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PokerStars.com European Poker Tour Grand Final

Event Info

Prize Pool $13,393,124
Players 842

Level Info

Level 30
Blinds 60,000 / 120,000
Ante 10,000

Official Final Table Seating Assignments and Chip Counts

Final Table Lineup
Final Table Lineup
Seat 1: Denes Kalo 1,119,000
Seat 2: Michael Martin 1,320,000
Seat 3: Luca Pagano 688,000
Seat 4: Valeriy Ilikyan 1,396,000
Seat 5: Antonio Esfandiari 501,000
Seat 6: Maxime Villemure 1,206,000
Seat 7: Glen Chorny 3,613,000
Seat 8: Isaac 'westmenloAA' Baron 2,853,000

Final Table to Start in Approximately 45 Minutes

Our final table of eight is set and action should resume in about 45 minutes, or about 3:15 p.m. local time (GMT+1). The players are currently giving their pre-game interviews to the EPT production staff while tournament director Thomas Kremser and his band of merry men prepare the TV table for play.

Official final table chip counts will be available shortly.

Henrik Gwinner Eliminated in 9th Place ($199,533)

Henrik Gwinner - 9th Place
Henrik Gwinner - 9th Place
The action folded around to Henrik Gwinner on the button who opened shoved for all of his chips. Glen Chorny folded in the small blind and the decision was with Isaac Baron in the big blind. He looked at his cards and asked for a count as he was seriously considering making the call.

The dealer counted down Gwinner's chips and it was 522,000 in total for Baron to make the call. After a few minutes of thought he made a courageous call and flipped {A-Spades}{10-Hearts}. Gwinner grimaced as he showed a dominated {A-Diamonds}{9-Spades} as his tournament life was in jeopardy.

The board ran out {K-Spades}{J-Spades}{A-Clubs}{8-Spades}{5-Hearts} and Gwinner was eliminated after a great tournament in ninth place for a collect of $199,533.

Tags: Henrik Gwinner

New Chip Counts

Not much has changed in terms of chip counts since the start of play, the one exception being Valeriy Ilikyan's surge past one million after his elimination of Stig Top Rasmussen. Antonio Esfandiari has lost a couple of small pots early, but otherwise things have pretty much stayed the same. Here's how they currently stack up:

Denes Kalo - 990,000
Michael Martin - 1,500,000
Luca Pagano - 684,000
Antonio Esfandiari - 570,000
Maxime Villemure 1,280,000
Henrik Gwinner - 520,000
Glen Chorny - 2,910,000
Isaac Baron - 2,650,000
Valeriy Ilikyan - 1,160,000

Tags: Isaac Baron

The Pre-Final Table Final Table

The remaining nine players have all relocated to one table; here's the new lineup:

Seat 1: Denes Kalo
Seat 2: Michael Martin
Seat 3: Luca Pagano
Seat 4: Valeriy Ilikyan
Seat 5: Antonio Esfandiari
Seat 6: Maxime Villemure
Seat 7: Henrik Gwinner
Seat 8: Glen Chorny
Seat 9: Isaac Baron

Stig Top Rasmussen Eliminated in 10th Place ($199,533)

Stig Top Rasmussen
Stig Top Rasmussen
The action folded to Michael Martin on the button who made a raise to 70,000 chips. Valeriy Ilikyan was contemplating a decision from the small blind as Stig Top Rasmussen suddenly declared he was all-in from the big blind before Ilikyan had an opportunity to act!

The tournament director was called over and it's ruled that Rasmussen's verbal action is binding and Ilikyan still has the option to act on his hand. He quickly called Rasmussen's all-in as Martin stepped aside.

Rasmussen showed {10-Diamonds}{10-Spades} while Ilikyan had him covered and in trouble holding {J-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}.

The board ran out {3-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{3-Hearts}{4-Clubs} and Rasmussen let out a shriek of disgust at himself as he leaves us in tenth place.

Tags: Stig Top Rasmussen


Day 5 Seat Assignments

Today's action will begin with two five-handed tables until one player is eliminated. Once we're down to nine, the tables will then merge into one and play down to eight. At eight, the tournament will be moved to the TV table stage, where it will remain until a champion is crowned.

Here's how things look to start the day:

(Table 1)
Seat 1: Henrik Gwinner
Seat 2: Michael Martin
Seat 3: Valeriy Ilikyan
Seat 4: Stig Top Rasmussen
Seat 5: Denes Kalo

(Table 2)
Seat 1: Luca Pagano
Seat 2: Antonio Esfandiari
Seat 3: Maxime Villemure
Seat 4: Glen Chorny
Seat 5: Isaac 'westmenloAA' Baron

2008 PokerStars.com European Poker Tour Grand Final - Judgement Day

Months of planning, weeks of anticipation and five days of world class, deep stack poker have all led to this: the impending culmination of the 2008 PokerStars.com European Poker Tour Grand Final.

Life changing money and mainstream notoriety are on the line today, as one of these ten finalists will walk away from Monte Carlo with a staggering $3.2 million dollars in prize money and the distinguished title of EPT Grand Champion:

Glen Chorny, Canada - 3,370,000
Isaac 'westmenloAA' Baron, USA - 2,365,000
Michael Martin, USA - 1,579,000
Maxime Villemure, Canada - 1,220,000
Denes Kalo, Hungary - 957,000
Antonio Esfandiari, USA - 735,000
Luca Pagano, Italy - 705,000
Valeriy Ilikyan, Russia - 650,000
Stig Top-Rasmussen, Denmark - 590,000
Henrik Gwinner, Denmark - 466,000

Will an American take down the crown for a third straight year or will a European bring the hardware back to the homeland? Tune in at 1:00 p.m. local time (7:00 p.m. EST) to find out!