In about 90 minutes from now, the lights in Holland Casino Amsterdam will be dimmed. The flashy host will grab the microphone and showgirls will escort the players to their seat at the final table of the Master Classics of Poker. This is a sight not to be easily forgotten, it's unlike any other tournament. If they understand one thing here in Amsterdam, it's that show matters. With their favorite song blasting through the speakers, the players will take their seats and get ready for action.
Claas Segebrecht leads the way with a massive chip advantage. His closest competitor, Belgian player Bart Lybaert, trails by almost 700,000. The short stack coming in is Goran Mandic. The experienced Croatian player brings 14 big blinds. John Juanda is the most recognizable name for the general public, he brings 33 big blinds.
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|5||Marijn van Puffelen||Netherlands||726,000||36|
Play gets underway at 3 p.m. PokerNews.com will be here from start to finish to bring you all the updates on an half hour delay, synchronized with the live stream!