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Mulder and Kramer Lead International MCOP Event Final Table

Teun Mulder has a slight lead over [Removed:172] with nine left in the Master Classics of Poker Main Event.

Day 3 of the Master Classics of Poker Main Event has come to an end, and the final table is set. Nine players remain in the most prestigious tournament of The Netherlands, and it's a Dutchman leading the international final table.

Teun Mulder, an online cash game expert in origin, battled with kings versus ace-king in the last hand of the day to conclude the penultimate day of poker showdowns in Amsterdam. German [Removed:172] follows close behind with just a three big blind deficit to the chip leader.

Worth a mention are two other Dutchman, both for their own reasons. Jasper Meijer van Putten won the last EPT in Prague before the venerable poker tour took a year hiatus. The experienced Dutch poker player brings a more than decent 59 big blinds to the final table.

The other home country hero is Alberto Stegeman, who starts out with 14 big blinds and has his work cut out for him. Stegeman is a local celebrity, known for his investigative journalism with his own show on Dutch TV. Despite poker not being his bread and butter, Stegeman is absolutely no stranger to poker. In fact, the game has been a longtime passion of the amicable Stegeman who's cemented himself a place in the Dutch poker scene already, having played numerous national and international poker tournaments.

MCOP Main Event Final Table Line Up

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Teun MulderNetherlands2,075,000104
2Danilo VelasevicSerbia1,180,00059
3Pascal BaumgartnerSwitserland215,00011
4David AlgarraSpain190,00010
5Alberto StegemanNetherlands275,00014
6Henri PiironenFinland630,00032
7Joey VittaliNetherlands925,00046
8[Removed:172]Austria2,020,000101
9Jasper Meijer van PuttenNetherlands1,170,00059

Day 3 of Amsterdam's most famous tournament got underway with 36 hopeful souls looking for a spot at that final table and a shot at the €240,183 first-place prize that accompanies coming in first.

Before the dinner break, many recognizable faces had hit the rail already. Former champions Noah Boeken (33rd, €7,800) and Hakim Zoufri (31st, €9,547) were joined on the rail by such famous players as Steve O'Dwyer (27th, €9,547), Giuliano Bendinelli (20th, €11,642), and Goran Mandic (16th, €13,971).

Local heroes Stefan Wolzak (34th, €7,800), Michiel Brummelhuis (30th, €9,547), and Joris Ruijs (23rd, €11,642) also cashed.

The chip lead shifted between Meijer van Putten and Kramer for some time, before eventually Mulder took the honors.

There are 45 minutes remaining in Level 21 (8,000/16,000/16,000). The final day is scheduled to get underway at 3 p.m. local time. But, as is a tradition in Holland Casino Amsterdam, the actual play is going to be preluded by a welcome ceremony that includes every player making their entrance to their hand-picked song. You can follow along with the final table and all other MCOP Live Updates, right here on PokerNews.

MCOP Main Event Final Table Payout

PositionPrize in €Prize in $
1€240,183$271,017
2€160,432$181,027
3€111,418$125,721
4€80,216$90,519
5€59,842$67,529
6€45,987$51,894
7€36,324$40,990
8€29,222$32,976
9€23,983$27,064

* Prizes in $ via XE.com

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