€5,300 Main Event

Seat 2: Stephen Chidwick 24, Deal in Kent, United Kingdom - PokerStars qualifier - 4,935,000

Stephen Chidwick

It has been some week for Chidwick. Last Thursday he finished third in the Eureka Poker Tour main event, ahead of what proved the tour’s biggest ever field of 1,315 players. Now less than a week later, he is third in chips going into the EPT main event.

It comes at the end of a good year for Chidwick, during which he reached WSOP final tables in Las Vegas and Paris, clocking up $665,000 in live winnings in 2013 alone. Added to this was his continued online success as “stevie444” with a Badugi bracelet in WCOOP last September. His deep run in the Eureka Main Event meant he couldn’t even pick up his bracelet in person as the WCOOP ceremony was held at the EPT Prague Poker Festival party.

Despite success around the world and online, with live tournament winnings in excess of $1.5 million, this will be Chidwick’s first EPT final table appearance.

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