The last 24 players are in the money and now and today we discover who gets what sized share. Freed from the threat of poverty, if that was ever an issue for these guys in the five stars Hyatt Regency, they’ll be no more hanging on, no more excruciating white knuckle bubble play, just free-styling poker the way we like it. They’ll be eliminations, double ups, swings and new heroes rewarded for their days work with a seat at the final table.
Most notable among these is Jeff Sarwer. The Canadian chess prodigy, now turning his hand to poker, played an almost flawless game yesterday, amassing a stack just short of seven figures, a good way ahead of nearest rival Clayton Mozdzen, another Canadian, with 574,000.
A glance through the field, which you can do yourself on the chip count page, and you’ll notice a few names familiar to EPT regulars, including the likes of Antony Lellouche, Shaun Deeb, Vitaly Lunkin, Jani Sointula, Michel Abecassis and Peter Hedlund, not to mention the Team PokerStars Pro Luca Pagano, extending the record for EPT cashes, one he already holds, to 12.
We’ll play down to eight today, 75 minute levels until we’re done. Take a look at the tournament structure to put things in perspective and to recap on the story so far check out the links below:
Play set to begin shortly.