The Main Event of the 7th Annual World Series of Poker Europe played down to their final table yesterday leaving only six players to compete for the €1,000,000 first place prize and the title of WSOP Europe Main Event Champion.
Day 4 started with 24 players still in the field with action expected to take it down to an eight-handed final table. Instead, play proceeded so rapidly that event organizers opted to play past the original plan and leave only 6 players to return on Friday for Day 5.
Spain’s Adrian Mateos will take his seat at the final table with a commanding chip lead over the majority of the rest of the field, as he attempts to make his first career WSOP cash a championship score.
Not terribly far behind him though is WSOP bracelet winner and World Poker Tour Champion Dominik Nitsche. Additionally France’s own WSOP bracelet winner, Fabrice Soulier, is also within striking distance of the chip leader at the start of play.
The final 6 are rounded out with 2011 European Poker Tour London Champion Benny Spindler, World Poker Tour Five Diamond Champion Ravi Raghavan and local entrant Jerome Huge.
Here’s the final six and their chip counts:
Seat 1: Benny Spindler – 1,748,000
Seat 2: Fabrice Soulier – 1,871,000
Seat 3: Dominik Nitsche – 2,354,000
Seat 4: Adrian Mateos – 3,781,000
Seat 5: Ravi Raghavan – 898,000
Seat 6: Jerome Huge – 637,000
With Thursday being a planned day off, the final six will return on Friday to play down to a winner with everyone at the table guaranteed no less than a €126,000 payday.
For all of the updates from the final day of the WSOP Europe Main Event from just outside of Paris, visit the Live Updates website of the WSOP.