This post shows updates from level 21 of EPT Copenhagen, updated on a regular basis. The blinds are 6,000-12,000 with a 1,000 ante. Updates are brought to you by Stephen Bartley and Howard Swains.

You can find the most recent official chip count on the chip-count page. Prizewinners to date are on the prizewinners page. Today we will play down to a final table of eight.

Last updated: 11.20pm

11.45pm — Your final eight

Here they are:

Anders Langset, Norway, 1,119,000 (seat 9)
Rasmus Nielsen, Denmark, 1,031,000 (seat 8)
Jussi Nevanlinna, Finland, 894,000 (seat 1)
Petter Petersson, Sweden, 407,000 (seat 7)
Peter Hedlund, Sweden, 367,000 (seat 2)
Jens Kyllonen, Finland, 366,000 (seat 3)
Jonas Klausen, Denmark, 262,000 (seat 4)
Eric Lachavaque, France, 221,000 (seat 5)

11.25pm — Mikael Lundell eliminated; final table set
He’s done it again. Mikael Lundell, who went out on the final table bubble in Barcelona, has once again departed in ninth – and it would take a harsh man not to feel sorry for him about that. He was very short when he moved all in pre-flop with Ad-10h and ran into the pocket nines of one of the big stacks, Jussi Nevanlinna. There was no help on a dry board and Lundell stood, shook his head, and left the tournament arena again. That’s it, then. The final table is set.

The official chip counts are on their way, as is the full wrap of the day. Don’t. Go. Anywhere. (Unless you really have to.)

11.20pm — Scary
Mikael Lundell’s stack is now “scarily short”, to use the phrasing of Sverre Sundbo, currently commentating on EPT Live. He has about 10 big blinds, which is not M enough, or something. (There’s considerably better analysis than that over at EPT Live.)

11.05pm — Tight and nervy
This has been a very fraught passage of play. Mikael Lundell, perhaps fearing a similar fate to what befell him in Barcelona, when he bubbled the final table, has got involved in a couple of pots but has not been keen to get all his chips in. That’s meant he’s drifted down to less than 150,000 and is the man under threat. Rasmus Nielsen, on the other hand, is up at the top with more than a million.

10.50pm — The long haul
This could be over in one hand; it could take two hours. Either way, why not kill some of that time in the company of Christian Saxin, who fell in 11th place today.


Watch EPT Copenhagen S5: Christian Saxin (English) on PokerStars.tv

10.40pm — Nielsen back in the saddle
Rasmus Nielsen and Jens Kyllönen see a queen high flop and Nielsen checks, which allows the Finn to bet 40,000. Nielsen loves that: he pops it up about another 100,000 and Kyllönen folds. Nielsen shows A-Q to prove he’s got the goods as well as all the chips.

10.30pm — Hedlund hangs on
Peter Hedund keeps the barmen of Casino Copenhagen happy by hanging around in this tournament a while longer. He moves all in over the top of Rasmus Nielsen’s opener, and Nielsen dwells and calls. Hedlund’s all in is about 260,000 and he’s in great shape with [AD]-[QH] versus Nielsen’s [AC]-[JH]. The flop is [10H]-[2D]-[3C] and after the turn of [5C] Nielsen begins counting out chips to pass across. The [8D] confirms it and the well-oiled Hedlund remains.

10.15pm — The final furlong
Well, we’re now down to a single table, with nine players (and the EPT Live cameras) seated around it. Something’s got to give before we reach the official final table. And it’s not going to be one of the EPT Live cameras.

Stay tuned, maybe on EPT Live if you fancy it, until we find our unlucky* ninth-placed finisher.

* Not that unlucky. He’ll take €49,112.

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