Day 4 of the World Series of Poker Europe Main Event kicks off at 1400 CET today and amongst the final 25 players there are no fewer than six Brits all vying for the €1,400,000 first place prize. The best placed of them, in fact the best placed of all 25, is Max Silver.
Silver almost won his first WSOP bracelet earlier in the series when he finished fourth in the €3,200 No Limit Hold'em Shootout event that was eventually won by Tristan Wade. The youngster also has a number of superb results in his career so far, including back-to-back wins at UKIPT Edinburgh and Dublin in 2010, a win in a £1,500 European Poker tour event also in 2010 and this year has cashed in the World Poker Tour Grand Prix de Paris Main Event and placed fourth in the 2011 UKIPT Dublin Main Event. Silver starts the day as the overall chip leader with 1,780,000 chips.
Second place in the chip counts belongs to Chris Moorman, a player who has followed up his huge WSOP in Las Vegas with an excellent performance in Cannes. Moorman is the most successful online poker tournament player ever and it now looks like he is reproducing that form in the live arena. At this year's WSOP he cashed five times including a third place and a runner-up finish. Can he go one better and take down the WSOPE Main Event? He starts the day armed with 1,769,000 chips.
The other Brits who are still in with a chance of becoming the WSOPE Main Event champion are Andrew Moseley (863,000 chips), Triple Crown winner Jake Cody (522,000), EPT creator John Duthie (314,000) and John Eames (210,000).
Each of our heroes are guaranteed a payout of at least €32,000 and by the time play ends today and just the final table of eight players remain, they will have each locked up €115,000 and will be one step closer to that magical €1,400,000 first place prize. Tune in tomorrow to discover who makes it through to the fifth and final day and who has their WSOPE dreams shattered.