At the completion of Day 4 in Berlin, just one Canadian remains with a shot at bringing home the latest EPT title; Mississauga’s Andrew Chen sits among the top 3 chip counts to enter tomorrow’s Day 5 and the official final table of 8.
745 players began the 5,300 Euro Main Event, creating a prize-pool of 3,725,000 (EUR) and the remaining players are all guaranteed a nearly 6 figure pay-out of approximately 94,350, when converted to Canadian dollars. Several other Canadian players did find their way into some min-cashing finishes, however, Andrew could bring home more than double his previous largest cash to date with a first place finish here.
Chen currently sits 19th on the Hendon Mob’s Canadian All Time Money list and has previously won a $5,000 NAPT event, had a 3rd place finish in 2008 at EPT Prague and just misses a WSOP bracelet with a second place finish in a $1,500 No Limit Hold’em Event in 2009. A seven figure finish here would add quite nicely to his just over $2,000,000 in official career tournament cashes, as well as put him within arm’s reach of the Top 10 All Time Canadian Money Finishers. Best of Luck to him!
Here are the numbers for the Final Table:
|1 –||Davidi Kitai||5,400,000 (chips)|
|2 –||Bahadir Kilickeser||3,700,000|
|3 –||Andrew Chen||3,575,000|
|4 –||Mario Puccini||2,175,000|
|5 –||André Morath||2,050,000|
|6 –||Pratyush Buddiga||2,045,000|
|7 –||Marc Wright||1,880,000|
|8 –||Cesar Garcia Domínguez||1,595,000|
Level 26, Blinds 20,000/40,000 Ante 5,000 Average Chip Stack ~ 2,795,000
Final Table Pay Outs (Euros)
1st – €825,000 (~$1,081,000 CAD)
2nd – €500,000
3rd – €290,000
4th – €220,000
5th – €172,000
6th – €133,000
7th – €97,000
8th – €72,000