The final six players were set late last night and they will return today for the final day of competition in the €50,000 EPT Super High Roller. It's been a successful week at the 2019 PokerStars EPT Prague festival for two particular players already, and they are the ones at the top of the table when the action resumes.
Adrian Mateos bagged up a slight chip lead with 2,795,000, edging out Jean-Noel Thorel who will return to 2,705,000. Mateos took down the opening event which was the €10,000 No-Limit Hold'em for just under €200,000 and with it earned his sixth EPT title. On the very next day, Thorel was victorious in a single-day €25,000 high-roller. The two will have their sights set one of the more prestigious titles of the festival along one of the biggest paydays.
They will have some stiff competition, however, as the other four players have large poker resumes in their own right. Stephen Chidwick (1,920,000), Steve O'Dwyer (1,770,000), Bertrand Grospellier (1,200,000), and Ben Heath (615,000) have all had plenty of recent success and could just as well walk away with the title as well.
Final Table Draw
|Seat||Player||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|2||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||1,920,000||48|
|3||Ben Heath||United Kingdom||615,000||15|
The action will get underway at 12:30 p.m. local time with just over 50 minutes remaining in level 17. The blinds will be 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 big blind ante and each player will receive an additional three time extensions.
The money bubble burst last night when Seth Davies was eliminated which means the final six players are each guaranteed at least €149,410. Each elimination will come with a hefty pay jump all the way up to the winner earning €725,710.
The PokerNews live reporting team will be here to bring you all of the important hands and eliminations until a winner is crowned later today.