Schemion, O'Dwyer Make Master Classics of Poker Main Event FT, Vos Leads
With just over 36 minutes left in Level 22, play has come to a stop as the final table of the €4,300 Main Event has been reached at the Master Classics of Poker here at Holland Casino Amsterdam. Out of the fifty players who returned at the start of the day out of 346 entries, only nine have made it through to the final day. They are all still in the running for the first-place prize of €260,878 and the traditional winner's plate, or "bordje" as it's called in Holland.
For the first time, there is a brand-new chip leader in Pascal Vos with 2,455,000 in chips. Vos took it away from Shyngis Satubayev in the biggest pot of the day. Compared to the earlier days, the whole podium consists of Dutch players with Kevin Paqué (1,970,000) and Johan Rensink (1,605,000) rounding out the top three.
2019 Master Classics of Poker Main Event Final Table Seating
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|8||Jan Bednar||Czech Republic||815,000||41|
The six other players at the final table all represent a different country. Ole Schemion has won the Main Event here in Amsterdam before in 2012 when it still featured a buy-in of €5,250. Schemion laid claim to €286,200 for conquering a 212-strong field back then and could become the first two-time champion. In addition, Schemion won the €25,500 Super High Roller in 2016 for €160,875, as well as second places in the 2014 and 2017 €10,300 High Rollers for a combined €220,280.
Steve O'Dwyer is also still in with 29 big blinds. O'Dwyer is familiar with success here in Amsterdam; he took down an event here in March and won the €25,500 Super High Roller during the 2018 Master Classics of Poker.
All nine remaining players are guaranteed at least €25,485 for their efforts. This won't be the biggest cash for any of the nine remaining players, to indicate how stacked it is. Out of Paraskevas Tsokaridis, Frederico Silva, Jan Bednar, and the Day 1a and Day 2 chip leader Shyngis Satubayev, the latter is the one who has collected the most cashes and possibly has the most experience. He closed a deal when they were three-handed in a High Roller in Monte Carlo in 2018 for €492,768. Satubayev has been dominating the Main Event on the first two starting days but will start the final table as the shortest stack of them all.
Final Table Payouts
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The final table kicks off on Saturday, November 30 at 3 p.m. local time. There are 36 minutes remaining in Level 22 with a small blind of 10,000, a big blind of 20,000 and a big blind ante of 20,000. Play will continue until a winner has been crowned and the PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand to bring you all the action until the winner has been crowned!