EPT Copenhagen: Redefining the table of death

February 18, 2009

It’s the start of day 1b at the EPT Scandinavian Open at Casino Copenhagen, Denmark. It’s traditional at this point to run through a few details of the tournament, set the scene with a stroll around the city and spew purple prose onto the page to whet the appetite for the day’s action. But screw that: just take a look at the line-up for table one today:

Seat 1 – Steffen Dam
Seat 2 – Pontus Almsenius
Seat 3 – Lars Christiansen
Seat 4 – Jesper Hougaard
Seat 5 – Jukka Pietila
Seat 6 – Jaoui David
Seat 7 – Michael Tureniec
Seat 8 – Annette Obrestad
Seat 9 – Gus Hansen
Seat 10 – Bertrand Grospellier

To translate: that’s two bracelets in seat four; EPT London runner-up in seat seven; WSOP-E champion in seat eight; Danish poker sensation in seat nine; and ElkY in seat 10. Yowsers.

Let’s just let that sink in for a while before we start running through some of the other competitors today, and maybe dusting down some of that purple prose. There’s still a few minutes before play is due to start. A minute’s silence, please, for Messrs Dam, Almsenius, Christiansen, Pietila and David.

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