The Unibet Open Main Event is down to the final stages after the 130 players who started Day 2 with dreams of becoming the latest in a long line of Unibet Open champions were whittled down to the nine-handed final table. Leading the way going into the finale is Unibet Ambassador Paul Valkenburg.
Valkenburg won this very tournament back in 2010, a result that netted him £109,550, and now he is in a great position to win this event once again. The Dutchman starts the day armed with 1,360,000 chips and is only one of two players to start the day with a seven-figure chip stack; the other being Poland's Tomasz Kozub.
Although a short-handed cash game specialist, Valkenburg knows his way around a tournament table and has so far amassed over $360,000 from live tournaments. Will he be adding a further £85,000 to that total by the end of play today?
Along with the aforementioned Valkenburg and Kozub, the final table will also be the home to the dangerous Frenchman Marc Inizan, who with 711,000 is far from short-stacked. Inizan has a long list of impressive results to his name and he will be confident of going all of the way in London that is for sure.
Making up the rest of the final nine are Piotr Jaworski (666,000), Pratik Ghatge (901,000), Gavin Eley (456,000), Dariusz Charski (192,000), Pyry Kekalainen (386,000) and Sander Hart (276,000). These nine men will be playing for the following prizes:
The seat draw has already been made and the last nine players left in the 2012 Unibet Open London Main Event will line up as follows:
Join us tomorrow to find out which of these nine hopefuls has walked away with the title of Unibet Open London champion!
Lead image courtesy of Matt Edwards. Chip counts provided by the Unibet Open live reporting team.
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