The money bubble has burst in Event #12: €2,000 8-Game Mix and that sent the final 10 players out of a 61-entry strong field off for the night as they all locked up a portion of the €107,207 prize pool. Ten different countries will be defended, albeit Ole Schemion hails from Germany and relocated to Austria several years ago.
It is also Schemion who leads the ten survivors after he finished 7th in Event #10: €25,000 NLH Platinum High Roller and jumped into the mixed game action shortly thereafter. While not necessarily known to dabble in all eight poker variants on the live poker circuits, he claimed 863,000 in chips after a late surge.
The UK's Artan Dedusha sits in second place with 563,000 in chips and Mikkel Plum (473,000) rounds up the overnight podium. Further notable finalists include Julien Martini, Max Pescatori and Roland Israelashvili. For the latter, it is the fifth cash in as many tournaments during the ongoing festival in Europe's biggest poker arena at the King's Resort in Rozvadov.
The Ten Finalists of Event #12: €2,000 8-Game Mix
|2||Artan Dedusha||United Kingdom||563,000|
|8||Roland Israelashvili||United States||68,000|
The ten contenders for the coveted gold bracelet and top prize of €33,910 will return to their seats at 10 a.m. local time with just over three minutes remaining in level 17.
Notable casualties outside of the money included Anatoly Filatov, defending champion Espen Sandvik, Laszlo Bujtas, Christopher Puetz, Dzmitry Urbanovich, and Dario Alioto.
Close to the money bubble, Sarharib Karatas was eliminated by Schemion and the last player to leave empty-handed was Germany's Thomas Schroepfer. With two all-ins at the same time on different tables, Schroepfer came up short while Winamax Team Pro Borja Gross survived his showdown.
There will be another redraw for the final seven players and all hopefuls have €3,158 locked up for their efforts. Stay tuned for the conclusion of the event as the PokerNews live reporting team will provide all the key hands until a winner has been crowned.