After two long days of high-level poker just eight players remain with a chance to win the €806,650 first-place prize! Dutch youngster Luuk Gieles leads the way with 2,556,000 chips, followed closely by Polish star Dzmitry Urbanovich, Steve O'Dwyer and Sam Greenwood.
It's anyone's game going into the final day, as the average stack is 52 big blinds, and even the short-stacked John Juanda can't be counted out. Juanda comes into the day with 643,000 chips, and he's the only player with less than a million to start with.
The day looks to be very exciting with lots of high-level poker action, and PokerNews will be there to follow it all. Coming into the final table, the eight finalists are guaranteed at least €107,550, and the full payout looks as follows.
As it stands Gieles, our chip leader, is the least experienced player at the table, and here's a look at the finalists ranked by all-time live tournament earnings. It's clear that Juanda, who's a part of the Poker Hall of Fame, leads the way, as he's ranked ninth on the global all-time money list, but he comes into the day as the short stack. On the other hand, Luuk Gieles sits at the bottom of this list, but he's the tournament chip leader.
A win by Gieles today would only make him surpass Dvoress in live tournament earnings, to give an idea of how stacked this final table really is.
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