O'Dwyer heads EPT London
Saturday, 16 March 2013
The starting field of 647 runners at EPT London is down to a final table of eight and quite the final table it is too.
Steve O'Dwyer is the hare leading the chasing pack with 5,270,000. The American is no stranger to deep runs in the capital having finished second on the EPT's last visit to London in 2011 for £465,000. He'll face plenty of competition from a stacked final table that includes online and live poker legends as well as some real up and coming talent.
After being on the receiving end of an awful robbery and shooting ordeal, Theo Jorgensen is back in the headlines for the right reasons and returns in fifth place of 1,550,000. The other superstar amongst the final eight is Chris Moorman. Online poker's biggest tournament winner closed the penultimate day as one of the short stacks in seventh but his 1,075,000 is plenty of ammunition to work with. The other British hope is Tamer Kamel lies in eighth on 960,000.
Rounding out the final table are last year's EPT Deauville High Roller runner up Rubin Visser, Sweden's Olof Haglund, 18-year-old German Christopher Frank and long time chip leader Mantas Visockis.
The finalists are all guaranteed a pay day of £57,000 with the winner set to walk away with £700,000.
The chip counts are as follows:
Steve O'Dwyer, USA 5,270,000
Ruben Visser, Netherlands 3,640,000
Olof Haglund, Sweden 2,755,000
Christopher Frank, Germany 2,570,000
Theo Jorgensen, Denmark 1,550,000
Mantas Visockis, Lithuania 1,510,000
Chris Moorman, UK 1,075,000
Tamer Kamel, UK 960,000
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