What a way to kick off Season 10 of the European Poker Tour! The EPT10 Barcelona Main Event drew an astounding 1,234 players to the Casino Barcelona, and after an intense week of play we're down to the final table of eight. Perhaps the most accomplished player remaining is Tom “hitthehole” Middleton, who begins with the chip lead for the third day in a row!
Middleton received tremendous support from his fellow Brits, both live and online, and we expect he'll have a rowdy and boisterous rail here today. Likewise, last year two Finns, Ilari Sahamies and Joni Jouhkimainen (the latter is chip leader at the €10,000 High Roller final table), must have set a precedent by wearing sparkly fedoras at the final table because this year the two Finns remaining, Kimmo Kurko and Pasi Sormunen, have taken to wearing the same hats. The question is, can either of them do what their countrymen failed to do last year and capture the title?
Others still in contention include Kresten Nielsen, who is second in chips with 7.3 million, and Eduard Bhaggoe, the short stack with 1.615 million. The remaining eight players are guaranteed at least €102,430, but all of them have their eyes firmly fixed on the €1,067,000 first-place prize, which also comes with the coveted trophy and stylish SLYDE watch.
Here's a look at the EPT10 Barcelona final table:
The sixth and final day will kick off at 1:00 p.m. CET at the Casino Barcelona, though the live stream that we'll reporting off of is on a one-hour delay. Be sure to check the PokerNews live coverage in a couple of hours for all action and eliminations on the way to crowning the latest EPT champion.
While you wait, check out this video on how to enjoy the beach here in Barcelona: