The European Poker Tour's last final table of the season is set at the EPT €10,000 Grand Final Main Event in Monaco. Chip leader is French pro Bernard Guignon with 4,9 million chips.
One of the biggest final tables of the year was set last night, as the remaining field at the EPT's €10,000 Grand Final Main Event was reduced to eight hopeful runners in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
The 2012 EPT Grand Final saw a total of 665 player sign up, with many of the game's biggest stars finding their way to the Monte Carlo Casino venue.
Following the conclusion of Day 4 yesterday, just eight finalists now remain in play for the title, headlined by French pro Bernard Guignon, who took over the chip lead last night to end his day with 4.9 million chips.
Guignon will face a mixed field of largely unknown players once play resumes today, consisting of players from several different nation and of both sexes.
Brazilian Rodrigo Capriolo is Guignon's closest opponent with 2.94 million chips, followed by the table's only female player, Lucile Cailly from France in third with 2.86 million.
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Fourth is Daniel Gomez of Spain with 2.66 million, fifth is Mohsin Charania from the United States with 2.2 million and sixth is Michael Dietrich from Canada with 1.55 million.
Finally, Clayton Mozdzen from Canada and Sergio Castelluccio from Italy will be the table's two shortest stacks with around 1.4 million chips each.
All players will be sure to collect a minimum payout of €130,000 for having made it this far, while first place will walk away with the biggest main event first prize of the season, worth €1,5 million.
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