It is one thing to have a big chip stack at the final table. It is another thing to go into the final table with 166 big blinds while your next closest competitor has 62. Such is the case for PokerStars.net EPT Copehagen chip leader, Per Linde, who will begin Saturday’s final table with a massive stackof 4,980,000 while his next closest competitor, Kevin “iacog4” Iacofano, will begin with 1,844,000.
Linde came into the day as the chip leader and only built on his chip stack, tripling its size by day’s end. While Linde thrived, the other big stacks to start the day faltered. Team PokerStars Pro Florian Langmann busted early in the day and Joel Nordkvist came into the day third in chips only to bust out in 9th place, bringing the day to a close and setting the final table.
Linde is one of a number of Scandinavian players making an appearance at the final table. Michael Tureniec, Juha Helppi, Nikolas Liakos, and Mudassar Khan all advanced to the final table as well alongside the lone American Iacofano, the Brit John Eames, and short-stacked Italian Andrea Dalle Molle.
The eight-handed final table will play down to a winner on Saturday. Here are the chip counts and seat assignments for the final table:
Seat 1: Andrea Dalle Molle – 417,000
Seat 2: Per Linde – 4,980,000
Seat 3: Nikolas Liakos – 1,493,000
Seat 4: Mudassar Khan – 823,000
Seat 5: Kevin Iacofano – 1,844,000
Seat 6: John Eames – 1,060,000
Seat 7: Michael Tureniec – 1,310,000
Seat 8: Juha Helppi – 1470,000
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