The World Poker Tour Copenhagen Main Event is now down to just the final six players, having been whittled down from the original 229 players, to the 18 that started yesterday, with Emil Olsson looking to be the player to beat as he heads the leader board.
The action so far during the World Poker Tour Copenhagen has certainly been of a very high quality, with Day 4 certainly keeping that trend going. Each of the final six are guaranteed at least $40,000 of the event prize pool of $899,226. Each of the final six will be looking to take home as big a share of that prize pool as possible, whilst taking down a major title is every player’s ambition.
Olsson is currently holding 2.2 million chips with the chip leader going into Day 4 Stanislav Barshak his closest rival with 1,597,000 chips. Those are the only two players to have more than a million and it is looking increasingly likely that the winner will come from one of them.
Barshak already has experience of winning a six handed event in a WSOP Circuit tournament, which means this final table is his kind of thing.
The rest of the table may be some distance away from the top two, yet there are none that can be considered short stacks. This means that none of them can be counted out just yet, especially if one or two of them manage to make a double up or two.
As Day 4 started, O’Dwyer was quite easily the most successful player remaining in the last 18, yet he was a short stack and was in fact the first player to be eliminated on the day. He was quickly followed out of the door by both Claus Nielsen and the ever aggressive Jens Kerper.
Once those two were gone it opened the flood gates as players started falling left right and centre, with Day 4 not taking as long as first predicted. We eventually got down to the final six when Barshak managed to eliminate Frei Kjaer when he rivered a two pair.
The Final Table:
Emil Olsson – 2,208,000
Stanislav Barshak – 1,597,000
Robin Ylitalo – 934,000
Jan Djerberg – 824,000
Philip Jacobsen – 650,000
Morten Klein – 568,000
Play will get back underway at 12pm local time with the remaining six all looking to establish their positions on the final table before making the required moves to make a challenge for the title. Come back tomorrow to get a full report on exactly what happens, as we bring you a full report on the final day’s worth of play.