Newey & Chidwick in Prague SHR Final

Newey & Chidwick in Prague SHR Final

Thursday, 11 December 2014

There is strong British representation heading into the final day of the Super High Roller at EPT Prague with recent Bluff interviewee Paul Newey and Stephen Chidwick gunning for the title.

Just seven of the 51 entrants in the €50,000 buy-in event are still in with a chance of bagging €771,360 first prize with Newey and Chidwick returning in fifth and sixth respectively.

It could have been even better for Chidwick who was unlucky to lose a huge pot to Leonid Markin shortly before yesterday's close. Having flopped trips, the Englishman needed to just avoid a heart on the river to take a big overall lead. A heart duly appeared though to give the Russian his flush and front-runner status heading into today's finale.

Markin will be followed closely by 2013 PCA High Roller runner up Vladimir Troyanovskiy. Finland's Juha Helppi lies in third with another Russian, Ivan Soshnikov in fourth. Rounding out the final table is America's Brian Roberts.

The final seven are guaranteed a payday of at least €128,565. One man who just missed out was WSOP Main Event winner Martin Jacobson who finished on the stone bubble.

EPT Prague Super High Roller Chip Counts

Leonid Markin, Russia, 3,350,000
Vladimir Troyanovskiy, Russia, 3,000,000
Juha Helppi, Finland, 2,030,000
Ivan Soshnikov, Russia, 1,925,000
Paul Newey, UK, 1,510,000
Stephen Chidwick, UK, 660,000
Brian Roberts, USA, 275,000

Tags: Paul Newey, Stephen Chidwick, EPT Prague High Roller