The EPT Grand Final final table (in Monte Carlo) is under way. The contenders, their age, their countries, and their chip counts:
Dag Martin Mikkelsen (age 22, Norway) – 7,360,000
Matthew Woodward (age 26, United States) – 4,920,000
Peter Traply (age 21, Hungary) – 4,250,000
Mikhail Tulchinsky (age 43, Russia) – 3,605,000
Daniel Zink (age 24, Germany) – 2,570,000
Eric Qu (age 47, France) – 2,550,000
Alem Shah (age 51, Germany) – 1,520,000
Pieter de Korver (age 26, Netherlands) – 1,390,000
The 5-day, â‚¬10,000 main event drew 935 players (compared to 842 last year) and is paying â‚¬2.3 million to the winner. Click here to follow the action.
UPDATE: You can also watch live coverage at EPTLive.com, which I’m listening to in French to hear Benjo do the broadcast, who I gotta say is as funny in French (which I don’t speak) as he is in English.
Meanwhile, they’re concurrently playing the final table of the â‚¬25,000 “high rollers” event (a 3-day affair) — where the winner gets â‚¬720,000 … â‚¬434,000 to 2nd place. It’s apparently been quite the action game. They lost four players in the first level. Those remaining:
Randy Dorfman (age ??, United States) –
Tony G (age 35, Lithuania) – 900,000
Vanessa Rousso (age 26, United States) –
810,000 790,000 880,000
x- 4th place – Florian Langmann (age 26, Germany) –
Rousso actually started the day as the chip leader. I’m following her on Twitter, actually, where she has quite the hardbody avatar with a fake shark. Semi-interesting that both Americans remaining are both from Florida.
BTW, the current exchange rate:
â‚¬1 = $1.33
$1 = â‚¬.75
So that means the main event win pays: $3.05 million
The high rollers win pays: $956,000