The final table of the EPT San Remo has been set. American Rupert Elder is chip leader with more than 8 million chips, while Team PokeStars pro Maxim Lykov is chasing his second EPT title.
The European Poker Tour San Remo is ready for a final table as just eight players now remain in the tournament.
Day 5 ended less than an hour ago with American Rupert Elder snatching up a 8.005.000 chip lead, but he will have to fight hard not to lose it to current number two, German Max Heinzelmann.
Heinzelmann finished the EPT Berlin in second place just three weeks ago, and in San Remo he is now once again making a deep run, starting play tomorrow with 7.855.000 chips - just two big blinds less than Elder.
Third is Italian Roberto Spada with 4.775.000, followed by compatriots Constantino Russo with 2.565.000 and Massimiliano Manigrasso with 2.000.000.
Canadian poker beauty Xuan Liu is the final table's only female player in sixth position with 1.740.000, followed by Russian Team PokerStars pro Maxim Lykov with 1.495.000.
Lykov will be fighting hard to compete with chip leaders Elder and Heinzelmann, but should he go all the way, he would become the first player ever to win two EPT titles following his 2009 EPT Kiev win worth $330,000.
Finally, Francesco De Vivo - the final table's fourth Italian - is the short stack with 1.090.000 or a little less than eight big blinds.
Play will resume tomorrow at noon, with updates and chipcounts available from the PokerStars Blog
A live stream will also be set up to transmit final table play, airing via PokerStars' own online TV channel, PokerStars.tv