2012 PokerStars.com EPT Barcelona

€50,000 Super High Roller
Days: 3

Dan Smith Leads Into Final Table

Welcome back to the PokerNews coverage of the 2012 PokerStars.com EPT Barcelona €50,000 Super High Roller. Today, the remaining eight players will battle it out for the title, the seven-figure first-place prize and the Shamballa bracelet.

Leading the way is Dan Smith, who's having himself an absolutely fantastic year on the felt. His chip lead only exemplifies the type of year he's having, which stands to get much better pending his result here today. Trailing not too far behind Smith is his good friend Mike "Timex" McDonald. JC Alvarado also boasts a big, seven-figure stack, but those three are the only players over a million in chips. Between them, they hold over 80% of the chips in play. None of the other five players have over 700,000.

Here's a look at how the final table stacks up going in:

1JC Alvarado3,116,000
2Mike McDonald4,650,000
3Erik Seidel698,000
4Mike Watson604,000
5Dan Smith5,108,000
6Jim McCrink500,000
7Ilari Sahamies685,000
8Talal Shakerchi670,000

Play kicks off at 1:00 PM local time and you can find all of the action right here on PokerNews. Stay tune for the kick off and the crowning of the first seven-figure champion of the EPT's Season 9!