
What They Are Playing For