Main Event

Nine Remain in the MCOP Main Event, Who'll Be Crowned Poker Champion of Amsterdam?

Juha Helppi

In a little over two hours, the final table of the 2016 Master Classics of Poker Main Event in Holland Casino Amsterdam gets underway. After two players busted out at the same time late last night, the final table was formed without the need for any hand for hand play.

Leading the final nine is longtime rounder Juha Helppi. The Finnish player, with $6,457,817 in live tournament earnings, brings well over 2.3 million to the table, 148 big blinds.

He's followed by Ivan Arbatsky from Kazakhstan and "hometown" player Hakim Zoufri. Fabio Sperling brings a big stack to the table as well, followed by the shorter stacks of Michiel Brosky, Stefan Fabian, Charlie Carrel, Rashed Zade and Samuli Sipila.

Play is set to get underway at 3pm local time, with still some minutes left to play in the 8,000/16,000 (2,000-ante) level. Action will be reported on a 30-minute delay as to not spoil the live stream with hole cards up coverage.

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Juha HelppiFinland2,360,000148
2Hakim ZoufriNetherlands1,603,000100
3Samuli SipilaFinland376,00024
4Ivan ArbatskyKazakhstan1,843,000115
5Stefan FabianRomania811,00051
6Fabio SperlingGermany1,525,00095
7Charlie CarrelUnited Kingdom690,00043
8Michiel BroskyNetherlands890,00055
9Rashed ZadeNetherlands564,00035
Player Chips Progress
Juha Helppi fi
Juha Helppi
fi 2,360,000
Ivan Arbatsky KZ
Ivan Arbatsky
KZ 1,843,000
Hakim Zoufri nl
Hakim Zoufri
nl 1,603,000
Fabio Sperling de
Fabio Sperling
de 1,525,000
Michiel Brosky nl
Michiel Brosky
nl 890,000
Stefan Fabian ro
Stefan Fabian
ro 811,000
Charlie Carrel gb
Charlie Carrel
gb 690,000
Rashed Zade nl
Rashed Zade
nl 564,000
Samuli Sipila fi
Samuli Sipila
fi 376,000