At 12:00 local time (CET) the final table of the PokerStars.net European Poker Tour Main Event will begin. The live stream will begin an hour later at 13:00 local time with cards up coverage. PokerNews coverage will be on the live streamed action to not spoiler the outcome.
Eight players remain from the enormous field of 1,007 runners. The biggest ever EPT in Prague means the biggest ever first prize is going to be awarded today; a staggering €889,000 is awaiting the winner.
The final table has some well known names on it. Many (British) fans will be on the stands for Max Silver. Silver already has an UKIPT and several EPT Side Events titles under his belt, but an EPT crown is still missing in his trophy room. Stephen Chidwick, also from the UK, will be contending Silver's domination. Known online as "stevie444", Chidwick already made a final table here in Prague. He finished third in the Eureka Poker Tour Main Event but now has his eyes set on the real deal.
If you've been watching the live stream here on PokerNews.com you'll recognize all of the players as they've all been already featured on the live streamed table. But even if you haven't watched a second of poker this week yet, there's one more name you'll surely recognize. Ole Schemion is at it again, the German GPI Player of the Year is determined to take this one down. And if a guy like Schemion has set his mind to something, you better watch out if you're competing with him.
Chip leader coming in is another German player: Julian Track. Julian is a mature student at university in Giessen, studying politics, media and sport. He plays online regularly in $1/$2 PLO cash games on PokerStars. He satellited in via PokerStars and has no live results yet. He's about to hit it big though, he's already guaranteed €84,600!
Final Table Line Up
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