Arnaud Mattern leads EPT Tallinn final table

Arnaud Mattern leads EPT Tallinn final table

Monday, 16 August 2010

Arnaud Mattern is looking to increase his $1.56m in tournament winnings by another €400,000 ($512,000) as he leads the chip counts going into the final eight players. The Parisian PokerStars Pro, who finished third in the EPT London and seventh at the Grand Prix de Paris, has a better than good chance of becoming the first player to win two EPT events.

Mattern finished first in the EPT Prague in December 2007, taking home €708,400 for the victory. If he manages to take down the EPT Tallinn final table tonight then he boosts his live tournament earnings to over $2,000,000 and becomes the first two-time EPT champion.

EPT Tallinn, with 420 entrants and a prize pool topping €1.5m, has made records already for the largest poker tournament in Estonian history. The final table begins this afternoon and sees Mattern up against two Russian players and five other European finalists. The UK's Jonathan Weekes was the final table bubble boy. €25,000 should provide some consolation though. Javed Abrahams also had a deep run, eventually finishing in 16th for a €12,000 pay day.

The full final table chip counts are as follows:

Arnaud Mattern, France: 3,720000
Kevin Stani, Norway: 2,586000
Konstantin Bilyauer, Russia: 2,498000
Mikko Jaatinen, Finland: 1,166000
Steven van Zadelhoff, Netherlands: 805,000
Bassam Elnajjar, Lebanon: 744,000
Nicolo Calia, Italy: 637,000
Dmitry Vitkind, Russia: 502,000

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